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How to Use OLAPLEX No.8

How to Use OLAPLEX No.8
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer1 year ago
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Is your hair currently ravaged by split ends, overgrown roots and heat damage? Allow us to introduce you to Olaplex No.8, the at-home treatment to revolutionise your haircare routine.

There’s a hero in town that comes in the form of a everyone's favourite little white Olaplex bottle. Solving our haircare woes with their patented nourishing treatment, No.8 Intense Moisture Mask enables you to revive, repair and moisturise your locks from the comfort of your own home! 

Whether you need a quick refresh or a deep repair, the No. 8 mask has got you covered, featuring Olaplex’s patented bond building formula in a highly concentrated product. Is this really the miracle in bottlthat you needWe’ve got all the answers to your questions down below. 

What is OLAPLEX No.8? 

Designed to deliver salon quality results at home, the Olaplex No.8 is a highly concentrated moisture mask focused on providing intense repair and hydration for your locks. Infused with Olaplex’s patented bond building technology, the No.8 was designed not only to provide intense moisture, but to produce sensational shine and bodyreviving damaged hair and leaving it up to *six times smoother. 

The key to the efficacy of this mask? Its highly concentrated formula enables deep absorption into the hair to thoroughly repair damage, without weighing it down. The No.8 serves to lift, smooth and revive hair, with **94% of users reporting seeing more body following treatment. What’s more, with the mask’s sulphate and paraben free formula, Olaplex puts the health of your hair first, providing gentle but effective solution for all hair types.  


How do you use the OLAPLEX No.8 Mask? 

The No.8 can be used as a stand alone treatment, or as the perfect finishing touch to your current Olaplex routine. Used in conjunction with the No.0 intense bond building treatment and the No.3 hair perfector, the No.8 mask completes your root-to-tip treatment for intense repair and moisture.  



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Using the No.8 Intense Moisture Mask on its own

Perfect for: All Hair Types

  1. Apply to freshly shampooed, damp hair from the midlengths to the ends using your fingers (start with two pumps for shoulder-length hair and adjust the amount based on your length) 
  2. Leave the treatment to work for ten minutes 
  3. Rinse out the mask thoroughly 


Using the No.8 Intense Moisture Mask with other OLAPLEX products

Perfect for: Dry & Damaged Hair

  1. Start off by combing the No.0 through clean, dry hair from the root, ensuring that each strand is coated 
  2. Leave the treatment to work for ten minutes.
  3. Now comb the No.3 Hair Perfector through without rinsing out the No.0. 
  4. Leave for ten minutes.
  5. Then wash both out with your Olaplex No.4 Shampoo. 
  6. Using your fingers, apply the No.8 to freshly shampooed, damp hair from the mid-lengths to the ends.
  7. Leave the treatment to work for ten minutes.
  8. Rinse out the mask thoroughly.
  9. For maximum moisture follow with Olaplex No.5 Conditioner & rinse.


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Which hair type is the OLAPLEX No.8 best for? 

The short answer is: all hair typesThe No.8 has a vegan, non-toxic, cruelty and sulphate free formula which makes it suitable for all lifestyles and hair types. Deeply hydrating treatments are beneficial for all hair-types and textures, and the more often No.8 is used together with other Olaplex products, the healthier and stronger the hair becomes. Whilst the No.8 may produce more noticeable results for those with damage as it is designed to repair and revive hair, the mask provides a luxurious treatment for everyone, leaving hair *two times shinier after just one use 



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How often should I use the OLAPLEX No.8?

For those with curly, colour-treated or damaged hair that requires a more intense treatment, Olaplex recommends using the No.8 two to three times a week for optimum results!  

If you have generally healthy hair, using the mask once a week will give you the perfect moisture boost.

When it comes to Olaplex’s product range, you can never have too much of a good thing, and the No.8 Intense Moisture Mask is no different. 


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Will OLAPLEX No.8 work on severely damaged hair? 

Absolutely! The No.8 is an intensely reparative mask, specifically designed to treat your damaged hair.

For optimum repair results at home, Olaplex recommends using the No.8 mask in tandem with the No.0 intense bond building treatment, and the No.3 hair perfector as described in the ‘How do you use the Olaplex No.8?’ section. These products complement each other perfectly and will leave your hair feeling incredible!

*According to an independent clinical study using instrumentation

**According to a consumer test with 80 people (hair stylists and end-consumers)

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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!