Personalizing the Olaplex No. 3 Treatment
Who says routines are boring? One of our favorite things to learn is how people use Olaplex No. 3 at home! In that, we’ve found no two treatments are alike. From a day of Netflix and Chill to working out at the gym– people are customizing the their No. 3 treatments to fit their lifestyles.
Olaplex No. 3 works on all hair types. This includes anything from virgin hair to highly processed and straight hair to naturally curly. You can also use Olaplex No. 3 on 100% human hair extensions! You may have heard of Olaplex No. 1 and Olaplex No. 2 used in-salononly. No, you don’t have to have used Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 in order for No. 3 to work on your hair. You will still experience fantastic results. Though, when Olaplex is used as the complete three step system, the results are even greater.
Now there’s one constant all hair types share and that is healthy hair. The job is never done when it comes to keeping the hair in shape! There is always room for improvement, even if you have virgin hair. That’s why it’s key to do everything you can at home to maintain your locks or bring them back to life.
We visited beauty influencer and makeup artist Racine Mower at her Los Angeles studio to see how she uses No. 3.
“The longer it’s in, the better! I like to put it on my dampened hair and work it in all over– it feels so good. I’ve done a lot of coloring to my hair and the only reason my hair has survived through being green, blue, pink and back again is because of Olaplex. I like to leave it in during hot yoga too. It’s a great excuse to leave it in even longer. May as well get a hair treatment in at the same time! I also like to sleep with No. 3 in my hair too. I use it once a week, sometimes more.” – Racine Mower
It’s important to know the basics of how to use No. 3 first and foremost. After you have that down, you can personalize the treatment with what works best for you!
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!
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 the No.3 on longer!
Step 3: Rinse, shampoo and condition. Remember, this is NOT a conditioning treatment. It is meant to be shampooed out of the hair and followed up with your regular shampoo/condition regimen.
Step 4: Style as you normally would.
How often can you use No. 3? Once a week is suggested for healthy hair. For those with compromised hair, we recommend 2-3 times a week in combination with your favorite moisture and protein treatments where applicable.