Saturday, September 28, 2013

Product Review: Silk Elements

   After watching a few YouTube videos about Silk Elements Megasilk Olive Moisturizing Treatment I decided to try it out.  I've been using it on and off for about 4 months because I wasn't sure if I really liked it or not. The packaging states that it is supposed to condition, strengthen, soften and restore moisture from the inside out. Its deep conditioning properties are supposed to reduce tangles, while giving the hair a healthier look, intense shine, and manageability without product build up.
For me the product does most of what it says. My hair felt softer, conditioned and very moisturized, I know this may sound strange, but the issue I have with this product is the over powering smell and my scalp seemed to itch like crazy after using it. Now the smell is a nice smell and it's what attracted me to the product in the first place. I thought it would be great if my hair smelled like this after use, but it was too much. It's so strong it gives me a headache while it's on my hair.  I also noticed that my scalp was itching after rinsing the product out. I'm pretty sure it's the olive oil because I usually have this problem if I use olive oil on my hair.
However, I decided not to give up on this product completely....I've been using it mixed with oils for my prepoos. It seems to work better for me and the smell dies down after I continue with my regular wash day routine. No money is wasted here because I actually got this product for free with the purchase of $15 worth of hair supplies from Sally's. If you've used this product please let me know your thoughts on it. 
Until next time~be blessed!
Blessed Tresses :-)

Hair Journey Update

Hello everyone! I know it's been a long time, but after starting my new job I got very busy. I have a new found respect for teachers and all that they go through to prepare for classes. However, I am enjoying this new career path that I've taken.

I want to update on my hair. I decided to put myself on a no heat challenge for three months. I haven't blow dried or flat ironed my hair since June and it was much easier than I thought. As I stated in a previous post, I have found it easier when I apply my foaming wrap after my leave in and oil. The foaming wrap helps my edges and hair lay down flat and dry with a great shine. So, since this was working out so well I'm going to continue air drying. I don't have any pictures because I haven't really been doing anything special, just bunning. I've been looking for some other styles to try on air dried hair, so that I don't have to just wear a bun. I may step out and try a braid out again or something like flexi rods or roller sets. I got another idea for air drying from a blog I read (can't remember who), but it was talking about air dying in a French roll. Since I love French rolls I have got to try this!

When I decide to flat iron I will do a length check and see where my hair is at that time. Since I finally got a handle on the shedding and breakage I was having, I want to flat iron and see how things are looking. I can tell that my hair seems to bouncing back and I'm very happy about that. Hopefully, if time allows I'll be able to do that soon.

Until next time, have a blessed evening!

Blessed Tresses :-)