Monday, March 7, 2011

Mixed Chicks vs. Mixed Silk by Silk Elements

Apparently there has been alot buzz going around about Mixed Chicks vs. Mixed Silk by Silk Elements. Some naturals are in a sort of up roar because they would rather give their money to a Black Owned business opposed to, other businesses, mainly Korean/Asian owned businesses.

gentle clarifying SHAMPOO (10oz / 300ml)Mixed Chicks gentle clarifying SHAMPOO 10oz  is $11.99 they also carry a 33oz size for $40.00 and that is not including shipping (now in the DMV area you really have to hunt for a salon or beauty supply that carries this line), and I believe the in store price is a little bit more than ordering online.
A product thumbnail of Silk Elements Mixed Silk Gentle Cleansing ShampooSilk Elements Mixed Silk Gentle Cleansing Shampoo 17.5 oz is $7.99 ($7.19 with Sally Club Card) which you can pick up easily at any Sally's Beauty Supply.

LEAVE-IN conditioner (10oz / 300ml)Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner 10oz is 16.99 they also carry a 33oz size for $50.00

A product thumbnail of Silk Elements Mixed Silk Leave-In ConditonerSilk Elements Mixed Silk Leave-In Conditioner 12oz. is $7.99 ($7.19 with Sally Club Card)

detangling DEEP conditioner (8 oz / 236ml)Mixed Chicks Detangling Deep Conditioner 8oz is $10.99 they also carry a 33oz for $45.00

A product thumbnail of Silk Elements Mixed Silk Nourishing Deep ConditionerSilk Elements Mixed Silk Nourishing Deep Conditioner 12oz is $7.99 ($7.19 with Sally Club Card)

Even with the VERY similar packaging and product color I can really see why this alarmed some people. Consumer side I would have to go with the Silk Elements because I am one of those people out here where EVERY PENNY COUNTS! I have nothing against Mixed Chick I have never used there product nor have I used the Silk Elements Mixed Silk products. The thing with these black owned companies is that the prices are pretty up there. I remember about a year maybe even 2 years ago when prices went up on some Black Owned natural hair companies people were PISSED! Then the Black Owned companies issued statements saying the price of the ingredients used to make their products when up, so in return their prices had to go up.

What is your take on this?


  1. I have tried all of the Silk Elements products and the only one that I considered good was the "Nourishing Deep Conditioner" the other products were watery and thin.

  2. I think they need to find a way to sell them cheaper. I figure if they sell them at reasonable prices...they would make more money because more people would buy it! AND a lot of these businesses need to have really good sales and coupon offers.

    I understand the whole "our ingredients are expensive" but something has GOT to give...especially in the current economy! Like those liter bottles have no business being $50! That's highway robbery! If they were $20 i would buy it in a heartbeat!

    $50?! i have a phone, light, water bill to pay!