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Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo

What it is:A luxuriously hydrating daily shampoo to undo and prevent damage. What it does:Only strong hair can grow into longer hair so you’re free to wear any style. That’s why the strand-strengthening Monoi Oil—an ancient recipe made from the rejuvenating Tahitian Tiare Gardenia Flower and Coprah Coconut Oil— is a must-have to help repair fine, delicate, or chemically-treated hair. Combined with a fortifying, anti-breakage formula, the Monoi Repairing Shampoo cleanses and detangles while restoring strength to even the most distressed hair. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:This product is free of silicones, alcohol, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes and petrochemicals. 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, passed down only through an oral tradition. Research results:In independent studies conducted on instrumental results versus control when used with Monoi Repairing Shampoo for 30 minutes: - 96% less breakage after only 1 use - 85% better conditioning and detangling after only 1 use - 13 times longer hair life after only 1 use
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Questions & Answers for Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo

Question
Does the shampoo work alone without the conditioner and mask?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
hawaiigirl96
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the shampoo and conditioner together. The shampoo is amazing and I adore it. I only have to wash my hair twice a week now because it cleans near my scalp so well. The conditioner is more for moisturizing so if your hair is really hydrated already you could probably skip the conditioner without any problem. As for stopping the breakage...I don't know if just the shampoo will do a lot since I don't use just the shampoo. The spray leave in conditioner works really well to stop breakage though.

I don't use the hair mask. I did and it does nothing for me that the shampoo and conditioner don't already do. The Monoi Hair Mask just makes my hair a little more tangled and like I said before it didn't do anything more than what the normal monoi conditioner did. It does nto help my hair. I have better results with just the shampoo and conditioner.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tinykittybabies
(Hopewell, Ohio)
answer 2
Yes, but is marketed for all products to be used together
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vel0069
(Rex, GA)
answer 3
I was told by the sales representative that the product works best when used together without the addition of other outside products. However, I've found that the shampoo is very rich and silky and so it is possible that you could comb your hair well after using the shampoo alone. In fact, sometimes my hair feels somewhat sticky after the conditioner, so depending on your hair type, you might prefer the shampoo alone.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
autopsywoman
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
thehello
(Southampton, NY)
answer 5
NO! You must buy the Conditioner. I didn't buy this mask, I bought the Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie and use that one as a mask, but only because my hair was like severly damaged and I'm doing everything in my power to nurse it back to health. Buy the Monoi Conditioner and you're good, it lasts a while and I know the first buy is super expensive but it'll last you several months as you will notice your hair won't feel like it needs to be shampooed or conditioned every other day. you can wet your hair the day after a shampoo and conditioner and it'll still feel soft and manageable with only water. you can't use these products without their counterparts if you want tangible, effective results.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
toniknowsitall
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
Yes you can use the shampoo without all the other products. Initially I meant to buy the conditioner and just use it without the shampoo. I am deliberately not buying the mask/hair treatment because it has silcone in it and I have gone sulfate and silcone free in my hair care regime. In fact I have been using CD products for about 5 years and I have never had the masks or smoothies to go with whichever product line I was using. Doesn't seem to have down any harm whatsoever.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bajanlady
(Murfreesboro, TN)
answer 7
I tried it with just the conditioner. I feel you need the conditioner, especially if your hair is dry, damaged or checmically treated.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bellemira
(Concord, NC)
answer 8
Yes! I only use the shampoo. I have color treated oily hair, that is fairly fine with a bit of a wave. This shampoo is one of the best I have found - it doesn't weigh my hair down, it cleans it very well and leaves it soft and shiny.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
firewalker
(Delaware)
answer 9
I would say the shampoo works best with the conditioner. The conditioner is very hydrating!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
splmnd
answer 10
Shampoo strips the hair, which is why conditoner is needed to soften and nourish. So, yes you should accompany the shampoo with conditoner or hair mask. I don't know if anyone has ever used shampoo sans other treatments, unless it's 2-in-1
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
cherrykarr
(New Orleans,LA)
answer 11
I think it worked well alone. I'm naturally curly & I noticed that after using the shampoo, my curls popped instantly.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mommydiiva79
(Iowa City)
answer 12
Yes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sherita
(Northern, VA)
Question
Available in Stores?
Is it available in stores yet?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
ladolcevita619
(San Diego, CA)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
11 answers
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answer 1
I have very curly/coarse hair. I am half Asian and half Caucasian. I do not find that it weighs my hair down. But, I do have very curly/coarse hair!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
snowtgrr
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 2
This product has been available in stores now for several months.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lovingbeauty
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
Yes, the whole line of new products.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vel0069
(Rex, GA)
answer 4
Yes, it has been available in Boston.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
macaroonlover
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I purchased mine at a Sephora at the mall in Tyson's Corner, VA, so I'm assuming it would be available in other Sephora stores.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
autopsywoman
answer 6
yes!!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
toniknowsitall
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
yes
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
splmnd
answer 8
Yes.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sherita
(Northern, VA)
answer 9
Yes, I bought this item from a store.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hawaiigirl96
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
answer 10
Got it at Dillards.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Bobann
(Columbus Georgia)
answer 11
Store product availability will vary depending on location. We recommend calling the store directly to confirm. Please visit our store locator on Sephora.com for contact information. Thanks!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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I really need to know: does this product weigh down your hair?
I am suddenly dealing with suddenly-dry hair, with a new, muted color. The last thing I need is a product that weighs down my hair. I DO need what this product offers, and it does indeed sound perfect...my hair needs hydrating, even stripping of old medications and sudden illness that damaged my wonderful hair and my once-"perfect" nails. :( Does this product so moisturize that it weighs down one's hair?Can anyone advise me?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
mirandad
(Milwaukee, WI)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
8 answers
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answer 1
If you have oily hair I would not recommend this product. I highly recommend it for dry hair as it's very hydrating. My hair is thick, coarse and curly and practically nothing weighs it down. It left my hair soft and very shiny.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
psvzum
answer 2
in the many times i've used this shampoo, i have never had my hair feel weighed down...it's always flowing and feels great!!!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
geminipink
(St. Charles, MO)
answer 3
This product doesn't weigh my hair down at all... and I have very fine hair. It actually makes your hair shiny and soft and there is plenty of body and lift left. :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cici78
(Lee, NH)
answer 4
For me it may have weighed it down a little but it also gave more volume near my roots. It also made my hair straighter. I have wavy hair and this made my hair more straight.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tinykittybabies
(Hopewell, Ohio)
answer 5
I have super fine hair and I also worry about products being too heavy that would weigh down my hair...this product does no such thing. I usually only use about a quarter size & really lather it into my hair...it is works great :) Ask them for a sample size first...so you can test it out at home before you purchase the bigger bottle. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
gueraxoxo
(Houston, TX)
answer 6
I have very thin hair and I use this product nearly daily. It does not weigh my hair down as this is a number one concern of mine as well. I hope it works for you as well as it does for me.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lovelipglosses
(So. Cal.)
answer 7
no not at all. when i use it my hair feels like the texture it was when i was a child. since i have chemically processed my hair, that was a big shock to me... i got my natural curls back and my hair is so soft without the extra weigh down
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
shaleelovee
(DALLAS, TX)
answer 8
It does not seam to weigh down my hair at all (I have hair that goes poof, and most products either exacerbate it or makes it look like funny). I was pleased with this, and my neither of daughter's hair appeared to look flat or weighed down in the slightest . I do suspect it is a personal thing though based on hair type.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sunshinetch
(Cape Coral, FL)
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Might be an ignorant question...
Is this only for African-American hair?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Charlotte, NC)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
7 answers
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answer 1
No! I have white girl "Irish hair" - fine hair that tangles easily, and I have lot of it. This stuff works great, along with the Monoi conditioner.
answered 6 months ago
TheOtherSuperT
(Pacific NW)
answer 2
No.
answered 1 year ago
amandaly
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
Totally fair question as Carol's Daughter was created by an African American woman for people whose [more] diverse [than mainstream] needs were not being met in the beauty market.

However, as a Sephora expert suggested to me, it's like asking whether anyone can use a product marketed for people with sensitive skin. It's a must for some, and a great product for many more!
answered 1 year ago
backbaygrrl
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 4
I thought the same thing and maybe it is, but I'm definitely not African-American and I love this product!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Devin1224
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I'm unaware of that connection but it sure works magic on this Irish-American head!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
melissaloves
(Allentown, PA)
answer 6
No! I used it on my, for lack of better terms, "white girl hair" that is basically silky but wavy, and I had good results. Not too heavy or anything like that!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Oklahoma)
answer 7
No. I'm caucasian but I have thick/wavy hair. I love this product!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
nightkitchen
(Roseville, MI)
Question
When will this line be available for purchase at Sephora?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
preppymama
(Washington, DC)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
I just purchased it at the Sephora store two weeks ago! It should be available now.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
paigeelizabeth
(Miami, Fl)
answer 2
This product is available for purchase in stores. last time I checked, it was on back order.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lovingbeauty
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
Already in stores and has a kit with shampoo, conditioner and the hair mask for 39.00 (small sizes)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vel0069
(Rex, GA)
answer 4
The products are available in stores now.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sherita
(Northern, VA)
answer 5
It is currently avalible in stores.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
hawaiigirl96
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
answer 6
I was able to purchased mine @ Sephora and I live in NJ
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
soursop3
(New Jersey)
Question
One last question on this product: is anyone finding it difficult to rinse out quickly?
Sephora! What a great website. Who else sends samples that are endlessly useful? Even hairdressers here, even the most skilled/competent, even owners, hastily recommend products that just do not work! Is anyone upset by having to "try" things? It happens all the time, right? So what if I have to abandon a product and try something else? lol Who else lets one ask any questons? Love it.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
mirandad
(Milwaukee, WI)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
This shampoo doesn't contain sulfates. I've found with most shampoos without sulfates you need to rinse a little longer. But, you're left with such soft, shiny hair!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
psvzum
answer 2
I found it very difficult to rinse out. I have thick hair but I have not had this issue with other professional shampoos.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
hteam
answer 3
Rinse well under luke warm water. You want to rinse all the product out. If you have soft water, it may feel like it takes forever to rinse. Make your final rinse with spring water until you're sure all shampoo is completely out. Follow with the Monoi conditioner. You also want to rinse the Monoi conditioner well making sure you use cool water slightly cold to help seal the folicles. Sealing assures you won't experience dry, brittle, or splint ends after, This also gets rid of the itchies.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
freshlocs
(chitown)
answer 4
i love this shampoo!! it rinses out quickly and cleanly!!! i don't feel anything but clean after i've washed my hair!!!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
geminipink
(St. Charles, MO)
answer 5
I don't find it too cloying or difficult to rinse at all. Comes right out. Then again, I have excellent water pressure!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cici78
(Lee, NH)
answer 6
I would say that this lather does take longer to rinse out but that is because for me I'm really trying to get out ALL the shampoo. It leaves my hair feeling cleaner too though so i don't mind. Using a different shower head or using a different shower head setting might help. I just switch my setting to one with more pressure and it rinses out faster.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tinykittybabies
(Hopewell, Ohio)
Question
is it good for dry hair? will it strengthen hair?
I have dry damaged hair. Will this work for me?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
cheerchicka214
(North English,IA)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
very hydrating!
answered 8 months ago
CGG99
(Rowlett, TX)
answer 2
Yes this line is great if you have damaged hair. After 1 wash and condition you will notice a difference that you will be very happy with
answered 10 months ago
miainc
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
answer 3
It does for me. My hair seems to just soak up the conditioner!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
melissaloves
(Allentown, PA)
answer 4
Yes, instantly. Just go out and buy it and try it. Enough said.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
businesswahine
(Honolulu)
answer 5
totally. the main point of this is that it's anti breakage and repairs the hair - i dont have "damaged hair" per se but i do have fine brittle hair that now i know was in need of strengthening. no residue, great scent, tons of shine and nice texture. must i say more? i got a sample of this, which is how i discovered it, and now regularly use the whole colleciton. i even have the travel set because i notice that much of a difference when i stray from my monoi routine!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
alisonwonderlnd
(New York, New York)
answer 6
I've got dried and damaged hair due to perms and hot yoga. This shampoo gives the moisture that my hair needed and some volume at the same time. My hair is more manageable now.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
zzzangsss
(Reston, VA)
Question
is this safe for colored hair?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
pegjane
(Metairie, LA)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes, for me it doesn't seem to strip my color or cause faster fading.
answered 6 months ago
TheOtherSuperT
(Pacific NW)
answer 2
Yes, it is sulfate free and recommended for chemically treated hair.
answered 6 months ago
collegegirl88
(Houston, Texas)
answer 3
yes! my color looks great still.
answered 8 months ago
CGG99
(Rowlett, TX)
answer 4
yes
answered 9 months ago
Yesi1218
answer 5
I use on my highlighted hair without any problems.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
AAinPA
(Easton, PA)
answer 6
Yes - great on highlighted blond hair
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
Question
Is this product ok to use on coloured hair?
I recently dyed my hair red and everything saps the colour out.. Will this product do that?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
mimzy48
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
5 answers
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answer 1
yes! my colour is holding up nicely.
answered 8 months ago
CGG99
(Rowlett, TX)
answer 2
yes
answered 9 months ago
Yesi1218
(Little Ferry, NJ)
answer 3
No. In my experience, this shampoo works well to enhance hair color.
answered 2 years ago
daisy06
(Corpus Christi,TX)
answer 4
This has not dulled my dyed blonde hair in any way.
answered 2 years ago
seashoregal2
(Longport, NJ)
answer 5
Probably. Like you said, everything just sucks the color out of red hair. It is a very gentle shampoo. I suggest trying the small size and see how it works.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
psvzum
Question
Okay for oily hair?
I have normal to oily hair, but it's long and prone to split ends and frizz. Would this be too heavy for oily hair?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
joy2180
(Charlotte, NC)
on Monoi Repairing Shampoo
3 answers
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answer 1
I would not recommend for oily hair as it's very moisturizing. You'd probably find your hair feeling "heavy" and weighted down.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
psvzum
answer 2
I would say no. I sometimes have problems with oil near my scalp and I have very long hair so my ends need a little extra loving. With this shampoo I wash my hair less and I use a spray in conditioner to help with my end breakage. It has definitely helped my hair out and I love it. I would definitely recommend this for you.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tinykittybabies
(Hopewell, Ohio)
answer 3
I have a very oily hair and scalp. No problems here! I used to have to wash my hair every day. Every other at the most! Now it's every 3-4 days if you can imagine!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
snowtgrr
(Costa Mesa, CA)
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