How To Use Olaplex? Step By Step Guide


Being a celebrity hairstylist, you must know how to use Olaplex! Olaplex is a hair treatment that helps to rebuild the damaged disulphide bonds in your hair. This treatment is best suitable if you’ve over-bleached or highlighted your hair. It helps to repair the structure and integrity of your hair. In today’s post, I will discuss everything about how to use Olaplex No. 1, 2, and other Olaplex collections. This step-by-step guide will help you to use the Olaplex products at home. Want to know more about how to use Olaplex and how it can transform damaged locks? Then keep on reading…

How To Use Olaplex

In this section, I will tell you in a step by step guide how to use Olaplex in detail. All Olaplex products are free of silicone, and sulphates, and are never tested on animals.

Follow these steps to know how to use Olaplex 0 and 3.

  1. Directly apply the Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment on wet hair.
  2. Make sure you distribute evenly from roots to tips.
  3. You can also make small sections by squeezing the liquid into the hair.
  4. Lightly saturate the product till your hair is damp.
  5. Let the product (Olaplex No.0) sit on your hair for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Now, apply the Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector over the hair with the Olaplex No.0 still in your hair.
  7. Using a wide brush, comb your hair and leave the product to process for another 10 minutes or more.
  8. In case you’ve recently dyed your hair, leave it for an hour or two.
  9. After 10 minutes, rinse, shampoo, and condition your hair.
  10. You can use the Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Olaplex No. 5 Bond Building Conditioner for this.
  11. Air dry your hair and then apply the bond smoother (Olaplex No.6) to smooth out frizz.
  12. You can even apply a few drops of bonding oil (Olaplex No.7) to protect your hair against heat.

However, you can use the same procedure to know how to use Olaplex with bleach. Simply mix the Olaplex No. 1 with bleach and apply it onto the hair in foils. You can use a dosing dispenser to measure the correct amount of product.

You can keep scrolling to know more about Olaplex No. 3 and Olaplex 7 how to use.

Different Products In The Olaplex Range

Some products of Olaplex are strictly for professional use. The brand has launched six at-home formulas that can be used by everyone. Let us now understand all products of Olaplex and their effects.

Olaplex No. 0

Olaplex No. 0 is formulated in such a way that it intensifies the effects of the treatment. It helps to prep hair for nourishment and also protects locks as a first step. Olaplex No. 0 contains the highest concentration of the patented molecule. This product should be applied to wet hair and leave it for 10 minutes.

Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2

This duo is purely meant for salon-hair treatments. Only hair professionals can use these products. Here, Olaplex No. 1 is the Bond Multiplier and is often used on colored hair at the salon. It is mix-in with bleach and applied directly to foils with color.

On the other hand, Olaplex No. 2 is a Bond Perfector that is applied after rinsing off the color. You need to leave the product on the hair for up to 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

You can now keep on reading to know how to use Olaplex 3.

Olaplex No. 3

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector is a bond-building treatment that is usually applied to wet hair before shampooing. After applying Olaplex No. 0, apply Olaplex No. 3 and leave it for a minimum of 10 minutes. This product does wonders on the damage done by heat and color. You can use it weekly to get the best results.

Let us now find out how to use the Olaplex No. 4 and No. 5.

Olaplex No. 4

Olaplex No. 4 is a Bond Maintenance Shampoo that helps the hair to recover from damage. This shampoo should only be used after the No. 3 treatment. It helps to wash out the No. 3 bond-building treatment and give your hair a cleanse. Olaplex No.4 is sulphate-free and vegan.

Olaplex No. 5

To pair with No. 4 shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner do wonders for your hair. It nourishes, moisturizes, and protects your hair in the process of recovery. The Olaplex No.4 conditioner leaves your hair super silky. You can get the best results if you leave it on your hair for a few minutes before rinsing it off.

Olaplex No. 6

Now, let’s move toward our next Olaplex product. Olaplex No.6 is a Bond Smoother that can be used on damp hair. It helps to smooth out frizz while building broken bonds in the hair. Basically, it is a leave-in product that adds shine and glossiness that last long.

Olaplex No.7

Olaplex No.7 is a bonding oil. Do you know how to use an Olaplex bonding oil? Olaplex No.7 is designed to make your hair smooth, frizz-free, and protect them against heat. You can use this bonding oil on damp or dry hair. Simply apply a few drops daily to restore hair appearance and texture.

You can now keep on reading to find out how to use No. 8 Olaplex.

Olaplex No. 8

Olaplex 8 is a highly concentrated moisture mask that provides intense repair and hydration to your locks. This mask is infused with Olaplex’s patented bond-building technology. You can use it as a stand-alone treatment or use to add a finishing touch to your regular Olaplex routine. After using the No. 0 intense bond-building treatment and No.3 hair perfector, apply the No.8 mask to complete your treatment. 

If you’re planning to use No.8 alone, then apply the mask to freshly shampooed hair using your fingers. You can leave the mask on your hair for about 10 minutes before rinsing it out.

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In What Order Should I Use Olaplex?

How to Use Olaplex At Home

  1. After your hairdresser uses the Olaplex No. 1 Bond Multiplier and Olaplex No.
  2. Apply the Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector from roots to ends.
  3. After you rinse the Olaplex No.
  4. Apply the Olaplex No.
  5. Apply the Olaplex No.
  6. Finish off your Olaplex routine with the Olaplex No.

What Do You Apply First In Olaplex?

The choice is yours!

  1. Step 1: Apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair and comb through.
  2. Step 2: Leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes. Keep in mind, the longer it’s on, the more effective it is, especially for hair that is compromised.
  3. Step 3: Rinse, shampoo and condition.
  4. Step 4: Style as you normally would.

Do You Put Olaplex On Before Or After Shampoo?

First thing is first; If build-up is present such as oils, silicones, or too much product, give the hair a light shampoo and towel dry thoroughly, then proceed with applying the No. 3. You can use it on dry hair as well, it will just take a little more product in order to fully saturate the hair. The choice is yours!

What Happens If You Leave Olaplex On Too Long?

People have used Olaplex 3 for more than 12 hours without ill effects, but that doesn’t mean you can expect the same. If you leave Olaplex 3 on for longer than 90 minutes, you could experience several issues, from an irritated scalp to eye irritation, redness, and stinging.

Is It OK To Use Olaplex Everyday?

Can I use it every day? Olaplex N°. 6 can be used daily on wet and dry hair, however, the effects of N°. 6 work up to 72 hours so you shouldn’t need to use it daily unless you wash and condition your hair daily.

Can You Sleep With Olaplex No 3 In Your Hair?

Can I sleep with Olaplex in my hair? If you’re short on time you will be able see the results of Olaplex in as little as 10 minutes. However, On their Instagram, Olaplex has said you can leave the treatment on overnight. Just make sure your hair doesn’t come into contact with your face or eyes!


In the above post, I’ve explained how to use Olaplex shampoo and conditioner in detail. 

First, you’ve to apply the Olaplex No.9 Bond Multiplier on your wet hair and leave it for 10 minutes. Then, apply No. 3 on top of No. 1 and leave it again for additional 10 minutes. Lastly, use No. 4 and No.5 to finish off the treatment. You can repeat this Olaplex treatment once every 10 days for the best results. This will help you to keep your hair smooth and healthy. Thus, you can now easily get this new hair treatment at home by learning how to use Olaplex.


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Albert Howard
I am Albert Howard. I love traveling and exploring new places. So I always keep visiting new places to fulfill my passion. Writing is my second passion and i write and sharing my travelling experiences by this. Its always fun to travel and write about it.

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