Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Better than no.3
I have VERY dry, high-porosity, bleach-damaged hair and quite a lot of it both in terms of length and thickness. I had been using the No.3 treatment for a few months, which I did like but since that's just a treatment I had to follow it up with a deep conditioner (which I use instead of conditioner every wash day because my hair is that dry) and it was way too time consuming to be leaving both for 10+ mins each every week. I bought this in hopes it would replace both steps and it's absolutely exceeded my expectations. I've never used a product and immediately been excited to write a review. My hair felt super strong and hydrated basically the instant I rinsed it out. Because my hair is so damaged and porous it usually dries really fast, but the first time I used this I noticed it drying more slowly, which is a sign it's retaining moisture a lot better. I also had to use noticeably less product with this than the no.3 or any conditioner, it's much thicker and much easier to comb through wet hair which I very much appreciate as someone with long, thick hair. Overall I highly recommend this product whether or not you've tried or liked the No.3
Most Helpful Critical Review Works great, hate the packaging
Along with Olaplex 1 and 3, I'll give 5 stars for the product, 2 stars for packaging. Normally I'd round that 3.5 up to a 4, but I'm also dinging half a star because they claim to environmentally conscious, and nothing annoys me more than companies who claim to be sustainable selling products that give you less than 10 uses (and that's being generous) from a single bottle. The shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and hair oil last me at least a few months, but I need to reorder 1, 3 and 8 every month. That's an awful lot of plastic waste and shipping impact. They already have the bottles in bigger sizes and even sold #3 in a big bottle for a while! Why go back to the smaller size? At least other beauty brands are partnering with TerraCycle to offset their waste from small tubes.
Reviewed by 811 customers No 8 bond
Alicia from Howell
My hair has been dry and brittle my entire life. This mask has changed my hair. I have tried just about every prestige product line available. This line has actually helped my hair and it looks and feels soft for the first time.
Greasy and impossible to get out of hair
Cassie from Tennessee
I have fine textured, blonde balayage hair. I use the entire oleolex line and I LOVE it. However no8 was way too intense for my hair. It was super greasy by the end of the day and normally I can go 4-5 days using dry shampoo before my next wash. I washed my hair 3 separate times (shampooing twice each time) since that application and it would not come out until I used a clarifying shampoo. Maybe this works for coarse hair, but definitely not for my fine hair
Leaves residue on my hair and dries it out
Rand from MO
I'm not a fan of this mask. It is so hard to wash off, and leaves the hair feeling sticky. My hair doesn't look different, and seems frizzy after it dries.
Overpriced & overhyped
Yaja from Portland, Oregon
I really wanted to love this, I have thick, coarse, POC hair that went through the ringer with an inexperienced hair dresser and multiple bleach applications. Aside from the excessive time it needs to sit, it doesn't deliver. My hair felt dryer and broke in places it didn't before. I have now been using it regularly for over a month with no results. Other inexpensive hair masks have a far better result, don't waste your money.
Will use until the day I die
bmg from Warwick, RI
If I could marry a hair product it would be this one. I noticed results after the first use! I pair it with the oil of course and the combination is just.. 😍😭
Alysia from Connecticut
Did not work for me. I really love the conditioner but I think this has too much protein in it for my hair right now. I have it straight and when I get out the shower and blow dry it, it leave it oily and stiff. Will try when my hair is curly and see if it works better
Saw results with one use.
Owlpath from NY
Use after shampooing hair and leave on for 10 minutes. Worked to smooth my damaged hair from chemicals and also helped with detangling easier to comb.
YES!! new favorite mask!!
cc from usa
this is a MUST have for highlighted/color treated, damaged hair. after using this on a wash day (i do use the whole olaplex system - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8) my hair feels amazing. it feels so SILKY soft with significantly less frizz. the softness lasts all day long and keeps my shot from tangling, which my hair usually tangles very very easily. my hair feels significantly more healthy and not dry at all. even without the rest of the olaplex system this product is amazing.
Princess97 from New York
I'm obsessed with olaplex. I have fine texture hair that's curly when wet. I started off with No. O first before wanting to use more of the line. I'm in love with the creamy consistency of this product almost wishing it wasn't just available as a mask but as a styling product too! However I do think if you purchase this you should follow the instructions on the back that recommend pairing with their other products (which I do when using olaplex).
Also, the smell isn't bad at all but if your sensitive to things like that it may not be your cup of tea.
Amazing Hair Healing Product
Emmy from Oregon
This mask is incredible, (for reference, I have thick, oily and wavy, light brown/dark blonde hair) I was definitely damaging my hair every morning with my flattening iron, so I bought this product. After putting using this mask once for about 10 minutes, the rinsing out with cold water, my hair was too soft to handle, I swear I couldn't stop touching it. I even got waves back after a long week of heat tools!!!
I LOVED IT
mari from salinas, CA
The product was amazing. It made my hair feel so soft and gave it a shine after.
Saw/felt no difference
Walker Mama from Cardington, OH
I've been using this product for three weeks now and the only thing I like about it is the evergreen smell. I have felt and seen no different in my hair. If anything, I notice more hair loss in the shower when using this product than other times.
Michelle from Austin, tx
Love this! Definitely a must have!
Greasy and heavy
Leigh from Washington, DC
This ruined my hair, it was greasy and not conditioning at all.
Boo from Vegas
I put coconut oil in my hair and then washed it & put this in. My hair is LITERALLY silk rn I love
would purchase again
m from ca
it makes my hair feel soft and less frizzy when it dries
Love ALL Olaplex products!
Sarah Nicole from Orange Beach AL
Love Olaplex No.8! My hairdresser uses a lot of these products & recommended I use them at home as well. I use it once a week, while on the shower. Once I wash & condition, I ring all the excess water out of my hair. I use 4 pumps because I have long hair, apply most of it mid-length down, a lot on my ends, and just a little bit towards my roots. Leave in for 10-15 (while shaving my legs, etc.) and VIOLA! Olaplex leaves my hair looking so shiny, feeling so soft & so hydrated! My hair has NEVER felt healthier!!! I would definitely recommend this product for anyone with dry hair, color-treated hair, prone to split ends, thick or thin hair, or if you just wanting your hair looking & feeling FABULOUS!😍 10/10 & ☆☆☆☆☆ for sure!
My hair broke off after using
Chris from Sacramento
I used this product as recommended. My hair was left frizzy and dried out looking, then broke off.
Just the hair mask I needed
Carcodysmom from Conway AR
Live this hair mask! Love everything Olaplex. My hair has never felt more healthy.
didn't work for me
mari from Memphis
makes my hair super soft but i see no real difference in my hair from what it usually looks
CM from MN
Love it. My hair are very dry, and this has made my hair feel soft and manageable.
Worth the $$$
AS from Oregon
After one use my highly damaged straw textured hair felt soft, smooth, and looked shiny.
Not the best in the lineup
Olaplex saves the day from Iowa
I've been using olaplex products for several years now on overly processed, dry, damaged hair and it's probably the only reason I'm able to grow my hair out at all. This mask was a miss for me. Haven't noticed any change to my hair when I've used it. I'll stick with N°0, N°3, shampoo, conditioner, N°6, and the oil for my game changing hair routine. This mask wasn't worth the money. My ends still felt soooo dry and I needed to condition them after.
Didn't work for me
M from 92102
I gave this ample time before leaving the review and I didn't notice a difference in my hair I was so bummed I really wanted the whole product line to work and to love it but the only products worth buying are the oil and #6. The others didn't work for me… oh wait I do like their purple shampoo that does a wonderful job!!!
Best frizz solution I've tried
OMG from Michigan
I have tried SO MANY products to moisturize my hair enough that the frizz would just chill… not even to go away but just to get it to calm down a little. This mask seriously blew that expectation out of the water!! I have NEVER seen my hair look this good and I have used this ONCE. ONCE!!!! ONLY products were their #4 shampoo and this mask and my hair has been silky smooth with more definition in my waves. Would highly recommend!!