Have you ever had a beauty sample for a long time, dabble with it and find it okay but not amazing, use it again, and think it’s amazing? That’s Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask for me. 🙂 I received a deluxe sample of this quite some time ago. I used it once, just on the ends of my hair (ala EmilyNoel83’s suggestion on YouTube), and I wasn’t impressed with it. When I finally dipped in and used it on my entire head, I was wowed.
This sample had enough for me to use it twice, and I loved it so much that I ended up purchasing the full-size jar. I have long hair, and use a deep conditioning mask at least once per week, despite not washing my hair daily. The amount I wash my hair usually depends on my running schedule. 🙂
Here’s what Ulta’s website has to say about Monoi oil:
For over 2,000 years, Tahitians have used Monoi Oil for its natural reparative properties that undo and prevent damage from the sun, sea and surf. Using ingredients that only grow in Tahiti, Monoi Oil is made by taking 15 freshly picked Tiare Gardenia Flower blossoms and combining them with 15 ounces of Coprah Coconut Oil over a 15 day sacred ritual.
Interesting…I always wonder if that’s REALLY how stuff is made when it has a fancy description like that. Either way, the mask is great. My hair feels incredibly soft and silky, and the mask doesn’t weigh it down.
If you are unsure of how much to use, my recommendation is to use a little at a time until you get a good feel for how much it takes to get your hair conditioned. I wasn’t using enough when I first started.
The scent is really nice as well; very beachy!