I definitely have the dry, frizzy hair this product is intended for but it didn't do much for me in the way of smoothing. It's not full-on poofy, but my hair could look and feel better with something else. Even when I blow dry, my hair seems slightly dry from this stuff. In fact, I paired Pantene's Full 'n Thick conditioner with the Sleek Look shampoo this morning, used the blow dryer, and my hair is much softer than with the Sleek Look conditioner. I don't think that's a coincidence. I returned this to Ulta earlier, and I won't be buying it again. And another thing: This stuff takes FOREVER to rinse out! This has got to be the hardest conditioner to rinse (and I've tried a bunch!)...and I only use a little half-inch "ribbon" of it on my shoulder length hair. I'm surprised I haven't gotten carpal tunnel from using this for a few days straight. And the end result isn't even worth the trouble it takes to rinse it out either!
Ruined my hair extensions. It was recommended to me by the girl who put the extensions in, but I think with hair as light as mine it needs some more high-end stuff. Biolage is a decent line but other than that Im not very impressed with Matrix at all. This shampoo and conditioner did little to nothing to detangle or smooth my hair at all, and the smell is overwhelming. Kind of like bad drug store perfume. Would not recommend to anyone with hair extensions or even excessivly coarse natural hair.
i recently bought the shampoo and conditioner. well my first initial reaction was that it smells like a bunch of diff. chemicals, and it didn't do much for my really thick,dry, and frizzy, color treated hair. my hair was sleek for a sec but within minutes it went back to the thick dry and frizzy hair i had before. IMO, Herbal Essence's color treated shampoo is soo much better because it smells GREAT and it leaves myhair silky smooth for hours and hours. =]
I have a TON of hair that tends to tangle in the shower. I've been using Matrix Sleek Look conditioner for about a year straight now and found that it works better that most other conditioners i've tried for smoothing and detangling. I don't use it with the matching shampoo, as that caused too much buildup and left my hair looking limp. However, when mixed with a different shampoo, it works great. I never work it in too near the roots though - start about halfway down my hair and work it into the ends. A little on the pricey side, but for the results, its worth it
This is my HG conditioner. I have used it for a few years, and I always come back to it again and again. It just works the best for my coarse, thick wavy hair that I straighten everyday. I dont use the shampoo with it.. but I cant live without this conditioner:) I also love their styling cream, I apply that after the shower and let my hair air dry overnight.. and then flat iron in the morning. Would def recommend.
I bought this conditioner as part of a combo with the shampoo. I found that it was too heavy, and too greasy. My hair felt weighed down and oily as a result. Don't get me wrong, it's probably a great product for ppl with extremely dry/frizzy hair. But for me, it was just too much.
Works well on my thick, coarse, dry and color processed hair! Makes flat ironing much easier.
This was one of the few Matrix products that I didn't have any success with. I have medium-long, wavy, FRIZZY, thinning (although a TON of hair), which is why I was directed to this product by a stylist. The only thing it did do for my hair was help to detangle. No "sleek" looking hair on this head and shoulder's. I'll pass on repurchase & I can already hear the applause from moi's hair for not being a "repeat offender" in product land. ;-)
I love this Shampoo/Conditioner. I have thick, highlighted hair and would always have a problem with tangles, dryness, brittleness, ect. After the first use of this, my hair did a 180. It is smooth, easy to manage, and can run my fingers right through it. The only drawback is the price.
I love this stuff. Its pretty much the only thing that works for me. By that I mean I can comb through my hair when wet with minimal problems. I guess its helps with sleek/smooth-ness but I'm more in it for the ability to comb my hair after a shower. The smell is so-so but at least it works like a charm each and every time.