Carol's Daughter • Monoi Shampoo • Shampoo
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not a fan of this conditioner. It's not as moisturizing as I hoped it would be. I do like the monoi scent it's very pretty and very light too light i can't smell it. I also think this it what is leaving a greasy residue in my bath tub so no I won't repurchase!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Being over in another country with access to a px the size of a 7-11 didn't give me many option toget good hair care and I was sick of having packages that were lost trying to get here. My aunt sent this to my address here and I started using it right away. Big difference from my cheapo shampoo. How does it compare to others? Well I still prefer Pureology by far. This is fairly gentle on color and my hair was shiny. The scent took some time to get used to though as it's fairly heavy the first time you use it. After that I got used to it and now enjoy it. I'd have to compare it directly to my old favorites to give a better review. I don't like how concentrated it is, it's hard to mix with water on your head and makes shampooing for me take longer. Overall though it's nice!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I didn't find this moisturizing at all. I definitely needed to use conditioner, and this is coming from someone who regularly is able to skip conditioner. It's an ok shampoo but for the price and the fact that its marketed as moisturizing when it's really not, I rate it pretty low. Heavily fragranced, but you may like the tiare flower scent it has, very tropical. Packaging is possibly the worst I've seen- narrow cylinder, twist top to open, gets slippery in shower and difficult to get the darn thing open. Thick consistency as well so I ended up storing it upside down, and had to ensure it was fully closed after each use, a pain given the slippery twist top mechanism. Pretty expensive for what it is. Sadly didn't work for me. I recently tried a sample of Aesop color protect shampoo and condit. Im in trouble because I really like it but its flippin expensive!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Don't you love how new products always have amazing reviews...and then the sad truth slowly creeps out? :P
Here's the truth: This shampoo is gentle on color, gives light to medium-level moisture, and leaves the hair in decent but not amazing condition. BUT, it is SOOOOOO heavily fragranced! Like, probably double the level of fragrance of other shampoos...almost like you poured half your perfume bottle into it before washing. It is a pretty scent and I like fragranced products, but it is just overwhelming, to the point that I had a sneezing attack in the shower and I have never in my life had that happen with any shampoo.
Also, I had a lot of fallout with this. If the fragrance were cut to maybe half, this would probably be a decent shampoo. But since fragrance (along with alcohol) is one of the most drying ingredients for hair, I truly don't 'know why they added so much to a product meant for dry hair. Oh well. Ladies, if you have brittle hair and want a truly gentle/hydrating shampoo, try Terax Miele. Hard to find, but worth it! I have zero fallout with the Terax, too, and the scent is nice but not complete overload.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'll be the first to give it less than five stars...
The scent is lovely-- a typical tropical monoi oil scent.
Not harsh on color. I like that it's sulfate free.
It leaves my coarse hair feeling parched. I end up with flyaways and dull hair every time I use it. It's better than nearly every other shampoo I've used, but I'd much rather use Enjoy's shampoos. I feel like I'm wearing somebody else's hair when I use their products. This is my backup, though, when I run out (because I have so much of this on hand).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The scent of this is just amazing. Kind of a sultry-powdery scent. I was so glad the shampoo has lots of lather (I know it's not supposed to be good for hair, but this one is fine). My hair felt silky as soon as I rinsed. I used a little of the matching leave-in conditioner, and my little curls started popping out of the towel as it dried. Left my hair very full, shiny and springy. My hair tends to just be thick, heavy and wavy. Even my daughter commented on the pretty curls :-) I think it does the job, and doesn't weight my hair down at all. Just lovely!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Shampoo is the best smelling shampoo I have used at home. It smells clear and sort of like a pecan butter; just delicious. Also, they claim the shampoo is sulfate free but the ingredient list looks like a bunch of sulfates to me, in other wors a lot of "sodium lauryl" like ingredients. Anyway, the shampoo cleans well and I will be using it from now on.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
For the first time in 10 years my hair did not oxidize 3 weeks after being colored. My hairdresser was shocked and wanted to know what shampoo I had switched to. I switched to this shampoo because I needed a sulfate-free, gluten-free shampoo that would help my hair to stop shedding so much. I think the shedding has really slowed down, but I'm always paranoid about losing too much hair so who knows.
I have thin, fine, wavy hair. This does not weight it down at all.
My only complaint is the container. It's hard to get it open. Sometimes the whole cap comes off, rather then just twisting open. Also, it is too thick for the container it is in. I keep it in the shower, open and upside down so that I don't have to mess with it, and consequently, there is always a little shampoo drool on my bathroom tile. C'est la vie! A small price to pay.
I also use the conditioner, which I love. My hair is pretty healthy (for now) so I haven't tried the masque yet.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Ther Monoi scent in this is nice, and not overly strong. It cleanses well, and maybe a bit too well for my hair type (coarse, curly), but it rinses beautifully and the conditioner makes it look fine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the best shampoo i´ve used for my damaged, brittle hair (due daily use of heat). It smells awesome, it lathers very well for being a sulfate free shampoo. It´s very creamy, leaves hair clean and remarkable soft (i've used a week and i´m impressed). I'm going to buy the full size, cause i bought the starter kit at sephora. Not expensive because it lasts, you only need a little.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After reading reviews about this and desperately needing a good haircare line I ordered this. I was shocked that it actually did what it said it would do. When I went to dry and style my hair there was hardly any hair on the counter. Im used to seeing a bunch since mine was severly damaged from bleach. This product seems to be the real deal and am very glad I tried it. Oh and it smells amazing, my mom asked me today in the car what i was wearing because it smelled good and told her it was my hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use the whole Monoi line from Carol's Daughter and they are my favorite shampoo/conditioner combo. I look forward to washing my hair with this. The smell is one of the best scents I've ever smelled, I even tried searching for a perfume that has a similar scent. This smells like coconuts and tropical flowers.
On to how this performs, its amazing! I love that it's sulfate free but still fully lathers, it doesn't strip my hair color ( I dye it dark chocolate brown but I had been blonde for years so my hair fades back to light very quickly), plus my hair seems to break far less often than usual.
My hair is color treated, fine, oily at the roots, but a little dry at the end, and extremely prone to breakage(all those highlights when I was blonde!)
I think this is very expensive, I just graduated from college so I do not have much money but this is always my splurge. If you want to try this out you can get a little starter kit from Ulta or Sephora for like 28 dollars which is steep, but it comes with a small shampoo, conditioner, and the mask and it the starter kit lasted me for a while.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this yesterday & tried it right away (also the matching conditioner, but I didn't buy the hair mask b/c that contains silicone). The shampoo & conditioner thankfully are silicone-free & sulfate-free.
Right away, I like this set. For more than a year my hair has been falling out excessively & by now it's noticeably sparse throughout my scalp, especially the sides & top. Every day I pick up too many stray hairs on my pillow & mattress that once upon a time used to remain on my head. In the tub I pick up 2 wads of hair from the drain before I finish showering.
After my 1st shampoo I picked up only 1 wad of hair & it was smaller than 1/2 size that it previously would be, about 1/3 the size this time. I think the Monoi products are helping me out here. The softer texture of these products (rich cushioned lather of the shampoo & lotion-like lightness of the conditioner) created a more gentle cleansing experience, so I wasn't ripping my hair out like w/other products I tried. Cleansing & rinsing were easy & pleasant, & the monoi gardenia scent is delicious - it's light & not overpowering but intoxicating (I'd love to have a perfume or body lotion w/this fragrance).
The packaging is annoying but I really like these items & will continue to use them exclusively (I tend to mix & match different brands, etc). You don't need to use a lot to get results, so the bottles will last longer than I thought. Even though the price is expensive, they are worth it. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Most of all, I like how my hair is responding to Monoi. It seems shinier, healthier looking & livelier (although my hair is virgin, it was looking ratty, limp & not growing out healthy). It feels softer to the touch & seems fuller - less of my scalp shows & my hair has unexpected body, which I'm grateful for.
UPDT 7/12/12 -
I've been using Monoi for exactly 3 months now & am still loving it. I even began hunting other monoi products for the scent (Nars Body Glow smells divine). As for my hair, I'm shedding very little (probably the way hair should normally shed). I only use Monoi & have been consistently picking up just a few strands from the drain each time I shower (probably not more than 10 hairs). For reference, my hair's thickness is medium, it's chin length & virgin, and I wash it twice a wk. The bottles aren't even halfway used, they're still over 2/3 full. I'm very happy w/such minimal fallout. Bare spots around my forehead started to fill in with new hair growth. I can't explain how this product line curbed my alarming hairloss, but I love the scent & will continue to use Monoi happily. It seems very gentle to compromised hair.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love this shampoo; sulfate-free but with decent lather. I am 53 w/dry color-treated hair and trying everything to tame the frizz and encourage a little shine. My new HG is Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (worth every penny) plus the Carol's Daughter Monoi Sulfate-free Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair is finally responding and people are asking what I am doing differently that it's looking so shiny. I wash twice/week and follow up with the CD Monoi conditioner. Also, there is NO stripping of color with this shampoo. I have been doing only root touchups and pulled out my calendar to see when my last full color was: 13 weeks ago!!! No fading, no dulling, unbelievable. The lid opening is a little strange, a circular kind of thing; not crazy about it as it is difficult to measure out; that's the only thing I would change. But a wonderful product. The shampoo is $18 at Sephora (I stock up @ FF). No qualms about spending the $$ for this excellent product. I think the HG search is over :D EDIT 11/21/2012: Suave Keratin Infusion Shampoo is actually better @ smoothing the frizz. Still think the Monoi is a good product but why spend more esp when the cap is such a problem. Stored it upside down and it leaked out all over. Prob will not repurchase after all. Also I got a sample of Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing S&C and that was even better at smoothing the frizz.