Product Review: Silk Elements MegaSilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment

Quite a mouthful isn’t it?

Actually it says: <strong>Silk Elements Megasilk with Olive Oil and Silk Protein.

This was right above the ingredients list so I actually expected Olive oil and Silk Protein to be in the top five ingredients to be listed as this shows the proportion in which they were used!

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Glycerin, Stearalkonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Soduim PCA, Cetromonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Hydrolyzed Silk, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Behentrimonium, Methosulfate, Fragrance. DMDM Hydantin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Yellow 3, Blue 1.

Phew!! First off, I spotted a ‘cone‘, which is one of the bad guys. But I wasn’t going to be judging this book, in this case, product by the cover so I was still undeterred; the two ingredients listed in the name however were the 10th and 11th in the ingredients list, which means that they weren’t exactly used in the largest proportions when compared to the other ingredients but I also noticed water & glycerine, so yay! And somehow it doesn’t bother me that i can’t pronounce some of the ingredients -_-

Product promiseSilk Elements MegaSilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment is formulated with Olive Oil and Silk Protein to condition, strengthen, soften and restore moisture from the inside out. Its deep conditioning properties reduce tangles while giving hair a healthier look, intense shine and manageability without product build-up.

Very promising!

Directions: Shampoo thoroughly and towel dry hair. Apply Silk Elements MegaSilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment from roots to ends. Leave on hair for 2-5 minutes. Rinse well and style as desired. For more intense conditioning, cover hair with plastic cap and use moderate dryer heat for 5-7 minutes.

Haha. I was definitely opting for the intense conditioning, and well in natural hair terms, 5-7 minutes will actually be about 30 minutes for me. And we all know the mixtress and ayurveda enthusiast in me can’t use this product just as it is, I mean, where’s the fun in that? But, I didn’t go overboard!

The packaging was quite nice and the smell of the product not quite remarkable but this didn’t deter me o.

It’s safe to say this is a mild protein deep-conditioner, hence the need to balance up.

Since the ingredients don’t have a lot of oils, I added my Hair Trigger and Coconut Oil to 4 tablespoons of this conditioner. Plus a bit of honey to support the glycerine I spotted in the ingredients list for moisture. Then about 2 tablespoons of Shikaikai clay & a tablespoon of Brahmi.

Brahmi cleanses hair, balances pH (topic for another day), detangles, strengthens roots, prevents dandruff (major plus), increases bounciness and silkiness.

Told you I wasn’t going over board! I decided to wash my hair in braids cos I was feeling lazy: I shampooed with my ‘deconstructed’ Dudu Osun with oils (I melted it with hot water and oils in a liquid soap bottle dispenser) and deep-conditioned with the Silk Elements mix after. I slathered on my mix and waited for about 20 mins: I was really looking forward to awesome results!

After I had rinsed out the deep conditioner, I still found some of the gunk in the braids. Maybe the washing-in-braids wasn’t a good idea after all: I still had to unravel the braids and rinse properly.

Through out this process, my hair was really soft and breezy. It’s safe to say this product lived up to its promises. My hair was more manageable. The process was really smooth, little or no single strands knots were found, minimal tangles thus little shedding and breakage. I’ll definitely be using this product consistently at least until I run out.

4 stars. Really though. Really nice!

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