Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion (available here) - $25
A penetrating hair treatment that deeply moisturizes, detangles, soften, and conditions to improve the overall texture of your hair. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance or dyes, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
While I don't have the kind of hair that might need relaxer treatments, but I definitely do have thicker, dry, color-treated hair and am always on the lookout for moisturizing, softening haircare products. I have read a lot about the Carol's Daughter, so this time I decided to try out the Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Hair Infusion kit. This set contains:
|8 oz Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie, 2 oz Khoret Amen Hair Oil, Plastic Cap, and Applicator Tip|
How to Use the Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Hair InfusionThe instructions on the box are pretty simiple. Use the Khoret Amen Hair Oil on your scalp and the Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie like hair mask over the rest of your hair. Cover with the plastic cap, wait 30 minutes and wash off.
|For reference, my hair looks more like the after picture than the before version, but that's only on really good days and if I have a good haircut :P|
Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion - Khoret Amen Hair Oil
The first thing I noticed about this oil is the smell - it's extremely "perfumed," and while the smell is not really unpleasant in itself, it is definitely strong. The oil contains olive oil mixed in with the goodness of plant extracts such as lavender, sage, juniper, etc. I love the packaging - the applicator tip makes application so easy, I am going to save the bottle to use for ever :D It's a light oil and absorbs easily and easy to wash off too. While I didn't find it very different from my usual (unfragranced) extra-virgin coconut oil treatment, if you have never used hair oils before and can tolerate the strong smell, you might find this useful.
|Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion - Khoret Amen Hair Oil (Ingredients)|
The Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie is like a thick, deep conditioner. I have tried using it both ways - using it as a mask before washing my hair or as a deep conditioner after washing (never both together). This too has a similar strong fragrance as the oil, though it is comparatively milder.
Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion - Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie
With ingredients such as cocoa butter and olive oil, this is a conditioner made for the coarser/thicker hair. It washes off easily and I don't get that slippery smooth feeling that comes with silicone-based conditioners (but this does contain amodimethicone). It leaves my hair shinier and healthier and just a tiny bit softer. If you have fine hair, though, you might find this conditioner too heavy to use regularly, but I can definitely get away with weekly use :D
|Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion - Khoret Amen Hair Smoothie (Ingredients)|
My take on the Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion: Being a South Indian, oil-infusion treatments aren't anything new to me, and most homes in Kerala have bottles of coconut oil steeped in all kinds of ayurvedic ingredients. Setting aside that bias, though, here's what I think of the Carol's Daughter Olive Oil Infusion:
- Easy to use. Love the applicator for applying the oil and the convenient plastic shower cap included in the package.
- Detangling/Conditioning: The hair smoothie would do a good job of detangling if that is what you are looking for. Use it as a deep conditioner if you have normal hair that doesn't need detangling.
- This a very strongly fragranced product, and the smell does linger on even after washing. Definitely not for sensitive noses.
- Silicones: Sephora lists this as a silicone-free product, but it does contain amodimethicone. If your scalp gets flaky with silicone-based products (like mine does), use the hair smoothie as a mask and wash off with a shampoo containing any of these: SLS, SLES, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocobetaine, ALS, or ALES.
- Cost: This is quite a pricey product ($25), and I found the results just the same as I get with a regular coconut oil treatment. Cost-wise, at least, I don't think this is something I need to add to my regular haircare routine.
So, this is what I spent my weekend doing - washing, reviewing :D What about you - did anything useful this weekend, watched any movies?
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