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How can I strip my hair at home?

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Introducing Olaplex's latest hair innovation... No.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo! Available in our store and to purchase online from 1st July.

Betraying its chic, minimalist appearance, this brilliant bottle holds miracles. So much more than your average regular-degular shampoo, the No.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo gently lifts away weighty dirt, debris and build-up from your hair with just one use.

Bursting with a hair-renewing pH-balanced blend of vegan nourishment, this sought-after formula restores your once-voluminous locks for the healthiest-looking shine from root to tip. Cleansing each and every shaft with a wonderfully rich sulfate-free lather, this must-try shampoo removes dare-to-stay chlorine, excess oils, hard water minerals and even heavy metals all the while maintaining stronger than ever shafts coated with hydrating heroes! Sounds like better hair days are on the horizon if you ask us.

Check out our use of it in the salon: request a cleanse with the Olaplex no.4C before buying.

Formulated with a Broad-Spectrum Clarifying System to remove more impurities that damage hair: product buildup, excess oil, hard water minerals, chlorine, even heavy metals and pollution. OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology™ supports strong bonds as you cleanse. Sulfate-free & pH balanced to maintain hydration - suitable for all hair types.

LEAVES HAIR SOFT AND SHINY WITH VIBRANT CLARITY ✓ Allows for optimal performance of hair treatments and services ✓ Deep cleanses without dryness ✓ Formulated with patented OLAPLEX Bond Building Technology™ to maintain strong hair bonds

How to Use 1. Apply to wet hair. Concentrate on scalp and work through to ends. Lather fully and let process up to 5 minutes. Rinse. 2. Follow with No.5 Bond Maintenance® Conditioner or No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask for extra moisture. When To Use ● For in-salon cleansing, at-home clarifying, or pre-cleansing before chelation service. ● Stylists can use on clients who need a thorough cleanse. (Use prior to colouring or chemically treating hair) ● You can use weekly in place of regular shampoo.

PRO TIP: Encouraging you to do a weekly damage reversal routine using Olaplex, to keep hair strong and healthy! - Start with No.3 Hair Perfector as a pre-shampoo treatment to repair damage and strengthen hair. - Cleanse with No.4C Bond Maintenance® Clarifying Shampoo. - Hydrate with No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask in place of conditioner.

Summer build-up is no joke. Chances are you’ve already been in the water once this summer, styled your hair with a product, and enjoyed the great outdoors. While summer fun is mandatory in our books, buildup that leads to damage does not have to be! A non-stripping clarifying shampoo is what you need for weekly healthy hair maintenance. Add bond-building to the experience? Well, that’s the power of the new OLAPLEX Nº.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo.

Now lets answer some of your questions:

Does Nº.4C strip the hair?

Unlike most clarifying shampoos on the market, Nº.4C clarifies the hair without stripping it, leaving it feeling straw-like, rough, or dry. Nº.4C removes damaging impurities while leaving the hair touchable, soft, and hydrated.

What build-up does OLAPLEX Nº.4C remove from the hair?

In addition to heavy metals and pollution, Nº.4C also removes oils, product build up, minerals, and chlorine.
Apply Nº.4C to wet hair, concentrating on your scalp, then working through to the ends. Lather fully and leave for up to 5 minutes. Rinse well, and continue with your haircare routine, following with OLAPLEX Nº.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, OLAPLEX N°.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, or an OLAPLEX treatment!
Clarifying doesn’t have to be a compromising experience where you trade build up removal for hair that feels dried out and rough. Our patented, non-toxic formula allows Nº.4C to effectively remove build up and impurities without stripping your hair. Build-up can lead to damage and create a barrier for products like OLAPLEX to fully penetrate the hair. Regardless of your lifestyle, clarifying once a week is healthy haircare maintenance to ensure you’re getting the most out of your OLAPLEX products!

Full Ingredients List

Water (Aqua/Eau), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Coco-Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Decyl Glucoside, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Chlorphenesin, Panthenol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine, Disuccinate Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-11, Benzoic Acid, Sodium PCA , Pentasodium Triphosphate, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Citric Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucin, Proline,Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene. pH: 5.8-6.8.


Samantha Hillingdon 32-
I'm somebody who loves swimming at least three times a week. The chlorine can really take a tool on my hair, and lets face it the swimming cap doesn't completely save you! I have struggled for years in battling with chlorine and heavy metals in my hair. I was keen to try the new no.4c to see if the hype was worth it. I used the clarifying shampoo at the end of every week and honestly the best decision I've made. The product leaves your hair feeling so lightweight and removes the trace of chlorine. This is ideal for swimmers like me, as for years I have been struggling with this.

Fraya Lisbud 63 -
Love it
Only last year I became an olaplex convert as my hair was very straw like and damaged following years of lightening it. Didn’t really know what to expect with this but my hair has been notably softer and stronger and has seemed brighter following using this only once. I do have a water softener but the water in our town seems to be hard, this is a great purchase to counteract the hard water. Would recommend :)

Us at Ritzy's are thrilled with the new release, a much needed clarifying shampoo added to the market that we will be encouraging you to try. Purchase from our online shopping store today or pop in and we can help assist you in person.

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