Product Review: Carol’s Daughter Minoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum

This is my second week using this product and I feel compelled to spread my joy about it! As you may know, I have been on the look out for a great silcone-free serum, which I thought I found in Living Proof’s Satin Serum. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out and I found this product on Sephora.com. I have heard mixed things about Carol’s Daughter products, but I was pretty desperate to find a good serum, so I took a chance and boy, am I glad I did!

From Sephora.com

What it is:

A lightweight, silicone-free miracle serum that counteracts and prevents damage to even the most distressed hair.

What it does:
This lightweight miracle serum, whose strengthening power comes from Monoi Oil—a sacred Tahitian blend of Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil—counteracts and prevents damage caused by chemical straightening, color-treating, heat-styling, and sun exposure. It helps rebuild the appearance of your hair in a way that won’t wash out or weigh hair down, like silicones do. It is also blended with Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil to restore softness and Kukui and Rose Hip Seed Oils to reduce frizz and boost your hair’s natural shine. Return your hair to its maximum beauty—no matter what you do to it.

Ingredients:

-Monoi Oil: Strengthens hair.
-Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil: Restores softness.
-Rose Hip and Kukui Seed Oils: Tame frizz and add shine.

Isododecane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Prunus Insititia Seed Oil, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Fragrance, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Citrillus Ianatus (Watemelon) Seed Oil, Isohexadecane, Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

My Thoughts: I can totally tell that my hair is breaking less since I began using this product. I monitor my breakage on an almost daily basis and to have more days where I experience no breakage than days that I do has been something I have been striving for since the beginning of my hair journey!

The smell is devine. It reminds me of Hawaii, due to the fragrance smelling like a lei! It also has my beloved kukui nut oil in it! The product is pretty concentrated, so judiciously use this product! It will depend on the length, density and thickness of your hair. I use two to three pumps when I apply it to my wet hair, making sure I pay close attention to the ends and work my way up the hair shafts.

I am not a fan of glass bottles, but it seems that higher end serums come in them (e.g. Alterna Caviar Polishing Serum, Living Proof Satin Serum). Also, the pump is not the best, but it may just be on my bottle!

Cost: $30 for 1.7 oz at Sephora, Ulta and CarolsDaughter.com

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