Carol’s Daughter is a mid-priced line of natural hair products. I speak relatively of course, when I say mid-priced.
For the longest time, I’d been admiring the brand’s aesthetic, so when I visited the States in December 2014/ January 2015, I finally got my CD fix.
One of the Carol’s Daughter products I got on that vacation, is the Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. I bought it for $12, from Target.
No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors.
Corn Oil, Lavender, Sage Leaf, Red Clover, Rosemary, Rosa Damascena Extract, Malva Extract, Nettle, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Fragrance, Alkana Tinctoria Root, Annatto Seed.
See how simple and cute this label is.
In a few months, though, all that you see here peeled off to leave a plain label which is super interesting considering the fact that this is not a product I take into the shower with me.
So much for the beauty, it apparently isn’t that deep, haha.
Anyway. This product is a sealant, and if you care for the grammar, you can also described it as an oil-based pomade.
After moisturizing your hair with water or any moisturizing product, you need to use a sealant to literally seal that moisture in, to prevent it from escaping into the atmosphere before your hair can absorb it. Plain shea butter (ori) is good enough as a sealant. Some oils are. But so also are blends of oils and butters- whichever appeals to you.
This product is a great sealant, and it has a faint scent that makes me think of lemon grass, and a little spice. It also makes me think of this Twinings Lemon & Ginger Tea that MeeMee gave me. Unlike the tea which smells nice but tastes (to my perhaps, unrefined taste buds) like plain hot water, I actually like the Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey.
Despite the fickleness of the branding, this pomade comes correct.
Because it’s a blend of oils, butters and beeswax, it is very oily/ more concentrated- meaning, you get more value for your money. A little dab (oya dab!) goes a long way, and I like sealing my hair with it. It gives my twists a nice shine too.
I have half a tub left, and I’m confident that this will last me till the end of the year.
I must repeat, that it is a sealant. Look at those ingredients? There’s no water on the list. No glycerin. No Aloe Vera Juice. For best results, use this on well moisturised hair, and you should be happy.
P.S. Keep it in a cool dry place. Remember it is oyel? If you expose it to heat, it will liquefy (and solidify again, but why put it through that?)
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As always, if you have ever tried this product, feel free to speak on it in the comments!