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Carol's Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil

What it is:A scalp and hair oil treatment to rebalance and soothe. What it is formulated to do:The best way to achieve healthy, beautiful hair is to nourish your hair through all three phases of growth—from deep inside the follicle, along the scalp, and all over the hair strand. This cult favorite takes care of the last two phases as it rebalances and soothes the scalp. Its precise blend of essential oils, like basil, mint, and eucalyptus, work together to form an elixir that restores natural moisture into the cuticle, reducing shedding and breakage, and giving strands the healthiest environment to thrive in. This conditioning blend of essential oils is the elixir to optimal hair growth. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates
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Questions & Answers for Carol's Daughter Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil

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Will it help with dandruff?
My dandruff is extra awful this fall/winter and NOTHING seems to be helping. Do you think this will help? If not, what do you recommend? I wish dandruff was one of the "problem" sections under hair.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
KRo26
(Fairfax, VA)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
I think this may help, as well as CD's rosemary shampoo/conditioner line. All are formulated for dry hair and scalp. Dandruff is nothing more than a flaking scalp - so if you use products designed to help your dry scalp it stands to reason it should help eliminate or cut down on your dandruff.
You might want to start off using it as a hot oil treatment after washing your hair, rinsing it out afterwards. If that doesn't start to knock back the dandruff then you might want to try parting your hair at intervals and dabbing some oil on your scalp and massaging it in at night. I went out and bought an empty squeeze condiment bottle ($1.19) to transfer some product into for a more controlled application for when I "oil" my scalp. You don't want to dump a whole lot of oil on your scalp and have your hair a greasy mess.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 2
yes my scalp is very dry and it helps tremendously!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
cherhondanicole
(Sanford, NC)
answer 3
Because (in my opinion) this oil is a little on the heavy side, I think it is entirely possible that this could help with dandruff. It's got some great ingredients, but because of the weight, I would be careful about HOW MUCH you put on your scalp (if you go that route) because it could cause your scalp to not itch but your hair to get really heavy and oily...
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sunlite
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 4
I used to have a real issue with dandruff and it only stopped when I started washing my hair every 2 days. I know it sounds weird for African American hair, but that is what I started doing. Just make sure you use an ULTRA moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (I used Kera Care at the time) and really scrub your scalp. It worked for me. It dry out my hair or scalp, it totally worked, its just a hassle! Oh, and try using less high heat styling tools if you can.
answered 4 years ago
cicillionaire
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 5
For me it hasn't. I do better with cream based treatements for my scalp. Apparently there is a difference between dry scalp and drandruff. You may want to find out exactly which you have. Thick cream based leave-on scalp conditioners work best for me.
answered 4 years ago
EllieEB
(Southeast, PA)
answer 6
Yes I think it would help w/ dandruff.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Divatobe
(Franklin Twp)
answer 7
I have dandruff from time to time, and I can't imagine this product not helping. I didn't have any dandruff at the time I used it, so I honestly can't say. But, I use the original head and shoulders shampoo and I have great results. These two paired together worked out great for me!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Holly19
(MWC, OK)
Question
How exactly do you use this?
If you use it regularly, do you wash it out or is it a leave-in oil?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Burlesque
(NY)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
I use it as a hot oil treatment - washing it out after sitting under some heat for 20 -30 minutes. I also use just a little itty bit on my ends when I twist my hair at night (in which case I am using it as a leave-in).
I actually bought a squeeze condiment bottle to transfer some oil into to give me greater control in using the product. Using it this way I can apply directly to my scalp for hot oil and I can put a little on my fingertips to apply to my ends when I use it that way.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 2
i leave this product in but it does say on the bottle that it can be used as a hot oil treatment. i have not tried that yet.
answered 4 years ago
missesclayton
(Richmond, Ky)
answer 3
I use it as a pre-shampoo conditioner and then wash it out. I've also used it mixed with some of Carol's daughters other products (Marguarite's Magic and Hair Balm) and applied as a leave-in scalp treatment. I've also used a few drops (just a few!) as a pre-heat styling product. I do feel a difference in my hair when apply and I do think that it has greatly reduced my hair breakage. I'm African-American and have extremely dry hair. At night when I wash my hair I am a little more heavy handed with the product but by morning my hair has soaked it up. In the morning I use a few drops sometimes when heat-styling my hair.
answered 4 years ago
EllieEB
(Southeast, PA)
answer 4
If I am using it as a hot oil treatment I'll wash it after about 5-10 minutes. A pea sized amount can be used everyday to keep the hair moisturized. Definitely concentrate on the ends of your hair if you have issues with split ends when using this product.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
LeeLee0526
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 5
Using a wide tooth comb, comb from the ends up. Moisturize in sections using a few drops to coat the ends of the hair and work you way up - do not saturate hair. Depending on dryness use 2x or once a day.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Divatobe
(Franklin Twp)
answer 6
Personally, I use as a hot oil treatment once a week. Also, I sleep in it once a week as well and then shampoo the next morning.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
jillyjohnson
(Denver, CO)
answer 7
I use it once a week after i wash my hair. I just use it to oil my scalp b4 i flat iron it
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
marleste7
(Germantown, MD)
Question
Can anyone use this?
Is this product specific for only certain types of hair or is it something anyone from any ethnic background can use?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(New York City, NY)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
7 answers
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answer 1
Anyone can use CD products like the shampoos or conditioners. The hair oils (like this specific product: Lisa's Elixir), balms, and butters may not be needed by people whose hair isn't coarse, curly or kinky curly - it depends on your hair type. If your hair is coarse and needs additional moisture, damaged from color treatments, or life in general, you may benefit from using this product as a hot oil treatment. Many folks with hair types of 1 & 2 might not need this product for anything more than the occasional hot oil treatment. Curlies 3a - 3c and 4a-4c might want to use this for hot oil treatment and to occasionally apply to dry ends at night. The coarser your hair - the more you may benefit from this product and many different ethnicities have hair that is either coarse or curly, or both.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 2
im transitioning from a perm to natural. i think this product is great for natural hair. my new growth was softer and my natural curls were beautiful. i wouldnt suggest this for permed hair.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
britwil
(piscataway, new jersey)
answer 3
I would say, anyone can use it. It has natural ingredients which are beneficial to all hair types.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
gechugwa
(houston, tx)
answer 4
Definitely. I use it for myself, by biracial kids' curls and my cacasian sister-in-law loves it as a hot oil treatment.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
lcts
(Vashon, WA)
answer 5
Yes. Anyone can use LISA'S HAIR ELIXIR. The formulation is just right for most hair textures and will give shine and manageability without being overly greasy or weighing the hair down. It's great for men too.

Just use a few drops and work through damp hair. It has a light clean scent that disappears pretty quickly.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
alex575
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 6
When I first discovered the Carol's Daughter products I was under the impression it was only for ethnic hair due to the models on the website. Then when I went into Sephora they gave me a bunch of samples and I went back and bought everything! Even my blond friends love it!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
jillyjohnson
(Denver, CO)
answer 7
I think that this hair oil is probably for textured hair for the most part. If you have fine, straight hair, it might make your hair greasy. But if you do have straight fine hair, it might be better to use as a hot oil treatment, or just a teeny, tiny bit as a moisturizer. However, I think those with an afro, relaxed, wavy, curly, thick, or coarse hair, will find a much better use for this.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
heavenlybeauty
(Ithaca, NY)
Question
Does this product make hair grow fast?
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
6 answers
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answer 1
your hair grow at its own rate ( genetice, 1/4 to 1/2 in a month), this is not a hair growth formula
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
soursop3
(New Jersey)
answer 2
Honestly this product worked miracles on my hair. Im also using other products such as: Ojon Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, and Biotin pills. But the combination together has made my hair change drastically!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MiamiDoll
(Miami, Fl)
answer 3
It reduced my hair breakage...so I guess yes?
answered 4 years ago
EllieEB
(Southeast, PA)
answer 4
No one product can A combo of a healthy lifestyle ( diet etc...) I think extra virgin coconut oil is a better choice.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Divatobe
(Franklin Twp)
answer 5
If you rub it into your roots it should stimulate your scalp which in theory would help to promote growth, but don't expect miracles (nothing will make your hair grow fast, but some products will make sure that your growing hair is healthy and therefore less likely to break)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sephoraengland
answer 6
This product may not necessarily make your hair grow faster but it does help to prevent breakage, which promotes healthy hair growth.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
wintermaple
(Rochester, NY)
Question
Is it safe for all hair types
I would like to kniw if the oproducts are safe for all hair types. I am caucsion
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
mizzi
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes! This product is safe for ALL hair types, as are all of Carols Daughter products, if nothing else you will LOVE the smell of the hair elixir.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lxs92
(toledo, ohio)
answer 2
Yes the products are safe for all hair types, its a very natural/organic line. However, being caucasian you may not need all the products. For example, the hair oils (like Lisa's Elixir) may be more than you need on a day-today basis as part of your styling routine BUT they may be very beneficial as hot oil treatments once or twice a week. The product line was developed primarily with african-american natural hair in mind but is used by people with natural hair, relaxed hair, bi-racial people with looser curls, caucasians with curly hair and some caucasians with coarse color damaged hair (and that's just in my family - LOL!). The products are very gentle and moisture rich.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 3
I am caucasian as well and I love this product. I use it as both a deep conditioning treatment and a leave in treatment on my ends (just a drop though). My hair is so much healthier now.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
matsar
(Orlando)
answer 4
I think it depends on your hair's texture. The hair oils might be a little heavy but the hair milk would be great for after shampooing and before blow drying and styling as would any of the leave-in-conditions. The shampoos and conditioners would also be great.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
crae
(Forney, Texas)
Question
Would it be beneficial to use both the Hiar Elixir and the Tui Hair Oil
Are these products too similiar to use together? What is the main difference? My daughter is mixed (African American and Caucasian). Her hair is thick, dry ends and very very curly.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
gkfarha
(Wichita, KS)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
It might be oil overkill. I think the difference between the three oils (Khoret Amen being the third) is the type of base oil and scent. Tui is very sweet smelling and floral. Lisa's elixir is much more neutral in scent and has peppermint (or maybe spearmint) oil. When applied to the scalp it's very cooling and tingling. I have 3c/4a natural hair and in just a month Lisa's elixir has my hair soft, moisture locked and growing like a weed!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 2
Like another answer, I would use one as an actual hair oil and one for a possible hot oil treatment. Me myself I like the hair elixir for a hot oil treatment and the tui oil for an actual styling product. I don't know if I would use both together...it could make your daughter's hair a little too greasy...
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sunlite
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
One or the other - not both, however it you like variety you can switch up.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Divatobe
(Franklin Twp)
answer 4
Lisa's hair elixir for dry scalp and hair and is a moisturizer. Tui oil I use as an hot oil treatment. For your daughter i would recommend the Heathy Hair Butter for managability if her hair is thick.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
brighteye1
(mebane,nc)
Question
Does this help with split ends?
Has this dramatically helped anyone with split ends? I also have a very oily scalp but dry and damaged hair from straight ironing too much. Would this be a good product for me? Thank you.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
heeleenn
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
This product most definitely will help with split ends. I have coarse dry hair which is prone to breakage and split ends. Since using this this product as an hot oil treatment as well as a hair moisturizer I have noticed a decrease in split ends as well as the dry brittle feel of my hair.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
byhislove
(Naperville, Il)
answer 2
This product is good for split ends when you do it as a hot oil treatment. I honestly put a little between my hands and rub it solely on my ends 2-3 times a week just to keep what moisture I have in, but I think it would be better for you as a hot oil treatment.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
fanaddict
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 3
I use Lisa's Elixir in conjunction with Phyto's phytodefrisant and do not have the need to use a flat iron anymore; I have found that I no longer have split ends or breakage. I also make sure to not use any products that contain sulfates which can be very drying.

One thing to remember with this product is use it very sparingly otherwise you will end up with greasy feeling and looking hair, especially once yor hair gets healthy again.

As a side note, when I did have severe split ends, it was suggested to me to get a very sharp pair of small scissors and cut the ends off right at the split. I did that about a year ago and began using Lisa's Elixir shortly there after and have not had any split ends since.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mspinky71
(Bellingham, WA)
answer 4
YES!! Just a LITTLE can go a long way. It smells great and is very light. I have relaxed hair and I love it
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
happigal
(Chicago, IL)
Question
I have thin hair. Does this make it oily and flat?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
susie1945Q
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
It's going to depend on how you use it. If you use it as a hot oil wash out treatment I wouldn't imagine it would leave your hair with that weighed down look.
I sometimes use it on my ends at night when I twist it - but again very sparingly. Mind you my hair is not fine - it's natural and I have very dry ends.
Ultimately the trick for you will be to use it very sparingly - and maybe as part of the your washing routine as compared to you day-to-day styling routine.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 2
a few drops 2x a day should suffice.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Divatobe
(Franklin Twp)
answer 3
I have fine/thin hair too -- just a tiny drop used on the ends will moisturize without weighing my hair down.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
matsar
(Orlando)
answer 4
yes it makes it oily when you put to much in just put a little bit in and your hair will be shiny all day and if you dont wash your hair daily it might get flat from using this but if you blow dry and wash its perfect
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
laulau
(honolulu hi)
Question
Will it help my hair grow faster?
I have been trying to grow my hair out will this help??
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
cocoa73
(Turlock, Ca)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
If this product is used as a hot oil treatment, yes it can promote hair growth. I wash my hair and before conditioning apply the Hair Elixir and wrap a towel around my hair for 20 minutes and then continue with conditioning.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lxs92
(toledo, ohio)
answer 2
Hi! my name is pamela am a new user of carols daugther hair products. my hair is short an natural i wont to know by me using this product will it make my grow long and ticker.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
pinkbunny21
(miami florida)
answer 3
Peppermint oil is proven to stimulate the scalp. Use this product to massage your scalp.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sweetesthoney
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 4
I believe the heathier your hair and scalp are the better the chance for your hair to grow healthy and strong. This is what Lisa's Hair Elixir will do. I use this producy and my hair is appr. 2 inches past my shoulders.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
byhislove
(Naperville, Il)
Question
What's the difference?
What is the difference between this oil and the Khoret Amen Hair Oil?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
mirage08
(VA)
on Lisa's Hair Elixir Restoring Hair Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
(disclaimer) I'm not the CD expert here - but I think the main difference is the type of oils and scents used in the two products. If I recall khoret amen has some patchouli in it and has a very earthy scent. I think it was first formulated as a men's line, although I personally think the scent is very unisex (maybe it's that the scent is not as girly as the other lines). Lisa's elixir has peppermint/spearmint? something that feels very cooling on the scalp and has a very light scent. The third hair oil CD produces is Tui and it has a very sweet, very floral scent.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 2
Don't have an answer because I have not tried the Khoret Amen Oil yet. Perhaps I will try that oil next.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sfdcustomer
(Hayward, CA)
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