If you’ve been wearing synthetic hair for awhile, you know the feeling when your hair has reached the end of her rope. The good news is it’s easy to revive synthetic hair, and you must do so if you recognize these signs:
She gets really dry.
You can’t remember the last time you had a good hair day, because all your dry synthetic hair does lately is hang awkwardly and look wiggy.
More often than not, it’s not time to replace her, but rather, it’s time to revive synthetic hair.
I’ve had Silicon Mix Bambu Treatment in my possession for awhile because I heard it was amazing for human hair. Since I’m only experimenting with human hair at this point, I haven’t had the opportunity to try this stuff yet (excuse the red/white packing tape in the pic below, I couldn’t get all of it off).
Revive Synthetic Hair with This Super-Cheap Product
I was playing with an older topper a few weeks ago and was thinking how horribly CRUNCHY it was (like, I could squeeze it and I could hair the hair strands grinding together, it was THAT dry), and I remembered the Silicon Mix Bambu Treatment and thought… why the heck not? So I gave it a whirl.
I washed my dry synthetic hair with any old shampoo, did my apple cider vinegar soak (curious what this is? Check out my guide to making synthetics last, as I go over this in detail!), then squeezed out the excess water. I took a golfball-sized scoop of this stuff and applied it from about halfway down the hair shaft to the ends (always avoid the roots/knots with conditioner…you don’t want the knots to loosen).
Then let her sit for 10 minutes.
After she marinated for a bit, I rinsed her out, sprayed in my usual leave-in conditioner, toweled her off, and hung her upside down to dry overnight. Then crossed my fingers my dry synthetic hair would be dry no more.
It must’ve worked.
I cannot begin to describe how silky-soft she was in the morning! This synthetic topper, that was disgustingly dry, clumpy and just YUCKY felt almost brand-new.
Could it be that easy to revive synthetic hair?
Please say “yes”!
I promptly repeated the routine with my new-ish Top Secret (gotta keep her swingy), and again my jaw dropped.
This stuff restored her to out-of-the-box new, and she had a swing to her that was reminiscent of human hair. Any bit of dryness she might have had was completely gone.
Of course, she’s not old, so you wouldn’t expect her to need any major TLC. I do find, however, that Jon Renau synthetic fiber is a little different than Noriko fiber and seems to dry out more easily.
The Silicon Mix Bambu Treatment fixed her up in a snap.
I immediately left a post in the Community, aptly titled “Tub O’ Miracles”…because that’s what this is. A miracle product. The fabulous Em (who I’ve met several times!) got some and reported back:
“Oh my goodness you guys! Go buy the tub of miracles!! This stuff is a game changer for sure. I used it on my Milan I got back in November. Silky smooth just like new.”
This stuff is dirt-cheap (you could probably pay for it with spare coins from in between your couch cushions), it comes in a huge container, and for being super-moisturizing it’s extremely lightweight. There is no build-up whatsoever.
It does have a floral-y, powder-y scent, but I happen to quite like it. It fades after a day or two, but I know some people are sensitive to smell, so I wanted to mention that.
I don’t often blog about single products, but I wanted to bring this one to your attention because this must be in your arsenal to revive synthetic hair.
Actually, the best part is that it can be used on BOTH synthetic hair and human hair.
So, ladies, if your synthetic hair has been acting up lately: feeling dry and clumpy and not looking her best, don’t toss her just yet. Revive that synthetic hair!
Breathe some new life into your gal with Silicon Mix Bambu!
One thing I want to note: this product may very well help HD synthetic fibers, but really the ONLY thing that helps this special type of fiber is heat. I get a lot of questions over email on how to revive HD fiber, so repeat after me: HEAT IS MY FRIEND. A flat-iron is a great way to refresh this type of synthetic hair!
Who here has tried this product? Do you have any miracle products you want to share with the group to revive synthetic hair?
Be sure to check out a heat-tool that’s awesome for reviving human hair – the Silicon Mix Bambu combined with this packs a one-two punch: Video: My #1 Trick to Soften, Declump and Defrizz Synthetic Hair.