TikTok Made Me Buy It: Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil review

Posted: 11 January 2022 9:42 am

Image of a woman holding a bottle of the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil.

I tried the ultra-lightweight hair oil that's all over your FYP to see if it lives up to the hype.

I am no stranger to the wonders of Olaplex, so I was very intrigued when I kept seeing the No.7 Bonding Oil all over my FYP in recent months. My hair is very long, naturally curly and rocking a blonde balayage thanks to epic quantities of bleach. In other words, it's the perfect storm for a knotty, dry and a tad damaged mop that's in dire need of a solid hair oil.

The Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is a highly concentrated, lightweight and reparative hair oil that increases shine, adds softness and strengthens damaged hair. It also offers heat protection up to 230°C, which is fab news because I regularly use heat tools to style and dry my hair.

After tossing up whether I could justify throwing down 50 bucks on a hair oil, I decided to take the plunge so I could share the results with y'all.

About the brand

Olaplex is a Californian brand and cult fave among hair care enthusiasts around the world. Its products focus on restoration, using a patented chemistry that repairs damaged and broken bonds in the hair. The range includes at-home treatments including shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser masks and of course, the bonding oil. Starting at around $50 per product, it's not exactly cheap but it's well worth the investment.

The review

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil ($50)

The Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is the first of its kind. It's an ultra light-weight oil that gives your hair high shine, but also strengthens the hair structure over time. I've only just started using the oil, so I can't comment much on the impact on my hair structure but I can give you my first impressions.

The bottle is only small, but a little bit of this oil goes a long way. I have alotta hair and I only need 2-3 drops to get the job done. Any more and your hair may look a little oily.

You can use it on wet or dry hair to detangle knots while also smoothing pesky frizz and flyaways. As a heat protector, I ran some of the oil through the ends of my hair after washing and before blow drying. My hair usually gets really knotty when I dry it, but the oil helped keep the tangles under control and left it feeling super smooth.

I also loved the outcome when I ran it through the ends of my hair after styling it with heat but before I brushed out my curls. The oil tamed my flyaways and gave my hair a gorgeous shine without leaving it looking lifeless and lank, like so many other oils I've tried. Last but not least, it also smells divine.

@breakfastatbetsys ☀️💛 #hair #hairgrowth #TheChallengeAllStars #fyp ♬ MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X

Final verdict

​I wouldn't normally spend $50 on a hair oil, but I think the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil is absolutely worth the price tag. It delivers on its promises, ridding your hair of frizz and flyaways to leave it looking and feeling silky smooth. If you're raising your eyebrows at the size of the bottle, I can assure you that you only need a few drops each time and it'll last you ages.

Where to buy

You can shop the Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil at Sephora, Adore Beauty and Oz Hair and Beauty.

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