The launch of Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector was a transformative product for many of us curly girls. It was a treatment we didn’t even know we needed but now we can’t live without - a Holy Grail, Best of the Best Award winner that visibly improved the health of our curls and coils.

The newest product in Olaplex’s growing family - which includes everything from oils to serums - is the Olaplex No.4C BOND Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo.

An effective clarifying shampoo is a must for many of us curlies. Many of the styling gels, lotions and creams can build up on our follicles, which can reduce the efficacy of our products. 

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What is Olaplex No.4C?

Olaplex No.4C is described as a weekly treatment for people who need a deeper cleanse that uses a “broad spectrum clarifying system” to remove product buildup, hard water minerals and heavy metals. Sulfate-free, non drying and pH balanced.

The active ingredient is Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate-Patented Olaplex Bond Building Technology, which is designed to repair damage by relinking broken disulfide bonds.

My experience with Olaplex No.4C

I’ve used a wide variety of clarifying treatments from both mass and luxury brands. Having just come off an article about frizz fighters - many of them with cones - my 3b curls had a fair amount of product buildup. It was looking a little dull and limp. 

I applied a quarter-sized dollop of the violet gel, working it from my scalp to the ends, leaving it on for the recommended five minutes. I followed with the No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask for extra Moisture.

I diffused as usual and my curls definitely felt bouncier and fuller. I would rank Olaplex No.4C among my favorites, right up there with Adwoa Beauty Blue Tansy Clarifying Gel Shampoo, Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating shampoo and Amika Reset Clarifying Shampoo.

Have you tried the new Olaplex No.4C Shampoo? Let us know what you think in the comments.