Rated 3.95 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Must Try!
After using the Biolage RAW Upilft Shampoo a few time, I am already a fan and will continue to use the product. First off, it smells beyond amazing and you really get the hints of grapefruit, black sesame, and coconut (or so I think). It is intended to give your thin, flat hair a bit of volume, which is exactly what i need and just what it did.
Don't be alarmed when you are washing your hair and don't see many suds, the lack of lather means it's natural (usually sulfate-free) and working, it just takes some time to get use to! Post rinse, hair feels a bit rough and hard to work though, but it also felt rather clean. I suggest using the conditioner after to soften the strands.
After air drying to see the natural results, I was pleasantly surprised to see my hair with more volume and it felt soft and silky. After styling, my hair still had volume and looked even shiner.
I tested Biolage R.A.W for free, but all opinions are your own.
Most Helpful Critical Review Volumizing but a bit drying!
While using this shampoo and conditioner my hair did have volume but I will say the shampoo left my hair a bit too dry and straw like feeling after I shampooed. Once the conditioner was on it was fine but was a bit concerned when I rinsed out the shampoo and felt my hair. Overall happy when I used the shampoo and conditioner together!
(I tested Biolage R.A.W for free, but all opinions are my own.)
Reviewed by 123 customers So Drying
Maryjen from UT
Makes my hair dry and tangled.
NotWeak from IL
My hair has a lot more volume than my previous shampoo / conditioner. Shampoo can be a bit drying, so I learned to shampoo and rinse, rather than letting it sit while I wash my face (which was my normal routine). Once I made that change, my hair is left soft and shiny.
Smell isn't my favorite and the company doesn't disclose what the fragrance is made of, so questionable whether it has chemicals or all natural.
Not worth the price
Jaclyn from New Jersey
This product sounded great for my thin hair but ended up making it extremely oily even right after washing. Also, the product (used alongside the conditioner) did not add any lift to my roots. The good thing is that the strong scent everyone complained about wasn't bad at all.
LOVE THE SMELL, MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE MOISTURIZING
stayspry from Utah
THE SMELL IS AMAZING. JUST NEEDS A LITTLE MORE MOISTURE.
Jlk from NH - New Hampshire
Doesn't do anything special for my hair and has an old lady smell. Not worth the money.
I Would Definitely Buy This Product Again
Pam from Newark, DE
I have been buying this shampoo at the salon where I go. It gives my hair volume with no greasiness or heaviness. I saw it on Ulta and got a free product when I bought this shampoo plus free shipping.
Wesley from Virginia Beach, VA
Let me start by saying If you have oily hair this is a great product. I can usually only go a day in between washes but this product really helps and gives me that clean lightweight feeling. It's also safe on my color treated hair which is a plus. Honestly the smell is not horrible. If it's going to help with my fine, flat, oily hair then I can deal with a smell for a few minutes in the shower. Once you style your hair and dry it and use other products it's gone.
Lauren from Virginia
I was looking for a smaller bottle of a clarifying shampoo instead of the giant liter of a different brand that takes me forever to go through, so I thought I would give this a try. I found the smell to be really unpleasant, almost chemical, and it really dried out my fingers(?) so who knows what it did to my curly/wavy hair. I wound up ordering the liter of the other clarifying shampoo anyway because it has a much more pleasant scent and doesn't leave my hands and hair feeling dry.
A.A from Vancouver
I love this shampoo! My hair is super flat and fine that it sticks to my head . I bought this shampoo a week ago and so far its been working for me great! I noticed my hair has the volume I need and my hair is less greasy. The only thing I kinda don't like about this product is that the smell is a little strong but I'm slowly starting to get used to it.
Found it drying on my hair
crowning glory from Washington
I really wanted to like this shampoo and the matching conditioner, so I hung in there with it as long as I could. The shampoo smelled horrible.This is the first time I have ever found the smell of any beauty product offensive. The shampoo made a tangled mess of my hair, and I had to use conditioner in order to work out the tangles. My hair felt dry afterwards. The only positive thing I can about the shampoo is that it didn't make my scalp itch.
Sarah from Bowling Green, KY
Great Raw product that is not harsh on my color treated hair.
My new forever shampoo brand.
Minny from Green Bay, Wisconsin
I was very surprised and pleased with the quality of this product. After finding my natural skin care products to be stronger and result oriented, I opted to try this product. While the smell and feel is reminiscent of the salon experience, the noticeable improvement in hair is the money-maker. I have flat hair that, while thick, doesn't always offer much volume. While lathering, I can feel my hair "getting thicker" and increasing in volume and presence. As my hair undergoes constent heat damage, I follow this shampoo with their recover conditioner. I'm sure the effects are somewhat diminished by the conditioner, but the effects are greatly appreciated while styling. My hair is currently short, thick, and very straight.
Great for Thinner, Healthy Hair
Lazy Hair Days from Seattle, WA
This product came highly recommended by my hair stylist; after using it for a week, I can already see why. I have naturally thin, healthy hair (but a ton of it) and always battled with my roots being weighed down with zero volume, rivaling a '60s hippie. I'm so excited to say that is no longer the case. I've finally found the shampoo (and conditioner) that actually works, for which I've been searching for years! Although some reviewd mention the smell of the product, I can't say that it has any potent scent nor is it unpleasant, at least to me.
For those who also want to get away with minimal styling, I have had no issues with letting my hair air-dry after solely using this shampoo and conditioner.
Stephydelpy from Ridgway PA
this cleans your hair sooo good! It definetly needs to be paired with the conditioner. You only need the tiniest bit of this shampoo. A little bit goes a far way! I have super long, wavy, thick hair. I love how soft and clean my hair feels when using this shampoo. I'm able to wait a 3-4 days without washing my hair again.. I love that! I dont notice much volume which makes me happy! I would buy again!
Waste of money
Jen from Newfoundland, Canada
I was so excited to try this shampoo. As a hairstylist I am a product junkie and I try pretty much everything that hits the shelves. I was disappointed over this shampoo. The lather doesn't spread and my hair was greasy an hour later after washing. I didn't feel like my hair was clean at all. For having fine hair I can manage to get 2-3 days without a wash and using dry shampoo but after using this yesterday I have to wash again today.
Use it regular love it good volume
Goat from Va
Use about every third day
Very happy with this product !
Bobbie from Waleska ga
Adds volume and body
Not great for natural hair
Ann from Philadelphia
Received this product for free to try. Like many of the other reviews it's not great especially for my hair type. Too stripping and not worth the price tag.
Amy from Maryland
Adds volume and makes hair feel very clean.
Jules from Philadelphia
Made my hair feel like straw. Going back. Worst shampoo I ever used. Need a deep conditioning after one time use.
Love this shampoo!
Peg from North Carolina
My hair is very heavy. This shampoo adds volume.
It made me get a dry scalp
Aurora from Virginia
This shampoo and conditioner started out great, but after a few uses I noticed my scalp became dry and very flaky. My hair felt dry and not as soft as the first few uses. I don't recommend for long term use because it's harsh on hair and scalp. I really wished it worked because of how expensive it was and for the smaller amount compared to their other biolage shampoos and conditioners.
Rosie from Springfield, MO
Best shampoo I have found to add volume and body to my soft, fine hair. Have been using Matrix shampoo for years, but this new type of shampoo is great. The set in my hair will last for 5-7 days. I have never experienced this before.
Nerdgirl from Henderson, NV
I love the scent, lathers well, hair feels clean. Maybe it's just me, I have long, fine straight hair and this product just didn't do it for me. Maybe it will work better on someone with shorter hair.
Great for Fine Hair
Momo23 from Washington, DC
I received this shampoo as a sample and fell in love with it. It makes my flat, thin hair - thick with a ton of volume that lasts all day. The only con I would add is that the smell reminds me of playdough, but it's not terrible.