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November 07, 2020

Festival Hair Repair with Olaplex

True story: I once brought OLAPLEX No.3 to Coachella with the intention of using it every morning of the festival. There are probably some of you wondering how it went and an even more significant percentage of you thinking I’m crazy to even attempt that. If you’re thinking there’s no way I actually did that after 3 nights in a row of live music… you’re right. I should have treated it all day every day with how much the sun and styling was frying my hair, but it took these mistakes to learn y new goto restore routine. What I did do, is the ultimate hair repair routine when I got home to give my locks some much-needed post-festival weekend love.

During the festival, I styled my hair twice daily for three days in a row from fishtail braids to bohemian updos and more styles in between– you can imagine the state it was in when I arrived back in town! Did I mention rainbow colored hair? Thanks to Olaplex, my hair received all the nourishment it needed to bring it back to life after the weekend. I had pre-booked a Stand-Alone Treatment a couple of days after I returned. The Stand Alone is Olaplex’s salon grade premier treatment. It includes Olaplex No.1 (the concentrate) and No.2 (the concentrate and a cream additive). With just one 30 minute treatment, I felt a significant change in the integrity of my hair. My hair felt stronger, thicker, smoother, and it was very shiny! To follow up, I put my usual hair routine on full blast from bond rebuilding to moisturizing.

In the shower, I used Olaplex No.4 to cleanse my hair. I love the Acetic Acid, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Biotin, Oregano Extract, Burdock Root Extract, and Sodium Hyaluronate that are found in the shampoo as they promote scalp health and help to decrease flakiness and foster hair growth. I then apply Olaplex No.3 (the at home treatment), comb it through, and wait 10 minutes then rinse it out thoroughly and condition with Olaplex No.5. The No.5 rebuild the bonds in the hair while giving it the moisture its craving. I love how hydrated and thick my hair feels afterwards! I towel dry my hair with a microfiber towel afterward, then style with Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother. I like to scrunch the product upwards to create more defined texture. The No.6 helps eliminate the frizz in my hair, taming it while making the hair smoother. I’m definitely going to use this to style all my hair looks for Coachella!

No matter the occasion, whether it be a vacation in harsh temperatures or heavy styling, my 911 Olaplex repair routine can also be your saving grace. Olaplex brings my hair back to the starting point, making it a fresh canvas for anything that comes its way. What I love most about the at-home portion of this routine, is that it takes less than 30 minutes– making it ideal for all types of lifestyles. Whether you’re going to show up to Weekend One with your Olaplex arsenal or repairing post-festival, these steps did wonder for my mane, and I know this restorative routine will give your hair the life it craves!

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