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All about OLAPLEX Nº.3
May 16, 2022

All about OLAPLEX Nº.3

Our best-selling sku, OLAPLEX Nº.3 was the first product we had available to clients. It was with in-salon transformations and the Nº.3 take home alone that made OLAPLEX a household name. When Nº.3 came out, it was revolutionary. For the first time, clients could rebuild the bonds of their hair at home without ‘the big chop.’ Moreover, transformations that seemed unrealistic were made into reality after a client treating their hair for weeks at home. If you’re new here, or need a reminder — here’s everything you need to know about the product that changed the game.


Before expanding the line, OLAPLEX started as a 3 step system with all three steps containing the same patented active ingredient. A single ingredient chemistry, free of silicone or oils, that links broken disulfide bonds in the hair during and after chemical services, strengthening them permanently until bonds break again. Nº.1 is the concentrate, Nº.2 is the cream form, and the Nº.3 is a take home version of the Nº.2, formulated for clients. Both Nº.1 and Nº.2 are for salon professionals only and cannot be purchased without a cosmetology license.


Nº.3 is the original at-home bond builder and gives people the ability to restore their hair from the thermal and mechanical styling they do on their own. Flat irons and curling wands can cause just as much damage as a salon chemical service, just by consistent use and heat. We love an amazing style as much as the next person, but there’s no need for 500º to touch your hair every time!


Besides chemical services and thermal styling, other factors of damaged hair include environmental damage and damage from mechanical styling. Environmental damage is exposed to nearly everyone, telltale signs being fading and breakage from too much time in the sun, ocean or pool. Breakage from hair accessories like clips, hairstyles, and even sleeping on rough fabrics are ways mechanical damage occurs.


What Nº.3 does is repair the broken bonds internally, linking them back together again to create healthy bonds. With each treatment, Nº.3 brings as many strands as possible back to their virgin-like state. No matter what state the hair is in, each OLAPLEX treatment brings amazing results. The integrity of the hair and consistency of treatments determines how soon your hair revives back to its virgin-like state.


Completely non-toxic, vegan, cruelty free, gluten-free, nut free, paragon free, phthalates free, phosphate free, sulfate free, and free of DEA, aldehydes, and formaldehyde. Nº.3 solves broken hair, with permanent repair in just ten minutes!

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