Olaplex just launched a hair mask and it only takes one application to see a difference

After months (and months and months) of not being able to visit a hair salon, it’s fair to say our tresses aren’t looking their best. Thankfully, hairdressers can reopen from 12 April, but trying to get appointment with our favourite stylist anytime in the near future is proving difficult for many of us. And that’s not even to mention the eye-watering prices some appointments are coming to due to the (multiple) deeply nourishing treatments our frizzed out locks are now desperately in need of.

If that’s you, Olaplex’s most recent launch could just save your hair – and your purse-strings. No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask is Olaplex’s first at-home reparative hair mask and it’s been scientifically proven to add two times more shine, four times more body and 6 times more smoothness.

Olaplex No 8
Olaplex

While many of Olaplex’s at-home products take a few uses to really start to see a difference, 94 per cent of consumers saw more body in their hair after just one application.

‘From the very beginning, OLAPLEX has been a brand that has pioneered the hair care industry with our breakthrough scientifically proven technology,’ said Jue Wong, Chief Executive Officer of OLAPLEX. ‘With the launch of our first at-home hair mask, we continue to bring our state-of-the-art patented formulas to market to repair hair from the inside out for noticeably hydrated, stronger, shinier, and smoother hair.’

Olaplex No 8
Olaplex

The Olaplex hair mask employs the brand’s breakthrough ingredient, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, alongside other high-quality ingredients normally found in skincare products, including ceramides and hyaluronic acid (these help to deeply moisturise the hair just like they do the skin) and botanical ingredients such as avocado oil, meadowfoam seed oil, rice bran oil, rosehip seed extract and sunflower seed oil.

Olaplex No 8
Lookfantastic

No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, £26, Lookfantastic

So how do you use it? After shampooing, apply the Olaplex hair mask to the mid-lengths to the ends of clean, damp hair (using sparingly on the roots), working it through with your fingers and leaving for 10 minutes before rinsing out. A little goes a long way with this highly concentrated formula – use one pump for short hair, two pumps for shoulder-length hair and three pumps for longer, thicker hair.

Olaplex recommends using No.8 weekly for the best results, while even better results will be yielded if combined with No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment and No.3 Hair Perfector.

No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask will be available exclusively on Lookfantastic in the UK – app users will be able to shop it from 8 April and it will land on the website from 9 April.