Matrix R.A.W Nourish Product Review


As a lover of all things Matrix I was naturally excited to try the new Matrix R.A.W. Nourish shampoo and conditioner. As I went to my local Ulta, I got a sample size of Nourish, I felt like a kid on Christmas waiting to open my presents, as the R.A.W. line has been rated the most eco-friendly product the market.

After adulting for a few hours, I’m finally ready for my shower. As I open this shampoo, I instantly regret buying it. The flower sent was extraordinarily overpowered. I thought to my self, “well great I guess I’m going  to smell like a flower now.”  The shampoo would not lather , no matter how much water I added to my hair with out rinsing this stuff completely out. After a few more globs I was able to work up an okay lather. So it’s time to rinse out. okay cool, OMG y’all let me tell you what… this shampoo was a pain in my naked ass! After ten minuets of washing this R.A.W. shampoo out of my hair, it felt like hay. No joke. My hair felt like I just lightened m hair all over again.

With sadness in my heart and water running in my eye balls I go for the conditioner. “Dear hair gods don’t let me down now.” Let me tell you what, they did. That conditioner was trapped in there man! I tried everything to get that product out of the bottle, but I finally did it. I was able to get that thick creamy amazing hair drug out of that bottle. Then I combed that cream all thru my straw like hair and absolutely fell in love with it. My hair soaked it all up and softened it so amazingly. At this point I didn’t want to wash it out. Also, the conditioner sent wasn’t a flowery as the shampoo so that was a huge plus. So enjoying my scolding hot shower I let the conditioner soak in my hair for about ten minuets more.

For the unbiased product review today, I did not use any kind of leave-in or hair strengthener as this is a normal hair ritual. So afterward, I brush my hair and go about the rest of my night. As my hair dries I don’t feel any harness or lack of moisture. “YES! The hair gods did not let me down on this one.” My hair is so soft and feels healthy.

Fast forward to today and still unbelievably soft. I was at the salon all day with no frizz, sweat, and no drying out. I am still very much on the fence about the Nourishing shampoo, but for the love of Matrix I will give it another shot. As for the conditioner, well, I love it. Its amazing, and I hope that it is not as difficult to get out of a full size bottle.

But all in all, I’m totally down for this conditioner! It doesn’t have an overpowering smell, it has amazing moisture, air drying was not an issue like it normally is, and for the last 24 hours I havent had to re-moisturize my hair.


Hairstylist tip of the day.

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My tip of the day today is that there is no way possible of going dark to platinum blonde in one sitting, it is a process. Please do not think that your stylist is just wanting more money. We are trying to uphold the integrity of you’re hair, which keeps your hair healthy enough for future chemical processes, as well as saving as much length on your hair as possible.

Hopefully most everyone knows that lighter along with any chemical processing on hair is damaging. Going from a dark level (5-1) to high lift blonde (10-12) is something that isn’t achievable in one day in my professional opinion. High lift blonde is not to be taken lightly either, it requires maintenance such as weekly hair conditioning treatments, regular trimming, root touch up every 4-6 weeks, and proper home care.

The proper home care that I recommend to all my high lift guests is:

  • Purple shampoo and conditioner. I currently have Matrix So Silver.
  • Leave in conditioner.  I LOVE Biolage Keratindose.
  • Heat protection for any of my ladies out there who like to curl or flat iron their hair. I like to use the Sebastian Trilliant heat protectiant. If you are unable to find Trilliant, I also am a huge fan of Matrix Total Results Heat Treat, I use it on my hair often as well as almost all of my guests. Another great heat protection product is Design Line Get Pressed cream, this is sold exclusively at Regis Corp. salons and is for flat ironing hair.

*photo is not my work, Google search photo*

Awesome News!

I have such great news! June 12th Matrix is having a color class in Charlotte NC, and I am fortunate enough to go and I get to go for free. I can not wait for this day! I am so grateful to work at a company that provides me opportunities such as this event and continues my education.maxresdefault