Unlisted Brand • Generic Value Products Hydrating Shampoo (compare to Biolage) • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
For reference I have fine, wavy, color treated hair. I wash my hair everyday.
At first I really liked this product. It smelled nice and my hair looked good. Lots of body, silky, soft waves. After about 3 weeks I noticed a lot of buildup. My hair felt weighed down and looked stringy. I decided to switch to a sulfate free shampoo and my hair looks much healthier now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This shampoo is IDENTICAL to Biolage. It's amazing and I love it! I will not go back to spending $20.00 a bottle for the real thing when I can get this for $6.00.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Let me start by saying that my hair is 85% gray, colored every month (Natural Instincts Vibrant Hair Color) and flat ironed daily. I keep reading how great the GVP Conditioning Balm is so great so I stopped by Sally's to pick it up. I saw the GVP Biolage Hydrating Shampoo sitting beside it and thought, why not?? I'm a hair product junkie. The shampoo smells great and I used it with the conditioning balm and my hair looks amazing. It is super shiny, smooth and the conditioning balm, as thick as it is, didn't weigh my hair down at all. It's super soft and manageable. I see complaints about the shampoo leaving your hair like straw but without conditioner, ALL shampoo makes my hair feel rough. The conditioning balm smooths the cuticle. Overall, I am WELL satisfied with this shampoo/conditioning balm and will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i really don't understand all the bad reviews here. i have a lot of hair and it's fine, dry, curly/wavy, and colored. it sheds like crazy and my ends are fried from my love of heat styling.
normally, the only hair product i use in the shower is Roux Porosity Control Corrector & Conditioner. however, once a week or so my roots get limp and gross so i have to shampoo them - which used to mean wet, tangled straw.
THIS shampoo does what i need it to do - cleans my hair and still manages to leave it silky and manageable. *plus* it's dirt cheap, and the bottle will last me forever! i just apply a little bit to my roots/scalp, rinse it out and follow it up with either the Roux or a deep conditioner if my hair's feeling extra thirsty.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I had used this product for a while until my hair started thinning (which was due to stress). I have since gotten rid of the stress and this shampoo. It didn't tend to really do too much to rid the buildup that the conditioner caused.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Really great product for healthy hair but it just makes damaged hair more noticeable. I really liked this shampoo and conditioner at first cause it makes my hair really shiny. However, the back of my hair has some damage and this shampoo just dried it out and made it a tangly mess. So, as nice as the rest of my hair looks with this stuff, it's not worth the extra trouble my damaged hairs have to suffer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Not sure why this got good reviews. It is drying as heck, even my cheap Sauve clarifying shampoo is not this drying. I've used Biolage shampoo before and I don't remember it being drying. After shampooing with this I noticed my hair felt like straw and all knotted up. No good, going back.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this and thought maybe I had discovered a secret product but I couldn't even finish using it it was so bad. I like Biolage products and this was much cheaper, but a total waste of $10 for the shampoo and conditioner. It stripped my hair completely and left it with a waxy feel. Most products I will use up even if they aren't the best but this made my hair feel like straw. I can't recommend this to anyone even if it is cheap.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVE this shampoo! Very similar to Biolage which is one of my favorite shampoos. I think the shampoo has a slightly different texture but in the end, it all feels the same, and smells wonderful! If your a fan of biolage, then try this out and save some money. Enough said :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've been using this in conjunction with the generic value product biolage conditioning balm. I wanted to repair my dry, damaged hair from flat ironing frequently. I use the shampoo every other day because my hair gets oily in a day. After I shampoo my hair, it feels clean with no build up. Only use a pea size, because over shampooing with this shampoo seems to give my hair a hay texture. My hair is slowly but surely being "repaired." My hair seems more shiny and moist (not dried out and frizzy). The biggest plus with this shampoo is that it does not cause me to break out. Usually hydrating shampoos make me break out on my forehead and on my back, but this shampoo doesn't.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Not a huge fan. My hair is pretty damaged from flat ironing and bleaching, so initially I was using a d/s shampoo and (GVP) Conditioning Balm. I was pretty impressed, so I bought the hydrating shampoo to go along with it. Ironically, for a "hydrating" shampoo, it's pretty drying on my hair. If your hair is in somewhat healthy condition, this might work well, but if your hair is damaged like mine, I'd pass on this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
You really can't go wrong with this - it truly is Biolage. I just can't afford Matrix products these days, so I buy the generic... and I have no qualms about that! My hair feels wonderful after using the shampoo and conditioning balm - it really does wonders for my thick, unruly hair.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This IS Biolage, only cheaper. Seriously, its every bit as good. I took one lippie off the packaging because the conditioning balm should be in a tub-- its difficult to get out of the bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Excellent. Exactly as good in my opinion. I truly hate the ugly packaging, but a fair trade for the price I suppose. If you try this once I'm sure it would be difficult to pay full price after that.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this! Thanks to one of my fellow MUA'ers, I found out about this. I am reviewing on both the shampoo and conditioner. I wrote a review on the regular biolage and mentioned that I loved it but it was just too spendy for my budget so I quit buying it. Then I was told about this, I swear it's exactly the same stuff! Just look and compare the ingredients (you can look at the post below). It is pretty much the same. It is just crazy how you get twice as much in this bottle for less than half the price of the regular stuff. I will never go back to the expensive brand when you can have the same a whole heck of a lot cheaper! Thanks GVP!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
If you like the real stuff, you'll probably love this. The smell and the texture are the same, and leaves hair feeling lovely. My mom and I share sometimes, she has fine wavy dry hair & I have fine straight oily hair and it just feels so nice when you suds up - does't tangle like more drying shampoos, and and leaves hair nice. The conditioner is good too.
In actuality the ingredients of the "generic" are not exactly the same, but mostly. In truth, FDA generic drugs aren't exactly the same - they have cheaper carrier ingredients usually but the same "active ingredients". I'm guessing that's the same for this.
Here are the ingredients of both if you're interested:
Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume (Fragrance), Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Algae (Algae Extract), Sage Leaf Extract (Salvia Officinalis), Pollen Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Saponaria Officinalis, Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum Vulgare), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Cymbopogon Schoenathus), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Alcohol, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Citric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalool, Butylphenyl MethylPropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Amyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Algae Extract, Pollen Extract, Saponaria Officianalis/Saponaria Officinalis Extract
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
Why are there not more reviews for this??? I LOVE this shampoo, and the Conditioning Balm that is paired with it. Hair feels like silk, smells heavenly, cleans fantastically, and all for just over $5! Compare to the expensive Matrix Biolage prices--wow! I've used them too, and these are just exactly the same. Seriously, the smell is like nothing you've ever smelled before. A little spicy, but very clean. Sumptuous. You must try it! Only at Sally's.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this shampoo from Sally's - it's great for cleansing my hair without drying it out. It smells great and leaves my hair clean without turning it into straw. I actually prefer it to the original Biolage shampoo, and it's way cheaper.