Carol's Daughter • Hair Balm • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm surprised by all the negative comments. I usually use jojoba oil to hydrate my hair, but I figured I would buy the hair balm for days I don't wash my hair, since it has a more pleasant scent and doesn't weigh my hair down. Yes, the smell is kind of reminiscent of old ladies, but I would never say it smells bad. I have Caucasian hair and its not as dry as it used to be, so all I need is a little on my finger tips, but I think this is a great product for anyone who needs to hydrate their hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i used this product for my twist out on wet hair, and it came out great. my hair was so soft, which is the most important. the hair balm works like the burt sugar pomade by oyin handmade. but i love the smell of hair balm better. on the downside i don't like the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I used Carol's Daughters Hair Balm and it made my hair hard , stiff and crunchy then proceeded to fall out. The hair Balm also caused red raised areas on my scalp and in those areas my hair fell out completetly. My scalp had a burning and itchy feel. I did not pre-test an area and now I look like a plucked chicken. I called the corporate office and was basically told oh well. never will I buy any of this company's products. I thought that since it was made with natural ingredients I was safe. Guess not. I will stick to the old tried and true products. The product did have a strange oder and a tacky feel to it. At least my hair will grow back. Thanks Carols Daughter now my hair will be all natural no chemicals---a hard way to transition from a relaxer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Sephora for 13 dollars. You definitely have to use a small amount of this or it will be too greasy. It does a wonderful job of giving my hair some weight without sacrificing curl and adds a nice gleam, though I prefer to use it mainly on the ends of my hair. My hair felt soft and not crunchy. The downside is that it has a strong scent that lingers and it's an obnoxious scent at that. I also don't like the fact that this contains corn oil as one of the ingredients, as other CD products in the line. But I figure if it works for me then no harm done. I recommend trying out a sample first if you can.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Other
So I love this contrary to what the cd haters are saying.I use this my scalp is healthy and I'm seeing growth. 'Know your hair type ladies... I feel like to many people knock the product because there hair expectation are high. P.s I been using this and its like hair crack on my wavy natural
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this product online, BIG MISTAKE. The smell is horrifying to my nose. I was hoping that it would dissipate in my hair and no still smelled stale or something. I gave it a 2 because while my hair stunk, it was shiny!
I have AA transitioning hair. Coarse, dry...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I REALLY dislike this product. In fact, I don't like ANYTHING I have tried from this brand. And I tried many. I tried giving it multiple chances to make sure I didn't like it, and I just don't.
This does NOT absorb into the hair. Just sits on top of the hair and makes it feel crunchy and dry at the same time, wtf??? How does that happen? First 2 ingredients are soybean and corn oil....Uhhh...Can you say cheap? Which is bull cause the price tag sure isn't cheap! Makes my hair feel like I dipped my head in cooking oil. It doesn't wash out easily either, let me tell you. Leaves hair greasy for days. Ugh, save yourselves the trouble, ladies. And the money. If you really wanna try this, just go to the cooking oil section of your grocery store and buy a bottle of soybean oil, and a bottle of corn oil. Shouldn't cost more than $5.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
This stuff stinks. It doesn't hydrate the hair at all and is a weird consistency. I have not been happy with any of the CD products I've tried and I've really tried hard to enjoy this stuff because I like the idea. Save your money ladies!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
5 lippies which surprises me. I got this on a whim and I love it! If you smell the testers in sephora, fair warning, it may be sort of rancid. But a fresh one...wonderful, it smells like honey! It has the consistency of an oily honey but doesn't leave a sticky residue. I used this to twist my hair, and because it was damp I did see some whiteness but it soon faded. A few days later my hair is still soft and shiny. It does have beeswax in it, however my hair doesn't feel waxy or producty. I'm going to buy another one!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
For the last 2 yrs I been transitioning from relaxed to pressed hair. Over the last few months I've been using a combination of CD products and my hair has been thriving. The CD hair balm was a lil tricky for me it works best as a blow dry oil. A "small" amount does wonders
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been experimenting with various oil and/or dimethicone type products (Moroccan Oil, Living Proof, Ojon) to calm my frizzy, over-highlighted, dried, fried, medium length hair- and this one blows them away and is way more economical given the way I use it. A dime-size amount rubbed between my palms and applied from about my ears down smooths the ends out beautifully and prevents breakage. I use it on damp hair before blow or air drying (I also use a Phyto volumizing spray at the roots) and barely touch the top of my head with whatever is left on my palms (too much and it will make my hair look dirty). The night before I wash, I go to town and apply more and let it soak in as an overnight treatment. At the rate I am using this, it's cheaper than that VO5 Hot Oil crapola. I have some hope finally that I don't need to cut off all my length to get healthy looking hair again! Oh, and having grown up in the late 60s early 70s, I happen to adore the fragrance- it's slightly head shop/herbal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product is a prime example of how things smell differently to different people. I was not completely put off by it, although not thrilled about it. It reminded me of antique shop, that wierd smell of apple cinnamon and unfinished wood - dont ask. However, this product was AWFUL for my hair. I recently began doing a revamped curly gurl method, aka CO wash. I thought this would be good with its natural ingredients. Although I am white, I have used ethnic care products in the past because they are much more moisturizing. This is so heavy with beeswax that I almost had to wash my hair. I toughed it out and by the end of the night this is how I would describe my hair...the way a girl's hair looks when its barely wavy and she tries to scrunch it, get the picture?...My best advice is to a. smell it first and b. make sure your hair needs a product like this because it weighed my down something fierce.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This smells AWFUL. It indeed made my super short hiar shiny and I bought it for the ingredient list but the smell is so sickenly sweet reminiscent of cheap strawberry incense. Just GROSS.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Again, another product by Carol's Daughter that works great but smells awful.
I actually had a co-worker tell me, that something on me stinks.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I ordered this online via Sephora as I don't think it's available in Toronto, Canada. Suffice to say, I didn't really like this product. It seemed I had to use a lot to gain some softness but my hair would feel slightly greasy also. I tried using this as a leave in conditioner and it did reduce frizz by at least 70%. My hair felt soft once completely dry. However, this product would make my hair feel brittle if I attempted to put it in my dry hair. If I mixed it with a hair moisturizer, it would somewhat help retain moisture for a few extra hours. In the long run, I realized this product would leave my hair feeling heavy and my scalp flaky. So, I returned this product today at a local Sephora store. I'm in the process of trying Phyto Hair Balm again as it did seem to work well as a leave in, minimize frizz and promote softness. I'll give an update in a couple of weeks or so.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm rating this product as expensive because I don't use it as directed. I have wild 60s afro hair that is very dry. On days when I don't shampoo (and I'm not going out in public) I lard this stuff on. It looks like a limp, greasy mess. But in 2 hours my hair will have absorbed it all. And when I wash with CD products the next day, I have glorious curly, well-behaving locks. And in constrast to other MUAers I am getting nothing but positive remarks re: my new CD aromas. People ask me what that fascinating perfume is!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
After I read the ingredients for this product, I really wanted to try it out! especially since the past year and a half I've been getting my hair straight permed. My hair is very fine/thin and my ends are totally fried. Prior to buying, I had read the mixed reviews, and how it might be too heavy for thin hair and about the smell. I followed my gut and bought it anyway and I'm so glad I did! .. On wet hair I apply a tiny dab on the palm of my hand then I wet my hands with water under the faucet and rub my hands together and apply only to my fried ends. Then I comb through. My hair seems to really absorb it, sometimes if I put too much it CAN look greasy but I just comb it out and that seems to help. But a little bit of this product goes a long way. As for the scent, to me it smells sweet like honey but since I only apply a tiny bit, you can barely smell it.. FYI. I wash my hair every day maybe thats why it works so well for me? I'm not sure but when I run out I will definitely purchase this again :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was using this product when it was way cheaper so pardon my bias ;) I have thick, curly, coarse hair and use the balm right after blowing my hair out to keep it soft and conditioned. It is a great hairdress for those with thick or dry hair. It is wonderful on ends and has kept breakage at bay.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I decided to try this product after the rave reviews and noticable results from my coworker. I ordered it during their free shipping sales (I'm too cheap to pay $7 shipping for a 4 oz bottle of product) and was still taken aback by the $18 charge for the product.
Once received I immediately applied a dime sized portion of the product to the areas of breakage around my temple, and have seen strengthening in the past few weeks. The balm is a bit thick so I would advise using it sparingly. I also apply the balm to my ends and have noticed significantly less breakage.
I have read reviews and many complain about the smell. That has not been a factor for me as the amount I use is pretty small.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Product is somewhat heavy for my relaxed, fine hair. Doesn't give much surface sheen but is moisturizing. Good when I wear my hair in a bun (often) or a french twist especially on the ends of my hair. Smell turns a little rancid on the hair after 3 or 4 days.