Healthy Blonde: Olaplex ~ Interstate Style

Monday, February 4, 2019

I'm excited to kick off my new series, "Healthy Blonde" with a brand I've trusted for years, Olaplex. If you aren't familiar with the brand, Olaplex is a product line with a three-step process. No. 1 and No. 2 are used in the salon to rebuild, repair and restore hair while preventing damage. One is added to lightener, color or chemical services and the other is applied after rinsing out the lightened or color. No. 3 is a take home product to repair, protect and strengthen hair. After hearing about Olaplex and using it for the first time, it soon became a must for me when booking an appointment. When I lived in Las Vegas I actually found my longtime hair stylist (Sophie @ Mosaic Salon) by searching "#Olaplex" on Instagram (true story). Once I moved to Salt Lake City, I had a bunch of recommendations on who to go to for hair, and was lucky to find Meg at Blonde Love Salon, who also uses Olaplex. 
Today, I'm talking about how I keep my hair healthy using Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector and the new No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. But first, a little bit more on Bond Maintenance with Olaplex (in case you were wondering what that means). Olaplex has this patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. Like I mentioned above, you can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance.


- No. 3 Hair Perfector - 
No. 3 is a product I've used once a week for more than two years and has truly changed the look and feel of my hair. I know my hair wouldn't be as healthy without it. The Hair Perfector is an at-home treatment that you apply to towel dried hair for at least 10 minutes and is followed by a shampoo and conditioner. If you use this once a week, you'll prevent breakage in your hair and will notice your hair feels stronger and healthier. I do use mine in the shower. I get my hair wet, ring it out as much as possible, apply, wait at least 10 minutes and rinse. 

Bleaching my hair every 6-8 weeks can really dry my hair out. Add that to having a baby and experiencing a good amount of hair loss post-baby, I'm very careful with the products I choose to put on my hair. The Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector has been a game changer.  

- No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner - 
I tested out the No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner together for four weeks, and found them to be super hydrating. I noticed that after drying my hair, it felt softer, thicker than usual, and I had less frizz/fly aways. What's great, is that I really felt like each time I used them, my hair was healthier. And I like that I only need a small amount of shampoo to create a really thick, rich lather. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like I'm getting a cleaner wash if I have a good lather. I used too much conditioner the first time, and my hair was a tiny bit heavy. Use about a quarter size and that will be perfect. At the end of a month I can say that I definitely have stronger, healthier hair and experience  less breakage (proven from less hair in my brush).


Oh, and keep in mind, this is not a product line just for blondes. Olaplex is for all hair types. So whether you're looking for to reduce breakage or just make your hair stronger, anyone can use it. Also, if you don't go to a salon that used Olaplex No. 1 and No. 2, that's okay. You can still improve the quality of your hair dramatically by using No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5. If you can't splurge for all three at the same time, I recommend buying No. 3 first. I'd say that is my favorite product (probably because I've been using it so long).

All of these products are formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

If you've been thinking about trying any of the Olaplex products, let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to let you know about my experiences with products. Definitely let me know what you think after trying them out! I love to hear your feedback. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

xo, Crystal Marie


This post was created in collaboration with Olaplex.

13 comments:

  1. I've heard of Olaplex before and the amazing changes it can do for your hair! My friends have enjoyed it, and after reading this post, I might have to try it out for myself as well!

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    1. Let me know if you try it. I would love to hear how it worked for you!

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  2. Olaplex is such a great product. I've never used it but I have seen so many great results.

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  3. These look great! Do you know if the products are tested on animals?

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    1. Thanks so much! Olaplex is never tested on animals. Let me know if you try it out!

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  4. I'll have to keep this in mind. I'm considering going blond again this summer, but the bleach is so hard on my hair.

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    1. Olaplex helps to lift without damaging the hair. It has truly saved my hair! And helped it get even healthier.

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  5. It is a struggle to keep healthy/happy blonde hair! I've tried so many things but I've never heard of Olaplex! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!
    Xo - Kam

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    1. Girl! Yes! You need this in your life. It really help with breakage and making it stronger so when you do bleach, you're not damaging your hair as much.

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  6. This looks likes a great product! I have never tried it but I'm always looking for quality products. Thank you!

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  7. My friends are always raving about Opalex. I've always wanted to try their products. Will look into it a little more.

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