- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 18/20
- Ease of Use: 18/20
- Aesthetics: 17/20
- Moisture Boost: 18/20
- TOTAL: 88/100
I’ve always heard so much about Olaplex, yet I never tried the brand myself. Many have written love letters to their shampoo, conditioner and hair oil, so I wasn’t surprised to see their newest product receiving the same praise.
Introducing the No.8 Bond Intensive Moisture Mask: the first hair mask in their collection that promises shine, smoothness and overall moisture (aka three of my favorite things).
Given that I’m always looking for a good hair mask, this was the perfect opportunity to try the popular brand and bring some life back to my curls.
Honestly, my first thought was, “This is very small.” The bottle is 3.3 oz (or 100 ml), which is about a third of the size of my other haircare products. And I have a lot (and I mean a lot) of hair, so I was already skeptical on how much use I could get from the bottle, but like any new product I try, I like to stay optimistic.
On that note, I like that it came with a pump applicator (so I don’t have to dig my fingers into a tub like most hair masks) and the mask itself felt lightweight in my hands and strands (thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid, avocado oil and sunflower seed oil).
But it was the scent that was a true winner for me. It smelled like vanilla (and you can never go wrong with vanilla) without being too overpowering. Oh, and did I mention, it’s also vegan and cruelty-free? Yes please.
The First Try
After cleansing my hair, I gathered it into even sections to apply the mask. I used about three pumps for each section, adding two more pumps for my drier areas. Whenever I use a mask, I take the time to do some extra detangling in the shower. This product made it so that I was able to go through my curls with ease and not worry about creating more knots in the process.
As the bottle recommended, I left the mask on for ten minutes before rinsing it out. A slight con is I still had to do some additional detangling once I got out of the shower (whereas some other hair masks I’ve used only require one round of detangling). Otherwise, I was able to see more definition and shine in my curls before I even applied the rest of my styling products.