Here’s How To Choose The Right Olaplex Product For Your Hair

OLAPLEX is fast becoming one of the most iconic haircare brands on the planet, and if you’re a reader of the endless five-star reviews, you’ll know exactly why this magic little potion has found its way to so many shower caddies. So, what exactly is so special about OLAPLEX? Well, that’s a patented ingredient called Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. This is the OLAPLEX exclusive ingredient that changed it all and helped us reach new heights of good hair day feeling. 

Every hair strand features bonds that give the hair its strength, structure, and stability. When these bonds become broken from heat damage, environmental damage, chemicals and so on, the hair looks damaged, limp, and tired. Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate works by restoring these bonds from the inside out, which in turn will help hair look full of life, shiny, and healthy. 

Now, enough with the science. You came here to find which of the OLAPLEX collection will work best for your hair, and that’s exactly what you’re about to discover. We’ve also made it even easier for you to workout when to use each product in your routine by listing them all in perfect order. Thank us later. 

NO.0 INTENSIVE BOND BUILDING HAIR TREATMENT

What does it do? 

The No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment has been designed to prime the hair pre-wash to help it absorb nourishment for maximum repair. The treatment uses the highest dose of Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate in the collection to rebuild hair bonds, strengthen, and protect the hair from future damage (with frequent use). 

Who is it for? 

Great for all hair types, but especially visibly dry, damaged, and hair in need of TLC. 

How do you use it? 

Section dry hair into manageable pieces and apply the formula directly onto the hair, ensuring each section is fully saturated. Allow to work for at least 10 minutes or longer. The No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment works best in combination with the No.3 Hair Perfector. Use the duo twice a week for best results. 

NO.3 HAIR PERFECTOR

What does it do? 

Wondering why the line up jumps from No.0 to No.3? Well, OLAPLEX aren’t planning any surprise releases here. No.1 and No.2 are reserved for professional use only. But that hasn’t stopped the No.3 Hair Perfector from becoming the brand’s bestseller. This formula is so good, one sells every 3.5 seconds. Why? The formula works as a pre-wash treatment to reduce breakage and visibly strengthen the hair. If you’ve been served the TikTok ‘clean girl’ look, you need this one for your OLAPLEX bun. 

Who is it for? 

All hair types will adore this formula, especially dry and breakage prone hair types. 

How do you use it? 

Dampen the hair and apply the formula from root to tip. Leave to work for at least 10 minutes, or if you’re a ‘clean girl’ slick your hair into a bun, wrap some cling film around it and leave it to work for a couple of hours. Rinse and follow with shampoo and conditioner. 

NO. 4P BLONDE ENHANCER TONING SHAMPOO

What does it do? 

All blondes know what a hero the humble purple shampoo is for toning and keeping brassiness at bay. The No. 4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo can do all that and more. The highly concentrated formula works to neutralise brassiness and boost brightness while cleansing and repairing damage from colour treatments to keep hair fresh and hydrated. 

Who is it for? 

Coloured, blonde, lightened, grey and bleached hair. 

How do you use it? 

Apply to wet hair, lather, and allow to work for 5-10 minutes. Use 2-3 times per week or as often as needed to reduce brassiness. Follow with the No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

NO.4 BOND MAINTENANCE SHAMPOO & NO.5 BOND MAINTENANCE CONDITIONER

What does it do? 

We’re not cheating you out of a section by combining these two, but all hair obsessives know that shampoos work best with their matching conditioner, and visa versa. The No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner both feature a highly nourishing formula to protect and repair damage, split ends, and frizz. The shampoo works to cleanse for shinier, healthier hair, while the conditioner smooths and helps with manageability. 

Who is it for? 

All hair types. 

How do you use it? 

Massage the No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo to wet hair, paying particular attention to the roots. Rinse and follow with the No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, focussing the formula on the lengths of the hair. Both formulas are suitable for everyday use. 

NO.6 BOND SMOOTHER

What does it do? 

The No.6 Bond Smoother is a leave-in crème designed to strengthen the hair, moisturise, and help to tackle frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. The highly concentrated formula can be applied straight after washing and left to do its work. 

Who is it for? 

All hair types, especially hair prone to frizz and flyaways. 

How do you use it? 

Apply to the lengths and ends of damp/dry hair before styling or blow drying. Use after each wash, or as needed for styling.

NO.7 BONDING OIL

What does it do? 

If you’re more of a hair oil lover, the No.7 Bonding Oil is for you. This highly concentrated, weightless styling oil works to repair damage, strengthens and protect the hair structure, protects against heat, and restores a healthy appearance and texture. Expect increased shine, softness, and colour vibrancy with frizz and flyaways reduced. 

Who is it for? 

All hair types, especially for those using heat tools daily.

How do you use it? 

Apply a few drops to wet or dry hair daily or before heat styling. 

NO.8 BOND INTENSE MOISTURE MASK

What does it do? 

The No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask isn’t your average hair mask. The multi-benefit, reparative mask works to moisturise, smooth, and add body and shine, all while treating damaged hair. The highly concentrated formula doesn’t need to be rinsed, just applied directly to hair and allowed to work its magic. 

Who is it for? 

All hair types, especially for those with visible damage.

How do you use it? 

Apply to clean, damp hair and work through with fingers. Use weekly for best results.

NO.9 BOND PROTECTOR NOURISHING HAIR SERUM

What does it do? 

If it’s dullness, tangles, and poor style retention on your hair hate list, the No.9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum is for you. The serum creates an anti-damage shield to protect against the effects of pollution and heat damage that could be causing everything on your hair hate list. The weightless, leave-in formula helps to protect the hair for up to 48 hours and provides heat protection up to 232°C, all while adding visible shine, softness, and protection against tangles and static. 

Who is it for? 

All hair types and textures, especially those prone to knots and tangles. 

How do you use it? 

Use as the first step in your styling routine. Apply a small amount to damp hair working upwards from ends to roots. Use more as needed for longer, thicker hair. Use on wash days and the days in between for added protection.