I tried hawaiian silky's no base mild relaxer the other day and I am so impressed.
I self relax and I'm slow at it, it takes me 25 to 28 minutes to do the whole process so I wanted something that wasn't gonna process too quickly and give me bone straight hair. I was using dark and lovely before and that was mild enough to not over process my hair but my hair still didn't feel healthy. It was shedding and was weak and frizzy, the 2 times I was lucky enough to do it in 20 minutes it ended up being under processed instead so I decided to try Hawaiian silky.
So I based my scalp and seperated my hair in 4 sections as usual, and applied the relaxer with a brush. The label said application time should be 8 minutes, well at 8 minutes I had only applied to 2 1/2 sections of my hair, that's how slow I am,
it took me a total of 11 minutes to finish the application. So now I go back to the first section of my hair to smooth it out. At this point with most relaxers you can already feel the hair softening, well not this one, my hair felt just as nappy as it did before so I applied more relaxer to my nape and smoothed it out, as I moved up to the crown though I felt that that area was already breaking down. Same thing with the 2nd and 3rd section. By the time I got to the 4th section it had softened up pretty good and I basically just smoothed it. By the time I was done it had been 25minutes which was the max time for coarse hair (my hair is 4b and resistant to relaxers).
At this point I could tell that my hair was straight but unlike other relaxers my hair wasn't sticking to my head. I was a little worried but it seems straight enough so I washed it out. Even as I washed it I could tell the difference. I didn't get that "hair so sleek it sticks to your head" feeling. But it felt soft and managable.
I airdried my hair and then flat ironed, what a difference. My hair looked straight but was fuller then usual. It didn't have the fresh relaxer look that I was used to but rather that 2-3 week post relaxer look where the hair is still straight but has more body from the newgrowths pushing through. That's usually when I love my hair the most.
I'm loving this relaxer so much that I can't wait for my hair to grow another 6-8 inches so I can cut out the dark and lovely out of my hair.
If my hair was the length I want it to be I would be trimming with each retouch till I was 100% Hawaiian silky.
I also tried this on my daughter after deciding I wasn't gonna relax her hair anymore but I've not liked the way it has been looking lately with the different textures. Her hair is a 3c but dry and frizzy. I was worried that this would make her hair too straight, it was her last chance for relaxing before I gave it up totally. To my suprise her hair came out mainly texlaxed and very thick, she still had a curl pattern when it air dried. I cut off two inches of her hair and I'll be cutting hers as it grows also till she's 100% Hawaiian silky. I'm so happy, I see thick long, healthy hair in both of our futures
Now you know I had to go try their other products after these results, I'll give some quicky reviews.
Shampoo with cammomile: good basic shampoo, cleanse well.
Detangling Conditioner: Love it!! Really does contract the cuticles, leaves
hair smooth, silky, no frizz, does not weigh hair down
Vitamin Leave In: Love it. Hair feels strong after using this, does not
weigh hair down.
Thickening lotion: I'm iffy about this one, seemed like it dried my ends a
little bit when I used it. It's more like a serum than a lotion. I'll have to try it again before I decide
14 in 1 Miracle Worker: you guys are familiar with this one, moisturizes
well, not greasy, leaves hair soft. I've only tried it on dry hair so far
Moisture Sheen Spray: Leaves my hair feeling a bit coated, there's a
different one with jojoba oil in it, that one may be better
All Looks Cream: This looks like a cross between a gel and a grease. It's
too heavy to use on my hair on a regular bases but it does soften it
up nicely. It'll probably work really well when I rollerset. I use it on my daughter's hair, keeps it moisturized well.
I can't find their rinse out conditioners anywhere except online, I can't wait to try them though.