I’ve always liked using the phrase “oldie but a goodie” and Carol’s Daughter fits that description perfectly. 8 years ago when natural hair care was a mystery to me, and probably many women, Carol’s Daughter was one of the only products for natural hair along with Kinky Curly, Mixed Chicks and Miss Jessie’s to name a few. Naturally (no pun intended) over the years more natural hair products emerged and I sort of just forgot about Carol’s Daughter…sorry Lisa! Thankfully, I was reunited with Carol’s Daughter due to my February Curlbox subscription. IMPRESSIVE is the one word review I gave on Instagram of the new Carol’s Daughter Mirabelle Plum Conditioner so let me tell you why.
Smell & Consistency
The smell and consistency of the conditioner impressed me immediately. I wouldn’t say it smelled like plums per se, as the title suggests but it smells lovely. Also, I expected this conditioner to have the same feeling as other conditioners I’ve used, however; I was also pleasantly surprised the consistency was a bit different. I love my conditioners thick and creamy and the Mirabelle Plum definitely fit the bill. Since I usually only find this texture with deep conditioners I knew right away it would work well with my hair.
Secondly, I was impressed this conditioner included biotin as I’ve only found biotin listed as an ingredient in maybe one other conditioner. There’s a long list of ingredients for this product, which I’ll still list for informational purposes, but according to CarolsDaughter.com, the post powerful ingredients are:
- Mirabelle Plums
- Grapeseed Oil
- Aloe Leaf Juice
- Sweet Almond Oil
Full List of ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Biotin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Methyl Gluceth-10, Panthenol, PEG-45M, Phytantriol, Polyquaternium-37, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Insititia Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trideceth-12, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)
Softness of My Hair
Carol’s Daughter states the Mirabelle Plum collection is for fine, weak and very hair dry. Raises hand! Yes, you can have type 4b-4c hair and still have a fine texture. It is important to note the curl typing system describes your curl pattern, not the density, texture and porosity. After shampooing (with a different brand because the shampoo wasn’t in the Curlbox), I applied the Mirabelle Plum conditioner, left it on for a few seconds and rinsed thoroughly as the directions stated. Again, I was impressed because this conditioner was able to do what normally only deep conditioners can, which is enable my hair to feel incredibly soft and melt my curls like butter. If the weather was nice, I truly believe I could have pulled off a nice wash and go with a little additional product. Now I’m curious to see how the sulfate-free shampoo and leave in conditioner will work! Unfortunately I didn’t see the these products at my local Target or on Amazon but you can find the complete collection at CarolsDaughter.com.
I would definitely purchase this conditioner again, and with a nice price tag of $12.00 it’s more than worth the money. The description “for fine, weak and very dry hair” is something you should pay attention to before purchasing. The ingredients listed are specifically helpful when combating those issue areas, among other things. I’ve spoken to other women who stated this conditioner did absolutely nothing for them, which is fine and normal since each woman’s hair texture is unique. But, for a $12 investment again my opinion is..what do you have to lose?
Have you tried the Mirabelle Plum? What are your thoughts?
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