Silk Elements Kera-Minerals Smoothing System
I won't buy this again.
This product does smooth the hair and it is very mild but the smell is awful. I know that most hair straighteners have a very strong odor but the conditioners that come with the products usually smell good to counteract the strong odor. In this case, the conditioner smelled horrible. It is a good product for someone who just wants to get the frizz out once in a while and does not want to over straighten their hair. Maybe if the product did not smell so bad, I would use again.
August 16, 2014
Love it again!
I used this product a few years ago when my hair was still some what relaxed and lot shorter. My hair is now completely natural and a lot longer. Lately my hair just wont get straight, no matter what I do! I can flat iron it 50 times and it'll last for that day only, if that long. I couldn't continue to damage my hair and I remembered this product. I bought two boxes because I remembered last time there wasn't a lot of treatment product. but I was able to make it with just one this time. Anyways the results blew me away this time. It turned out even better than last time. My hair was silky silky silky smooth afterwards! I couldn't believe it. The true test would be how long would my silkiness last, so I waited 4 days before writing this review and the past two days have been humid and a lot of moisture in the air. My hair did not "poof" once. I have not needed to touch my flat iron, how ever my hair did not hold any curl or body but I can deal with that it least its not "poofy." Also last time I didn't sue this products line of shampoo and condition er post treatment, this time I have the shampoo and conditioner to help prolong the results. I'm excited and this is my new go to.
July 21, 2014
I have never been able to get my hair straight when I do it myself. This product got my hair beautifully straight, I don't feel like I have to go to the salon as much. I don't however see much difference when my hair is curly but I am new to working with my natural hair textures so I just might need to try different curly hair product before I find what works. I will continue to purchase this product.
May 31, 2014
Used Without Blow-Drier or Flat Iron
I used the product this morning but did not have time to blow dry or flat iron my hair before leaving for work. There were a couple of application items that were indicated as required -- but those required items were not printed on the outside of the box unless I overlooked them. Therefore, I did not have all the required items and used my hands to apply the product instead. I thought my hair felt a little course after using the shampoo, prior to applying the mixture. However, after using the rinse-out conditioner my hair felt soft.
I did notice that the aroma lingered (I detected it while on the commuter bus from PA to NY), although it may be that I was rushing and did not wash and rinse all of the product out completely.
I have kinky hair and have not used any relaxers for more than 40 years (I wore locks for a long time) and have not used hair color for about 8 years (I have brown hair with mixed gray/white strands throughout). So I don't know how it will turn out for me later because I ran out of time. I do notice that the curl is much looser and my hair is soft and looks very nice today in its natural - soft afro - state. I will wet my hair in the shower tonight and try using a blow drier and the flat iron. Otherwise, I will purchase another kit this weekend and try again.
Would appreciate seeing comments from anyone else has used this product without completing the steps.
I selected 4 stars primarily because I do not think there was enough of the application for even someone with my shorter length hair - to the top of neck if blow dried. I do not mind paying for something if it does what is intended but I do mind paying for something that is not sufficient.
April 22, 2014