This has to be the best shampoo I've found for my fine, limp hair. Even though my hair is thick, it lays flatter than a pancake at the first sign of humidity. I don't know how to explain it, but this shampoo somehow gives my hair texture I've never had before. Maybe it just really cleans my scalp of all the oily residue. Those of us with fine hair tend to have a lot of oil. If Bioloage ever discontinues this shampoo, I'll somehow order an entire truck for delivery and when I finally kick the bucket, pass what's leftover to my daughters. Not sure if there's an expiration for shampoo, but I would be willing to rent climate-controlled storage space for years to come if I had to. Maybe I'm taking this to the extreme...
Every time I try other shampoos, I come running back to this one.
I have very (very!) thick, very coarse hair and an oily, sensitive scalp. Fun! Most shampoos I try either over-moisturize it so it ends up feeling gummy/sticky/unmanageable or they over-clarify it to the point of dryness and frizz. This is the only shampoo I've tried so far that consistently leaves my hair feeling clean, soft, and manageable without irritating my scalp. As long as it keeps doing that, I'll keep buying it.
I liked this at first but then had to stop using it because I had an allergic reaction to it... an itchy rash all along my back and shoulders and wherever else the lather touched. This was the only new product and it stopped when I stopped using this.
It did work fairly well. Better at first but not bad afterward. Did give me more volume and cut the oil. My hair started looking greasy slower than usual at first and I was really excited but then it sort of went back to normal? It's def a harsh shampoo.. you should try the gentle, more moisturizing route first to make sure your scalp isn't overproducing oil due to being stripped. If you're hormonally oily as I suspect I am, this is worth a shot. Perhaps the results will last longer on you than they did me. And hopefully you don't have an allergic reaction like I did.
This shampoo definitely clarifies, however after finding out Matrix is owned by L'Oreal, which animal tests, I have thrown my half-used bottle in the bin. I've gotten this shampoo in my eyes a couple of times over the years, and it burns like you wouldn't believe so I cannot begin to imagine the pain those lab bunnies would have gone through for my vanity.
I've switched to Apple Cider Vinegar which admittedly isn't quite as glamorous, but definitely does the same job, and I'm fairly confident that the loads of SLS in this shampoo cannot be good for my health, short or long-term, so I'm happy to discontinue my use.
If you don't care about the animal testing, I wouldn't recommend using this product more than once every few weeks as it dries out your scalp insanely.
I have super fine hair that gets oily at roots and dry at ends. I shampoo in the morning and by afternoon my hair is flat and greasy. I have tried ALOT of shampoos to dry up the oils and every single one is way too drying. Nothing to use daily. But this one is different. I use it every morning and my hair is oil free ALL DAY! My hair has alot of NATURAL VOLUME because the shampoo clears up all the oil that weighs it down. But just one WARNING: you HAVE to use a QUALITY conditioner with this shampoo! It will dry your ends out if you don't. I use Pureology Hydralight conditioner with it. I only use a small drop of the conditioner (the size of a pea). I blow dry with a round brush (no product) and my fine hair is soft, shiny, and super bouncy all day!
I have extremely oily and fine hair (wash in the morning and by the afternoon or evening it's usually oily and limp)
- cheap compared to other professional brands
- large bottle
- lathers extremely well
- controls oil and doesn't make my hair feel limp
- not scented nicely like I would have hoped!
- can be difficult to find in larger bottles (I usually go to the salon supplies stores to get this)
I've used many other brands and types of stuff including AG, Matrix, Schwarzkopf, Rusk, TIGI, Joico, etc. and have not been satisfied with any of them. Definitely worth trying if you have oily hair!
This shampoo is OK - definately better than your average pharmacy/supermarket brands but after usint it for almost two months unfortunately I haven't found that it's really 'normalized' my hair or assisted with oiliness. Probably wouldn't re-purchase as it's expensive for little result.
This shampoo, designed with the claim to help balance an oily scalp, actually succeeded in making my hair look and feel greasier after each wash. I definitely couldn't skip a day of shampooing if I was using this, and I really can't stand such a high maintenance product. So, back to Ulta it went. A shame, since I had high hopes for it.
I bought this shampoo for 15 dollars, and with that price I thought that it would be some help for my oily hair. The first time I used it, I fell in love with it because my scalp felt really clean and voluminous. However, as I kept using this shampoo I started to notice that I was losing more hair than usual which made me very upset. It began drying out my scalp and made my hair very frizzy. My scalp became more and more itchy and oily the days before my usual wash. I wasted my money on this product and had high expectations for it. It definitely did not 'normalize' my scalp, because it was very harsh. My mother tried this same shampoo as well for a couple of weeks and noticed the same outcome as I did, she was losing more hair than usual and it dried out her scalp. Do not use this product if you have a sensitive scalp, and do not have high expectations on it when you purchase it.
This dried out my scalp very badly, this and the Biolage Hydrating shampoo. I gave them both a chance for 3 months (to not waste the bottles). Big mistake. It dried my scalp out so badly that it became super oily.