Biolage Artistic Director Danielle Keasling reveals her most relied-upon Biolage products, day in and day out.
Hairstylists see it all. Dry hair, damaged hair, frizzy hair, split ends—there isn’t a hair situation that doesn’t cross their paths during the course of an average week in the salon. And usually it’s their stylist that salon clients turn to for solutions. While every Biolage product is a hard-working hero, some have achieved superhero status, providing targeted care for the most common hair woes.
The hair superhero: Biolage Strength Recovery Strength Repairing Spray
Fragile hair with broken strands and split ends is becoming an epidemic, says Keasling, largely due to factors such as frequent hair coloring and over-dependence on heat styling. “I often advise my clients to go easy on the blow dryers and styling irons when I see evidence of breakage, dryness and dullness,” she says. To repair the damage done, Keasling turns to the Biolage Strength Recovery system—Strength Recovery Shampoo, Conditioning Cream, Deep Treatment Pack and Strength Repairing Spray. “The spray is so important,” she says, “because it’s a lightweight leave-in which works all day to strengthen and protect the hair.” The entire Strength Recovery collection features vegan squalane which transforms dry, brittle strands, making them stronger and silkier. These formulas strengthen weak hair to reduce breakage and increase hair manageability, leaving hair feeling healthier, nourished and intensely conditioned. Used as a system of shampoo, conditioning cream and repairing spray, hair is left three times stronger after just one use.
The hair superhero: Biolage Color Last Shampoo
From highlights and balayage to bold, “notice me” shades to subtle camouflaging of greys, hair color is now a way of life and a regular routine for most salon clients. “Clients are making substantial investments in hair color,” confirms Keasling, “so I feel responsible for helping them make the most of those investments with the best hair care products.” Biolage Color Last Shampoo tops the list of color care musts because it’s a gentle, low pH formula that prevents unnecessary stripping of hair color and helps keep color vibrant for up to nine weeks. Used regularly with the rest of the Color Last collection—Color Last Conditioner, Color Last Deep Treatment Pack Hair Mask and All-In-One Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray—Color Last Shampoo will help keep your color looking as fresh as the day you stepped out of the salon.
The hair superhero: Biolage Ultra Hydra Source Conditioning Balm
Dry hair is a serious matter. When the moisture balance is out of whack, the results include dullness, susceptibility to breakage and frizz. “I don’t fool around when a client’s hair is extremely dry and dehydrated,” says Keasling. “I’m adamant about the need for plenty of moisture, stat!” The Biolage Ultra Hydra Source range has been formulated for extreme hair dehydration. The hard-working Conditioning Balm--along with the Shampoo, Deep Treatment Pack and Leave-In Cream—are formulated with aloe, cupuacu butter and apricot kernel oil to help control frizz and swelling and provide intense moisture for very dry hair. “Even on no-shampoo days, I advise clients to apply the Conditioning Balm to maintain the moisture that dry hair needs,” says Keasling. “Moisture, moisture and more moisture is the only way to ensure very dry hair remains soft, shiny and manageable.”