Carol's Daughter • Monoi Shampoo • Shampoo

rated 4.1(21 reviews)

Average Rating.4.1
Would buy this product again.76%

rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mulletoftruth on 1/17/2015 7:21:00 PM more reviews by mulletoftruth

Age: 36-43   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine   Eyes: Other    

I have problem hair. Itís curly, porous, fine, frizzy and dry, and now that itís shoulder-length, damaged as well from years of highlights. I grew it out from a pixie cut, which was also color-treated, but since all nearly all the color went on fresh hair every time I got it cut, it didnít sustain as much damage. When it was shorter, I didnít need to use high-quality repairing products on it. I am also limited in the kind of shampoos I can use as my skin is highly sensitive to SLS, so I only use sulfate-free shampoos (and body wash, and cleansers, etc.)

When I realized I needed to step up my S & C game from what I was using when it was short, I recalled having a good experience with the Monoi shampoo and mask combo, so I bought both of them, followed by the Tui and Capuacu lines in the same combination. Theyíre all better than what Iíd been using, but donít fit my current needs.

Having used all 3 for some months now I think the CD S & Cs just arenít a great match for my hair. I find the shampoos to be drying (the Tui less so, but not by much) and leave my hair with a rough texture. Other shampoos do a nice job of leaving it smooth after cleansing (Ouidad Oil Cleanser and the Alterna Bamboo line, for instance) so itís not just my hair Ė itís the product.

The masks donít give enough moisture to compensate for the stripping effect from the shampoos. Of the 3, I find the Monoi to be the most hydrating and once I got used to it, Iíve come to really like the scent. But this mask is just okay, and not great. There are much better hair mask options out there for my hair (the Fekkai and Mixed Chicks ones for starters.)

The Capuacu (anti-frizz line) Iím not a fan of at all. It doesnít reduce frizz in the least and gives my hair a weird stretchiness as well as making it fuzzy. It also has a scent that Iím not at all fond of, which lingers for daaayyysss. To my nose, itís an odd combination of powdery floral mixed with butterscotch. Pass.

The Tui line has been repackaged as a color-care line but Iím not sure which of the ingredients in either the shampoo or mask would make it so. And again, the shampoo is stripping and the mask isnít moisturizing enough. The mask does have a thinner texture than the 2 others, which are quite thick, making it easier to distribute throughout my hair, but itís still a no-go for me. It has a floral-candy scent, reminiscent of many recently trendy perfumes marketed toward young women, which I donít object to particularly but isnít what I want my hair to smell like.

I do like a lot of CD styling products, but the S & C line just isnít for me. Hope this helps.

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rated 4 of 5 bellavee on 7/23/2014 1:10:00 PM more reviews by bellavee

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Blue    

First, I tried the mask and loved it so I thought I'd try the shampoo and conditioner. I have very long, thick, coarse, colored hair. Not to mention, it's colored red so I cannot use anything harsh.

This shampoo is perfect as it is sulfate free and ridiculously gentle on my hair. Since it is sulfate free it doesn't suds up as much as a regular shampoo so I have to wash it in parts. First the top of my scalp then the bottom of my scalp and then the rest of my hair which I split in to two (like I've mentioned, I have a lot of hair) and this ensures my entire head gets washed well and there's no greasiness or residue left behind! And it doesn't make my hair feel like straw afterwards either. Plus the smell is heavenly; like my hair went on a trip to Hawaii. My boyfriend smells it constantly. I use the entire line together, for best results. I think it does a great job and I have zero complaints. Although I will admit, when I run out I will be trying a new line. Not because I don't absolutely love this but because I'd like to see my other options. I'm not sure if it's making my hair as soft and shiny as I like or if I'm just being picky. I'll update when I compare.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* VeruskaRai on 2/20/2014 5:02:00 PM more reviews by VeruskaRai

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Very impressive shampoo. It's targeted for weak hair and I really felt like it fortified my hair from root to tip. My hair is damaged and I noticed less breakage, so I cant imagine what it's like for someone with healthy hair. Expensive, but worth it!

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rated 5 of 5 Raineey on 8/22/2013 6:22:00 PM more reviews by Raineey

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I am half Native American / half French and my hair is very coarse, dry, and overall hard to manage. After my previous brand (Redken) decided to reformulate, I was losing what felt like a lot of hair since it was so dry; I tried John Masters Organics, Dove, Biolage, Lanza, and Living Proof-- none of which worked, so when I heard good things about Carol's Daughter, I decided to try it.

I used the Monoi shampoo, conditioner and hair mask and I had literally no fallout after the first use! I can even use a wide tooth comb in the shower and not lose any hair which is amazing for me, since I used to lose it by the handful. I can totally tell the difference when I use the Monoi line-- my hair is shiny, well conditioned and full. It feels so nice and silky, but it still holds curl. I just finished the trial pack shampoo and bought the full size one. I will continue to use this!!

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* HIYELLOW on 8/18/2013 10:57:00 PM more reviews by HIYELLOW

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm   Hair: Black, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

LOVE this fragrance!!! I want to love it but I don't. It makes my hair so tangled and crunchy it is unbelievable. The only other shampoo that did this was a no-name shampoo from Sally's. It comes out of the bottle so thick and luxurious that I thought it would be conditioning and detangling. The monoi conditioner smooths it out but it takes quite a bit of effort to comb through it after I wash.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* mecepeda on 8/2/2013 1:37:00 PM more reviews by mecepeda

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Green    

I have shoulder-length, very thick, wavy/curly hair that I am trying to grow out. Since I continue to color it despite the fact that I am cutting it less, my hair's drier than it has been in years. MoroccanOil, conditioner, mask and oil have been reliable products for me during this time, but I have still been experiencing lots of shedding, knots, and a bit of breakage. (And this is long after abandoning any heat styling and washing my hair every other day if not less). I received a sample of this shampoo and conditioner from Sephora and was impressed enough to invest in a bottle of both. My only response to this set of products is WOW. After just one use, my hair is much less tangled, sheds noticeably less, and just feels far healthier overall. I have also begun using the Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Anti-Breakage Spray and the matching Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, and am very pleased with the results. The only criticism I would offer regarding this otherwise great line is that the Monoi scent, while natural, is rather heavy. If you are very sensitive to fragrance then this is not the set of products for you. The scent has grown on me, however, and it does gradually fade. If you love Monoi and are looking for something to repair your damaged hair then run (don't walk) to Sephora and ask for a sample of this shampoo and conditioner. They are excellent, and well worth the investment.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* SensualSusanna on 6/10/2013 4:03:00 PM more reviews by SensualSusanna

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Goodness this is expensive. However, I don't wash my hair too often. In fact, in the winter I only wash once a week. So when I do wash I want the most beneficial shampoo I can get. Carol's Daughter Monoi Shampoo cleans well and smells awesome! It has a traditional Monoi fragrance which is gardenia mixed with coconut oil. When I wash I find this does a great job cleansing my scalp without over stripping. After all, one of the reasons I don't shampoo that often is to prevent over-drying of my hair and scalp. When used with Carol's Daughter Monoi Conditioner, my hair is soft, manageable and very clean smelling. The fragrance lasts a few days in my hair and is truly lovely. It is a little pricey, but considering how often I shampoo it is justified for me.

P.S. I don't color my hair anymore so I cannot comment on color fade etc.

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rated 2 of 5 StupidUserNames on 2/17/2013 9:14:00 PM more reviews by StupidUserNames

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!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Nocturnefata on 11/23/2012 5:10:00 AM more reviews by Nocturnefata

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine   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!

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rated 3 of 5 lemon_tree on 11/12/2012 11:09:00 PM more reviews by lemon_tree

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!

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