Learn everything you need to know about Olaplex 8 with this Olaplex 8 review. Find out if Olaplex 8 is worth it in this detailed Olaplex 8 review.
I included a section on Olaplex 3 v 8 as that is one of the most asked questions about Olaplex 8. You’ll find all my thoughts on Olaplex 3 and 8 below.
MY OLAPLEX 8 REVIEW
Firstly, what is Olaplex?
Olaplex is an award winning professional hair care brand that has an assortment of hero products to repair damaged and broken bonds in your hair.
In my Olaplex 8 review, I will:
describe Olaplex 8
tell you about my Olaplex 8 results
let you know how to use Olaplex 8
give my opinion on if Olaplex 8 is worth it
show you my Olaplex 8 before and after pictures
If you are wondering about Olaplex 3 vs 8 or even the difference between Olaplex 3 and 8, then I have a guide that you can download for free that will tell you everything you need to know in minutes. In the free guide, I go through Olaplex 3 vs 6, Olaplex 3 vs 8 and the differences between Olaplex 6 and 7.
Olaplex has a lot of products so deciding between products such as Olaplex 8 vs 3, can be a little confusing. Keep reading for the link to download the guide.
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Olaplex 8 Review
Olaplex 8 is the newest addition to my Olaplex reviews. Olaplex released their first hair mask, Olaplex 8, in 2021. I have been trying out all the other Olaplex products so was so excited to add this Olaplex 8 review.
Overall, I loved Olaplex 8 a lot and highly recommend using it weekly to restore your hair. My curls were so defined after using it. Olaplex 8 has the patented OLAPLEX Bond Building technology that has won many awards.
Olaplex 8 is a highly concentrated 4-in-1 reparative mask that adds shine & body while providing intense moisture to treat damaged hair.
The good news is that Olaplex 8 is made without sulfates, phthalates, parabens, or gluten. Olaplex 8 is vegan and color-safe.
How to use Olaplex 8
If you are looking for how to use Olaplex 8, then it is very easy to use Olaplex 8.
Olaplex 8 will replace your regular hair mask. Apply Olaplex 8 to clean, damp hair mid-length to ends. Use Olaplex 8 AFTER shampooing and use sparingly on the roots. Work Olaplex 8 through your hair with your fingers.
Leave Olaplex 8 on for 10 minutes. Rinse fully and style as usual. Olaplex 8 is unique in that it absorbs into your hair and does not sit on top like traditional masks. As a result of this, a little of Olaplex 8 goes a long way.
Use 1-2 pumps of Olaplex 8 for fine or shoulder length hair and use 3 pumps of Olaplex 8 for thick or longer hair. You can see how much hair I have and I use three pumps of Olaplex 8.
When to use Olaplex 8
Use Olaplex weekly during your regular wash day. As I mentioned above, use Olaplex 8 AFTER shampooing.
How to use Olaplex 8 and 3 together
Olaplex 8 and 3 can be used together for amazing results! To see exactly how to use Olaplex 3 and 8 together, read my full Olaplex 8 v 3 blog post here. I recommend using Olaplex 3 and 8 together for optimal results. Olaplex 3 and 8 are my two favorite Olaplex products and they work SO SO well together!
Is Olaplex 8 worth it?
Yes, I believe Olaplex 8 is worth it. Taking care of your hair is worth every penny and Olaplex 8 is a high performing product which brings me healthy & repaired hair. Think of how you feel when your hair is looking damaged, dry and a little sad. Now, think of how you feel when your hair is bouncy, full of life & just washed. To me, the results from Olaplex hair care is worth it. Buying Olaplex 8 to use at home is also far cheaper than going to the salon for a treatment.
How is Olaplex 8 different to other Olaplex and Olaplex 3 v 8?
Olaplex 8 is a hydrating hair mask. Olaplex 8 should be used AFTER shampooing your hair.
Olaplex 3 is a pre shampoo treatment for repairing your hair. Olaplex 6 and 7 are post wash styling products.
If you are looking for a hydrating hair product, Olaplex 8 is an amazing mask for adding moisture to your hair. I love using Olaplex 8 and am definitely going to continue using it along with my other Olaplex products. I would recommend both Olaplex 3 and 8. If you have to choose between Olaplex 3 or 8, then I would choose any of them as they both work to really repair and hydrate the hair.
For more in depth detail about Olaplex 8 vs 3 or even the difference between Olaplex 8 vs 3, then I have a guide that you can download for free above, that will tell you everything you need to know in minutes. See above for the link to this free guide.
I also have a specific blog post that gives a lot of detail on this topic.
Summary of my OLAPLEX 8 REVIEW:
I recommend treating yourself as I love Olaplex 8. It really hydrates my hair, lasts for ages and it a clean hair care product. My favorite Olaplex products are Olaplex 3 and Olaplex 8.
Some frequently asked questions on Olaplex 8
Where can I buy Olaplex?
I have linked the products throughout this post & below.
Can you leave Olaplex 8 on overnight?
Per the Olaplex instructions, you are meant to leave Olaplex 8 on for ten minutes and wash off. You can leave Olaplex 8 on overnight but it won’t make a big difference compared to leaving it on for 10-20 minutes and then washing out.
Do I use Olaplex 8 instead of conditioner?
Yes, use Olaplex 8 instead of conditioner. I always skip conditioner when I use Olaplex 8. Olaplex 8 is used as a deeply hydrating hair mask so no conditioner is needed.
Can you use Olaplex 8 and 3 together?
Yes, you can use Olaplex 8 and 3 together. See my detailed blog post here which goes into exactly how to use Olaplex 3 and 8 together.
Who can use Olaplex 8?
Olaplex 8 is for all hair types. We all have hair bonds no matter the length, color or style of our hair. Olaplex 8 acts to hydrate and treat damaged hair. Olaplex 8 works great on colored hair and also natural hair. I have lots of detail on how Olaplex works in this blog post - 6 Olaplex myths that you need to know.
Is Olaplex 8 for use at home?
Yes. Salons around the world use Olaplex 8 to treat clients. These products are easy and safe to use at home. See my linked Olaplex reviews of each product for directions on how to use each Olaplex product at home.
Do you use conditioner after Olaplex 8?
As I mentioned above, you do not need to use conditioner after using Olaplex 8. Olaplex 8 will hydrate your hair much better than a regular conditioner.
How long do I leave Olaplex 8 in my hair?
Leave Olaplex 8 in your hair for 10 minutes. You can leave Olaplex 8 in for a few minutes longer also. There is no need to leave Olaplex 8 overnight. Olaplex 8 works in 10 minutes. This has been tested vigorously by the Olaplex team.
Is Olaplex 8 clean, vegan & cruelty free?
YES! Olaplex 8 has the Clean at Sephora stamp which means that there are none of the nasty fillers in Olaplex products. This is so important for your hair! Olaplex 8 is vegan, sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, nut free, phosphate free and phthalte free.
Other products in the Olaplex hair range:
Olaplex No 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo & Olaplex No 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner are best sellers also. If you can invest in these also, you are going to see amazing results. I use the above four products only at present, however, these are great products to invest in also!
Hope you enjoyed my Olaplex 8 review. I initially wrote my Olaplex 8 review in 2021 and keep updating it as it is so popular. Any questions, please let me know via my Instagram or send me an email!
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