January 17, 2010

Product Review: Karen's Body Beautiful Vanilla Latte Hair Milk

The Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk has received raves from many naturals as to the amazing detangling effects of the milk and it's moisturizing properties. I experienced the detangling properties of the Hair Milk when my hair was damp but not the moisturizing effects. This product has so many contradictions to me. When my hair was damp the product detangled my hair very well and made it feel moisturized. Also, I got it in vanilla latte which I enjoyed smelling as I set my hair. The page turned when my hair dried and the product penetrated my scalp. First, my hair was super frizzy, dull looking and lacking moisture, it may have been the glycerin content of the product. Second, my scalp started to burn which I attributed to the vanilla latte scent since as soon as I washed my hair and stopped using the Hair Milk the burning and irritation of my scalp stopped, this product was a disaster in my hair.

Many naturals rave about the Hair Milk and I am lost as to why, the consistency is like a watered down version of any of our favourite conditioners. I can easily take one of a number of conditioners I have and add a little water and oil to it and use it as a light moisturizer/leave-in conditioner and I would get fantastic results. I am truly lost as to why this is better than using an all natural conditioner and what is so fantastic about it.

Performance: At first it seemed like it would get the job done, not! Also, my scalp became very irritated.

Price: 16.00 for 8 ounces, way over priced for the results I got and for the concept of this product. .5/2

Ingredients: Purified Water, Jojoba and Avocado Oils, Vegetable Wax, Vitamin E, Panthenol, Arnica and Calendula Flowers, Echinacea, Nettle and Horsetail Extracts, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Germ Oil, Fragrance Oil and Natural Enzymes 1/1
***Amazing ingredients that didn't wow my hair or my scalp.

Karen's Body Beautiful Vanilla Latte Hair Milk 1.5/5


savvybrown said...

It definitely sounds like you had an allergic reaction to either the product or maybe vanilla. I've only used the product on dry hair, on a midweek re-twist. My hair came out soft and moisturized. BUT first spritzed my hair with my homeade leave-in and after I sealed with castor oil.

Nu Kynk said...


Yes, I think you are right. My scalp was on fiyah!!!

I realy had high hopes for it. My hair loves creams, butters and rich oils, I can't knock my hair it is stubborn, lol!