Matrix • Biolage Ultra Hydrating Conditioning Balm • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My hair is extremely thick, coarse, dry, color-treated, and heat-styled, so I ask a lot out of my hair products. 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 balm, along with the colortherapie shampoo. Price was inexpensive for a salon brand: around $17 for a 10 oz tube regular price, and I got it on sale for $11. The balm has that typical light floral "Biolage" scent, which I personally love. The conditioner isn't super thick or waxy, it has a fairly thick consistency and a little goes a long way. I use about a quarter-sized amount for my hair (chin-length bob but extremely thick), and let it sit while I finish my shower, then rinse. My hair is soft, sleek, frizz-free, and hydrated. No feelings of being coated or weighed down, either. For my hair type, this is a definite HG product. My hair is color-treated and highlighted, and this didn't harm or fade my color at all. I am extremely pleased with this, and I will definitely repurchase when I run out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
My HG. I love this product! I use every single day. It moisturizes my hair without weighing it down. Also smells amazing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I'm really disappointed with this product. I decided to start caring about my hair after a few monthly hair cuts weren't keeping up with the splits. I decided to skip over the 'cheap, ineffective' products and go straight to the pricey salon treatments. At over $23 a jar, it just has to work. Biolage has such a great reputation!
I brought it home and instantly knew it was a flop. There is a waxy, stickiness that's apparent on application. It doesn't really weigh my hair down, but it doesn't moisturize either. Massive disappointment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I purchased the Biolage Ultra conditioning balm as a part of a great BOGO deal.
I enjoy the Biolage fragrance, which is light and smooth. The scent does not linger all that much. I found the ultra condition balm left my hair very waxy and it did not take away any frizz. The tube is standard packaging the price is okay - no more than $22.00 canadian for a salon brand and often part of sales and offers. When sales and such are factored into purchasing some drugstore brands cost just as much.
I liked the Biolage Hydrating balm much better than the Ultra balm. If anyone finds that the Ultra balm leaves their hair coated and waxy, give the regular balm a try.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
this is my HG conditioner/mask! i wash my hair every other day now, thanks to dry shampoos! and this stuff works amazingly well to make my hair soooo soft and yet doesnt weigh it down. i go crazy when im 50% through the tub and will quick repurchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a nice hydrating conditioner, but there are better ones out there in the same price range.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I agree with everyone on here who is giving this product 5 stars. It truly is the EPITOME of hydrating conditioners.
I detangle my curly hair in the shower using only my fingers and this balm. The texture is creamy and silky....and it just glides onto the hair. I saturate my hair in it, and put on a shower cap as I go about the rest of my routine.
When I take off the shower cap, the fragrance is intoxicating! I comb through my hair using my fingers and the tangles just melt away. It smells AMAZING! Absolutely worth the money!
Curly hair is left soft, supple, and shiny. I'm sure it works wonders on girls with straight hair too :).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Hands down the BEST conditioner I have ever used!! it is pricey, but worth every penny!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have highlighted 3a-3b hair and I've been using this for years. I alternate with different protein treatments. Love this stuff.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
2nd update: Animal testing. I will not use this anymore. please advise when you find another conditioner as good as this. Thanks!
Good God!, What do you gals do to your hair that makes you rate this conditioner so low?!! This is the most hydrating stuff I have ever encountered. It is really expensive, especially now in this economy. I highlight, abuse, don't care, and use this stuff. It looks like I have never done a thing to my hair!
UPDATE: Now that I have finally had my hair trimmed, this is a little TOO conditioning. Still, one of the best conditioners out there. Honestly, if you have done something bad to your hair, I cannot recommend this product enough!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
My absolute, without-a-doubt, holy grail conditioner! My hair has been through hell and back. I started highlighting my hair about 5 years ago. I got carried away and loved the blonde so much I was basically bleach blonde all over with very dry and damaged hair, not to mention blow drying and straightening it every other day (curling occasionally). I thought the only solution was to stop the highlights, so I went dark red. After 2 weeks I realized I hated it and knew I was blonde at heart and wanted to go back. That's when the gradual transition back to blonde started and here I am again a light blonde, just doing it the "right" way, thanks to my hairdresser. Enough about me and my story, I want to talk about this beautiful object that sits in my shower. I have tried everything on the market, from Aussie deeep repair mask ($3) to Kerastase's mask ($115). This is the BEST deep conditioner out there, without a doubt. I use it every time I wash my hair (2-3 days), on the normal days I just apply it like a normal conditioner and rinse in about 3-5 min. However, once a week after shampooing I towel dry my hair, apply this stuff, comb it through and clip my hair up and let it sit for about 15-20 min. OMG the results are luscious. Even my hair dresser praises me for taking such good care of my hair and saying it feels untouched by all that bleach I've been through. Basically, I can't say enough good things about it, just try it yourself.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love Love Love this Product!!
As a relaxed lady with a tendency for my hair to be on the dry side, I have finally found a deep conditioner that does what it is supposed to. I have searched high-and-low and tried out quite a few other products, Keracare and Mizani spring to mind, but my air dried hair feels soo much better (softer, more moisturised) since I've incorporated this product into my haircare regimen.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I cannot figure out why I ever stray away from this product to find the next best thing. Everything I try fails in comparison to this little gem. I always come back to this old faithful. I always highlight/lowlight my hair. Trying to save some money, I went to a cheaper conditioner and a different stylist for highlights. Little did I know she was using high lift 40 volume bleach on my hair. It was fried, dried, and burnt to a crisp. I tried masks, coconut oil, jojoba oil, ojon, wen... you name it. Just short of hacking all of my hair off and starting over, I passed this at Ulta and bought it, and went to a better stylist . I will NEVER use another conditioner again. My hair is back to its beautiful old self again. This stuff is a miracle in a tub. The price is so high it is a bit ridiculous. That is the one downfall. But since I wash once every 2 or 3 days I can manage. If they do raise the price I may have to start selling plasma to afford it. I mean really, upwards of $40 for the big tub? But I have never found another conditioner that can even come close to this. I've read the ingredients - nothing sounds out of this world fantastic but something in it works like nothing else I have ever used.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
HG conditioner, I've been using this for the past 10 years and it's never disappointed me. It really improves the softness and shine of my longish fine, thick pin straight color treated hair. I have been growing my hair out for the past 2 years and I cannot imagine doing it without this little gem. I also have very acne prone skin and its one of the few conditioners that doesnt break out my back. it's pricey, but worth it. I really dont notice build up either, but I do switch up my hair products at least once a week just to clarify things.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I loveee this conditioner and it truly deserves all the praise it gets bc it does what it's suppose to. I have a mixed texture which I relax about 2x a year. I've used every conditioner on the market.. My most recent indulgence was kerastase slim cond. Which doesn't even come close to bioloage. Disappointing for 65 bucks. But Im amazed at how well this works. For protein I use apogee and bc u need a moisturizing cond I reach for this to soften my hair and I have the most touchable hair afterwards!!!! Hair is shiny and looks amazing. This is my HG for moisture!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVE LOVE LOVE and the smell is gorgeous!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this product! It makes my hair feel so soft without weighting it down and making it greasy (I have very baby fine hair.) I would definitely buy this product again and again and again!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i hate to ruin all your good comments, i guess i was very spoiled with my nexxus old formula. In my mission trying to find a replacement for humectress gray cap i tried a bunch of high end conditioners and shampoos and this one is just not for me... it feels real good and creamy in the shower, but once my hair is dry, looks freeze and cannot run my fingers thru my long and straight hair, just not for me.
In my opinion and for my hair type (straight, long and colored) i think that tigi-catwalk honey and oatmeal conditioner is twice better.
one way to "measure" moist in a conditioner (for me) is the time my hair needs to dry out naturally, the longer the better.
With biolage UHC balm, my hair dried out in minutes, and became freezie right away, even before i use my pro blow dryer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have wavy, fairly coarse hair that definitely tends to frizz. This stuff is just the best conditioner hands down for it. As others have said though, be careful, a little goes a long way, and you might want to avoid your root area as it does weight hair down a bit.
I've been using it for years and just absolutely love it. Defines my waves nicely, helps tame frizz (significantly), and makes my hair smooth and manageable. Note, I use it combined with the Hydrating Shampoo (vs the Ulta Hydrating Shampoo), because I found both products in tandem to weigh my hair down a bit too much.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I love this even more than the ultra-hydrating shampoo, which is saying a lot. I prefer the squeeze bottle packaging simply because it's easier to judge how much you're using (more on why that's important in a bit), but really, it's an excellent product.
I have very long, very curly, dry, coarse hair, and this stuff is like magic in a bottle (or jar, depending). Like most higher end salon products it's kind of pricey, but it's so worth it, trust me. Take a trip to the mall sometime and cruise the various salons (or even the one inside your local Wal-Mart). They're always having sales, so you can probably score a great deal. Plus, this stuff will last you a good long while. Even with my super dense, long hair, it really only takes a very small amount to do the job, as it's really concentrated. I tend to focus it more on the ends and middle of my hair and only apply it very lightly to my scalp, since that's where hair naturally gets oily first and that part definitely doesn't need any extra moisture! Also, you don't need (or even want) to use it every day because it's SO moisturizing, it could weigh your hair down or otherwise make it go crazy. I usually use it twice a week (three times in the winter) and that does the trick.
Other tidbits: it smells incredible and feels so great washing out, because it just makes your hair feel like liquid silk. Seriously, it's that awesome. Maybe I have such fond feelings for it because I never thought ANYTHING could tame my wild Felicity-style hair, I don't know. All I can say is that if you're a girl with curls and issues, you need this stuff in your life.