“ Brand: Matrix / Type: Hair Milk / Working for: curly hair „
recently a top hairdressers in my town (Coventry) have had a major sale on. Now I really like my hair products (see my past reviews to testify to that lol) but up until recently I've always had hairdressers try selling me stuff that I feel is over priced and always avoided it like the plague. I'm more the type of girl to go to Boots when I've just had my hair done and treat myself to some Toni&Guy, Angel Fish or Lee Stafford products or something like that and lets face it this stuff in Boots is usually on some sort of offer too and I love to get bargains so I do lol.
However as I say this hairdressers had a stand outside it's shop and I spotted this (usual price (£9.00) down to £2.00 so as I had heard of the brand of Matrix before I decided to give it a go!
Long 150ml bright green tube with a lime green flip top lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front in black writing I'm told it is Matrix Curl.Life Defining System, Contouring Milk (3) for normal hair and as I have stated already the size is listed. On the back of the tube I'm told a bit about the product and how to use it and then given that information in a variety of different languages), ingredients are listed, contact details for Matrix are given, the recycle symbol is shown and finally there is a bar-code on there. Nice enough, simple but professional bottle this is.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Tube....
Curl.Life Professional Defining System's technology combines moisture and control to define a consistent, frizz-free curl pattern. Curls are shiny, bouncy - 'Fit-For-Life. Curl.Life Contouring Milk, for normal to fine hair, defines as it boosts body and shiny. Provides lightweight moisture to lasting definition and frizz-control.
To Use It....
Rub between palms. Gently distribute product through towel-dried hair. Style as usual. Reapply for fresh definition.
Me Using It....
All you need of this slightly sticky avocado fresh smelling gloopy liquid is a very small amount indeed as a little goes a very long way as it is quite greasy in the hands. You do need to rub that gloopiness through your palms and then as directed gently tease you hair and spread it throughout.
Once on and when spread through the hair it does lose it's initial stickiness, drys rapidly and into the hair shaft and then you can either leave your hair to dry naturally if you have very curly hair but if like me you have some curl but the curls are not as tight as you would like them to be then it's a good idea after applying this to scrunch the hair and style it that way.
The thing about this product is that it defines what you have but gives no extra. After scrunching my hair it is left silky and the curls I possess are definitely more tidy and frizz free. This product is so lightweight it doesn't weigh hair down at all and really does deliver a nice gentle moisture boost all over giving a glossy appearance. It leave hair soft, manageable and very shiny but I do have one gripe about it...it's coming lol!
I hate the smell! The smell stays put as well and I hate this overly sweet sickly avocado smell more that I can say. I've tried using a really small amount through my hair but it still smells nasty as I'm using it and the only thing I can do is use other products after using this to disguise the smell which then means my hair isn't as natural as I would like it to appear.
Not a bad product but shame about the stink and for that reason I wouldn't buy but this again no matter the price!
Shapes each curl for lasting definition while adding body & shine /