Price: $12 for 8 oz
Purchased At: Silk Dreams Hair Care
Directions: Apply a nickel to quarter sized amount to freshly shampooed & conditioned hair. Comb through from the ends up to distribute. On dry hair apply a dime to nickel sized amount through hair and seal with your favorite oil or butter. Comb or brush gently to distribute
Ingredients: Water, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palm Kernel Oil, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Quaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Polyquaternium-7, Panthenol, Germall Plus, Fragrance
My Assessment: I love the fragrance. It’s a nice mocha scent that made me want to lick my hands the first time I squeezed out a bit of product… yummy. I’ve used this for several weeks as a both a leave in and moisturizer and I think (for me) it works best when used to moisturizer.
As a leave in conditioner (applied on damp hair): when first applied it softens up my hair but once it dries, my hair feels coarser than normal and just a bit stiff.
As a moisturizer (applied to dry hair): I think Mocha Hair Silk works much, much better as a moisturizer for me. While it makes my hair coarse when I use it as a leave in conditioner, it does the exact opposite when I apply it on dry hair. Weird huh? As a moisturizer, it’s very, very light and absorbs well into my hair. Even after moisturizing with it every day for over a week, my hair remained light without a significant “product build up-y” feel. While it doesn’t make my hair feel overly softened when first applied, the softness sort of builds up with use.
Edited to add: In comparison to my longtime staple – Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme CLTC, Mocha Silk Hair Milk is a close second. It doesn’t soften my hair to the extent that CLTC does, but it holds its own. Mocha Silk is lighter than CLTC, absorbs a bit better, and doesn’t weigh my hair down or make my strands clump together with use.
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