Ugh. Girl. My hair is a hot mess. My hair has always been a hot mess, ever since I was a kid. It’s unruly and fine and fragile af. It’s been pixied, and blunt and even buzz cut. It’s been every color in the rainbow and not always purposefully. Okay, more often than not, my wiild shades of pink, orange and even green were totally accidental.
When I was first diagnosed with Lupus, I buzzed my hair. Partly because I was mad at the world and needed some sort of low key act of rebellion and partly because it was all falling out. I mean bad. Between the Lupus itself and the medicine and treatments and the stress of it all and my attitude about it all, my hair didn’t stand a chance. So I shaved it all off and kept it short for many years.
Little has always hated haircuts. HATED them. So, when he was old enough to want to style his hair a certain way, I let him. He wanted to let it grow out. I let him. The only thing I would not let him do was put color on it, not that he ever wanted to- but that was my deal. Grow it out, cut it off..whatever. Just no hair dye.
So, we grew our hair out together.
His is way past mine. However, I’ve had a few more haircuts than he has and as I said before, my hair is untamable and unruly.
Okay, on to the Olaplex. This is the third step in a system that is supposed to repair and strengthen your hair. It’s not a conditioner. This is my third treatment and while it is pricey, it’s well worth the money.
You put it on damp hair and let it rest for 30 minute to an hour, then wash it out and condition as you normally would. It’s not meant to stay in your hair. I only use it once a week, but the directions say that you can do it 2-3 times a week if your hair is extensively damaged.
The results are immediate. My hair doesn’t feel like my hair after I blow it out. Normally, after I blow my hair out it feels like horse hair. Oh my goodness, it’s so dull and dry feeling. You know what I’m talking about, like the kind of dry that makes you want to cut a few inches?
After my second treatment, my hair was the complete opposite. It’s like shiny silky hair that belongs to someone who sleeps 8 full hours on a silk pillow case, drinks only water and never eats sugar or hot dogs and lives on biotin and protein!
It’s been a game changer for me, and I’ll assume that it will continue to get better with use and maybe a trim? I haven’t had on in almost 11 months, that would probably help even more. The side of my hair I part on, the part that used to bangs needs help that even Olaplex can’t provide.
Check it out. This is after the third treatment of Olaplex and a blowout on my dryers lowest heat setting.
I still have two more uses in the bottle, they say you should easily get 5 out of a 3.3 oz bottle. That’s about 5.00$ per pop. I can handle that for beautiful silky hair.
Have you guys tried the Olaplex system? What did you think?