Bond-Building Blow-Dry

In an unmissable Create This Style, leaders in haircare, OLAPLEX walk us through how you can achieve a take on the classic blow-dry to provide your clients with a luscious, voluminous bounce.

OLAPLEX’s humble beginnings started in a California garage, and since 2014, the brand has quickly become a global sensation, paving the way for a completely new category of haircare called “bond-building.” Today, OLAPLEX is one of the largest independent haircare brands in the world with over 100 worldwide patents. 

The brand’s exclusive scientifically proven bond-building technology restores damaged and compromised hair by repairing it from the inside out. Simply put, this first-of-its-kind ingredient works two-fold to protect the hair from damage while simultaneously also being able to re-link the disulfide bonds back together. For all hair types, it provides immediate results to repair the five types of damage including chemical services, heat styling, mechanical damage, environmental damage and lifestyle or physiological changes.

The chosen look which we will be talking you through in the step-by-step guide is the bond-building blow-dry. An OLAPLEX take on the classic blow-dry for luscious, voluminous bounce with high shine, without compromising the integrity of the hair. 

Product list:
No.6 Bond Smoother: smooths, moisturizes and strengthens hair. Speeds up blow-dry time. Defines and smooths hair. Reduces frizz and flyaways for up to 72 hours. A highly concentrated formula for all hair types including dry, grey, colored and chemically treated hair. Good for textures from coily to fine. 

No.7 Bonding Oil: A highly-concentrated, weightless reparative styling oil that dramatically increases shine, softness, and color vibrancy. No.7 further minimizes flyaways and frizz, while providing heat protection of up to 232°C. Repairs damaged and compromised hair. Strengthens and protects hair structure. Restores healthy appearance and texture

Top tips from OLAPLEX when creating this style: 

  • A little goes a long way! Use only a small amount of No.6 and No.7. You can always add more if you think it’s needed. 
  • To dispense the perfect amount of No.7, turn the bottle over and gently tap the base with your index finger. The perfect drop will land in your other palm. Use one to two drops for shoulder length hair. 
  • You can always mix No.6 and No.7 together in your hands before applying instead of doing one after the other.

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Step 1:

Start with damp or dry hair that needs some love!

Step 2:

Section the hair and pump No.6 into hands, rubbing them together to create a layer of product. You only need a small amount for shoulder length hair. Use more for longer, thicker hair and less for shorter, finer hair. 

Step 3:

Apply to hair in sections, working from mid-lengths to ends.

Step 4:

Tap a couple of drops of OLAPLEX No.7 Bonding Oil into your hands before rubbing them together and applying to lengths and ends for added shine, strength and heat protection. 

Step 5:

Comb through hair while blow-drying No.6 and No.7 into the hair. 

Step 6:

And there you have it! Hair is left beautifully soft, smooth and strengthened, with added shine and volume!