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Hair Treatments -Matrix -Biolage Hyperdose Concentrate

on 11/14/2018 3:49:00 AM

Hyperdose concentrate is part of the hyperdose series that claims to strengthen and condition/smooth severely damaged hair. The series claims to repair hair strength up to 75% after one use - if the shampoo, conditioner, concentrate and leave-in are used together. The concentrate boasts soy and arginine and is for professional use only. I used this at home, leaving it on my hair overnight. No advisable as a routine of course, as this can cause build-up quickly.

I have thick but terribly fatigued, overprocessed hair. My hair loves strengthening protein treatments and my favorites are actually Aphogee Two-Step and Redken CAT. Both these give tangible, reliable, excellent results in terms of strengthening but are difficult to find in my country now. I also benefit greatly from liquid keratin that comes at a fraction of the cost of brandnames and is quite time-consuming. So I often try new products that will maintain the effects with simpler steps.

Enter Matrix Hyperdose. This is a lighter, lotion-like product with conditioning benefits as well. Basically, I can use this after a clarifying shampoo, try to activate it with heat and go to bed when my hair is dry. Next day, I don't even have to wash my hair, it looks and feels soft, almost styled and even a bit shiny. My hair feels a bit coated -obviously, as I haven't rinsed off the product but it is nothing more than a silicone-heavy mask.

The overall effect really pleases me, with my some badly damaged bits really calmed - those bits only scissors can "cure" actually. My hair has good volume, feels pampered and I am given a good hair day. However, the product is better in terms of conditioning and the overall effect than helping with that spaghetti hair thing - when wet hair has lost elasticity and doesn't want to return to its original state when stretched. I prefer stronger proteins that can give that result.

I think this may be a good product for hair that needs less protein than mine. And it is certainly good at boosting the morale when one is left with scary hair after small-scale accidents. I prefer it to Schwarzkopf's repair-rescue series for instance.

I can certainly re-buy it in the future but mainly for conditioning effects. Therefore, I don't think the shampoo and the rest are very necessary for me. The small concentrate does the job.

3 for strengthening though.

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Hair Treatments -Matrix -Biolage Hydrasource Mask

on 11/9/2018 9:51:00 AM


Have they reformulated Hydrasource? This used to be wonderful mask that really did hydrate my hair without weighing it down. The last one I bought - from a salon- did nothing though. My hair puffed up but was not hydrated, ends were not conditioned at all. It still has a lovely florally salon smell but not hydrating enough for my overprocessed hair anymore.

Hair Treatments -Matrix -Hydrasource Leave In Tonic

on 11/9/2018 9:46:00 AM


Very reliable product for my thick and overprocessed hair that needs something heavier than drugstore leave-in sprays. It is oilier than most of them and has a feel like some micellar products. That's why I think this may be more suitable for dry and coarse hair. Detangles and softens my hair really well without weighing it down. Has a florally salon smell. One bottle goes a long way.

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Hair Color -Matrix -Biolage Colorlast Conditioner

on 10/30/2018 3:50:00 PM


This is a good mid-level conditioner. It isn't too heavy or too light...great balance. It doesn't feel drying either. I changed just this & used it with my usual AG Colour Savour shampoo and all other aspects in my routine stayed the same. I have a very hard time finding conditioners that can balance my uber fine locks, the horrid humidity here in the south and my wavy/curly texture. This does a really nice job. I was torn between a 4 or a 5. I am sure it isn't perfect but I have been really enjoying it and will probably rebuy it. I am going to give it a 5 not because it is life changing, but it is hard for me to find a good balance in a conditioner and this seems to have it.

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Hair -Matrix -Biolage exquisite oil

on 10/24/2018 7:54:00 AM


I had this in the pink bottle that has Tamanu oil and is sold as the 'strengthening' version for thin hair. My hair is thick, coarse and brittle, so I can't comment on how it performs thin hair. On my overprocessed hair, it is almost impossible to over-apply this. It spreads so well even on dry hair and adds instant softness plus shine. It certainly did not strengthen my hair but I don't expect those things from these serums. The smell is to die for, like a well balanced, slightly dark floriental perfume. I have no idea what Polynesian tamanu smells like. I only know that it is this thick, dark green oil that some people swear by. I can see myself buying this again for the smell - much better than Kerastase Elixir for me- and I'm interested in trying other versions of the series, too.

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