Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Carol's Daughter Premieres Monoi Collection

Last night at the Carol's Daughter flagship store in Harlem, I had the opportunity to join Lisa Price and a small group of editors and bloggers to celebrate the upcoming release of their Monoi Collection.

The Monoi Collection is a Tahitian-inspired line of hair products that will premiere nationally on May 1st. Made from floral-infused virgin coconut oil, the products have been clinically proven to reduce hair breakage by 92%. Isn't that crazy? Of course upon hearing this, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

Lisa Price discusses the history of Monoi Oil
Lisa Price, founder and owner of Carol's Daughter explained "The idea came to me years ago when I was researching raw materials and I read about this very rare Tahitian oil - coconut oil infused with tiare flowers. I looked everywhere and couldn't find it."

After years of searching for this rare oil, she finally got her hands on it and has created a new line of products with Monoi oil as the main ingredient. "It took 5 or 6 years until I got my hands on real minoi," says Lisa about her proud she is to unveil the new collection. I myself can't wait to give these products a try. She passed around samples of the Monoi butter and it smells absolutely divine. 

While there, I bumped into some old friends and made a few new ones. I met Sherrell from Organic Beauty Vixen, I hung out with my office buddy Deena Campbell (Associate Editor at UPTOWN), bumped into one of my favorite tweeters Sarah of StyleIT and I finally got a chance to meet Patrice of Afrobella!

Overall, I had an amazing time and I can't wait to start using the Monoi products. Starting next Monday and for 3 weeks after that I'll be reporting on my experiences with the products for a new series called "Monoi Mondays". A few other bloggers will be participating as well. Stay tuned for updates and future giveaways!

Keep up with Carol's Daughter on Twitter & Facebook for more updates.
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  1. Oh I can't wait to give this a try!!

  2. This sounds amazing! I'll definitely will be trying this!

  3. I can't say I'm a huge can of CD hair products, but I wouldn't mind trying this out. Can't wait for you to report back on your experience with it!

  4. Looked like a great time - love Sarah!!

  5. Sounds awesome! I first read about monoi de tahiti oil on one of my very favorite natural hair blogs at www.moptopmaven.blogspot.com and I've been trying to get my hands on some ever since. I will SO be in the store looking for this!

  6. I'm trying this definitely!

    And basically, if you don't give me that army shirt, there's gonna be some problems! lol