I was recently contacted by Maple Holistics to do a review on one of their products. Maple Holistics is an online beauty company that sells natural beauty products. Silk 18, one of their hair conditioners, is what I will be reviewing today.
Conditioners are a big deal for people with my kind of hair or similar to my hair. I have a lot of hair that tends to get dry easily especially with the constant heating elements I have to use to tame my naturally thick, wild, curly and wavy hair. So a good hair conditioner will obviously have to provide that I intense mosturization my hair needs.
I was looking forward to trying Silk 18 conditioner to see how it meets in comparison to the current conditioner I use which I have been pretty satisfied with. I usually wash my hair first thing when I take a shower so that the conditioner can sit in my hair while I wash the rest of me and shave my legs. I can usually tell right away when I rinse off a new conditioner if it has done a good job restoring softness to my hair. My hair doesn’t feel as brittle as it did before. With Silk 18 conditioner, I can tell right away that my hair felt much softer.
The next test is how my hair feels after I straighten and curl my hair. Will my hair maintain its softness after using heating elements? Yes it did. I did use a hair serum smoother before I started straightening and curling. However, I have used the same hair serum for so long that I can tell if the extra softness is because of the conditioner, not because of the serum. So overall Silk 18 conditioner did a great job. You can see even in my selfie below that my hair has some nice shine to it.
Now the next thing I want to talk about are the ingredients. I am a strong advocate for natural and organic beauty. Here is a statement by Maple Holistics taken from their own website :
The formulaic composition of each product stands out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. Only the purest and highest quality ingredients are used in each product, maximizing the therapeutic potential for each specific area of health…..
THE MAPLE HOLISTICS DIFFERENCE
Made In The USA
Safe for Color
Now I just want to clearly note to you all that their claim is that their products are “all natural”, not organic. If you are curious to know the difference between “all natural” and “organic” beauty products, check this awesome blog post by Eluxe Magazine. It does a great job explaining the difference between the two and why it is so important to be mindful of the ingredients you put on your skin. Personally, most of my beauty products are not organic, though I wish they were. I can’t afford to buy everything organic. However, I do try to be very mindful of ingredients and if I can afford organic, I will buy it. If there is an ingredient that is not familiar to me, I do my best to look it up to see what it scales on the toxicity level through the Skin Deep Cosmetic database. There is also an app called Think Dirty where you can scan product barcodes to see what it scales in its toxicity levels. For both of these databases, the lower the number the ingredient or the product ranks, the safer it is for your body.
Overall, I am satisfied with the result of Silk 18 conditioner. My hair feels soft and is bouncy. It has a vanilla scent to it too if you like vanilla scented things.
Maple Holistics is also offering to give a free sample of one of three products if you visit this link here and fill out a form. All they ask is that you leave a review somewhere on the internet publicly (ex. Twitter, YouTube, blog, etc) or email back your feedback. I did not receive the Silk 18 conditioner by this method. Maple Holistics reached out to me to write this review. Currently the three products you can choose from for a free sample are 1) Botanical Dry Hair Shampoo, 2) Sweet Almond Oil, and 3) Cedarwood Shampoo
I hope you all enjoyed this review and thanks for reading!