Treat coloured strands to a much-needed vacay with this aloe and mango hair range

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this no-nasties shampoo and conditioner

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 23 2021

The product

Let’s be real, in the wake of yet another lockdown our strands are in dire straits – even more so if you’ve been colouring your hair. 

Grown out roots aside, when it comes to maintaining the health of colour-treated hair, we think we can all agree our manes could use a little more love now that they’re not being pampered quite as regularly by our hairdresser.

That’s where the Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Conditioner comes in.

This pH-balanced, colour-safe aloe and mango-infused haircare pairing amps up the nourishment for softer strands, improved shine and hair health overall, while being completely free of nasties (we're talking sulphate, paraben, colourant and silicone-free shampoo and sulphate, paraben and colourant-free conditioner). The fact that the shampoo and conditioner smells like a tropical cocktail is just an added bonus, because it’s not like we’re jet-setting off on a beachside vacation anytime soon. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this well-timed, strand-saving shampoo and conditioner.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Conditioner to a panel of women aged 18 to 36 with colour-treated hair.

The lowdown

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

How hydrating the formula was: Our members who’ve been experiencing dry ends from being stuck in lockdown and a history of colour treatments said this aloe and mango-infused duo was just what the doctor ordered. 

Soft strands: Across the board, reviewers admitted that the range left their hair softer than traditional shampoo and conditioners that were also targeted to treating their coloured and chemically lightened hair.

The fruity fragrance: Funnily enough, one point our members kept reiterating time and time again was that they absolutely loved the smell of the range. Seeing that the haircare duo is packed full of mango, it’s not hard to see why they fell so deeply in love.

The verdict

I used [Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Shampoo] in conjunction with the matching conditioner. It has a delicious tropical mango smell that almost smells like a cocktail! Only need to use a small amount as it lathers very well. It left my colour treated/highlighted hair feeling very soft and bouncy and left it with a yummy subtle fragrance. A very generous sized bottle which should last for ages! Very happy to see it is cruelty free and vegan.”
Nikki H
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Shampoo] is such a yummy luxurious experience, it was quite a surprise to pop open the bottle and smell the mango! The shampoo lathers very well and you don't need too much of it. I made the mistake of using my usual 50 cent amount on my elbow length hair for the first time and my goodness it was bubbly heaven when I only needed half of that. My hair felt soft, silky smooth and lightweight after the shampoo removed the heaviness and gunk out of my hair.”
Bettina T
REVIEWcrew® Member
“After trialling [Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Conditioner] I have seen an improvement in my hair. This is just what the doctor ordered, so thank you to Herbal Essence and BEAUTY/crew for knocking on my door at the right time! Since being in lockdown and having no access to a hairdresser, it's getting to the point where my hair is lacking shine and hydration. [It] has improved my overall hair health and I have seen a difference in how soft and shiny my hair now is. This range is free from sulphates, silicones and is vegan friendly, which is reassuring when I am using this on the regular.”
Izzie R
REVIEWcrew® Member
“[Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Conditioner] delivers in keeping my hair hydrated especially at the ends of my colour treated hair. The thick creamy consistency of this conditioner is easy to apply and adheres to my hair without slipping straight off so that it can work its magic. It appears to be free from a lot of the nasty stuff that is commonly found in other products and cruelty free is a big tick for me. The result is smooth, guilt free and easy to manage hair that smells delicious!”
Belinda S
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this nourishing duo for colour-treated hair? Read more Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Shampoo reviews and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango 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 + Mango Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Mango Conditioner is based on a combined total of 98 reviews submitted and is correct as of 23/09/2021.

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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).