This Mask Will Transform Your Dry Lockdown Hair (We Have Proof)


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If a year without regular trims and box dye has caught up with you, don’t panic because there’s a new mask on the scene that’ll help nourish and condition your locks like no other.  The Olaplex Nº.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, $28, has become our go-to ever since it launched back in March, and it’s fair to say we’re totally addicted! Celebrity hairstylists praise the brand as the must-have for colored hair, and this new mask moisturizes, smooths, adds body and shine like no other. Here’s everything you need to know.

What it is: A deeply restorative mask suitable for all hair types. The rich yet lightweight formula is infused with the patented OLAPLEX bond-building technology to strengthen fragile bonds for the healthiest hair possible. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, pH balanced, and free of sulfates.

What it does: This mask is a true overachiever. It’ll hydrate dry, damaged locks and seal splits ends, thereby minimizing frizz. It’ll also leave your hair looking super healthy and hella shiny. If you don’t believe us, the studies don’t lie. Yup, this ultra-nourishing mask is clinically proven to leave your hair twice as shiny, four times as moisturized, and six times as smooth. Looking for volume? 94% of users confirmed they saw more body.

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What we liked: Honestly, we loved everything about this mask. After just one use, our hair instantly felt softer and looked healthier. Our natural curl pattern was more defined and bouncier than before. We also love that it doesn’t weigh our hair down and works well on all hair types. It’s become a weekly ritual in the Kattan household; everyone from Nour to Alya is obsessed.

How to use: Apply to clean, damp hair from mid-length to ends working it through with your fingers. Use two pumps for shoulder-length hair or more for longer, thicker or curly hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse fully and style as usual.

Top tip: For seriously damaged locks, use with No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment, $28, and No. 3 Hair Perfector (both sold separately) once a week or as needed.

For more hair tips, check out 12 hair tips from Hollywood’s hottest hairstylists.

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