Do You Need Olaplex’s No. 7 Bonding Oil?
I’ve been a huge fan of Olaplex since first buying their No.3 Hair Perfector (£26 for 100ml, Feel Unique) last summer.
As someone with naturally dry, frizzy hair (that is then hugely worsened by bleaching), I’m always looking for products that will repair and add shine.
Enter Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil (£26 for 30 ml, Feel Unique)*, a silicone and oil based serum which also contains the active ingredient used in the brand’s repairing treatments- bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate- to fix broken hair bonds, while corn, moringa and pomegranate oils moisturise.
I’ve included the full list of ingredients at the bottom of this post.
The results on my hair are an immediate shine and softening effect, as well as some seriously tamed flyaways.
Do I think it’s a necessity…? No. But if you are someone who likes a hair oil for taming frizz then choosing one which contains damage repairing ingredients is probably not a bad option.
And while I think the real magic lies in the in salon treatment and No. 3 (a genuinely hair-changing product for me), I’ll personally take any softening, de-frizzing help I can get so I’m really enjoying this product.
I also think this will work well for any oil fans, frizzy types and anyone who wants the full Olaplex experience (since the in salon Olaplex and No. 3 treatments aren’t meant for moisture- just repair- this adds a nice shot of hydration to hair to go alongside the rest of the line)
As much as I’m loving the moisturising ingredients and de-fluffing results, like the No. 3 this comes in about the teeniest bottle you can imagine (30 ml). Since I really don’t need to use a lot to get some shine it’s not a big deal, but it’s a bit of a surprise when you first see it (on the plus side though, it’s great for travel).
Great for: Adding shine and de-frizzing hair.
Not-so-great for: Those who don’t like silicone in their hair products.
*Denotes PR sample
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The full list of ingredients:
Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Coco-Caprylate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Propanediol, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Water (Aqua), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Powder, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Limonene, Tocopherol, Citral, Linalool, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Citronellol, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate