Beauty Review: Silk Elements Mixed Silk Hair Care
Natural hair continues to be all the rage among hair care brands and Silk Elements has gotten in on the action! Sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply, the brand recently released Mixed Silk, a trio of hair care products for curly hair. The collection is akin to the widely popular Mixed Chicks line of products, but at a lower price point. Silk Elements Mixed Silk’s tag line is “NATURAL CURLS FOR NATURAL GIRLS”, but is it as curl-friendly as it claims?
For me, the shampoo and conditioner were the stars of this lineup. Although the Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, $7.99 contains sulfates, it certainly lived up to its name. It got my hair clean without stripping it or leaving it dry and was soft to the touch. I followed up with the Nourishing Deep Conditioner, $7.99. While I wouldn’t consider this a deep conditioner for dry hair types, it is a good daily/weekly conditioner. After using, my hair had slip and felt soft and moisturized. I must say, however, that the packaging of the conditioner is problematic.
Not only does the jar packaging get water in it and has the possibility of spilling and washing down the drain, but it contains half the amount of product as the shampoo and leave-in conditioner for the same price (I’m already on my second jar while there’s barely a dent in the shampoo). While I love the huge pump bottles, I don’t like to battle my beauty products, so I the conditioner packaging gets two thumbs down.
Which leads us to the Leave-In Conditioner, $7.99 which, sadly, turned out to be a disappointment. Not only did it not provide any curl definition, but it left my hair hard, dry and crunchy. I tried using it again with my hair in various degrees of wetness, but the results were still the same. I don’t know about you, but a dry, frizzy afro is never a good look in my book. I was really hoping it would work out, but my hair was having none of it!
Although the leave-in Conditioner was less than stellar, I do recommend the shampoo and conditioner for anyone looking for a moisturizing, inexpensive alternative to pricier brands. The line is available online at SallyBeautySupply.com and at Sally’s stores.
Have you tried any Silk Elements products in the past? Will you be giving the Mixed Silk line a try? Share!