RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars
COST: $9-$12 for 10.1 ounces
THE SKINNY: This might be one of my new favorite shampoo and conditioner pairs if not for the price. Matrix Total Results Amplify Shampoo and Conditioner (I used the “Amplify Volume” formula) made my hair look and feel great.
The shampoo and conditioner each had a great and lather-y texture and light, pleasant fragrance in the shower. I could actually feel my hair getting clean – a total bonus.
The true test though, was how my hair held up all day. My tresses tend to go flat after a few hours but this pair worked as advertised. The roots stayed fluffed without a lot of fuss and my hair had nice bounce all day long.
The shampoo and conditioner did have an odd tint coming out of the sample packet – they were aqua colored. I prefer products with as few dyes as possible, but am overlooking it here because I liked the results so much.
KEEP OR TOSS: If you don't mind paying more than drug- or grocery-store prices for shampoo, this is a keeper. I just don't know how my wallet feels about it.
CHECK IT OUT: There are other formulas – for color care, curls, moisture and sleekness – in the Matrix Total Results Amplify line.
– Tested by Carrie