5 Reasons To Use OLAPLEX For Curly Hair
Updated on June 7, 2022 by Team ShineSheets
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If you haven’t heard about Olaplex yet, it’s a “miracle hair treatment” that does way more than your regular deep-conditioning mask. Thanks to its patented formula, Olaplex is notoriously effective at healing hair damage (not just masking it) and it can actually rebuild your hair from within – talk about progress, baby!
Using Olaplex rebuilds the bonds in your hair and, turns out, it’s seriously effective. So much that hairstylists all over the world are doing these treatments every single day to bring healthy hair back to their clients’ lives.
Now, Olaplex is amazing for any kind of hair. Long, short, bleached, virgin, textured, course – you name it. In this article, I will show you 5 reasons why it’s particularly beneficial to use Olaplex for curly hair and how to actually get started!
5 Reasons To Use Olaplex For Curly Hair
1. Olaplex Can Help You To Undo The Damage (Even If You Don’t Think You Have Any)
Blowdrying, scrunching, straightening, sun damage, coloring, hair bleaching, brushing while wet… All of these things are causing damage to your hair and can result in frizzy, dry, and damaged curls. Olaplex to the help! Applying Olaplex for curly hair can undo a significant amount of any kind of hair damage and leave your hair feeling and looking softer, healthier, and overall happier. Plus, the effect is long-lasting and healthy (no harsh chemicals are added to Olaplex products). Happy waves, happy you!
2. Using Olaplex For Curly Hair Can Make Your Curls Look Better
Reducing the amount of frizz, flyaways, and dryness can drastically improve the way your curly hair looks.
Even more, regularly applying Olaplex for curly hair can help you to achieve a healthier, more elastic, and bouncier curl without weighing your hair down.
3. It Can Make Your Curls Shinier
Curly hair is often lacking shine and luster. Olaplex rebuilds hair shafts, making them less brittle, sealing them in, and helping your curly hair to have a lot more surface to reflect the light from. This is especially visible on black curls, but lighter curls can also benefit from that.
4. Using Olaplex For Curly Hair Can Help You To Tame Your Curls
And no, no oils or silicone needed! Olaplex is very lightweight and it won’t make your curls sloppy or heavy. Instead, your curls can become more manageable, easier to comb through and to style on a daily basis. It can also help your hair to dry faster and reduce your blowdrying time.
5. Using Olaplex For Curly Hair Protects It During Color Treatments
If you decide to try Olaplex for curly hair, you’ll likely have to start with it at a salon, during your next coloring or bleaching session. In salons, stylists are using Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 – the most concentrated and effective Olaplex treatments that are meant to protect your hair while coloring, and repair it as much as possible right after. The difference is significant – instead of dealing with seriously dried-out strands, you can enjoy hair that is either not damaged more than it was, or looking even better than before dyeing!
Okay, But How Do You Use Olaplex For Curly Hair At Home?
Once you get the No. 1 and No. 2 treatments at the salon, you can then continue to treat your lovely hair in between salon visits. For that, you can use Olaplex No. 0, followed by Olaplex No. 3 which is a go-to Olaplex treatment to do at home. No. 0 is recommended as a priming treatment before No. 3 because it increases the effectiveness of No. 3 by 68%!
Olaplex No. 4 and 5 are bond-building shampoo and conditioner. A self-explanatory, highly effective, moisturizing, and bond-repairing duo, suitable for everyday use.
Olaplex No. 6 is a leave-in treatment called “Bond Smoother” that is particularly great for curls – it adds a lot of weightless nourishment, helps to protect and define your curls for a beautiful, glamorous curl finish. Use it as a leave-in styling creme to tame frizz and make your curls stronger over time.
Olaplex No. 7 is a finishing styling oil that can be applied for extra gloss and shine (and you don’t need more than a small drop) – and it smells fantastic too, just in case you wonder!
And that’s it! The whole system, a bunch of hard-working hair builders ready to bring your curly hair to its glory.
Olaplex For Curly Hair Is AWESOME
… Just like for any other kind of hair, really. From my personal experience, it’s hands down one of the easiest, and most effective way to undo months or even years of damage (well, at least some of it for sure!). I recommend getting the salon treatments before using Olaplex for curls at home because that’s how you get to experience the real strength and power of this miraculous hair treatment. Just keep in mind that if your hair is very damaged, you might need more than one session at a salon and at home to really bring your hair back to life.
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