Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This product is awesome!
I looked forever for a better product for my mostly curly hair... my hair is very in between. I can do my hair straight easily if I want but it is also easy to add product and make it curly. I used moose for years and it would make it fairly curly and I tried gel and it was to heavy for my finicky hair. This product looks like a gel but acts very differently, it is perfect. I have never had such tamed spiral curls, i actually have long term friends and even family members telling me that they didn't realize how curly my hair was, because my curls are so defined and beautiful. I recommend this product to everyone!!
Most Helpful Critical Review This did not work for me.
I saw all the great reviews of this and wanted to try something new for my curly hair. It did not work well for me at all. It does smell good, I'll give it that but it made my curls stiff and I could not finger comb them into something that I liked. Most products I've used will make my curls crisp and then I can finger comb them when it's completely dry but not with this stuff. I tried using less and the same thing happened. I am a Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel girl I guess. I went back to that product and I won't switch again. It just didn't work for me.
Reviewed by 101 customers Perfect for my hair
Sam from NC
I have extremely thick hair. My hair is a combo of curly/wavy. When it's cut shorter it's curlier but the longer it gets the curl is weighed down and it appears to be more wavy. I usually wash my hair, apply a deep conditioner leave in cream and then apply this before I blow dry (with a curl diffuser) and it locks my natural curls in but doesn't leave that "crunchy" feeling. I also use the same product line hair spray and I love it.
MarCan from Edinburg, TX
Some of the reviews are right in this elixir leaves your curls crunchy. I start with Biolage HyrdaSource Leave-in conditioner, let my hair air dry or diffuse to get its natural curl then add the elixir. You don't need a handful for this product either, a little bit goes a long way! It does leave your hair crunchy, but I found it helps hold my curls in place better than any other product I've used previously.
Steph from Fresno, CA
This is comparable to cheap hair gel.
wonder from humid california
this lightweight gel defines curls beautifully and never feels like a gluey, sticky, immovable mess. day one is moist, bouncy, gently controlled curls with zero frizz...no need for a serum or oil to finish. day two is the same! no more wasted time or product and no tangles. excellent for a one-and-done. great price too!
let's hope this product never goes away, because there is no other on the market like this one.
fingers crossed this product NEVER goes away!
Tina from Lisbon ct
This line works great with my curly hair ..
Love this product! Excellent Choice!
Kris from Columbia, MD
I have been searching for an alcohol-free styling product and was so happy to find this one! Gently and firmly holds curls in place with movement and bounce. Smells great and love that it's alcohol free and good for my hair!
Amie from Utah
Great hold. Doesn't weigh down hair. Doesn't dry out hair.
Wouldn't purchase again
Tina from New Jersey
A quarter size of the product made my hair look wet and crunchy. A dime size did nothing except weigh my hair down a bit.
Great hold without the weight!
Jax from Fairfax VA
I have been using this product for 15+ years and it give the right amount of hold without weighing my hair down. My naturally curly/wavy hair stays in place. I have tried so many other products and none can replace this. Love it!
Linda loves makeup from Texas
I towel dry my hair by scrunching it then flip it upside down comb it with a wide tooth pick and then add the product. I saw this technique on YouTube and it works for my wavy hair. I actually have curls when doing this. I live in Texas and the curls stay in the humidity.
amanda from obx
I was a little distracted because Matrix is my favorite brand. this gel just made my hair feel and look oily. I used it about 10 times just to mess around and test different ways to try it out. I used a very small amount, tried using it through out my hair, then just on my actual hair and not near the scalp, tried just my ends... air dry, blow dry, damp, soaked, or dry hair it didnt matter. still made my hair oily and didnt get me good curls. I got better results using tresemmè
I will definitely buy this again!
kelly with the crazy hair from Aurora, OH
I have not found d any other products that works well for my curls. This doesn't weigh down my hair or make it greasy. I LOVE it!!
My go to daily gel
Megs from Jackson, MI
Use it daily, buy it when it's buy two get one free
I hope this product never disappears from the store!
Momma Jill from Jensen Beach,FL
I have tried many different new products over the decades that I've been using this product. I always go back to it immediately. I'm afraid of not being able to find another replacement for this product if it stops being made. Only negative is that it sometimes runs out of stock. So, I buy a few at a time just in case that happens.
Doesn't make much difference
KathleenBW from Pittsburgh, PA
I was hoping this gel would add a little lift/volume. I was also hoping it would enhance the natural wave in my hair. It really did not do any of these--VERY little. I would not buy again.
Ok, not a miracle worker
Kim M from Smyrna Tn
Just ok. I have thick, course hair with curls in the back and sides straight on top. I often have frizz issues i was hoping this was the answer but its not. It helped a little but if frizz is your issue dont completely dry your hair! I had to add water to tame it back down. Being as it is winter this can be an issue. I'll give ir 1 more try but probably returning it.
I would buy this again. Gives my hair body.
Nancy the Cruiser from Houston, TX
Have used this product for a while now and really like it.
Debby from Atl, GA
It helps hold the curl.
Only gel I use!!
gina in tennessee from Savannah. TN
I use as soon as I get out of shower while hair is extremely wet and scrunch as I put in hair. Always use a
diffuser to prevent frizzy hair.
Less is more
Elle from NJ
Less is more with this product! Work a small amount into sections of your hair, then scrunch, and diffuse or let air dry.
Love this product!would have bought more,but not available!
Sher from West Palm Beach,Fl.(Outlet Mall).
I love this product and use it every day.Unfortunately,the store had only one left,as I usually buy several,so I don't run out!The sales rep.was nice enough to go to the storeroom and check for me.She said that If I order online from that store(Outlet Mall in West Palm Beach,Fl.),I will get free shipping!
My go to curl product
Megan from Jackson, MI
This is part of my daily hair routine. It's a gel that holds my unmanageable curls with out the gunky, drying out part!!! Love love love!!!!
Okay curl product
Abby from Utah
I wanted this to be my holy grail curl product, but it isn't. Doesn't control frizz all that well, but the hold is good. I have to be careful to only use a little or it gets crunchy. Works well in conjunction with other products, though – I've been combining with Eva NYC Rock-A-Wave Curl Cream and that combination is pretty good for my 2C waves/curls.
Does what it says
Kmooney from Chattanooga, TN
I have hair with a mind of its own. Sometimes it's curly,sometimes wavy, sometimes straight. All depends on the weather. This product defined my curls and the held all day .
I will definitely buy this product again.
Linda from Chattanooga TN
I love this product