Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo Ingredients + Review

Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo Review 2024

I have given the Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo in the article below and also explained the chief ingredients used. Check it out!

I have been many versions of a blonde, redhead, brunette and a few other colors in between. I am a sucker for hair colors but sadly it comes with a  price.

People often tell me how lucky I am because I have long and silky straight hair but I couldn't disagree more because half the time I spend on finding the right volumizing hair care products.

My hair feels dry, damaged and over-processed at most times, this is where I discovered an amazing product that changed my hair forever. 

The Olaplex No4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo is a moisturizing and repairing hair product that helps reduce hair breakage and damage, frizziness, and leaves you with realty and strong hair.

It is best suitable for dry and damaged hair which was perfect for me. 

Here is my experience with the shampoo and my honest review-

Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo Ingredients + Review

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Key Ingredients 

Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycereth-26, Decyl Glucoside, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycol Distearate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Divinyldimethicone/​Dimethicone Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Polyquaternium-11, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, C11-15 Pareth-7, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Laureth-9, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, C12-13 Pareth-3, C12-13 Pareth-23, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Pseudozyma Epicola/​Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate, Pseudozyma Epicola/​Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Ferment Filtrate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Quaternium-95, Propanediol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, PEG-8, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-8/​Smdi Copolymer, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Biotin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, C11-15 Pareth-7, Sodium Polyacrylate, C12-13 Pareth-3, C12-13 Pareth-23, Vitis Vinifera (Grape)

olaplex shampoo ingredients
Ingredient Names What It Does
Water Solvent
Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate Surfactant/​cleansing
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine Surfactant/​cleansing, Viscosity Controlling
Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate Surfactant/​cleansing
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate Surfactant/​cleansing
Potassium Cocoate Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Surfactant/​cleansing, Emulsifying, Viscosity Controlling
Glycereth-26 Moisturizer/​humectant, Emollient, Viscosity Controlling
Decyl Glucoside Surfactant/​cleansing
Fragrance Perfuming
Phenoxyethanol Preservative
Cocamidopropylamine Oxide Surfactant/​cleansing
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Surfactant/​cleansing
Glycol Distearate Emollient, Emulsifying, Viscosity Controlling
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate Surfactant/​cleansing
Methyl Gluceth-20 Moisturizer/​humectant
Acrylates Copolymer Viscosity Controlling
PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate Emulsifying
Amodimethicone Emollient
Polyquaternium-10 Viscosity Controlling
Citric Acid Buffering
Ethylhexylglycerin Preservative
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Surfactant/​cleansing
Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer
Chlorphenesin Preservative, Antimicrobial/​antibacterial
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride Viscosity Controlling
C11-15 Pareth-7 Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate Chelating
Laureth-9 Emulsifying
Glycerin Skin-Identical Ingredient, Moisturizer/​humectant
Trideceth-12 Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
Panthenol Soothing, Moisturizer/​humectant
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol
C12-13 Pareth-3 Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
C12-13 Pareth-23 Surfactant/​cleansing, Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Emollient
Tocopherol Antioxidant
Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract Filtrate Moisturizer/​humectant
Pseudozyma Epicola/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Ferment Filtrate
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil Emollient
Propanediol Solvent, Moisturizer/​humectant
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract
PEG-8 Moisturizer/​humectant, Solvent
Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate
Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract Antioxidant, Soothing, Antimicrobial/​antibacterial
Punica Granatum Extract
Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract
Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract
Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract
Sodium Hyaluronate Skin-Identical Ingredient, Moisturizer/​humectant
PEG-8/Smdi Copolymer
Arctium Lappa Root Extract Antioxidant, Soothing
Sodium Polyacrylate Viscosity Controlling
Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate
Citral Perfuming
Hexyl Cinnamal Perfuming
Limonene Perfuming, Solvent
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate Antioxidant, Preservative
C11-15 Pareth-7 Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
Sodium Polyacrylate Viscosity Controlling
C12-13 Pareth-3 Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
C12-13 Pareth-23 Surfactant/​cleansing, Emulsifying, Surfactant/​cleansing
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Antioxidant, Emollient


Water in most hair care products (and other cosmetics) is the chief component of the formula as it’s the solvent which dissolves all the other ingredients. 

The water used in hair care products is sterile and deionized. This means there are no minerals in this water as they can interfere with the other ingredients. 

Water-based hair products, especially conditioners are lighter, spread easily and help hydrate your hair if there are humectants (like glycerin, etc.) present in the formula.

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is a surfactant that is derived from coconut. A surfactant is a type of cleansing agent that removes dirt, debris and other impurities from skin/hair/other surfaces by reducing surface tension between molecules. 

This ingredient is a milder version of harsh surfactants like SLS and SLES and is sometimes used in place of them in color-protect shampoos and other products formulated for sensitive scalps. 

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine is used in hair care products for several reasons. It can be used as a thickening agent to help make the consistency of the shampoo better or it can be used as a foaming agent to increase lather in shampoos. 

It also functions as a conditioning agent and helps prevent moisture loss from scalp skin and hair. 

This ingredient is non toxic and safe for use on skin and hair. It is also gentle on skin.

However, it might cause irritation in eyes if exposed to the area. 

My Review Of The Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

The shampoo uses patented technology perfectly to promote healthy looking hair  with each wash.

It is suitable for hair that has been exposed to frequent chemical treatments, hair coloring like me, bleaching, heat styling, and so on.

It also delivers the moisture you need without weighing your length down. I used it along with the conditioner twice a week.

Size & Packaging: 

I appreciate the minimalist Olaplex shampoo bottle look. It is very sturdy, hard and sleek and comes without any box packaging so that means a reduced carbon footprint, which is cool. I love the size of 250 ml because I think it's very travel friendly and super convenient  to carry around.


T-Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate is a unique patented technology that is the main special ingredient used for the Olaplex hair care products that restores hair from the inside out, protects hair from damage and smoothes out the hair cuticles. 


I love how  remarkable the shampoo is and how it creates a creamy, rich and buildable lather that is quite  satisfying and easy to apply to hair.

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The scent is fresh and gives a very citrusy and grapefruit vibe. My hair was left smelling very light in a subtle way which is what I want from a  shampoo. I loathe overly-sweet smelling products or an overpowering scent.


You can either order your bottle from amazon for 30 dollars or sephora for 15 dollars.

Overall results:

A few weeks before reviewing this product, I dyed my hair chocolate brown because I am obsessed. I went into testing Olaplex thinking it would either smooth out my mane for a few hours before or it would be  too hydrating and would weigh down my hair. To my good luck, neither of these things happened. 

I was simply blown away by how nourished and smooth my hair felt, and never felt too greasy or heavy. I can tell the shampoo is really getting my hair nice and clean, without stripping it off completely. 

Pros and Cons

What I liked-

  • Noticeable results (I could feel the difference in just week of use)
  • Buildable lather
  • Pleasant scent (not strong)
  • Leaves hair silky and smooth without weighing it down

What I disliked-

  • Works best as a team so you need to buy the conditioner too to see effective and long-lasting results.

Should I Use The Olaplex 4 and 5 Together?

I think you are well aware of  how to use shampoo but one thing I would like to recommend, and I always did this no matter the brand, is to let the product  sit on your hair in the shower for at least three  minutes. 

Give your hair the time to soak in all that nourishment and hydration. At the end, your hair will feel fresh and it's a great relief to find a nourishing shampoo  that actually works on all hair types.

My hair went from feeling brittle and dry to shiny, smooth and healthy without having to sacrifice any volume. 

But keep in mind that the Olaplex is a teamwork system, which means you can use the Olaplex Conditioner to complement the shampoo. 

I only tried the shampoo and conditioner and was very impressed with the results. Highly recommended.

Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo Ratings

Size & Packaging 4/5
Texture 4/5
Ability to cleanse 3.5/5
Scent 3/5
Price 3/5


So, overall The Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo is perfect for all hair types and while it is a bit pricey, it is worth the investment.

This shampoo brand is an immediate game-changer!After using the combo just 4 times, I noticed how drastically my hair changed.

My breakage has been reduced by 75% which  is a TOTAL WIN!

The shampoo and conditioner really work together as a team and give your hair the results it needs-makes hair soft, healthy, shiny, less frizzy, and manageable. 

I would recommend using them both together to experience the  full benefits!

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