Such a great conditioner! (Plus, a giveaway for it!) Maple Holistics Silk18 Natural Conditioner Review
I love this conditioner. My hair is really fried now, to the point that it actually feels like plastic fibers—squeaky, tangly plastic. Most conditioners are too light to do anything for me, but this one makes my hair feel like hair again.
The package arrived via Amazon, so it came in your typical Amazon box. And for the bottle itself, this is what it looks like:
The back, with the ingredients:
aloe barbadensis leaf juice
caprylic capric triglyceride
certified organic blend pomegranate
green tea and sea buckthorn
silk amino acids
natural vanilla fragrance
guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
It’s got your typical consistency. It’s medium thick and has plenty of “moisture” in the formula:
A short video clip to give you a better idea:
The conditioner smells pretty strongly of vanilla. As far as my hair, though, it only smells a teeny bit when I put my nose right up to it.
I was blown away by the results.
So my hair is brittle and dry. It gets so tangly to the point that it’s painful to brush. This conditioner makes my hair feel smooth and sort of…lubricated. I say “lubricated” because when I run my fingers through my hair, I can feel a bit of coating rub off on my hand.
It’s definitely a heavy conditioner. My hair is normally lightweight and all over the place what with all the bleaching, but with this conditioner, it gets weighed down. It doesn’t look greasy, though. It just looks “full.” It essentially feels like I have thick, healthy hair again.
I’m not gonna lie though, I still get tangles, especially at my ends. However, combing them out is a lot less painful than it used to be. It takes one brush stroke instead of 5.
I love it!
I will admit that I was a bit skeptical due to the packaging and how normal the consistency seemed, but it turned out amazing. It’s even better than the Kao Intensive Treatment, which I previously thought was the best. (For some reason, that hasn’t been doing the trick for me lately.)
I don’t think this product will suit people with oily hair, but it should be great for people with dry, overprocessed hair like me.
If I don’t find a conditioner better than this (which seems to be the case so far), I will likely buy this again with my own money. $12 bucks seems reasonable to me, especially since the Kao one cost $18.
A big thank you to Maple Holistics for allowing me to try this product, and for reminding me that not all great products are Asian ^^;
Maple Holistics is a US company focused on creating natural, holistic, and homeopathic products. Most of their products are shampoos and conditioners, and all of them are sulfate-free. Maple Holistics is also against animal cruelty. ☺
As part of their #asummerofgiveaways campaign, they have been kind enough to give away one of these Silk18 conditioners on my blog! I would highly recommend joining this if you have dry hair like me.
To enter, please do the following!
- Visit Maple Holistic’s website here.
- Check out the Amazon listing for this product! It's got 4.5/5 stars there :3
- Visit their sponsor EduMuch’s page. (Their sponsor is the one responsible for the giveaway, so we should pay our dues :P )
- And now my favorite part: Comment below and describe your hair in one word!
Mine would be…tortured. T^T
This giveaway will go on for 3 days, so enter now! It's open internationally, and the winner shall be chosen by random :3
Thanks for reading!