You know those plastic 3-drawer organizers that people use to store extra clothes? Well, I have one of those in my bathroom, but it's not filled with T-shirts and workout pants. Instead it's full of hair products. And if you rummage through those drawers you'll find the brand Carol's Daughter on most of the loot.
So when I heard about the new Hair Milk line from Carol's Daughter I had to give it a try. I've used the original Hair Milk before and found that it works well to define my curls and prevent frizz when I pair it with Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner. But Kinky Curly Curling Custard has me spoiled and I'm determined to find products that can hold their own solo. I'm also always eager to find shampoos and conditioners tailored to curly hair.
I decided to give the following products a try: Hair Milk Curl Perfecting Shampoo ($16 at Sephora), Conditioner ($19 at Sephora), and the Lite Curl Booster, which is infused with apricot kernel oil and cocoa and shea butters. All three products are paraben and petroleum-free. The shampoo, which is infused with pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E, won me over with its luscious lather. The conditioner left my hair feeling more moisturized than the Tui Hair Smoothie by Carol's Daughter that I currently use for deep conditioning. I stepped out the shower smelling like a freshly peeled citrus fruit. The shampoo and conditioner are infused with lemon and orange essential oils, so if you don't like these scents, don't buy this product. I don't mind the smell of citrus, though, so I will definitely keep these in my collection.
Honestly, I didn't expect the Lite Curl Booster to do much for me. The original Hair Milk couldn't tame my mane on its own and as thick as my hair is I doubted if anything called "lite" would do the trick. I even purchased a tiny 2 ounce bottle ($9 at Sephora) because I was sure I'd only use it a few times. Full of skepticism, I combed the product through my damp hair and after my tresses were detangled I applied another coat of the curl booster and then let my hair air dry as usual.
I was so impressed with the results! I did have some frizz, but nothing out of the ordinary, and that was far outweighed by how light and bouncy my curls were. I hoped the photos would convey this, but I'm not sure that they do. Nonetheless, you can see the Hair Milk Curl Boosting Trio didn't leave me looking like Buckwheat. Check it out:
Tell me about the natural hair care products you've tried lately.