Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner for Fragile Hair Review: So who doesn’t need long and strong hair? I came across this range of shampoo by Matrix Biolage a while back and decided to give them a try. Let me give you a background. My hair have been behaving fussy lately. They seem dry and frizzy. Also, the strands feel like they have become weaker and I am facing hair fall issues. So yes, I have been working on these issues with my hair.
To be honest, the name – Matrix Fiberstrong shampoo and conditioner sounded pretty promising. Also, it has some nice reviews on Ulta. Hence, I went ahead and purchased them. Did they work? We shall find out in detail below.
About Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner
Matrix Fiberstrong Shampoo
Fragile hair may be prone to breakage and unmanageability. Biolage FiberStrong Shampoo was formulated to target these needs with the power of Intra-CylaneTM plus bamboo and ceramide for repairing damaged, fragile hair. When used with the FiberStrong Conditioner and Intra-CylaneTM Fortifying Cream, your hair is stronger and more conditioned. Strengthen weak, fragile hair. 12X stronger after one application*.
– Paraben free shampoo cleanses hair, leaving it healthy looking and resistant to damage
– Fragile areas of the hair are fortified with Intra-Cylane and Ceramides
– Elasticity is maintained and shine restored
Matrix Fiberstrong Conditioner
Fragile hair leads to breakage and often lacks shine. Biolage FiberStrong Conditioner was formulated to target these needs with the power of bamboo and ceramide for repairing damaged, fragile hair. When used with the FiberStrong Shampoo and Intra-CylaneTM Fortifying Cream, your hair is stronger and more conditioned. Strengthen weak, fragile hair. 12X stronger after one application*.
– Paraben free conditioner conditions and detangles, leaving your hair soft to the touch
– Reinforces strength and moisture balance for healthier looking hair
– Hair is left more resistant to damage, fragile areas of the hair are fortified with Bamboo and Ceramides
*When using the system of FiberStrong Shampoo, Conditioner and Intra-CylaneTM Fortifying Cream vs. a non-conditioning shampoo.
How to Use Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner
- Massage into wet hair in a massaging motion and leave on 1-3 minutes.
- Rinse hair and pair with a Biolage Conditioner.
- In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately.
- For better results, Matrix recommends pairing the Fiberstrong Shampoo with the Fiberstrong Conditioner and Fortifying Cream.
Ingredients in Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner
Matrix Fiberstrong Shampoo
Aqua / Water / Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Hexylene Glycol, Aminopropyl Triethoxysilane, Parfum / Fragrance, Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Alcohol Denat., Polyquaternium-30, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Benzyl Salicylate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Hydroxide.
Matrix Fiberstrong Conditioner
Aqua / Water / Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Parfum / Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Esters, Lauryl PeG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trideceth-6, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Dodecene, Poloxamer 407, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hexyl Cinnamal, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Citric Acid, Linalool, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract.
Price of Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoo – $21.00 for 13.5 oz in USA, £12.49 for 400 mL in UK, ₹345.00 for 200 mL in India
Conditioner – $22.00 for 13.5 oz in USA, £18.30 for 250 mL in UK, ₹280 for 98 g in India
In Detail Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner for Fragile Hair Review, Swatches and My Experience
Matrix fiberstrong shampoo and conditioner have a silver-grey-green packaging theme. The shampoo comes in a nice sturdy plastic bottle with a flip top. The conditioner on the other hand comes in a tube packaging with a flip open top. Both the shampoo as well as conditioner have all the details including detailed ingredients list on them which is great. Personally, it reflects a sense of responsibility when companies make sure to mention all the ingredients on their products. The packaging is pretty, however you can purchase the bigger jumbo size bottles of the shampoo and conditioner if you’re in the US. In India, I haven’t seen the jumbo size bottles yet.
Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo Review
The shampoo has a slightly runny consistency. Looks like a milky translucent product. It smells really nice and fresh. However, the smell does not really last long after washing the hair. The smell lingers around for like an hour or so and then fades away.
I almost always oil my hair before washing. Hence, sometimes with some shampoos, I need to shampoo twice. However with this shampoo, that was not the case. This shampoo in fact is able to remove all the oils from my hair in one single wash. In fact, if I use this shampoo on un-oiled hair, it dries out my hair. Otherwise this is a good shampoo. It removes all the gunk and oiliness from my hair and makes them squeaky clean.
Therefore, I have only been using this shampoo as a clarifying shampoo. Because for my hair, this definitely feels quite strong. I might have used this on un-oiled hair only like two times. Other times, I dare not use this without oiling my hair. I strongly advise following up this shampoo with a good conditioner or else hair may appear very dry. Specially the hair ends.
Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Conditioner Review
The conditioner is moderately thick. White in colour, it smells really lovely. I honestly love the fresh, sorta sweet minty smell this has. Good part is, the smell of the conditioner lasts in the hair for upto 4 hours. It has a slippery consistency which makes it easy to apply on the hair lengths.
I always apply conditioner on the lengths of my hair. Never near the hair roots or scalp. The natural oils produced on the scalp are enough to nourish those few centimeters of newly grown hair near the roots. How much product you need completely depends on your hair length. My hair length currently is 4 inches above my belly button. For my hair length, I need double a coin sized amount each usage.
I spread the product on my hair lengths, and leave it in my hair for around 5 to 7 minutes. Then I wash it off. I make sure I am washing off all the product from my hair. If I leave any product behind in my hair, it results in my hair feeling slightly sticky and not very clean and silky. So always wash off the conditioner properly from your hair.
I really like the conditioner as a product for daily use. It nourishes the hair well and makes them feel softer and silkier. I have been using the matching shampoo with this. It tackles the dryness left behind by the shampoo. I haven’t noticed any extra shine, but yes, hair looks slightly manageable.
I feel the shampoo as well as the conditioner are pretty okay for ladies who have oily hair and scalp. However for my dry hair, I would not repurchase this duo. Shampoo can be used as a clarifying shampoo may be, but I wouldn’t use it as my regular shampoo. As far as the conditioner is concerned, I like it more than I like the shampoo. But not enough to repurchase it. It is hydrating and everything, but nothing out of the box or better than other drugstore shampoos available in the market.
Now speaking of the elephant in the room (page 😀 ), did it strengthen my hair? Well the answer must be clear to you by now. I honestly do not see a difference. My hair have been the same way. This duo did not give any extra strength to my hair.
Please note, I personally feel that the fibrestrong range by matrix will be more suited to beauties with oily hair and scalp. It is not for ladies like me who have dry or dry to normal hair types. If you are going to try this shampoo, make sure to condition your hair well or it might leave your hair dry.
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PROs of Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner
1. I like the packaging.
2. Shampoo removes all the oils and gunk from the hair in a single wash.
3. Shampoo is worth trying for ladies with oily hair/scalp.
4. Both the shampoo as well as the conditioner smell good.
5. Conditioner hydrates the hair well.
6. Makes hair soft and silky.
CONs of Matrix Biolage Advanced Fiberstrong Shampoo and Conditioner
1. Most importantly, Did it strengthen my hair? – I guess not.
2. Costly keeping in mind that these are just as good as any other drugstore shampoo and conditioner.
3. Not suited for dry hair or dry to normal hair type.
1. Always chose products according to your hair type.
2. Sometimes costly does not mean effective.
3. Buy small bottles of products and try them out for a few times. Only then decide if you want bigger size bottles. Because sometimes, even overhyped products with rave reviews may not suit you.