Dry Hair Solutions Solved. Try This Silk18 Collection

Winter is over and Spring is now peaking it's little head around the corner which means your dry hair solutions may just be solved. 
Maple Holistics, a nature based health and beauty brand reached out to me a few weeks ago to review the Silk18 Shampoo that paired with the conditioner I reviewed for them last year. Staying true to the natural based ingredients this brand has also changed a few things. Let's get into it. 

New Packaging
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They've got new packaging. The original bottle was this long with a push top and now they have introduced bottle that have a slim neck and flares out a bit so the body of the body is a bit wider. The top is still a push top that dispenses the product easy. I do like how the body of the body has more weight so that means less squeezing out the product when its gets a bit low. 

First Impressions of the Silk 18 Shampoo
maple holistics, silk18 shampoo, hair reviews, beauty reviewsThe color of the shampoo is a creamy white color and the texture of it is smooth and creamy. Expecting for the shampoo to smell a little like vanilla like the conditioner, it did not. It was a very faint smell of clean. Clean is good. I like clean. 
When I first applied the shampoo to my hair, it didn't not create a good lather. When I rinsed and repeated this was a great lather. Look at my hair. Now when I rinsed it that was another thing. My hair did not like it. 
My hard felt very hard, clean but tough and in desperate need of a moisturizing conditioner. I am not sure where the softening amino acids for the hair where because they were definitely not in this product. 

Second Impressions of the Silk18 Conditioner
This conditioner is exactly how I remember it. It smelled like a hint of vanilla, the texture was smooth and creamy. It was thin in consistency and it saturated each dry strand of my hair. Putting this conditioner on my curly and now super thirsty as every hair, I was super happy to know that nothing in the formula has changed. I can truly say I LOVE this conditioner and will use it again but the shampoo I will give away. 

Final Thoughts
I do like this conditioner but the shampoo has to be reformulated. It is very drying and could actually cause someone to loose their hair if they even attempted to comb through it after rinsing out the shampoo. Now your dry hair solution can still be solved by trying the Silk18 Conditioner just not the shampoo. FYI, this company does offer a program for you to try their products before buying them.


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Original Post 12/13/2017
Winter is here and my hair is at its driest. Fall and Winter does a number on my naturally dry and curly hair. I love wearing my hair natural since I do not like to fuss with it. As of this year in March and 4 years prior to that I had been fussing with it by straightening, cutting, dying or blow drying once a month. That is too much stress for this natural girl with lengthy goals. Wanting to get my hair on the right track again, I started by investing in products that enhances my natural curl pattern, increases the shine, strengthens and doesn’t test on animals. Granted those are my hair goals and I am achieving it thanks to Maple Holistics products!

silk18 conditioner

I love the smell and the consistency of this product. It smells of sweet vanilla that isn’t overpowering yet welcoming for both men and women who use this product. As the website states it has 18 amino acids hence Silk18 and is free of sulfate and harmful ingredients.

Like all of the products that I have received from this company, this one comes in a large 8oz plastic bottle with a push lid top to dispense the product. Pushing from the middle like I normally do, the product comes out without any trouble. The label is very easy to read and the colors are welcoming and soothing as the product itself.
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As mentioned in my previous post, I wash my hair once every 5-6 days because it is short, curly and dry. Too much washing during the Fall and Winter months can lead to breakage and more damage. Breakage happens a lot when you have hair like mine therefore these ingredients in this condition which happen to be Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Certified Organic Pomegranate, Hibiscus, Green Tea and Sea Buckthorn, Silk Amino Acids, Jojoba Oil, Natural Vanilla Fragrance are very beneficial. They are all moisturizing and has antibacterial components thanks to including Green Tea. I wash and condition the proper one a week when I have 20 minutes to spare. Here is the application method I want to share with you. I know my ish, I’m a professional and licensed Cosmetologist;-)

Weekly Hair Care
  1. Shampoo with Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo. Using the palms of my fingers I rub the scalp gently to remove any buildup aka bacteria from the scalp. While doing this I slightly lift my fingers to make sure it is actually being removed.
  2. Rinsing the hair with lukewarm water to make sure that all the leftover product aka bacteria is gone and the shampoo has done its job, I repeat one more time but with less shampoo.
  3. Dispensing a nickel size to quarter size amount of Silk18 Conditioner to my hair, I apply at the tips and work my way towards the scalp in small circular motions. The goal is to thoroughly saturate the cuticle and attempt to penetrate the cortex, in hopes of reaching the medulla which is nearly impossible.
structure of hair

  1. Allow the conditioner to sit on the hair with or without a plastic shower cap for the minimum of 5 minutes but 10 minutes is ideal.
  2. Rinse 85% off the conditioner out of the hair with lukewarm to cold water.  More on the cold side to close the cuticle which will also lead to a slight shine in the hair.
  3. Air dry, towel dry and take a chance and blowdry then style as usual.
This conditioner is really great and leaves my hair feeling soft before putting on the Apricot Oil ← click to read the review and my other hair care products. If you would like a free product to sample by Maple Holistics ← Click There.
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    1. I will have to give it a try after I run out of the ones that I have. Be sure to subscribe so you can see more of the goodies I have in my possession ;-)