It works exactly the same, but possibly better. The consistency of this product is like eggs, it’s a bit slimey and honestly that’s my only complaint. And it’s not a real complaint because I think the egginess helps me to spread it better than if it was creamy and would just plop and clump in hunks on my hair….ya know? I say it’s possibly better than Mixed Chicks because, despite the slime factor (which Mixed Chicks has too by the way) there’s a moisturizing feeling to the product as well. I don’t know how different the two formulas are though.
I use Mixed Silk after I moisturize my hair with a separate product. I apply it in sections to wet hair for wash n gos only. If I’m not wearing my hair out and curly, I do not use this. It gives hold without being mega crunchy, and I don’t end up all frizzed out by the end of the day.
I used this on towel dried, shampooed hair. I covered it and used heat for about 20 minutes, then went about my business for the rest of the day. I’d say it was on my hair for a total of 5 or 6 hours. When I rinsed, my hair felt very soft, but also hearty (if that makes sense) if it also had slip I may have passed out in joy. It wasn’t a big pain to detangle though. I bought a huge tub of this so now that I chopped, even though I plan on DCing ever week, this will last longer than usual. Yay!