Splurge or Save?: Deep Conditioners

by West Parsons on November 13, 2010 · 4 comments

in product review, splurge or save

Of course we all know, kinky, coily, curly heads thrive on moisture. The number one defense against dry, dull  hair begins in the stage of deep conditioning.  It is the first defense for retention and keeping our tresses tamed and blinging. Moisturized hair also helps in the detangling process, as it increases hairs’ elasticity to help withstand the stress associated with mild tugging and pulling.

Silk Elements Megasilk Moisture Treatment  16. oz. – $10.99 Silk Elements Megasilk Moisture Treatment 16 oz.  
Product Features:
  • Deep conditioning properties reduce tangles
  • Great for detangling and ease of combing
  • Adds an intense shine
Biolage Matrix Ultra-Hydrating Conditioning Balm 16. oz. – $22.55 Matrix Biolage Conditioning Balm, 37-Ounce JarProduct Features:
  • An essential step in the Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Systeme for very dry, thick, coarse hair.
  • For very dry, thick and coarse hair
  • Deeply moisturizes while controling unwanted volume
  • As it helps seals the cuticle, it locks out humidity and eases away frizzes.
West’s Word:
I literally did a half and half conditioning treatment. After a protein treatment (aphogee 2 step) I parted my hair down the middle and applied (generously) the Silk Elements to one side and the Biolage to the other. With a plastic cap, I went under the dryer for 1 hour. When I rinsed there was no notable difference between how either side of my hair felt. I plaited my hair in 8 big plaits. Detangling was a breeze for both sides. Plaiting was also easy. Hair felt very moisturized all around. 
The noticeable difference appeared as my hair dried. The side that I used the Silk Elements on was noticably smoother; my ends curled better and looked and felt smoother. It really does feel silky. The side I used Biolage on looks frizzy and curls felt rough. 
Absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is a SAVE! No expensive conditioner (except for It’s a 10 Mask) has yet to compare to my Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment. I will be keeping that extra $10 in my pocket!
Any other Silk Elements STANS?


nika October 24, 2011 at 4:45 am


Monique December 3, 2011 at 8:23 am

Sally’s is having a sale on MegaSilk

Julie March 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

The Fortetherapie line by Matrix Biolage is the one for natural hair, not the hydrating line. The fortetherapie line is amazing!

Dri March 22, 2014 at 3:25 am

Thanks so much, this reveiw was very helpful!