These days it seems like everyone is going green, becoming environmentally conscious and striving to eliminate harmful chemicals from their beauty routine. Biolage R.A.W. is Matrix’s healthy new hair care range featuring products that are 99% natural and biodegradable. The formulas are also free of parabens, sulfates, silicones, artificial fragrance and colorants - making them nourishing, gentle and safe.
The Texturizing Styling Spray with Matcha Green Tea ($12.90) helps you achieve sexy beach waves, separation and definition with no greasy residue. Although I can use the spray for moisture and body, it is more suitable for straight hair that needs volume and waviness. To enhance the effect, use a diffuser for more texture - the scent is very light and refreshing.
The Smoothing Styling Milk with Honey and Oat ($12.90) hydrates, softens and polishes weak, dry hair in preparation for styling. It really does have the consistency of milk or light yogurt and although I didn’t notice any major changes, I do like the way it makes my ends feel – sleek and supple.
The Frizz Control Styling Spray with Lavender ($12.90) helps shape, moisturize, de-poof and control unruly flyaways prior to styling or air drying. This is a good finishing product to manage frizz on hot, humid days or while vacationing in the tropics and curly girls will definitely appreciate the extra definition and smoothness.
The Curl Defining Styling Butter with Cocoa ($12.90) looks a bit like peanut butter but once distributed throughout my lengths, it blends well with no discernible residue. The rich, creamy formula locks-in moisture and replenishes parched strands while defining the natural curl pattern and shaping spirals. It also boosts volume and loosens curls so they flow more freely but it doesn’t provide much hold.
If you do need a holding product, the Bodifying Styling Jelly with refreshing Lemon ($12.90) is a great way to form and shape without crunch or flakes. It looks and feels like a loose, liquid gel which spreads easily to reduce and prevent frizz. It also makes curls more manageable and neat while improving the look of split-ends and fuzziness.
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