Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Product Reviews

On my previous wash day I tried three new products: Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Daily Treatment, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, and Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream. Wow all three of those products have extremely loong names! Anyway I was impressed with all three of these products....

 Get ready for moist, supple, manageable hair. This rich conditioning cream will help you get your moisture groove back. Silk protein protects and softens your hair while honey, apricot kernel oil, jojoba oil, and aloe wrap your tresses in silky moisture. Suggested use: Apply to wet hair from root to tip with an extra coating on the ends of hair. Leave on 15-30 minutes with a plastic cap. Rinse, apply leave-in conditioner, and style. 
Ingredients: Water,Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol,Stearalkonium Chloride,Vanilla Butter(coconut oil,palm oil,vanilla planifolia), Honey, Simmondsia chinensis(Jojoba) Oil,Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Prunus armeniaca(Apricot Kernel) Oil,Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey,Dimethyl Stearamine,Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein,Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Germall Plus,Fragrance
1) First up is the Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream from the Silk Dream website. I ordered this product on Monday March 4th and I received it on Friday March 15th. The smell reminds me of something I would eat like vanilla frosting, and the consistency similar to frosting as well. You can literally turn the jar upside and nothing falls out, so it's pretty think. When applying it to my hair it melted in like butter, so I was happy my hair absorbed it. I left this on my hair for 45 minutes with heat and used the steaming method under my hooded dryer. When I removed my cap and rinsed it out I extremely happy with my results. My hair was soft, yet strong, because of the silk proteins. Sometimes some deep conditioners can leave my hair kind of mushy, especially when left on for 45 minutes. After t-shirt drying my hair felt very close to the way my favorite DC (Kera Care Humecto) leaves my hair. I feel like this product is interchangeable between my Humecto which is exactly what I was looking for (yay!). Days later I have not had to moisturize and seal, which means this product as kept my hair moist for several days at a time. This product will definitely be moving up to staple status and I'll be buying the 16oz next time b/c unfortunately I only ordered the 8oz container. This product ran me $10 which is fairly reasonable in my eyes.

Next up is Paul Mitchell Smoothing Super Skinny Daily Treatment.
Smoothes and softens. Time is precious; make the most of it. Our exclusive super skinny complex helps reduce dry time so you get smooth style faster. Helps repair and protect hair against damage.

Water/Eau/Aqua, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-16 Pareth-9, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Esters, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Triethyl Citrate, Bisamino Peg/PPG-41/3 Aminoethyl Pg-Propyl Dimethicone/Algae Extract/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/Anthemis Nobilis Extract/Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Extract/Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Extract/Rosmarinum Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract/PEG-12 Dimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Magnesium Nitrate, Fragrance/Parfum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

I applied this product as my last step after rinsing out my deep conditioner/BTR and left it on my hair for about 5 minutes. Even after reading several reviews on this product I feel like I was a bit heavy handed and applied a little too much because it did leave my hair feeling a bit weighted. BUT on to the good news, my hair loved it! I t-shirt dried immediately after rinsing, and when I removed the t-shirt my hair was about 80 percent dry! Which is new to me, my hair never dries this fast. I re-wet my hair before applying my leave-ins and my hair dried soooo smooth. I am going to play around with the amount of product I use, but I will definitely be using this again. 

Super Smooth Results- Air dryed hair
Finally, Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Smoothes and conditions unruly hair
  • Smoothes and protects hair with incredible shine.
  • Helps reduce blow-dry time
Contains our unique Super Skinny® Complex, the finest ingredients and thermal protectants.
Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone, C11 15 Pareth 7, C12 16 Pareth 9, Trideceth 12, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum) (Parfum), Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexylcinnamal, Linalool, Limonene

Let me first say... The way this product smells was so amazing! I seriously do not own another product that smells better than this one. It smells like watermelon candy, and just makes me feel happy lol. The actually product is lighter than I expected and it is not greasy at all. I feel like I can definitely use this when flat ironing or just wearing a straight style. I believe that this product along with the other PM product aided in the fast drying time. My hair was crazy smooth even days after my washday I found myself rubbing my hand on hair, feeling how smooth my bun felt.

My hair when air drying this past week was unrecognizable and I am so happy with my purchases. More notable was the price point that I got both PM products- I bought the PMSSDT for $8!!! and the PMSSS for $12!!! from JCP (JcPenny's). If you buy 2 or more Paul Mitchell products then you will get them at this ridiculously low price. Before coming to JCP I visited Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and Ulta, and none of these stores beat these prices. If you are a Paul Mitchell fan I would suggest heading over to your JCP salon for your next fix <3


  1. Headed to JCP a la manana! It's also where I get my Matrix Biolage products from!

    1. Is that the DC you've been raving about lately? Lord knows I do not need to try any new products any time soon, although I could use a new leave-in... LOL

  2. Great reviews! You're so right with the scent of the PM SSS . I love it too


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