Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave-In Conditioner Review
Carol’s Daughter Claims: The Tui Leave-in-Conditioner is a delicious herbal blend that weightlessly conditions with hydrating ingredients while controlling fly-aways, unmanageable hair and restoring hair’s natural health. Used as a daily leave-in or revitalizing mist, Tui Leave-in Conditioner’s excellent detangling properties replenish essential moisture delivering a delightful cocktail of fruit fragrances!
- Replenishes essential moisture, controls fly-aways and unmanageable hair
- No harsh, moisture-stripping detergents
- Infused with lavender, calendula, chamomile, rose, marigold and larkspur flowers
- Paraben-free, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Color
Ingredients: Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Water (Aqua), Ceteth-20, Cetrimonium Chloride, Peg-8, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Peg-12 Dimethiconeglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (and) Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance, Panthenol.
Price point: $22 CDN
My 6¢: This is a very interesting leave-in. It’s chock full of herbal extracts (rosemary, sage, lavender and nettle for example) and what I find interesting is that water is halfway down the list of ingredients instead of at the top. This is not a bad thing, it just means that I’ve become used to leave-ins being mostly water and the wholesome ingredients being further down the list. This I found to be a welcomed difference about this product.
Smell – y’all know me, I’m a fragrance fanatic. It took me back to 4th form Chemistry when we made esters and my teacher at the time described it as having “sickly sweet” smell. If you don’t know what esters smell like, if you can imagine the smell of a mixture of rose petals and guavas and mangoes ripening in a box or brown paper bag then you’re pretty close to knowing what it smells like. You can smell the rose flower extracts and the blend of passion fruit, guava and mango fragrances intermingling. It is definitely a nice smell, but it took me some getting used to because it would always make me flashback to Chemistry – a subject I despised with all of my being (maybe I should have embraced it more and I would have an easier time understanding all these hair products). My bf tells me that it smells like pineapple – I translated that to “Nice smell, I like it”. 🙂
I originally bought this to use on a daily basis, however, I would always start to use it then stop, then start back after a few weeks or months of pushing it towards the back of my hair closet (it’s not really a closet, but it really should be). I guess it wasn’t what I was looking for at the time I purchased it. At the time I was looking for something to really help detangle my unruly hair after I had washed it. Tui didn’t do a great job of detangling my hair but I found that it worked better on dry hair – a couple spritzes, to help pull back your hair in ‘one’ aka ponytail and you’re set. I could see it being a good choice for baggying.
The Tui Leave-in really shone for me was when I had my hair braided. I added it to my braids spray mix and it not only left my hair smelling amazing, but it helped moisturize my cornrows. As I don’t wear braids that often I don’t think I will be replacing this particular product, however for all you natural ladies out there – if you’re rocking a ‘fro for I would definitely add it to your wish list. Give it a try, I can see it softening those curls and giving that ‘fro some bounce. Just my opinion.
If you’ve used Carol’s Daughter Tui Leave-in, leave a comment and let me know your experience.