Well, I just got my 15 week post hair relaxed yesterday with Silk Elements MILD relaxer w/Shea Butter. I normally use Design Essentials Mild w/Shea butter since this relaxer hasn't steered me wrong yet! I usually don't like to "relaxer-hop", but my stylist didn't have the design essentials in stock, and I didn't want to go another day (let alone another week!) looking the way I was looking. Plus, my hair was starting to tangle and break something fierce!! So anyway, the lady at Sally's said that the silk elements relaxer flies off of their shelves. They can't keep it in stock long! So, I decided to take a chance. My thoughts: One thing I liked about the Silk Elements Mild relaxer is that it didn't really burn/sting, and I had scratched my scalp something awful a few days before my touchup. My stylist works pretty fast, so she was able to put the relaxer in my hair and smooth it within about 15 minutes. I told her it was "stinging" or "burning" so that she wouldn't leave the relaxer in my hair for long. LOL* Turns out, maybe that wasn't the best idea. :-/ It could have stayed in my hair at LEAST 20 minutes. I don't know why I had her rinse it out so early. I guess I was just nervous using a new relaxer and all. Anyway, my hair turned out looking pretty nice! I told my stylist to put the relaxer on my edges LAST (since my hair is fine-textured, and my edges are VERY fine), and after my rollerset, I still could see my baby-hair along the edges! YAY! My hair came out feeling soft and took very well in the back. My roots are still a little wavy in the crown of my hair, but I don't mind too much because I don't like my hair "bone straight" anyway. The only part that looks a bit under processed is the left side towards the front of my hair. She didn't have enough time to really smooth that part really well since I told her to rinse the relaxer out of my hair, so it is quite thick there. But I figure that unless it starts tangling and matting up awfully I can just keep that part somewhat straight by flat-ironing it every once in a while. Anyway...so far, Silk Elements was pretty good! It even seems a little more gentle than the Design Essentials Mild! That's shocking! I may try this relaxer again for my next touch-up, but I've been reading mixed reviews about this relaxer. Some say it's excellent, and others say that it leaves your hair underprocessed, breaks off your hair, and doesn't really get it straight. I hope my hair doesn't fall out! Anybody else have any reviews about Silk Elements??