My hair’s been looking a bit dull these days and lucky me, Olaplex has recently launched their new Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment! It’s an addition to their hair treatment line with the same name. It’s currently at No. 7, but we have yet to wait for a No.1 and 2. So while we’re waiting for those releases, it’s time to review what we have in hand and see if it’s any good!
This product is described as a professional-inspired, intensive treatment that primes your hair for deeper repair. It strengthens and protects hair integrity using the Olaplex patented bond-building technology. I’m honestly up for anything that will keep my hair looking and feeling good without spending the big bucks! Who isn’t?! But what’s so intriguing about this product in the first place is its claims of revitalising hair from virtually all types of damage.
The Hair Treatment is the first step of a two-part haircare treatment along with the Olaplex N°3 Hair Perfector. The Hair Perfector is a cream to be applied to the damp ends of your hair once to twice a week to reduce breakages. I was tempted to buy both, but then I thought it was first worth seeing if the Hair Treatment actually works!
Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment comes in a semi-transparent plastic tube bottle with a pointed nozzle opening that makes for easy flow, less mess, and less product waste. It comes styled in Olaplex’s minimal black and white design, which I love. It’s very aesthetic to look and exudes a luxe quality to the overall presentation of the product.
For 155ml or 5.2 fl oz., each bottle costs $28 or about £22, which is not bad at all. In fact, it’s more generous in size compared to other hair treatment products and sits just on the average line for cost so overall, pretty impressed!
The formula is free of DEA, aldehydes and formaldehyde that further damage and deteriorate your scalp and hair. It is nut-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, and to top it off, it’s vegan and cruelty-free too!
It is infused with the brand’s “Original Bond Builder” formula. A patented complex that noticeably repairs extreme damage. It helps turn dry, brittle hair into soft, shiny, and more resilient hair.
Application & Formula
The Hair Treatment is really easy to use, simply apply it to dry hair and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Apply it from the middle of your hair, until the end.
The product itself has a slightly oily texture, but it’s not an oil. It’s more of a really dense liquid product. It doesn’t have any scent at all which is great!
I didn’t really know what to expect from the first use, but I have to admit, I was amazed. After applying it to the lower half of my hair, I let it chill until it dried. Once dried, I noticed an obvious difference in my hair’s texture. The instant results made my hair feel much finer and smoother than just an hour before! This hair treatment does wonders for my hair. It makes it softer and visibly much shinier. This change was noticeable only after the first use!
While all that is great, I still had my doubts, that perhaps the instant results were just that— instant and temporary. So I had my eyes out the next day to check if it was simply a one-off first-time spell.
Fortunately, it wasn’t. My doubts disappeared when I woke up with smooth manageable hair. I think it took me just six brushes to detangle my sleepy-head hair and I was off to make breakfast in no time! My hair also felt very light and flowy! This product was a welcome surprise for my frizzy, coarse and brittle hair.
The only bad thing I could possibly say is, even though the nozzle ensures a waste-free process, one treatment uses a lot of the product that’s in the bottle even with only taking a small amount!
It took a lot of product for that first time. I was initially happy about the cost/amount of the product, but seeing that it takes so much of the product at a time, I’m taking back what I said regarding it being generous and average! It’s not the most generous of products. I think it won’t even last me a month if I were to use the treatment only a couple of times a week. Check out my tips on how to repair dry and damaged hair without help from a hairdresser. Also, learn what food will help your hair grow healthier.
The Olaplex No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment is true to its claims! It repairs hair instantly for a smoother, shinier, and cleaner texture. But would I purchase, again? Well yes, but perhaps not on a regular basis! It’s a little on the pricier side considering how much product it comes with. However, on the flip side, it really does magic for the hair! It really depends on how badly you need it:)
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