According to Carol Price, creator of Carols Daughter products, some women of color have been relaxing their hair for so many years, they don’t have any idea what the original texture of their hair really is. But standards of acceptability and beauty change, thank heavens. If you’re a person with relaxed hair that is now choosing to go back to your natural hair state, you may have a long road to “recovery” ahead of you.
Alas, after years, maybe even decades, of harsh chemicals, heat stylers and more, the process of transitioning back to natural is a journey that takes patience and good products. According to Carol Price, watching over-processed, dehydrated hair break off from an equally tortured scalp and roots, is just too difficult for some, so they give up.
Three-Step Transition Kit
But Lisa Price has new products from Carols Daughter that purports to really help, with a new, three-step Transitioning kit.
Step 1: Carols Daughter’s Transitioning Purifying Low-Poo Cleanser that cleanses and hydrates the scalp and cuticle. Coconut-derived detangles and soy protein conditioners help keep hair manageable, while biotin helps strengthen hair to hopefully minimize breakage so your hair grows stronger with quicker results.
Step 2: Carols Daughter Renewing Scalp Spray that has sugarcane to help exfoliate, healing vera fruit, and more biotin. This step helps clear your scalp of “yuk” and other debris that make it hard for the hair follicles to do their best. If your pores on your face were clogged, your skin wouldn’t look healthy. Well, the same is true of your scalp– it is, after all, skin, too! Gentle exfoliation of the scalp helps encourage faster cell turnover and eventually gets rid of scarring from repeated use of relaxers, so hair grows back healthier.
Step 3: Finally, there is a point where relaxed hair stops and the natural hair begins. Every time a person re-touches with relaxer, there is this demarcation point. These points need intense strengthening so they won’t snap when hair is styled or detangled. So the final step is Carol’s Daughter Restoring Anti-Breakage Treatment, a creamy lotion in a flip-top tube that has olive oil, murmuru seed butter and yes, more biotin to help prevent breakage and hydrate and nourish the hair you have.
The entire set is just $40.00. I don’t personally have the hair texture to test these products, but from the description of the featured ingredients, plus knowing the quality of other Carol’s Daughter products, I’d be willing to bet that using these transitioning products will make your efforts to go back to natural, a whole lot easier and more effective.
Not sure if going back to natural is for you? Get tips, inspiration and support for more than just transitions of hair, but also in your life, from a new web site www.TransitioningMovement.com Created by the Carol’s Daughter brand, the site celebrates the inner and outer beauty of every woman. You can also ask the experts about transitioning back to natural hair, and meet others who are going through the journey, too.
If anyone embodies strength, beauty and courage, it is definitely Lisa Price, who started Carol’s Daughter in her kitchen, and now has an amazing enterprise with fans including tons of celebrities such as Solange Knowles, Jada Pinkett Smith and Mary J. Blige.
Hair Milk For Everyone
Whether you are transitioning your hair, or you just want super-hydrating products for your curls, Carols Daughter has a nice collection of Hair Milk products. They’re for anyone who has thick, curly, frizzy and dehydrated hair. Key ingredients include agave nectar for moisture, cocoa and shea butters to help detangle and deep condition, pro-vitamin B5 for strength, soybean, wheat germ & avocado oils to soften and strengthen, and Guar Gum to provide non-flaking hold.
To hydrate and help keep frizz at bay, try the Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner $18.00 8.f fl. oz. Despite what you’ve been taught, you do not need to cleanse the life out of your hair every single day. This creamy conditioner gently cleanses and leaves a lot of moisturizing to nourish curls and keep them manageable. The Hair Milk products have no sulfates, no parabens, no mineral oil and no artificial colors, so even women with chemically treated hair can use them.
Dry hair also means frizzy curls, so there are two versions (Lite and Original) of Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Leave-in Moisturizer ($20.00 8.0 fl. oz.) to help moisturize. Some people like the original, but for those who just like a more lightweight conditioner, the lite version is a great choice.
Finally, for styling, hold and shine, there’s Pudding ($22.00 6.7 fl. oz.) to add control, without being sticky, flaking, or heavy. If you wear your hair curly, even if your hair isn’t super-coarse, these products will enhance what you’ve got!
Get these must-haves at Carol’s Daughter stores, Sephora, Macy’s, Dillards, Rickys, HSN and Regis Salons, plus www.carolsdaughter.com starting this month.
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