Silicon Mix by Rivas Laboratories is one of the Dominican Republic's
best-known and loved hair care brands. It receives excellent reviews and it
is relatively inexpensive. It is ideally suited for women who have dry,
frizzy, permed, processed, straightened, weak, and/or damaged hair.
Kally in Puerto Rico wrote:
My question is,
for a four-year-old girl could I use Silicon Mix without any
problem? Because I used it on her a few months ago and her hair came
out gorgeous but I stopped using it on her because I wasn't sure that it
was good at her age.
Gracias!” — Here's the response from Laboratorios
”We wish to inform you that our products are designed to be used
on every type of hair. The application of these products on a girl of
this age should be under adult supervision, thus avoiding contact with the
eyes that could cause a burning sensation.”
I am African American and the Silicon Mix I use on my hair is great /// I
also use on my face and body at night // It feels real smooth in the morning.
—Constance W., Fort Lauderdale, FL
The classic original Silicon Mix moisturizing line (based on silicon,
keratine, and ceramide) comes in the white containers with blue writing and
red and yellow highlights that are a fixture in every Dominican home and
beauty salon. Newer lines are based on bamboo extract and on pearl protein,
and a very new is based on argan oil.
Meanwhile everybody is talking about using Silicon Mix together with the
Brazilian Kanechom line [Google]
Let's take a detailed look at the ever-popular original Silicon Mix
(ratings stars are as of
August 11, 2016):
Mix Intensive Hair Treatment:
Hair treatment to restore the health,
shine and the softness of dry, damaged and weak hair.
Wash hair and towel dry. Apply with massages. Leave on from 2 to 3
minutes, depending on the condition of the hair. Rinse.
Lasts 18 months after opening.
Water, Mineral Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Citric Acid,
Cetrimonium Chloride, Dimethycone Copolyol, Cyclomethicone, Keratin,
Ceramide, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.
Also available in 36-ounce
economy sizes, as well as a handy 8-ounce
travel size. The intensive conditioner is best used with the shampoo and
leave-in designed to work it. Economical and convenient combination
sets are listed below.
Mix Intensive Leave-in Hair Shine and Conditioner
Liso Sedoso ("silky smooth").
Balanced formula rich in Silicones, Keratin, Ceramides and Silk Proteins to
condition and provide shine to damaged hair. Works in the internal and
external hair structure from roots to ends. Protections against the sun,
salted and bleached water and chemical processes.
Directions: Can be used on wet or dry hair. Apply uniformly.
Leave in and style. Lasts 18 months after opening.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol,
Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride,
Fragrance, Ceramide, Keratin, Silk Protein, Diazolidinyl Urea (and)
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid.
Mix Shine Hair Polisher. Repairs, smooths, and anti-frizz.
Smoothes, conditions, and adds shine to dry, damaged hair. Contains sunscreen.
Directions: Apply a small amount into palm of hands and spread
evenly to surface of hair. Can be applied to damp or dry hair.
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Phenyl Trimethicone,
Isopropyl Miristate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance.
Bambú Nutritive Hair Treatment contains bamboo extract, a natural product,
to regenerate and nourish the hair ahd Silicones to smooth and give shine.
Prevents hair breakage and split end. Vitamins A, E, “F”, H
(Biotin), H′, Pro-Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), H8 (Inositol) and Horse
Chestnut Extract improve the health and beauty of the hair, helping it grow
Aleida, Hola! I recently started using Silicon Mix
Bambu shampoo and silicon
nutritive treatment. I'm going to be adding the leave-in
soon. I'm in LOVE with this product forever:-) Since I found your
site my hair has done wonders it has never been this long; it is now past my
shoulders. Gracias!! —Lisa in Virginia.
Read another review here
and another one (with video) here.
Here is a list of Bambú line products. The treatment (conditioner) and
shampoo come in various sizes, and several combination sets are available.
Customer ratings (stars) as of August 11, 2016:
The Silicon Mix Proteina de Perla product line contains Silicones, Keratin
and Pearl Extract. It is specially designed for dry and weak hair.
Silicones give the hair back its shine and softness. Keratin restores the
moisture content of the hair from root to tip and prevents the hair getting
dull, dry and brittle. Contains Pearl Extract, a natural marine product to
fortify the hair, and Lustre Finish to repel humidity and avoid frizz, for
lustrous and healthy looking satin shiny hair. The following products are
available (customer ratings as of August 11, 2016):
The new Silicon Mix Moroccan Argan Oil line is specially formulated for
dry, damaged and brittle hair. Restores, moisturizes, smoothes and
repairs. Protects against breakage and gives shine to the hair. Provides
protection against sun, wind, salt water, chlorine and chemical processes.
Contains 100% pure Argan oil (rich in Omega 6, Omega 9 and vitamin
E), Macadamia Oil and Keratin. Due to the addition of silicones the hair
obtains its luster, softness, and "slip". Keratin restores the
moisture in the hair and prevents the hair from getting dull, dry and
brittle. Argan oil is a vegetable oil extracted from kernels of fruits of
the argan tree, Argania Spinosa. The oil has a unique composition that
makes it very suitable for cosmetic use. Various components of argan oil
are effective in the fight against dry and frizzy hair. These ingredients
also help to repair damaged hair and give it luster. Macadamia oil is
extracted from the nuts of the tropical macadamia tree (Macadamia
Integrifolia) and is revered worldwide for its incredible benefits to hair
and skin. Customer ratings as of March 21, 2017 (this is a new product line
so there are not many reviews yet):
Directions: Wash hair and apply with massages. Leave on from 3 to 5
minutes. For best results, cover hair with shower cap and wrapping cap with
a hot wet towel. Rinse.
Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearyl
Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Sorbitol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cyclomethicone and
Dimethiconol, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed
Oil, Hydrolized Keratin, Fragrance, Methylcloroisothiazolinone (and)
Methylisothiazolinone, Propyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Citric Acid,
FD&C Yellow No.5 (CI 19140).
Directions: Apply on damp or dry hair. DO NOT RINSE OUT.
Style as usual. Use before blower, hairdryer, or straightening irons to
protect the hair and activate the shine. Can be used daily to comb your hair.
Ingredients: Water, PPG 3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Cyclomethicone
(and) Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium
Chloride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Argania
Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Hydrolized Keratin, Silk Protein,
Chloromethylisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid,
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Yellow No.5 (CI 19140).
Silicon Mix - Kanechom Sets
Combining Dominican Silicon Mix and Brazilian
Kanechom conditioners is the latest Internet rage, just look in Google
to see what I mean. Legend has it that it was invented by a Dominican hair
stylist; it was supposed to be secret but a client discovered it, posted
video to Youtube, and the rest is history.
for a typical review (brief quote:
“The amount of slip I experienced while rinsing was unlike I've ever
experienced ... My hair hasn't felt as good in a long time. It seems more
resilient and better more deeply moisturized ... Honestly, I can't see how
anyone would try this combination and not fall in love ... This conditioner
combination is phenomenal. You get a lot of product for the price. I
promise that you will not be disappointed. Trust me.”)
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