OLAPLEX is back on HairMNL and our hair community couldn’t be more excited. As an authorized seller of OLAPLEX, we know how much you’ve missed this miracle of hair science. Although there are tons of damage repair masks and remedies out there, for many hair specialists nothing compares to a bit of that molecule, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate action.
Its patented formulation strengthens and repairs hair as it treats all types of damage, including chemical (keratin, color, perms, and relaxers), mechanical (brushing, tugging, and drying), as well as heat styling and environmental damage like severe sun exposure.
It’s originally a 7 step line that starts from an in-salon treatment with OLAPLEX N° 1 & No 2, followed by a line of home aftercare geared at extending the life of your treatment. But in 2020, amidst the pandemic, a new OLAPLEX was released. This new game-changing product expands what you can do with bond-building at home. Enter OLAPLEX N° 0. Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment, ₱ 2,300.
OLAPLEX N° 0 ”strengthens and protects hair integrity," according to the brand. The company touts it as being part of “the only patented system to noticeably repair extreme damage—turn dry, brittle hair into soft, shiny, and more resilient hair.” Simply put, N° 0 primes and preps the hair for optimal repair with Olaplex N° 3 Hair Perfector.
“Glorious! That’s exactly how my hair felt after the treatment using 0. I knew it was going to feel great, soft, shiny, sleek - Olaplex you never disappoint ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”- Gaby
It certainly contains a lesser concentration of its active ingredient than your in-salon No 1 and No 2 treatments, but that it makes up for it by its sheer convenience. As Jacqueline Kilikita from refinery29 puts it “...the best part? You can skip the salon and use it in the comfort of your bathroom. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes in total.” This means you can now get that superior scaffolding-like effect from OLAPLEX - made for professionals on your strands in the safety of your home during the pandemic. That alone is high praise, but the fact that you can be done in less than half an hour is even more remarkable. It must be stressed though that the company maintains that OLAPLEX N°0 is best used with its N° 3 Hair Perfector.
OLAPLEX N°0 is recommended for use in treating damaged hair and, depending on your hair condition, is recommended for use once to three times a week. The brand claims it has scientifically proven to improve hair condition by 68% making it 3x stronger when used as a two-part system in just one use with its hair perfector.
Apply N°0 slowly to dry hair, distributing evenly from root to tip.
Work N°0 into small sections by squeezing the liquid into the hair to be fully absorbed as you go.
Lightly saturate. Hair should be damp, not drenched. Let process for 10 minutes. DO NOT RINSE.
Apply N°3 over hair with N°0 still applied. Comb through and process for at least another 10 minutes.
Rinse, shampoo & condition. For best results, use N°4 Shampoo & N°5 Conditioner.
Its easy needle nose squeeze bottle allows for easy application on yourself and it is recommended for you to saturate your strands generously, depending on your length, degree of damage, and hair type.
Unlike N°3, where many users prefer to keep it on longer than suggested on the label, OLAPLEX advises that you only leave it on for the prescribed amount of time.
Although made for all hair types, it is generally prudent to use it when you have actual hair damage.
So far N°0 is certainly looking to be the hero of the line in tandem with N°3, a huge hair community favorite. By priming the hair to absorb more of its patented formula, you are sure to get stronger AND more noticeably healthier hair after several uses.
There you have it! That’s what you need to know about the latest OLAPLEX product to hit HairMNL.
Want to try it out? Get our special offer for the Olaplex The Ultimate Repair Kit, ₱ 4,370.
Interested to learn more about Olaplex? See our special features about the line here.