Rated 4.48 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My "must have" serum!
This stuff really does it all for me. I'm a black Canadian who has very coarse, unruly curls of many different curl types and I literally use this stuff for everything. If I'm wearing it curly, I use it to detangle and then again to keep my curls hydrated mixed with a leave-in conditioner. When I straighten my hair, I use it as a heat-protector to blow it dry, then again to flat iron or curl, and usually once more to smooth and finish my hair. It is the best product I've used for heat protection and frizz control (great for humidity!). It's lightweight and "buildable", and when I was a stylist for a few years, I recommended it to almost all of my clients, since a little goes a long way in fine hair and those who have a hair texture like mine can rejoice at a product that feels light but packs in lots of moisture and shine if used moderately/generously. Really a do-all serum!
Most Helpful Critical Review Good results when freshly applied, but..
I really do like this product and use it to tame frizz, but I find myself needing to re-apply it through out the day in order to control the frizzies. I do have colored treated hair and am starting to get grays so that may have something to do with it since my hair texture is changing....and has gotten more and more frizzy the past few years. I would only recommend this product to people with less maturing hair or to people who don't mind carrying around a product so it can reapplied through out the day.
Reviewed by 77 customers Not What I Was Looking For...
jamjwel from Las Vegas, NV
Was not an anti-humidity serum as I thought. Pleasant smell but did not see results as I have with other brands. I returned the product to ULTA.
Definitely but again
Dancemom from Dayton
I like that it feels light weight. I have fine, frizzy, wavy Hair and it doesn't weigh it down. I got it to help with frizziest when humidity is high and I feel like it is helping.
Nice oil, a bit heavy
MalibuLJ from San Diego
I have fine, thin, curly, color treated hair. This was a bit too heavy for me- I could only use a teeny bit on the ends otherwise it looked greasy. I wish there was an oil for fine hair. I prefer Moroccan oil.
Kristen from Boston, MA
Great results but don't love the smell
The absolute BEST!
Nicole from Jacksonville, FL
I love this stuff! It lasts forever (has my first bottle for 2 years!) and makes my hair feel so smooth without leaving it looking greasy. Highly recommend this product! I have very thick chilly hair and this works beautifully.
Great for my thin hair
Tracey from Buena Park
I have shoulder length hair that's thin, wavy/frizzy/poofy. I wash and straighten my hair daily. One day I dried my hair with no product, and boy was it puffy. The next day I use one pumpfull in my hair, and it was 80% deflated! Then I straightened my hair, and it was perfect! My hair has never felt weighted down, nor has it felt or looked greasy. My bangs, which are usually curved by the end of my workday have been straight. I've used other oils (pump and spray), and I'm finally in love!
Love the product but hate the smell
Sara from Troy, MI
The product is a nice consistency and provides excellent shine and strength to my hair. The smell is the only thing wrong with it. It reminds me of a public bathroom cleaning scent. It does fade after a while but it is very strong when you first put it on.
I just love it
Kass from West Virginia
This will forever be in my hair care routine. I have dry, frizzy, processed hair and this product has helped me so much. The scent is a bonus.
Deb from Yucaipa
Product easier to use and really smooth here seems like making healthy here
I'm pretty sure I'm in love💜
Syd20151 from San Diego, CA
To begin with, my hair is chemically straightened with a relaxer. I wash/flat iron once a week because I just always wear it straight. Lately I've noticed that my John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum wasn't doing much to control my hair in humidity. I would flat iron my hair, and it will literally start to poof up. Not completely knocking that John Frieda serum because I've used it for at least 3 years, and it smells wonderful! If you're curious, check it out. Anyway, it could be my hair or the weather change idk I was annoyed.
I looked online and came across this. Since my hair is thick, 2 inches past my collar bone, on the coarser side/not naturally straight, I did one pump for the left side of my head and one pump for the right while it was damp after washing. I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with that BUT be very careful in distributing the product because I noticed some pieces that frame my face had a little bit too much product. However, my hair was no where near stiff or weighed down.
I was very nervous after blow drying my hair because my hair felt slightly hard and coated in the product. I kept telling myself, just flat iron it because it could be the cones in the product. I purposely went with this one versus the Paul Mitchell because Dimethicone was listed as the first ingredient for Smoothproof Serum, meaning that's the most ingredient in the product. Super happy after flat ironing 1/4 of my hair and was dancing in the mirror by the time I was done! Extremely satisfied when I got back home from the night spent mostly outside because my hair didn't poof/frizz up.
Lastly, not sure how moisturizing this product is. It does feel more oily than the John Frieda, so just be careful. With my hair type, I use another moisturizing leave in conditioner and then a serum to coat, heat protect, seal and prevent frizz for my hair.
Megan from Wisconsin
I've tried lots of serums over the years----but this product is by far my favorite! I use it both on damp & dry hair! My hair is soft and has great shine! Definitely recommend this product!
Trial and error!
AAwink from Bentonville
I mistakenly applied this product all the way to the root of dry hair. Wrong! I had greasy, flat hair all day. It's definitely not intended to be used on thin hair that's been dried. I had much better success with flyaways and frizz when used on damp hair. I would've at least rated 4 stars if it weren't for the smell.
No more frizz!
Hairproductjunky from Detroit
This stuff smells amazing! Whether I wear my hair curly or straighten it, I no longer have frizz or flyways. It's not heavy and it doesn't make my hair greasy.
It's worth buying just for the smell alone!
alex from Seattle, WA
I love this product sooooo much. The lady that cuts my hair used it and I was in love the second she put it on my hair!
I put it on after I towel-dry my hair. I just use a little bit and I can tell it helps a lot. I did notice that if you put it on dry hair, you gotta be really careful or it can almost make your hair look greasy. But I absolutely love it! And the smell is to die for 😍
Great for frizzy hair
Amboo from Billings montana
I put it in my hair before or after I blow dry it.
I love this
Allie from Louisville, KY
I really love this product. I originally got it by mistake but after getting my hair done for the first time in a long time I missed that shiny healthy hair look but this product definitely brings it back. Everyone has been commenting how healthy my hair has looked since I started using it. The one thing I don't absolutely love about it is that it gets really hot in my hand when I warm in up in my hands.
I have to have this. I add it in my shampoo and I love it.
Jenwalk from N.C.
I mix it with my shampoo and conditioner.
Yes I would it helpful to calming hair down ,
N/A from Little Rock Arkansas
I'll use it more then other product I've had
In the past.
N/A from Little Rock Arkansas
Yes l will purchase again.
Great hair serum !!!
Shals from Irving , Tx
I've tried various hair serum and I'm in love with this one. I usually hate my hair texture and prefer hair smoothening every year to make it look beautiful but after using this serum and blow drying, my hair looks great and healthy. I infact love my hair.
Annie7182 from Los Angeles, CA
As I mentioned in previous reviews of Matrix products I am a loyal fan of their products and this one happens to be another favorite. I've used the Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum and this product works just as well as Paul Mitchell .
I absolutely love this product first time using it
Nikki from Orangeville Pennsylvania
First time buying this product and I love it! I have natural curly hair and it works great with frizz! I will definitely buy this again
Jojo from Marysville, WA
I've been looking for an extra layer of protection to add to my hair against the frizz after I get out of the shower, and after blow drying my hair and I ended up deciding to try this! I love the smell, not super strong, and leaves my hair silky smooth to the touch. I have fine curly hair and I only use a little bit! With this serum, a little goes a long way! It tends to make my hair look oily if I do to many pumps!
Zuli from Arlington, TX
Feels great on my hair!
Got this product about a week a go and love it
Jen from Ny
Trying this product going on two weeks now i use this on me and mu daughters hair along with the matrix frizzy shampoo and conditioner "orange containers" works very well together seen a difference in my daughters hair less crazy flyaways frizzies and our hair is easier to com through now...