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Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Review
Recently, I went natural with my hair. I was tired of the six to eight weeks trips to the beauty salon to get my touch-ups. I did my big chop (B/C) April 2010, Easter weekend and am enjoying life free of the chemicals found in your relaxers.
This, of course, propelled me on a new and unfamiliar hair journey. I was in search for new products that would work with my natural do! Firstly, I had to learn what hair type I had. Hair types I learned are classified by a number 1 to 4 with sub-categories that range from the letters a to d. This will be covered in another hub.
Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 Ingredients
These are the 14 active ingredients found in Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, PEG-47 Lanolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Polysorbate-60, Triethanolamine, Acetimide AME, Hydrolized Vegetable Protein, Stearyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Menthol, Panthenol DL, Jojoba Oil, Anjelica Root Extract, Articum Lappa Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Mistletoe Extract, Nettle Extract, Oatmeal Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Sage Leaf Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothizolinone, Fragrance
Lotion for the Hair!
This product comes in a spray bottle but I must forewarn you that Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 has a consistency more like a LOTION. Most users will spray the product in the palm of their hand rather than spraying directly onto their hair.
Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 can be used as a curl activator and moisturizer on natural hair. It can also be used as a leave-in conditioner on relaxed, braided, and natural hair. This product is non-greasy and non-staining. It will help soften and detangle your hair while soothing your scalp and providing a long-wearing shine to your locks.
Mixed Reviews Natural vs. Relaxed Hair
This product received great reviews from these wearers for the summer months. Since our natural hair needs a lot of moisture, Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1 seems to meet that challenge.
Naturals complained that this product left a grayish haze and/or dull the hair some and because it contains some form of glycerin dried out the hair in the colder months.
Natural wearers also use this product to "define" the natural curl pattern of their hair.
These wears usually uses this product in conjunction with other products such as gels and oils. This product is also great for any method that relax wearers use such as blow drying, flat ironing and hot curling. The active ingredients act as a thermal protector against the applied heat to the hair.
Downside vs. Upside
Most natural hair wearers avoid mineral and silicone oils like the plague! We try to avoid any product that contains this ingredients because it tends to dry out our natural locks. However, some wearers, like myself, will forego the fact that the product has mineral oil in it because it also includes other ingredients that will benefit our natural locks such as Jojoba Oil, Anjelica Root and Oatmeal extracts.
What I personally found amazing about this product was, that no matter how much product I used, my hair was not GREASY! This was a major plus in my book for any moisturizing product. Most relaxed and natural wearers found that their hair was very soft to the touch after using Hawaiian Silky 14 in 1.
Where Can I Find this Product?
This product is very popular and can be found at your local beauty supply store, Sally's Beauty Supply, and most major department stores!
I've read on several hair forum boards that some customers have purchased this product from a LOCAL beauty supply store and have found that the product had been tampered with or watered down! This causes the product to come out lumpy or the consistency of the product is not creamy and smooth.
Customers have been admonished by these boards to purchase your Hawaiian Silky product from a reputable retailer such as Sally Beauty Supply, Amazon.com, Walmarts and the like.
I've tried this product
I hope this review has been helpful to you! Please leave a comment and let me know what your experience with this product has been. This will help others who may/or may not have interest in trying this product!