I've tried them all and always come back to this one. It really does help color stay longer (even red) and does not bother my sensitive scalp. It does not dry out my hair. That being said, I do have an oily scalp, so I'm not sure how it would work for people who are already dry. I like the matching conditioner, too.
I bought the Biolage ColorCareTherapie Shampoo & Conditioner 1 liter bottles from Walmart for 32$ together. Great Value, both bottles aren't even close to being empty and I bought them back in April. I have long, dark brown color treated hair with damaged ends and it does a great job making the color last, keeps my hair shiny. The only problem I have is that is does dry out my hair a bit so I deep condition once a week to keep my hair from drying out. I will continue to buy both of these together because they do such a great job and save me lots of money.
I've recently started splurging for this shampoo again after my last dye job lasted a total of, no exaggeration, 3 shampoos. I have recently been dying my own hair to save a few pennies and at the same time getting the cheaper shampoos/conditioners to do the same. Through my awesome research I have discovered it's either one or the other, because the cheaper shampoos are going to strip red, at least, faster than anything I've ever seen before. Heck, I've had times in middle/high school when I colored my hair with Sharpies that lasted longer than that.
So, after all of this, I went into Ulta to get my latest hair coloring box of experimentation and asked a red haired girl working there what she used for shampoo. This is when she pointed out all of the ingredients in even the "Color Protecting" drugstore brands that strip color. She told me that it's better to splurge on a good quality shampoo that's going to help the color last and save when it came to the conditioner. I've had success with Herbal Essences conditioners when it came to keeping my hair soft and moisturized so I kept with that. As for the shampoo I decided to pick up the Biolage Color Care Shampoo because honestly, I've used Biolage before and had a lot of success with even the non-color protecting shampoos to make dye jobs last longer. And the smell - oh heavens above the smell - is divine. It is by far my favorite shampoo/conditioner smell.
After my last dye job I have been using that routine every third night with Dove's Dry Shampoo to keep my hair nice and fluffy. I'm now on week 3 from dying my hair and still have the same color and shine that I got from day 1. I've gotten comments about how great my hair looks and smells (borderline creepy, but still).
Now the cons. The bottle's top is a giant pain to open and I've broken about 2 nails trying to get it open in the middle of my shower. Also, the shampoo *does* still have the dreaded Sulfate ingredients which are the main culprits to killing color but the only shampoos I've found that don't have it are either way too expensive for me at this time or I've tried and had to stop after they made my hair break off and destroyed my hair's natural moisture. Of course, it's still not as cheap as my beloved Herbal Essences but it does seem to be reasonable for a salon brand. I found the giant bottle at Ulta for around 22$ whereas I've seen the smaller bottles at other stores for closer to 30$, so it's a matter of shopping around a bit to find the best deal. Otherwise, love this shampoo and what it's done for my hair and am very glad I decided to go ahead and spend a little to save a little in hair dye due to having to do it less frequently.
I started using this when I started having my hair lowlighted at the salon, to protect the lovely and pricey work my colorist was achieving. Before that, I used several of the AG shampoos, which I really love and I've used for years and some other salon shampoo (can see the silvery grey bottle but I'm blanking on the name) and I was happy with all of them but figured "If Biolage Colour Care is what they use in the salon, I'll use it too!" I am very happy with the results from this product. I like that fact that it's a clear shampoo, rather than milky-white. I don't know why but it always seems that clear shampoos are less likely to leave residue (probably all in my head, I'm sure!). This shampoo cleans nicely, leaves my scalp and hair feeling clean but not overly stripped, and it rinses away fairly easily. The only think I don't like is the flip top cap. It is really hard to get open and it seems like only a matter of time til the lid breaks away at the hinge. I'd prefer a pump or the type of squeeze top lid where you push one side down and the other side opens to reveal a dispensing opening. But I'll repurchase this. Price wasn't too bad for a professional product and I would use this even if I didn't colour my hair.
I absolutely love this shampoo and the conditioner. I have used them together for the past few years and when I try something new I always end up going back to Biolage. My hair is heavily highlighted with bleach every couple months and is to my mid back and I still get compliments constantly. People want to know what I use to make my hair so soft and shiny and this is it! Huge fan!!
I've been using this for a couple of weeks, and so far I like it. I normally use Bed Head Self Absorbed shampoo, but sometimes I get bored and feel like even my hair is bored! That's when I try out different products. This shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean and healthy, and I love the fragrance. I have not noticed any weigh-down, stripping, or fly-aways. I usually combine it with Aveda Phomollient, which works at a detangler as well as mousse. Somehow this combination seems to work to give me full and manageable hair. My only reservation is that the shampoo contains ammonium lauryl sulfate, and I'm hoping that won't cause any scalp itching or other problems down the line.
I used this shampoo for the first time this morning and I'm in LOVE! I have fine shoulder length hair and I'm letting my color grow out. Ive been using sulfate free shampoos for over a year now and was afraid to try this one. But the pretty pink cap on the bottle is what got me to buy it. It worked really well on my hair. It didn't tangle when I washed it! Amazing! It left my hair slightly moisturizer without weighing it down. It gave my hair a nice natural shine which I love because alot of shampoos give the over glossy shine that just doesn't look natural. The smell is typical for matrix...cheep flowery perfume smell. And after blow drying my hair was soft and bouncy! I don't think the sulfates will be too damaging because the shampoo is Ph balanced. I'll update as I keep using it but I can usually tell by the first try if it'll work for my hair....I think I have a winner! Will for sure buy again!
UPDATE: I used this shampoo for a week and it dried my hair. Not to the point of no return but kinda bad. I stopped using it for now and switched to the Ultra Hydrating shampoo for now which is great! I'll write a review for that soon. I'll start using the color care shampoo in the summer when my roots are a little more greasy.
My hair is extremely thick, coarse, dry, color-treated, and heat-styled. I have used Biolage products in the past, and have always had good luck, so when I recently had my hair colored & highlighted, I picked up this shampoo. Price was inexpensive for a salon brand: around $17 for a 16.9 oz bottle regular price, and I got it on sale for $11. The shampoo has that typical light floral "Biolage" scent, which I personally love. The shampoo is clear, but not at all drying. It lathers well and didn't leave my hair feeling at all stripped or dry - just clean and lightly hydrated. Although it does contain sulfates, which are terrible for color, somehow this works. It keeps my color looking fresh and fade-free. I am extremely pleased with this shampoo, and I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
I used to use this years ago and then started using Pantene due to the cost. Wow what a difference! I will never ever use a drug store shampoo and conditioner even to save money. This shampoo and conditioner made a huge difference on my dry thin hair! I love it and will buy again. Sad but true you get what you pay for! This is the best...will but again. My hair is soft and just looks way better! Love it!
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i would recomend COLOUR ME HAPPY HERBAL ESSENSE !@