Product review: Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter

I recently realized that I never did a review on Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter! Seeing that I use it pretty often, I thought that I already shared my experiences with you… obviously not. A couple of months ago when I visited my cousins in Connecticut, I was able to get to a Sephora and guess what was there?

A selection of Carol’s Daughter products!

The last time I saw all the products lined up and in store was when I made my way to Honey Fig last winter. There were a couple of things that I wanted to try, but I kept myself under control and purchased the Hair Milk and the Healthy Hair Butter. (Check out the review of the Hair Milk and Lisa’s Hair Elixir here.)

Here are the ingredients for the Healthy Hair Butter:

Water, Soybean Oil, Corn Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Sandalwood Fragrance, Essential Oils Of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Ylang-Ylang, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Patchouli, And Cedarwood, Vitamin C, Xantham Gum, And Potassium Sorbate.

It has a musky, spicy scent – it’s a scent that the men in your life won’t have a problem with if you decide to moisturize their scalps with it.

What to say about this product? I like it. I like the weight of it. Like I said in my previous CD review, I didn’t necessarily want to like these products, but my hair did. It’s a mid-weight moisturizer that I normally use right after I wash my hair, after I apply my leave in conditioner. I have noticed that, now that the weather is getting colder and drier, the HHB doesn’t work like my homemade moisturizer – although it does have some identical ingredients.

This is something that I can use during the week to keep my hair moisturized, but I find for me, I need something heavy right after I wash my hair and the HHB doesn’t really do much – especially now that it’s getting colder. In the summer? It was wicked.

While it’s not perfect, it’s one of those products that is season-specific. So, I’m going to put down my HHB until the weather warms back up in like May or something. Sigh.

Can I tell y’all something?

I don’t like cold weather. I really don’t. I clearly live in the wrong country because it’s cold at least half the time here. I really need to find my way to Barbados for a vacation or something… well, I’m planning a vacation in January to somewhere hot. I can’t wait 🙂


12 Comments Add yours

  1. vonnie says:

    I’m so with you on the hating the cold thing, and I live in chicago so it’s about to get REAL cold REAL soon *deep sigh*

    I’m really on the fence with CD products, glad you liked that one though 🙂


    1. urbansista says:

      I do love the Hair Milk — it’s great in the winter when I’m moisturizing my twists. That, sealed in some olive oil is some good looking hair!

      I’ve heard about Chicago’s cold weather. I will wait until summertime before I visit (and I do plan to visit — I read some good things on your blog!)

  2. zainab1 says:

    I’ve never used carols daughter products but have heard some great things about them. I would have to agree I am not a big fan of the winter. But I do however like fall because of the beautiful tress, etc. But warmer weather is my fav. Enjoy, enjoy on your vacation.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Carols daughter. Take care.


    1. urbansista says:

      Fall is great… except that it means that winter’s around the corner. I can’t wait until the vacation! I’m nine weeks away from fun in the sun! Woo hoo!

  3. Nikkele says:

    Girl, you already know how I feel about the HHB. It works all the time for me, but probably because I live in Florida! Anyway, I would like some suggestions for heavier butters.

    1. urbansista says:

      For my heavy butter, I use a combination of shea butter whipped with cocoa butter and olive oil. I use this on everything! Hair, skin and definitely my feet (winter is CRUEL on my dogs). I played around with some other butters and oils, but this combo – simple and easy to mix – works really well.

      1. Nikkele says:

        I’ve used shea butter before, it doesn’t work well for moisturizing my hair. I probably need a shea mix, like what you described. Maybe mixing shea with the CD butter might work.

  4. Shan says:

    I didn’t know that Sephora carried Carol’s Daughter! Next time I’m at the mall I’ll have to go there.

    1. urbansista says:

      Only Sephora in the States. I know, it sucks, right? As far as I know, the only place in the GTA that has Carol’s Daughter in-store is Honey Fig. Sorry!

      1. Shan says:

        Oh, they need to get a better Canadian website then because I went to it and they listed it as one of their brands.

        It’s ok, Honey Fig isn’t that far from me. Do you know if they sell satin lined winter hats?

  5. urbansista says:

    Maybe Sephora is planning to bring the line to Canada? I haven’t seen it as yet — I’ll let you know the minute that I do! I don’t know if Honey Fig sells lined winter hats — I haven’t seen any there. I did get a “satin” bonnet at Shoppers that I think would be easy to sew into a hat or wear under a hat.

    1. urbansista says:

      @Shan, I just saw this from Honey Fig: Nov 15-21: Hide Your Tresses Week. Come and see our Hat selection, and with a purchase or a hat, get 15% discount on Hair Accessories turn display products

      They do have hats!

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