Friday, December 5, 2008

Askmewhats Reviews: CHI Silk Infusion




I've learned about CHI, the brand, because of their hair styling tools. The famous CHI Flat Iron. Ohhhh have you seen the pink one for the Breast Cancer Awareness?? Super cute!!!

I got sidetracked! LOL

Anyways, one product from CHI that interest me the most is the CHI Silk Infusion. If it's really good for your hair... count me in!

I've had my fair share of serums from the past and so far, I never have very bad experience with them but nothing super exceptional. I am not a serum gal, with our kind of weather here? We shouldn't be putting any greasy/oily product on any part of our body! Especially the hair!

I don't know why CHI Silk Infusion caught my attention big time. I would never in the right mind thought that I would go all the way to purchase this product. I guess that's the power of beauty blogging, the power of product reviews from beauty gurus you trust.

Everyone's raving about it and I've done my Nikki's research and finally saw a seller who sells trial sizes (as I don't want to end up with products that do not work for me)

I am glad to have the chance to try it, because this product is really intriguing! Up until now...it intrigues me....


CHI Silk Infusion says ---

Infuse some silky strength into your hair with CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex. Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins, this alcohol free treatment promises silky softness, super manageability and unbeatable shine. A small amount on wet hair is all you need to style your hair into silky serenity.

Product Benefits:
  • Leave-in restructuring treatment
  • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins
  • Increases softness and manageability
  • Cationic Hydration Interlink™ softens and balances hair, locking in moisture
  • Adds incredible shine
  • Protects against thermal styling
  • Alcohol free
  • No build up
  • Can be used every day
Askmewhats says ---

Pros
  • non-greasy AT ALL
  • doesn't weigh down my hair
  • I don't see major "shine" but my hair color pops out eventhough it was dyed 5-6 months ago
  • no more tangles
  • easier to iron my hair, and I find it easier to curl my hair with a Flat Iron!
  • the "dry end look" minimized

Cons
  • smells weird, like a man's aftershave, but this doesn't last though
  • not available locally
  • you really have to know the "right amount" of CHI Silk Infusion that works for your hair, you have to be consistent as there are days the product works so well and there are days it's performance is just so-so.

Overall


I'm not sure if readers know this, but I am a self-confessed hair product junkie, I've spent most of my allowance to hair products when I was younger. That's where all my hair product knowledge come from. MY OWN EXPERIENCE.

I do style and blowdry my hair most of the time, weekly deep conditioning isn't enough, I wanted to add a regimen to "protect" my hair while styling.

Does this product work when it comes to protection? It's too early to tell, but let me tell you what my overall reaction to this product is.

The product itself is OIL but more on a watery side. I would say, it has the same texture as Olive Oil. (photo below)



Greasiness wise, I've used this product as less as possible and as much as possible.

The less side - it makes my hair soft but nothing WOW
The more side - I felt my hair weighs a bit BUT not OILY (and trust me, I put a lot of the product on my hair just for reviews' sake)

What everyone is saying is right, just put a small dime size of product on your hand (photo with red circle above) and it's enough!

Tips

  • try to use variable amount of product on your hair to see how much your hair really needs. You need a week of trial and error, put more or less, then check your hair at the end of the day.
  • rub the product between your palm to spread the product all over your hand and apply the product on your hair with feather-y motion

Will I repurchase?


I may, I may not, some hair products work so good on me but given a longer period of time, it may not work anymore. So check back on Askmewhats Revisits soon!

Where did I purchase and how much?


Ebay seller called Discount Beauty Supplies

4 x 0.50 oz of small sized CHI Silk Infusion for $6.95 + $4.99 shipping to the Philippines.

For US residents, Free shipping

This is how small the product is on my small hand

This small CHI can be used for
a MONTH of
EVERYDAY USAGE




I really hope my review on this would help others who plan to purchase!
But of course, we all have different types of hair, it may work for me but not for you!
So if you have used CHI Silk Infusion, tell us your 2 cents!
It'll be helpful!
Happy Friday to the readers who share the same time zone with me!!!!!!!!!!

13 comments:

  1. you have CHI there? I read so mucha botu it and yes, i noticed that pink one too! i don't see nay here so that's why i bought my flat iron. :(

    if someone has seen CHI in malaysia, i'd love to hear from you!

    and thank you for this post. you have great hair... CHI works so well for many and I want it too! :)

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  2. thanks for sharing. this reminds me that i have been neglecting my hair, amongst other things, for a while now. :-(

    i wonder if they ell this in Sg.

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  3. Jojoba, no we don't have CHI here, sad to say, I bought these at Ebay. I know, if someone know who sells CHI anywhere in Asia, let us know :) I have tried looking for it in HK, but failed.

    Liz, I don't think they sell it in Singapore, I believe it's in the US. You are welcome for the review

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  4. Thanks so much for this review. I've been meaning to try this since the Iron Guard by Chi is already something I use regularly. Yea...the smell of the iron guard is also like a mans aftershave...weird huh?

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  5. oohhh... nikki... been dying to try this one too.... but not sure if it really works...

    i've only tried TiGi Bed Head products and they are worth the money.... so i think i should give this a try...... even cheaper compared to the Bed Head one.... ^^

    thanks for posting this review....

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  6. Thanks for the great review! I been wanting to buy one for long now but never heard ravings about it yet! Yay you!=]

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  7. Yas, I wanted the iron guard too! I was thinking that to be my next purchase! :) I guess they smell the same then!

    Mystiqueen, I haven't tried any Bed Head product myself but I heard they are good! Do purchase the smaller bottle if you plan to so you wont' be left with a product that doesn't work for you :)

    Makemeup, I'm the first one you read raving about this? LOL I thought I was super late! A lot of raves from people on this!

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  8. i received this to review a few months ago, and honestly i really love it! my hair is so dry after years of styling that if i dont use it after washing, my hair feels like straw!

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  9. ooo i wanted to try this but i was fine with the serums i have. i'll be sure to check back on your final verdict though
    THANKS!

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  10. I've been curious about this Chi Silk as well. Thanks so much, I will definitely buy it now.

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  11. Renren, actually I read your reviews too and I am glad you love them too! :)

    YumYumSushi, if serums work for you, I think it'll be ok :)

    DSKNguyen, you are welcome!!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :D

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