Everything You Need to Know About OLAPLEX Shampoos and Conditioners

If we asked you to name a haircare brand, we’d put money on you mentioning OLAPLEX in 0.3seconds. The chemist-founded miracle brand is known for rebuilding broken hair bonds and essentially, bringing hair back to life. But with a portfolio of effective, strengthening, and must-have products, where do you start? We say, the OLAPLEX shampoo and conditioner range is a perfect place to begin.

From clearing up OLAPLEX shampoo ingredients and benefits, to solving your potential “is OLAPLEX a clarifying shampoo?” questions, we’ve delved into the nitty gritty of their shampoo and conditioner range so you don’t have to.

The Benefits of OLAPLEX Shampoo and Conditioner

The OLAPLEX Shampoo and Conditioner duo is a bestseller here at BEAUTY BAY. And for good reason. Giving your hair a healthy dose of reparative and strengthening treatment, here’s exactly what the two wonder products do for your hair.

What does OLAPLEX Nº.4 do?

A staple in many a hair wash routine, the OLAPLEX Nº.4 Bond Maintenance Strengthening and Reparative Hair Shampoo has become a forever-faithful product for a lot of people. Using patented, non-toxic OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology®, it works by re-linking hair bonds to repair, strengthen, hydrate, and nourish all hair types.

As it leaves hair looking and feeling healthier, brushing or combing is no longer a battle with OLAPLEX Nº.4 as it makes hair easier to manage and detangle. Giving you smoother and shinier locks, any damaged hair, split ends, and frizz become a distant, distant memory. And it also helps to reduce breakage and strengthen hair, setting you up for your healthiest mane yet. If you have coloured hair, OLAPLEX Nº.4 shampoo is safe to use and is also sulfate-free for a deep cleanse without stripping your hair.

What does OLAPLEX Nº.5 do?

The perfect partner for the OLAPLEX Nº.4 Shampoo, the OLAPLEX Nº.5 Bond Maintenance Strengthening and Reparative Hair Conditioner also helps to give damaged hair the lease of life it deserves. Like Nº.4, it uses patented OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology® to leave your hair softer, shinier, and healthier-looking.

A miracle product for making healthy hair easier to maintain, the highly moisturising formula provides optimum conditioning and manageability without adding heaviness. It works to hydrate, repair, and smooth hair, meaning detangling is much easier and any breakage is reduced. Like OLAPLEX Nº.4, OLAPLEX Nº.5 is safe to use if you have coloured hair and is sulfate-free, giving your hair a deep cleanse without stripping.

How to Use OLAPLEX Shampoo and Conditioner

OLAPLEX Nº.4 and Nº.5 work best when used together, as both work to hydrate, repair, and smooth hair. For the best results, we recommend following the below steps:

Step 1: Firstly, squeeze a little OLAPLEX Nº.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo into your hands and lather until emulsified. This shampoo goes a long way, so there’s no need to go overboard.

Step 2: Next, apply onto wet hair. Start by focusing on your scalp and then move onto the ends of your hair.

Step 3: Rinse off thoroughly and repeat if a second shampoo is needed

Step 4: Before moving onto OLAPLEX Nº.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, squeeze out any excess water from your hair.

Step 5: Next, apply OLAPLEX Nº.5 to the mid-lengths and ends of your hair evenly. Leave for three minutes to thoroughly condition your hair.

Step 6: Rinse and then style your hair as normal

OLAPLEX Shampoo and Conditioner Duo

How to Use OLAPLEX Purple Shampoo and Conditioner

Specifically designed for those embracing lighter hair, the OLAPLEX Nº.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo and Nº.5P Blond Enhancer Toning Conditioner brighten all blonde, lightened, and grey hair. Working to neutralise any unwanted brassiness and yellow tones that can often come with lightened hair, it’s effective without dulling, drying, or stripping the hair. The Nº.4 has also been scientifically proven to make your hair three times brighter when compared with purple shampoos.

Just like OLAPLEX Nº.4 and Nº.5, these two holy grail products repair, strengthen, protect, and help detangle hair, as well as helping to maintain hydration. So hair is left looking and feeling in healthier condition. This combo can be used 2-3 times weekly or as often as needed to neutralise any unwanted brassiness you might have. And they’re also sulfate-free and PH balanced to keep your hair as healthy as possible. If you’re thinking of getting involved, here’s how to use them:

Step 1: Start by dispensing OLAPLEX Nº.4P between your palms evenly

Step 2: Next, apply to wet hair and lather into your scalp, lengths, and ends

Step 3: Leave for 1-3 minutes, or up to 5 minutes for intense toning. Then, thoroughly rinse.

Step 4: Apply a generous amount to clean, damp hair and leave for 3 minutes.

Step 5: Rinse thoroughly

How to Use OLAPLEX Nº.4C

Product buildup can make the healthiest hair look dull, discoloured, and dry, and become unmanageable. But the OLAPLEX Nº.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo and Nº.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner duo helps to keep your hair shiny and healthy.

The OLAPLEX Nº.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo looks after hair and features the renowned OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology®. It removes impurities that damage hair like chlorine, product build up, excess oil, hard water minerals, heavy metals, and pollutants. Although a lot of clarifying shampoos can leave your hair feeling dry and wiry, the Nº.4C restores shine, increases softness with airy volume, brings vibrant colour clarity, and deeply cleans the scalp. Want to know the best way to use OLAPLEX’s purple shampoo and remove buildup regularly? Follow the steps below once a week.

Step 1: Start by squeezing your desired amount of OLAPLEX Nº.4C into your hands and emulsify

Step 2: Then, apply to wet hair and apply from root to tip, focusing on your scalp.

Step 3: Lather fully and leave on for up to 5 minutes before rinsing.

Step 4: Follow up with OLAPLEX Nº.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner for the best results

OLAPLEX Daily Clarifying Duo

As well as bond repairing shampoos and conditioners, OLAPLEX also have a range of serums, oils, styling creams, and treatments to leave your hair nourished, strengthened, and shinier than shiny.