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NvmbrCurlss 11-30-2012 10:11 PM

Conditioning Balm Discontinued?
Soooo, the matrix hydratherapie cond. balm has had a formula change in the last year, but the original has now phased off Ulta shelves and off the Matrix website. Walgreens also phased out their BioInfusion "cond. balm" knock off...wondering if the Sally's version is next to go. It's too bad, cuz I just bought a bottle hoping to give it another shot as a leave in...any thoughts? (FYI, the new aloe version did not please my aloe sensitive hair) :(

Jas76 11-30-2012 10:34 PM


DepressedCurls 11-30-2012 11:05 PM

Yep i was at Walmart today and they had a buggy full of the products with buy one get two free, trying to get rid of them. :/

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pamm3la 12-01-2012 01:11 AM

Omg nooooooooo :((((

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SpiralSpunk 12-01-2012 02:36 AM

Brb going to Sally's to stock up!

Jas76 12-01-2012 09:02 AM

A trip to sally's will happen today or tomorrow......

I'm in mourning right now, btw.

I don't suppose there's any chance they'll keep it around?

And does anyone have a CG replacement suggestion??

I can't believe Matrix got rid of that. I've used that (on and off) for... Well, a lot of years.

rymorg2 12-01-2012 12:05 PM

OK that's a new one on me and I WORK in a salon that carries it. We still have it and still get it in, even in the new duos that we've been getting for the holidays. I'm wondering though if the orchid deep conditioner isn't taking it's place.

I guess this means I should stock up too.

rymorg2 12-01-2012 12:07 PM

I just went to the Matrix site to check and it's still there, under Biolage, hydrating, hyratherape, treatments.

rymorg2 12-01-2012 12:08 PM

Matrix - Biolage - hydratherapie *Conditioning Balm

Jas76 12-01-2012 12:09 PM

Really?????????? Oh please, gods of all hair producty goodness, please let it be not discontinued or reformulated to be non-cg!!!

rymorg2 12-01-2012 12:12 PM

I can't guarantee it hasn't been reformulated, but I will check the bottles at work on Monday first thing when I go. The site doesn't list ingredients.

rymorg2 12-01-2012 12:19 PM

Oh and if for some reason it is, the Biolage orchid color bloom mask deep treatment is totally CG. Cone free, protein free, moisture only. It does have glycerin though.

Jas76 12-01-2012 12:24 PM

Thanks for the heads up!! Once GVP comes out with a generic of that I'll pick it up! ;)

curry curls 12-01-2012 02:55 PM

This has been my favorite rinse out for the last few years. I went to Sally's today and stocked up. They had 5 bottles left. I asked the girl about it being discontinued, and she said it wasn't...the GVP balm. She said she also didn't see that it would be discontinued. I wanted to be on the safe side anyway. :)

NvmbrCurlss 12-02-2012 12:04 AM

This could be good if I'm just confused. However, I know the original version to have no aloe, just rosemary, goldenseal and bladder whack. The reformulated version has added aloe in the ingredients and a small aloe icon on the packaging that reads "new"....however, the only conditioning balm I see on the link to the website is the package with an aloe icon. Am I way behind? and everyone using the balm is already accustomed to the aloe version???? Am I longing for a version long gone? :(

NvmbrCurlss 12-02-2012 12:06 AM

Also, I have not read the ingredients to Sally's version, but does this also have aloe?

NvmbrCurlss 12-02-2012 12:08 AM

Even the "Ultra-Hydrating Balm" on the website says its added aloe+passion fruit as "new"...

DaiseeDay 12-02-2012 12:30 AM


Originally Posted by NvmbrCurlss (Post 2079146)
Also, I have not read the ingredients to Sally's version, but does this also have aloe?

The Sally's version does not have aloe that I know of. If Matrix did add aloe I wonder how long it would take Sally's to catch up.

rymorg2 12-02-2012 08:12 AM

OH yeah that aloe reformulation was quite awhile back. If you have been using it recently, like within the last 5-6 months or so and had no issues then you should be fine. I think it was July-ish but I could be wrong.

rymorg2 12-02-2012 08:18 AM

As for the tubes, they started putting smaller amounts in tubes long before the reformulation. They still have it in tubs also. If you need something without aloe, the orchid doesn't have it.

eta the orchid does have a little bit of isopropyl alcohol in it though....but I use it regularly and it doesn't dry me out. Sometimes companies add a little bit of it to increase absorption, which is what I'm assuming is the case here.

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