I received a few goodies from Carol’s Daughter and could not WAIT to test them out. Saniyyah, the Harlem Flagship Store Manager, raved about the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Setting Foam for her twist outs, so naturally I had to give it a go! A full review including video footage and tutorial can be found after the jump!
Follow SFLE on Twitter . Like SFLE on Facebook . Follow SFLE on Tumblr
Rate, Comment & Subscribe!
$18.00 (via Carol’s Daughter)
Made with heat-protecting, super-ingredient Macadamia Oil and Honey Extract, this lightweight, creamy foam helps wet style your hair without any flaky, crunchy, or sticky residue. Perfect for roller-setting, molding, or wrapping your hair. Now you can get and keep that soft, enviable body that’s always so hard to achieve.
Instead of using this for a roller set, I used it for a twist out. It worked JUST fine. I will agree, there was no flaky, crunchy or sticky residue which I LOVED! It was so easy styling my hair with the product.
What It Does/Who It’s For:
Created for all Hair Types;
Macadamia Oil creates a protective barrier against high temperatures from styling tools
Honey Extract helps to heal and seal split ends
Henna Extract helps seal down your cuticle layers to protect against damage and enhance shine
I can only speak on the Honey and Henna Extract as, again, I didn’t use heat to set this style. Because I didn’t use the foam on a regular, I can’t really tell if my split ends were sealed and healed. I can say that I did get a nice sheen/shine from the product, so I am going to give the Henna Extract some credit for that!
Please don’t shake the bottle before use. Divide your clean damp hair into sections, and apply 2-3 pumps of foam to palms. Rub your hands together and evenly distribute throughout each section. For more oomph: Add some extra product at the roots. Heat style as desired. Prepare for compliments.
I found that two pumps was plenty for each section. I didn’t use heat, but still got BANGIN’ results (via the video). Using heat is not necessary for great results.
It is light, just as I would expect a foam to be. It’s not runny, nor is it too sticky. Keeping in mind that it is setting foam, it does have that stick factor but it’s not too crazy. It’s nothing that a damp towel cannot handle.
The scent is not memorable, which to me means it was neither good nor was it bad. It was just a smell. It quickly dissipated, so if you aren’t into heavy scents this product should work just fine.
Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Polyurethane-14, AMP-Acrylates Copolymer, Polyquaternium-10, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Lawsonia Inermis Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Symphytum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Citric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)
Overall, I completely dug my results! It gave my hair shine and crazy definition! Without separating the twist out, my hair looked delightful. I would suggest adding a moisturizer underneath the foam because it can be drying. Although the results are great, it is not designed to be used alone (in my opinion). Price wise it’s slightly steep. $18 wouldn’t be an everyday purchase for me, but then again I wouldn’t use this everyday by any means, so it could be worth the investment. I did use this for a roller set (no heat). The results? See for yourself:
Highly recommend this product. Maybe one day I will use it with heat so that I can give the rundown on how well it works with that, but being that I don’t have a hooded dryer… yea. Keep you posted, though!
Have you used the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Setting Foam? What are your thoughts?