Monday, December 26, 2011

Matrix Opticare Intense Smoothening Hair Mask Review

Most of us desire for straight smooth hair and once straightened  or rebonded problems starts. Hair becomes so fragile ,dry, frizz, hairfall  Sigh!!

Matrix have launched a  professional hair care line for straightened/rebonded hair - Opticare Smooth and Straight

I have very dry hair with lot of flyaways,so after getting good results from Matrix Biolage shampoo and conditioner  i decided to try Matrix Biolage HydraTherapy Mask. Even in parlour for hairspa they use to apply this on me. But finally i ended buying Matric Opticare Intense Smoothening Mask.

We can see what Matrix  saying about this Opticare line?

Opticare Smooth and Straight is a professional haircare line formulated to help control and smooth chemically straightened hair. Enriched with Silk Amino Acids & Shea Butter to help protect,condition and moisturize for healthy looking ,silky shiny hair.

This mask comes in step 3 of the treatment,  first 2 comprising of shampoo and conditioning.

About the mask what Matrix saying?
Intense conditioning to satisfy the extreme needs of very dry,coarse or chemically straightened hair. Smoothes texture and disciplines frizz to leave hair soft and manageable.

Price : 575 INR for 490 gm.

Ingredients :
Aqua,Cetearyl Alchohol, Behentrimonium Chloride,Cyclopentasiloxane,Stearyl Alchohol,Cetyl Esters,Fragrance,Dimethicone,Methyl Paraben,Benzyl Salicylate,Shea Butter, Hexyl Cinnamal,Butyl Phenyl, Methyl Propional,Chlorhexidine,Dyhydrochloride,Sodium Citrate,Limonine ,Silk amino acids.

By googling  i found out Silk Amino acids penetrates inside damaged cuticles rebuilds and strengthen it . Also it have amazing moisture binding properties.  Shea Butter retains moisture within the hair and aids in elasticity,shine and strength of hair.

How to use?
Apply to clean ,damp hair. Distribute evenly,section by section. Leave on hair for 15 minutes with or without heat. Rinse thoroughly.

My experience:

My hair is not chemically treatened but it is so dry that this mask correctly satisfies its thirst.
I used to apply this mask once in a week.If time allows after shampooing,  conditioning  and towel drying i'll apply this ,have steam and keep 10-15 minutes. Otherwise simply skip conditioner and use this instead . Both ways there was improvement in my hair texture.It does quench the thirst and makes my hair soft,shiny and well conditioned.

Texture is very creamy and thick and spreads smoothly.  Little Quantity is required for covering all strands. I'm sure this tub is going to last me atleast one year with my shoulder length hair. So it is economical. Shelf life is 3 years.

Fragrance wise it have strong smell but after washing  only a mild smell prevails in hair.

For the hair masks and conditioner i prefer this tub packaging more.It is very conveninent to use and can make use of full product unlike tube packaging.

 I will tell you what all  i like in this?
a) Very moisturising and softens hair
b) Thick creamy texture
c) Spreads smoothly
d) Affordable,lasts a long time.
e) The tub packaging

What i don't like?

a) Non availibility !!!..It is very difficult to locate Matrix products here
b) Little difficult to wash as the texture is thick,but i don't care it

I believe this is a must buy for people who rebonded or have chemically damaged hair.

BTW today i found out Vertika of Vivacious blog had reviewed MAtrix Opticare Smoothening Shampoo
You can find that review here