July 28, 2012

Summer Hair Pick: In Review | Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Pudding

On my last day of visiting New Orleans a few weeks back, a friend and I dropped ever so quick into the pop up Carol’s Daughter store. Now apart from the many celebrities stopping by, and amidst the range of hair demos taking place throughout the day, everyone seemed ubber excited to try the new Hair Milk Pudding, how it works, when to use…how does it smell?! (which this gal snatched up within minutes upon entering store!).

So, many moons ago (circa ’09), this blogger waxed poetic about a pretty strong attraction to hair puddings, custardy mentions, and tings of the Hair Milk variety, so much so that the giddiness factor went straight ten fold when it got down to first using the Carol’s Daughter Pudding. Omg.

Well, first. Why I love thee.

Consistency is always key, yes? Puddings typically err on the side of ‘thick enough’ to do the job that your every day gel just can’t do. It ought deliver moisture to your hair cargo, keep it moisturized without the annoyance of buildup, tackiness and sans flaking. All faux pas in the land of applying product.

But in a rare move I decided to apply to FRO after our weekly DC treatment, & without the usual leave-in underneath to gauge how well it’d keep my strands moisturized. The verdict? FRO was a bit offended we ditched the leave-in, and sadly visited crunch city for a while.

Hair did appear moisturized for a few hours, yet once 100% dry, lacked the initial moisture we’d so loved! Our solution was to revisit our next attempt with a trusty, creamy (yet lite) leave-in. A good option is the Hair Milk Lite, though I’ve been reaching for Karen’s Body Beautiful’s Super Silky.

Not certain I’d use this with a hooded drier, especially if the goal is to rock two-strand twists for the majority of 1-2 weeks, as hair will become especially dry. If you’re aiming to set your hair style, do make sure to apply a light hair oil, or butter/moisturizer to help seal the deal, then unravel to glorious perfection!  Added bonus? A smidge goes a pretty long way, which says A LOT due to FRO’s current state of length.

The new Hair Milk Collection is available online, in stores and debuted with a host of other new goodies including a co-washing cleanser that sounds heavenly. Have you guys tried the new line? What were your thoughts?

  • http://aldorris.blogspot.com April

    How is the smell? That is the factor that keeps me from using so many of Carol’s Daughters products. They haven’t met a strong scent that they didn’t want to smell all day. The original Hair Milk has a lemon pledge scent that I just couldn’t get past so I really wasn’t able to try the product out properly. When the scent didn’t fade after a few hours, I had to wash it out. The shampoo and conditioner of the line were decent, but I felt the line was lacking with the Hair Milk. I would love to revisit the line if the smell has been tamed.
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    • http://backtocurly.com Chai

      oh! I soooo remember the old scent! it was lemongrass ( i think). & you’re right, was quite strong. The smell is not the same this round. It’s still fragrant, but not as much as the old formula. I used it with a Karen’s Body beautiful leave in (and hers are VERY strong in smell) so I really could not smell anything else. I will say that it’s worth trying, but go for the sample size! they have smaller doses if you don’t want to start off larger.

  • Sabrina

    I tried all three products and was truly disappointed. The smell, the feel and the overall end result… My hair felt dry and chalky…

    • http://backtocurly.com Chai

      Sabrina, did you try the cowash? I’m so interested in trying!! I had a rough go with the pudding, but had to use something under neath it, otherwise it was a no bueno show. trial and error usually work with my hair though.