Review: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Hair System

I’ve had this for quite some time now, but haven’t had the time to write about it.  I received my deluxe samples from Sephora with a $25 purchase.  From the Sephora website:

For thousands of years, Polynesians have used Monoi Oil for its natural reparative properties. To make Monoi, freshly picked Tiare flower blossoms are steeped in coconut oil to produce fragrant oil that helps repair hair, improving its condition, softness, and shine. The Monoi Collection was created especially for those concerned with hair breakage. This product is free of parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, sulfates, and artificial colors.


I have to say that this is the BEST smelling Carol’s Daughter Hair Product that I have smelled ever.  The scent is soft and floral, a total opposite from something such as the Healthy Hair Butter.   My deluxe sample kit included the Monoi shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask.


Aside from the smell, there was nothing that was absolutely amazing about this product, in my opinion.  The shampoo did a good job of cleaning, which is what I expected.  The conditioner was a little odd in that it produced suds as I applied.  Yes the conditioner has a lather.  This was very weird to me.  At first I thought that maybe I did not rinse out all the conditioner, but after shampooing or alone as a co-wash there was still a lather.  The hair mask had more of the consistency that I like, which is smooth and creamy.

Although this set is pretty average, I had to stop using it because I’m beginning to think my hair does not like protein.  I’m noticing that anytime I use products with protein, my hair breaks off bad.  I know this because I’m constantly checking for the little white bulbs and they are not there.  There is a possibility that if my hair needed protein this would perform differently.  This set also left my hair pretty dry, even after using the conditioner and hair mask.  Maybe adding some type of oil to them will work better…I’ll have to try that to see if there is a difference.  If you would like to give this a try, I would advise purchasing the shampoo and hair mask and leave the conditioner alone.

My overall consensus is that if your hair likes protein then give it a try to see if it works for you.  I think this set is better than other Carol’s Daughter shampoos and conditioners, but then again I may just be completely hooked by the scent.  This items in this set are pretty pricey and I doubt if I would purchase even if I liked it.  I believe that there are many more products that are less expensive and work the same.

  • Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo, 8.4 fl. oz., $18
  • Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner, 8.4 fl. oz., $20
  • Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask, 7 oz., $29
You may purchase these items from Sephora and the Carol’s Daughter website.

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