Tui Hair Oil

by kcurly on September 19, 2009

in Carol's Daughter,Product Reviews

Company Name: Carol’s Daughter

Product Name: Tui Hair Oil

Price: 8 oz $18.00

Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance, Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract. May Contain: Dried Angel Wings (Assorted Colors).

Constiency: Oily

Purchase from: Carol’s Daughter


So I read the ingredients to this and I was like, “corn oil”?? I was a little put off by this because I was expecting a higher quality oil such as olive and the like. I’ve heard of people using Crisco on their hair however so I decided to do some research. I’ve found quite a few supposed benefits of corn oil for hair care, so you can be expecting a post about it in the future.

The bottling is very attractive. There are flower petals in the container, so pretty! Putting aside any negative feelings about corn oil (all I could think of was frying chicken, weird, huh?) , I went ahead and opened it up only to be enraptured by the smell of this stuff. Can you say heaven? Very sweet, almost like bubblegum, though a friend of mine disagrees on that.  Maybe if there were a natural bubblegum that wasn’t overly sweet, that would be the fragrance.

I used it to oil rinse because that’s how most oils fit into my haircare routine. Loved it! Next I tried it on my scalp with good results. Finally I tried it on my hair to leave in. As I have said before, I’m not a big oil person. The first time I tried this on my ends, I think I used too much. The next time, I rubbed it into my hands and lightly applied it. That turned out much better and my hair was soft with a sheen to it.

The price is a little bit much for me to spend on a regular basis but if you are an oil person, this might be something you want to add to your collection. (I feel the need to add to any newbies reading that oils do not generally moisturize, but they are good for sealing, oil rinsing, and shine).



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  • Alice

    I LOVE the packaging for this. Seriously, I just look at it in stores before I walk on by because $18 for oil is too much :)

  • Gina

    I purchased the small size of this and the packaging was very pretty. The smell was alright but it is very overpriced for hair oil. I prefer Hairveda’s Cocasta Shikakai Oil for rinsing and sealing. Castor Oil based stuff works better for me. This stuff was just OK…

  • Paula

    I would think that the flower petals take up volume that could be used for more product, and for 18$ there had better be 8 oz worth of oil in the bottle! I think I’ll stick to my grocery store oils.

  • kcurly

    Paula, I didn’t even think about the flower petals doing that!

  • Robbie

    Thank you so much for this post. My hair is natural and very dry. I usually shampoo and go. I had never heard of oil rinse before. I will definitely try it. I am not willing to spend that much money so I will look for another less expensive alternative.

  • ericathurman

    I love it for the smell. i found it at T.J. Maxx for $5! When the bottle is 3/4 empty, you can can add coconut oil, let it sit overnight and it gives you a whole new bottle of great smelling oil :-)

  • mela

    i’m not sure how I stumbled on your blog but I wanted to tell you something- i’m 100% natural and at about mid-back. I have tried tui oil before and i’ll be honest- it smells BEAUTIFUL for a couple days and then after that you’d sooner smell like a bag of corn chips then deliciously fragrant…. for some reason, the oil begins to fade in scent and becomes very strong and “corny” smelling and intensely hard to wash out! I couldn’t get the scent out for DAYS (and I wash my hair everyday too)- my best advice? stick to natural oils (olive, jojoba, castor *unscented*, coconut for example- all mild to light in odor) and add essential oils to get fragrance- don’t even bother wasting the money when you can make it better yourself!

  • Keah

    Exactly how do you oil rinse?

  • kcurly

    Hey Keah, check out the link in the article and it will lead you to a post about oil rinsing. Let me know if you can’t find it :)

  • kcurly

    Thanks for the input ladies, both positive and negative. I will update this if it starts to change in its effectiveness/smell.

  • “Lisa’s Daughter”

    Thanks ladies for your comments, both good and bad! And extra special thanks to KCurly for posting about Tui Hair Oil. We LOVE to get feedback on our products- I will be sure to forward ALL of your remarks to our product development dept. Just fyi- The Khoret Amen Hair Oil has an olive oil base and is infused w/ lavendar and sage, it’s really good for hot oil treatments.

  • Skin Care

    I used this product and it absolutely work out for me. Thank you for making such a wonderful effort.

  • savvybrown

    thank you for this. I’m about to try oil rinsing for the first time, and I was wondering which oil to use. I’ll try this!

  • Jacqui Slinger (Barbados)

    Just bought this oil to try it out. Cost me $22.00 ($11.00 US ) for the 2oz bottle ! Hope it’s worth it. I have locks….hope that’s not a problem

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