Resurrect your dead ends with this strengthening haircare duo

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this revitalising shampoo and conditioner

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 23 2021

The product

We think we can all agree that our hair has taken a bloody beating the last couple of months. 

We’ve been left stranded without the help of our hairdressers and our strands are inevitably starting to show signs of neglect. We’re talking dry, damaged and weak hair that gets tangled easily and makes for a hell of a time when it comes to styling.

But thankfully the dog days are over folks because Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner has arrived and this iconic duo is here to save our strands.

Formulated with aloe, bamboo extract and 90 percent natural ingredients, this vegan-friendly, pH-balanced and colour-safe haircare pair helps to restore hair health by strengthening and moisturising particularly dry and weak hair. Oh, and on top of resurrecting our bonnets from the literal dead, this innovative natural shampoo formula is free from sulphates, parabens, colourants and silicones, while it’s other half (AKA a detangling conditioner like no other) delivers sulphate, paraben and colourant-free care.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this epically heroic haircare duo.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner to a panel of women aged 18 to 36 with dry and weakened hair.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner.

The way it detangled hair: Review Crew® members were over the moon about the fact that the moisturising duo was able to effectively detangle particularly stubborn knots from their hair when it was dry and in need of a little TLC.

It prevented breakage: Many of our reviewers said they noticed an improvement to their hair health, particularly in terms of a reduction in breakage, with many saying the aloe and bamboo-infused formula helped to smooth existent split ends and prevent future damage to boot.

Left strands feeling soft and silky: Many of our members confessed that prior to utilising the shampoo and conditioner they were struggling with particularly dry and damaged hair. But after introducing this iconic duo to their shower caddy lineup they noticed their hair felt smooth, soft and silky after washing. Score.

The verdict

“[Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo] was quite thick but a nice consistency, so I didn’t need that much even with my super long hair. It made my hair so smooth. My hair gets very knotty, and this is the only shampoo that’s actually been able to get out the knots and not sit there for 10 min after brushing my hair so long. I would definitely recommend this shampoo especially for people with dyed hair or hair that’s been really dry throughout winter... My hair is soft and isn’t breaking anymore!”
Felicity G
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I love the scent of [Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo], it smells very fresh and clean… It has natural ingredients without sulfates and parabens and it still makes my hair soft, smooth, and easy to comb through. I used to have heavily keratin and color-treated hair which was very dry and because of this I was very particular with the ingredients of the shampoo I use (has to have no sulfates and be color-safe) to ensure that the vibrancy of the color and efficacy of the treatment would stay longer. However, most of the natural shampoos and hair conditioners I have tried always left my hair full of tangles and difficult to comb through. [This makes] my hair easy to comb through and tangle-free.”
Kyra V
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I was pleasantly surprised by [Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner]. I haven't used herbal essences in ages so I was keen to check it out… It left my hair feeling smooth and definitely less tangled! I never brush my hair so controlling the tangles is the biggest bonus for me!! I use those jelly hair ties and always accidentally wear my hair in a bun and it's death to try and detangle my hair from the hair tie but honestly, after using this product, my hair slipped out like a dream… If your hair gets tangled easily, I definitely recommend this!!”
Candice N
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner is fantastic… [It] hydrates and detangles beautifully. I have hair down to my waist so a good conditioner is really important to me. I’ve been using this conditioner after the aloe and bamboo shampoo and my hair feels great. The scent is subtle and fresh. I apply it from mid length to the ends of my hair and leave it on for a few minutes. It has made combing my hair when wet much easier. This range is 90% natural and cruelty free and doesn’t contain sulfates, parabens or colourants. I definitely recommend it!”
Rebecca S
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this strengthening and moisturising duo for revitalising your strands? Read more Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo reviews and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Herbal Essences to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Bamboo Conditioner is based on a combined total of 98 reviews submitted and is correct as of 24/09/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).