Happy Days Are Hair Again with Biolage Delicate Care

Published in: Hair, Product Reviews

Since my last haircut a few months ago, my ‘do has had its share of WTF!?! moments (hello, bangs gone wild).


I don’t mind the occasional bad hair day, but fearing the start of an unwelcome trend I recently turned to a new shampoo, conditioner and hair masque from Matrix Biolage.

I started using ’em about two weeks ago on my color-treated, naturally dry hair, but because I see my locks in the mirror all the time, I wasn’t sure the products were helping until a few of you gals asked what’s been up with my hair (hopefully in a good way, ha!).

Time to share the Biolage love. 🙂

The four new Delicate Care products ($18-20 each, released last November) gently clean, condition and protect colored, processed and/or damaged hair, and for the most part they do it without the use of sulfates or silicones (yay!).

Biolage added fair trade acai berry and conditioning Moroccan argan oil to the line, which the company says help smooth hair texture and retain color.

I’d have to agree. Either the acai and argan oil are working, or something else in the products is.

On top of how well they work, I LOVE the scent. It’s a crisp, clean combination of jasmine flowers and orange wedges that lingers without being too in yo’ face.

Biolage Delicate Care

  • Delicate Care Shampoo ($18): The sulfate-free formula cleans hair gently, and I like that my scalp doesn’t get all dry and flaky. NOTE: This one DOES contain silicones (ingredients that some ladies feel can weigh hair down or cause breakouts).
  • Delicate Care Conditioner ($19): It detangles, softens and doesn’t weigh my hair down, leaving it with lots of body and bounce; plus, it’s silicone-, paraben- and mineral-oil free.
  • Delicate Care Masque ($20): A thick, moisturizing masque to add moisture, shine and extend color vibrancy. It leaves my hair manageable and soft without feeling coated, and like the conditioner it’s made sans silicones, parabens and mineral oil.
  • Delicate Care Organic Certified Oil ($19): I haven’t tried this one yet… but I sooo want to.

My mane and I give bigs ups to Delicate Care, but I’d love these *that much more* if Biolage could sell them at drugstore prices, le sigh…

If you don’t mind the cost and need a little help with colored, dry or just plain petulant hair, they might be worth a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

After the rain

After yesterday’s epic rainstorm, Tabs and I were overjoyed to see blue skies this morning. We went for a walk around the circle before he settled down for a bite to eat at the salad bar, aka the patch of grass across the street from the garage.


It was nice to feel the sun on my skin… even if it only lasted a moment. Yup, it’s raining again!

How’s your day been?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Aw…hopefully spring time sun will soon be more permanent! Your hair has been looking really great recently! My current shampoo is nearing its end so I might just try this out!!
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Wedding Adventures Post #2: Looking Your Best On Your Big Day! =-.

  2. Glosslizard says:

    Oh, isn’t the blue sky just phenomenal after the rain? The air smells so clean!

    I am all over that hair line, love Biolage and my tresses could use some TLC!

  3. Devs says:

    This had really good ingredients in it! I am going to try this out! I have been on the hunt for a good shampoo and conditioner!

  4. Aparnaa says:

    Um, your hair is a great advertisement for those products. I think that’s what I’m getting when my Phyto runs out…hopefully it’s cheaper than Phyto…

    My day was crap, but tomorrow has to be better, so I’m glad for that.

  5. Arianne says:

    I’m totally sold on this. Your hair looks amazing! 🙂
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Fighting a Makeup Rut EOTD: I’ve Got the Blues. =-.

  6. Katrina says:

    Hi Karen, I must say that Biolage is my favorite hair line. I’ve been using it for well over ten years. I use the Hydrating Shampoo, Detangling Solution and the Smoothing Shine Milk. I’m a salon brand junkie though, I swear I can tell a difference if I use something from the drugstore – my hair just feels gunked up and weighed down and it doesn’t want to do anything I want it to. I’ve recently been introduced to some Redken products – Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo and Real Control Thermal Resist, and they’re working very well for me right alongside my Biolage.

  7. Erin says:

    OMG Karen!!!!! I just read this on Specktra and HAD to tell you ASAP: MAC IS COMING OUT WITH A CAT-THEMED COLLECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes, fellow MAC-obsessed Crazy Cat Lady, a Cat-themed collection! Featuring a Russian Blue eye quad, a Calico eye quad, and a lipgloss called Meow!!!!! It’s mentioned in the Early Buzz 2010 thread.
    .-= Erin’s last blog post… Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Mochachino =-.

  8. amy says:

    Your hair looks fantastic in this post. Looks like something I would like to try because I switch shampoos every couple of months. Hopefully I see this line somewhere where I live.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland 16 Eyeshadow Palette Product Pictures =-.

  9. marisol says:

    Biolage was the first high end hair line I used back when i was in my teens. I loved it. The scent is amazing. I tried it again a few years back and got massive build up in my hair. Me no likey!

    I’ve been using Bed Head’s shampoo & conditioner and lately my hair has seemed dull and all around craptacular. I have read some reviews and seen some YT videos on Lush’s hair products so I got some yesterday – Big Shampoo & American Cream Conditioner. I used them last night and I liked the results I had so far. The shampoo is kind of funky because it’s almost like a scrub (it has actual salt particles) but my hair looked shiny and felt soft. I let it air dry and it wasn’t as frizzy as it would have been. Hopefully it continues to perform as well.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Showing my Kindle some love =-.

  10. Isabel says:

    oh man, Karen, what kind of camera do you use? the color quality in these pictures are awesome.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Isabel,

      I have several cameras that I like to shoot with — they’re all Canons. The one I used for these outdoor shots is the Canon G11. It offers a little more creative control than my Powershot point and shoot and is less bulky than my Rebel Xti DSLR. I just got it and quite enjoy it as a “knockaround” camera to take with me when I’m out and about.

  11. Janelle says:

    o0o0o, your hair looks amazing! I <3 biolage! I use the hydrating one, it's great!

  12. Ms. E says:

    If there’s any grass nearby that Tabs can chomp on that is away from the street, that would be better for him. Exhaust from cars settles on the vegetation nearby, for at least 12″ (or was it 25″?) from the traffic flow. I used to pick dandelions and other herbs for my rabbits to eat and learned this then. Can you think of anything cuter than a dandelion disappearing into a chewing bunny mouth?!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ms. E,

      Thank you for the info! I’ll take him down a hill behind our place to eat “salad” — it’s farther away from the street. 🙂

  13. Ms. E says:

    oh geez, I’m not awake, make that feet, not inches!

  14. NINA says:

    I cant wait for spring to come myself … and im glad you and Tabs took advantage of the respite from the rain.

    Hubs, the pooch Mojo and I took a long walk around our neighborhood yesterday when I got home – maybe 4 miles total. Felt great to be outdoors!!!

    Your hair looks great … maybe when my Redken is done Biolage will be next on the rotation. I think im just about done with the Redken.

  15. It would be so nice if us here in the Philippines could get a little rainstorm like yours. El Nino time and regular blackouts just suck! 😛

  16. Stacey says:

    i would love to try that shampoo and conditioner but i go through shampoo like crazy so that would be a bit expensive for me (at their price). i too have dry colored hair and have been using l’oreal everpure moisture shampoo and conditioner…i LOVE it! oh, and it’s only like $7/bottle, actually i just got them for $6/bottle on sale at cvs this morning.


  17. Instant Karma (formerly L) says:

    LOL the salad bar. I love it!

    Your hair looks great!

  18. Amanda says:

    I LOVE Biolage stuff. I use the generic version of the hydrating shampoo and balm. It’s glorious.
    .-= Amanda’s last blog post… Let’s Discuss =-.

    • Melessa says:

      ive heard of a biolage knock off from suave, is there something else? if so what is it called and where do could i buy some…obvioulsy its not gunna be biolage status, but how does it compare?

  19. Melessa says:

    uuugh if only biolage was cheaper itd be the only products id use on my hair!! it makes it feel so soft and nice =)
    great detangler too, when i use the shamp&cond combo my hair has never brushed out easier when wet, its like silk- so im sure my hair would be much healthier with less stretching and breakage).
    and i actually like the smell (i ususally dont like the smell of salon brands like nexxus and mario tricoci- they work well, but eww.)
    ehh its been so long this is kind of bumming me out =/

    probably not gunna try the conditioner cause i dont think itll care for my hair well enough but im thinking about giving the “compare to biolage” suave shampoo a try, ever use it? or any other of those salon brand suave knock offs?

    what camera do you have? your pictures always turn out great, especially of nature and stuff. im loving your pictures, especially the sky through the tree branches…maybe im just a sucker for nature?
    oh and send me that ball lol ive always wanted to switch out the computer chair for one or maybe itd actually get me to do a sit up
    and yes yes yes agree miss the feeling of sun on my skin. nice to have it back, even if its on and off for now

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