There’s no point having a great haircut or beautiful color if you don’t take care of it, and support your style with good quality, high performance styling products for daily backup. When you’re enjoying the Summer and spending more time outdoors, exposing your hair and hair color to the elements of water, salt, sweat and sun, you really need extra special products that will deliver protection, nourish your hair, and help you save your style.
Matrix is known for salon-style that you can also get for at-home use. Matrix Total Results consists of five complete haircare ranges – Moisture, Color Care, Sleek, Amplify and Curl – perfect for every hair challenge, and Total Miracle products that deliver instant results you can see and feel. There are so many things for you to choose, but here are some Matrix must-haves for your hair that I think you’ll want to try for Summer 2012:
Bold hair color, including brilliant auburn and bright red, is a hot trend that shows no sign of slowing down. But red hair is hard to maintain. It fades easily, and can become easily oxidized in the summer sun. There is an entire line of color-protecting products from Matrix that can help prolong the life of your color (no matter what color you choose) and help keep your hair, healthy. Matrix Total Results Color Care has a “Fade Guard Technology™” with Vitamin E + Sunflower Oil that provides TLC to dull, faded color and porous, sensitized hair, and helps the color stay brilliant (up to 45 washes) *when using system of shampoo and conditioner. Both the products come in flip-top bottles, and have a slightly fruity smell. The shampoo lathered nicely and washed out cleanly, as did the conditioner. My hair felt really soft, and the shine was amplified. Impressive!
For those who prefer leave-in conditioners, Miracle Treat 13 is a lotion in a pump spray bottle that is a leave-in treatment. Also formulated with Fade Guard Technology, Vitamin # + sunflower oil, this amazing product claims to treat hair 12 ways to protect your color and help nourish porous, sensitized hair. Mist on a bit of Miracle Treat on towel-dried hair to: protect color-treated hair; Detangle; Help seal the hair from damage; Help prevent breakage; Maximize natural body;Smooth the cuticle ;Deeply condition; Helps to strengthen hair; add silkiness, increase manageability, tame frizz, and restore shine. I can’t honestly say if it cures every hair ailment, but it is an easy to use, travel-friendly conditioning detangler/de-frizzer that adds shine and makes hair look great, especially after a long day in the sun, sand and salt water.
Winter wind and cold, and Summer sun, sand, salt and heat and chlorine, can really take a toll on hair. If your hair is chemically treated in any way, or you’re spending a lot of time in salt water or a pool with cholorine, your hair is going to suffer. But you can save it with Matrix Total Results Moisture Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. These have a “Fiber Gloss Technology™” with glycerin + Apricot Oil to restore moisture, layer by layer, into dull, dry hair that is in some distress. The lightly-scented products wash out cleanly, leaving hair feeling softer and smoother, and literally, more glowing.
Another leave-in color care conditioner, this time from the Matrix Biolage line, is Color Care Shine Shake. This leave-in mist, dispensed from a hot pink pump bottle, has a low pH formula with Orchid + UV Complex to moisturize and protect the depth, tone and shine of color-treated hair without parabens or synthetic dyes. A few spritzes on damp hair (spray again after drying for more shine) helps to seal the cuticle and keep color-treated hair looking great, thanks to a UV fade filter. You also get smoothers and more shine so your hair looks sleek and healthy. It’s good for all hair types, is paraben free and free of synthetic dyes, and conditions all day long while you’re out, having fun or doing whatever you need to do! This product is a must-have for any beach vacation.
Matrix products are sold in authorized salons, but you can purchase the products you want in one, even if you don’t need any hair services. To guarantee authenticity and avoid diverted goods, please go to: http://www.matrix.com/find_a_salon/ to find a salon that sells these Matrix products, and more, near you.