I picked up Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hydrating Conditioner ($12) late last month at Target. It’s been such a long time since I indulged in Carol’s Daughter that I forgotten how much I adore it.
Mind you I ALWAYS have Carol’s Daughter Rosemary Mint Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner in my hair arsenal but I haven’t really explored the brands other offerings in a SUPER long time. Hell as far as when it was available at Sephora!
I was delighted to see it was at Target recently. It may just be that Target has been carrying it for a long time but I hadn’t noticed or it could be new to the department store. Either way I was happy to run across Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hydrating Conditioner recently!
As you know I have super long, wavy hair eep! So the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hydrating Conditioner is perfect for my drier, wavy, curly, long hair.
First off, I should say, it smells ridiculously good. I don’t like Vanilla fragrances. My sister is obsessed with vanilla but I’m not really all that into it! But this is positively delicious. It’s a very rich, full bodied creamy, sultry, sexy vanilla. It almost has a coconut-ty back note to it. It’s very creamy, very rich, very, very sexy. They need to make a perfume in this scent (Off topic remember when Carol’s Daughter had a perfume!?)
I do think the only ones who can really enjoy the Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hydrating Conditioner formula though are the chicks and dudes with super longer, wavy hair. This is a very rich conditioner that doesn’t easily rinse away, it takes a little elbow grease to work it in and out of your hair. It’s not thick, it almost resembles a shampoo texture and honestly, if I didn’t know better I would think I was applying shampoo to my hair versus conditioner because it looks quite like shampoo. I apply it and work it deeply into my scalp and rinse away with hot water. I typically use lukewarm water to rinse out my hair but think hotter water helps melt this down in my hair so it rinses away easier. It just seems to want to stick around my hair a bit so that’s why I use the warmer water to rinse.
After exiting the shower my hair feels like it was coated in moisture. It’s a bit odd but it takes next to no work to get the tangles out my hair as I comb through it. I typically air dry and I noticed almost instantly how much softer and smoother my hair looked and felt! I also had considerably less frizz and my hair looked smoother. I didn’t like the shine factor though. This adds a bit too much shine to my hair so I get a glossiness that almost looks like I applied gel to my hair. Aside from the shine factor I’d say the moisture was crazy good and no wonder considering this contains a ton of great ingredients like Vitamin E, Shea, B5, just to name a few!
Needless to say I highly recommend Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hydrating Conditioner for those that have longer, drier, curly/wavy hair! This will add plenty of moisture and get your hair smoother, frizz-free, and extra, extra hydrated! Oh and the scent, amazing and yes it lingers in your hair ALL day….!