Sunday, April 6, 2008
product test drive....matrix curl life re-activator
as a curly-haired gal, i have tried a zillion different products. my hair has a mind of it's own, so even when a product says it's for curly hair, i have to proceed with caution. the market is finally paying better attention to those of us with a medusa mane, but finding new products is still a chore.
i am a big fan of the matrix line already. the conditioner and spray gel smell good and do their job, but i was still skeptical about a curl reactivator. the whole concept, while it would be amazing to pull off, seems impossible. to make your curls seem as fresh as they were at the beginning of the day? dream on.
i used the reactivator. my curls were not as fresh as they were at the beginning of the day (or the day before..., but when i put a bit of water in my hair and then sprayed the product, my hair did improve.
if you are a texture person who insists of having soft/touchable hair, you won't like this product. the product isn't sticky, but when you "reactivate", all the products you put in before seem to reactivate as well. i'd say the reactivator is a lifesaver when you don't have time to go through your entire hair routine.
i'll give it a B. it's not a miracle spray, but it will stretch your hairstyle out in between washes.