Biolage Conditioning Balm

First time I used this I had amazing hair! It melted knots, gave me fantastic shine, hardly any frizz, and fair definition. After that...downhill.

Now I can't use it because it compltely dries my hair out! I'm dissapointed because I thought I found my HG condish.
CG since December 22, 2008!
Thick/Coarse/Porous/3a/Protein Sensitive

Luvin the Spritz and Condish method! =)
Is Biotera Curl Creme the Sally's knock-off version of Biolage Conditioning Balm? May eventually get it and want to make sure it's the right one people are referring to in this thread.
Is Biotera Curl Creme the Sally's knock-off version of Biolage Conditioning Balm? May eventually get it and want to make sure it's the right one people are referring to in this thread.
Originally Posted by Cricket83
Nope. The curl creme is a styling creme. The Biolage Conditioning Balm is a conditioner and can be found at Sally's and it's called Generic Value Product (or GVP) Matrix Conditioning Balm.
2B...ish
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Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Is Biotera Curl Creme the Sally's knock-off version of Biolage Conditioning Balm? May eventually get it and want to make sure it's the right one people are referring to in this thread.
Originally Posted by Cricket83
This is the knock-off.

http://www.sallybeauty.com/Condition...efault,pd.html
3b. Normal porosity. Medium texture. Low elasticity.

CONDITIONERS: GVP The Detangler, Tresemme Naturals Nourishing, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta, Suave Pomegranate Splash, KC Knot Today

LEAVE-IN: Shea Moisture Shea Butter (LOVE!)

STYLERS: CJ Curl Queen (LOVE!), Biotera Gel, LA Looks Sports Gel, AOMM
I use Sally's generic version of this as a leave in. I've never tried the "real" one. Does it have a different smell? I ask because it looks as though people like the smell of the original one. Has anyone smelled both?
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
I used to use the gellee when I first went cg back in 2003 and it was HG. They changed the ingredients in about 2005 and now it is not compatible is you cg.
My hair is naturally a combination of 3B/3C. No longer texturized. All natural! CG Routine: Devapoo, One condition or Elucence. Loving curl creams: AG Recoil, Mop Curl Cream, KMS Curl Cream and never without CK. Gels: HE SMU and KCCC with a little BRHG on top.
I use Sally's generic version of this as a leave in. I've never tried the "real" one. Does it have a different smell? I ask because it looks as though people like the smell of the original one. Has anyone smelled both?
Originally Posted by curry curls
I like the smell of the biolage better. But both of them smell very similar. They gboth have a light floral type scent to them. I think the biolage has a slightly more "high end product" type floral scent but the GVP smells pretty good too. Different versions of the same scent basically.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Thanks tinah. I think the place I get my hair cut sells the biolage, so I can pick it up if I like the smell better than the GVP.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
No problem. Honestly for the difference in the price the GVP smells just fine. I like the smell of it. I just think the biolage smells a little better. but not enough to justify the difference in price considering they work exactly the same.

And remember - if you do get the biolage instead - the ULTRA hydrating balm is not CG. It has cones in it. But the regular conditioning balm has no cones and is CG.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Ahh, thanks for the tip on the ultra hydrating one.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Pre Co-wash: Coconut oil (plain & rosemary)
Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Bought the GVP conditioning balm at Sally's today-- I'll use it and report back.....
Wonderful conditioner -- I think this is all I will use -- beautiful curls with no products. So glad I tried this....
I have the bioINFUSION knockoff from Walgreen's & like it.

But I'll have to give the Generic Value Products from Sally Beauty Supply a try since so many seem to know/talk about this one more & like it as much as the real thing.

Here are the ingredients for all, to compare in case someone wanting to try either of them is curious.

Biolage Conditioning Balm
http://www.drugstore.com/qxp80003_33...oning_balm.htm
Water, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Decyl Oleate, Rosemary Extract (Rosemarinus Officinalis), Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis), Algae Extract, Chitosan PCA, Quaternium 79 Hydrolyzed Keratin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance

GVP CONDITIONING BALM
http://www.sallybeauty.com/Condition...efault,pd.html
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate

bioINFUSION hydrating conditioning balm
http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...602#ingredient
Water - Aqua , Myristyl Alcohol , Cetrimonium Chloride , Cetearyl Alcohol , Iso Decyl Oleate , Propylene Glycol , Fragrance - Parfum , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Phenoxyethanol , Hexyl Cinnamal , Coumarin , Linalool , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Hydroxycitronellal , Amyl Cinnamal , Polysorbate-20 , Geraniol , Algae Extract , Rosemary Extract - Rosmarinus Officinalis , Golden Seal Extract - Hydrastis Canadensis
Other posters have said the knockoffs are just as good as the original but I haven't tried any of the knockoffs because the first time I used the original matrix biolage, my hair was hooked. It is my favorite conditioner - detangles on impact and smells good. The only downside on the original version is the price so definitely some day I will get around to trying the Sally's version. I really tend to stick with the products that I know work on my hair.
Other posters have said the knockoffs are just as good as the original but I haven't tried any of the knockoffs because the first time I used the original matrix biolage, my hair was hooked. It is my favorite conditioner - detangles on impact and smells good. The only downside on the original version is the price so definitely some day I will get around to trying the Sally's version. I really tend to stick with the products that I know work on my hair.
Originally Posted by maracasbeach
I used to be hooked on the original, way back in the day (late 80s/early 90s).
I have the bioINFUSION knockoff from Walgreen's & like it.

But I'll have to give the Generic Value Products from Sally Beauty Supply a try since so many seem to know/talk about this one more & like it as much as the real thing.

Here are the ingredients for all, to compare in case someone wanting to try either of them is curious.

Biolage Conditioning Balm
http://www.drugstore.com/qxp80003_33...oning_balm.htm
Water, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Decyl Oleate, Rosemary Extract (Rosemarinus Officinalis), Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis), Algae Extract, Chitosan PCA, Quaternium 79 Hydrolyzed Keratin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance

GVP CONDITIONING BALM
http://www.sallybeauty.com/Condition...efault,pd.html
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Oleate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwack) Extract, Methyl-2-Octynoate

bioINFUSION hydrating conditioning balm
http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...602#ingredient
Water - Aqua , Myristyl Alcohol , Cetrimonium Chloride , Cetearyl Alcohol , Iso Decyl Oleate , Propylene Glycol , Fragrance - Parfum , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Phenoxyethanol , Hexyl Cinnamal , Coumarin , Linalool , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Hydroxycitronellal , Amyl Cinnamal , Polysorbate-20 , Geraniol , Algae Extract , Rosemary Extract - Rosmarinus Officinalis , Golden Seal Extract - Hydrastis Canadensis
Originally Posted by lazy loops
Hi Lazy Loops

I just bought the Biolage Conditioning Balm to try today from a UK Sally's (they don't do GVP here). I was checking the ingredients against the one listed in curlmart on this site to make sure the UK version not different - thankfully they are the same . However, the ingredients you posted up above are not the same - I think the drugstore website has posted them up incorrectly - the ingredients should be:

Water, propylene glycol, myristyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, decyl oleate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, fragrance, propylparaben, hexyl cinamal, rosemary leaf (rosmarinus officinalis) extract, golden seal (hydrastis canadensis) extract, fucus vesiculosus/bladderwrack, methyl-2-octnoate

UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
Currently in my rotation:
Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41240927@N03/
CT i just bought this yesterday from a hairdressers - the sally here didn't have it (Mine was 8.25). I used it today and it's really nice - smells nice too.
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
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I use the sally's knockoff GVP. It is an amazing conditioner its definitely my hg! Go get some its satisfaction guaranteed so if you don't like it you can take it back.
conditioner: GVP conditioning balm
leave in co: GVP conditioning balm

And my hair hates avg

Yes I consider myself obsessed with my hair.
CT i just bought this yesterday from a hairdressers - the sally here didn't have it (Mine was 8.25). I used it today and it's really nice - smells nice too.
Originally Posted by curlyhairmichuk
I think I paid 8.99 - am looking forward to trying it - tried the CJ curl rehab today for the first time (it's been sitting on my shelf untouched for about 3 weeks - lol) I had to try it today in the hope it would sort out the dryness after my salon trip. I actually think it was the Louise Galvin low poo I took with me for them to use after the colour. I bought all my stylers with me also, so it has to be the low poo that caused the dryness. I don't like her DT either. Anyhow, I really liked the curl rehab - hair much better now so shall be trying your gel in a few days!
UK - 3a/b med/coarse - mix normal/ high porosity.
Currently in my rotation:
Cleanser/Cowash: CJDF,
Tresemme Naturals, DGJ Hairjuice clarifying, Urtekram Lavender
Conditioners/DT's: CJH&BDF, CJCR, DBPSC, AOWC, Y2C
Protein: AOGPB, Joico Reconstruct Condish (regular not PT)
Leave Ins/Curl Creams: CJCCCC, CJ Smoothing, KeraCare/JCAC
Gel: FSG, BRHG, Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel, L'Oreal Studio Mineral Control Invisi'Gel
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41240927@N03/
My base just start getting in shipments of Bioloage Conditioning Balm and I love it!! This is officially one of my new staples.

Last night I added 2 egg yolks, shea butter, and banana puree for a deep treatment.
Last Relaxer: May 2008
Big chop: Dec. 5,2008
Hair Type: Fine Texture, High Porosity, thick density,
Hair hates: Silicones ,Sulfates,
In Rotation: experimenting...

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