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anyone used mixed silk by silk elements?

bird428bird428 Posts: 14Registered Users
i am thinking about switching my hair product staple's. Sally Beauty didn't have Mixed Chicks, but they did have Mixed Silk by Silk Elements, which is supposed to be for natural curls. I was wondering if anyone has used it and how it worked?

Thanks

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  • KsLiZCuRlZKsLiZCuRlZ Posts: 272Registered Users
    It has a little less hold than Mixed chicks on my head, but I didn't like either of them. My hair is thick and needs a lot of control. But its okay, I use of days when I know I'm going to wash hair again bc of sports or something.

    Sent from my Ally using CurlTalk App
    CG..yep that's me!

    :occasion7:
  • msgdfx1msgdfx1 Posts: 106Registered Users
    Hi. I love this product. It works beautifully on my 3C curls. I have never used Mixed Chicks, so, I can't really compare with that product. But, the Sally's version is so affordable. I don't mix it with anything. But, the hold, shine, feel and curl formation can't be beat. I also like the deep treatment. :love5:
    3C and natural for 5 years:angel10:.
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    Mixed Chicks leave in is a joke on my hair. So is Mixed Silk leave in. Dry crispy blah hair.

    Mixed Chicks deep condish is the TRUTH on my hair, have repurchased several times and I find the cost nice at $11 for 8oz which lasts me a good while.

    Mixed Silk deep condish is ok.. I liked it the first time I used it, and after that my hair felt coated and waxy and blah. But I will give it a re-whirl.
  • jy11jy11 Posts: 19Registered Users
    Mixed Chicks leave in is a joke on my hair. So is Mixed Silk leave in. Dry crispy blah hair.
  • LoveMeNaturaleLoveMeNaturale Posts: 33Registered Users
    Yea I like the mixed silk deep cond. But I only use it once a wk for a deep condition..its a great slip for me

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  • steph35steph35 Posts: 176Registered Users
    Only use the Deep Conditioner and it's an HG. As a deep treatment I mix it with coconut and jojoba oil, but I use it MOSTLY as a detangler and leave in and it works for me. I'm trying to go CG with the leave ins so I have to put it down for awhile but I'm not looking forward to it :laughing4:
    french/black american 3b/3c/4a hair; fine n crrrrrrly
    'poo~ SheaMoisture C 'n' H (pink label)
    rinse out/leave in conditioner~ Tresemme Moisture,GVP Balm, Suave Shea and Almond
    Deep Con and Detangling~ Mixed Silk,Elasta QP (now with olive oil!)
    Stylers/Oils~ SheaMoisture DTM, Africa's Best Herbal Oil, ,Grapeseed oil/Tresemme Thermal Spray (great for diffusing/heat) all shea oils
  • NLuvWithCurlzNLuvWithCurlz Posts: 99Registered Users
    I used the leave in mixed with taliah wajiid and it is wonderful.......I treat it like a setting lotion. I put it in then let it sit before I put the tw in.....its soooo nice. The DC is the bizness. I'm getting more tomorrow:-)
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    FIERCE LOVE AND CURLS
  • steph35steph35 Posts: 176Registered Users
    They had a sale at Sally's for all their products: five bucks. I bought two more of the MS deep con. I'm good!
    french/black american 3b/3c/4a hair; fine n crrrrrrly
    'poo~ SheaMoisture C 'n' H (pink label)
    rinse out/leave in conditioner~ Tresemme Moisture,GVP Balm, Suave Shea and Almond
    Deep Con and Detangling~ Mixed Silk,Elasta QP (now with olive oil!)
    Stylers/Oils~ SheaMoisture DTM, Africa's Best Herbal Oil, ,Grapeseed oil/Tresemme Thermal Spray (great for diffusing/heat) all shea oils
  • avid_naomiavid_naomi Posts: 63Registered Users
    I've had good luck with the silk elements stuff, I have 3b hair. I have never used mixed chicks, but I liked the mixed silk, but it isn't enough hold alone. I use it with gel or my hair gets frizzy fast. I actually like the silk elements mega silk is better as a leave in.
    3b/corkicelli, color treated, loves moisture, s-wavies on top, tight cork screws underneath and on the sides
    Product Junkie!
    Modified CG, on hard/well water
  • hockeymomof3hockeymomof3 Posts: 2,159Registered Users
    I am thinking about getting Mixed Silk -- I think it is on sale at my Sally's too - I like the idea of the pump and for $5, can't beat it...hopefully it will be enough to use alone but if not, I will put a little gel on top..I need a new leave in anyway...I'll have to report back when I try it. I am a 3b...trying to get back into wearing my hair curly after straightening it for awhile.
    3b/a
    Cowash - No Poo
    Conditioner - One Condition
    Gel - Light Defining Gel

    Looking to try Devacurl Decadence line next! Can't wait to try it.
  • Lola BeeLola Bee Posts: 1Registered Users
    My hair is extremely coarse and porous, and I haven't been able to find something that works well for keeping my hair moisturized without being too heavy. Apparently my hair is just right for the Mixed Silk products, because all of it works perfectly! It's really soft and glossy now and much more manageable, I can skip serum every once in a while without it looking like a total nightmare. If you have the same hair type, I would recommend giving it a try. Very much worth it for the price - $15.00 plus tax for everything on the $5.00 sale.
  • JeliahJeliah Posts: 248Registered Users
    I love these products especially the deep conditioner. The first time I used the leave- in conditioner it did make my hair kinda crunchy. But if I baggy overnight with EVOO then use the leave in that works nice for me. I still use just a little bit of gel for hold
  • l.deonl.deon Posts: 235Registered Users
    Now I'm going to have to try this one!!! Anything that can potentially give me more defined curls is worth a whirl!
    3B Mod CG
    Medium texture/ Normal to low porosity / High density

    Current Routine:

    Shampoo- GTTT, GVP Paul Mitchell Tea tree Shampoo or ACV/ Baking soda (once a week)
    Co wash- Trader Joes Nourish Spa
    Leave in- Shea Moisture Shea Butter leave- in, Elucence
    Gel- BRHG

    Holy grail combo Feb 2013: ISO Bouncy Creme with BRHG on top! :blob3:
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    I thought I read that sallys pulled mixed silk from the shelves. Lawsuits from mixed chicks.
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I have tried both.
    Mixed chicks was good for my hair, I have thick long hair and it worked to give me some hold when I used it with some of my other products, I also liked that it helped keep my curls in their well defined spirals I didn't get any build up and it actually lasted me a pretty long time.

    I tried the Mixed Silk hoping that it would be as good...it wasn't. It is thinner and it doesn't give me enough hold and definition but I use other products with it and it works well enough but I wont be buying it again.

    I am actually stopping in Florida next week on my way to other destinations and I was thinking of trying out another leave in...I have no idea what to get, there is so much info on here and so many products!
  • Luvmycurls3Luvmycurls3 Posts: 32Registered Users
    It was my love!! The leave in but they took it off the shelf. I have used mixed chicks and I don't get as much slip, definition or silky feeling hair from mixed chicks. Plus it's too expensive. Now I'm trying to find a new leave in. Ugh!
  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    Maybe I'm a bit behind here and maybe this is already common knowledge but I read today that Mixed Chicks was in a two year process of suing Sally's Beauty Supply for their knock off product Mixed Silk and they finally won the lawsuit. So I guess Sally's has to take it off the shelf...just when I started using my bottle and starting to like it again. Sally's should have created their own packaging and brand name without trying to market their product as a knock off of Mixed Chicks, maybe if they had done that they wouldn't be in this legal mess.
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Posts: 836Registered Users
    Maybe I'm a bit behind here and maybe this is already common knowledge but I read today that Mixed Chicks was in a two year process of suing Sally's Beauty Supply for their knock off product Mixed Silk and they finally won the lawsuit. So I guess Sally's has to take it off the shelf...just when I started using my bottle and starting to like it again. Sally's should have created their own packaging and brand name without trying to market their product as a knock off of Mixed Chicks, maybe if they had done that they wouldn't be in this legal mess.

    ...yep. I found my half full bottle and started using it about a week ago. LOVED IT. Called sallys, and every single one said they no longer carried it. Not on the website, not on amazon, not on ebay, nowhere. :(

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  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    Maybe I'm a bit behind here and maybe this is already common knowledge but I read today that Mixed Chicks was in a two year process of suing Sally's Beauty Supply for their knock off product Mixed Silk and they finally won the lawsuit. So I guess Sally's has to take it off the shelf...just when I started using my bottle and starting to like it again. Sally's should have created their own packaging and brand name without trying to market their product as a knock off of Mixed Chicks, maybe if they had done that they wouldn't be in this legal mess.

    ...yep. I found my half full bottle and started using it about a week ago. LOVED IT. Called sallys, and every single one said they no longer carried it. Not on the website, not on amazon, not on ebay, nowhere. :(

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    Damn! They are really cracking down on getting rid of them. I blame Sally's for not packaging the conditioner with their own brand, instead the made the name and packaging so similar trying to profit from the Mixed Chicks reputation. The product itself is completely different there was no need for this.
  • Marie01141976Marie01141976 Posts: 13Registered Users
    I tried this back when I first started to embrace my curls. I used the leave in (in a pump bottle) and the deep conditioner (in the jar) I got really great results, soft defined curls, and it smells really good as well! Alas, I had to stop using the line when I started to wash my hair only once a week instead of everyday (gave up sulfate a as well). They both have cones in them :(
    Henna!!! Red Raj from Henna Sooq
    Co-washes: ABBA Pure Gentle (HG), Tresseme Naturals.
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture (all of them), Renpure my pretty hair is parched.
    Rinse-out: Tigi Bead Head Moisture Maniac, GF Length and Strength.
    Leave-in: ABBA Pure Gentle, KCKT, Henna Sooq cocoveda oil.
    Stylers: Fairy Tales Curly Q's gel (HG), KCCC, Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothy, GF pure clean gel.
  • msgdfx1msgdfx1 Posts: 106Registered Users
    Hi. I am on a desperate quest to find a substitute for the Mixed Silk leave in conditioner and styler. I haven't wanted to spend the money for the Mixed Chick line.

    Well, today on the Sally site, I saw a new product line called Naturally Silky from Silk Elements. And there was a leave in conditioner among other styling and conditioning products.

    I am going to compare ingredients, but, hopeful it is a comparable to the discontinued Mixed Silk one.
    3C and natural for 5 years:angel10:.
  • mcherycemcheryce Posts: 363Registered Users
    The naturally silk elements line even has a curly pudding. I can't wait to try it. Too bad I have lots of stuff ahead of them to try. Its all under the sink. Smh.
  • msgdfx1msgdfx1 Posts: 106Registered Users
    I went to two sally's today. Neither had the new naturally silky leave in. However, one of the stores had the other products. I may order from sally.com. Hope to try it soon and really hope it is a good substitute.
    3C and natural for 5 years:angel10:.
  • Laura LeeLaura Lee Posts: 1,828Registered Users
    I've used the deep conditioner. Didn't do anything for me. Definitely didn't find it to be moisturizing.
  • tenapaigetenapaige Posts: 208Registered Users
    IMO it worked well with my hair better than mixed chicks actually, however it does make my hair feel dry and crispy after 2nd day hair thats y I stopped using this product its not moisturizing at all

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