Product Review: Silk Dreams Hair Care Mocha Silk Hair Milk

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.

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.”


  1. So I'm LOOOOOVING my Darcy LTC, especially with grapeseed oil. I tried and tried…and tried to at least like the SD Hair Milk but nope! my hair is not having it. I tried it as a leave-in and as a moisturizer with bad results. I still have hope though :). Is coconut milk considered a protein? Some ladies say that it works a lot better on straight hair than on air dried hair, any thoughts? How much do you ladies use on sectioned hair? Maybe I'm using too much or too little.

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  4. I ordered this moisturizer and the vanilla silk dreams conditioner during Vday sale aaaaannndd my hair LOVES it! The moisturizer really makes my hair soft and I definitely agree with your comment about your hair feeling light after a couple days of M&S. My hair felt amazing last wash when I airdried and M&S with this & coconut oil! Thanks for reviews AND the discount code 🙂

  5. I bought the Silk Dreams products based on your review and my hair absolutely loves it. Thanks a lot.

  6. Compared to Darcy's Lemongrass leave in? Ingredients look lovely…

    1. Author

      Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme is more moisturizing but Mocha Silk Hair Milk is lighter. I can't compare the two as leave ins though because I've never used the DB's Transitioning Creme as a leave in conditioner.

  7. How high does this rank among your favorite moisturizers? Do you use it as a 'refresher' or do you use it daily for m&s?

    1. Author

      Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme is still number 1, this is tied for number 2 with Hairitage Hydration Cocoaloe Hair Hydrator

      I use it daily for M&S

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