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The Olaplex Guide to Curly Hair

Olaplex is known for it's incredible hair bond repairing ingredients and has become one of out biggest sellers. As well as being able to repair damaged hair the range can also be used to help keep natural curls looking healthy and bouncing with vibrancy.

What Olaplex Products Are Best For Curly Hair?

The Olaplex range is ideal for curly hair as it will condition, protect and repair your curls that are more prone to frizz then other types of hair. Even the way you sleep and the drag of your pillow can create damage to your curls so a regime that combines moisture and repair is key.

If you regularly style your curls with heat tools or add colour through chemical processing, you may find damage also occurring that affects the health of your hair. Curly hair needs to be moisturised and nourished to keep the curls beautiful and luscious, not frizzy and dry.

Step 1 Olaplex No.4 Shampoo

Olaplex Shampoo is great as it is full of natural ingredients and most importantly it is sulphate free which is great as sulphates will dry out your curls.

N°4 Shampoo repairs and protects hair from everyday stresses — including damaged hair, split ends, and frizz — by re-linking broken bonds. Leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use.

Step 2 Olaplex No.5 Conditioner

Curly hair is naturally dryer than other hair textures so conditioning with a beautiful moisturizing conditioner is key.  

A highly-moisturizing, reparative conditioner for your curly locks and leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. 

Watch: OLAPLEX No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner: EXPLAINED

If you find your hair has suffered damage through bleaching and needs an extra boost then it is also a good idea to add the Olaplex no.3 Hair Perfector Treatment to you routine at this point. Olaplex No.3 will work hard at repairing your bonds and ensuring your curls are in the best condition. Use the treatment twice a week to begin with and then once a week going forward.

If your hair is more needing moisture than repair than we suggest a weekly treat of the Olaplex No.8 Moisture Mask. It has the Olaplex bond repair active ingredient but it is designed to really penetrate your curls more than any other product. You can also use No.8 as a great detangler - simply add to wet hair after shampooing then detangle and rinse out your hair ready for styling.

Once you have your hair in great condition, the next trick for your curls is styling. The first tip is to get to know how much product you need to apply as you may think you need more than recommended if you have thick long curls. Olaplex is super concentrated so start off by using the recommended amount and work up from there if you need, making sure you are applying to damp hair.

Step 3 Olaplex No.6

No.6 is ideal for thick curly hair as it is designed to really sink in to your curls to eliminate frizz for up to 72 hours and you can use as a leave in cream that will both style and repair your hair. Apply as always to damp hair and then you can let it dry naturally, which is preferred for natural curly hair, and if you use a hair dryer try and use a diffuser.

Step 4 Olaplex No.7

No.7 is a beautiful oil that adds heat protection and shine to your curls as part of your styling regime. It also works wonders together with No.6 as a cocktail of Olaplex goodness.

Watch: Christin Brown, a celebrity Olaplex curl specialist who demonstrates using the 2 products together!

How to Apply OLAPLEX N°.6 and N°.7 to Curls 

Remember that Olaplex is super concentrated and only a little bit goes a long way so your investment in your Olaplex routine will last you a good amount of time and you will see the results in your curls becoming beautifully defined and healthy.

Tip: If your budget does not allow all products we have recommended we suggest No.4 Shampoo to clean and protect, No.8 Mask to condition and moisture and No.6 to style as a minimum to set you up for great looking curls.

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