I recently went on a night out for a friend’s birthday and her friends were all complimenting me on how shiny and healthy my hair looked; I told them it’s all down my religious use of Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil…
I’ve had balayage for seven or eight years and the ends of my hair had definitely seen better days until I introduced the bonding oil to my haircare routine. I was nervous at first as my hair is extremely oily at the roots and I didn’t want to end up making it look or feel greasy throughout, but unlike other hair oils I’ve used, the Olaplex one is completely weightless and provides the perfect amount of shine and hydration without weighing hair down.
Like the rest of the Olaplex range, the hero ingredient in the oil is Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, a patented bond building technology which repairs hair from the inside out. Most hair oils work by coating hair in softening ingredients, which can help texture to feel improved in the short-term, but won’t deliver any long-term results.
If you’re wondering how to use Olaplex’s bonding oil, this is actually a really easy product to fit into your haircare routine. You can apply it to both wet and dry hair, and because it has quite a think, silky texture, it doesn’t feel as thick or heavy as most hair oils – and won’t weigh hair down or make it look greasy. I find the best way to apply it is by combing a small amount through the lengths of my hair before I go to bed, focussing on the ends.
My hair is now way more manageable and gets less knotty which means less breakage, plus as the oil has UV and heat protection included, I know I’m protecting it in the long-term, too. I apply it every night using the prayer-hands technique through my mid-lengths and ends, then I plait my hair to keep the oil from transferring to my face. This combo has improved the condition of my hair ten-fold and I will recommend it to anyone who will listen.
By Chloe Wise, Influencer Marketing Manager
This story was previously published at an earlier date and has since been updated.