March 25, 2010

You NEED This: Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and a Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Conditioner Review

The Muse has some wild hair. Wavy, curly, long…tis wicked untamed and crazy. To tame it I use a bit of gel, slick it back, slap it in a bun, and place a headband on. It keeps my hair under wraps and under control when I’m working because I can’t stand to have it in my face when I’m at work.

My hair is typically dry and craves a rich conditioner however I also like to keep it free from silicones so I stick to using Lush hair care to keep everything under control. Per my norm routine I clarify my hair once a week with Lush Big as this gets my hair super squeaky clean.

Although I wash my hair every day its still has a fair bit of build up such as oil, product build up (the gel I use), etc…it gets heavy, lackluster, and just difficult to deal with. Lush Big deals with all these problems and gets my hair back under control again however it’s seriously drying, like scary hay hair!

Recently, I got a chance to test out the new Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner. I honestly didn’t expect much but I came out of it thinking I had to tell you all how much you need it!


First off I absolutely adore that there is a Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Shampoo and a Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Purifying Conditioner. I’m always left feeling slightly rejected by Lush since they don’t make a companion conditioner for Big and you’re left to your own devices to select a conditioner to join up with it. I like things in pairs people, dunno about you but when it comes to hair care I like stuff to have the same scent and such.

Now the bottle says the ultimate hair detox which totally raises a red flag for me. Anything that brags about being the ultimate anything automatically makes me think, “This is so not going to work!” But turns out they have a lot to boast about here.

The products sport a nice minty fresh scent. You don’t get the rosemary much in the blend so it isn’t herbal but more pure, fresh mint or at least to my nose it is. It’s ideal for purifying hair and getting it in amazing shape. It’ll rinse clean oil, dirt, and product build up to leave your hair lighter, deeply cleansed, and beautiful. When I clarify my hair I feel like I’m carrying around 20lbs less weight on top of my shoulders and this does just that, makes my hair feel lighter and fresher.

Both the shampoo and the conditioner are free from silicones and made with moisturizing marine and rosemary extracts, peppermint and jojoba oils, as well as other organic ingredients. After use your scalp will fairly whistle it’ll be so clean. The peppermint oil in the blend gives a cooling, invigorating feel as well which is quite appealing considering I absolutely love mint in anything.

All in all Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner are absolute winners for me. This will easily replace my pot of Lush Big as it doesn’t dry my hair out as it clarifies; it simply leaves my hair soft, shiny, and more management minus build up, dirt, and oil.

Absolutely loves it and Muse Approves it for purchase.

If you’re locks are in need of an extra deep clean, get these, your hair will thank you for it.

Available now for $16 each or as a duo for $28.50 at

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • the Muse

      dina get it! it’s seriously awesome. I normally clarify once a week but used this twice this week and my hair feels so baby soft 😀 good hair in a bottle dude!

      Loves it!

      What’s new with you today? btw need your address got a little fun packet for you, could wait to give it to you when we get out shopping on but I’ve been so swamped I figured I’d send it out to you 😀

      • dina

        so busy >:( i feel like the circus has set up permanent residence at both my home & office!! grrr . . . .plus my stupid hotmail email is dysfunctional today! how’s your week going? almost friday right 🙂
        p.s. fun packet sounds fantabulous 😀 will email you later when my email gets off its high horse . ..

        • the Muse

          god yes dina me too! Aw sorry to hear it, my inbox is disorganized as hell, I try not to go into it too often LOL! 😀 yay for Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sounds good look forward to the email 😀 owe ya one too btw!

  • Johanna

    Hi Muse, thanks for reviewing these products. I’ve been using CD’s Rosemary Mint shampoo for years and I love it! It tames my frizz and keeps my hair moisturized. I think this new “purifying” shampoo is the same formulation as the original, just new branding. I also use Lush’s Jungle conditioner on a regular basis to define my curl pattern and cut frizz, but CD’s new conditioner is intriguing.

    • the Muse

      hey johanna! awesome 😀 I wasn’t sure if it was new clothes or what but loving it 😀 this is my first time using! I use jungle as well 😀 loves it!

  • Nessa

    This sounds exactly like what I need! I have an oily scalp, limp hair, and I need something w/o silicons. You make me buy so much stuff!!! 🙂 I got the hair mists from lather & lights, which reminds me have you tried Because I’m the Princess? they have hair mists that are smaller and cheaper. I just ordered from her and she has Lush dupes as well as other dupes. I got Philosophy Grace and Johnson & Johnson Bedtime & Bath! You should check her out if you haven’t.
    Ok that’s long and I guess you really don’t make me buy THAT much…just a lot of stuff I want AND you are a great source of info 🙂

  • Angie

    Have you tried the new Suave rosemary and mint shampoo? It might just be a dupe for this and it’s like $2.50 at wal-mart. I have it and LOVE it and you can’t beat the price!

  • kate

    My head had a bad experience with a mint/rosemary dandruff shampoo a few years ago (like had to go to an eye doctor and dermatologist bad experience) so I’ll probably sit this one out.

  • Jinnzor

    Hi Muse

    I went to check it out on their website, and the third ingredient in the conditioner is silicone (Dimethicone). That’s sort of disappointing. I hope Carol’s Daughter don’t try to market this as a cone free conditioner 🙁

  • Stephanie

    Dear Muse,
    I used to comment every blue moon under the screen name “Stanies”–don’t know if you would even recognize that screen name because I didn’t comment a lot. It’s been a while since I have had the time to read your blog but I still do. I get the daily emails and it’s like a little piece of heaven between all the junk and chaos that is my email inbox! Hope to be all caught up sometime soon! Love reading the entries–it’s like a guilty pleasure for me. =D
    I see someone beat me to comment about the Suave Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner! But I will still bring it up anyways because I LOVE the stuff. I have used it twice this week and absolutely love both products! They smell so good and leave my hair very manageable. I have long, curly, wavy, thick, blonde, maybe still demi-dyed whatever color, et al hair that is a pain in the neck at times. Needless to say it’s hard to tame my mane!
    The shampoo and conditioner smell great and leave my hair clean plus moisturize it deeply. It’s more of a mint with a hint of rosemary smell–your scalp will feel refreshed when you use it that’s how nice it is. The shampoo really clarifies and the conditioner is just awesome at babying your hair. Suave made it to be an imitation of Aveda’s Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner (they also have a hand lotion & bar of soap in the same scent I believe–got a set for a gift before but never bought it for myself). At Walmart for under $3.00 each you can get a HUGE bottle with a “salon” pump of the shampoo or conditioner!
    You should do a review and compare the Suave & Aveda products to the Carol’s Daughter products above if you want to. I’d love to see all three brands go head to head!