Explore the world of skin care-haircare hybrids with this detangling duo

“I've definitely noticed a change in my hair”

Content Producer / September 14 2023

The product

If you’re ready to boost your hydration, lock in that moisture and revamp your strands, the  Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo and Matrix Food for Soft Detangling Conditioner duo is your next haircare MUST. 

This powerful pair is made with an innovative skin care-meets-haircare formulation. Utilising the moisture-locking abilities of hyaluronic acid and enhanced with (shine-inducing) avocado oil, the duo bolsters claims of 72-hour moisture boosting.

This combo pairs perfectly with the Matrix Food for Soft Multi-Use Oil Serum for added extra (heat-protecting) silky-smooth, lightweight nourishment. 

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about these frizz-fighting formulas.

The panel

BEAUTY/crew sent the Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo and the Matrix Food for Soft Detangling Conditioner to a panel of women aged between 18 to 35 seeking more manageable, hydrated hair.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo and the Matrix Food for Soft Detangling Conditioner

The hydrating effects: Our Review Crew® could not get enough of the shampoo and conditioner’s hydrating effects. And we know why. Formulated with hyaluronic acid (to lock in moisture) and avocado oil (to nourish to the nines), strands were left overflowing with hydrated goodness. 

The conditioner’s ability to detangle and smooth: You know when you’ve really lathered your hair into an epic suds? It’s epic for the cleansing side but what about the birds nest you now call your strands? WELL, let us tell you our reviewers saw the detangling, smoothing effects of the Matrix Food for Soft Detangling Conditioner instantly. Washing away the conditioner saw our panel find their once detangled tresses, silky smooth and totally manageable. 

The shampoo’s frizz-fighting benefits: If you battle to manage frizz on the daily, then this strand-softening duo is for you. The Review Crew® especially noticed the Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo’s hydrating benefits, noting that the formula helped to banish dreaded frizz for good and leave tresses beyond silky and shiny. 

The verdict

“I'm obsessed with this shampoo. It smells super lovely, sweet but also fresh. The product also lathers really well in the hair. It cleans the hair really well but doesn't strip and dry out the hair completely which some shampoos can do on my hair. My scalp feels hydrated but also clean at the same time. I've definitely noticed a change in my hair after using the products for 8 weeks. It feels and looks healthier, happier, hydrated and shinier which is amazing.”
Ffion W
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I must say, it has become a new favorite in my hair care routine. The Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo is a true gem. Infused with avocado oil and hyaluronic acid, it cleanses and moisturizes without stripping away essential moisture. My hair felt instantly hydrated and nourished, with a luxurious softness that lasted all day. The gentle formula is free of harsh chemicals, making it a great choice for dry hair. Highly recommended for those seeking a hydrating and cleansing shampoo.”
Amanda S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I have dry damaged hair that is very long and thick and unmanageable sometimes. I always pick up the next best "smoothing" product to try and tame it without weighing it down. This Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Conditioner has been the best I have tried in many many years!! The consistency is creamy and it worked through the hair easily with a great scent, importantly it doesn't feel heavy and weighs the hair down and starts to detangle almost immediately as you work it through. The results are noticeable the minute you rinse the hair out it is detangled and so soft and smooth! I was so excited to feel my hair so soft and smooth and once dried my frizz was visibly reduced and my hair was so hydrated. Be warned a little goes a long way with this product with my long thick hair. I assumed I would need a lot of product (as I normally do) but this was not the case with the Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo, a small amount goes a long way.”
Kaitlyn S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“My hair is naturally very dry, frizzy and curly and tends to knot very easily and quickly when I don’t use styling products. As I was using this conditioner, immediately my hair felt so much smoother, softer and all the knots were detangled without putting much effort. This lightly scented conditioner made my hair and scalp feel refreshed, clean, soft and smooth.”
Randa K
REVIEWcrew® Member

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Matrix to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Matrix Food for Soft Hydrating Shampoo and Matrix Food for Soft Detangling Conditioner is based on a combined total of 90 reviews submitted and is correct as of 14/09/2023.

Main image credit: Are Media

Emma Allcock began her career in the world of fashion and beauty in 2015, interning for various PR fashion houses. Naturally her love for style soon extended to beauty, and Emma landed firmly in the beauty and wellness world thanks to an internship-turned-role at local Australian fragrance brand Maison Blanche. One thing that remained consistent whether unpacking accessories or creating social content? Her commitment to an always-perfect manicure. Luckily, she’s since turned her talents to helping her readers achieve the same, writing about all things beauty and wellness. Emma is now a Content Producer for BEAUTYcrew, with her words and recommendations also appearing across beautyheaven. Emma loves the process of diving deep into the world of testing (and writing) about everything from haircare to fragrance. When she’s not slathering her skin in something new, she’s going for an early morning stroll to catch a stunning sunrise (coffee in hand, of course), because life’s all about that wellness balance after all.