If you’re a hair aficionado—or desperately trying to fix a botched bleach job—then the best Olaplex products might need no introduction. The haircare brand is beloved by celebrities, top stylists, and reviewers alike, and has made a name for itself as a must-have for color-treated hair.
But despite the acclaim, there still seems to be a little confusion around what the products actually do. We’ll clear things up: Unlike other hair treatments that add moisture and shine to the outer layers of your hair (pretty straightforward stuff), Olaplex works on the molecular level to repair the bonds that make up our hair—and was the first brand to make this technology available in an at-home formula. By restoring these bonds, it makes hair stronger, healthier, and softer, which is how Olaplex came to be recommended by almost every hairstylist out there. This technology is particularly beneficial for anyone with bleached or color-treated hair, but it can also help reverse damage done from brushing, chemical processes, heat styling, and environment aggressors.
While the products aren’t as expensive as say, a Dyson dryer, they’re still more than your usual drugstore picks. That leads us to the obvious question: Is Olaplex actually worth the money? The short answer would be yes, it is. For more in-depth reviews, we asked Glamour editors with different hair types to put the line to the test. Scroll on for the best Olaplex products you’ll want to add to cart, stat.
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