Saturday, April 30, 2011

Review: Biotera Volumizing Conditioner


I’m always on the lookout for affordable hair products that I can get on the ground. I hate ordering things if I can avoid it. I don’t have the patience to wait for it to arrive. So on my last trip to Sally’s I picked up a few things, and one of them was the Biotera Volumizing Conditioner. So let’s get straight into the review:

Sally’s Says: 
  • Enhances volume without adding weight
  • Gives hair exceptional shine
  • Infuses fullness and thickness to each strand of hair
  • Natural botanical extracts help to add body, bounce and shine 
A lightweight conditioner that replenishes moisture while detangling hair without weighing it down. Natural botanical extracts help to add body, bounce and shine. Hair looks and stays beautiful and healthy.

Mrs. Blacksten Says:

At only $7.29 (without a Sally’s card) for a 16.9 oz. bottle, this is probably one of the cheapest rinse-out conditioners that I own. I should mention I’m a bit of a product snob when it comes to my hair care. I immediately assume, if it’s inexpensive, that I won’t like it as much, as I like my more expensive hair care products. I don’t know why, and I know it’s silly, but it’s the truth.

Like a true product junkie, I tried the Biotera Volumizing Conditioner as soon as I got it home. The first thing that I noticed was the consistency, it’s creamy and rich, with an almost identical consistency as Devacurl One Condition. Score 1 for Biotera.

The second thing I noticed was the smell. The Biotera Volumizing Conditioner smells great, sweet but not floral or fruity, just a really nice clean smell. If you’ve used the GVP Conditioning Balm, the smell is virtually identical. Score 2 for Biotera.

So per my usual routine, I cleansed then used the Biotera Volumizing Conditioner as my rinse-out. It went on smooth and gave my hair a nice amount of slip. I was able to detangle effortlessly. When I rinsed it out, my hair was still smooth and felt moisturized. Score 3 for Biotera.

As far as being volumizing, I don't know about that. It contains proteins, so if you have fine hair, or porous hair, it'll probably help perk your hair up a bit. I didn't notice a big difference in the amount of volume I had one way or the other.

I’ve had the Biotera Volumizing Conditioner for a little over a month now, and I’ve used it as a regular rinse-out, as a leave-in, and mixed it with other conditioners for a deep treatment. I really like it, and would definitely repurchase it. It’s silicone-free, boasts decent ingredients, and is readily available. As a disclaimer, I should mention it contains alcohol, near the end of the ingredients list, although I’m wondering if it’s for preservation purposes. Whatever it’s reasons for being in the conditioner, it hasn’t had any effect on my hair.

On a scale of 1-5, I'd give the Biotera Volumizing Conditioner a 3.5.

If you’ve used the Biotera Conditioner, or any of the other Biotera products, leave me a comment and let me know what you thought. :)



2 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I'm noticing this is a few yrs post. But I am using biolage volumeizing shampoo and conditioner and I absolutely love it. As soon as I take the towel off my hair I can run my fingers through it so nice. Now where I got that for a one time bcz it's so pricey,I'm going to try the same but the biotera. I really hope it makes my hair happy like the biolage does. And I'm wondering about the smell. Do they smell the same? This one in biolage says it's like a clean cotton smell. It's so light and I hope that biotera will be like that to.