4.27.2011

Carol's Daughter Monoi Hair Care Collection



By now you've seen the "diverse" ad featuring Cassie, Solange, and Selita Ebanks well now Carol's Daughter is launching a reparative collection featuring a shampoo, conditioner, and repairing mask featuring Monoi oil. As a natural born lover of flowers, Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter, read about a sacred, ancient ritual using her favorite flower, the Gardenia, in the Polynesian Islands. Fifteen Tiare Gardenia flower buds are specially handpicked by the wise, village-appointed “Momma” who soaks them in the first-press oil of Haaari Coconuts (special coconuts grown on coral soil and harvested at a mature stage) for a minimum of fifteen days. This emollient Monoi, an ancient Tahitian word meaning “scented oil,” has been used for thousands of years to help soften, sooth and repair the hair and skin. Lisa, overwhelmed with the colorful story and beautiful fragrance, investigated the ritual, history and efficacy. Together, with her R&D team, she formulated a three-piece collection, Monoi Repairing Collection for strong, healthy hair.

For ladies seeking longer hair, this Monoi Repairing Collection just might help you gain the length you've been craving because the authentic Monoi trio is clinically proven to reduce breakage by an impressive 96% and extend the life of hair by up to thirteen times. While I'm not a huge fan of the video that's floating around the web with Selita and Cassie complaining about their texture-less hair and envying coarser hair textures, I am looking forward to trying the new collection since overall I've been happy with the Carol's Daughters brand.


But I'd like to be totally honest with you guys, part of me is on the fence because we all know coconut oil is amazing for hair. Coconut oil is one of the only oils that actually penetrates the hair shaft, it's been scientifically proven and we know, accepted it, and most people actually love using plain old coconut oil for their hair. We add it to our shampoos, conditioners, use it as a hot oil treatment, moisturizer, and shine enhancer and guess where we buy it? The supermarket right? You get a big container for under $15.00 so why now am I going to dish out 18-29 dollars for a product infused with scented coconut oil Monoi Oil. Especially when the ingredient list looks so-so.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo Ingredients: Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Coconut Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Shea Butter Glycereth-8 Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus(Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Quaternium-91, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glycerin, Isododecane, Fragrance (Parfum), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Isohexadecane, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Octyldodecanol, Ceteareth-20, Quaternium-91, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glycerin, Cetyl Esters, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5), Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethiconol, Octyldodecanol, Ceteareth-20, Quaternium-91, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone.

What do you think ladies? Will you try these products or have you tried them already? What are your thoughts?

2 two cents:

nikkele said...

Hmmm, I think you are on to something regarding the coconut oil. I think what we look for in conditioners is something that will actually penetrate the hair shaft. I think I will go back to mixing coconut oil in my conditioner again and see if that works for me.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE Coconut Oil. It helps with every problem I ever have. I use CD's Black Vanilla collection every day, and I do agree, the Monoi Set does need a little extra! I add some of my favourite Coconut Oil-into the conditioner it seems to do the trick-my hair is less dry and frizzy. Try this collection with the Macadamia finishing spray! It makes for beautiful hair!