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Editor's Pick: Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo

before and after shot of woman with dark brown hair who used dry shampoo
Above all things in this life, I value my sleep. Part of it is an endless quest to make sure I never age, but really it’s just that I feel so much more alive when I catch my full eight hours of shuteye. The number one thing at odds with my sleep goal is my hair care routine. With dark brown hair, you can’t always get away with skipping a shampoo—those oily roots will always make their presence known.

For all my sleep-loving girls out there who just didn’t make it to the shower to shampoo, I’m sharing my best hair product recommendation: Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo. This little pink bottle has a spot on my desk, in my bag, and anywhere else I might need to touch up without actually washing my hair.

Read on to learn how I use the product—and what makes it stand out from almost every other dry shampoo I’ve tried.

Why Use Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo


Dark-haired ladies are usually out of luck when it comes to dry shampoo formulas. Inexpensive or pricey chalky white formulas seem to be available in abundance, but nothing ever seems to land on my hairstyle without leaving a visible residue.

I started sneakily applying Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo thanks to a gift from the brand, but quickly felt pleased about how little dust-like film it left behind on my hair. Mineral works to absorb oils and impurities, extending and refreshing my undone look longer.

These days, I stash the pink can at my desk for hair emergencies. Whether I have to make a professional entrance at a last-minute meeting or just want a little extra oomph before going out with a friend, it’s basically my lifeline.

How To Use Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo


The year is 2019, but it feels like we’ve been collectively addicted to dry shampoo for about a century at this point. To me, the major trick to applying dry shampoo (and liking the results) is to use it sparingly. Long gone are the days of spackling my entire head with white goo in my gym’s bathroom. We know better now!

To use Matrix Style Link Mineral Play Back Dry Shampoo, I start with dry second-day hair. Here comes the most crucial part: Shake the can thoroughly. Think of it as a little warmup to styling. I like to part my hair the opposite of the site it’s typically on, then hold the can about a foot from my scalp and being spraying. For me, it’s my roots and the hair around my face that begins to look oily first, so that crown portion is critical.

Once I’m done applying the product, I used my fingertips to massage my scalp and give my hair a little added volume. The can goes back into my desk drawer and I’m all set for the day! No shower can get in the way of my sleep—or my work schedule.

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