My Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment Disaster

Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment
I love a deep conditioner. I love to slather my damp (not wet) hair in rich, creamy conditioners, and then put on a shower cap, and relax with a cup of tea (or glass of wine) and read a book or tie my leopard print scarf around my shower cap and run errands.

So when I was in Sally’s Beauty Supply with a 5 dollar gift card (also armed with my member discount card, whoot, whoot!), I was ecstatic to see the SE Mega Cholesterol was on SALE! Fun!

And then I read the ingredients. Water and mineral oil were the first two ingredient.

*sigh*

Water is great. The mineral oil, no bueno. Now before you go jumpin’ on my back and what not, allow me to explain. It’s not that I don’t like mineral oil. I have nothing against it. It seals very well.

For me, perhaps it seals in moisture too well. You see, whenever I use anything that has mineral oil it: lotions, makeup, hair products, I break out it that area (in the case of skin) or I get very itchy (in the case of scalp). The mineral oil clogs me up or my body just doesn’t like it. Been that way for years.

And yet I bought it anyway.


WHAT?!?!?!

Yes, I bought it anyway, figuring that if I didn’t twist my hair, and just put it on the hair shaft and ends, no scalp involved, I could manage. So that’s what I did. And I loved it.

I didn’t mean to! but my hair was so soft, and it detangled so well, and my twist out was fab, and, and-

Then Day 3 happened. And in my household, Day 3 will go down in Infamy.

I awakened that morning, and I just knew something was off. I just knew. I walked into the bathroom to take my shower, still groggy, started the shower, took off my scarf, and Boom. Flakes. BIG FLAKES. Tiny bumps around my hair line.

I freaked out, hopped in the shower, and used my Hubby’s clarifying anti danruff shampoo, all the while using the pads of my fingers on my scalp in a circular motion.

NO SCRATCHING. Got out of the shower, sectioned my hair, and rubbed scalp AND hair with my go-to oil mix: jojoba/olive/avocado.

Sealed the ends with my Shea Butter whip, and allowed my hair to breathe in sections. It took a few days for the itching to go away, and my next wash day had to be a bit sooner than normal, but now, 3 weeks later, Claudette (my hair) and I are recovering nicely.

I know what some of you may be thinking. “But Ash,” you say. “How do you know it was the DC?”

Well beauties, my regimen is super simple. It is pretty consistent; the only change I have had in months was the DC. And I KNOW that Mineral oil and I do not get along. The timetable was also about right. It takes about 2-3 days for me to react to mineral oil, and I did.

Sooooo, I would say that if you have an allergy to mineral oil, if you don’t like using mineral oil at all, or if you don’t like the idea of mineral oils being so prominent (#2) in the ingredients, skip this. If you don’t mind mineral oil and want a good, Creamy, Rich DC, I would definitely say give this a try. It’s great for the price.

Now, as for me, I am back to using my cheapie, 1-2 dollar bottle of regular conditioner with my jojoba/olive/avocado oil mixed into it as a DC.

I also need to give this SE Mega Cholesterol Conditioner away to one of my friends. However, seeing how I called and freaked out to all of my friends, and that they too know all about the infamous Day 3, that may be easier said than done. Am I going to have to pitch this in the trash? *sigh*

Have you ever been excited to try a new product, only to be majorly (and in hindsight, hilariously) disappointed?

About Ashes


I am a 28 year old wife, daughter and friend. I have been natural for almost 10 years, heat free for 6 months. I have recently started my own blog and would like to write for other blogs and sites as well. I love everything about hair and makeup and fashion, as I believe that those are powerful ways to express oneself. I very strongly believe that people should be themselves, no pretenses. I love to talk to different people and hear different viewpoints, because there IS room for everyone.

About Ashes


I am a 28 year old wife, daughter and friend. I have been natural for almost 10 years, heat free for 6 months. I have recently started my own blog and would like to write for other blogs and sites as well. I love everything about hair and makeup and fashion, as I believe that those are powerful ways to express oneself. I very strongly believe that people should be themselves, no pretenses. I love to talk to different people and hear different viewpoints, because there IS room for everyone.

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Comments

  1. Franchesca Batista

    For you is a disaster but in other hairs working very well. Bring it to store and they give you an exchange or money back with your proof of bought

    1. Terri Moore

      Couldnt agree more … Just because it doesnt work for you doesnt mean it wont work for me

  2. Caramel Kimmie

    I read your story sounds like you left the product in your head to long “SILK ELEMENTS” has good products

  3. Ashley Lawton

    I personally try to use organic products due to skin sensitive and mineral oil… I do not dig

  4. Alvin Lindsey

    I’ve had great results but I juice, make healthy smoothies, & take Black Curant & Biotin. My juices are carrots, apples & celery, spinach or kale. Don’t expect a conditioner to do everything. Work from internal measures also.

  5. Liz Marie Maysonet Sostre

    I had heard of the miracles of shea butter for hair so when I purchased shea moisture products I was excited. Then promptly disappointed since it dried out my hair so badly. It felt and looked like it had heat damage. I was so distraught it took my hair a week to recover. So now I only use shea on my skin.

    1. Bolaji Borah.

      If what you used dried your hair like you said, I will boldly tell you that is isn’t shea butter that dried your hair in the first place. get original natural shea butter and testify to its wonders on your hair and skin.

  6. Kaylah Marie Edwards

    Yeeeeeeeesss!!!! Silk elements does wonders.for my hair Ive used them.since I was little…not to mention all their products smell heavenly

  7. Michelle Clark

    I’ve tried silk elements and found it wasn’t for me but it works fine for other people in my family

  8. Сандра Ді

    I’m not a big fan of Silk Elements. I had a disappointing experience with Reshma Femme Henna, didn’t give me highlights at all and took days to wash out lol.

  9. Shevel Thomas

    I want to try it so bad but none of the beauty stores have it & maybe sally does but its kinda far

  10. Melanie Bowen

    The cheap products work better for me than the expensive, organic products. I’ve wasted so much money when all i need is Dove Repair Shampoo & Conditioner.

  11. Realladylike

    I love this condish…. It leaves my hair so silky and easy to detangle

  12. Mia Nixon

    This product is great use with some heat It’s even better. I let it sit for 30 mins been using this product for about 6 years

  13. Tara Whiting

    Not every product is going to have the same effect on each person. You just have to figure out what works for you

  14. Shelonda Sealey

    I can’t use SE products. These products pull my hair out. I know another young lady who has very nice and thick hair and it pulls her hair out as well.

  15. Nicole Golding

    Silk elements deep nourishing conditioners is the truth. But not everything works for everybody.

  16. Jas Nikkinac Nicole

    It’s not a good look to make someone else’s product look bad. It’s bad for business and makes your character and motive look bad. Just saying. And silk elements is a good product it’s just not for every hair type FYI.

  17. LaToya McDaniel

    If everyone read the story she said “that she had a reaction to the mineral oil in it,” “that she thought it was a great product and recommended it to anyone who doesn’t have a problem with MINERAL OIL.” So don’t jump down her throat for saying the product didn’t work for her, she even said “she wanted to give it to a friend” not an enemy lol. Please read post fully before just making a comment.

  18. Leslie Luvnlife Dodd

    So why would you buy a product that had an ingredient in it that you know you are allergic to and still use it? And than get on here and bad mouth the product. Makes no sense to me, duh

  19. Natasha Thomas

    If you’re allergic to peanuts would you still eat the peanuts? You know you break out from mineral oil, so why put a product that contains mineral oil in your hair?

  20. Phoenix McGee

    Not really. I stick to brands I know because nine times out of ten I’m disappointed at first and eventually none of it stands up to my usual. I get wanting to try something you know is a good product but it was a bit silly.

    1. Bolaji Borah

      I love my hair’s natural silkiness and the effect of ‘Global Choice Cholesterol Positive Conditional’. But I have not been able to find it ever since I exhausted it. can anyone please help me on how to get it. thanks.

  21. Nicole N. Brown

    I actually like silk elements, my hair always washes straight & comes out so smooth when I use them…awesome line of products…

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