Hope you all are well! The import window is open, thanks to all those shopping with us! I decided to do a product review of Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray that I got in December after seeing it featured on an Instagram page.
I had high hopes for this product and immediately toot its horns when I got it by posting on Instagram; 'Christmas came early'. Well 2/3 months down the line, I am once again underwhelmed by another Carol's Daughter product! I am almost tempted to concluded that this brand is not for my hair!! And the fact that its not cheap (unit cost for this product is $18 exclusive of shipping costs) is another regretful situation...before I go on, let's look at what's in it!
Ingredients; water, Agave tequilana stem extract, some cones, hydrolyzed wheat protein, citric acid, sunflower extract, hydrolyzed vegetable oil, hydrogenated castor oil, sweet almond fruit extract, apricot kernel extract and lots of more chemicals...
Claims;No alcohol, No parabens, No petroleum, No mineral oil, No artificial colors. Give curls the renewing boost they need with this lightweight refresher spray that re-moisturizes, redefines and renews your curls, kinks and waves.
Directions; Spray evenly on hair to reactivate curls, use your fingers to reshape, scrunch curls back into shape...
My Verdict; I have already expressed how this product rubbed me... to be honest when I saw the product the first comparable product that came to my mind was Mane and Tail's detangler because of how liquid it looked and so I thought I'd be able to use it on days I want to make combing my hair hassle free without wetting it with water, then I also thought I could use it on days my hair is in a bun and I just want to smooth the base of the bun...
Unfortunately when I excitedly used it the first time, humming away in front of the mirror spritzing every inch of my hair from root to tip, thinking hmm I love the smell (it smells great)...I styled my hair, I think I was trying to revive a twist out...I kid you not by the time the product was totally dry, my hair was stiff! It had this feeling of being coated which I can't stand! So I blamed it on my heavy handed application but subsequently when I've used it, each time that coated, weighed down hair feeling is the result.
I finally figured out what this product is comparable to...A HAIR SPRAY!! Its purpose is to keep those curls in place and while there's no alcohol in it like most hair sprays have, there is definitely something in it that's made to stiffen the hair and for that reason, me no like this product; No No!!
I haven't given up on this brand yet even though I am quickly thinking this is one of those brands zeroed in on the needs of naturals only seeing as the CEO is natural herself, but we will see. Who has tried this product before? What of other Carol's Daughter Products, are you a fan? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
P.S This weekend I will officially publish a compiled list of all the contenders for the 6 Inches of growth challenge for 2014.
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