Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Matrix | Total Results So Long Damage line (& others)
I have found my newest hair care obsession - the Matrix So Long Damage line. The aim of these products is to enhance shine, boost hair strength, reduce breakage and allow hair to grow longer. This line was previously called the "Repair" line - I'm not sure if it was reformulated at all, or if just the name changed (anyone know?). The magic ingredient in these products is ceramide which fills the hair fiber to boost strength.
My favorite part of this line is the So Long Damage shampoo and conditioner ($12 each for 10 oz). The smell isn't the best thing in the world (it isn't bad either - just not as great as some I've put my nose to), but the way it makes my hair feel is amazing. After using both of these together, my hair feels super soft and healthy. Honestly, this duo is the best I've tried in a long time, and I'm so glad they're affordable enough to repurchase! (I was lucky enough to be sent these - but you can trust that I always give my honest opinion!)
The Break Fix leave-in-elixir ($16 for 6.8 oz) is meant to double up on all the good stuff the shampoo and conditioner aim to do - strengthen the hair and reduce breakage. Use this on towel-dried hair for extra protection.
The Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking treatment ($16 for 6.8 oz) isn't part of the So Long Damage line, but it's still a fabulous product. Straight from the Ulta website, "(it has) 20 beautifying benefits for your hair: leave in for nourishment, boosts shine, smoothes the cuticle, helps prevent breakage from brushing, adds moisture, helps prevent heat damage, helps fight frizz, helps even out porosity, minimizes damage, detangles, educes dryness, conditions lightly, controls fly aways, controls fly a ways, helps prevent split ends, helps soften, makes blow dry process easier, helps correct roughness, helps shield against external aggressors, improves manageability, primes hair for styling."
The last product in the So Long Damage line is the Iron Tamer heat protective lotion ($16 for 3.4 oz). This lotion helps shield your hair from high heat, including straighteners, blowdryers, curling irons etc. It also enhances the performance of heat tools, helping to smooth the hair instantly.
Another Matrix product not part of the So Long Damage line is the Miracle Extender dry shampoo ($16 for 5.1 oz). This helps soak up oil for a refreshed look. I really enjoy using this dry shampoo and think it does a good job of soaking up any oil in my hair, but it is on the pricey side.
Have you tried any of these Matrix products? What are your faves? Let me know!