Working Wonders

With ancient ingredients and alluring fragrances, Matrix Oil Wonders aims to build stronger, softer, more manageable locks and high shine.

To control each strand of hair from the first moments of care to the finishing styling touches, Matrix introduces Oil Wonders. The eight new oil-based products combine the benefits of ancient ingredients with exotic fragrances from India, Egypt and the Amazon.


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For wetcare, lightweight Micro-Oil Shampoo and Oil Conditioner are designed to restore hair’s original softness, strand by strand. The line also contains oils that can be added to wet-routines or styling. Indian Amla Strengthening Oil works to build hair to four times its original strength for less breakage; Amazonian Murumuru Controlling Oil calms frizz and unruly flyaways for up to 72 hours; and Egyptian Hibiscus Color Caring Oil is specially formulated for color-treated locks and boasts a rich rainforest essence. To finish styles and impart ultimate shine, opt for Shaping Oil Cream to help mold styles and Flash Blow Dry Oil to cut blow-drying time and allow hair’s natural movement. To enhance a cut, Sharp Cut Oil is ideal to keep hair damp and enable scissor glide sans slipperiness.

“Oil Wonders is so light that it can be used on all hair types,” says Matrix celebrity stylist George Papanikolas. “After selecting the appropriate care oil, it can bemixed into Micro-Oil Shampoo,the Oil Wonders Conditioner, an Oil Wonders styler or all three.” —D.C.




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Keeping things versatile, Redken expanded its collection of texture stylers—the first launched in March—for a range of styles, from sleek and shiny to coarse and matte. Tame short crops with Water Wax 03, a mild control wax that separates and defines coarse or dark hair, or for maximum control and shape memory opt for Hardwear 16. Creating instant texture, body and grip for updos is Powder Grip 03, and for a rougher, ragged texture and moldable hold, try Rough Paste 12. To give locks extra support, opt for Rewind 06, a pliable styling paste designed to leave hair looking moisturized. Fashion Waves 07, introduced this summer as the sixth member of the collection and its first texturizing spray, boasts a formula with magnesium sulfate, or Epsom salt, to give hair instant beachy, surfer-like tousled waves. —E.G.