Biosilk Silk Therapy Review
Rated: 9 out of 10
Biosilk is a hair care product line created by Farouk Systems. Biosilk products include flat irons, hair dryers, shampoos, conditioners, pomades, sprays and creams meant to help you achieve a smooth “silky” look.
Farouk Systems is headed by Palestinian-American Businessman Farouk Shami, who is notable for his 2009 bid for the Texas gubernatorial seat. Shami attended cosmetology school in Arkansas and now operates out of his Houston, TX headquarters, where his company manufactures Biosilk and several other hair care lines including Sunglitz and CHI.
Biosilk Silk Therapy Treatment
Biosilk Silk Therapy contains the following ingredients:
- Amino acids meant to aid in the reconstruction of damaged cuticle and reinforcement of the hair’s strength.
- Cyclomethicone and dimethicone: these silicone-like substances coat each hair follicle.
- Panthenol, which attracts moisture from the air and binds it to follicle. It doesn’t quite “nourish” the hair but it does coat it.
- Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, aka the “silk” in Biosilk. There isn’t much information available about this ingredient but is appears to form a film on the hair which aids in filling in cracks to make the hair feel smoother.
- Octyl methoxycinnamate, a form of sunscreen.
- C12-15 alkyl benzoate, supposed to condition hair and skin.
- Phenoxyethanol, methylparaben and propylparaben, all preservatives which maintain the integrity of the product and keep it free from mold, etc. There’s been some worry about the ability of these products to cause cancer, but the small amounts found in Biosilk should be no problem. If you’re very worried about it, however, Biosilk is probably not going to be your ideal product line.
- SD alcohol 40B, an ethanol-like quick drying alcohol solvent used in many perfumes.
Does Biosilk Work?
There are many people out these who swear by the products of Farouk Systems and are very satisfied with the moisturizing effects of Biosilk. Some ingredients in the mix are, however, a bit worrisome. It’s hard to explain the use of alcohol in a product meant to moisturize and restore hair-health, considering alcohol typically has the exact opposite affect on hair. The bottom line is that these products may be of help to those who suffer from troublesome hair, depending on who you talk to.
Biosilk products can be purchased in a wide variety of places, including drug stores such as Walgreen’s and CVS, as well as at various discount retailers and on many websites on the internet. It seems that different outlets carry different products from the line without much consistency, and the price range is also pretty wide depending on what product you purchase and where you purchase it from. A 34 oz. bottle of Biosilk therapy conditioner can be purchased on Amazon.com for $58.00 plus shipping and handling.
A better choice may be H2 Ion, which is currently offering a free trial; for just the $4.95 shipping and handling cost, you can receive the product to evaluate for free for two weeks. Learn more about H2Ion’s FREE TRIAL.