Can Olaplex fix gummy and damaged hair? How long does it take?

  • Yes, Olaplex is useful to fix gummy hair.
  • If your hair is gummy, Olaplex will help you repair it from deep within. It’s not just a simple moisturizing treatment. It’s a hair reconstruction treatment.
  • Of course, it won’t do it overnight. You’ll need at least two weeks of treatment.
  • Olaplex is a three-step treatment. If you haven’t used step 1 and 2 during bleaching, and you use only step 3, the results will be less effective. Either way, it’s worth applying it to your hair. I’ll explain why below.


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Do you feel like your hair has a gummy and stretchy texture?


Let me guess. You’ve tried everything. You’ve tried different deep moisturizing masks and applied coconut oil overnight. You even went so far as to try a homemade mayonnaise mask that a friend recommended.

However, your hair is still chewy. Then, someone mentioned Olaplex, and you jumped for joy while shouting a HURRAH! Will this product restore the texture and elasticity your hair had before bleaching?

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Yes, but nothing is miraculous.

Olaplex is actually a three-step treatment.  The first two steps are applied in the salon “DURING BLEACHING.” The third step is to extend the effects of the first two. .


If you haven’t used Olaplex 1 and 2 during bleaching, your hair is probably dry, dehydrated, and very frizzy. Yes, you have managed to strip your hair its color but you have also stripped it of proteins and other components, leaving it dehydrated about to start breaking.

At this point, can Olaplex save your hair?


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Yes, but it won’t happen overnight.   Olaplex is neither a magic nor a miracle treatment. Olaplex is complemented by bleaching. .

In other words, bleaching is done in combination with Olaplex treatment.

Can you go back?


Obviously not. However, you can use Olaplex 3 to diminish the damage caused by bleaching. Then, in a reasonable time, you can return the lost elasticity to your hair.

You’ll need several applications to get rid of that gummy look. Why that long face?


You can fix it! You’ll just need time, patience, and to know how to apply Olaplex 3 correctly.

So, stay with me because I’ll tell you:

  • What exactly gummy hair is
  • Strand test to check if your hair is really gummy
  • How to apply the Olaplex 3 on gummy hair

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What exactly is gummy hair?

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Hair becomes gummy when it undergoes continuous chemical treatments such as bleaching, dyeing, or the abuse of heat tools such as straighteners or curling irons.


Imagine for a moment what would happen to your skin if you exposed it to five hours of sunlight every day without any protection. The irreversible damage caused to the skin by high exposure to the sun’s rays, especially without any kind of protection, has been proven. Do you know what the most terrible thing is?


It’s cumulative damage. You may not be able to see the consequences at first. But, as time goes by, dark spots, moles, and even early wrinkles will be the result.

The same happens with chemical processes on the hair.  Both the bleaching mixture and hair dyes cause cumulative damage to the hair. If you don’t repair it, the damage gets worse every day. .


If your hair is not regularly moisturized, the fibers remain dry and brittle. Also, the bleaching chemical process breaks the molecular bonds in the hair core, which results in open cuticles, allowing the further loss of the hair’s natural moisture.


That’s why it’s so important to have these processes done by a trained professional rather than risk ruining your hair. For the time being, I’ll leave reprimands aside because there’s no use crying over spilled milk.

Do you want to know if your hair is really gummy?


I’ll help you find out right now with this test.


The strand test to find out if your hair is really gummy

  • Wet a strand of your hair and look at it closely.
  • Check what happens if you extend the strand. Does it return to its original position or does it bounce like a spring…

If it’s like a spring, bad news! Your hair fiber is burned and dry. It’s time for you to stop wasting time on regrets and start a hair fiber reconstruction treatment right away.

Did you read that right?


I didn’t say an intensive moisturizing treatment, like masks or coconut oil. I said an intensive reconstruction treatment, which is only performed at the molecular level. Olaplex rebuilds the bonds that bind the keratin in the hair fiber. They break during bleaching. That is what Olaplex 3 does.

Now, do you want to know how Olaplex can help you? I’ll tell you in a moment.


How to apply Olaplex 3 to gummy or severely damaged hair

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Before I explain how to apply Olaplex 3, I want you to put your feet on the ground.


 Getting your hair back to normal texture will take time. You won’t get it with one, two, or three applications .

Do you think you’ll apply Olaplex once and that you’ll wake up with perfect hair the next morning?


I’m sorry to tell you that won’t happen.

Remember that we’re talking about severely damaged hair. To see the change in your hair after using Olaplex, you’ll need at least two weeks.


How to use Olaplex 3 to restore your hair texture

  • Treatment duration: two weeks.
  • Application: three times a week. Leave the Olaplex overnight on your hair one of those days.
  • Exposure time for each application: Minimum: 10 minutes. Maximum: overnight.
  • Avoid during those two weeks: heat tools.


Are you ready? Come on, with a little patience, you’ll recover your hair and forget about that gummy texture.


How to use

  • Hair preparation

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Divide your hair into 4 sections from forehead to nape and from ear to ear, holding them with hair clips. Wet your hair and remove excess water with a towel.


  • Application

Take one of the locks and apply a small amount about the size of a coin from roots to ends. Repeat on each section, making sure to cover the entire surface with the product.

Leave on for a minimum of ten minutes and a maximum of two hours.

Remember that you should leave it on your hair overnight once a week.



  • Rinse

After the exposure time, rinse your hair with plenty of lukewarm, almost cold water.  If you can afford Olaplex 4 shampoo and Olaplex 5 conditioner, use them to wash your hair as usual. .

Otherwise, use your regular shampoo and conditioner.


 You won’t see miraculous results from the first application, but you’ll feel your hair more manageable when you comb it. That’s already good news.  As you progress through the recovery plan, you’ll notice your hair will be shinier, frizz-free, and without that gummy texture you have now.

Those two weeks will have been worth it.



If your hair is gummy or severely damaged, incorporate Olaplex 3 into your hair care routine. You’ll be able to rebuild the hair fiber from deep within, which is what you need.

Apply the product three times a week for two weeks, and you’ll see how your hair gradually regains health with each application.

Miracles don’t exist, but some products can get very close to them. Olaplex 3 can prove it.

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