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August 1 2014

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Monoi For Your Mane

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Before Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price had access to rare monoi oil, she tried to mix it up in her kitchen, not unlike how she developed the other homespun skin and hair savers in her wildly successful beauty brand. “It satisfied that curiosity,” Price says of her experiments with the prized Tahitian ingredient. But much like her nascent company, her curiosity about the fragrant coconut oil continued to grow. Derived from the first press of special coconuts grown in coral-infused soil, monoi gets its soft, sweet scent from tiare flowers steeped in the emollient oil. Over the past few years, Price has tracked down a rich form of monoi butter and subsequently put it into a new, repairing haircare range. The product trio includes a shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask, all of which have been infused with hibiscus extract and bamboo water to moisturize and strengthen strands. The mask has become a fast favorite, as its virgin coconut oil base is so lightweight, it doesn’t weigh our hair down. It may soon have some competition, though; Price let it slip at a recent event that she hopes to market a pure form of the oil as a body butter in the near future. Stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Carol’s Daughter

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