Back in the day, I used to take care of my hair quite poorly. Actually, I can’t even say I really “took care of my hair.” It was bleached, dry, breaking and I put heat on it basically everyday. Oh, and I wore extensions. So you can imagine how all these things and my lack of commitment to my strands were just a recipe for disaster. And that it was.
Nowadays, I’m much darker in colour and much more conscious of what I use in my hair. I’m always on the hunt for products that are not only environmentally friendly, but will benefit and revive my hair. It’s a lot softer and healthier than it used to be, but there is always room for improvement, as my hair is naturally curly and frizzy, and is prone to getting dry. As a result of that, I still do experience a little bit of breakage on my ends.
I was thrilled to try out the new Biolage R.A.W collection with Matrix. These shampoos and conditioners contain up to 95% of natural ingredients, which are sourced from exotic locations across the world, like Morocco and Africa (hello bucket list), and the bottles are 100% recyclable. Bye- bye sulfates and chemicals and hello healthy, naturally sustained hair!
The Matrix Biology R.A.W collection has three separate lines for all different hair types. Beginning with the greyish bottles, this combo is called “Uplift” and is catered to those who have “flat, fine hair” and purifies the hair without striping it. I personally haven’t tried it, as my hair is quite thick and coarse, but I got my friend to help me out and try it. She claimed that though it didn’t create instant volume overnight, she saw a significant difference when styling her hair, as the style held throughout the day and barely fell.
The second line is called “Recover” and is made of natural ingredients like goji berry and kaolin clay. This line is meant for stressed and sensitive hair, as it helps restore it and improve the strength, shine and bounce. I tried this one out, and not only does it smell so good, it leaves my hair with a nice shine and minimal frizz. Since I’ve only washed my hair with the line only once, I feel like the results aren’t that significant yet. So I’ll keep you posted on my progress. 😉
The third line of the collection is called “Nourish.” This one is meant for dry, dull hair that helps hair turn into healthy- looking soft locks. I feel like I should be using this one as well, and my plan is to after I’ve used up “Recover.” After establishing a nice foundation with “Recover” my hair will be revived and ready for some shine and softness with this line.
Overall, I’m very happy with this line. Though I’ve washed my hair only once with it, I saw some immediate results that I know will only improve once I keep using the shampoos and conditioners. The packaging is minimal and so chic (my dad thought it was some kind of smoothie when it first arrived- don’t think results would be that effective if actually consuming 😉 ) which makes for some appealing decor in the bathroom. The ingredients are what really got me, as there are so many pretty, perfumed shampoos on the market that do nothing for your hair. This shampoo and conditioner not only benefits your hair, but keeps it smelling and looking fresh until your next wash.
You can purchase the Matrix Biolage R.A.W Collection at any Matrix Salon. Check out the store locator at www.matrixcanada.ca for exact locations and more details.
All thoughts and opinions are my own, however the product was sent as a PR sample