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Olaplex Hair Care Review

Published December 12, 2019 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hi dolls! Hope you are having an amazing day. The day has FINALLY arrived! I received all my Olaplex hair care products.  My hair was in dire need!!! Thanks for sticking with me through all the bad hair days. Let’s jump into the review. Let me remind you what my hair looked like BEFORE I treated myself to my Olaplex routine.

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My hair freshly blown out before Olaplex.

Yikes!! I know, I know …. horrid isn’t it?

Let’s start with what Olaplex is…  It’s a line of hair repair products that helps re-bond your hairs structure. It’s particularly helpful for people with dry damaged hair from bleaching and color treating.  If you remember a while ago I posted about how I destroyed my hair with bleaching and had to shave my head because clumps of hair was falling out. What I never told you was that the hair that grew back was brittle, broken, and dry.

I started using Olaplex around the time that my hair grew into a cute pixie, and I haven’t stopped since.

I am obsessed with the Olaplex No. 3. I didn’t know until late November that there was a whole system that you could buy.  I am so glad I found out. My hair hasn’t looked better in years!!!

I start by washing my hair with No4 – Bond Maintenance Shampoo ($28 for 8.5 fluid ounces). It is billed as being a product that  Protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. A highly-moisturizing, reparative shampoo that leaves hair easy to manage, shiny and healthier with each use. What I do is shampoo my hair with a plum pit sized dollop on No4, but I leave the shampoo in my hair until I’m done with my shower, I don’t know if it really matters or not but I think it strips all the junk from my hair better this way. Then I rinse and towel dry my hair.  I use a plum pit sized dollop on No3 and work it into my hair. It is billed as a treatment, NOT a conditioner that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair, improving its look and feel. Normally I leave it in for 30 minutes, but today I only had enough time for 10 minutes. I comb my hair with a shower comb and then rinse my hair out. I wring my hair out and use No5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner ($28 for 8.5 fluid ounces). It is billed the same and says that it Strengthens & leaves hair stronger than ever. I let it sit in my hair for 5 minutes and then I rinse my hair completely out.

Now because I have curly hair I use an old tee shirt to dry my hair instead of a towel. I put my hair up in the tee shirt and while that’s soaking up some of the water I put my serums and creams on my face. Then I use No6 Bond Smoother and No7 Bonding Oil. I take a quarter sized dollop of No6 Bond Smoother ($28 for 3.3 fluid ounces) billed as A leave-in reparative styling creme eliminates frizz, hydrates & protects all hair types, strengthens, hydrates, moisturizes and speeds up blow-dry times while smoothing (it also says it eliminates frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours, I just started using this so I don’t know for sure if it helps with fly aways yet)  and 5 drops of No7 Bonding Oil ($28 for 1 fluid ounce), billed the same way and also says that it Provides heat protection of up to 450°, this is good because when I do flat iron my iron is set at 410, and mix them together in my palms, then I run it through my hair from mid shaft to ends, concentrating on my ends since this is where my hair is the driest.

Then I put my hair up into a bun and do my makeup. When my makeup is done it’s time to work on my hair.

I blow dry my hair using a Bore’s hair brush and then I press my ends with a flat iron (this step isn’t needed as my hair will always be straight and silky when I use No6 and No7, but I do it because I want to make sure my ends stay straight.

I typically do this to my hair 2 times a week (except this week because I had to wait for my new products to arrive) and I wont have to straighten my hair at all during the week. The products typically last me between 4 to 6 months (sometimes I have to use more product because my hair is so dry and damaged that there are times that it needs a bit more TLC). I paid total $112.00 plus shipping.

So now for the big reveal…..

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My hair after Olaplex treatment, just blow dried out.

I did not use my flat iron today because I’m in too much pain to use my flat iron.  I have some breakage at the crown of my head so I have some fly away hairs. I am still on the hunt for something that will help with the fly aways.

My hair feels smooth, nourished, and healthy.

I give this product an A+++!!!  The shampoo and conditioner have a fresh scent , not perfumed like basic shampoos and conditioners. No3 has a familiar scent that I can’t place, but it’s not overly perfumed.

No6 & No7 have a nice natural scent.

Final Thoughts….

The Olaplex system is well worth the splurge. The bottles are no frills, just a plastic bottle with a plain label. At first use you can tell that the people at Olaplex spend their over head on the quality of their product.

I would recommend this product to anyone who’s hair needs to be revived. I’ve noticed that I loose less hair in the shower now, my hair has gotten stronger and happier too.

Well that’s all for now dolls,

Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Hello world!

Published July 16, 2015 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hello, thanks for stopping by. I’m Nita, a 40 something year old spoonie with a fascination of makeup, all things nerdy, Disney, and Zombies.

I’ve decided to start a blog as a way of  first healing my mind, being in pain every waking (and non waking) moment can kill one’s spirit.

Secondly I wanted a way to reach out to the world and hopefully shed light for those on the outside looking in on the various illnesses that make up the spoonie community.

Lastly I wanted a way to show other spoonies (and non spoonies), whatever age you are , that it’s ok to have bad days but there are blessings in everything we go through.

I also needed an outlet to explore my ever-growing obsession with makeup. Those closest to me kept telling me most of my life to go to school and do makeup professionally or teach seminars and while I do love makeup and do feel that I have a knack for it, I just don’t think I have the will to start all over in my early 40’s. That doesn’t mean I can’t still share my love of makeup with the world, from my comfy bed.

So this blog will be my quest to explore who I am, find a purpose late in the game, or shall I say re-purpose, and hopefully reach out to someone in need that may be struggling to cope with being sick or that may be struggling with understanding someone they know who has an invisible illness.

Over the course of this blog You’ll get to know more about me and more about the many illnesses that make up our spoonie family. I will also do reviews of all my passions… makeup , books, topics …ect.  There maybe entries that are just simply me rambling about my illness (to help keep my mind clear and spirit from fading) and there may be posts that are just a quick hello, my goal is to hopefully have you get to know me and me you in return.

If I can reach just even 1 spoonie and make their day less lonely, hopeless, or horrid … well, than my job is done. If I can shed light for just 1 person who is scared and frustrated, and angry, and confused about a loved one who is suffering something they can’t understand … again , my job is done.

Lastly if I can spark an interest for someone just starting out with makeup and who doesn’t know where to start, than …. well you get the idea.

Well, that’s all for now, I just wanted to introduce myself. Thanks for taking a look inside this spoonie’s makeup bag and untill next time too all my spoonie darlings out there , life doesn’t have to be centered on just our illnesses, I hope that today find’s you in less pain and with more spoons, and remember spoonie darlings, ALWAYS reserve a spoon for a little lip gloss.

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