I got this when I was sad that I couldn't find dry shampoo below the price of RM60 in Malaysia, and I saw it randomly when I popped into a haircare store while they were having a sale.
A little bit of background first. Matrix is part of the L'Oreal group, and so this is definitely within the more affordable range. It retails for RM39, but I got it at 50% off because I bought 3 products. That was certainly a happy day!
[Matrix's Clean Remix Instand Dry Shampoo]
As with all my preferred dry shampoos, this came with a spray nozzle to enable neater application. The scent on this was neither pleasant not unpleasant. You can definitely smell full on alcohol mixed with some citrus fruit, maybe pineapples. So this smells like a pineapple cocktail! However, the scent doesn't linger and this doesn't leave you with any white cast either.
So, how effective was it? Decently so. For the price, I absolutely cannot complain. To date I still think Percy & Reed make the best dry shampoo that's available here, but I'll be damned if I'm going to pay RM69 for each bottle. I have some self-control! This definitely soaks up enough of the oils to make you feel like your hair is decent enough to leave the house with, and it doesn't dry your hair too badly either. However, it's a dry shampoo you would spray in the night before or in the morning, and have to wash your hair once the day is over because it doesn't really extend the shelf life of your unwashed hair for more than a day.
It's not a bad product, and in a pinch I would definitely purchase this again, though I could probably justify the purchase of Sephora's dry shampoo in a pinch. This, however, is really good value for money, especially if you get it on sale, and it works quite well as a volumizing and texturizing product as well.
Not the best product on the market, and definitely one you should get hold off if you're in need of affordable dry shampoo in Malaysia.