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Sunday, 28 August 2022

New Olaplex releases No. 4C, No. 4P and No. 9 Bond Protector

New Olaplex releases No. 4C, No. 4P and No. 9 Bond Protector Review

It's no secret to anybody that reads my blog regularly that I like to take care of my hair and one of the brands I rely on is Olaplex. I did a Brand Focus post here. Since then, three new products have been released. I could claim that I didn't need to buy them, but I did need a new clarifying shampoo, I had also almost finished my Kérastase Blond Absolu shampoo (since finished), so needed a purple shampoo to prevent brassiness in the blonde parts of my balayage, and I had no excuse for buying the serum, apart from wanting it after reading my friend Anne's review. I'm going to share my. thoughts on all three with you today!

No. 4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo: Like double cleansing the skin, I always double cleanse my hair and I love to use a clarifying shampoo when I have used a lot of dry shampoo/hairspray/have greasy hair or just general build up. This will always be my first shampoo, to get rid of the product build up and then I'll follow with a treatment shampoo - to strengthen/tone/add volume etc. A little goes a long way with this shampoo, and I focus on my roots initially before working my way down the lengths. It lathers well and when rinsed, my hair feels very clean but not at all stripped, thankfully. It doesn't affect my colour, or the texture of my hair, it simply leaves it feeling lighter and very clean. It you use a lot of product in your hair (I think most of us lived off dry shampoo during the heatwave!), then you will love this. Even if you don't use a lot of product, but you live in a hard water area, then this shampoo will work well for you, as it removes buildup.

No. 4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo: I like to use purple shampoo on the blonde parts of my balayage (not every time I wash my hair, but when it looks a little brassy and needs brightening up), but a lot can really leave the hair feeling dry, coarse and stripped. Thankfully, this one doesn't! I apply it on the blonde areas of my hair, rather than all over, and depending on how dull or brassy my hair looks, I will leave it on for maybe a minute, or up to three/four. I'm not into the silver grey look, so maybe if your hair is more ashy than mine, you could leave it on for longer. The one thing that you really have to be careful with is application because you will find purple gets all over your shower/other products in your shower, under your nails etc, so be sure to rinse everything thoroughly. Obviously, I suggest following with a conditioner, but this won't affect the toning effect of the shampoo.

No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum: I must admit that I did wonder why this product was added to the line, given that there is already a bond smoother and bonding oil, but this is actually different and has earned its place in the line up. Most serums I have used over the years have been quite thick in texture, but this is very lightweight, so if you find either the oil or serum too heavy (I personally don't by the way!), then you will absolutely love this serum! After combing through my hair, I apply this whilst it's damp, to use as a heat protectant, but also to tame frizz and add shine. I find that my hair dries very smoothly, yet has a salon, bouncy finish. It can also be applied (in a minimal amount), to dry hair, but using it before and after drying isn't necessary in my opinion. It is probably the most lightweight multi-tasking hair product that I've ever used, and I appreciate the pump dispenser as I don't have any waste.

Honestly, I think I might be a bit addicted to this brand. I still use Kérastase and Kiehl's haircare too. I like to rotate the products/brands, so that my hair doesn't get too used to just one, also the original Olaplex shampoo & conditioner are too heavy for me to use consistently on my fine hair, so it's good for my hair too rotate products. Look Fantastic sell bundles, which are great value and if you use the code BEAUTYLYMIN at checkout, you will receive an extra discount.

Have you tried any of these new products? Do you use shampoos or treatments to enhance your colour? I'd love to hear!

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