Olaplex No.3 for Curly Hair (2020) Review


Transitioning to curly hair can take a long time! Especially if you are impatient like me. Today I’m giving you my Olaplex No.3 review to answer one of the most talked about questions regarding the treatment, and that is, can olaplex bring your curls back? And after many trials with this product, let’s get right into it.

What is Olaplex?

Olaplex hair products collectively form a bond repair system for damaged hair. It became popular as an in-salon treatment when getting hair coloured or bleached, but is now used by literally everyone trying to achieve healthier hair (mere exaggeration). There are 7 products in the Olaplex family but today we are talking about the no.3 hair perfector. The product claims to repair your hair’s broken bonds and to overall strengthen damaged hair.

How to Use Olaplex No.3 at home?

Well you can choose to follow the directions on the packaging or the advice of Kim Kardashian. According to the brand, you should apply the treatment to damp hair and leave it on for 10-30 minutes and then proceed to shampoo and condition as normal. According to the Kardashians, you can sleep with the treatment on overnight. 

So what did I do?

Well I pulled a Kim K move, obviously! Jokes (but also not). And that gave me the softest hair. 

Quick Tip: finger coil your hair or do a two strand twist once your hair is saturated with the product to get more curl definition.

Does Olaplex Work on Curly Hair?

Well, the short answer is, yes. The long answer is, yes but over time. 

Like everything else in life, there’s no quick fix solution. Olaplex works if you use it regularly, at least a few times a month. I did see a difference in my curl pattern after using the olaplex treatment at home. And I saw a significant difference with clumping, so if you want bigger clumps of curls, then I’d recommend Olapex.

But whether or not it will bring back your curls to those very straight pieces of hair, you know the ones in front that’s so heat damaged it just hangs limp, well that’s something you’d have to gauge over time. That said, it can give you curl definition to the parts of your hair that already has a curl pattern.


Is Olaplex Worth the Hype?

Let’s get one thing straight. There’s no 10 minute miracle here, especially when it comes to really damaged curls. There was no bam! I’m Curly Sue moment.

This hype comes from online communities hyping up novel products or ingredients trying to find the next best thing.

It’s the world of advertising and more often than not we are underwhelmed by product performances due to the overwhelming amount of advertising we consume on a daily basis.

But that’s not to say that the product doesn’t perform at all, because the results I got from the treatment, was indeed healthy hair.


Should You Buy Olaplex No.3 Treatment?

Olaplex is expensive. Going through the Olaplex no.3 treatment is like going through the last week before payday; I could not help but apply product sparingly out of fear of it running out.

The 100ml bottle will not last you a long time if you have medium to long hair, have really thick hair, or not using it sparingly. Like I’ve mentioned, you’d have to use the treatment multiple times to get your desired results, which does make its steep price point a big problem for its consumers.


If you’ve tried everything under the sun and nothing has worked to bring your curls back, then yes, buy the Olaplaex no.3 at home treatment.


If you’re planning to spend a lot of money at the drugstore buying curly girl products, while your hair is still in its early transitioning phase, then buy olaplex no.3 treatment first.

And obviously, If you can afford olaplex on your curly girl journey, then definitely give it a try!

With regards to Covid-19, buy your Olaplex from local hair dressers to keep small businesses running during this time!

So tell me, have you ever tried the olaplex no.3 treatment ?

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