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Hairwashing Day & Silk Remedy Review

24 Jul

I swung by Sally’s last Friday, to see what I could see (Typical junkie behavior… I know!) While I was there I purchased Sally’s Generic Silk Remedy… it’s the knockoff version of CHI Silk Infusion. I have never tried CHI Silk Infusion, but I had qualms about purchasing 2 ounces of product for $13.50. Sally’s Silk Remedy cost me $9.99 for 6 ounces of product… That’s more like it!

Let’s start at the beginning…

First I washed my hair, using Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo. If you haven’t already, you should try this shampoo. It’s reasonably priced & sulfate free, but it still produces a comparable lather & has great slip! I usually wait until I condition my hair to detangle it, but this poo provided enough slip for me to do it right then! *LOVES THIS* My curls were poppin so hard… I am definitely re-incorporating this product into my regular my routine!

After detangling, I rinsed my hair off, towel dried it & applied my protein cocktail… it’s a mixture of Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment & Proclaim Olive Glossing Conditioner (watch this video for info on the Protein Cocktail).

 It took 20-30 minutes for the protein to harden under the hooded dryer. I rinsed out the protein & applied my deep conditioner (Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask). I sat BACK under the dryer for about 20 minutes before rinsing out the mask.

I towel dried my hair & divided it into sections. I applied a little bit of Macadamia straightening balm (by The Body Shop) & African Pride Leave-In Conditioner to each section before blowing it dry. My hair is so friggin thick that I actually broke a paddle brush in the process… LMBO! The bristled pad of the brush became detached from its base. I stood there in shock for a moment thinking “DANG GIOVANNI you’ve broken yet another styling tool!” After the shock subsided I whipped out another brush & kept it moving! You know I stay strapped 🙂 My hair was  slightly dry, so I added a bit of Africa’s Best Ultimate herbal oil before straightening…

Silk Remedy is a silicone-heavy serum that coats your hair in preparation for heat-styling. I poured Silk Remedy onto my (clean) bathroom counter & just dipped my fingers into the puddle, picking up just enough product to coat one section at a time. And I skipped the flat-iron & just used my 1″ diameter, barrel curling iron to straighten/curl my hair all at once (see this video for details about my curling technique). This was the finished product…

 

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4 Responses to “Hairwashing Day & Silk Remedy Review”

  1. Aaronetta July 25, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    pretty!!!!!!

    • Sham July 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks hun!

  2. Khember Leigh July 25, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    You make it seem so easy lol! Thanks for the tips. I need help. I’m new to natural.. Did the big chop. My hair looks so dull!!! What can I do as for shampooing and conditioning to get my shine back and keep it.

    Thanks!

  3. Sham July 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    Hey Khember Leigh!

    Thanks for stopping by 😉 To get your sexy back, try switching to a sulfate free shampoo (like the aforementioned Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo)… and don’t skip the deep conditioning! For added shine you might try adding a couple of tablespoons of coconut, olive, jojoba, castor or the natural oil of your choice to your conditioner. And don’t forget to rinse your hair out with cool (not hot) water.

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