19 November 2014

Review: Matrix Oil Wonders Shampoo & Conditioner

I was recently given the opportunity by ry.com.au to trial and review the newly released shampoo and conditioner from Matrix - Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Shampoo & Conditioner. 

The Matrix Oil Wonders Micro-Oil Shampoo is a lightweight shampoo that promises nourishment, softness and shine. I found that this claim is somewhat true. I am relieved that it did not aggravate my sensitive scalp (that is prone to dandruff). This shampoo has a slight musky smell that is present in most hair products with argan oil, which I love. It’s not overpowering even if you dislike it. In terms of lather-bility, it was a bit poor. I found that it lathers much better as a second wash (i.e. after using another shampoo and rinsing it out), and only a smaller amount was required to achieve a good lather. Despite the disappointing lather, I was extremely happy with how my hair felt after rinsing off this shampoo. My hair felt soft and detangled.

I used the Matrix Oil Wonders Conditioner after rinsing off the shampoo, which claims to condition and restore manageability for touchable softness and shine. I applied a healthy amount of conditioner on the bottom three-quarters of my hair, massaging the product in before leaving it till the end of my shower to rinse it off. Similar to the shampoo, this conditioner smells fantastic. Also, once rinsed off, my hair felt amazing. Unfortunately, once my hair was dry (whether it was naturally air-dried or blow-dried) the softness seemed to have disappeared. I had to rely on serums and leave-in conditioners to restore the softness and put moisture back into my hair. I did once rinse the conditioner out with cold water when it was stinking hot day, and my hair did stay more manageable and soft when it was dry. I have yet to manage to replicate this, as the weather hasn’t been hot enough for me to want to shower in ice-cold water.

Overall, I am disappointed in the Matrix Oil Wonders Shampoo and Conditioner, as my hair did not feel nourished and/or soft after using these products.  
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This product was kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I cannot believe you're not enjoying these! I clicked into this thinking 'yep Abby is going to love these' wah I'm so disappointed for you. I've been using them for the past two weeks and I'm in love!!! Granted I do feel like I have to use a lot per use but overall I love them... I guess the other thing is that I don't use heat on my hair so that would make a difference too!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. I've just finished the conditioner today, and my hair just feels quite dry (although I did bleach the crap out of it). I don't normally use heat on my hair either, and it still wasn't as good as I hope it would be :( But I'm glad you're enjoying the duo! :)