April 29, 2020 2 min read

How do you know what treatment your hair needs? Does it feel dry? Brittle? Gummy? There are a few main treatments that address different concerns your hair may be trying to tell you. Those signs come in the form of how your hair is feeling, which often means either your hair needs moisture, bond rebuilding, or protein (and yes, it could need all three!). One of the main troubleshooting questions we receive at OLAPLEX is why the No.3 isn’t making the hair feel moisturized or giving the hair protein, which we will address in this post. OLAPLEX No.3 relinks broken disulfide bonds only, but we’ve got you covered for the rest. Let’s dive in!

Bond Rebuilding

If your hair is feeling brittle, and you notice it’s damaged either from chemical services, thermal styling, mechanical styling (brushes, hair accessories), or environmental damage (harsh weather, too much sun, pool water, ocean water, or hard water), your hair is in need of repair. The great news, the entire OLAPLEX line rebuilds bonds in the hair creating healthier hair than before! Start off with OLAPLEX No.3 for a serious at home treatment. OLAPLEX No.3 is the only in it’s category of rebuilding broken disulfide bonds, there’s no such thing as overusing the product, so if your hair looks and feels highly compromised, feel free to give your hair a few treatments a week if you’d like! For more mild addresses to damage, treat the hair once a week. The longer the treatment is on, the better. We love cooking, doing house work, or working from home with the OLAPLEX No.3 treatment on!


Hair feeling dry? We love this killer routine that both conditions and rebuilds bonds in the hair simultaneously. Try conditioning your hair with OLAPLEX No.5 Conditioner by applying it to damp hair, combing through, and letting it work it’s magic! We’ve heard amazing results for people who keep it on for 10-30 minutes. When you rinse it out, apply OLAPLEX No.6 Bond Smoother and OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil to continue conditioning the hair. OLAPLEX Ambassador Chad Kenyon says to apply OLAPLEX No.7 just as you would a moisturizer, day and night! This helps address dryness throughout the day as well as bond rebuilding to keep the hair healthy, shiny, and moisturized!


Contrary to a common misconception, OLAPLEX does not contain any protein. OLAPLEX is a revolutionary category on it’s own, it rebuilds weak, broken, damaged hair. If your hair feels gummy, likely you’re in need of a protein treatment. Consult with your hairdresser to find one right for you. Remember, unlike OLAPLEX, protein treatments shouldn’t be used regularly, as too much protein in the hair produces a counter intuitive effect.