Ultimate Olaplex Guide
We love Olaplex at Live True! Its unique formula helps keep hair healthy and gorgeous, which allows our stylists to create beautiful looks from sunkissed balayages to vibrant full head colour.
What is Olaplex?
Olaplex is a restorative range that is one of our hair repair champions. With both in-salon treatments and take-home products, healthy hair has never been easier to maintain!
Our hair is made up of disulphite bonds, which are broken and damaged by heat styling, colouring, chemical treatments, environmental stressors and aging. This causes brittle, damaged and hard-to-manage hair.
Olaplex products repair these disulphite bonds with its patented formula, leaving you with healthier, stronger and softer hair.
- Olaplex No.0: Intensive Bond Building Treatment
The first part of a two step treatment, primes hair for deeper repair with Olaplex No. 3
Step one of a highly concentrated in-salon treatment.
Step two of a highly concentrated in-salon treatment.
Used after Olaplex No.0 or on its own, a weekly treatment to repair and strengthen damaged hair.
- Olaplex No.4: Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Daily shampoo to repair and protect hair.
- Olaplex No.4P: Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo
Hydrating purple shampoo to neutralise brassy blondes.
- Olaplex No.5: Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Daily conditioner to repair and protect hair.
- Olaplex No.6: Bond Smoother
Leave-in smoothing creme.
- Olaplex No.7: Bonding Oil
Weightless restorative styling oil.
- Olaplex No.8: Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Reparative hair mask.
- Olaplex No.9: Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum
Anti-damage live-in hair serum.
Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment
Olaplex No.0 is the highest dose of Olaplex you can take home. It works as a primer for Olaplex No.3 for maximum repair weekly treatment. It’s applied to dry hair, lightly saturating, and left for 10 minutes before adding Olaplex No.3 for another 10 minutes and then rinsed.
Olaplex No.1 & No.2
Olaplex No.1 & No.2 are the in-salon treatment combination that we use at Live True London.
No.1 is added to bleach to lessen damage during the colouring process, restoring and repairing the hair as it’s lightened.
No. 2 is an after-shampoo treatment that repairs any bonds that might have been missed over during the service. This can also be used as a standalone treatment.
Olaplex No.3 is a weekly hair treatment that’s used before shampoo for reduced breakage and visibly strengthened hair. It can be used on its own or in combination with Olaplex No.0, but both should be applied to dampened hair and left for ten minutes before rinsing and shampooing as normal.
Olaplex No.4 & No.5 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & Conditioner
Olaplex No.4 & No.5 are a shampoo and conditioner designed for daily use to protect hair against every day stress. It leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier, as well as being colour safe and suitable for all hair types.
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother
Olaplex No.6 is part of Olaplex’s styling range, a highly concentrated, leave-in smoothing creme. Like all Olaplex products, it strengthens and moisturises hair, while also smoothing frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours.
Apply on midlengths to ends and style as usual. Apply on damp hair for faster blow drying or add a small amount after style for a smooth finish.
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
Olaplex No.7 is a highly concentrated, weightless styling oil that increases shine, softness and colour vibrancy. Use just a few drops before styling to decrease frizz and flyaways, repair damage, strengthen and protect, and restore healthy hair appearance and texture.
Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Olaplex No.8 is a reparative hair mask that can be used weekly to provide intense moisture to damaged hair. Apply to clean, damp hair and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing for added shine, body and smoothness.
Olaplex No.9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum
Olaplex No.9 works as a hair shield, protecting your hair from the damage that comes with pollution and heat styling. It neutralises free radicals that can cause environmental damage to your hair, and provides protection for up to 48 hours. Use as the first step in your styling routine for heat protection, satin shine and tangle free hair.
Live True London are an independent, award winning salon with four salons throughout London.