With fine, oily, long, and heat damaged hair, very few products work up to my needs. I want shiny, manageable, soft, and sleek hair. I'm extremely happy to say that CHI silk infusion lives up to that expectation.
The Scent: The fragrance smells like men's cologne. More specifically, it smells like the ever-recognizable Hollister Co. store smell. Now if you don't like that scent, the good news is that it goes away once the product dries through your hair. But for those of us who love it, the minute or two that it lasts just makes styling your hair all the more enjoyable.
The Ingredients: There is no alcohol whatsoever in this product, which I find to be a fantastic aspect of the silk infusion. Most products on the market today have at least some alcohol in them, and all that will do is dry out your hair. Who wants that? The only concern I have is the fact that there is added yellow dye, and I'm not sure why. I think unnecessary ingredients should be left out.
How To Apply My Way: On clean, wet (but not soaking) untangled hair, apply a pea size amount or smaller. The amount you use varies with everyone. Rub it between your hands, and apply throughout your hair, starting at the ends. If it seems like you didn't apply enough, you actually probably did. Use a wide toothed comb to comb it through once again, and style normally. (blowdry or airdry, straighten or curl, etc) If you want, apply a VERY small amount to the ends after styling.
My Results: I always end up with sleek, smooth, shiny hair that isn't greasy or weighed down looking at all. It conceals most of the breakage through the last 5 inches or so of my hair brought on by bad dye jobs and improper heat styling.
Would I recommend this product? yes!! :)