Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Product Review: Silicon Mix

In my quest to use up all the crap under the sink, I am again at my Silicon Mix.  I bought this product some months back whilst perusing another hair forum (some people never learn).  I heard this thing could take my dry damaged hair and turn it into fine silk like those Pantene commercials.  Sure, you don't believe everything you read, hear, etc., but these were reviews from people who have hair in ten times worse shape than mine, clearly it would make my hair at least softer?  It didn't.  I don't know what people are using on their hair that Silicon Mix would be the answer to world peace, but this stuff could be Suave humectant and would be much more impressive. 
Naturally, a fool and her money are soon parted, I bought the $8.99 plus shipping and handling size from Amazon for the 16 oz size.  I never go through all of that simply to get a small amount of product.  It makes no sense to spend the same amount in shipping and handling for a product.  That was then, this is now.  The directions state you leave the product on for 2-3 minutes and rinse depending on your hair's health.  Well, I kept the mess on for about half an hour with heat.  The mixture is less dense than pudding and has a queer scent.  It's not a scent I can put my finger on.  It's not floral, spicy, or anything significant, but it doesn't smell like chemicals either.  It doesn't have a clean, soap like scent either.  It's similar to Terax Crema, if you're familiar. 
INGREDIENTS : Water, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Citric Acid, Cetrimonium Chloride, Dimethycone Copolyol, Cyclomethicone, Keratin, Ceramide, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.
This product calls itself an "Intensive Hair Deep Treatment" huge misnomer.  An intensive deep hair treatment doesn't have the consistency of runny pudding and will coat the hair.  This stuff sat on my hair and upon combing it through my hair (best way to deep condition and coat each strand), it still didn't feel as if anything intense was happening.  I will not repurchase this product.  I'm still shocked at the reviews, or maybe I've been fortunate enough to move LeKair Cholesteral (worked at the time) type of conditioning treatments.  I will blog my favourite intensive hair conditioning/deep treatments, because I think there is a lot of misinformation which is why so many women are bamboozled into believing their hair wont grow.  I will say this may be good on synthetic hair or to maintain human hair weaves/extensions, but other than that, this product was an epic "FAIL."

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Anonymous said...

I purchased Silicon Mix and agree with this review. I have natural blonde, coarse hair so I figured that this miracle product could give my tired tresses a boost. The first time I used SM, I left it on for about 30 minutes with a cap (no heat). When I washed it off with cool water, I noticed that my hair was actually coarser than before. I used it a second time, two weeks later, but left it on for the recommended 2-3 minutes. I had the same results. My hair, which had improved significantly over those two weeks from the Hair One Cleansing Conditioner, was then completely stripped of all the new, wonderful improvement. I couldn't get a brush through, my hair kept snapping, and my ends were dried up like husks. Glad to know I'm not the only one who didn't like it. Thank you.

Nia Thomas said...

I hate to say this but the instructions tell you to leave it on for 2-3 minutes for a REASON. The hair can only absorb so much, silicon is especially volatile and can dry hair out if left on for too long, so you leaving the mask on for 30 minutes is just causing unneeded damage.