All About Olaplex No.4 Shampoo & How it Works
You may know Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo rebuilds the bonds in the hair while cleansing, but do you know about its other rockstar benefits and properties? No.4 is a one-stop shop for almost any hair concern, from damage and moisture to hair growth and fullness.
The ingredient line up in a single bottle of No.4 makes the shampoo a one-stop shop for a well rounded, healthy, hair care ritual starting with Olaplex’s patented ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate. Olaplex developed and patented Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate which became the first ingredient of it’s kind in the new bond builder category. This innovative ingredient protects, nourishes, and restructures hair internally.
Olaplex is safe for all hair types, gentle, non-toxic, pH balanced, paraben free, color safe, vegan, sulfate free, cruelty-free, and SLS/SLES free.
As the active ingredient in Olaplex doesn’t address moisture, hydrated hair was a thirst we wanted to quench in creating No.4. Ingredients like Coconut, Sunflower Seed Oil, Banana Fruit Extract, Noni Fruit Extract, and Glycerin are all a part of the No.4 formula. These ingredients not only condition the hair, but they also allow it to retain the moisture that is brought forth, leaving locks feeling luxurious and bouncy.
Scalp care is a huge concern we wanted to address in created No.4. Promoting a healthy scalp can mean anything from reducing dandruff to stimulating the hair follicles to promote hair growth.
We’ve sourced Acetic Acid, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Biotin, Oregano Extract, Burdock Root Extract, and Sodium Hyaluronate for our shampoo to bring optimum health to your scalp. These ingredients aid in issues such as clarifying the scalp to retard flakiness and promoting the health of the scalp in order to foster scalp health and hair growth. Like many issues, most hair problems start at the root of the cause, making a healthy scalp a priority. In addition to overall scalp health and hair growth, Biotin also helps to give hair a new life for fuller, thicker-looking hair as well as improving the elasticity.
Elasticity in the hair is also addressed with the ingredient, Panthenol, which penetrates the hair shaft to help hair feel thicker.
What hair looks healthier than shiny smooth hair? No.4 has that covered too with Vitamin E, Apricot Kernel Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Fermented Argan Oil. Rich in Vitamins A & E, Omegas 6 & 9, these ingredients help increase shine, giving the hair a silky texture. The vitamins also add a protective layer to the hair for enhanced manageability and shine.
Fermented Argan Oil is a Korean beauty innovation for super hydration. It tames and smoothes frizz and flyaways. Why is it fermented? Fermenting the oil lowers the pH level which helps close cuticles helping them to lay flat. Fermented oils contain more potent vitamins and nutrients and have better absorption rates compared to non-fermented oils.
This leads us to our next round of ingredients which help support the strength of the hair, like Fermented Green Tea Oil which prevents split ends and breakage. Heliogenol derived from Sunflower Seed Extract also acts as a hair protectant against damage caused by free radicals and other hair processes or styling.
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Acai Berry Extract, a superfood high in antioxidants, also promotes healthy hair by strengthening each strand from the roots. It improves hair health and promotes new growth due to Acai’s high protein content, omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids as well as vitamins A, C, E and B. The berries also contain folic acid and zinc which help make hair roots stronger while promoting scalp health. The magnesium in these berries helps to control hair shedding as well.
We get so excited talking about the ingredients in our products because we know the role each and every ingredient plays in giving you the absolute best chance at for healthy hair and scalp. A little bit of Olaplex No.4 goes a long way, we recommend starting with a nickel sized amount and going from there. The lather is absolutely incredible and will work its way throughout the head as you cleanse!