While I was stranded in Hollywood the other day due to motor vehicle issues, I wandered into the Sephora at Hollywood and Highland. As always, I skipped over to the Carol’s Daughter section of the store to smell the products, which always reminds me why I don’t buy them, no matter how many celebrities endorse them. On this particular day, however, it just so happened I recently had a convo with my girl T (hey girl!) about the Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner – she loves it when she wears her relaxed hair curly for second day hair w/ KCCC – so I thought, “What the heck, I’ll try it.” Also, there was only one left, and my fellow PJs know that when a hair product is hard to keep in stock, it’s usually for a reason. I sprayed the tester on my hair and bought a bottle. Here’s the summary from the Carol’s Daughter website:
This great-smelling, everyday conditioner is made up of Lavender, Rosemary and Marigolds, and scented with Vanilla. Thank you for making it one of our top sellers – your loyalty inspires us to make new and better products!
- Detangles and detoxifies damaged tresses
- Naturally replenishes lost shine with conditioning nettles
- Restores essential moisture and manageability
Yea…about that. I got home, and my hair felt really hard and was frizzy. Initially, I thought that maybe this was an icky reaction with my Burnt Sugar Pomade. Too many product? Maybe. So, I cowashed my hair again and styled as usual. In the morning, I used the leave-in instead of water the next morning to try to refresh my TWA. By the time my hair dried, it was SO HARD. Like, unbearably hard. I’m sad I’m going to have to return this to Sephora (I think I might exchange it for the Tui one though). It smells really really good, which to me, is rare for Carol’s Daughter stuff. Sad little WildChild. Let’s hope my Darcy’s Botanicals leave-ins work better. Until next time…