Carol's Daughter and Top Products for African American Hair

By Kimberly Krofton Published 07/5/2007 | Beauty

At 12.00 for only 8 ounces, I was somewhat hesitant when I purchased Carols Daughters Rosemary Mint Herbal Shampoo. I have long, thirsty, curly locks and I was certain that 8 ounces wouldnt last me very long. Nevertheless, after my friend continually encouraged me to give Carols Daughter a try.

The Magic Ingredients
Carols Daughters website actually does not list the magic ingredients. I found this quite disturbing since the company had long been touted as all natural. Once finding the ingredient listing on Sephora, I felt more comfortable about purchasing. Call me obsessive compulsive, but I wanted to guard against any allergic reactions before spending 24.00 for a 16 oz supply of shampoo. To my surprise, however, Carols Daughters products are not all natural, but do contain many all natural, hair healthy ingredientsat least much more than your traditional beauty supply or drugstore shampoo. 

Is it for you?
It really depends. I think this shampoo is excellent, although I am not certain whether it is the most moisturizing or detangling shampoo on the market. I also was disappointed that the product was not all natural, yet it was far superior to most hair care products on the market for ethnic hair, especially the so-called reputable lines. Overall, it was wonderful. It had a nice minty smell and wasnt too harsh. Yet, I also feel I get the same, if not better results from using Beauty 4 Ashes Godhead Silky Smooth Shampoo for Ethnic Hair. This product is completely all natural and contains many of the same ingredients as the Rosemary Mint and Herbal Shampoo. It also has a few more natural oils for dry, tangled hair, such as shea, jojoba, avocado, and wheatgerm. But, this product is a bit  pricier since it is all natural and includes extra ingredients. You can learn more about it at wwwdiscoverb4acom.

The Final Word

There is a scarcity of quality ethnic hair care products. Carols Daughter is truly a breakthrough. Of course, you should do your research and determine what works best for you. I did. I looked at every ingredient included in the product, especially for my own safety. Would I use this product again? Most likely. But since I can achieve the same results without being exposed to chemicals, I will probably purchase GodHead Silky Smooth over the Rosemary Mint Herbal Shampoo.

Amount Paid (US): 12.00 tax and shipping
Hair Compatibility: Not too harsh, easy to apply, left hair feeling decent
Fragrance: minty, lemony fresh