My hair has gone through many transitions, but one thing that has remained the same is my love for a honey-blonde mane. From locs 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.

The Five Best Hair Treatments post taught me more about Olaplex No. 3. My Curl friends really loved this product and described it as a treatment that works magic for damaged hair. As someone with a long history of using bleach and box dyes, I felt it was important to try this product. Was my hair damaged? I can confidently say no. But I wanted to find something to preserve the blonde hue I’ve maintained over the last couple of years. While my color was still semi-poppin’, I sometimes felt it looked a little dull.

Heres What Happened When I Used Olaplex No. 3 on My Type 4 Hair

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

Heres What Happened When I Used Olaplex No. 3 on My Type 4 Hair

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 adequate protection. Thanks to the Best of the Best list, I purchased the mighty treatment packed in a small, 3-ounce bottle. It had been seven 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 of the amount to use in my hair. Still, I trusted that the suggested nickel-size portion would suffice. I massaged my hair and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes. As I washed the treatment out, I noticed my hair felt really soft.

Heres What Happened When I Used Olaplex No. 3 on My Type 4 Hair
Heres What Happened When I Used Olaplex No. 3 on My Type 4 Hair

Talk about a drastic difference! Because I didn’t know what to expect, I was completely blown away by how 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. You should use this treatment in your weekly hair regimen or twice a week if your hair needs to recover from extreme color damage. I think I’ll be adding this extra step to my routine. I love that my hair looks and feels stronger. That dusty layer 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 here.

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

Marsha B.

Freelance Journalist Marsha B. offers insight on how to live a positive, fulfilling life via her website, Introvert N the City. The seasoned writer has been featured in Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Blavity and Fashion Bomb Daily. When she is not writing, you can find her traveling the world and creating the life she’s always wanted to live.

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