This Korean hair treatment is being touted as an Olaplex dupe

It costs less than $7!

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / June 10 2021

Here at Beauty Crew, we love a good dupe, especially when it’s a cheaper alternative for one of our cult-favourite beauty products: Olaplex.

The Internet has been abuzz with word of an affordable collagen hair treatment that mimics the results of the best-selling hair treatment Olaplex. The new kid on the block is the K-Beauty offering, Elizavecca Collagen Coating Hair Treatment, which can be found on Amazon and retails for less than $7!


Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3 Home Treatment

Elizavecca Collagen Coating Hair Treatment

Amazon shoppers are so fond of this little guy that its currently ranked as the number one most-wanted hair treatment on the site, with people adding this to their wish list more often than any other product.

The secret to the hair treatment’s success seems to be down to a combination of its excellent price point and nourishing and strengthening ingredient list. The hair treatment contains soy protein extract that works to repair damaged hair, while ceramide 3 conditions, and collagen strengthens and promotes hair growth.

The only thing missing from the formula is Olaplex’s salon-quality bond strengthening technology, but Amazon shoppers don’t seem to mind, with many saying the results are comparable and some even claiming that they prefer this Elizavecca hair treatment:

“My hair is very damaged from all of the bleaching, coloring and chemical treatments and I iron my hair 2-3 times a week. I use this collagen treatment after I shampoo and condition…2 times a week and I can really see the difference. My hair is noticeably less frizzy after air drying and it feels moisturized, soft and silky.”

“I've used this 2x so far and I just ordered 2 more tubes. It's amazing. My hair hasn't been this soft since I was a child.” 

“This is the first product that I have ever used where I saw immediate results. For those out there that have tried Olaplex at home treatment, its very similar in consistency but I think I see better results and this product is much cheaper.”

Though it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be able to give up on our Olaplex completely (we mean, the stuff is like hair crack), it’s nice to know that there’s a cheaper option available for those emergency beauty purchases that are a little *too* close to pay day.

Looking for more cult-favourite hair products? These 5 straighteners take the struggle out of styling thick, frizzy hair.

Main image credit: @romeestrijd

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).