As we all stay safe at home here in NZ it's natural to start thinking about when the lock down will be lifted. We will no doubt be rushing to our favourite salon to get our colour re-done as soon as is humanly possible!
While we patiently wait and put up with roots and less than ideal hair there is so much you can do to prepare your hair so it is in the best condition possible for that new colour!
Our friends at Olaplex have the best advice as to what you can do right now ! Check out these awesome article on the best hair preparation you can do right now!
"OLAPLEX No.3, No.5, and No.7 are going to be the three saving graces help you bloom into the season ahead.
In just a few simple steps, the following will help help get the most out of your lock down re-vamp:
No.3 Hair Perfector:
This is where your OLAPLEX journey begins. Use No.3 on clean, damp hair. Apply throughout and comb through to ensure full saturation. Take advantage of your time at home by leaving the treatment on as long as you’d like throughout the day. The longer the better! Rinse and shampoo it out with OLAPLEX No 4 shampoo. You can condition with OLAPLEX No.5 in the shower, or opt for a lengthier conditioning treatment (listed below)
PRO TIP: Styling your hair into braids or a bun helps retain the moisture in your hair, meaning the treatment is active longer! Once the treatment dries out in your hair, it’s no longer active.
No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioning Treatment:
The next step is how you’re going to bring intense moisture back to your hair! Do this by applying OLAPLEX No.5 on damp hair, comb through to saturate all over then style into a bun or braids. The longer you leave the treatment on, the silkier, more conditioned it will be, so have fun with it!
No.6 Bond Smoother:
Finally, we have the No.6 leave-in! Depending on your hair type or texture, start with a dime sized amount of No.6 then work your way up if needed. A little goes a very long way! This powerful leave-in both rebuilds bonds in the hair and conditions at the same time, making it the ultimate finish to this repair and moisturize treatment. Apply the amount into your palm, then rub in to saturate your hands with the product then work through your hair. Style as you normally would.
PRO TIP: Add some drops of No.7 Bonding Oil mixed in to No.6 and apply through the hair for an added shine boost and bond building magic!
Multi Tasking At Home with OLAPLEX
At a time where most of the world is being asked to pause, there’s no better time than the present to start practicing those YouTube style tutorials you’ve been eyeing! You might want to master fishtail braids, spend more time communicating with loved ones, or be working from home.
Whatever the case may be, take this time to be productive and check off that to-do list! The best part is, while you’re doing all these things, you can also use OLAPLEX to rebuild the bonds in your hair simultaneously!
Any OLAPLEX product could work to rebuild the bonds in the hair, from a Stand Alone Treatment for our beloved hairdressers staying at home, No.3 for clients, and even No.5 for a bond rebuilding conditioning treatment.
Here are some of the many ways you can keep your hair healthy and fabulous with the tasks you do at home:
A fan favorite from the likes of the Kardashians is to use OLAPLEX No.3 while working out. Apply No.3 to damp hair, comb through, and put into a bun. As exercise does induce sweating, we recommend putting a headband or bandana at the hairline to avoid any product getting into your eyes. Although OLAPLEX is non-toxic and completely safe, no one wants product in their eyes!
Working from home.
Our previous article discusses tips from Team OLAPLEX for working at home and one of them included treating your hair while you work! A couple of times a week swap a Stand Alone or No.3 for a moisture treatment with No.5. Your hair will thank you!
Organizing the house.
Okay, okay. This may not sound so fun for some, but what if you make it a ‘treat yourself’ cleaning moment? Pop a treatment on while you get your house in order, clean up, or do the laundry!
Meditation and wellness.
As you find ways to calm and center your mind, with meditation and breathing techniques, put yourself front and center by treating your hair simultaneously. It feels amazing to work on your inner self while working on your outer self. By the end, you’ll feel healthy inside and out!
Phone or video-call a friend.
Why not do an OLAPLEX treatment together! If you can’t make it to the salon, bring the salon home. You can both do a No.3 treatment for rebuilding, or a No.5 treatment for conditioning and bond rebuilding!
Many of you are schooling from home with online classes. Take time while working hard to let OLAPLEX do some of the work upstairs for you! Execute projects and problem solve while rebuilding bonds in your hair.
Maybe you just want to relax for the day. You deserve it! Whether it’s Netflix and chill, reading, pampering, or playing board games with the family; we want to be there with you. You can go for a double whammy and rebuild the bonds in the hair with No.3, then rinse and put on a No.5 conditioning treatment! There are so many ways you can use the OLAPLEX system to get the most out of your day, more on that featured in our next post.
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