When it comes to hair repair, there are two products and companies that are really leading the industry because they are creating great, buzz worthy products that REALLY WORK. Both of these products we are presenting today are known throughout to be very effective on your hair, have great reviews from consumers, and overall great options for your hair repair routine. The question is, is there one better than the other for you? Let’s help you figure that out.
Olaplex Hair Bond Mask Repair vs. K18 Repair Hair Mask Treatment
Today we’re going to look at both of these options. The Olaplex Bond Intense Moisture Mask compared to the K18 Leave-In Repair Hair Mask Treatment, who should use it, and take a look at some recommendations from users themselves.
You’ll see some BEFORE & AFTERS in the videos and we really encourage you to watch them.
Some quick highlights…
PRICE: Olaplex No. 8: $30 vs. K18 $75 (OLAPLEX WINS ON PRICE)
SIZE: Olaplex No. 8 100ml vs. K18 30ml (OLAPLEX WINS ON SIZE)
Olaplex Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Infused with patented OLAPLEX Bond Building technology, this highly concentrated reparative mask adds shine, smoothness & body while providing intense moisture to treat damaged hair. Hair so visibly healthy, you can skip the styling.
Based on Clinical Results:
6x Smoothness* and
94% saw more Body**
*According to an independent clinical study using instrumentation
**According to a consumer test with 80 people (hair stylists and end-consumers)
We love when brands put out some sort of clinical results to back up claims on their products.
FOR WHO, HOW OFTEN?
The Olaplex bond hair mask is for ANYONE who deals with damaged hair and needs repair from heating devices, chemical damage, and any damage that has been done to the hair to repair the roots. It is best used once per week for best results.
OLAPLEX BOND MASK INGREDIENTS
Water (Aqua/Eau) , Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Bromide, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Quaternium-80, Squalane, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Extract, Ceramide AP, Ceramide NP, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Arginine, Jojoba Esters, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Histidine , Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Phosphatidylcholine, Citric Acid, Sodium Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Bis-Cetearyl Amodimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Nitrate, Tocopherol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene
HOW TO USE OLAPLEX NO.8
- Apply to freshly shampooed, damp hair from the midlengths to the ends using your fingers (start with two pumps for shoulder-length hair and adjust the amount based on your length)
- Leave the treatment to work for ten minutes.
- Rinse out the mask thoroughly.
RECOMMENDED OLAPLEX NO.8 HAIR MASK VIDEOS (How To Use / Review)
K18 Leave-In Repair Hair Mask Treatment
This is the hottest new product on the block. YES…everyone is buzzing about the K18 leave-in repair hair mask treatment, let’s see why!
A leave-in treatment mask for all hair types that clinically reverses damage in 4 minutes. The patented peptide technology works to repair damage from bleach, color, chemical services & heat – restoring strength, softness, smoothness, and bounce to hair.
FOR WHO, HOW OFTEN?
Like the Olaplex number 8 hair mask, the K18 is also for those seeking to repair damage hair from any type of damage from heat, to chemical and more. They both serve the same function as far as repair goes.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM K18 HAIR MASK?
K18 HAIR MASK INGREDIENTS
Water (Aqua) (Eau), Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cetyl Esters, Behentrimonium Chloride, Polysorbate 20,sh-Oligopeptide-78 (K18Peptide™), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Isopropyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Geraniol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol.
BIG DIFFERENCE FOUND IN INGREDIENTS USED ** THIS HAS VERY DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS AND LESS INGREDIENTS THAN OLAPLEX NO. 8
HOW TO USE K18 HAIR MASK
IN the shower
- Shampoo, do not condition.
OUT of the shower
- Towel dry thoroughly.
- Begin with 1 pump of the K18 Mask and add more as needed depending on the length, thickness, and condition.
- Work evenly into hair from ends to roots, one pump at a time.
- Let sit for 4 minutes to activate.
- Do NOT rinse out.
- Style as usual.