Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Blow Dry Cream

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This is a product that I’ve used several times before, and tonight, when blow drying my hair. This product is very effective in providing smooth hair, minimizing frizz and providing shine! I purchased this product from the Carol’s Daughter website for $24 for 3.9 fl oz. A little expensive but it’ll last you a good while.

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyester-5, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Isohexadecane Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Panthenol, Sodium Methoxy PEG-16 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Oil, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Sorbitan Stearate, Steareth-2, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Hydrolyzed Silk , PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Polyimide-1, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Trideceth-6, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Octyldodecanol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-4, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool

This cream contains no parabens, petroleum OR mineral oil, which is great because all of these can be very drying on hair!! The cacao extract in this product is supposed to smooth the hair, the soy protein is meant to control frizz and the keravis is meant to “rebuild” the hair so it shines

HOW I USE IT

I apply this cream to my freshly washed hair (about a dime sized amount) right before I begin to section off my hair. First, however, I apply a water based leave in conditioner. I like to use SheaMoisture Yucca & Baobab Thickening Moisture Mist when preparing to heat style my hair. I then apply Carol’s Daughter’s Hair Balm to my hair because it contains a good amount of natural oils. I apply just a SMALL amount of this and distribute through my hair as a little bit of this product tends to go a LONG way. Lastly, I apply Giovanni’s Direct Leave In mixed in with this cream. I then begin to section my hair, one section at a time, as I blow dry. Before blow drying each section, I apply a dime sized amount to each section of hair.

While I do think this product delivers on moisture, shine and minimizing frizz , I do have some complaints. First, this product smells wayyy too strong. I can’t quite pinpoint the scent but it’s super sweet and doesn’t go away even when you’re done styling. Second, as you blow dry each section of your hair, you feel a bit of residue from this product on each layer. This DOES go away as soon as you flat iron your hair but it’s a bit bothersome. This could be because the instructions say to use a dime sized amount for the ENTIRETY of your hair and not each section, like I do, but stiill…I have super thick hair and a dime does nothing for me!

For these two reasons, I’m still on the hunt for a blow drying cream/protectant that doesn’t give my hair that “residue” feeling.

Below are my results after blow drying with this product

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