Product review: Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk and Lisa’s Hair Elixir

Carol’s Daughter’s products have always interested me — even before I decided to go natural. So when the Relaxed Chick wanted me to swap some products back in November.

I received the Hair Milk and Lisa’s Hair Elixir. I decided to use them while I wore my kinky twists. Let’s start with the Hair Milk. Check the ingredients:

Water, Soy Bean Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil, Beeswax, Essential Oil Or Lemongrass, Fragrance, Jojoba Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin C, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Bicarbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl, Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. Paraben-Free.

The Hair Milk is creamy and light — it’s nowhere near thick… but it’s moisturizing. Really moisturizing! Truth be told, I didn’t want to like it. I thought that Carol’s Daughter’s products would just be overpriced and mediocre and an absolute waste of money.

But I was wrong — especially about the Hair Milk. It smells wonderful, like lemongrass. After I took the twists out, I continued moisturizing with Hair Milk and my hair remained moist, soft and manageable. Even when my hair styles or my scalp acted up, my hair was happy.

Next up, Lisa’s Elixir. Check the ingredients:

Soy Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Corn Oil, Essential Oils Of Peppermint, Sage, And Rosemary And African Gold Fragrances. Contains No Mineral Oil.

I used the Elixir to seal my ends. I didn’t use it as a hot oil treatment as yet. First off, a little goes a long way. The oil is very runny, so it gets everywhere – on my shelf, on my sink, all over my head tie, on my pillow case (Hubby was not impressed by that). But, I guess that is one the dangers of sealing your hair with oils. Now, Lisa’s Elixir worked well as a sealer, but for $19 I would say it’s a bit too pricey to only use it like that. I would even venture to say that I could mix up this concoction for much less than 19 bucks (one litre of Mazola corn oil would probably cost me $4), but I’m not knocking it. I’ll probably use it until it’s done, but I most likely won’t purchase it.

So, where can you get Carol’s Daughter products? Of course, Carol’s Daughter website, Amazon and Sephora (Canadians, some products are not available to be sent into the country — so, you won’t have access to all CD products). Have any of you tried it out? Let me know!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. I have been using Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk and you are right, it’s good. I too, did not want to like it. I bought the small bottle for $18 (CRAZY) – but I love it. I just recently purchased Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Milk and can’t wait to try that one.
    Honestly, I have not tried any other Carol’s Daughter products…I actually use 100% pure Cocunut oil to seal my ends. I also use that for my daughter…works wonders and is a WHOLE LOT Cheaper!

    1. urbansista says:

      I am honestly jealous of everyone who can use coconut oil in their hair. Sadly, I’m allergic, but castor oil works wonders for me and it is a lot cheaper that Carol’s Daughter. That being said, I did enjoy my experience with the Hair Milk and I probably will purchase it. I’ve decided to try (operative word: try) to go all natural with my hair products and some of my moisturizers are not all-natural… and it’s the product junkie in me 🙂

      I wanted to check out KBB when I was in NYC last fall, but it just never happened. I thought about purchasing online, but the shipping fees were not friendly. I should be in NYC again this summer, so maybe I’ll make a trip to her spot. Thanks for commenting!

  2. nikkele says:

    Unfortunately the hair milk does not work well for me at all. I swear by Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. That’s my staple. That’s my creamy crack!

    1. urbansista says:

      I haven’t had a chance to try any other Carol’s Daughter products. The Hair Butter does intrigue me… I may have to investigate 😉

  3. anthn says:

    Try the hair milk lite it’s great.

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