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Do I use Olaplex 3 or 8 first?


If you are looking to use both Olaplex 3 and 8, it is important to understand that they serve different purposes and have different application methods. Olaplex 3 is a take-home treatment that is used to repair and strengthen hair that has been damaged by chemical treatments, heat styling, or environmental stressors. It should be used before shampooing on damp hair and left on for a minimum of 10 minutes (but can be left on for longer for deeper conditioning).

On the other hand, Olaplex 8 is a styling product that provides moisture, shine, and heat protection to the hair. It is typically used as the last step in a hair styling routine to provide a finishing touch. You can apply Olaplex 8 to damp or dry hair, depending on your preference and hair type.

So, when it comes to using Olaplex 3 and 8, it is recommended that you start with Olaplex 3 first to repair and strengthen your hair. Once your hair is in a healthier condition, you can then incorporate Olaplex 8 into your styling routine to maintain the health and appearance of your hair. It is important to note that using Olaplex 8 alone will not provide the same benefits as using Olaplex 3 first, as Olaplex 3 is designed to repair and strengthen hair from the inside out, while Olaplex 8 works primarily on the surface of the hair.

Using both Olaplex 3 and 8 can be highly beneficial for your hair, but it is important to understand the differences between them and how to use them correctly to achieve the best results. By starting with Olaplex 3 to repair and strengthen your hair, and then incorporating Olaplex 8 into your styling routine for maintenance, you can enjoy healthy, strong, and beautiful hair that looks and feels amazing.

What step do you use OLAPLEX 8?


OLAPLEX 8 is a weekly bond intense moisture mask that is designed to rejuvenate and nourish hair while repairing and strengthening the bonds. Using OLAPLEX 8 involves a few simple steps which aim to achieve optimal results for your hair.

Step 1: Shampoo your hair

Before applying OLAPLEX 8, ensure that your hair is clean and free from any product buildup or debris. Start by shampooing your hair with your regular shampoo. Rinse it off with water and then towel dry it gently. Do not apply any conditioner at this point.

Step 2: Apply OLAPLEX No. 8

Take a generous amount of OLAPLEX No. 8 and apply it evenly on your hair from the roots to the tips. Use your fingers to comb through your hair to ensure that the product is distributed evenly. Pay extra attention to the areas that need special attention, such as the ends of your hair or any damaged areas. Massage the product into your hair and leave it on for at least ten minutes.

Step 3: Rinse and Condition

After ten minutes, rinse your hair thoroughly with water until the product is completely removed. Squeeze out excess water gently with your hands and then towel dry your hair. Finally, apply your regular conditioner and leave it on for an additional five to ten minutes before rinsing it off with water.

Step 4: Style as desired

After completing these three steps, style your hair as desired using any styling products or tools that you prefer.

Using OLAPLEX 8 involves four simple steps – shampoo your hair, apply OLAPLEX No. 8, rinse and condition, and style your hair. By incorporating OLAPLEX 8 into your weekly hair care routine, you can help repair and strengthen your hair, deeply nourish it, and achieve healthier-looking hair. With continued use, your hair will be stronger, smoother, and more beautiful than ever before.

Can you use Olaplex 0 3 and 8 together?


Yes, Olaplex No. 0 and No. 3 can be used together to provide the best possible results. In fact, Olaplex recommends using these two products together as part of their at-home treatment regimen.

Olaplex No. 0 is a professional-grade treatment that works to prime the hair for optimal repair and reconditioning. It contains the same active ingredient as the salon-grade Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2, but in a more diluted form, making it safe for home use. The Olaplex No. 0 formula is designed to penetrate deep into the hair shaft and bind to damaged hair strands to help repair and strengthen them.

Olaplex No. 3 is a restorative treatment that helps to repair and revitalize damaged hair. It is formulated with the same active ingredient as Olaplex No. 0 and is designed to be used as a follow-up treatment at home. This product helps to repair and rebuild damaged hair, restore its natural shine and elasticity, and prevent future damage from occurring.

When used together, Olaplex No. 0 and No. 3 work to penetrate deep into the hair shaft to repair and strengthen damaged hair. Olaplex No. 0 primes the hair for optimal repair while Olaplex No. 3 restores and revitalizes damaged strands. The two products work together to provide a comprehensive hair care regimen that can help to repair and prevent damage, leaving hair looking and feeling healthy and sleek.

However, Olaplex No. 8 is a bond maintenance conditioner designed to provide moisture and shine to the hair after the use of the Olaplex treatments. Although it is not specifically designed to be used with Olaplex No. 0 and No. 3, it can be used in conjunction with these products to provide extra moisture and shine to the hair. Olaplex No. 8 is formulated with the same active ingredient as the other Olaplex products, making it a perfect addition to any Olaplex haircare regimen.

It is safe to use Olaplex No. 0, No. 3, and No. 8 together to provide a comprehensive haircare regimen that can help repair and prevent damage, restore and revitalize hair, and provide moisture and shine to the strands. It is recommended to follow the usage instructions provided by Olaplex to get the best possible results.