Carol's Daughter • Hair Milk • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have extremly frizzy curly hair that does not like to cooperate even on the best day. This is my weapon against it. I just use a dime sized amount and bam! curls not frizz. Expensive yes but so far this is a must have for my wayward hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is so far the only product that I like in the CD brand. Hair Milk is great for defining curls on my small crop and lasts well throughout the day. I find that it mixes well with water on my hair. The only draw back is that it's not the best smell, much like the Healthy Hair Butter it stinks. So I'd recommend finding a light scent satisfying spray to diffuse the funk a bit. Overall, it curls well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I've tried a lot of frizz-reducing products and have not been very impressed. I have fine, frizzy, dry, color-treated hair that can be poofy. Since I started using this product, my frizzies have been more under control. After shampooing, I spray some Enjoy Conditioning Spray and smooth on the hair milk, and my hair drys very nicely with minimal frizz. I also like that this product doesn't have silicone, as I cannot stand the build up of silicone products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this item about 2 years ago and loved it the smell was so good! it smelled like lemon, i bought it just for the smell but it did help my damaged thick hair a bit. Its an expensive hair product so i waited til now to buy it again with a coupon for 30% off I got the small 2oz size for $6, I was so excited to smell it and to my surprise it does not smell the same anymore!! wheres the lemon smell???? that was the best thing about this product.. not worth returning so i hope it works the same but damn why did carols do this to hair milk!! One less expensive thing to buy i guess!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I have to use this in combination with other products because this gives me no hold or frizz taming; all it does is makes my hair soft, so I use it under gel or curl cream. I don't notice much of a difference if i don't use it, so will not re-purchase. Too expensive for what it does.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have very dry, course hair which became this way due to a medical condition. Its so dry it breaks off. Yeah, good times;) I got a good sized sample of this and have used it 3 times, I've had 3 good hair experiences lately and those were the days I used this product. It basically calms all the frizz without leaving my hair greasy or weighing it down like other products often do. I find my hair looks more like it did when I was a kid, shiny, with movement (again, many products that help with frizz/ courseness, often do so at the expense of hair moving or looking very natural). It actually feels like I've got nothing in my hair yet even air dried, it looked good. And my waves were neither crunchy nor flat. I don't know the cost nor even where to buy it (got the sample in a swap I believe) but will go google to get this . I've spent a small fortune on products and have to use about 3, a serum or leave in conditioner, something for body that the first thing took out, and then a finishing/polishing cream or shine spray. I'm trying to simplify my routine and hoping this will give me more good hair days in the hot, humid, NYC summer coming up. So far so good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've been looking for a product that would enhance my natural waves and this was the best. It didn't make my hair crunchy and it helped with the frizz/fly aways too. I put it on when my hair is damp, but still kind of wet. I divide my hair in half and use about a quarter size amount on each section. I make sure to scrunch it to define the curls/waves more. It works really well for me and I just bought my second bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm a frequent user of Carol's Daughter products and I really wanted to love this Hair Milk. Unfortunately, this product did nothing for my or my daughter's hair. My daughter's hair is natural and mine is relaxed. This product was very drying and heavy on both of our hair textures. it did absolutely nothing. Like someone else stated before, the packaging sucked because it was very difficult to squeeze the product out. For the hype and promotions that was given to this item, it definitely was not worth the money. I will not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like this stuff, but it did not impress. The formula was extremely thick, it looks almost solid in the bottle and takes a real squeeze to get out. The smell didn't strike me as genuine lemongrass. It smelled like some kind of artificially scented nut oil. Not unpleasant, but not really that great either.
I used a dime-sized amount of it on my daughter's corkscrew curls after the bath and worked it mostly through the area at the back of her head where it is especially dry and tends to frizz. She has very thick Asian hair that tends toward dryness. A few hours later I noticed her hair still looked as wet as if she had just left the bath. It felt crunchy and dry yet somehow very greasy at the same time. I almost felt I should have put her back in the bath to wash the stuff out.
It's expensive for something that doesn't do anything worthwhile.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I think I really love this stuff. It doesn't leave a build up and smoothes my naturally very wavy hair. I only have it in a sample bottle but a tiny amount goes a long way. I'm not sure if I will purchase it without getting a new sample first since many reviewers say it's changed. And I love the smell of mine! I can smell essential oils of lemongrass and maybe some others. Reminds me of a spa. I like to use a little to freshen the smell of my hair if I can't wash it. Next trip to Sephora I'll get a sample of it and see if I will buy it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really do want to like this product. I massaged this into my twists a couple of days ago and they looked amazing. Good ingredients, good consistency, nice smell -- as long as you don't apply heat. And in order to style my hair as desired, I must use heat (tames the "pixie" hairs). As another reviewer mentions, the smell is pretty bad... reminds me of a fry cook I (briefly) dated in high school.
ETA: The bottle changed and so did the formulation. Comparing the ingredients on my current bottle to the ingredients listed above:
Water (Aqua), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Agave Tequilana Stem Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Beeswax, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-butly Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polysorbate 80, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Xantham Gum, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol
Pretty sure something in this stuff just burned my hair. Say good-bye to yet another lovely product gone bad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I loved this product and it is my first time using the brand. If you have a medium thick,wavy/curly hair like I do, this is perfect. It defines my curls and reduces frizz for sure. I apply a dime size because i have medium length hair. One time I used a bit more and the result is heavy oily hair.Just make sure to use the right amount.. I liked the smell as well and it doesn't bother me at all. I'm planning to try the light version next time ..
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Nothing about this product really caught my attention, except for the smell. It didn't really define my curls and my hair felt a little dryer than normal after use. I didn't mind the smell when first testing it out, but on a particularly warm day inside a classroom I was gagging over how disgusting it smelled. I wanted to use all of this product up before moving on, but the smell is a deal breaker.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am on my second bottle for my 3c/4a hair, so I've used it enough to have an educated opinion. Although I wouldn't repurchase, here are the pros and cons.
PROS: OK daily moisturizer for the top and sides of my hair when I wear curly buns/ponytails, decent moisturizer for roller sets (I don't use setting lotion on my natural hair roller sets).
CONS: Don't like on my dry hair, doesn't form curls as nicely as Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue, seems drying over time, not as moisturizing as Qhemet's Burdock Root Butter Cream (my fave for light weight moisturizing), smell is just OK. Also, I have to reapply this daily, whereas with Qhemet, I can go longer in between applications. Packaging is OK, but I prefer plastic jars with lids as it is easier to get it out when the product is low, and I am more likely to recycle jars.
EDIT: If I could give this zero stars, I would. I FINALLY used this garbage up, and started using a different leave in conditioner/moisturizer. The difference in softness was night and day. I will never repurchase this again, and I wouldn't recommend it to others in the least. I noticed that there is new packaging, so perhaps there is a new formulation, but I won't waste a penny to try to find out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok, so, I guess I am back to Carol's Daughter after experimenting with other leave-ins. I have my issues with the products, the way the brand expanded and quality seems to have dipped, but whatever - Hair Milk works. I have very long 2b curls and a tiny bit of this goes a long way to tame frizz, condition, and add shine. I finish with gel and pomade. I happen to love the smell and it lasts forever because with my hair type, anything more than dime sized dab will turn me into an oil slick.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
It smells DISGUSTING! And the smell is really strong its noticable, I have 3c type of hair it does make my hair look very shiny and healthy but I can't deal with the smell.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I use CD Milk shampoo and conditioner and then wrap my head in an Aquis towel. When I take the towel off, my hair is just damp. I put Hair Milk about the size of a nickel in the palm of my hand, and rub my hands together, making sure to get the product between my fingers. Then I smooth it onto my head and comb it through repeatedly until I know all my hair has had some product. Then I roll my hair just to give it some direction and take down the poof. When it's dry, I run my fingers through it to style it. I get silky, shiny curls all over my head, with no bushiness. But even when I first take the towel off my head and look at it, my hair has nicer curl than it did before I started using CD. As the weather heats up, I'll be wearing it natural, and I anticipate it's going to be fine.
So this product is great for keeping down poofy hair and for helping your hair complete its S curves, also for products that don't make your head itch, which is big. I'm a sold customer, will definitely buy again and again. This is exactly what my big poofy head needed.
Edit: 7 months later, I'm still using this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
Overall great product, I use this on my two year old son ad has been using it on his kinky curly hair since about a little over six months. I keeps his hair moisturized without too much of a greasy feeling. It defines his curls beautifully and the scent is always a pleasure. I also use it on my hair when I feel like curling up my hair and it works great after you have washed, conditioned, and towel dried your hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This product is great for those with coarse, curly hair. I made the mistake of buying it for my fine, wavy hair. I wasn't educated enough about its purpose and the background behind the line, and it turns out it's not for women with my hair type! But I bought it and don't want to throw it out, so I mixed it with Sunsilk smoothing creme (blue bottle) and it seems to work just fine. Nothing amazing, but nice for those in between days when you just want some natural wave, and it has an amazing scent. Wouldn't buy again, but I recommend for those who read up on the line and I bet it would work wonders!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I have been using this for about 2-3 weeks now and feel ready to give it a review. I have to say, I really feel like it is doing me right! It is absolutely true that it can make you greasy so it is imPERative not to use too much. I am a curly girl with extremely dry, damaged hair that almost nothing can moisturize, so I am in the habit of always using about 2-3x as much of a product as recommended on the label. I did that the first time I used this and I was greasy by the afternoon -- something that NEVER happens to me! For my shoulder-length, EXTREMELY thick hair, a dollop the diameter of a dime is the proper amount for after a co-wash (I need less on days when I am using this as a refresher; I am pleasantly surprised at how well it revives my curls). I don't mind the scent, which I find lemony and which fades as my hair dries.
Here is how I use it:
1) I use my Curl-Ease towel to blot some of the wetness out of my hair so it is still pretty wet but not dripping.
2) I place a dollop the diameter of a dime into my palm and rub it between my hands.
3) I believe that with a product that can make you greasy, it is important to apply in a way that it doesn't all go to the crown and top of your head (which will increase the likelihood of greasiness). Therefore I use the application method I originally learned at DevaChan for my gel application: Flip head over and LIGHTLY run palms over the underside of my hair from nape to ends. Then, starting at ends, scrunch remaining product into hair with a gentle scrunching (more like a scooping!) to encourage curl formation.
4) Flip hair back to right side up. At this point, I follow with gel for additional curl definition and hold (currently using Ouidad Moisturizing Gel). I place this only around the temples and part, using the same scrunching/scooping motion to encourage curl formation at the front which is the part most people will notice most.
To refresh curls on 2nd/3rd day:
1) Place a dollop about half the diameter of a dime (really just like a large drop of product) in palms and rub between hands.
2) Lightly massage over dry hair using a combination of smoothing motions to moisturize frizz (thus lessening it) and scrunching/smoothing motions to encourage curls to reform.
I purchased this in a sample size at Ricky's -- 2 oz. for $9. Not cheap, but given how little of the product you need to use, I expect this small bottle to last me quite a while. I went through more of this product when it leaked in my bag during a flight than I have used on my hair since purchasing! I plan to keep this as part of my hair routine as long as I am suffering from my current level of dryness and damage.