As much as we all love to colour our hair, it does leave our locks a bit worse for wear.
Dry ends, brittle strands and broken bits are what we’re all left with after we’ve delved into the world of colouring our hair.
That was until Olaplex came along.
The nourishing treatment, designed to be used by hairdressers while they apply colour to your hair, uses their patented active ingredient to repair the broken bonds in your hair that are caused by chemical and thermal damage.
The three-step system that rebuilds, strengthens and protects the hair has been a game-changer for millions around the world when it comes to keeping coloured hair in a good condition.
And there’s now another Olaplex addition to add to your repertoire.
The new Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is the first of their products to come in an oil form and is designed to be used on both damp and dry hair.
The highly-concentrated oil promises to increase softness and shine, minimise frizz and fly-aways and increase colour-vibrancy.
It even provides heat protection up to 450 degrees, so will product against your hair-styling tools.
And the styling oil has finally come over to the UK.
Available in cosmetics store Space NK for £26, the oil has been met with dozens of five-star reviews.
‘I’ve been looking for a product like you!!!’ wrote one fan. ‘Amazing and thank goodness - my hair feels and looks smooth and sleek. You need a small amount. This is a great product and reduces the frizz and my hair remains smooth all day. I brought two as I can’t bear to be without it and feared it would sell out!’.
‘Great product not greasy at all,’ wrote another. ‘A little goes a long way. Love that is also a heat protectant.
‘Hair feels soft, nourished and better protected.. does not weigh my fine hair down. Even my hairdresser asked what I had been using as she could see a difference in my hair. Love all of the olaplex range.’
‘I bought this oil as I love all the other Olaplex products and wanted to give it a try,’ commented another.
‘I thought the bottle looked tiny when I got it and imagined it wouldn’t last long but I have found you don’t need to use much at all. My hair feels lovely and smooth and it eliminates most of the frizz I get. I have quite thick wavy hair but it can go very flat if I use heavy products. I will see how long the bottle lasts but so far I really love this oil and would buy it again.’
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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