Product Review: Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Cleansing Conditioner

DSC00286_2Price and Purchased From

$12 from Target / also available on Carolsdaughter.com / Ulta

Promises

“To instantly fix dry, dull, brittle hair so it can have all the manageability, softness and shine you want, takes a deep moisture-balancing treatment. That’s why this intensely rehydrating hair smoothie is packed with a rich blend of Cocoa and Shea Butters and Pro-vitamin B5 to rescue and deeply condition your hair so it has a healthy texture with natural shine. Made to absorb into your hair quickly so you’ll notice an immediate difference.”

Directions

Apply to your wet hair. Massage gently into your hair, especially the ends. Leave in your hair for 5 to 7 minutes and then rinse well. You can also use a plastic cap, and sit with your hair under a dryer for 10 to 15 minutes for a deep treatment. Use about once each week for the best results.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Amodimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol ( Pro-vitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate ( Vitamin E Acetate), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aspartic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Polyquaternium-37, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

My Assessment

The biggest “pro” this cleansing conditioner has is that it provides a lot of slip. Since I’m transitioning to natural and am not big chopping, I have a lot of new growth to deal with. I love how much slip this cleansing conditioner provides because it really helps detangle my hair with easy. It provides a lot more slip than the As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner. Because of its consistency and the slip that it provides it is very easy to spread this cleansing conditioner throughout my hair.

As the its name suggests, this product is a conditioner the conditions while cleansing the hair. Because of its consistency, I was a little worried it wouldn’t effectively clean my hair, especially my edges since I use either Eco Styler or aloe vera gel 1 to 2 times a week. I have used this cleansing conditioner both after pre-pooing with conditioner and oil and it does a great job at gently cleansing my hair. I even used it to remove the gunk that my slippery elm + conditioner mishap left behind (you’ll see the pics here). Regardless of whether it’s conditioner or loads of oil, it still cleanses my hair well.

In comparison to the As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner, this cleansing conditioner is much gentler. If I co-wash twice with As I Am, my hair is left feeling pretty stripped, while co-washing twice with this conditioner does not leave behind stripped hair, yay! It also rinses out well (doesn’t cling to my scalp or coat my hair).

The only downside to this cleansing conditioner is that its fragrance is pretty strong and “perfume-y.” The first time I used I was worried it would trigger a migraine. Thankfully it didn’t (and hasn’t since) but the fragrance is still pretty strong.

This is officially a staple for me, bumping As I Am Coconut CoWash into second place. As I Am is still a great cleansing conditioner but this conditioner does a better job at giving me moisturized, detangled, clean hair. This cleansing conditioner will definitely be my go-to for the rest of my transition, with As I Am on hand for those days where I have a lot of build up and need a deeper (but not quite clarifying) clean.

How this work on my natural hair vs my relaxer hair: thankfully it works the same on both textures, which is a huge relief because it can be very annoying when a product works well for one and not the other.

Have you tried this cleansing conditioner? Like it? Love it? Left it?

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Just this past wekend I was debating between Eden BW coconut shea clensing Cowash and the As I am cowash. I chose Eden Bodyworks and almost slapped myself for not getting it sooner. Both my daughters natural 4b/c and my relaxed and NG hair LOVEDDDDD it. I think i'll give this a shot if I see it at my local target. Awesome review as usual!!

  2. Hey Jen! I've been reading your blog now almost daily for about 2 years now. (wow, it's been that long??) Anyways, can you add notes in your review that reflect the product on your relaxed and natural hair? Please! : ))

    1. Author

      Aww thank you for being a long time reader! And sure, I added it to the post. Thankfully it works equally well on both my natural and relaxed textures.

  3. I was planning on trying Carol's daughter anyway. Nice to know I already have a item to add to the list.

  4. I have not tried this cleansing conditioner but after this review, I just might. Lol

    1. Went to Target tonight and saw this product when I first walked through the door. I couldn't resist and picked it up and bought. I'll be using it on my next wash day. I hope it works well for me too. My Carol's Daughter experiences have been hit or miss over the years.

  5. OMG so you are transitioning? Nice!

  6. Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review! Your thoroughness and attention to detail are incredible.

    Thanks again!

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