The Secret to Shiny Blond Hair

The Secret to shiny and blond hair has always been a well kept one or just simply impossible. Blond and shiny hair don't really go hand in hand. I think that you generally either go for deep browns and reds if you want the shine on your hair. If its the blond locks you want then you generally have to sacrifice lovely shiny locks. Or at least until now. So on my last visit to my hairdresser she told me that she had recently discovered Olaplex.
LongShiny Platinum Locks achieved using Olaplex

Initially all I heard was hydrating and repairing and I was on board due, to me for the past month deciding that it was a good idea to straighten my hair every day! My hair was dry as a bone and on its way for highlights to dehydrate it even more! Anyway I feel I need to be blonde, some people are just better blonde and I happen to be one of those people so off I went.

My stylist Hair By Lucy mixed it in with the bleach which will help prevent breakage and gives a longer lasting conditioning effect by mixing it in with the bleach.

I have to say normally when I have my hair highlighted it feels so dry, is hard to comb through after a wash and just is generally dry which is what I would expect. I felt such a difference straight away in the condition of my hair. Actually walking away after highlights with hair in better condition than prior to when I went is really unheard of. 

This image illustrates the difference too
The visible effects of Olaplex
There are 3 steps to this system which actually as a consumer you don't need to worry about too much as your stylist will take care of this for you.

Step 1 This is the concentrated first step which rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.

Step 2 Continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds and results in the strongest shiniest and healthiest hair possible.

Step 3 Is a treatment I had after my highlights but is also an at home treatment that reduces breakage and visibly strengthens hair improving its look and feel.

Just look at the shine and the condition of these gorgeous 'locks that should be dry from bleach' photos.

Shiny festival hair achieved using Olaplex

Shiny Platinum hair achieved using Olaplex

I've been on their website researching their products in the name of The Blog and have now seen they do Shampoo, Conditioner, the Step 3 of the Salon Treatment and a Bond Smoother! I think it could be the way forward for those who struggle to get that shine

Olaplex products you can use at home

Could be worth a whirl fellow blondies, go get that elusive shiny blond hair.

Much love

Thank you to Olaplex for the beautiful Photos  


  1. In love with olaplex, so pleased to be able to offer this treatment alongside a color service. x

  2. Am in love with olaplex, so pleased to be able to offer this amazing product alongside a color service .