Of all the parts of me I make sure to moisturize/hydrate, the most neglected one has got to be my hair. Ask my friends and they’ll tell you that I’ve always had the crazy hair. So much so that I simply gave up on it and stuck to a perpetual ponytail for the last few years. This year, I decided to give it another shot. Maybe there exists an enchanted formula that can tame the beast that is my mane. Besides, I was in the mood for hoarding beauty prods anyway, so why leave the hair hanging?
On impulse, I went to the grocery store and browsed through the selection of hair treatments. I chanced upon Cream Silk Anti Hairfall Perfection Intensive Treatment Mask (from what I remember, about PHP 220+) and opened the jar out of curiosity. At first, the scent was overwhelming, a floral perfume that was too strong to ignore. I left but came back a few minutes later to give it another chance. Meh, okay, why not? At least it didn’t smell like chemical or medicine.
You get 160mL of product in each tub. Well, that’ll last me for a good, long time. I usually use these things only when I remember to. When I’m not too lazy, I’ll do the treatment once a week. The instructions indicate to leave on the product for just 5 minutes, but I choose to go the extra mile and encase my hair in a shower cap while taking my sweet time at 10 minutes to give it a “hot oil” treatment.
The texture of the product is pleasant. It may look waxy when you first open the tub, but it’s more like immensely thick or rich conditioner. I apply it to the bottom half of my hair because I don’t appreciate an oily Professor Snape look.
While I won’t bother with a Before/After photo for this entry, I will say that the treatment makes good on at least 1 count. Hair feels softer immediately after. The scent also fades to nothingness after I rinse out the treatment thoroughly. As I write this, I am periodically sniffing my hair and I’m getting next to nothing. (If you don’t like all your hair product scents mixing into a big mumbo-jumbe, then this one’s for you.) I’m not qualified to talk about anti-hairfall because I’m guessing that this claim is only valid if you use the entire Cream Silk Anti-hairfall range.
In general, most rinse-off hair treatments are the same in nature. They all promise to strengten/repair/soften hair, so the practical consumer will likely consider price and scent as more of a telling indication. This brand does the job properly, doesn’t leave a cloying scent, and rinses out well. I’d award it a 4/5 rating. You feel the immediate effects, and it’s a good at-home haircare maintenance program. While it’s not the cheapest, it is also not the most expensive.
“A Hairy Mess” Series To Be Continued….