Carols Daughter Tui Hair Smoothie- Review


Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie- 8oz/$19

Product Description:

Tui Hair Smoothie is an intense, deep conditioner rich in essential oils and Shea and Cocoa butters that provide moisture and protection to dryness and brittleness. The creamy, nutrient-rich ingredients immediately detangle unruly hair and boost shine.

Benefits:

  • Intense, deep conditioner
  • New, “bye-bye tangles” recipe
  • Rapa Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, Omega-6 and Omega-3 and slips through strands for easy detangling
  • Nutrient-rich oils of Olive Fruit and Sunflower seeds boost shine
  • Rich Shea and Cocoa butters provide moisture and protect hair from weather damage, dryness and brittleness
  • Fragrance cocktail of guava, mango and passion fruit transports you to a tropical island
  • Paraben-free, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Color
Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, AMODIMETHICONE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BRASSICAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, PEG-40 CASTRO OIL, POLYSORBATE 20, PRUNUS AMYGDALYS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, ASPARTIC ACID, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL (AND) CAPRYLYL GLYCOL (AND) POTASSIUM SORBATE (AND) HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, TETRASODIUM EDTA, SIMETHICONE, PANTHENOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE.

My Experience: I ADORE the fragrance-- passion fruit and mango. The ingredients are almost the same as the Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie, and thus it produces similar results. It has mediocre slip, but excellent moisture. I'm not a fan of the cyclo cone halfway down the list, or the plethora of other hard to pronounce ingredients.
I used the Smoothie as intended-- as a deep conditioning treatment. It went on a bit rough, similar to the BVHS, but in the end, left my hair soft, supple, and full of moisture. This is NOT a detangling conditioner, and if you choose to experiment with this product, I highly rec' detangling prior to using it.

Bottom Line: Great moisturizing deep conditioner, but at 19 dollars, I probably won't repurchase.

11 Weigh in!:
NappySince10/01/08 said...

it's great to treat one's self but i agree w/the 19 dollar part, especially for something that doesn't appear to be as natural as possible. still, i wanna try this stuff lol. im trying to find something from her hair prods, to adore. no such luck yet...

Unknown said...

I also just recently used this conditioner it does go on rough , i ended up putting in a cheaper conditioner in just to comb, good deep condtioner though

CurvyCurlyTrini said...

I have to agree wit you.....the for 8.oz/$19 is way to much....also i am noticing that my lisa uses a lot of Corn oil in her products and i am starting to wanna if corn oil is good for natural hair....I ask this question in reference to the hair kizzy promde what i use from Carrol Daughter..

Ask Ffrenchie said...

OK I do not wear my hair natural. I relax my hair approximately 4x a year! Can anyone recommend a true detangle conditioner? I have very thick, coarse long hair! HELP

Anonymous said...

I found that the carol's daughter smoothies work best in the shower when your hair is soaking wet. i do agree that it goes on rough on damp hair, but it leaves my hair super moisturized and soft no matter how i put it on.

Nicole said...

CD has been a huge heart breaker for me. I was initially a huge fan of their products before realizing their products are in fact not "all natural" and really don't even seem to be formulated with healthy hair and scalp in mind. I'll stick to my unrefined jojoba oil, shea butter and tea tree oil.

Anonymous said...

CD's Hair Milk, Margarite's Magic, Hair Balm, Lisa's Elixir and Tui Oil. The Rosemary Peppermint shampoo is pretty good. I am not a fan of the Tui Smoothie. Some of her products worked well for me and others did not.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting on my Tui smoothie now. I can't wait to try it on my locs. Say what you want about CD's products but I notice a big difference in my hair. I ordered the Lisa's elixer and hair balm 1st and I swear it made my hair grow like crazy, and the texture of my hair seemed to changed. It's now so silky and soft. I tell people I got Indian in me now. LOL

Tgspearman said...

I agree with the comment from Anonymous on Feb 18, 2010. I uese the Lisa's elixer and hair balm Black Vanilla shampoo and deep conditioner, along with the leave in conditioner. . I use the Health hair butter and the Hair Milk, also. It has my hair grow like crazy too!

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of CD's products. My old hair stylist used it in my hair and I had a huge allergic reaction to it. My scalp was red and flaky. When I told him about it a week later, he said that one of his coworker's clients also complained about how the product irritated her scalp. They were using the Tui oil. I researched the product and found out that she uses A LOT of perfume in her products, hence my irritable scalp. #2thumbsdown!

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Carols Daughter TUI Smootie. I will not purchase again. I'm a newbie to natural hair (2 months) and wanted to try it, not convinced. Right now I'm a PJ and do not want to keep spending a lot of money on products that claim to be all natural. Do anyone have any suggestions for a good conditional and moisturizer for very kinky (type 4b-c) hair?

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