Tried and Tested: Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask

Tried and Tested: Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Here’s what our buyer thinks.

Olaplex is one of our bestselling haircare ranges by far. The formulas are loved by hairstylists, celebrities and customers worldwide. Regardless of your hair type or lifestyle choices (including excessive use of curling tongs!), Olaplex products will help to strengthen and smooth your locks. While the line-up includes the iconic Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector, $30.00, conditioner, oil and several other essentials, until now it has been lacking a hair mask. Rest assured though, Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, $30.00 was worth the wait.

It Will Work For Your Hair

As someone with naturally curly hair, I’ve used a lot of hair masks in my time in a bid to lock in hydration and give my curls some bounce. My pet peeve is a thick, heavy formula that might hydrate but weighs my curls down. Olaplex’s mask has a rich, creaminess that feels luxurious to use without feeling sticky or weighty, making it perfect for both fine and coarse hair. The clever blend of restorative ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and of course, the brand’s patented, magic ingredient, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate leaves your hair feeling stronger and healthier. For those who are new to Olaplex, bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate helps to rebuild broken bonds within your hair strands and strengthen and repair dry, damaged locks. I’ve also found the mask helps to detangle my curly hair.

There’s A Serious Shine Factor

Anyone who uses a hair mask religiously is often chasing that high-shine finish, so I want to highlight that after using this formula just once, my hair had salon-worthy shine. It’s no exaggeration, this mask delivers on giving your hair a healthy, hydrated sheen that I haven’t experienced from any other product (dare I say it, even No. 3). My trick is to gently comb the mask through my hair while I’m in the shower to ensure I’ve got an even coverage. If you have finer hair, you can use it on your mid-lengths to ends.

You Don’t Have To Give Up Your No. 3

The beauty of Olaplex as a brand is that it works as a system. Yes, you can absolutely dip into the brand and just use No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo or No. 7 Bonding Oil, but if you use them all together you get the maximum results. The latest offering is no different. You can still use your beloved No. 3 at the beginning of washing your hair and finish with No. 8. Your hair will be treated to a potent dose of the all-important, bond-building magic ingredient. However, if you’re pushed for time or new to Olaplex, you can dip your toe in with No. 8. Either way, I guarantee once you’ve used this mask once, you won’t look back.

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