Biolage by Matrix Conditioning Balm– 16.9oz/$19
- Compare to: Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm
- Deeply moisturizes over-dry, damaged hair
- Replenishing over-stressed hair
- Provides shine, silkiness and softness
- Infused with botanical moisturizers to hydrate and restore dry, damaged hair.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate
Rinse-out/Detangler: A no go for me. It’s wayyyyy too thick and sort of reminds me of Elmer’s Glue. The consistency made it hard to get out of the bottle–I HATE that when I’m in a rush. It goes on rough, and after applying a quarter sized amount, I immediately rinsed it out and loaded up with my trusty Herbal Essence TT to detangle.
Deep Conditioner: Pretty good for the price! I saturated my strands and added a bit of Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose for good measure. My hair was soft, supple, and full of moisture upon rinsing.
Styling: I used it to set my Twist-n-Curl. Only I (and probably you gals, in person) can tell the minor differences in the results I yield from product experiments– the pictures don’t show the whole story.
Although my hair looks good today (and probably looks like the rest of my pics), it reminds me of 3rd day hair with Garnier or DevaCare. It’s big (thanks to the henna treatment), but definitely fuzzy and undefined in places (see pic 2 and pic3). I’m betting that I’ll only get another day out of this set before I have to pull it up into a bun or pony. Besides the lack of definition, my hair is moisturized, soft, and fluffy…just like I like it! It left behind zero residue. I also liked the fragrance– very light and sweet, but it dissipates once dry.
Bottom Line: Interesting conditioner. The ingredients aren’t the best, but it is cone and protein free! I think I’ll keep this in my arsenal for three reasons (1) it’s cheap, (2) it’s easily accessible, and (3) it’s very moisturizing. If there’s a Sally’s near you, pick it up, try it out, and report back! If you hate it, you can always get your money back!