Ever since I got my hair done last month, I have been on the lookout for products to help manage the damage from bleaching without ruining my hair colour. And I’ve found it! If you tend to put your hair through heating tools or harsh treatments, the Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Recover line will get your hair stronger, softer, and shinier without the use of awful chemicals and fillers.
I love how the bottles look like they came straight out of Greenhouse Juice! The plastic used is 100% recycled, the products are made of 70-90% natural-origin ingredients that are 99% biodegradable, and are free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and artificial colorants. With that said, the Biolage R.A.W. collection promises real and wholesome products that are not only good for your hair, but also for the environment.
Moving onto the review – I tested out the Recover line from this collection and have been loving the results. Starting with the shampoo ($25), it is more liquidy and runny than a regular shampoo. It lathers up surprisingly well, so a little goes a long way, which is always a plus in my book because I never want to finish up a great product! It also smells deliciously fruity (thanks to the yucca and goji berry!), always leaving my hair feeling clean and smelling amazing.
As for the conditioner ($25), it’s thicker than a regular conditioner and feels almost like a hair mask. It leaves my hair incredibly soft and helps sooo much with tangling. My hair isn’t the easiest to brush through, but this conditioner has improved that immensely ever since I started using it. Another thing to mention is that the conditioner smells really light, which balances out nicely with the shampoo.
The mask ($41.95) is probably my favourite – it’s just amazing. I use it whenever I need purple shampoo to get rid of any brassy tones that might be showing through. Purple shampoo can make my hair feel a little bit stripped, but this mask softens and nourishes my hair like none other! I know this line isn’t made specifically for bleached or coloured hair, but I love how it’s free of sulphates and that has helped maintain and preserve my hair colour really well.
If you’re like me and you are guilty of putting your hair through hell time and again, try out the Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Recover line to help keep it healthy and strong! It’s hard to maintain soft and shiny hair when it’s constantly getting damaged, but the products in this line can really help make things more manageable, so I highly recommend you check them out at Trade Secrets online and in-stores! Just a heads up, Trade Secrets will be launching a new promotion starting March 25th where you’ll get a FREE 9oz Selfie Gradual Tanner with a $55 purchase, so make good use of that since summer is slowly creeping in. Have you tried anything from Matrix? Let me know!