3.3 oz/ 100 ml
No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Why It's SpecialA creamy, reparative formula that makes your hair feel SO soft
What It IsA highly moisturizing, reparative shampoo that leaves hair easy to manage, shiny, and healthier with each use.
Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Fungal Acne
Ash me out
Have you really wanted to be a nice ash brown but it seems impossible to get to this color? Here’s why: Ash brown usually contains blues and purples to tone down yellow and orange pigments. The only way you can really get these tones to work and get extremely ashy is if you have a certain level of blonde, either prelightened or natural. There are 10 levels of hair color: • 1- Black • 2-Darkest brown (the eye doesn’t notice the difference between level 2 and level 1, so hairstylists just mix a level 1 and 3 together) •3-Dark brown •4- Medium Brown •5-Light Brown •6-Lightest brown •7-Darkest Blonde •8-Medium Blonde •9-Light Blonde •10- Lightest Blonde/Platinum There are also underlying pigments ghat each level of color brings, so if you lighten your hair and wonder why you got red or orange, this is why. As well as 10 levels of color, the 10 undertones that come with them are: •Black- has blue tones ALWAYS •Darkest brown- Blue and Violet tones •Dark Brown-Violet •Medium brown-Red and Violet •Light brown- Red and Orange •Lightest brown- Orange and Red •Darkest blonde-Orange •Medium blonde- Yellow and Orange •Light Blonde- Yellow •Lightest blonde- Pale yellow So now, knowing what colors turn certain tones when you lighten them to different levels, to get an ash brown you should probably be a level 8 and up! Levels with yellow tend to accept both blue and violet pigments and they turn to a beautiful “mushroom brown” color! It’s not easy to achieve but at least now you know the process in which us hairstylists should be working through with your haircolors(: This client was just a simple toner over her platinum blonde hair because she wanted something to lighten up by the summer so she could lighten again with less damage! Products used: Olaplex shampoo OLAPLEX - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo Olaplex conditionerOLAPLEX - No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner She has extremely porous hair from lightening from level 1 to level 10 so this shampoo and conditioner really help save her from anymore damage Amika’s The wizard detangling primeramika: - The Wizard Detangling Primer Kevin Murphy anti gravity spray (to hold in the curls) KEVIN.MURPHY - Anti.Gravity Spray
THOUGHTS ON OLAPLEX SHAMPOO
OLAPLEX - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo I’ve been using this product for a year and a half or so. Here are my thoughts on this product: OVERALL OPINION: I have very dark thick curly hair. I got it highlighted a lighter honey blonde color about 6 years ago, and my hair texture has never been the same. It became very course, had so much breakage, and had lost its overall shine. It did not look healthy or feel healthy & I’ve tried so many different shampoos & treatments to try to address all my problems: Paul Mitchell, OGX, Redken, and a few others. Nothing helped. After hearing so many good things about Olaplex as a brand, I decided to try it out for myself. Best hair decision I’ve ever made. I no longer have any breakage [or at least no where near what I had before]. My hair feels and looks healthy. I’m very happy to have discovered this product. USE: I use this every time I wash my hair [about once a week]. It does lather a bit, and a little goes a long way. SCIENCE: Olaplex products contain a compound called bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate, which is meant to reconnect disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair. Disulfide bonds are basically two sulfur atoms that link two proteins together. This link determines your hair’s shape & strength,& when that link is damaged with coloring or bleaching, you experience breakage, dullness, etc. This is why Olaplex is marketed as a brand for people with damaged hair due to coloring treatments! The compound mentioned above helps form artificial bonds between the sulfur atoms in your hair, creating an artificial bridge that allows the hair to repair itself through the new disulfide link that is formed. So, this ingredient is what makes Olaplex a brand that is known for bond maintainence & restoration. VALUE: $28 at Sephora for the full size. I’ve spent so much money trying out other [cheaper] brands that didn’t do anything for me. This does all that I need it to & more, so I’m willing to spend that $28. Also, each bottle lasts me about 5 months [washing once a week] so I get a reasonable amount of product for what I’m paying for. I can’t wait to try out more products from this brand, but for now this shampoo satisfies all my hair needs!
OLAPLEX-No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Hair Care 101: How to Treat Dry Hair
We all want soft and luscious hair, right? Well, I have always constantly battled dry hair. Especially in the winter, whatever moisture I had in the summer completely dries up and leaves my hair feeling brittle and unappreciated even when I wash it and use an extra conditioner. There is one set that I have found not only helps control dandruff but battles dry hair and helps prevent any damage from happening. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Set I absolutely love this set because I could feel a huge difference immediately after using this shampoo and conditioner. My hair used to do this thing where dandruff would cause my hair to be so greasy I couldn’t even blow dry it after a shower because it would get so greasy at the roots and brittle, dry ends. Olaplex helped me rid my scalp of all of my dandruff and eliminate any excess grease. Simultaneously, the conditioner was so nourishing my ends became soft and silky after a few times of using this product. It helps seal my split ends and protect the rest of my hair from getting any more. This product is slightly more expensive than other products, especially if you buy both the shampoo and conditioners this line carries. But trust me, it is worth the splurge. Helpful tip: Instead of shampooing and then conditioning, I condition first! I wet all of my hair, and then thoroughly coat it with conditioner and let it soak while I shave and wash my body. Then I rinse it out and add in the shampoo to just my roots. At the same time, I grab a little more conditioner to run through my ends. This has totally transformed my hair and kept it smooth and silky without being greasy!!!
OLAPLEX-No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
5 Tips to Start Your Natural Curl Journey
I started my natural curl journey in February of 2019 and although it takes lots of research and experimenting, it is well worth it! My top 5 tips (where to start) to get your natural curls back are: 1. Cut out heat styling If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent most of your adult life trying to straighten your curls into submission. The first tip to getting your curls back is to stop using a flat iron/curling irons on your hair. I know it’s tempting to straighten your hair on a “bad curl day”, but the sooner you cut out heat styling the sooner your curls will bounce back. 2. Use Moisturing Shampoo/Conditioner It is going to take work and LOTS of patience to nurse your hair back to life. I highly recommend OLAPLEX - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo OLAPLEX - No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner MIZANI - True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo MIZANI - True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner Bounce Curl - Enzyme Gentle Clarifying Shampoo Bounce Curl - Super Smooth Cream Conditioner The mentioned products are ones I have tried and adore - they will bring life back to your hair. 3. Add Deep Conditioning to Your Routine At the beginning of my curl journey I deep conditioned in the shower once weekly. Depending on the current health of your hair, using heat while deep conditioning may help even more. You may need to deep condition more or less often, let your hair tell you. Some of my favorite deep conditioners are Briogeo - Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Mask MIZANI - True Textures Moroccan Clay Steam Hair Mask Wild Haven BOTANICA - Botanical Hair Mask 4. Research and Experiment With Curl Methods The Curly Girl Method (CGM) is one that many curly girls all over the world swear by! I personally don’t follow it but I would recommend reading about it and deciding if you want to give it a try! Everyone’s curls are unique to them - meaning your curls have their own pattern and texture and it takes a lot of trial and error in the beginning. It’s all worth it, I promise! Check out my IG page @type_ofbeautiful for examples of curl styling methods. 5. Be Patient!!! Getting your natural curls to be their very best takes time. I started to see improvement in my curls around the 3 month mark (and gradual improvement since) but everyone is different. As time passes, the combination of your hair getting healthy and learning the best styling methods and products will help your curls transform! It is tough, especially in the beginning, but rewarding in more ways than I can count. Have you started your curl journey yet? Let me know in the comments! #CherieCreator #BeautyWithoutBarriers
Wild Haven BOTANICA-Botanical Hair Mask
My Hair Wash routine!
I have color treated, fine, and straight hair! I normally only wash my hair twice a week. One of my biggest issues is fallout when washing my hair. I have introduced some new products and techniques to help reduce the fallout in the shower (I don’t have much hair so I am trying to reduce shedding and gain more volume in the long run). I just recently got the AQUIS - 01 Prime Water Defense PreWash So far, so good. No real opinion on it yet, but the logic behind the product makes a lot of sense. It prepares your hair for washing. Washing your hair actually causes a lot of damage, so I am trying to prevent it. I don’t use this every time I wash but maybe twice a month (it is really expensive) OLAPLEX - No. 3 Hair Perfector but I have been using this consistently for almost 9 months and I like it a lot. My hair feels stronger but it is still fine, still implementing products to help build strength. I liked No 3 so much I decided to try OLAPLEX - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and OLAPLEX - No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner I’ve only used them twice but so far so good. The amount of fallout compared to what I had before is dramatically different! Here’s to hoping this helps me in the long run. I always use a hair mask to finish my shower routine. Lately I’ve been using amika: - Soulfood Nourishing Mask I use a wide tooth comb and brush out my hair to get tangled loose and prepare for rinsing/styling? Etc. I love this hair mask, so so good!!! Lastly I use the AQUIS - Lisse Luxe Hair Towel Cloudy Berry This helps soak up excess water and is not harsh on my hair at all (cotton towels often times cause breakage and frizziness in hair). Hope you got some takeaways from my hair wash routine! If you have specific questions, just ask 😘
AQUIS-01 Prime Water Defense PreWash
😳Why box dye is TERRIBLE for your hair
As some of you may know by now, I am a licensed cosmetologist. I see TONS of clients everyday and a large amount of my new clients are color corrections. What’s a color correction? Wells color correction is usually a pricey service that a hairstylist does once your hair is compromised from box dye...or maybe you gave yourself a hOMBRÈ. Yeah I called you out😂 This service is so pricey because it can take HOURS to fix this situation. This haircolor, took FIVE hours. She had three layers of red box dye in her hair and about two inches of regrowth that was lighter than the red. Trust me I wanted to cry when I saw it. This is every hairstylists worst nightmare. A client wanting to be blonde but their red. Lol not gonna happen. As you can see, there’s still some red, that’s where she really overlapped her box dyes. Box dyes are progressive dyes that really buildup on the hair. They have metallic salts that can build up and reeeaally dry out the hair....not fun. If I do a color correction over boxed hair I will seriously FORCE clients to get Olaplex added to the color and lightener. It’s soo damaged just in general and it’ll be worse after a huge chemical service like this one! Use these to prevent any further damage OLAPLEX - No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo OLAPLEX - No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner amika: - The Wizard Detangling Primer OLAPLEX - No. 6 Bond Smoother Reparative Styling Creme KEVIN.MURPHY - Smooth.Again
OLAPLEX-No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
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