Review: Herbal Essences with Bio:Renew

Because I have super fine hair, I am always searching for the perfect shampoo.  I want my hair to feel soft, but not too soft, so that I can achieve my desired volume.  And when my hair feels too stiff, I feel like I look like a lampshade.  I have tried salon-grade shampoos, drugstore shampoos, and every kind in between, but I have yet to find the perfect brand.  So when BzzAgent started their Herbal Essences with bio:renew campaign, I jumped right on that train!  Read on for the review.

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What is bio:renew?  According to Herbal Essences, it’s a blend of antioxidants, aloe, and sea kelp.  And it’s crafted in a plant that matches electricity to renewable wind credits.   I chose to try the volume version, naturally, but there are 8 other versions! The volume version claims to:

  • build body and movement
  • leave hair looking more voluminous
  • have a sweet minty scent combined with citrus and velvet peach

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I have to say I love the smell of this shampoo.  It’s so fresh, and it never gets old.  I equate the scent to a real spring garden, with that subtle sweet scent full of smiles.  I didn’t quite pinpoint the mint, but maybe that’s why the sweet scent is so subdued.  It also lasted all day long, which is a rare quality to find in a shampoo.

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This shampoo is extremely light, so it definitely didn’t weigh my hair down.  The conditioner is super light as well.  However, this shampoo/conditioner combo did leave my hair pretty soft, but not too soft that I couldn’t work with it.  (Just something to note.  A little definitely goes a long way!)  Also, Herbal Essences with bio:renew left my hair shinier than usual.

Because of the desirable amount of softness with which Herbal Essences with bio:renew left my hair, I was able to easily blow dry using a round drying brush.  My tresses look smooth yet voluminous.  For more hair styling tips, check out How to Blow Dry Hair Straight.


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My hair after using Herbal Essences with bio:renew- minimal styling

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Overall, I am pleased with this product and will use up every last drop.  I am not sure if I will repurchase immediately, but it will definitely stay on my radar.  (You can buy it here.)

That’s what’s up in beauty today.  Have you tried Herbal Essences with bio:renew?  I would love to hear your experiences.  Do you have a favorite shampoo/conditioner for volume?  I want to buy it!  Let me know in the comments.

BzzAgent sent me this product for free for me to review and share with my readers.  All opinions are my own.

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  1. 1.6.17
    Claire Talks Beauty said:

    i love herbal essences shampoos ! i have not tried this one but it seems really interesting .

  2. 1.6.17
    lovejennyxo said:

    Herbal Essence is definitely one of my favorite brands- I’m so picky with shampoos and conditioners because I need to have ones that smell good (lol) and H.E. literally just does it for me. All of their products smell soo good! I’ve never tried their “naked” ones but I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about them- esp if it gives me a little extra volume boost 🙂

    xo, JJ

  3. 1.6.17

    They make duos for all hair types! And I am not so sure this one wouldn’t work for you, since it does really soften the hair. xo

  4. 1.6.17

    You go, ginger! Thanks! This is my natural color. I have been blonde, super dark, and have had some major mishaps along the way. I really do think this shampoo provides moisture since it leaves my hair so soft, so I really think it would help you!! xo

  5. 1.10.17

    It is worth the try, I think! Plus they have 8 other kinds.

  6. 3.7.17

    You should definitely try it! I think I am going to buy some. I am all out! It smells great and kept my hair in good condition!

  7. 3.31.17
    beautybyemm said:

    I used to love Herbal Essences shampoo! I haven’t used them in so long but, after this blog post I might have to try! <3 xxx

    • 3.31.17

      Weren’t the old-school ones so popular? Everyone who wanted great-smelling hair used them. I hadn’t used Herbal Essences for years, though This duo is so refreshing and different!

      • 3.31.17
        beautybyemm said:

        I’ll definitely give them another go!

  8. 3.31.17
    redlipstickblondie said:

    I used to love Herbal Essence!! I’ll have to check these out! I have fine hair too!

  9. 3.31.17

    I used to use the old-school ones, also, but then strayed away for some reason. I’d definitely purchase these multiple times!

  10. 3.31.17

    We are in the same boat then with our hair. Definitely try it out! The price is right, and I feel like there’s no way you wouldn’t like it! Let me know how it goes.

  11. 3.31.17
    katiebutpsycho said:

    I used to always use Herbal Essences but I started using John Frieda. I think I’ll try this after my shampoo runs out!

    • 3.31.17

      Funny you say that, because I’ve got John Frieda in my shower right now too. But I can’t seem to finish it. Not too thrilled!

  12. 4.3.17
    Rosey Everyday said:

    Your hair looks great! I haven’t used Herbal Essence in awhile, but I may just have to give it a try again 🙂

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