How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home Cheat Sheet Step By Step

Need some straight talk on How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home? Then take a look at this cheat sheet and read the tips and best practices!

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OK! Let’s return to our How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home Cheat Sheet! In this article, you will:

  • Get the step by step for the restoration treatment
  • Step by Step on the hydration Mask
  • How to Maintain Your treatment
  • Styling and finalization and best practices

Let’s get started!

Restauration: How To Use Olaplex N.0 & N.3 Treatment? 

How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home Cheat Sheet Step By Step

The principal actors of the restoration treatment are the Nº.0 intensive bond building treatment and the Nº.3 Hair Perfector restorative treatment.

We all are exposed to hair damage, even if we don’t have chemically processed hair.

For example, sun, pollution, pool, dust, free radicals in general, heat style, and things like that can break our hair bonds.

For this reason, the restoration treatment is recommended for all hair types, even if your hair is healthy because it will make it look even better.

If your hair is severely damaged, you really need to try this out to have your hair back to “life” again.

The Olaplex N.0 & N.3 Restauration Treatment Cheat Sheet

How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home Cheat Sheet Step By Step

What you Need

For the Olaplex Restauration treatment, you will need the following products:

  1. Nº.0 intensive bond building treatment: Pre-Shampoo: primes, repairing, strengthening
  2. Nº.3 Hair Perfector restorative treatment: repairs, protects, strengthens
  3. Nº.4 bond maintenance shampoo: cleanse, nourish, hydrate
  4. Nº.5 bond maintenance conditioner: hydrate, nourish, soften
  5. Nº.8 bond intense moisture hydrating hair mask (optional / can substitute the conditioner in this case)
  6. The styling products to finalize

Restauration Step By Step

  • Step 1: Apply directly on dry hair from roots to the ends and Allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: without ringing, add number 3. Wait for 10 minutes
  • Step 3: Apply a small amount of the Nº.4 shampoo and rinse it out
  • Step 4: Apply the Nº.5 conditioner and wait for 3 minutes before rinsing it out
  • Step 5: style and finalize as you want. Ex. use Nº.6 bond smoother leave in, or the  Nº.7 bonding oil or the Nº.9 bond protector nourishing hair serum.

Quick Note: We will discuss more details on styling later in this article.

Restoration Tips & Best Practice

  • Olaplex recommends you apply the N.0 treatment on dry hair. However, if the hair is too dirty for too long, and there are lots of layers of other products, then you can wash your hair. Says Jenifer, Senior Hairdresser, and educator from Olaplex. 
  • The tip she shares is that if you apply the product and cannot work it through, you may need to wash it before applying.
  • While applying the number 0 treatment, just dampen the hair, and ensure not to soak too much product.
  • The number 0 is designed to be paired with the number 3 and not used alone.
  • But number 3 can be used on its own as a repair treatment for up to 30 minutes if you need more care.
  • You can add the Nº.8 bond intense moisture hydrating hair mask to this ritual if you want to boost hydration.
  • You can leave the treatments on the hair for longer if you want, as it won’t harm your hair, but the products will stop acting once it is dry.
  • You can replace the N.4 shampoo for the N.4C or the N.4P

Hydration: Nº.8 Moisturizing Hydrating Hair Mask

Hydration: Nº.8 Moisturizing Hydrating Hair Mask

The principal actor of the hydrating treatment is the Nº.8 bond intense moisture hydrating hair mask.

Olaplex N.8 is an intensive moisturizer, very concentrated in which you need just a little product and still have great results.

The mask is very lightweight and Syncs deep into the hair fiber to fix broken bonds, providing moisture and body. 

This is one of my favorite masks because I could see how my hair got hydrated quickly and since the first application.

The difference between 0 and 3 is that this is a mask and not a treatment, and you should be able to apply.

Hydration: Nº.8 Moisturizing Hydrating Hair Mask Cheat Sheet

Hydration: Nº.8 Moisturizing Hydrating Hair Mask

What you Need

  1. Nº.4 bond maintenance shampoo: cleanse, nourish, hydrate
  2. Nº.5 bond maintenance conditioner: hydrate, nourish, soften (optional)
  3. Nº.8 bond intense moisture hydrating hair mask: smooths adds body & shine
  4. The styling products to finalize

Hydrating Moisturizing Ritual Step By Step

  • Step 1: Apply a small amount of the Nº.4 shampoo and rinse it out
  • Step 2: Apply the Nº.5 conditioner and wait for 3 minutes before rinsing it out (optional)
  • Step 3: Apply a little bit of the Olaplex N.8 on the hair from roots to ends and wait for it to act for 10 minutes.
  • Step 4: style and finalize as you want. Ex. Use Nº.6 bond smoother leave in the  Nº.7 bonding oil or the Nº.9 bond protector nourishing hair serum.

How Often To Use?

  • Normal Hair: Once a week
  • Moderated damaged hair: Twice a Week
  • Extremely damaged hair: Three times a Week

How Often To Use?

  • Generally speaking, Once a week – You can definitely use it as often as you feel your hair needs it.

Hydration Moisturizing Tips & Best Practice

  • As it is a very concentrated product, you just need a little of it. Generally speaking, the amount of the product varies depending on your hair length and volume:
  • One pump for fine or shorter hair
  • Two pumps for medium hair
  • Three pumps for long hair, thick hair
  • Before applying the N.8 Mask, remove all excess water from the hair to allow the product to really be absorbed by the hair quickly.
  • You don’t have to use the conditioner if you use the N.8 treatment, as it is designed to replace the conditioner. However, I used both together band loved the results.
  • You can leave the hair mask on the hair for longer if you want, as it won’t harm your hair, but the products will stop acting once the hair is dry.
  • Don’t use the N.8 mask on dry hair.
  • Differently from other hair masks, you don’t have to rinse off the N.8 mask as it is ok to leave some product on the hair.
  • You can use the N.8 hydrating mask on the same day as you do the N.0 and N.3 treatment ritual.
  • You can replace the N.4 shampoo for the N.4C or the N.4P
  • It is possible to apply it to the roots as it is a lightweight product

Maintenance Treatment:

Olaplex Maintenance Treatment:

The maintenance is for the days you are not doing any hydrating or restorative treatments. 

It is formed by the Nº.4 bond maintenance shampoo and the Nº.5 bond maintenance conditioner. They leave the hair clean but don’t feel stripped.  

If you find it suitable, you can substitute the Nº.4 bond maintenance shampoo for the Nº.4p Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo, a purple shampoo.

There is also the Nº.4c Bond Maintenance® Clarifying Shampoo that purifies and deep cleanses your hair.

Maintenance Cheat Sheet

What you Need

  1. Nº.4 bond maintenance shampoo
  2. Nº.5 bond maintenance conditioner

Step By Step

  • Step 1: Apply just a bit of Nº.4 bond maintenance shampoo on the scalp, massage, and with water, bring the rest of the product to the ends.
  • Step 2: Take the excess water off the hair and apply the Nº.5 bond maintenance conditioner all over your hair, including the roots; wait for three minutes and then rinse it thoroughly.
  • Step 3: style and finalize as you want. Ex. Use Nº.6 bond smoother leave-in, the  Nº.7 bonding oil, or the Nº.9 bond protector nourishing hair serum.

How Often To Use?

  • .4 bond maintenance shampoo: Every day
  • Nº.4p Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo: Every day
  • Nº.4c Bond Maintenance® Clarifying Shampoo: Once a month
  • Nº.5 bond maintenance conditioner: Every day

Maintenance Tips & Best Practice

  • You will need less shampoo than the traditional shampoos
  • Sulfate-free, safe for all hair types 
  • Ladders a lot which allows you to use just what you need
  • Apply the shampoo to the center of dry hand palms and then rub it until it ladders before applying it to the wet hair
  • Remember not to skip the three minutes rest of the conditioner

Olaplex Styling & Finalizing

Olaplex Styling & Finalizing

This is what they call the out-of-shower products, and they are developed for everyday usage, naturally.

All the Olaplex styling/finalizing products are anti-frizz and heat protectants, ensuring a smooth blow dry and heat styling experience, protecting the hair, and speeding up the process.

Cheat Sheet

What you Need

  1. Nº.6 bond smoother (Styling leave in): smooths, conditions, strengthens, anti-frizz.
  2. Nº.7 bonding oil: Shine, smooth, heat protector, anti-frizz
  3. Nº.9 bond protector nourishing hair serum: a weightless, leave-in, silicone-free serum that protects your hair from pollution and heat styling. Good for  Shine, smooth, heat protector, anti-frizz

Finalizing Step By Step

  • After washing and treating your hair, apply the leave-in Nº.6 bond smoother (Styling leave-in)
  • Then you can go ahead and apply the Nº.7 bonding oil
  • Finalize with the Nº.9 bond protector nourishing hair serum 

Finalizing Tips & Best Practice

  • All these products can be used as much as you feel you need every day.
  • You don’t need to apply all three products; you can choose the one you like the most.
  • If you want to buy just one of these products, I’d recommend the N.7 Bonding Oil.

How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home Cheat Sheet Final Takes

That’s it, guys. I hope you can learn a bit more about how to take good care of your hair by reading this article.

Once you pass this little learning curve, you can do all the treatment automatically.

Disclaimer

  • The How To Use Olaplex Treatment At Home Cheat Sheet article is NOT a sponsored post; I purchased and tested all products myself.

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