Product Review: CHI Silk Infusion

Price: 2 oz – $8.99, 6 oz – $14.99

Purchased At: Ulta (but it’s cheaper at Folica.com)

Promises: CHI Transformation System Silk Infusion helps strengthen your hair, providing incredible softness, manageability and shine without any build-up. Alcohol free, enriched with pure silk and wheat and soy proteins. • Leave in, alcohol free reconstructing treatment • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins • For soft manageable hair with incredible shine and no build up • Protects the hair against thermal styling and environment [Folica.com]

Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, D&C Yellow 11, D&C Red 17, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Boron Nitride Powder.

My Assessment: I am very happy I decided to purchase this. I’ve been using it for months and I love it. This is the last leave in I apply after I’ve washed my hair. It leaves my hair so soft and makes it easier to detangle. I tend to be heavy handed with my products but my hair never feels weighed down. I rarely flat iron my hair (I think I’ve flat ironed twice this entire year) but when I do I apply this right before and it leaves my hair soft, light, and with great shine. Even though it’s a bit pricey, I will never purchase another serum.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

9 Comments


  1. I tried this on my daughter's natural hair which is really curler and it did make her hair shiny and soft but i thought it eliminate frizz also but it did not. I straightened her hair that morning and that afternoon it was frizzy and out of control. Please help.

  2. Hi Jeni
    I love the smell of Chi Silk Infusion. It is probably one of my favorites. Would you recommend using it before rollersetting or air drying?

    1. Author

      Hi there, I've used it both ways without issue. It helps provide some slip when detangling the hair.

  3. Author

    @Tola: Happy I could help!

    @love.akihsoy: It sure does smell like men's cologne. I like it.

    @jtbrown: Me too!

  4. I have the Sally's knock-off which I really really like…. I might splurge and get the real deal when I run out… does this one smell like men's cologne too?

  5. I just bought some recently and I'm still deciding if I like it….thanks for this review it's made me re-think how I use it!!

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