My hair has gone through many transitions but one thing that has remained the same, is my love for a honey blonde mane. From loccs to a twist-out, I’ve always maintained lighter colored hair which meant I’d have to use treatments to combat color damage. Finding the right treatment can be trial and error. Honestly, I’m not sure I’ve ever found the right product. Most times I’d do what I could with a deep conditioner, but there have been times that I’ve dyed my hair, damaged it and had to resort to cutting it all off and starting over again.

I learned more about OlaPlex no. 3 through the Five Best Hair Treatments post. The curlfriends really loved this product and described it as a treatment that works magic for damaged hair. As someone who has a long history of using bleach and box dyes, I felt it was important to give this product a try. Was my hair damaged? I can confidently say no. But I wanted to find something that would preserve the hue of blonde that I’ve maintained over the last couple of years. While my color was still semi-poppin’, at times I felt it looked a little dull.

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Here I am on March 23rd at an event. My color is noticeably faded. The photo below was taken one week later.

Sometimes over-processed hair can have a dusty look to it. The natural shine is removed from your hair so the color looks more muted than vibrant. My curls were dull and I felt OlaPlex no 3 would be the treatment to bring them back to life.

The great thing about OlaPlex no. 3 is that it was designed to treat and shield hair from chemical damage. Using this product before and after you bleach or dye your hair will coat each strand with an adequate amount of protection. Thanks to the Best of the Best list, I decided to purchase the mighty treatment packed in a small, 3 ounce bottle. It had been 7 days since my last wash so it was the perfect time to integrate this treatment into my wash-day regimen. Because the bottle is so small, I was overly-conscious on the amount to use in my hair. Still, I trusted that the suggested nickel size portion would suffice. I massaged into my hair and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes. As I washed the treatment out, I noticed that my hair did feel really soft.

Talk about drastic difference! Because I didn’t know what to expect, I was completely blown away by the way OlaPlex elevated my hair color! It went from a dusty blonde color to a more vibrant copper tone. Imagine what this product could do to severely color-damaged hair? It is suggested that you use this treatment in your weekly hair regimen or twice a week if your hair needs to recover from extreme color damage. Personally, I think I’ll be adding this extra step to my routine. I love that my hair looks and feels stronger. That dusty layer that my hair held onto seems to have disappeared and I couldn’t be happier. If you’d like to give Olaplex no 3 a try, you can shop it on Amazon for $28.00.

What do you think? Have you used this product before? What were your results? Let us know in the comments!