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The Importance of Prepping & Priming Hair
September 15, 2020
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The Importance of Prepping & Priming Hair

Prepping the skin and priming isn’t something new to the beauty world… but what about priming hair? If you know that skin and hair contain the same internal structure, the idea of priming both may not come as a shock. Yet still, why is it we know nothing of priming the hair? OLAPLEX completely changed the game with its patented chemistry. Healthy hair has become the new norm thanks to at-home treatments like OLAPLEX No.3 to repair and rebuild the hair, and No.4-No.7 for intense hydration. The new professional inspired intensive bond building hair treatment, OLAPLEX No.0, is making hair primer a thing. 


It seems priming is connected on all beauty levels. Cleansing and toning set the stage for your skincare facial products, and healthy maintained skin creates a better canvas for makeup. With OLAPLEX No.0, a primer is applied to the hair to maximize the bond building OLAPLEX No.3 treatment. This treatment gives the most intense at-home bond building treatment for healthy, strong, shiny hair. Having healthy hair as a canvas opens opportunities to create within. Similar to makeup on skin, there are a myriad of ways you can create on hair. Our favorite is color! Prime and treat your hair at home to give your colorist the sturdiest workable canvas. Prime your hair to so it bounces back from all the thermal styling (it’s hard to put down the curling wand, we know.) To enjoy those summer days under the sun, prime your hair to mitigate environmental damage. 


Once you have a healthy canvas, all the possibilities are yours! Here’s the catch, OLAPLEX rebuilds bonds permanently until those bonds are broken again by the types of damage mentioned above. This means, just like a solid skincare routine, being consistent is imperative to maintaining healthy locks. This summer, as we continue to spend more time at home, maximize your time with the new No.0 paired with No.3 to get your hair in top shape.


Treat your hair as you do your skin and give it the haircare routine it deserves. With treatments once a week for normal hair, the condition will be thriving with each treatment. For compromised hair, OLAPLEX is safe to use as often as necessary. We’ve seen great results from people who do No.3 treatments 2-3x weekly. Including No.0 as a primer to this regiment, means the already game-changing No.3 treatment amplifies. 


What an ideal day in the life of a fabulous hair primer looks like:


Apply No.0 to clean dry hair. Comb through to ensure saturation. Leave on 10 minutes.


Layer No.3 directly on top of No.0. Comb through. Leave on 10 minutes or longer!


Shampoo out with OLAPLEX No.4 shampoo followed by No.5 conditioner. 


Rinse, towel dry. Apply OLAPLEX No.6 as a leave-in. Cocktail with OLAPLEX No.7 for superior shine. 


Style as you usually would and keep the benefits of a prime haircare routine. 


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