The past month or so I have been using Nacidt olive oil as my deep conditioner treatment exclusively. Usually every other week I’ll alternate protein treatments followed by a deep moisturizing conditioner. Lately I have been using “organics” hair mayo I guess it’s a knock off of ORS mayo. It’s been kind of drying my hair out and wanted to switch it up.Then I noticed that I have another great treatment around called Silicon Mix, a Dominican protein conditioner, according to the label it’s an intensive keratin, silicon, ceramide treatment.
I have used Silicon Mix a few times including in this review here and the results are usually always great. The reason why I don’t reach so much for Silicon Mix is because the scent is so strong that my sensitive sinuses can’t handle it at times. The scent even lingers after I wash and roller set which annoys me but not as much as when I first apply it. Thankfully after a day or so the scent fades. Silicon mix has this very creamy feel when applied to the hair and actually feels very moisturizing in the hair as well. It is recommended you leave in the hair for 2-3 minutes.
Other than the scent issue this is a great protein conditioner. Everytime I use Silicon Mix I always notice my hair is much stronger and notice a lot less shedding and breakage. My hair feels very strong, tough and if you are not careful can even make your hair feel hard, as with most protein conditioners. For me it doesn’t feel too hard though, just this very thick and healthy overall feel. I would recommend using this twice a month at the most of course depending on your hair since it seems to be a little strong on the protein side. Of course with any protein treatment it is advisable you follow up with a deep moisturizing conditioner. No, I did not use Nacidt Olive oil, instead I used La Bomba With “cream of avocado”. More pictures below
To start I can give you mixed reviews about La Bomba avocado because truthfully this is the first time that La Bomba avocado has actually cooperated with me. Unless I just want to attribute all the credit to Silicon Mix, THIS time La Bomba actually came through for me somewhat. I got La Bomba back in November and when I first tried it I was not all that amazed. It felt kind of watery and I just felt that it did not penetrate enough or leave me with that everlasting moisture like nacidt olive oil does. So I used it a couple of times with heat for 15 mins mixed with castor oil and got just about the same old blah results. In the Dominican hair community many rave about La Bomba but with the few times I have used it I did not see what all the fuss was about. When I bought this product I thought that because it had avocado in it that it would be even better than the original which comes in a black jar I believe.
Now I can’t speak on the original La Bomba which comes in a black jar because I have never tried it. But I have noticed a theme with my hair which is that most products claiming to be infused with avocado don’t seem to agree with my hair. But anyway long story short I believe that La Bomba worked OK as a deep conditioning treatment after Silicon Mix somewhat. I say somewhat, because my hair felt kind of on the hard side when I rinsed La Bomba out. So I reached for Nacidt olive oil rinse and left it in my hair for the remaining of my shower and rinsed and my hair felt a little better.
After that I put Chi keratin mist then Lacio Lacio and started to rollerset. This is my hair a week after my last treatment with Nacidt olive oil deep conditioner and rinse. Throughout the week I would just moisturize every other night with ORS moisturizer in the jar, sealing with castor oil and protective styles like braids and buns.
(After with la bomba, silicon mix)
(My rollerset game is almost on point)
This is how my hair loooked after I took the rollers out. My rolleset set game is trying to improve but it is not easy reaching and roller setting the back of your hair. Roller setting is very time consuming but the results are so well worth it. As you can see my hair is very shiny, smooth and moisturized. After this what I did was moisturize with ORS moisturizer in the jar, just little along my edges, brushed my hair especially my roots and wrapped my hair into a dubbie wrap .
Now the next day my hair was gorgeous, smooth and bouncy, however my roots were very wavy as a result of me not perfecting the roller set quite right but the wrap tamed the roots down a bit. I have been on a no direct heat challenge since new years eve. Since new years eve my hair has not seen a blow dryer, flat iron or any direct heat other than the indirect heat from the hair dryer. So I decided to flat iron on mild heat, just to see my length and see how well my hair has turned out since I began that no heat challenge. So these were the next day’s results.
I have to tell you I’m actually shocked to see the results of my hair in pictures . You have no idea the mess of hair I had before I began paying attention to my hair and learning the basic principles to maintaining it. It’s truly not an easy task but basic attention is really what you need. Going to the beauty salon is great and results are guaranteed but most of the time you dont’ know what’s really being used in your hair and how attentive your hair dresser is to your unique hair type. Surely you can bring in your own products with you but then there is the treatment of your hair, some people have rough hands and just don’t have the best interest in your overall hair’s health and progress.
I still like going to the beauty salon especially for special occasions and usually bring my own products or just walk in with my own treatment. But truthfully I can do it all pretty much myself. It takes time and patience and dedication. Once I head out to the salon this weekend I will go back on my no heat challenge again for another 2 months or so. It is very beneficial for my hair and with just roller setting and wrapping I get decent results with no intense heat required.
This was my pony tail 4 day later (thurs) Still shiny moisturized so I guess La Bomba came through……
SUNDAY’S REGIMEN 4/4
Dr. bronners castile soap peppermint (shampoo)
Silicon mix (5 MINS)
La Bomba Avocado 1 hour w/o heat (15mins in heat hair dryer ) 1.5 hour total time in hair
Nacidt Olive oil Rinse
Chi keratin mist
Chi iron guard (sprayed over rollers heat protectant)
So overall I can say that Silicon mix is a great product to have I really like it and will purchase it again to have for the winter because I will be using mostly all natural treatments for my hair soon come summer. So I’m trying to use up all of my hair products so once June comes around 100% natural hair treatments all summer long. I like to keep my kinky curls active as well and natural treatments really help keep them alive. For now I’ll just keep using what I have so I can determine what is working for me or not. La bomba may not be a repurchase unless I’m tempted to buy the original one in the black jar but it did not do such a bad job this time around. Next review may be about BPT wheat germ protein conditioner followed by 10 and 1 deep conditioner. we’ll see how my hair behaves until then.