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Everything you need to know about Olaplex No.8

Everything you need to know about Olaplex No.8
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With the post-lockdown lifestyle now tantalisingly close, most of us are counting down the days until hairdressers are finally open for businessThe problem is that in a nation currently ravaged by split ends, overgrown roots and heat damage, salon appointments are like gold-dust, leaving many people stuck with their lockdown locks for much longer than anticipated. For those anxiously waiting on salon appointments, allow us to introduce you to Olaplex No.8. 

So before you feel a sudden urge to pick up your kitchen scissors and do a desperate DIY cut in time for restrictions lifting, for the safety of your fringe and your sanity, try not to panic.  

There’s a new hero in town that comes in the form of a everyone's favourite little white Olaplex bottle. Solving our haircare woes with their latest launch, their new 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. 

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What is the new 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? 

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.  


Using the No.8 Intense Moisture Mask alone

  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

  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 

Discover more about how to use the full Olaplex range.

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Who is the Olaplex No.8 for? 

The short answer is: everyone! The 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?

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

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Will the 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!  

Pre-order the new Olaplex No.8 here, or shop all existing Olaplex lines on LOOKFANTASTIC here.


*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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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!