Jonathan • Silky Dirt • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am torn about this product. I have a sample which I have been using & I'm glad I got the sample first. This product is exactly what I was after in terms of consistency and finish, BUT - I can't stand the smell (which I discuss further on).
I have very thick, wavy/curly frizzy hair which is much thicker and puffier towards the ends. So when I blowdry & leave my hair natural (ie curly), I like to use something to 'de-puff' and de-frizz the ends after blowdrying, but I don't really like those runny serums that are greasy and oily. So I really liked this product in that it wasn't really greasy. Also as I mentioned, I love the consistency - quite a thick creamy texture, much like toothpaste, but a little thicker. All I needed was a pea size amount, which I rubbed between my palms and then grabbed sections of hair and rubbed the product through the ends only. It smoothed and tamed the ends of my hair beautifully, and set things in place nicely. And it has a slight amount of shine, but not near the intensity of the serums. Now my ponytails look like ponytails and not puffy frizzballs!
Now for the scent - it's a cross between vanilla marshmallows and almond essence/marzipan. When I first put it on, the almond scent was really really strong. For a couple of hours, I really couldn't stand the fragrance - it was almost a plastic-rubbery vanilla scent. But after a couple of hours, that horrible part of the scent (and the almond scent) faded, leaving behind just the vanilla marshmallow scent. And this lingers until I wash my hair again. I honestly don't understand why anyone would scent a product with almond/marzipan, because people either like it, or hate it a lot (and I am the latter).
So overall, it's a great product for smoothing, de-frizzing and 'de-puffing', but only if you don't mind the strong lingering scent. If anyone has any suggestions for a product with the same consistency and finish but with a better fragrance - I would really appreciate it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am hairstyling-challenged, so have a fabulous cut that's pretty much wash & wear. I updated it a little by getting more bangs that I can use to give myself a face-framing, edgy look. However, I found I needed a little more frizz control lately, as well as some definition at my ends, especially my bangs. I had a tiny sample of this from last year that I've used very occasionally & tried it with my new bangs. Yay! This stuff is pretty much fool proof for me, a little goes a long way, and I love the smell. I wear lotions and fragrances that have a similar smell, so it doesn't clash. However, because a little goes a long way, I do smell it all day & I can see where someone else might not appreciate that.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Nothing else I've found works quite like this product. I was fortunate to receive a sample packet in a swap. I almost put it in my bag of extras to pass on, but got curious and thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did! This stuff is awesome! I've been a devoted Bumble & Bumble fan for years, but have started to look elsewhere. Silky dirt is a definite repurchase for me. As others have said, only use the tiniest bit. You can always add more product, if needed. But, a little does the job, which makes it easier to pay almost $30 for the tube. As for the scent, it's not a big deal. I probably wouldn't have even thought much about it if I hadn't read all the comments here. Thanks to the swapper who sent a sample to me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I don't mind the almond scent...I will admit it's strong though--I have people at work telling me my hair smells yummy...teeny teeny tiny bit is all you need---one pinhead too much and you'll be left with a sticky mess dirty mess...hmmmmm dirty mess...dirt...hmmmmm. anywho, I don't use this much anymore as I've fallen in love with WEN Lavender Styling Creme...still, I like what it did to my very-slightly wavy, do-nothing hair--gave it some body, some bounce and some hold too...
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
First off I have naturally curly hair that I straighten with a blowdryer. I have tried this product 2x to ensure it wasn't a "fluke" Overnight my hair poofed up so bad I had to flat iron it. This stuff is definately not for curly girls who straighten their locks.
I love Redken glass instead for same result & I only need a few drops of that.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. I will admit the scent takes a bit of getting used to, I can't even detect it anymore. I have fine wavy-on-top, curly underneath hair. But I have a lot of it. So I use this stuff to smoothe my hair, give a light hold, and add a bit of grip. Girls who have been looking for a product to do all this know exactly what I am talking about. I can wash my hair, put some Silky Dirt in, and be done for the day. I have never found anything else like it, and a little bit goes a long way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I could have wrote Meritorious review word from word. I too received this as a free sample from Sephora and it sat in my medicine cabinet for a little bit. I washed my hair one day and I decided to give it a whirl. It didn't seem that bad, but then...................... I proceeded to breathe. The SMELL is horrifying. I was so sick to my stomach after about 15-20 minutes of the overpowering smell that I needed to wash my hair yet again. It was awful.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got a free sample of this product a long time ago from Sephora, but for some reason I put it in the drawer and never tried it. Recently, in a fit of sheer hair frustration, I pulled it out and tried it. Wow! This stuff is great! I am currently wearing my hair in a chin-length bob with slight tapering on the ends and a long side bang. My hair is straight but has some sort of weird wave to it that normally makes the left side flip up, driving me CRAZY! When I put a very minute dab of this product on my hands, rubbed my palms together and then touched them to my hair from about mid-length to the ends, sheer perfection! Every hair laid down straight, was shiny, bouncy, and looked healthy. I have also found that following up with a straightening iron for a few moments only enhances the benefits. I'm not really crazy about the smell, but I can live with it. Will definitely repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I can tolerate almost anything for the results I'm looking for. Not this. The overwhelming almond cookie scent of this overpowered my analytical ability regarding its performance. It could be the greatest product ever but I just won't walk around smelling strongly of baked goods.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Please someone tell me the purpose of this product. It was like putting sticky cement in my hair-- what a mess! did absolutely nothing except make my hair a frizzy ugly sticky mess...x10.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Yes it is a bit better than Dirt but not much. Again, too expensive for what you get. It didn't weigh down my fine hair as much as the original Dirt did but it didn't really do anything fabulous for it either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this product. I doesn't weigh down my fine, oily hair. I really like the scent. I think it smells like chocolate and marschino cherries, which yes, many might find unpleasant. Overall its a bit expensive, but a little goes a long way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this from Sephora and was worried that this would leave my hair looking dirty or greasy. Still I was determined to at least try it, so I would style my hair, (blow out, flat iron) and then smooth a tiny amount of this onto my tips. It did help with frizziness but I wasn't overly impressed as I do use Frederik Fekkai's glossing cream and get a similar effect. However, one morning I decided to use it as a styling creme on my damp hair and the difference was incredible! I use this on my roots and mid shaft and blow dry as usual than flat iron and the end result is sleek and styled! It gives hair great shape and control without looking greasy or over styled. I love it and will definitely repurchase when I run out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this from Sephora and for a long time didn't do anything with it. One day after I showered I knew I was going to have to shower again that night so I decided to give it a shot. I used a pretty good amount of the sample, not the whole thing but maybe like at third of the tube.
I never expected what it did. I came back into the bathroom and my hair was curly!! I loved it.
the only problem was because of the humidity it started becoming a bit frizzy so I decided to purchase the product at Sephora that night but also bought the weightless smooth after testing it out against Phyto's antifizz creame.
Now I can have straight or curly hair!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This stuff is pretty cool. It smells like chocolate, which is kind of tacky. It doesn't make my hair that shiny though. It gives a little bit of hold, which I need sometimes. The best part about this stuff is that its VEGAN! No animal testing! :) That alone will make me buy a product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my new favorite product. I received a sample of it but didn't know what to do with it. I was worried it would make my hair look dirty and greasy but it didn't. I use a tiny amount and it transforms my hair from being puffy and frizzy to smooth and styled. When my sample runs out I will definitely purcahse the full sized product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I love this stuff. This is my favorite styling product and one of the very few that works well for my super fine hair. I've tried a lot of styling products over the years that do not work for me, but this one is the best. I've been told I have a lot of hair (I seriously question that) that is super fine. I think I have an average amount of hair that is super fine. I have to wash my hair every day because it just doesn't look good if I don't. Most things weigh my hair down. But stuff works great to separate and lift my hair some. As other reviewers point out, you only need a tiny, tiny amount. Too much and it will weigh my hair down. But just a little works really well. I first tried some samples from Sephora. I wasn't expecting much. A sample lasted forever because it took such a little amount of product to make a difference with my hair. I went through another sample before I knew I had to invest in a full-sized tube. It's a BIG tube, so it'll last me for a LONG time. I highly recommend this to women with fine hair. It's the best styling product I've found.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Although I find the scent a bit cloying, Silky Dirt is a great and easy styling aid. A tiny bit goes a long way, so though the tube is rather small, it should last for ages. I have wavy, shoulder-length hair of medium thickness, and a dab of this eliminates frizz and makes my hair soft and shiny. Though I'm sure I won't run out any time soon, I'll repurchase when I do.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Great, light styling product. It goes on super-smooth, smells great, and holds a natural style all day. I put Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil on my damp hair, then apply this after blow-drying. No hair spray needed (thank goodness). I've gotten 2 samples from Sephora and am about to purchase a "real" bottle of the stuff. I love it.
Update: Just bought my first full bottle. I still love the stuff, but the bottle felt enormous after using the samples for so long, and I ended up using too much my first few times. My hair ended up looking just a little too greasy and the smell was way too strong. You do not need very much of this product to make it work!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have thick asian hair. Not coarse, just lots and lots of hair. This gives me control over the flyaways and leaves me with smooth hair with just a little bit of texture. I got a couple samples packets with my Sephora order and I just splurged on a full tube. I use it VERY sparingly and only from mid section down to the ends since too much can leave me with a greaseball feeling. One lippie off because the smell, although nice, is WAY too overpowering. Tone it down a bit Jonathan!