|Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Haircare Range |
Strengthening Shampoo, Conditioner, and Deep Smoothing Serum
Products provided c/o Matrix India
My hair has always been frizzy and dry, and because it's also wavy, the overall effect is, well, quite a mess. Blow drying works great at making it look manageable, but it's not the best option in the long run with the heat just making my hair drier and also more prone to breakage - and hairfall. My usual haircare routine, though, is shampoo-conditioner-serum, and on most days, that's about how all I have the time for. I am always on the lookout for moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that can keep my hair healthy and strong and also keep it frizz-free and manageable even when I just air-dry it. A couple of days back, I got a chance to try out products from the Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong haircare range which claims to make hair stronger and reduce hair fall. The secret ingredient in the formula -
Intra-Cylane + bamboo. Known for its resilience, this apparently fill gaps in the cuticle and enhances hair fiber integrity. Scroll on to read my experience with the products.
|Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Strengthening Shampoo|
First off the shampoo - has a lovely soft fragrance that I absolutely love. The shampoo has a soft lather and washes off very easily without leaving any residue. It does a good job of cleaning my hair without leaving it feeling stripped or dry. It is a gentle shampoo, so if you like a good deep conditioning oil treatment before you wash your hair, then you might need a little extra shampoo to get your hair squeaky clean. Or just wash twice. For me, this is a good everyday shampoo.
|Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Strengthening Conditioner|
Step 2 is, of course, the conditioner. Like the shampoo, this too has a mild fragrance. It's thick and creamy, like any regular conditioner, but there the similarity ends - at least when compared to most conditioners I have tried so far. I use a very small amount for my barely shoulder-length hair and work most of the product through the ends of my hair. Keep it on for about 1-2 minutes and wash off. Right away, my hair feels amazingly soft and smooth. Of course it has a silicone in the ingredient list - amodimethicone - but unlike other cone-containing conditioners, this doesn't takes ages to wash off and neither does it leave my hair feeling weighed down/greasy or make my scalp itchy. A definite winner for me!
|Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Deep Smoothing Serum|
I also got to try out the Deep Smoothing Serum - a clear runny serum that looks almost like oil. I use a tiny bit and work it into damp hair, again, keeping most of the product towards the ends of my hair rather than near the roots. I can't honestly say I have seen much of a difference with this product, probably because the conditioner itself leaves my hair quite soft and I have only recently started using this serum, but it does leave my hair shiny and healthy looking.
Overall, I was quite pleasantly surprised when I tried out the Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong haircare range. The only reason I had tried these products was because one of my friends LOVES the Biolage haircare range, and I was just a tiny bit curious. The shampoo-conditioner (and even the serum) routine has been great at keeping my hair look a lot more "tamed" and frizz-free and also adds a lovely healthy shine. Because my hair is a lot smoother, it's also a lot less tangled, and that itself reduces a lot of the breakage and hairfall. Plus, I love the soft fragrance that lingers on in my hair.
As far as I know, at least in India, Matrix Biolage products are available only in salons and are meant to be used as add-on therapy after a customized in-salon treatment. In Bangalore, these services are available at:
Matrix Technical Studio:
#14/2, 1st Floor, Subbia Circle, Mission Road, Bangalore-560025Phone: 25540400.
For more details, check the Matrix India website.
PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THIS POST WERE PROVIDED FOR REVIEW.