Carol's Daughter • Hair Butter • Hair
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Great for moisturizing dry ends, almost none-if any-artificial chemicals in the ingredients, small $11 tub would last a long time!
This product is great for applying a bit on the ends. As with any oil based product, it's best to avoid putting on too much all over your hair, which did happen the first time I tried this, resulting in super greasy hair (I was overzealous and excited when I got it and put on waaaayyy too much all over my hair). It's fantastic in moisturizing my mostly straight, slightly wavy, frizzy ends when they become dry. When I apply too much of it from midway of my hair down to my ends, some of the product (probably the shea or cocoa butter) would dry up and I'd end up having one or two tiny clumps of hair which were easy to detangle and I didn't experience breakage of hair because my hair wasn't in knots, a piece of hair would just be a little stuck together where the product hardened. So just avoid putting on too much! I wouldn't repurchase because after I finish this tub I'll just buy the oils by themselves which is cheaper.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love Carol's Daughter. I have thick, unmanageable, color treated hair. I have 2 daughters with thick hair as well. We all love Carol's Daughter. We are all Caucasian, but this line is for everyone. I am the only one in the family that uses this product on my over processed hair. I wish she would put it in a tube, instead of a jar. It would make application easier. I think the smell is more like an Origins smell. I only use this in the winter /summer when my hair is really dry. It will bring your hair back to life! Give it a try! It is so reasonably priced, what do you have to lose?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
Someone mentioned vomit...there is a sort of essence of vomit after my hair dried. This smells nice in the jar, the natural oils are discernible. Upon application I could smell patchouli/sandalwood, which I assume comes from the parfum which is not listed on the website, but listed on the package. The ingredients are the same otherwise. The fragrance can be found between vit c and rosemary oil on the jar. None of the oils listed smell like this. My hair is almost dry and it now doesn't smell like much. When I sniff closely it doesn't smell clean, but very lightly sweet with a hint of oily vomit. It is difficult to describe, but quite gross.
To add to that, it has left my 2c Polynesian hair larger than ever. This seems to have enhanced every little kink in my wave. I look like (a frizzy) Troy Polamalu in that Head and Shoulders commercial. My hair doesn't look wavy/curly it just looks HUGE and fuzzy.
If my the stench goes away and if this somehow makes my hair gorgeous by morning, I will keep this and report back. EDIT: I returned this. I tried it twice and wasn't able to get past the smell. I don't like patchouli anyway, and the dry down still had a hint of vomit,
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a good hair product that would deliver shine, softness, sheen and conditioning qualities and I believe I have found it. I have relaxed, color treated, thick, coarse hair and it always looks fried or super dry. I went to sephora today and the SA pointed to this line. I have never tried it before so I decided to get the small jar for $8 instead of the larger one for $17. A little goes a long way and it made my dry, thirsty tresses super soft and shiney. I don't know if i like the smell but either way it works so i can get over it. It worked great when I flat ironed my hair and didn't make it look greasy or weighed down. Will repurchase the large one once i run out of this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a good moisturizer, nothing spectactular though. And for the price it needs to be spectacular. I am all about putting money back into the community, but I should not get squeamish buying a jar of mouisturizing cream. I wasn't terribly disappointed with it, but I wasn't overly impressed either. I have tried a lot of stuff and it seems the cheap simple stuff gets the job done without buyer's remorse. And the smell is very strong. It gives me "glover's mane in floral" that junk is strong! I think this is a product hype. A few celebrities talked about it, a couple of "gurus" on YouTube now everyone has jumped on the bandwagon, well I'm off of it. Back to the health food store to grab a jar of coconut oil and shea butter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky Eyes: Brown
I recently purchased the CDHHB because I needed something to do my twists with as the season changes other than the product I typically use. I used this product when CD was just a start up company and I really liked it. It was pretty moisturizing and gave my twist great hold. Unfortunately, it seems that the product as been reformulated since the days when she was making it in her kitchen. I am struggling with the smell and it did a decent job with moisturizing but nothing to write home about. I will likely use it as an alternative to my staple cream that I use for twists/twist outs. This product doesn't have much glycerin in it so it's useful when I don't want too much moisture in my hair when doing twists on stretched/blow dried hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm riding the fence on this product. . .bought this the other day at the salon after I received a very fun and funky assymetrical haircut. I have dry, frizzy hair even when my hair is cut short. I like using a hair creme to smooth things out, plus define the ends of my hair, so I thought I could get 2 products in one. Plus the fact that this product is all natural, was an extra added bonus. I am forever on the search of great hair creme.
The smell to me is like patchouli, which I kind of like. I haven't noticed anything strong or funky, as per the other reviewers. I use a very, very small amount of this product on wet hair and NOT on the scalp. Once my hair is dry, I use a tiny bit more on the ends for definition. This product so far is ok. Sort of expensive, but with the amount that I use this should last practically forever.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this product, but I just wasn't all that impressed with it. My hair is fairly curly and I expected this to weigh it down, but it really didn't. It also didn't moisturize the way I expected it to. It just seemed to coat my dry hair and add shine to it, but I didn't notice any improvement in actual moisture.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
I've tried many of CD's products. It seems they all have an intolerable smell and are not effective in keeping the hair moist and nourished for very long. I really wanted to like this. I use it in my little girl's hair for twist and braids and it doesn't do what I need it to do (moisture, nourish, shine) for the price. More money down the drain.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This smells nice, works and not too expensive. However I am looking for something that will moisturise even more.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
This is a decent product that i use for twist when im doin up styles. I don't like that it doesn't give much shine or moisture and the smell reeks just like the hair milk. uh. Why this smell??
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hair type: 3C/natural, bra strap length, dyed blue/black (demi permanent)
Though this hair butter is a little heavy, I tend to use it to protect it from the heat or cold and it does a great job. You definitely have to use it with a light hand because a little goes a long way. With my dark hair, it may appear white but it blends in eventually.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
Usually I type a bit more than this but all I can say about this product is that it is costly, works great, but smells awful.
You have been warned.
P.S. This is a major problem with Carol's Daughter products, they work great but smell awful. They smell ok in the bottle but once you apply the product to your hair: run stinky, run!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
My hair background: Natural Hair, but I wear it straight and press it weekly w/ the GHD. Ok so this is the worst smelling product of any type in the history of the world. I'm not lying. As long as human race has existed, nothing has rivaled the stench of this product. It's the kind of foul, death odor that makes you want to go outside and scare a skunk to get nasal relief.
HAVING SAID THAT - this stuff is fantastic and it kills me that the scent will probably keep me from rebuying it. I put it on my ends at night as it really helps to keep those moisturized and un-ratty. You only need a dab so one jar goes a long way. If you can handle the smell, buy it...but good luck. My hope is that by the time I've finished this jar my ends will have reached the point that (with careful work and conditioning) I'll no longer need it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Being a caucasion with blond hair, the lady at Sephora was eager to sell me another product almost 3x the cost. She told me it would just weigh down my hair and it was only for "ethnic hair". I bought it to prove her wrong and boy was she! I put a little on my ends when it's 1/2 dry at night. In the am I flat iron lightly w/ a conditioner and finish the ends off w/ the product. NOTHING should be held from a client b/c it's deemed too ETHNIC! The smell is something I'm used to, I never notice it in the daytime. Healthy hair for little $ or bad blond hair for$$$$? Take the chance, just don't over do it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am reviewing for the "Healthy Hair Butter." I chose this one because the other two similar hair treatment products--Tui Hair Smoothie & Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie--had too much fragrance in the product. I am very happy with this (almost) non-fragrant version of hair treatment product in terms of smell. I have tons of very thick and coarse (almost straight) hair that needs to be tamed and hydrated. I usually do not like any leave-in conditioner type product because it really weighs my hair down, taking off all the lightness and volume of the hair--which is no-no. This product is remarkable as it gives the very right amount of taming and hydration on my hair--yet, never makes my hair look like half-drenched and greasy! The feeling is very silky and light yet Its moisturizing power is superb. It also makes my hair look shiny and healthy! What could I ask for more? The key to make the best use out of this product is to follow the direction closely. You need very small amount--put the very little amount in the palm of hand and rub hands together really well (which helps the product to soften and spread easily), then apply SPARLINGLY. You can use this product as often as you want--both in the morning and in the evening before you go to bed. When I put this on my hair over night, I felt that the product was still pretty much on my hair in the morning, which is amazing! Waking up with silky, shiny, well-hydrated hair is indeed a great way to start a day. The staying power of this product is remarkable. It really worth paying $16 for a 8fl. oz jar. One jar will definitely last forever. Great buy!!!
*** I prefer to use this hair butter on dry hair rather than on wet hair because water and oil do not mix. I don't want to waste the product! :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had been on the fence for a while with her line, when I received a gift card, and decided to give it a try. I really wanted to like this product since I was growing weary of my usual Keracare Conditioning creme hairdress. I couldn't even get past the smell! It is awful! So strong, and woodsy! I tried to ignore it, but my daughter wouldn't come near me, and my husband thought it was horrible too. I could never bear to have my hair smell like this! Definitely will return and not try anything else. With a name like Healthy Hair Butter, I thought it would smell better. Yuck!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I desperately needed to love this product. I have been looking for a good hair cream for 5 years now. I have 2B type hair & I love the consistency. It's great for finer, relaxed hair. I use this around my edges and Mimosa Hair Honey down my hair shaft.
But in the end, it's the smell. I HATE Patchouli - it has the faint odor of Raid Roach Spray. CD could have used Tea Tree oil for the same anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties the packaging claims. I will try it for a little while longer and update. Maybe I can overcome the scent. It is such a good formula and does the job, I hate to throw in the towel...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Ok. I'm going to be honest. This is a nice product but it isn't for everyone's texture. I would guess that this product would be better suited for AA, coarse/kinky, texture hair because it has a tendency to be dry and somewhat brittle. This product would be excellent for this hair texture, instead of the pore clogging, petroleum/mineral oil, cheap palm oil containing products usually geared towards people with this hair texture. It's a really rich, thick product. The natural ingredients are very appealing. It reminds me of Burt's Bee's Avocado hair butter. I used it as a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment.
I wouldn't buy this product again, not because it isn't a quality product (it has great ingredients) but because of the price. Also, Burt's Bee's is my preference for pre-shampoo conditioning.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'd like to start saying I have FINE hair and I love this product. I think this product has gotten a bad rap in these reviews because this product isn't for everyone and you have to use it right. I personally love the smell, but I love woody, earthy, herbal scents. I also have fine hair with very dry ends. Within days of a hair cut, my ends are dry and feel rough.
This stuff is like a dream. Though my stylist suggested I use this for my scalp, I think that's a bit much. Maybe as part of an all over hair mask treatment. But I used it on the ends of my hair last night, brushed my hair 50-100 times with a boar bristle brush (to distribute the Hair Butter and my natural oils through out my hair) just before going to bed and it was amazingly soft. I usually put in Ojon hair treatment for my ends, but it's always still rough. i think with each product you have to know how to use it properly. I know that's really true of Bumble & Bumble products. A film/tv hair dresser had to teach me how to use that stuff properly. Maybe speak to a stylist who works with Carol's Daughter products, or go the Carol's Daughter website (I don't think I'm allowed to put the website here because that's considered "advertising", but it's easy to find) and you can search for products by hair type and there are tips on how to use the products and combinations for how to use them. I'm sure you could even write to Lisa and ask her directly for advice.