Review of Matrix Biolage - Conditioning Balm by kilee
My hair type: long, fine, thick, straight (stick straight and completely bodyless) and unprocessed
extremely prone to breakage no matter the length
EXTREMELY resistant to products and processes
With this conditioner, I've finally found a product that works well and can be purchased in a brick & mortar store. (I think Terax Original Crema works best for me, but I always forget to order it in advance of running out.) It has a nice, subtle scent also.
I have difficulty just getting most conditioners through my hair but this one works through easily, penetrates and conditions nicely. I'm able to use it root to tip, too, since it doesn't leave a residue to weigh down my fine hair. I wash and condition my hair first thing in the shower, leaving this in 'till the end, and this seems to be enough for my ends and not too much for my roots. Plus, my scalp likes it, which is a tough find. Many hair products bother my dry scalp, causing it to produce a lot of oil and to itch.
For this to be my ideal, the conditioning would have to be a bit more intense so that it could completely prevent the breakage to which I'm prone. I gave it 5 stars anyway, given the extreme obstinance of my hair since getting any results is a tall, tall order.
*To give you a better idea how big a deal it is to find something that has any affect on my hair, especially without a gunky residue, here's a bit more info.
My hair is resistant to most everything. Not much penetrates it. It will not hold color, perms, etc. Even seasoned, top notch stylists are astounded by it.
When I've gotten perms in the past, the processing time has had to be greatly extended because my hair processes at such a slow rate. And even with a perm, my hair will not take a curl from heat methods like curling irons or hot rollers, no matter how much spray or other holding products are used.