Rated 4.41 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally found a shampoo I love!!
I have very fine and thin hair and have struggled with excess oil my entire life. I had to stop using conditioner altogether because it looked like I didn't even wash it. I can't begin to count how many different shampoos I have tried, looking for a good match. About 6 months ago my hairdresser recommended this shampoo and I immediately purchased a bottle and have never looked back! I know the shampoo is meant for people who use products in their hair (which I do not) and is used as a "Clean Reset" to wash all product out. For me, it does an amazing job of cleaning my scalp and hair of oil extremely effectively without drying me out at all! I have even begun to use conditioner about 1-2 times per week and don't have to worry about looking like I have dirty hair. It smells amazing and I no longer have a reason to try any other shampoo...no turning back now!
Most Helpful Critical Review Too many confusing names! Can't tell what is what!
It was more than 20 years ago that I started using Matrix Normalizing in the summer and Matrix Hydrating in the winter. Plain and simple. Normalizing had the simple name of Normalizing. Hydrating had the simple name of hydrating.
But now you've screwed it all up by attaching so much senseless extra gibberish to the names that I can't figure out what is what any more or tell what I'm buying.
What is Normalizing Clean Reset??? Is it what I used to buy as plain Normalizing? Or is it one of multiple varieties of Normalizing?
What is Hydra Source??? Is that what I used to buy as plain Hydrating? Or is is one of multiple varieties of Hydrating?
Plus, the print on the bottles is so small, one can hardly read the descriptions. On top of that, literally, the stores stick their own stuck-on-forever price stickers right on top of the name or the most important part of the description.
Plus, you have so many different needless varieties having so many different names that no store can possibly stock them all. One store has one rare, weird variety that only a few customers want, another store has another rare, weird variety that only a few other customers want, but none of them have the regular formulas that most customers want. Drive all over the city just trying to find something labelled Normalizing or Hydrating.
Reviewed by 360 customers Best Shampoo Ever!
MoonBlossom from Dallas, TX
Perfect Shampoo for me. Makes my hair come alive and shine!
Just what I needed!
Aislinn from Fayetteville, NC
This was a game changer for me. My Paul Mitchell clarifying shampoo just wasn't cutting it and this definitely helped out.
Sc from Iowa
I have repurchased this many times. I have a oily scalp and dry ends. This makes all my hair fell clean but not stripped. Will continue to buy this again and again.
cleans hair, but dries out scalp
Dan from LV
I use this when I feel build up in my hair and that's like 2 to 3 times a month. I used to use HASK charcoal shampoo to clean my hair and my hairstylist always said I had build up when I went to see her and I knew I had a little because it didn't feel this clean with HASK. So at first I was really glad I invested in this because it felt like it was actually cleaned! But everytime I use it, I am left with a dry and itchy scalp. I naturally have and oily scalp with dry ends. You might think that because this happened that it is stripping, but it actually was really easy to brush out my hair. And my hair is down to my butt. I also noticed that my oil would come back even stronger than usual to combat the dryness so I would have to wash it again much sooner than usual and use my regular shampoo. So although it works and doesn't make my ends suffer, I dont like the dry, itchy scalp and have yet to figure out how to use it without this side effect.
Mel from Lake orion
If you are someone like me who has very oily hair and have a good amount of hair, this is for you! I've struggled with oily hair my whole life and never found a shampoo that has helped completely. This makes my hair very soft and shiny and most importantly, less oily! I can go up to 3 days without washing (dry shampoo between) I used to have to wash my hair everyday. I would recommend
Great Shampoo with wonderful results.
MoonBlossom from Dallas TX
I wash my hair with this amazing shampoo with wonderful results every time.
Kim from Florida
Shampoo still lathers very good. Hair feels clean. Use a good conditioner afterwards because it feels dryer after removing build up. The scent is good.
This does amazing things for me
Akbookdragon from AK
As I mentioned in my review for the bamboo conditioner, I have really weird hair. My hair is thin and silky but I have a lot of it. It also tends to get rather greasy and shampoos/conditioners for greasy hair dry my hair out and make it brittle, while shampoos/conditioners for normal to dry hair make my hair greasy. This shampoo used with the bamboo conditioner gives my hair the perfect balance. I highly recommend this product.
I would buy this again
Shopper from Chicago
Dragonfly 70 from Georgis
Great for oily hair that is not over drying. I use this as my daily shampoo. I've used this shampoo for years.
Oily hair relief
Steph from Bay shore
So I wanted to use this product for like 3 weeks before writing a review. I have very oily hair and most shampoos I used dried out my hair. I wash my hair 2-3 x's a week and using this I've seen a big difference. My hair is less oily and very soft. My blow outs last more longer. Definitely would recommend!
My tried and true
Bubbles103014 from Waynesville, NC
When I was younger I struggled with flakey dandruff. After I started college my scalp started becoming very oily and itchy. I tried countless number of shampoos and home remedies to manage the issue. I then found this shampoo and IT WORKED. I didn't have to wash my hair every day to get relief while using this product. I decided to be brave and switch back to the drug store shampoos and my scalp absolutely hated me. Needless to say I will never totally switch from this again. Other than making my scalp less oily it made my hair look healthier and shinier.
Great for getting rid of buildup
CareaBearaSara from Littleton, CO
I have vibrant fantasy colored hair which means a highly bleached base. I try to wash it every 2-3 days, using dry shampoo in between, and always using a deep conditioner. This shampoo helps to get rid of all the buildup that occurs between washing, sometimes I'll shampoo twice to make sure I got everything, and I can really tell a huge difference!
lyss from new jersey
Love the smell! Feels so nice on my scalp and my hair looks wonderful :) highly recommend
This is my new favorite shampoo!!!
Daisy from CA
I picked up this shampoo because I struggle with greasy hair. Even when I would wash my hair the greasy would not go away until I bought this shampoo I'm so impressed. If you have really greasy hair and don't wash it everyday this is for you. I can not wash my hair for 4 days and my hair still looks clean and not greasy. Love it!
La géminis from Pasadena Tx
NO HATE but this shampoo dries out my hair so BAD! and i find my hair a bit hard to untangle... the shampoo smells great and leaved the hair smelling amazing! i do feel my scalp clean and everything but it like, leaves a weird dry texture on my hair. Like i said "NO HATE" i actually use the Matrix Brass Off and that one has never done that to my hair...
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Eimy from Connecticut
This shampoo did a great job at leaving my scalp feeling somewhat clean HOWEVER, it was EXTREMELY irritating to my skin FOR MONTHS which I believe is caused by the SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) in this product. That is a very irritating cleansing agent. I'm absolutely no expert, but truly disappointed on the product. Never repurchasing or recommending to anyone.
Miracle in a bottle
Kait from Plano, TX
My hair is always greasy and gross looking (no matter how frequently I wash or how much or little conditioner I use, it's always dirty again writhin 12 hours) and I have to use dandruff shampoo every single time I wash or else it's itchy and flaky. On a whim, I decided to get a blowout before an event and the stylist used this and oh my goodness—a whole day later it is as clean, silky, and fluffy as ever. Even the curls she made are still in place. I'm in love.
LEFT HUGE SCALP SORES!!
Elisabeth from CA
I've been using this for over 6 months and continually contracted awful, painful, huge sores and boils on my scalp. I blamed it on things like hair-dye, my climate, even my hormones. I wanted to love this shampoo so badly that I wouldn't even entertain the thought that it could be hurting me. Well, I started sharing it with my husband and brother who was staying with us for a brief time. They both started to mention developing the same exact thing. I can't quite tell which ingredient caused this, but PLEASE avoid this product for the sake of your scalp's health!
ALSO- This is marked as color-safe so I (naively) assumed it would be curly girl method approved, knowing that sulfates are NOT safe for colored hair and my hairstylist had recommended it to me. Well, it's definitely got sulfates. Just be aware of that.
Just what I was looking for
Janet from Washington, D.C.
This shampoo is wonderful. It does exactly what it says it does! I had a lot of waxy residue built up on the crown of my head from hard water and daily styling, and I was looking for a clarifying shampoo gentle enough to use during each hair wash. Biolage make products I trust, so I was looking through their shampoos and found this one. I decided to give it a try. After just one wash, the residue was completely gone. My thick, wavy hair is back to being soft and feeling clean. It's not too harsh, so I can use it every time I wash my hair. I absolutely would recommend this shampoo if you're looking for a shampoo to leave your scalp and hair feeling fresh and clean.
Good for clean without stripping
Allie from GA
I have the HydraSource shampoo which I use because my hair is processed and dry and I like it. I have the extra body version of this brand also which strips my hair badly. I took a chance on this and I like the way it cleaned without stripping all the moisture and color out of it. Good for once a week normalizing.
A favorite of mine of years
AmyG from Pa
Smells great , does the job of clean reset
Cassie from Denver
This was like a reset for my hair, leaving it soft, manageable and refreshed. It smells great, not too strong just nice and fresh. It really helped with my scalp as well.
Leaves my hair smelling great & moisturized
Susan25 from Madison, AL
This shampoo leaves my hair & scalp feeling moisturized after use, and also smells amazing! Would definitely recommend!
I have oily hair and it works great!
Danni from Miami, Fl
I was searching for a shampoo that doesn't moisturize my hair because my hair is oily, and it works great. I don't have to wash my hair as often now I can go 3 days without washing or feeling like I have to use dry shampoo on my roots as often anymore. Great for deep cleaning the scalp. My hair felt refreshed and still soft.