Your guide to olaplex No 3

Your Guide to Olaplex No.3

So, whether you’re post-salon primping or simply working on your hair perfection– it’s time for the take home portion of the Olaplex system, No.3.

In just a few simple steps, we’ll explain how to properly use the Olaplex No.3, with photo's demonstrations.

If build-up is present such as oils, silicones, or too much product, give the hair a light shampoo, otherwise just dampen down your hair 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. So, the choice is up to personal preference with that in mind.

Step 1: Apply a generous amount to towel-dried hair and comb through.


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. We’ve seen great results from people who leave it on 30 to 90 minutes!


Step 3: Rinse, shampoo and condition. Remember, this is NOT a conditioning treatment OR a leave-in treatment. It is meant to be shampooed out of the hair and followed up with your regular shampoo/condition regimen. For best results use a treatment straight after the Olaplex no3 as we have said Olaplex is not a conditioner so go ahead and put on a treatment for 10mins or so 

Step 4:  Apply you favorite styling product and style as normal.


Show your hair some love! You can do this treatment once a week at home regardless of whether or not you colour your hair. If you’re wondering if this treatment is for your hair, you’ll be happy to know Olaplex is compatible with all hair types, from virgin, to colored, textured, or highly compromised. If your hair falls into the “highly compromised” category, we recommend using the No.3 as a treatment 2-3 times a week in combination with your favorite moisture and protein treatments where applicable.

Olaplex No.3 is available at Born Haircare