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Can I Put Olaplex 0 on Wet Hair?

Hair repair always works best when you use products as intended. Olaplex comes into mind first when it comes to hair repair treatments or products. For intensive hair repair, you may wonder, “Can I put Olaplex 0 on wet hair?”

This article will dive deep into the best way to use Olaplex 0, including its use with other products and if it should be used with wet hair. Keep reading to learn more.

Can You Use Olaplex 0 on Wet Hair?

No. You should not use Olaplex 0 on wet hair.

As we alluded to in the intro, it is always best to use hair products as intended. If you want the best results from an Olaplex 0 treatment, then it’s best to apply it to clean, damp hair.

Damp to barely dry hair will help the Olaplex spread through your hair without diluting the formula’s concentrations. If your hair was still wet, while the number 0 would technically work, all that excess water would dilute the formula to the point that it would not be as effective.

You can also apply the formula to fully dry hair, but you will need more of the Olaplex 0 to saturate dry hair.

For best results, start with clean damp hair and apply an ample amount of product to your hair. You want enough to saturate your hair once you have combed it through. If you want to be more sparing, you can start with a small amount and build up as needed.

After applying the formula to your hair, you should keep it on for at least 20 minutes. You can keep it on for longer if you want even better results.

Can I Use Olaplex 0 and Olaplex 3 Together?

Can I Use Olaplex 0 and Olaplex 3 Together?

Yes, absolutely! When used together, Olaplex 0 acts as a booster for Olaplex 3. No. 3 was the original hair repair treatment in the Olaplex at-home line. Olaplex 0 in fact, was designed with the intention that it be used with Olaplex 3.

To use the two products together, start with clean dry, or damp hair. First, apply number zero until the hair is fully saturated. You can start with a little at first and comb it through your hair to make sure there is enough. Next, apply the Olaplex 3 over and comb that through.

The wonderful thing about using both together is they are far more potent than when used alone. Olaplex 0 is a thin formula and can dry out quickly if you leave it on for a long time. Olaplex 3, on the other hand, is thicker and will keep your hair damp so that Olaplex 0 has more time to fully sink into the hair follicle.

It is recommended to use Olaplex 4 and 5, the shampoo and conditioner, respectively. You should leave both products on your hair for at least 20 minutes, but longer is better. After you are done, simply rinse and follow with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

Can I Leave Olaplex 0 on Hair Overnight?

Can You Leave Olaplex 0 on Hair Overnight?

Olaplex 3 and Olaplex 0 state that you should leave the formula on your hair for at least 20 minutes, but longer is recommended for better results. But how long is too long?

Certain celebrities, such as Kim Kardashian, have gone on record saying how much they love Olaplex, and they swear by keeping it on overnight. But is that the best practice?

While it doesn’t do any harm, it’s not something that Olaplex themselves recommend. There are a few reasons for this. The first and main one is that leaving the product on overnight can risk it getting into your eyes and causing irritation.

You may avoid this by wearing a well-fitted shower or sleeping cap over your hair so that the product doesn’t get all over your pillow and potentially into your eyes.

Another thing to note is that sleeping with Olaplex in your hair may be downright uncomfortable and could lead to skin irritation for those with sensitive skin.

Olaplex recommends only leaving the product on your hair for a maximum of 45 minutes. While you can leave it on longer, this is the point at which Olaplex 0 and 3 start to lose some of their effects.

So, Can I Use Olaplex 0 on Wet Hair?

For best results, Olaplex recommends that you apply Olaplex 0 to clean, damp hair. Soaking wet hair is not recommended as it dilutes the product too much and is generally just messier to deal with. Simply comb the product through and leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and soon you will have refreshed, repaired hair.

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