Thursday, July 9, 2009

Review-Chi Silk Infusion

Chi Silk Infusion serum is ideal for protecting hair from damaging chemicals. This leave in, alcohol free reconstructing treatment is enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins for soft manageable hair with incredible shine and no build up. Protects the hair against thermal styling and environment. Also for use on skin. 6oz for $20.99

This serum adds shine to your hair like nothing else, but sadly, it doesn't last too long. Just smooth a few drops onto your hair after styling and its instantly left with a natural radiance without weighing your hair down. It could be all the silk and soy proteins, but no other serum has given my hair such a natural looking shine. However, like most silicone based serums, the effects of the shine are short-lived. By the end of the day my hair was looking pretty dull; I tried reapplying, but a few hours later it lost its shine again and started to feel gunky. They say it doesn't build-up, but I think that means if you only apply it once a day. The company also says you can use it on your skin, but that wasn't exactly my cup of tea. Overall, I would say this stuff is okay but considering the price tag (and the fact that it smells a little bit like my boyfriend's cologne) I wouldn't spend my money on this.

Josephine says: It took me the longest time to figure out the usage for Chi Silk on my skin as the bottle suggests. You have to admit, it sounds intriguing that you could use your hair serum on your body. I tried applying it to my rough spots, i.e elbows and heels but it basically slid off. I rubbed it into my face in hopes that I might suddenly appear like I was 25, again. But I just succeeded in facilitating a necessary yet impromptu microdermabrasion to remove the sheen off of my face. Finally, it occured to me that my legs, still damp post-shaving, could glisten and gleam and not be ridiculed. As it turns out, the bottle does not falsely advertise. The Chi is as loving to my skin as it is to my dry-ish highlighted head of hair!

Amanda S. Says: I had a sample of this, but before reviewing I wanted to get a larger amount to try because I am a SUPER stickler for hair shining products and want to be sure a stamp of approval is not haphazardly handed out. I would say this Chi product is right up there at the top of the list, and is relatively well priced also. I do love all of the Chi products I have tried so far, which is A LOT by the way, and I recommend their line to anyone wanting to try something new and fun but not wanting to blow their money on a product that's going to be a total disappointment. Any Chi product seems to be rigorously tried out by the company before marketing, because they haven't had a 'miss' yet with me.


LaQT said...

Great post! And yes, it does smell just like men's cologne. I have several CHI products that I am currently experimenting with and I can't wait to get to the CHI Silk Infusion. I've heard so many rave reviews. I didn't know it could be used on the skin, as well.

Malikah said...

Thanks! How are the other CHI products?

LaQT said...

I have reviews on my blog. I have tried the CHI Organics Olive Nutrient Therapy Paste. I found thatthe paste was a decent dc except that it was much too thick for my liking. I am currently working on the CHI Infra Shampoo, which I love by the way. It is very moisturizing and it doesn't strip my hair at all.
I have the CHI Iron Guard
CHI Straight Guard
CHI Infra Treatment
CHI Silk Infusion