Wait, what? Turns out we’ve all been using Olaplex wrong

Find out the proper way to apply the revolutionary hair treatment


by Asher Brandon |
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Ah, Olaplex. The hair treatment that has revolutionised treating damaged hair around the globe. It's truly a godsend for our over-styled tresses and there is never a Sunday that we aren't sporting an Olaplex bun.

It may come as a surprise to some that we've been using Olaplex wrong all this time. That is, at least according to a TikTok posted by @abbeyyung.

Wait, WHAT? Here at heatworld, we're going to get to the bottom of this per(ola)plexing mystery.

The TikTok starts out with the claim, "This is why Olaplex isn't working for you."

Apparently, you are supposed to shampoo your hair first before applying the Olaplex. This is to remove the buildup of dirt as Olaplex can't penetrate dirty hair as effectively.

Once you have shampooed and rinsed, you can then apply the Olaplex. Make sure you keep it in for at least 10 minutes (or do a Kimmy K and keep it in overnight!)

Once the time is up, you should then rinse, shampoo and condition your hair as normal. The TikToker then promised, "now you will have results."

Life-changing information.

To add to the validity, Abbey captioned the video 'Confirmed by the brand!', so there really is no excuses.

Olaplex No.3 is also currently on Amazon Prime, so don't dilly dally. Strong and healthy hair, awaits!


Rrp: £28.00

Price: £18.23
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TikTok users took to the comments to express their shock. One person commented. "Good to know. I love using their products 🥰."

Another pointed out that we really shouldn't be surprised about this. They wrote, "It's almost as if the instructions are written on the bottle lol."

Honestly, thank you for rubbing it in.

We really don't know how we missed it but this revelation is making us question other things in our lives. What else have we been doing wrong? Either way, it seems TikTok has the answers.

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