Jonathan • Silky Dirt • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am constantly looking for something to use on my curly/wavy hair to control frizz. I tried this first on wet hair--did nothing better than most of the other gels & creme stylers I've tried. Then I tried it on dry hair and it made me feel like it was getting all over my face and potentianlly breaking me out. Made me feel really greasy and...DIRTy! Especially for $28, I will not be repurchasing. Back to B&BW it goes!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I applied this to damp hair, being careful not to put any near the roots, and then I blow dried my hair. I used LESS than a pea-sized amount (emulsifying it in my hands first) and yet this stuff still weighted down my hair and made it look greasy and dull. It doesn't help that I have thin, fine, oily hair. I think this stuff was made for thick, dry hair. The scent didn't bother me much, although it is rather strong. But if you use the correct amount (pea-size or less) it really shouldn't be an issue. Oh, and the price: Rather expensive at about $28, but you get a lot for your money since you're supposed to use so little each application. Still I think there are cheaper, better options.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I usually don't like products like this; I find them to be too sticky or thick and they my hair feel all icky. However, Silky Dirt is tolerable and makes my hair look fabulous. Great product. Respectfully submitted, colormepink
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Using only a pea-sized amount of this stuff goes a long, long way. I have shoulder length hair that is color-treated and the ends are pretty dry from my flat-iron addiction. Silky Dirt helps texturize the hair and tame flyaways, but it is not a gloss. It is good product to get the piecey look, though, but it doesn't hold well and I used a holding spray afterwards and was happy with my hair style. I have used Dirt in the past and have found it a little too waxy for my taste, and like this silky version in a tube better. I haven't had any trouble with the smell-I like the Cherry/Almond/Vanilla-ish fragrance and it fades after a couple of hours, anyway. I agree with other reviewers that it is expensive, but it lasts a long time so I feel it is worth it. My only real issue with Silky Dirt is that if I use it consistently, my hair needs more frequent washing as it gets oily and flatter faster than with other styling products (and I've tried MANY).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Now I know why it's called Dirt: makes your hair dirty. I got a sample of this from Sephora, read the reviews here for tips on how to use it, but no matter what I do and how little I use, it just makes my hair sticky and greasy. Yuck. I would never buy this. Nice cherry vanilla scent though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this product to see if I would like it. I have thin hair but a lot of it.
I used very little of the product on dry hair, right after a shower. While the smell is a little much, I did like it. It made my hair stay in place. The product does what it says, it will make your hair feel like it was washed the day before.
People who said it made their hair greasy used too much of this stuff. You have to use very very little. My hair is short, goes to the middle of my neck and I used the size of half a pea.
All in all I do like the product. I wish the smell wasn't so strong. The smell does go away considerably after a few hours. I would buy it again, but in small quantities. I'll probably be looking for a sample package again. A little goes a loooooong way.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this from Sephora. I put the teensiest bit on my ends and I like the texturizing; however the smell is just too strong for me. It's not a horrible smell, it's just so overpowering; don't even bother applying perfume if you are going to use this. Will not repurchase for this reason.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I received a generous sample of this. I applied half a pea sized amount of product on the ends of my hair and it separates and defines the layers I have. My hair is left smelling like cherry almond, similar to those KMS shampoos, with a more vanilla twist. A little goes a long way and I have a feeling it'll be a long while before I get to the bottom of my sample packet. Needless to say, I won't be re-purchasing. The price tag is what kills it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product is not for me, all it did was make my fine hair very greasy. I tried it on both wet and dry hair..it did not work out for me!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Love, love, love this stuff. I received a sample from Sephora. My hair has been a mess lately because I need a trim--it's about bra-length and the layers are grown out. Needless to say, it hasn't been holding a curl at all. That is, until I put some Silky Dirt in it right after curling. I wait until the curls cool, then use a teeny dab of the Silky Dirt, just separating them a bit and scrunching at the same time. My curls stayed defined all day. I've been keeping the sample in a little baggie but plan on purchasing a full-size bottle as soon as it runs out! Oh, and it smells delicious too! I love having something so sweet-smelling in my hair all day :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ditto the cherry cough syrup smell. Nauseating IMO. Tried it everywichway, wet, dry, blowdry, scrunch, still couldn't really say it's anything special. I liked Davines' products much better. Back this goes.
EDIT 11/21/07 - Lo and Behold my brother-in-law the ex-Marine has been using this stuff to smooth down the fly-aways (& you betcha I won't let him live it down either!). Beware! there may be ManTypes out there on MUA!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
when i first saw this product, i really didn't understand what the point of it was. i knew that dirt was for making shorter hair or layers look more defined but this product is much thinner. i first tried it on dry hair but it made my hair seem kinda clumpy. however, one of my beauty specialists is obsessed with this product so she made me a sample of it.
well i tried it on wet hair...and that made all the difference. i used it on damp hair before i blew it dry and it smoothed my hair, made it softer, eliminated frizz, and made it much shiner. and this product smells like a cupcake (one of my favorite scents!). this product is great when used on wet hair to smooth and tame frizziness. i love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I have used the regular Dirt since it came out but was curious to try this b/c I have medium-long hair and long layers. I didn't care for Silky Dirt. I have tried it 3x on dry, styled hair to piece out my layers, and it makes my hair look greasy no matter how little I use. I think maybe I'll give it one more try on damp hair b/f I blow dry to see if that makes a difference. Love the vanilla cupcake smell though. Actually, the best product I have found that gives lift and definition to long layered hair is John Frieda Tousled Tresses, which adds no weight and doesn't make my hair a greasy mess. ETA: I tried this on wet hair this AM b/f blowdrying and it works much better on wet hair. Didn't make it limp or greasy. I added back a lippie but not sure I would repurchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
all the reviews are right! this stuff is AWESOME! smells yummy (assuming you love vanilla frosting the way i do!). just remember: a little goes a long way and a lot can make your hair look weighed down and/or oily. a bit pricy, but highly recommended!
**UPDATE** i've found since converting to B&B's curl conscious curl creme i don't really have much need for more styling products. this is still great if i'm going out or want a bit of extra definition.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
This stuff isn't bad at all.
I received a sample packet, and have been using it to give my long, hot-rolled-into-semi-straightness, naturally very curly, layered hair a bit of pieciness.
The only issue I have with it is that, although the scent reminds me GREATLY of Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Vanille Abricot, it is *way* too strong.
I prefer my hair products to have little or no scent(usually my HG everyday hair stuff is Biolage). This is a little overwhelming. I had put on a dime sized amount in the morning, and kept thinking "WHAT is that smell?!". It was so familiar - then I realised it was the Silky Dirt. And was familiar because it smells just like my CSP Vanille Abricot.
I would definitely buy this if it came unscented, but I can't handle this strong-smelling of a hair product for every day. Not a bad smell - just too strong.
Great product, though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I can't believe the person who said they think this smells RANCID. I think it smells divine! In fact, more than one person has noticed it and complimented me on how I smell! Aside from that, it is a great product. I have long, color treated hair that can be very dry and frizzy. Silky dirt works wonders on it-tames the frizz, and gives it a nice sheen. I would highly recommend it as a styling product-even if you don't have frizzy hair. Just take my advice and DON'T USE TOO MUCH. Even if you have a lot of hair, a little really does go a long way and too much makes my hair a little greasy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I adore this stuff! It gives great definition to my naturally curly hair. A dime size amount is enough for all of my hair (appx 2 inches above my waist). I blowdry until my hair is almost dry, then I work it through in a scrunching motion, then dry another minute or two with the dryer. It really defines each curl, and makes them last all day. I've never found a product that does such a great job with curls. I think the key is not using too much. If you use too much you're going to be unhappy with the results... appearing greasy & weighed down. The original Dirt was a bit too heavy for me, but Silky Dirt is HG material. It is expensive, but will last a long time so I feel it's worth it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I love this... it's now an essential for me. I was using DIRT on my long, straight hair for definition, but found it too stiff. Basically if I used it I was making an agreement not to run my hands through my hair all day (nope, won't happen).
SILKY DIRT does the same thing but lets my hair move a bit more -- so I get the definition without that super hard stiffness. Good stuff.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really like this stuff! I rub a little in my damp hair before I blowdry and it gives it some hold so it's not so slippery and holds its shape better, because I blowdry the roots to get volume in the back. If I don't put this stuff (or regular Dirt) in my hair before I blowdry, it's an ugly, awful mess. It still is a little too sticky though, so not HG, but pretty close. I'm still searching for that perfect piecey product that won't be so greasy, but I don't know if it exists! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I think its funny that the thing people most agree on with this product is that they dislike its creator. Just today as I was using it, I said to myself, "I hate that guy, but this stuff is alright...." The smell is a little strong, and I think given the thickness of the product, a jar would be better, I felt like I was squeezing the tube with all my might just to get a pea-sized amount out. Still, for defining curls and doing the piecey touseled thing, this does the job well. It doesn't have much holding power though, so once you get that piecey touseled thing going on just the way you like, set with a touch of hairspray.