Harness the healing powers of aloe and honey with this hydrating haircare range

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

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 10 2021

The product

We think we can all agree: when it comes to caring for our hair, we want something that strengthens and hydrates.

Now, while you may think the best way to heal any hair damage would be to jet to your favourite salon for an exxy treatment, we’d encourage you to look at a more reasonably priced option.

Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Conditioner utilises a nourishing and moisturising blend of aloe and honey to reinvigorate hair. The formula helps to minimise the drying effects of heat and colour damage, while leaving strands looking and feeling soft, shiny (and most importantly) healthy. 

The sweet scent of this strengthening duo surely doesn’t hurt the case of this ultra-affordable haircare range either.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this strengthening supermarket pick.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Conditioner to a panel of women aged 18 to 36 with dry hair in need of nourishment.

The lowdown

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

The way it strengthened damaged hair: A number of our reviewers were dealing with damaged hair from excessive colouring and being unable to head into the salon during lockdown. But by adding the shampoo and conditioner to their routine, they noticed that their strands started to look a lot more healthy with continued use.

How soft and shiny their hair looked: Reviewers were astounded by the level of shine and softness they were able to achieve after incorporating the Herbal Essences Aloe and Honey regimen into their shower routine. 

The delicious scent: Unsurprisingly, members really loved the delicious blend of aloe and honey, which lingered in their hair long after they’d washed it.

The verdict

“I really enjoyed [Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Shampoo] on my bleach-damaged hair. I've tried out the entire range for around a month now and I have really liked it. The shampoo was easy to use with a cute flip lid bottle, a refreshing scent that is subtle [and it also] kept my damaged hair soft and less greasy! I'm no expert but judging from the softness and lovely look/feel of my hair I would say this shampoo (and the entire range) has really improved the overall health of my hair so I will continue to use this range... and the price tag is affordable enough and easy to grab at your local.”
Natasha P
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I am totally in love and obsessed with this absolutely beautiful shampoo. I have been using [Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Shampoo] at least two to three times a week since I received this product... I definitely don't have the best ongoing relationship with my hair due to my current health but this shampoo really is making a difference to the structure, the appearance, the vibrance, the shine… in such a short time, I can't stop using this.”
Melissa Y
REVIEWcrew® Member
“The Herbal Essences bio: renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Conditioner leaves my hair feeling so smooth and healthy. It has such a lovely fresh scent of Aloe and Manuka honey that stays in my hair all day. My hair is really damaged and this conditioner is so nourishing which is perfect. My favourite way to use this conditioner is along with the Herbal Essence shampoo and Oil blend which is the dream trio for my frizzy damaged hair. After I use this conditioner my hair is left feeling so soft and shiny.”
Stephanie R
REVIEWcrew® Member
“The Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent aloe + Manuka honey conditioner is a really lovely product. When I first started using this product, I had very long, very dry hair and it really gave my hair that extra boost of hydration and softness. Shortly after I got my post lockdown haircut and chopped a good 6-8 inches off. Even with my shorter, fresher hair, this conditioner is a delight! It doesn’t weigh my hair down or look too greasy. It hydrates nicely and leaves my hair feeling soft and swishy! In addition, the scent is so lovely and lingers for a few hours after rinsing out.”
Deanna B
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this moisturising and strengthening haircare formula? Read more Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Shampoo reviews and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey 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 + Manuka Honey Shampoo and Herbal Essences bio:renew Potent Aloe + Manuka Honey Conditioner is based on a combined total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 11/11/2021.

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).