The one year membership that I purchased with Carol’s Daughter is about to expire so I decided to try the Hair Milk. I’ve read that hair milks are good moisturizers and I had pretty good results with the Shea Moisture. I wanted to try this one so I could compare the two.
Carol's Daughter Hair Milk - 8 oz regular price $12; member price $10.80
FOR CURLS, COILS, KINKS & WAVES.
Dry hair = frizzy curls! So, protect your hair from unwanted situations – breakage, thirst and unmanageability – with this fan-favorite leave-in moisturizer. It has all the goodies you know and love, like Shea Butter to intensely hydrate curls, coils, kinks, and waves, plus Soybean Oil to soften and strengthen it too. We’ve also added Agave Nectar to ensure that your hair keeps moisture locked in and is extra healthy. This rich cream quickly and easily absorbs into your hair, leaving it glossy, nourished, and frizz-free.
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), Polysorbate 60, 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
* Cocoa & Shea Butters intensely rehydrate your hair
* Soybean Oil leaves hair softer and stronger than before
* Agave Nectar keeps moisture locked in for better definition and frizz control.
How to use
After co-washing, apply a quarter-size amount into soaking-wet hair, working it in evenly with your fingers. Use your hands to gently squeeze out excess water or use a cotton T-shirt for best results. Add more as necessary and style as desired.
This hair milk is more liquidy than it is thick. I thought the consistency would make it perfect for summer. The smell, however, I don’t care for. I guess I expected it to have a sweet scent like the other products that I’ve purchased, but it smells more like a sunscreen lotion… and it lingers.
The directions say to apply a quarter sized amount to soaking, wet hair, distribute it through the hair, and add more if necessary. Just because I know my hair, I knew from the start that a quarter sized amount would not be sufficient, but I used this as a starting point. I ended up using about 4 quarter sized amounts and then sealed my ends.
My initial thoughts about this hair milk once I applied it to my hair – I’m not impressed. It has absolutely NO SLIP which is the first thing I look for in a moisturizer/leave in. The second thing I look for is how it coats the strands of my hair. This product is lacking in that area as well. My hair almost feels stripped – like it feels after a shampoo and the hair is squeaky clean. So basically, it feels like it has no product in it. One of the last things I look for is how well my curls are defined and how they clump together. Disappointingly, I didn’t notice clumpage, but my curls were somewhat defined. They just didn’t have that spring factor that I like.
I’m going to let it dry and I will update in the morning.
Soooo, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with how soft and moisturized my hair feels this morning. My curls are still defined to the extent they were last night. The oil I used to seal my ends absorbed well, which I like. I do notice that the smell is still prevalent now. It’s not overbearing, but I just don’t care for it.
Overall, I think this hair milk did what it was claimed to do. I do have a few frizzy areas though. I don’t think this product will work well enough alone when styling my hair. I think some type of gel will be needed. I’m going to use this product more to get a better feel for it and to decide whether I will buy it again. I will write an updated post afterwards.