Product Rants & Raves

About a month ago, I went to a CurlBox / Carol’s Daughter event at Lenox Mall in Atlanta. It was a great “pow-wow” event for kinky/curly girls alike. It was also very informative regarding Carol’s Daughter new line of products, which included their Hair Milk Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner. I used to co-wash religiously when I first did the BC, but as my hair got longer (and thicker) I went back to shampoo since there was so much product build-up on my hair. Whether it was the testimonies or product hype, I took a chance and bought the Co-Wash Cleanser. Needless to say I’m pretty happy with this product! It’s very light, the smell is just okay, but it definitely felt like my hair was still clean afterwards. What was even better, I was able to finger-detangle while the product was in my hair! It has great slip and I didn’t feel like I was yanking my head back every time I put my hands in my hair. You don’t have to use a bunch of the product. To date I’ve used it 4 times and I haven’t used half of the bottle. I wont be replacing my go-to shampoo with this product, but it’s definitely a keeper as a weekly cleanser.


SN: I also bought the Carol’s Daughter Tui Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner spray and I love it also! It smells awesome and it helps the detangling process on both dry and damp hair! Some days, I even use it as a refresher for 2-3 day-old styles, I love it! Definitely a new daily regimen staple.

Ever since I begun this natural journey, I’m always hearing about a new mixture/oil/spray bottle/butter recipe on the curly blogs. A big one has been (and still is) adding your own oils to your deep conditioner. I never tried them because I was too scared of mixing my conditioner with oil(s) that may not have been compatible….and end up with a matted disaster for hair (…yes a little extreme, but it can happen). So last night I “womaned-up” and did the safest mixture possible: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner (for dry/brittle hair) and extra virgin olive oil. I put the mixture on dry hair (per the instructions on the conditioner bottle), then covered it with a shower cap, plastic bag, and my bonnet. I keep the mixture in my hair overnight and rinsed it out in the morning. My hair was soft and easy to detangle, but not a major difference from when I used the conditioner alone. Hopefully adding the olive oil put some random nutrients back into my hair. All in all, it was the same old same old deep conditioner to me. I don’t know if I’ll do it again since I didn’t see much of a difference, but it was worth the try!

ALL REVIEWS ARE DONE BY A.W. AND ARE THE SOLE OPINION OF A.W. BASED ON HER EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRODUCTS STATED ABOVE. A.W. IS NOT A LICENCED HAIRSTYLIST AND WE DO NOT RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR OUR PRODUCT REVIEWS. WHEN TRYING PRODUCTS BASED ON OUR REVIEWS YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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