“ Brand: Matrix / Subcategory: Treatment / Type: Hair Mist / Subcategory: Hair Treatment / What it does: Repairs, Smoothes, Restores, Protects, volumizeses / Suitable for: dry hair „
Because I tend to straighten my hair at least 4 times a week, the condition of my hair starts to suffer; it becomes dry and my ends start to split. To try and combat this, I like to use an ironing spray.
One range that I cannot compliment enough for its smoothing properties is the Matrix Sleek look range which was used and then recommended to me by my hairdresser last year. Having used their shampoo, conditioner and serum, I thought I would try their ironing spray.
I purchased this from my local hairdressers, but I have found that the Matrix range is also available on Amazon and EBay, prices vary dramatically so I would always recommend shopping around, EBay seems to have some silly prices!
The range has recently had a revamp, previously, this came in an orange see through bottle, now, the bottles are black, with the Matrix logo to the front written in white and the bottle has a golden pump spray. I really like the new look bottle, I think it looks a lot more expensive, luxurious and classy.
The product costs around £8 for a 250ml bottle which is a bit expensive compared to other brands out on the market but I do find that 1 bottle lasts me a good few months (and I always justify buying it by saying 'it is a present', for example, I am running a little low now so I will buy some more and say it is for Mothers Day!.
Using the product is really easy, spray a light mist on dry hair just before using you straightening irons and then off you go. The pump spray is quite accurate and I find it really easy to direct and control the spray into the area I want. When straightening, I found that I didn't have to go over the same area as many times as I normally would so I knew immediately, this was going to be better for my hair. The next surprise for me was how shiny my hair looked, I have quite dull looking hair (unless I go to the hairdressers), but I found that when I used this, my hair looked super glossy.
I love the fragrance of the product, my other half always comments how nice my hair smells when I use this. It has a nice fruity fragrance which lasts quite a while; by the end of the day, I can still smell on my hair, and also in the bathroom
There are 4 different steps to the Matrix Sleek range,
- Step 1: Shampoo (a 300ml bottle has a RRP of approx £6)
- Step 2: Conditioner (a 250ml bottle has a RRP of approx £6)
- Step 3: Pre Styling products (oils, serums, and hot iron spray priced at around £8 for 150ml bottle)
- Step 4: Finishing touches (as well as this serum, they also have a moisture lock out spray which is similar to a hairspray which has a RRP of approx £9 for a 150ml bottle)
Matrix also does ranges for coloured hair, volume adding, strengthening etc which have a similar price tags to the Sleek range.
As with most hair products, Matrix state that the ironing spray seems to deliver the best results when used with the rest of the range, I would have to agree with this, although the spray does an excellent job, my hair always feels and looks the best when I have used all the products from the range.
Overall, I would recommend this product and give 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Certain product specifics obtained from http://www.matrixhaircare.co.uk
Matrix Total Results Sleek: solve challenges of unruly hair for totally repaired, smooth results that last 24 hours / Matrix Total Results Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil helps restore shine and silkiness to smooth and control frizz all day / Directions for use: Apply a small amount of Matrix Total Results Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil throughout damp hair, style as usual / Apply a small amount from mid-lengths to ends on dry hair for added shine / When using system of shampoo, conditioner and leave-in cream /