This lamellar treatment is the only thing that smoothes my frizzy hair

If you have dry, frizz-prone hair, I know exactly how you’re feeling this week. It’s way too hot to wield a hair dryer and round brush with intention, and air-drying doesn’t quite work when you’re dealing with Monica Gellar’s levels of indiscipline.

A hair mask or conditioning oil is the obvious line of attack for straw lengths, but I found something better.

You may not have heard of lamellar treatments yet, but they are about to become a big thing in the hair industry. Essentially, these liquid treatments work like a hyper-targeted hair mask, working to repair the porous sections of each strand that have been damaged by heat, chemical processes, or overzealous brushing.

Matrix | High amplification | Shine & Rinse Lamellar Treatment



These innovative formulas couldn’t be easier to use. While most deep conditioning hair masks take time to work, lamellar treatments only need about 10 seconds to do their best job, meaning there’s no problem skipping. in and out of the shower. They also rinse easily, so there is no risk of discovering sticky locks after blow-drying.

There are a few of these lamellar treatments on the market right now, but most of them have an inexplicably sweet strawberry scent that becomes intensely cloying after a while. The only one I’ve found that ticks all the boxes is Matrix Shine Rinse, which is so good there’s been a bottle in my shower all the time since I discovered it earlier this year.

The silicone-free, lightweight formula has a blend of moisturizers and amino acids that seek out and sink into my frazzled ends, untangling all the knots in the process. There’s a very light ‘salon’ scent that seems a lot more sophisticated than most, and the bottle is helpfully marked so you know exactly how much to use each time. The fine nozzle makes application foolproof and rinses away leaving hair incredibly smooth and shiny – all in the time it takes to wash your face.

I’ve encouraged the entire Red team to give it a try – and highly recommend you do too.

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Melissa R. Brumfield