Maple Holistics: Silk 18 Conditioner

When I was approached to do a review on one of Maple Holistics products, I knew exactly what I was going to hone in on. Silk 18 Conditioner was the perfect choice!

This past Summer, I went from blonde to silver. That process didn’t include a friendly process to my locks. They are parched. Seriously parched. The sulfate-free shampoo I was using did not make my hair soft at all. I was beginning to think that bleaching my hair this light wasn’t for me.

Some hair conditioning products need to be used over time to see results. Especially if you have an extreme hair issue like super oily, super dry or super damaged. So, just imagine the pleasant surprise I got when Silk 18 Conditioner made my hair beyond soft…it was truly silky! And, on the first use.

When you take a look at the ingredients in Silk 18, you instantly see that almost all the healthy oils for hair and skin are in this. And, there are 18 (hence, the name) different silk amino acids that leave your hair moisturized and able to retain that moisture.

The light vanilla fragrance was extremely pleasant. The texture of the conditioner was really thick. Thick like a conditioning mask. However, it was still easy to squeeze out of the bottle. Honestly, the moment I started massaging Silk 18 Conditioner into my hair, I knew it was a winner. After 3 minutes, I rinsed and that silky feeling was still there. I let my hair air dry, without any other products. Since I have fine hair, I wanted to see if the conditioner weighed down my strands. Not only did it stay soft but after a half dozen uses over time, my hair didn’t experience a build up. My fine curls were airy, soft and healthy.

As the weather becomes more and more dry with the seasonal change, there’s no way I can get away with not being diligent keeping my hair, as well as the rest of me, hydrated. Using Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner has my hair covered.

You can find Maple Holistics on their website. To go directly to Silk 18 Conditioner, click here. You’ll see that this conditioner is not expensive; $10!!! Look around Maple Holistics site and you’ll find lots and lots to like about this brand.

Also….Maple Holistics would love to give you FREE samples!!! Click here to check it out.

 

This product was provided to me for review. All opinions are mine. 

My Three All Time Beauty Favorites

We all have our very, very favorite beauty products. They are the products that we will go back to after trying out something else. Beauty bloggers know this well.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy trying out new products. And, I have made more new discoveries than the number of favorites I keep. I would like to share with you 3 of my ultimate favorites…

favorite products earring fixer 028I won’t be without my Silk Elements ‘Shea Butter with Olive Oil’ hand cream. There is always a tube on my bed stand and one in my bathroom or kitchen. The smell is soft and feminine. The lotion is creamy and doesn’t make my hands greasy. I use it on my elbows when they are dry and have been using it on my heels recently too. This hand cream is found at Sally’s and cost around $3.

My skin loves Dove’s ‘Cream Oil’. Again, not a lotion that leaves my skin greasy. No flaky or dry skin for me! Dove’s lotion is, again, one that smells lovely. Yet, it doesn’t overwhelm or interfere with my perfume of the day. Even before I moved to Colorado, I used Dove to keep my skin soft. I haven’t had one patch of dry skin since moving here in January. I purchase mine at either Walmart or Target.

And last, L’oreal’s ‘Total Repair 5’ hair conditioner. There’s a shampoo that accompanies it and I love it too. But, I am IN LOVE with this conditioner! It’s new to my favorite list though. I was looking for a very hydrating conditioner earlier this year and L’oreal had just released this new line along with 4 other hair care lines. I picked this one first and found that it made my hair extremely soft. Occasionally, since it is a rather new product, I can find¬† coupons for it. Again, I purchase this at Walgreens or Target.

One thing that is a part of my morning routine is to use a wide-tooth comb to comb my hair while the conditioner is still in my hair. ‘Total Repair 5’ conditioner allows the comb to glide right through my hair with no snags or knots. And, as with the other two favorites, I like the smell of this conditioner.

Here’s the theme I discovered with these three favorites: soft and smells lovely. They do the job I purchase them for and that makes them my favorites.

Do you have any all-time favorites?