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Is it safe or okay to use the shampoo regularly, as an everyday shampoo?
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Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo


Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo

What it is:A moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo. What it does:This shampoo gently cleanses and restores natural moisture without adding weight to your hair. The blend of aloe leaf juice and sweet clover extract hydrates your hair so it's more soft and manageable with a lot more natural shine. It's perfect for normal to dry hair types. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates What else you need to know:This product does not contain: petrolatum, mineral oil, and artificial colors.
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Questions & Answers for Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Question
Shampoo gentleness
Is this shampoo to use on for children?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
annjoval
(Hillside, New Jersey)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
9 answers
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answer 1
Definitely. It is not tear free so I would be careful with getting it in their eyes, but otherwise is is gentle and natural.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I suppose it is, but children usually don't have "dry, damaged hair." I would stick with more natural, gentle formulas.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reveala
(new york, ny)
answer 3
Definitely! No chemicals, all natural, yummy vanilla smell... perfect for kids! Just keep it out of their eyes :)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
itslikemusic
(Irvine, CA)
answer 4
I have used it. along with the conditioner, on the three year old in my life. His hair turns out great. No dry scalp, more defined waves and it smells really good.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
JosieMaria
(buffalo, new york)
answer 5
I dont think so.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Survivor09
(Dorado, Puerto Rico)
answer 6
This product is gentle to use on children.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
fab4ever
(Little Rock, AR)
answer 7
My 6 and 11 year old girls do. I see no issue with it because it is more natural. Have you ever read the back of a suave for kids bottle! YUK!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
yo
(chicago,il)
answer 8
yes gentle enough for children
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
regaldiva
(Windsor ct)
answer 9
Carol's Daughter's products are designed for the whole family, and her hair care can be used on children and babies. The Black Vanilla line in particular is great for young girls because of its pleasant vanilla scent.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does it work for brittle hair, too?
I'm using well water, and I've found that my hair is extremely brittle. I've tried many products but none have given me the desired effect I want. I use a clarifier once a week, but that's all. After reading all the positive reviews for this product, I wondered if it helped brittle hair, too.
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Curious101
(Ohio)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This may help. It is a great product; however, I think your problem may reside in your water. It sounds like you have hard, mineral rich water which can cause hair to feel stiff. Look into water softeners. Some add chemicals to soften, but I know there are some new ones on the market that are considered much healthier.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Well water is your problem, so you may have to consult directly with the product's manufacturers. This is a pretty rich shampoo, so you can try, but there's so much build-up on your hair from well water, this may only add to your problems.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reveala
(new york, ny)
answer 3
Hi, your well water may have a high mineral content. Besides using a clarifying shampoo periodically, I would use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner and I would do a deep conditioning treatment once a week.I have not tried the Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie, but if it's as hydrating as the shampoo and leave in conditioner I think it's worth a try. Also, If you use the same product line you won't have conflicting scents. I myself have aging fine hair that is colored.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lizsc
(Santa Clara CA)
answer 4
YES. My hair was so brittle from dyes, relaxers and heat that I was afraid I'd go bald! Three weeks of CD's Shampoo, Hair Smoothie, Hair Balm and Leave in Conditioner saved my hair (and sanity)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
violainne
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
Can't say for sure that it will help but the lack of sulfates is likely to leave your hair more conditioned. It's a good price so it's worth a try.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
FannyFink
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 6
Believe me after my bad hair dye job my hair was so brittle it started to break and fall. The shampoo really help me to restore my hair in only one use.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Survivor09
(Dorado, Puerto Rico)
answer 7
Yes
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
APsDove
(Long Island, New York)
answer 8
I honestly don't know if it would help brittle hair for sure, since mine isn't brittle, but I would recommend you try it because it is herbal and without the chemicals and dyes that other shampoos have. I strongly suspect that it would help you.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
Nmlgrl
(Bloomington, IL)
Question
Can it be used as a daily shampoo?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
aloevera
(San Jose, CA)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
7 answers
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answer 1
I think this would be great as a daily shampoo!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
daraemily
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
Yes!!! I use it everyday and sometimes 2 times a day. It is a daily shampoo and it is great!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ragsbabe
(Pound Ridge, New York)
answer 3
Yes! I use this and the conditioner daily and I love it. I do have fine, dirty blonde hair. It leave it bouncy and super healthy.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Yes, rich, but very gentle.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
minimamak
(Richmond, VA)
answer 5
i only use it twice a week on my coarse, curly hair, but i'm sure finer hair types could use it daily. it smells so good, i would!
answered 3 years ago
trubble
(Westlake, OH)
answer 6
Yes. I have dry curly hair and I find this shampoo to be gentle enough for daily use. I would suggest occasionally skipping the shampoo and just conditioning, especially if your hair gets really dehydrated. (I find it difficult to do, though. My scalp doesn't like not being clean!) Just apply a small amount of shampoo to the scalp, avoiding the ends. On no-wash day, only apply conditioner to the hair below the ear-line. Again, both shampoo and conditioner are gentle enough for daily use, I have found.
answered 3 years ago
wyrmlady
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 7
I have very fine/thin hair, and a lot of it. Naturally straight & limp. Color treated. For me, I use this every other day or every 3 days, OR for 2 days in a row (when it is really dry and needs the extra help). The other days, I use Phytolactum intelligent shampoo. (fyi) =) I am guessing (at least with MY hair type) that daily use MAY eventually start to make it slightly oily and/or weigh it down. But everyone's hair is different and may react differently. So I say, TRY it and see. If you hate it, luckily sephora has an awesome return policy, no questions asked. OR you can always do what I do and use it every other day or every 3 days. =) Hope that helped. =)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
karyberrie
(Chicago, IL)
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Does it promote hair thickness?
I'm 15 going on 16 years old and my hair isn't as thick as I would like it to be. Will this product help my hair thicken in any way? Also, does it work well on chemically treated hair?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Brixia
(Baton Rouge, LA)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
This shampoo does not increase hair growth or thickness as it is all natural and most of those products contain chemicals. However, I have very fine hair and this makes my hair feel fuller and healthier. Also, being all natural and free of harsh sulfates, etc, it promoted natural and healthy hair growth without damaging strands and follicles. In the long run, it will help promote healthier, shinier hair.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 2
This product is very gentle, but it's not magic--nor is any shampoo. It will leave your hair clean, but not necessarily thicker.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reveala
(new york, ny)
answer 3
I dont think so.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Survivor09
(Dorado, Puerto Rico)
answer 4
Yes
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
APsDove
(Long Island, New York)
answer 5
I think that it will work very well on your hair but making it thicker I don't know. When you shampoo with this product don't forget to get the conditioner because it is important to condition hair when using chemicals to help keep hair from breaking.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
LoverofLight
(Roseville, CA)
answer 6
I have very fine hair. This shampoo gives me a little more body to my hair but doesn't really add thickness. Have you tried Neutrogena Clean conditioner? It is very conditioning and does give my hair some extra thickness. I also sometimes use a root lifter spray.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
Nmlgrl
(Bloomington, IL)
Question
What can I use to put elasticity back in my hair
I have a health condition that causes my hair to become dry and brittle and break off.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Dorth
(Erial, NJ)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
It sounds like your hair needs protein. Find yourself a shampoo and conditioner that is "reconstructing". Don't go for "moisturizing" ones. Reconstructors typically have protein to repair. I have very thin, brittle and color-treated hair. I can only use reconstructors. I used these two Carol's Daughter ones and noticed my hair did get a tad bit dry after regular use. I stopped using because I could tell they must have had lower amounts of protein in them.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mamagherkin
(LaCrosse, WI)
answer 2
This is very moisturizing, but depending on your hair type, you may want to try the Hair Milk as it is extremely hydrating. It is meant for curly hair, but I have used it on my fine, straight dirty blonde hair and have no found it over hydrating.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Try Carol's Daughter Tui oil.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
pogo2010
(Providence, RI)
answer 4
Yes.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Survivor09
(Dorado, Puerto Rico)
answer 5
this is a great shampoo to do that because it is so moisturizing. I also do at home treatments of mashed avocado and olive oil. mix them together and sit with a shower cap or plastic wrap for 1 hour on dry hair, then shampoo them out and follow with the smoothies that carols daughter makes. works for me.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
yo
(chicago,il)
answer 6
Try the Black Vanilla Smoothie Hair conditioner
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
APsDove
(Long Island, New York)
Question
Can you use the black vanilla herbal shampoo it on human hair weaves?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Markie
(LA, CA)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
My stylist says yes. Since CD shampoos don't have heavy oils and waxes, it's perfect for extensions- whether glued, sewn or braided.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
violainne
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
I can only assume the answer to be YES! Because it is all natural and does not contain harsh chemicals.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
itslikemusic
(Irvine, CA)
answer 3
Its possible, since Carol's Daughter products promote natural ingredients and mild shampoos should be used with synthetic and human hair wigs, etc. I suggest going to their website. They respond to emailed questions within two days and there's a toll free number to call.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
trish101
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 4
If it worked for my fine hair I cannot see a reason for it not to work on a wavy hair. I think it will make the waves supple and shiny.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Survivor09
(Dorado, Puerto Rico)
answer 5
I don't see why not, it is very gentle.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
esrogue1
(Lawton, OK)
answer 6
I see no reason why not. But use a little because you are going to get a lot of lather. This product will really clean your scalp and with a weave you need to care for your scalp.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
LoverofLight
(Roseville, CA)
Question
Tui? Black Vanilla?
I don't know which of the Carol's Daughter shampoos is meant for curly hair. I'm black, and I'm looking for something to make my curls bouncy and not frizzy....
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
llegsp
(Oakland, CA)
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
5 answers
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answer 1
when I watch her on a home shopping channel she usually says that tui is for coarse african american curly hair but I have thick curly hair and they both do the same wonderful job so try both! but tui might be better for you!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ragsbabe
(Pound Ridge, New York)
answer 2
This is meant for normal hair. The Hair Milk is meant for use on curly hair.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 3
The Tui and Black Vanilla have exactly the same ingredients in them - the only difference is the fragrance. I prefer the black vanilla fragrance myself, but you should just smell them both and pick based on that. They're both great for both curly and straight hair.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 4
the only real difference is the scent. i think they both smell great, but i prefer the black vanilla, myself.
answered 3 years ago
trubble
(Westlake, OH)
answer 5
I am not African-American, but I have dry curly hair. I have found the Black Vanilla S&C to be moisturizing and curl enhancing, but the formula is too light for effective frizz control. I have combined the Hair Milk into my routine, and that helps some. I have had many compliments on how beautiful my long curly hair is since starting this routine. In fact a lot of times, it's what people first notice about me. (I haven't tried the Tui, but am interested in what the difference is....)
answered 3 years ago
wyrmlady
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
use on oily hair ?
can I use this shampoo even if I have oily hair ?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
simplylovey
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Rosemary and Mint is meant as a clarifying shampoo for oily hair. You may wish to try that first. This is designed more for normal hair, but as it does not add heavy moisture, it could work as well.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cmh89
(New York, NY)
answer 2
i would think so, because this product adds moisture without using oils or silicone, which weigh hair down and make it look greasy.
answered 3 years ago
trubble
(Westlake, OH)
answer 3
I wouldn't. It imparts a few natural oils while shampooing, which is not the outcome you're looking for.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reveala
(new york, ny)
Question
Safe for colored hair?
Is it safe for colored hair? Does it helps to keep the color longer?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
movielover
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
I have colored hair and have not noticed this makes it fade any more than others do. I've found the single biggest reason my color fades is because of the water I wash it in, not the shampoo (but I also don't use cheap shampoos, either). Since we got a water softener, my color lasts almost twice as long.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
mamagherkin
(LaCrosse, WI)
answer 2
Yes, it is safe for color treated hair. I love it and I no longer have allergy issues since it is all natural.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
cazeson
(Orlando, FL)
answer 3
Safe for colored hair.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lfyi
(Palm Springs, CA)
Question
Is there a product or process that I can use to strip the color from my hair; my natural hair color is gray but I currently have semi permanent color
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
guillory
on Black Vanilla Moisturizing Sulfate-Free Shampoo
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
A professional can and should be consulted for this process. This is something you definitely wouldn't want to try at home.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
reveala
(new york, ny)
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