Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Product Review: Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Line


Recently I had the opportunity to select some products from the Carol's Daughter line to review, so I decided to choose the Hair Milk Line, as well as the Tui Leave-In Conditioner.

My Thoughts On The Shampoo: There aren't too many shampoo's out there that can win my favor, but this one is definitely a keeper. Even though it is SLS free [which is a major plus], it still managed to get my hair clean without that squeaky, stripped feeling. The bonus? My hair was soft, shiny, and full of curls!
I had to take a picture of this because you know I am usually one to complain that I have zero curl definition; this definitely lived up to it's claim! The pics really don't do it justice!

My Thoughts On The Conditioner: This conditioner is THICK which is a good thing considering my hair laughs at any conditioner thinner than the consistency of yogurt. I used this without heat so I would truly know how this product worked; needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Usually any conditioner that works well without the assistance of heat is a friend of mine. My hair was soft, manageable, shiny, and the curls were poppin'!

My Thoughts On The Tui Leave-In: I used this before adding the hair milk curl booster, and it made detangling my hair a breeze. I separated my hair in about six sections, and lightly spritzed each section prior to detangling. I like that this is light enough to use for free flowing hair styles, as it doesn't leave a sticky, tacky residue; just soft shiny hair. This will definitely be a staple for wash n go's, refreshing twists, and daily moisturizing.

My Thoughts On The Hair Milk Curl Booster: I'm going to have to say this is my favorite out of the bunch. I was a little worried that the consistency of this wouldn't quench my curls, however it did that and then some. It managed to moisturize my hair without leaving a greasy residue, which I appreciate greatly. For once my curls were defined without cooing and prodding. Because my curls were so defined from using the products above, I decided to add a little bit of gel and wear my hair curly for the day!  

Here's the pic:[I swear I don't do my hair while in heavy eye make up, it was for a YouTube tut]


I suppose that giddy grin means I am happy with my new products...lol

A day later I decided to shampoo, condition, and moisturize my hair [with the same products]; I then twisted it using only the Tui Leave-In & Hair Milk Curl Booster as my stylers. I let it dry overnight, and untwisted my hair in the morning. Hello curl definition!  
This was the finished product:

Would I purchase these? Definitely. Any product that works to keep my hair soft, shiny, and free of frizz whilst enhancing curl definition is a keeper. That takes the 95% of the fuss out of doing my hair, as lack of definition, and moisture is usually what precedes a bad hair day.

A little bit about The Hair Milk Line [according to the website]:
Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Shampoo [$16 10oz]: A nourishing shampoo for the type of hair that needs it most...curls. Cuts frizz, gently removes dirt, oil and product build-up. Made with essential oils plus Vitamin A to help condition the scalp and keep moisture in. Gives curls what they need for that desired healthy, bouncy look.
Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol) – Helps minimize tangles and balance moisture
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) – Scalp conditioner that also protects from moisture loss. Plus protects from environmental damage.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – Conditioner that protects from environmental damage.
Essential Oils of Orange and Lemon
Paraben-Free, No Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Artificial Color
SLS/SLES/Sulfate-Free

Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Conditioner [$19 10oz]: The perfect companion to our nourishing, Curl Perfecting Shampoo. An indulgent, penetrating, moisture treatment that restores while supporting healthy-looking natural curls. Made with essential oils plus Pro-Vitamin B5 and Biotin to help replenish and strengthen hair with the natural nutrients it’s thirsting for, leaving your curls under control…which is where they belong.
Pro-vitamin B5 (Panthenol) – Helps minimize tangles and balance moisture
Biotin (Vitamin H): Strengthens hair follicles and helps promote healthy hair.
Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) - A Vitamin A derivative known for its antioxidant properties and acts as a scalp conditioning agent. It also protects against moisture loss and environmental damage.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – An antioxidant and conditioning agent that protects hair from environmental damage.
Essential Oils of Orange and Lemon
Paraben-Free, No Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Artificial Color

Hair Milk Lite: The Curl Booster [$9-20 2oz - 10oz]: A curl’s best friend. A curl boosting, weightless lotion that tames frizz while defining your curls. Adapted from our famous original formula, Hair Milk Lite is made with essential oil of Lemon and Vitamin C for an extra light, moisturizing hold.
Apricot Kernel Oil - Increases moisture
Cocoa & Shea Butter - Conditions the scalp and hair
Vitamin C - Protects from environmental damage
Lemon Essential Oil - Gives this formula it’s energizing and uplifting fragrance
Paraben-Free, No Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Artificial Color
Tui Leave-In Conditioner [$12 8oz]: The Tui Leave-in-Conditioner is a delicious herbal blend that weightlessly conditions with hydrating ingredients while controlling fly-aways, unmanageable hair and restoring hair’s natural health. Used as a daily leave-in or revitalizing mist, Tui Leave-in Conditioner’s excellent detangling properties replenish essential moisture delivering a delightful cocktail of fruit fragrances!
  • Replenishes essential moisture, controls fly-aways and unmanageable hair
  • No harsh, moisture-stripping detergents
  • Infused with lavender, calendula, chamomile, rose, marigold and larkspur flowers
  • Paraben-free, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Color
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    40 comments:

    1. wow it made your hair look really pretty and curly!!!!!!!! I will most definitely try these products!!

      Peace& Love
      http://coilymystic.blogspot.com/

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    2. Very nice..I love your results!

      Much love,
      Sasha-Shae
      http://afroniquelyyou.com

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    3. Thanks so much for doing this review. I've used CD's original hair milk, but I was wondering about the new hair care line.

      Your hair is super shiny and thick.

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    4. You've convinced me to try them now. I live within walking distance of their original store in New York in Fort Greene and will have to try.

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    5. This review is right on time! I have a $25 dollar Sephora gift card and almost empty bottle of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk. Your hair looks great! I'm running to the store to get another bottle (and some shampoo too!!)

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    6. I had been iffy on trying these products because of my experience with other Carol's Daughter products but I may just try them out. Your results look great!

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    7. Ooo I've always wanted to try the Hair Milk Line! I think I may just order me some of that Hair Milk Lite. Thank you kindly :)

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    8. omg your results look amazing! I've been afraid to try CD because many people say her products smell very strong. But looking at your results makes me think they would be perfect for my curls.

      What was the consistency of the curl booster? And how did it look by the end of the day?

      missdeeplyrooted.blogspot.com

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    9. Your hair looks really good..soo after you added the gel you just left it alone?!

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    10. wow, I may have to rethink the carol's daughter line! your hair came out fabulous

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    11. Your hair looks amazing...I kind of want to try it.

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    12. Their stuff is so expensive, but I really wanna try it :/ I might have to just saveee up my money..

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    13. I'm so glad you did a review of this product because I was trying to figure out if I should get it or not. Your hair looks amazing - I hope to have the same results

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    14. wooow very nice curls definition

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    15. Hello there...

      Your friend Lori (hisherchicago - as if you didn't know who I was referring to) has a different hair texture than yours - I would love to see how the products work in her hair. do you think you can convince her to give us a review as well **fingers crossed**

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    16. Nice!! I bought 2 oz of the hair milk last week and I love it! How timely!!!

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    17. OMG thank you for this post! Ive been eyeing those products for a while but was hesitant to take the leap and purchase them; but im def gonna go buy them now!

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    18. @Nikita -- I agree. I would love to see Lori try the line and see how it turns out. Nik, you look fab as usual.

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    19. You make me want to buy things for hair I don't have...LOL.

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    20. I love it (product junkie hands itchin)! Your hair is so beautiful.

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    21. Okay, your review is what makes me want to try this product. I saw your recent video on YouTube about blue eye makeup and said to myself that you make me sick with your pretty hair!! LOL I'm looking at how defined your curls are and was amazed with the results. I normally don't go for wash and go's because I don't feel it is fitting to my hair type but you make me want to try this Carols Daughter product :). The stuff looks expensive all together, maybe when I have a few extra dollars I will splurge. Thanks for your honest feedback regarding the product. I really appreciate it!!!

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    22. pls let us know how your hair feels on the second day. i have seen lots of reviews that said these products felt good after application but after it completely dries it left their hair feeling wirey and dry. Thanks for the review and your hair is FABU ;)

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    23. Wonderful review. You are making me want to go shopping and I know good and well I don't need any more hair products. Your hair is beautiful :)

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    24. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great review!!! Thanks so much for doing this. We have heard so many negative things about CD, I was curious about the new products. Your curls are so defined and shiny. What gel did you add in the first pic?

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    25. you know she is paid to do these reviews. However hair is on point!!

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    26. Hard work pays off! Happy for you and your accomplishments! It's great that Carol's Daughter provided these items to you, so that we all can know how well the products work. It is definitely on my list of hair items to buy!

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    27. @Mystic Jungle; Definitely give them a try! Thank you for the compliment!

      @Sasha-Shae; Thank you sis!

      @Curly Hair Styles; Thank you, check them out; it will definitely make it in my rotation of staple products.

      @Sheena LaShay; How lucky are you?!?! Let me know how you like them!

      @Dkelly; Thank you, lucky you! I love Sephora! Have Fun!

      @jlowman1; Thank you; definitely try them out. My fav hands down is the Hair Milk!

      @classicbeautyn; You are welcome! Enjoy!

      @BreukelensFinest; I actually enjoyed the scent, it definitely wasn't overpowering. The strongest smelling product out of the bunch was the Tui Leave in, but it dissipated after a few minutes. - The consistency of the curl booster was like that of Nivea Lotion minus the greasy feel [I hope that was a good enough description..lol] - The next day [after my wash n go] my hair was still soft. My curls were smashed because I didn't wear a bonnet. All I had to do was spritz with water..and it was back to normal.

      @Takeysha; Yup, I just plopped it in my hair, no combing, no raking. I was afraid I would mess up the curls.

      @vonnie; Thank you very much!

      @Kristen; Thank you very much..definitely give it a try!

      @M I N G; You can always try the trial size to see how you like it.

      @JIN; Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy them as well!

      @JIN; Thank you, that is kind of like a first for me.

      @Nikita; I will ask her today! :-)

      @honeybrown1976; It's amazing isn't it? I need my late pass stamped! LOL

      @rockinthatbling.com; You're welcome, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

      @Deys; Thank you! I will ask her today!

      @InnyVinny; LOLLLL!! You are my new favorite comedian!

      @Davina916; Thank you!

      @Hell Notes for Beauty™; Thanks! Oooohhh If you cave and buy the line, let me know how it works for you!

      @Jeannette; You're welcome! Thank you very much for the compliment! If you try the line, please let me know how you like it!

      @Anonymous; You are welcome; thank you for the compliment. Here to report that my hair still feels soft, and moisturized. I re-twisted it dry last night so that I could see how long it lasts before I have to re-hydrate it. So far so good.

      @Calming; Thank you very much! If you try it, please let me know how it works for you!

      @Margaret; Thank you!! I used Eco Styler gel, and I just plopped it on. I was too afraid to mess up the curl pattern, so I just plopped/scrunched on the gel..and let it air dry without touching it.

      @Anonymous; Thank you very much for the compliment :-) I am actually not paid to do reviews. When I am provided with a product, I will clearly list that it is gifted; and I will give my honest review. Those that have been following my blog know that I complain of lack of curl pattern, as you can see from the pictures, my hair is much curlier than my normal wash n go's. This is why I provided detail pictures so that my results would actually match what I thought about the product.

      @ShandyLand; Thank you!! I am glad that you appreciated the review! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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    28. @Mystic Jungle; Definitely give them a try! Thank you for the compliment!

      @Sasha-Shae; Thank you sis!

      @Curly Hair Styles; Thank you, check them out; it will definitely make it in my rotation of staple products.

      @Sheena LaShay; How lucky are you?!?! Let me know how you like them!

      @Dkelly; Thank you, lucky you! I love Sephora! Have Fun!

      @jlowman1; Thank you; definitely try them out. My fav hands down is the Hair Milk!

      @classicbeautyn; You are welcome! Enjoy!

      @BreukelensFinest; I actually enjoyed the scent, it definitely wasn't overpowering. The strongest smelling product out of the bunch was the Tui Leave in, but it dissipated after a few minutes. - The consistency of the curl booster was like that of Nivea Lotion minus the greasy feel [I hope that was a good enough description..lol] - The next day [after my wash n go] my hair was still soft. My curls were smashed because I didn't wear a bonnet. All I had to do was spritz with water..and it was back to normal.

      @Takeysha; Yup, I just plopped it in my hair, no combing, no raking. I was afraid I would mess up the curls.

      @vonnie; Thank you very much!

      @Kristen; Thank you very much..definitely give it a try!

      @M I N G; You can always try the trial size to see how you like it.

      @JIN; Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy them as well!

      @JIN; Thank you, that is kind of like a first for me.

      @Nikita; I will ask her today! :-)

      @honeybrown1976; It's amazing isn't it? I need my late pass stamped! LOL

      @rockinthatbling.com; You're welcome, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

      @Deys; Thank you! I will ask her today!

      @InnyVinny; LOLLLL!! You are my new favorite comedian!

      @Davina916; Thank you!

      @Hell Notes for Beauty™; Thanks! Oooohhh If you cave and buy the line, let me know how it works for you!

      @Jeannette; You're welcome! Thank you very much for the compliment! If you try the line, please let me know how you like it!

      @Anonymous; You are welcome; thank you for the compliment. Here to report that my hair still feels soft, and moisturized. I re-twisted it dry last night so that I could see how long it lasts before I have to re-hydrate it. So far so good.

      @Calming; Thank you very much! If you try it, please let me know how it works for you!

      @Margaret; Thank you!! I used Eco Styler gel, and I just plopped it on. I was too afraid to mess up the curl pattern, so I just plopped/scrunched on the gel..and let it air dry without touching it.

      @Anonymous; Thank you very much for the compliment :-) I am actually not paid to do reviews. When I am provided with a product, I will clearly list that it is gifted; and I will give my honest review. Those that have been following my blog know that I complain of lack of curl pattern, as you can see from the pictures, my hair is much curlier than my normal wash n go's. This is why I provided detail pictures so that my results would actually match what I thought about the product.

      @ShandyLand; Thank you!! I am glad that you appreciated the review! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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    29. I've been using CD's Frizz Fighter Collection for the past few months, really hesitant to try this new Hair Milk line, as my hair didn't really respond well to the Hair Milk, but I may have to rethink my stance, because the curl definition just from using the shampoo is crazy!!!

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    30. Cool, I have been using the regular hairmilk for atleast 8 years now and I use the tui hair oil even longer, so it is nice to know the additions to the line are equally as good.

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    31. *drool* I think this warrants a trip to CD!

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    32. your hair looks AMAZING!!! Not to say that it doesn't always look great but I mean this look is just crazy! I really cannot wait to take my braids down and start experimenting.

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    33. Have you ever tried Curls product? Otherwise, if so how would you compare Curls to Carol Daughter's Hair Milk Line?

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    34. It is so shiny, definitely makes me want to give these products a try seriously thinking about my fall hair lineup. And your disclaimer about wearing makeup while doing your hair, crack me up!! Peace and blessings, thanks for sharing.

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    35. Great results! I love the hair butter and mimosa honey...trying to cut down on my pjism, but may have to experiment with some of the new stuff in the future.

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    36. please, I hope you get back to this post! I have a question about the curl booster. I am brand new to this and I'm wondering if you can use the curl booster to do a twist out? Or is this line strictly wash and go? Thanks in advance for you help!

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    37. I tried CD line you demonstrated and I must say that I did not like it, mainly because if you dont have natural curly hair(mixed hair) this will not work(even though your hair is curly when you wash it)! You did an excellent job of enhancing the curls with gel and water. I should have done this as well, but did not want to deal with after results(dry tangled mess). Now The Tui Leave in Conditioner I use and I love it!!! Good product by CD. CD has a number of good products that I love! Another staple I have of CD products is the Mimosa Hair Honey!!! She incorporates a lot of products that are designed for all hair types. I have extremely dry hair and I am trying to find products that will eliminate the dry hair/scalp(Looking for hydration products,please help). I have a question what do you think of Paul Mitchell's Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner? I use both and I like them. My hair is queaky clean when I wash w/the shampoo and the conditioner is just as perfect. For anyone who is going natural one of the lessons that I have learned is that you have to find what products work on your hair. I admit I am a hair junkie and I am starting to narrow down what works for me and what does not. MOPTOP MAVEN have you tried KINKY CURL PRODUCTS? Maybe this can be your next challenge?! I have tried Kinky Curl and I love using this on my hair. Take a look into this product and give it a try just put in your search engine Kinky Curl.

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    38. I LOVE the Hair Milk Line, I've tried other things because I usually use the Hair Milk Original - Curl Definer instead of the Hair Milk Lite - Curl Booster and sometimes it makes my skin too oily, but I ALWAYS find my way back to this line. I wish they would sell them all together as a set instead of buying them separately. I think I'm going to try the Booster in lieu of my definer based on this review!

      Thanks!

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    39. Your hair looks gorgeous! I will be buying theses products asap!

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