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Saturday 6 November 2021

Taking care of my hair with Olaplex and Scentsational!

Olaplex hair results. Scentsational Olaplex discount

Scentsational* is a site that I recently became acquainted with (but they've been in business since 1999!) and let me tell you, there are some bargains to be had on there (and they won't be beaten on their Black Friday prices), but they sell more than fragrances, as the name would suggest. One example is Olaplex, which you know I love and want to tell about the difference it has made to my hair today.

Olaplex hair results. Scentsational Olaplex discount
All of these products were gifted to me, without obligation, however I have also purchased all of them myself previously and will continue to do so.

When I first became ill with Lyme, around 50% of my hair fell out. Fortunately, I had a LOT of hair, but it was still very upsetting, as I wasn't sure if it was going to stop, as at that point, we had no idea what was wrong with me, but it did stop after a few months, but I never got that density back and my hair wouldn't grow past a certain length. Then last year, when I got Covid, I lost a lot of hair again - it was all over the house, handfuls came out when I brushed it etc, and this went on for around 2/3 months. Eventually it stopped, but I think that Olaplex really saved my hair. Yes, I took supplements, but it was when I began to use the entire range, instead of just No.3, that I started to see regrowth.

No.3 is the main product that I would recommend to everyone who is worried about hair damage, breakage, frizz - problems in general, because it really strengthens the hair. If you use colour/bleach in your hair, or use heat on it, your hair will become damaged more easily than natural/untouched hair.. No.3 is a pre-wash treatment, so you wet your hair and then put it in and leave it for at least 10-15 minutes, but in my experience, the longer you leave it, the better the results. If I could only afford one product from the range, it would be this as it leaves my hair feeling stronger, more elasticized, bouncier and smoother. 

If your hair is in bad condition, falling out and in general need of some T.L.C, it would be worth buying a bundle of products to make a saving. I was kindly sent the Mega Bundle*, which contains five products for £99, but they're worth £130, so that's quite the saving, plus with these products, a little goes a long way, so some of the products will last for around a year. If you don't want to buy this particular bundles, there are others available, plus all of the products in the range are available individually, and all have savings.

No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner are the products that people with all hair types can use, to strengthen their hair, and help to repair the hair shaft, to smooth and seal split ends. When used in conjunction with the pre-shampoo treatment, hair is left feeling super strong, sleek and glossy. That said, I have fine hair and I cannot use these every time I wash my hair - I find it works best if I use them for every second or third wash. However, for those with thick or coarse hair, using more frequently would be fine, and with consistent use, hair will become stronger and less damaged. 

No. 6 Bond Smoother is a styling cream and it is suited to all types. Sometimes creams can be heavy on fine hair, but I don't find that with this product.  I find it works particularly well on my hair, which is naturally frizzy. A small amount is applied to the lengths of the hair, before combing through, drying and styling. It really smooths the hair (as the name suggests),  and I find that it keeps my hair frizz-free for a few days, and is a great product to have if you are due a hair cut, as it seals split ends.

No. 7 Bonding Oil: Don't be alarmed by how small this bottle is, because you genuinely only need to use a small number of drops per use. It can be used on both damp or dry hair. Because I use the Bond Smoother, I tend to use this oil as a finishing product. It is lightweight, which suits my fine hair perfectly, but I think it would work well in all hair types. I use a few drops through the ends of my hair, to add shine to my hair.

You can see my hair in the photo above, and the shine, which is difficult to achieve in hair that has any blonde in it. Also, my natural hair colour is medium to dark brown, so the fact that my hairdresser has been able to achieve this colour, lightening it so much, without damaging my hair, shows that the Olaplex products certainly work. Usually, lightening hair damages it, yet I only need to get a tiny trim a few times a year. I personally don't see the point in spending a lot of money on getting your hair done, and then using inadequate products on it,, as the condition and colour of your hair will suffer. Also, you wear your hair daily - if you would spend a lot on your clothes, then you should certainly consider this when it comes to your hair.

There are so many brilliant brands on Scentsational - fragrance, hair care, skin care, body care and more, and remember that on Black Friday, they won't be beaten on price! It is well worth checking the site out, especially when you're starting your Christmas shopping, as who doesn't love to save some money, yet still getting quality brands?

Have you tried Olaplex products? Which is your favourite? I'd love to hear!

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.


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