I mentioned I had a sneak peak of the Retail Box Secret Box #19 and I’ve been using the products for just over a week now. So we knew the products were for damaged hair, but what exactly was in the box? There are three full-sized products included in this box, the Matrix Biolage Keratindose Shampoo (retails for R180), Matrix Biolage Keratindose Conditioner (retails for R200) and Matrix Biolage Keratindose Renewal Spray (retails for R210). So as I said, you get a whole range worth R590 for the box price of R270, which is a bargain. Sadly, this box has has sold out already but it is never too late to catch the next one!
Matrix Biolage Keratindose restores overprocessed hair and claims to leave you with 90% more conditioned hair after just one use. As you may know I’ve recently gone back to my signature platinum blonde shade, and the whole 2-hour bleaching and toning process sure takes its toll. Many a stylist has pondered why my hair isn’t in disgusting condition (or possibly why it hasn’t fallen right out) by now, but I have some help in the way of really good products.
The first product from the box I tried was the Biolage Keratindose Renewal Spray because I was on my second day of a really nice blow-dry and it looked too nice to wash, but was also feeling slightly crunchy because I had my hair colour done at the same time. What I was immediately happy to see was that you can use this spray on damp OR dry hair, so I tested it out on dry hair and after brushing it through I could feel a huge difference and it really restored softness to my hair. I’ve been longing for a really good spray conditioner that I could use on dry hair, and my wish has come true. Oh, and it smells so good! It reminds me of the delicious scent wafting in the air as you approach Hamley’s – I’m convinced this is what they are secretly pumping through their air ducts.
The pro keratin and silk extract in the shampoo and conditioner help to soften, repair and moisturise your hair and are creamy and nourishing enough to leave even the most straw-like hair soft and silky. At the same time they didn’t feel too heavy or weigh my hair down. Using the three in combination has left my hair looking smooth and shiny, which is quite a lot to ask of bleached hair. So I have been really pleased and impressed with this range.
I also think that the range is well priced if you’re looking to treat damaged hair without breaking the bank. If you missed out on this secret box (because they do sell out very quickly), these products are available individually on the Retail Box website or you can follow them on Instagram or Twitter to find out when the next secret box is launching.
Congratulations to Charlotte from The Stiletto Mum who has won a #RBSecretbox 19! Retail Box and I will be in touch soon.