For Soft, Silky Hair, Coloured or Not Try Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil
winter is so tough on our tresses!
what is Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil and how can it help?What They Say: Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil is a first-of-it's-kind, highly concentrated, ultra lightweight reparative styling oil that can protect colour, fight frizz and provide heat protection. Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil is a treatment oil formulated with Grape Seed Oil, Green Tea Ferment Filtrate, Vitamins D, C and E to help bond and strengthen stressed strands while it softens, smooths the hair while it and amps up shine.
What I Say: My hair loves this stuff! Why? Well, at present, my hair is not at it's salon sleek best. You see, I'm actively growing out and cutting away old, heavily bleached damaged length and I only have a few inches of it left on my upper layers. I am still working up the courage to chop that last bit of length - I hate to cut my hair - and until I do, I'm just nursing those very dry ends along with lots of conditioner and of course, hair oil. I'm a big believer in hair oils and I just had to try this one and see if it can do what they say it does. Ya know what? It does. Look, nothing can magically "heal" damaged hair, we all know this, even the hair care companies who claim that their products can. But the right products can make hair look and feel stronger and prettier.
how do I like to use this hair oil?After washing, I take my blotted hair out of it's Aquis Original Hair Turban, carefully divide my length in half, down the back and pull it all forward on either side and I apply my leave in conditioner of the day then I shake a few drops of this light, golden elixir into my palm, rub my hands together and apply Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil through my length on one side, concentrating on those heavily damaged, dry ends. Then I repeat on the other side and prepare a few more drops to smooth all over my canopy from roots to ends and any left over oil on my hands gets mashed into the underside of my hair. When my hair is properly oiled, I grab my Wet Brush and gently detangle and brush out my hair, working slowly and carefully up from the tips to roots. If I'm air drying, I damp bun my hair and anchor it with my favorite hair stick. If I'm styling, I grab my blow dryer and get to it.
what does this oil do for my hair?
Put simply, Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil makes wet and dry detangling easier, makes my hair feel softer, smoother and yes, I think a little stronger and more resilient and it looks shinier and "healthier". My hair sucks up oils and I can use this two or three times between washings - I wash my hair about once a week - without my hair looking or feeling heavy or oily. This lovely hair oil has a very, very light and slightly sweet orange/citrus scent that I can only smell if I bring my hands close to my face and once it's in my hair, I can't smell it, at all. If you are scent sensitive or averse, this product may be okay for you. There is a chemical sunscreen - Octinoxate - low in the ingredients list in this product. Somehow, I didn't see it, when I read the ingredients list when I bought this oil. Octinoxate is the least irritating of the chemical sunscreens, for me and since there is such a small amount if it, I'm able to use this hair oil without suffering any adverse effects.
-Bis-aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate: Works by finding single sulfur hydrogen bonds and crosslinking them back together to form disulfide bonds; disulfide bonds are broken via chemical, thermal, and mechanical processes including brushing and combing the hair; gives hair superior strength by repairing broken disulfide bonds; and anti-breakage properties.
-Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil: Rich in anti-aging compounds including beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, E, essential fatty acids, and polyphenols to protect and nourish hair.
-Fermented Green Tea Oil: Nutrition for hair; Korean skincare uses fermented oils due to their superior absorption and performance benefits; improves feel, absorption, and compatibility.
Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Coco-Caprylate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Propanediol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Water (Aqua), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Limonene, Tocopherol, Citral, Linalool, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Citronellol, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed (Green Tea) Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate.
the wrap up and where to buy:
I buy Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil - 30 Ml. 1 fl oz, $28.00 at Sephora. I know, that's a pretty small bottle for a pretty hefty price tag and it took me a while to pull the trigger and actually buy it but I'm glad that I did. This oil works and my hair responds well to it. I don't have to use huge amounts of this oil and this little bottle is going to last me a long, long time. Olaplex is vegan and cruelty free.
Have you tried this hair oil or any other Olaplex products? What are your favorites? I have my eyes on the Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3, Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. And let's not forget about the Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme. Yeah, I'm kind of nuts about getting all of the goodies in a line. What? I like stuff to match! And the nice thing is, the shampoo and conditioner come in affordable snack sizes so we can try before going all in on the pricier full sizes. That's probably the route I'll take, to see if I like them, before I invest.