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    This Product Has Saved The Color-Treated, Totally Damaged Hair Of Thousands Of People

    Thousands of people swear by it, stylists recommend it, and it saved my golden locks!

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    If you've ever colored your hair, you know the toll it can take. The damage, breakage, agony, and pain that's often caused by bad dye jobs or years wrapped in foil is truly the stuff of horror movies.

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    Plus, you're left looking like the killer!

    Well, fear no more! I've found the exact thing you need to wake you up from the nightmare of your damaged hair: It's called Olaplex No. 3 and it's going to transform your hair, your life, and your sleeping patterns.

    A customer review photo of them holding a bottle of Olaplex

    Okay well maybe not your sleeping patterns, but hey, you never know!

    Olaplex No. 3 is an at-home hair repairing treatment β€” it's not a conditioner. I repeat: NOT. A. CONDITIONER. This isn't some "I'm just gonna make your hair look okay for a few seconds and give you the illusion of healthy hair" product. This is a professional-quality treatment designed to rebuild, relink, and repair the broken bonds in your hair for some serious structural repair. All for under $30!

    Hairstylists have been swearing by Olaplex products for years β€” and, if they're worth their salt, using Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2 during the dying process for their clients in need.


    But it's not just hairstylists who are spreading the word of this miracle potion; people all over the internet swear by it for calming their fried, frizzy, and dehydrated color-treated hair.

    A customer review photo showing their hair before and after using Olaplex

    "I was dealing with frizzy, dehydrated locks from a recent session with a stylist that did not use Olaplex throughout her processing. I waited to wash my hair after I received this product. It's ridiculous how great this product is. I could feel the softness as I was rinsing it out. I had soft and touchable locks with less brassy, cooler tones throughout. I am now only open to booking appointments with professionals who use Olaplex with their processes. I would rather pay a little extra than deal with the heartbreak of gummy ends and hair that feels and looks like straw." β€”AC

    "My hair has been very dry and damaged from too much straightening and curling, and my ends were starting to look terrible. To be honest, I have thin hair, do not get haircuts often, and I blow-dry, straighten, or curl my hair almost every single day β€” my hair goes through a lot on a daily basis. I heard about this product from a relative who is a hairstylist and she said she uses it often and it is amazing. My hair was silky and soft with less visible damage and that was only after one use. I am very positive it will only get better the more I use it and the longer I keep in on my hair if it worked this good after only one 15-minute treatment." β€”Gina

    After your regular shampooing, you just comb it in and let it sit for a few hours β€” or overnight β€” and then rinse off.

    "I just tried Olaplex No. 3 for the first time and I love it! My hair is a natural level-four dark brown, which I highlight to a level seven. It tends to get that frizzy Barbie-doll hair texture that looks even frizzier and fried when the sun hits it. I was debating on whether I should just go ahead and darken it again but thought I'd try Olaplex first. I wet my hair, towel-dried it, put on the Olaplex, combed it through, then popped on a shower cap. I let it sink in while watching a few of my shows β€” about an hour and a half. Then I washed it out, conditioned, applied my usual smoother, and blow-dried. I had normal human hair again! I'm including before-and-after pics so you can see what I mean!" β€”HD70

    "This product saved my hair! My hairstylist recommended I buy this as a once-a-week treatment for my hair and it's never been healthier! I let it sit longer than recommended, and sometimes even overnight. If you style or color your hair at all, this product will be your new best friend!" β€”cassandra

    After just one treatment plenty of people have seen the damage from their botched color and bleach job start to disappear.

    A before and after customer review photo showing their hair's progress using Olaplex

    "I had a botched hair color. The hairdresser over-bleached and processed my hair. I could hardly brush it because of the damage. I knew I needed to find something to repair my hair. This product has worked wonders. I did an overnight treatment and I could feel that my hair was more manageable. I love this product, I now use it once a week to help replenish my damaged hair. My hair is very thick so I only got two treatments out of one bottle. I will definitely be using this in the future. It smells good and is easy to apply." β€”Amazon Customer

    The more you use it, the more it helps to restore hair and combat the years of chemical, color, and heat damage, as reviewers have attested to. Once a week seems to be the magic number for bringing it back to life.

    A before and after customer review photo showing their hair's progress using Olaplex

    "My hair was recently fried and damaged after a horrible bleach job (it was left on for too long). My hair was falling out, mushy when wet, clumped together when dry, stringy with a rubber band like texture (esp when wet). I did the full Olaplex standalone treatment (No. 1 and 2) and continuous home treatments with No. 3 (three times to date) and my hair has regained its life. It is indeed a miracle in a bottle! I have attached a photo taken just a week ago after my first Olaplex treatment." β€”Amazon Customer

    "I have super-fine hair that I color, change colors, color again. After years of very dark colors, I got the stupid idea to go powder blue or platinum blonde or just white. My stylist said no way. He had touched my hair with bleach once for about five minutes and it nearly broke off. Then he said, 'Maybe with Olaplex.' We did the full kit: #1, #2, and #3. It took many sittings but my hair is now powder-puff blue and still intact β€” and quite beautiful actually! It's nothing short of a miracle. The weekly #3 treatment is critical to keeping my hair nice. This stuff does not help people who just want to condition normal hair. It's for repairing chemical damage." β€”Holly

    And I'm here to tell you the results are worth it! As someone who had her own hair saved by Olaplex No. 3, it's the best damn $30 I've ever spent and will ever spend, and I'll spend it again every time I run out.

    A before and after photo of the author's hair before and six-weeks after using Olaplex twice a week
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    I've been coloring my hair since...since longer than I'd like to admit. I was born with blonde hair that naturally started getting darker as I got older. I hated the mousy blonde/brown color my hair developed into, so I started getting highlights. For decades now I've been getting the same highlights β€” and for decades I've watched my hair literally disintegrate in front of my eyes. My hair was SO damaged, so thin, so broken, that I'd wear it up almost every day because wearing it down just wasn't an option. I'd cut it all off (I look horrible with short hair BTW) and when it finally grew back it would be the same damaged mess as before. Something had to give. So I called my aunt (who is a hairstylist) and she told me for the 800th time to "go buy some f#@%ing Olaplex!"

    I headed to Amazon, a little weary because some reviewers had claimed the product sold on the site was fake β€” but I didn't know where else to get it. I didn't have a hairdresser license thingy to buy it at a beauty supply store. I figured if it were a fake, Amazon would give me my money back. Well, I'm happy to report the product sold on Amazon is 100% not fake and it's probably the best $30 I've ever spent. I went from having a barrel of hay on top of my head to actual, human hair. The kind of hair that horses don't try to eat!

    It did take sometime for me, though; it wasn't a one-to-three-treatment kind of recovery for my damaged hair. I didn't fall asleep and wake up with the kind of perfect, fake-ass hair they try to sell in hair-product commercials. The photo above is the difference after six treatments. Once a week I'd throw Olaplex on my hair after I washed it, put on a shower cap, and sleep with it on all night. The next morning I'd rinse it out (sometimes, I'd leave it in ALL DAY). I also had my hair colored one time in between these photos being taken.

    What the pictures don't show you is the ridiculous difference in texture. I went from having super-fine, dry, rough hair that would probably give you a splinter to the hair of Marcia Brady's dreams. I'm not saying I have envy-inducing, tell-me-your-secret hair, but I do have the best hair I've ever had since I started experiencing the tolls of every-six-weeks-highlights.

    Just look at all these before-and-after pictures. The proof is in the pics: Hundreds of folks who have insisted on color-treating their hair 'till it's basically not there have gotten a second chance at life!

    A before and after customer review photo showing their hair's progress using Olaplex

    "I love this stuff! I started bleaching sessions in October 2018. I've probably bleached nine times since. I reached a point of extreme damage where my hair felt so weak it would not even air-dry on its own. It felt and looked like noodles and very gummy. It would take me maybe an hour to brush out my hair because of all the damage/breakage. So, I started taking better care for my hair. I stopped using $10 shampoos and started buying quality products and they helped but with one use of OLAPLEX! ❀ It made my hair very soft, silky, and healthier looking. I usually use a special detangling brush because of all the knots I get from breakage and all the bleaching I've done to my hair. With Olaplex 3 I no longer struggle to brush my hair or run my fingers without them getting stuck in my hair from tangles. This stuff is just what my damaged hair needed!! The photo shows the results with just half the bottle used on my 26 inches of hair. I still have half left. At first, I was hesitant about buying because not only was it very expensive but it is a very small bottle. I am so glad I bought this. Hope this helps someone, good luck!" β€”Saul & Vivian

    And if you love to color your hair and don't want to stop, Olaplex No. 3 will give your hair the strength it needs to survive all that damage.

    A before and after customer review photo showing their hair's progress using Olaplex

    "I'm a level-two color and processed to a level nine; over the course of four years I have bleached, colored, removed color to add color, stripped color, and bleached some more, etc. I'm a bleach b. β€” can't help it! I'm also a 3A/B hair texture, half black and Asian. After four years I had stopped going to the salon, which uses Olaplex 1 and 2 in my hair (which explains why I was able to bleach and dye my hair so much with barely any damage at all), and 98% of my ends are breaking off! I had to cut about 4 inches of hair off and I still needed to cut another four! So, I pulled out my Olaplex and said, 'what the heck' and kept it on overnight with my heating cap on. Washed it out the next day and deep conditioned. I used my regular oil and heat protectant, blow-dried on the cool setting and flat-ironed my hair (which I stopped doing for a week) β€” my split ends literally looked like they disappeared! Much better results than just leaving it on for 10 minutes (which helped but I got an even better result leaving it on overnight). My hair looks healthy and it actually feels stronger. You have to personalize what you use after using this product to get the best results. Really good stuff!

    UPDATE: My hair has remained long and strong using Olaplex. It's incredible how often I can change my color now." β€”Meikacomehome

    Now, it is pricey. A 3.3-ounce bottle is $28. But the results will pay for themselves. Seriously, you'll be able to run your fingers through your silky-soft locks like it was your job!

    A before and after customer review photo showing their hair's progress using Olaplex

    "I decided to go back to my natural color and went to a hairdresser to start the process. I told her I wanted to do it slowly, over multiple sessions, so it wouldn't fry my hair. But I walked out of that appointment a bright blonde. My hair was fried. Ends crunchy. Unable to brush it. It felt like hay while dry and like wet cotton when wet. I tried masks overnight, oils, repair shampoos. Nothing seemed to help. This picture is after my first application of Olaplex No. 3. It's the first time I've been able to run my fingers through my hair since it was bleached and the first time it's dried without looking like a poof ball. This is the light at the end of the tunnel and hope that I won't have to cut my hair shorter to get through this disaster bleach job." β€”Emily

    So, go! Go get the closest thing to magic in a bottle and thank me later. Get it from Amazon for $28.

    The bottle of Olaplex

    How Olaplex makes me feel!


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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