The idea of Spring conjures images of sunny days and fresh flowers. Those with finer hair have a darker fate as the days get longer, and tresses become oil laden as the result of humid conditions. Professional hair care companies have developed treatments to remedy oily scalps, but those tend to be as messy as they are inefficient. Matrix, the company behind Biolage, recognized the need for a targeted solution that both volumizes and minimizes oily hair.
Part of the scalpthérapie line of products, the Biolage Oil Control Treatment is used similarly to other root targeted volumizing solutions. Scalpthérapie utilizes the oil absorption properties of mint extract to efficiently eliminate a generous amount of oil. The scent is minty fresh, and your scalp tingles ever so slightly after application.
The Oil Control Treatment performed best when used at the end of the workday to revitalize our tired style. It didn't rejuvenate our second day hair as much as we had hoped, though in fairness our hair is generally oily to the point of no return. It is possible to over use this product, but the problem is quickly remedied with a blow dryer. After testing this product, we realized it's a Spring/Summer necessity for anyone with the slightest hint of fine or oily hair. Make room in those handbags ladies, this product is a keeper.
What makes this Biolage Scalpthérapie Oil Control Treatment ($16) so unique? It's a cross between a dry shampoo, a scalp stimulating treatment, and an anti-dandruff prevention product. It contains glycerin to help absorb any excess oil and mint and kola nut to energize and balance the scalp. Guys will love it too. There's that fun tingly element to it when you spray the product onto your scalp, plus the scent is clean and refreshing without being floral or sweet.
I also have to mention the nozzle because the pointy appendage on the spritzer indicates to me that this company has thought long and hard about hair. It allows for precise application as opposed to other dry shampoo powders that can sometimes concentrate and clump in one area of the hair and/or scalp. All you have to do is aim it at your scalp and massage it in. Tip: your hair will look much better if you brush it out after you spritz.
I liked that I saw immediate results. Once I worked it into my scalp a little bit, I noticed that my hair wasn't separating and shining as much as before. Most of the oil was absorbed and it really helped increase the longevity of my blow-dry.
Yay, thumbs up to Biolage. I was hoping this old-time brand would redeem itself after my last unfortunate conditioning experience, and it didn't let me down.
Unfortunately, I have to give Biolage Fortetherapie Cera-Repair ($13.49) a double thumbs-down for being a colossal waste of time. It's not often that a hair product can disappoint me this much, but after spending fifteen minutes in the shower, I was left waterlogged with knots in my hair. I actually had to step back into the shower and re-condition just to get a comb through it.
And not only that, but I was upset to have spent my allotted weekly hair mask ritual time on something completely unsatisfactory. Also, the key ingredients are lemongrass and mango and I don't think the product had any kind of scent whatsoever.
The claim from Matrix is that with continued use, these ceramide-rich conditioners help strengthen, repair and reduce breakage in your hair. The box comes with five treatments, and while I understand that you are supposed to complete them all over the course of five weeks to see the full effects, one experience was enough for me.
We all know how important good hair days are. So for Mother's Day, why not make sure your mom has plenty of good hair days to go around? Biolage has created a limited edition Smooththérapie Spa Gift Set ($24.95) that helps to control waves, fly-aways, and unruly hair.
The package includes Biolage's famous Smooththérapie smoothing shampoo, conditioner, and a body balm made from delicious-smelling avocados and grape seeds.
Using smoothing products helps tame dry and over-processed locks, so this is an especially great present for moms who battle frizzy hair. The key is to find something that won't weigh hair down: These products are light and rinse out completely, so residue won't be an issue. Just visit the Biolage salon locator to find a retailer near you.
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Biolage has come out with a new volumizing hair care line to help boost limp, flat hair. There is one amazing product in particular for those with super-fine locks called, Volumathérapie® Biolage Bodifying Créme Gel, $13.95.
It's infused with ginger, eucalyptus, rice, milk thistle and bamboo milk to help invigorate lifeless hair and it happens to smell yummy too! Consider this a blow-drying tool; just like you need the right brush, you also need the right product to add volume and bounce.
This gel-to-crème formula which comes packaged in a cool airless pump is heat-activated and is intended to condition and protect your hair from humidity which causes frizz. It won't weigh your hair down and it won't leave a sticky feeling either. What's not simply fab?
To find a Biolage salon near you enter your zip code on the Matrix website.
These super intense deep conditioning treatments will transform your hair after just one use. They are intended to replace your daily conditioner and to be used once a week, left on as a treatment for two to five minutes. They will help add shine, volume and elasticity to dry, damaged hair - how fab!
Don't let this bright orange tube scare you, this new Sleek.look Smooth Recovery™ Treatment, $16.95 (for a box of five), is the latest product from the amazing Matrix Sleek.look System. It repairs your hair from the inside out with one single dose - just leave on hair for a few minutes once a week. It works wonders on damaged, coarse hair and especially ethnic hair. It's made from a mixture of ceramide, apricot and coconut oils to deeply penetrate your hair shaft; post-treatment hair will be smooth, soft and shiny. Type in your zip code to find a local Matrix retailer nearest you.
TIGI S-Factor Serious Conditioner, $22, is an intense hair remedy containing silicone amino acids. Leave it in for three-five minutes to protect, strengthen and add shine to your hair. The special sunflower seed oil, as well as the Vitamin E help to restore moisture and prevent split ends.
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I don't know about you, but I didn't pay big bucks for my beautiful highlights just to have them ruined by playing in the sun. Biolage Sunsorials protective hair oil has been getting rave reviews this summer. You spray it on before heading out to the pool or the beach and it protects your hair from the drying effects of sun, chlorine and salt water.
The entire Sunsorials line, including the protective spray, after-sun shampoo and sun repair treatment cream can be found here