Beauty Review: Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter

Well look at that! A product specifically for me. My hair is not only natural but it is loc’d as well. I fit in a pretty small group so I was elated to see a product just for me!

But does it work?


Loc Butter

Price: 4 out of 5 ($15.50 from
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 2 out of 5

What it claims:
“In order to lock hair, one does not need sticky pomades. It is the motion of the palm roll or twist in conjunction with clean, properly moisturized hair that aids in the locking process. This Carol’s Daughter favorite, offers superior grooming with citrus oils that provide a light scent and ylang-ylang that nourishes the scalp and promotes healthy hair.” (source)

The truth:
What the….I knowwww there isn’t any beeswax in this!

What I loved about it: I like the idea behind it. Very rarely will you see a loc butter on the market sold by a major brand. So that’s exciting. It shows that there is a demand of products for ladies who are loc their hair. And since I’m one, I think that’s great!

What I didn’t like:
What the duck? There is beeswax in it?

Overall: It’s been a year since I’ve been loc’ing my hair. I couldn’t be happier. Loc’ing your hair is truly a journey and it’s important to use products that are nourishing to the scalp and locs. From when I FIRST started, I was told to NEVER put beeswax in my locs. Beeswax will assist your hair in loc’ing but it will also attract lint. And lint attracts dirt. Gross.

I was all excited about Carol’s Daughter Loc Butter until I saw the ingredients.

See the beeswax? That’s so wrong. Other than that, the product itself looks and smells wonderful. I find that it is far too greasy to use on my locs but perhaps it would work better for folx who have more mature locs.

I wouldn’t recommend it though. Beeswax is a total no no.

This is how the loc’ies looked after using this stuff…

Not bad. But I’m not using it again anyway. Beeswax scares me.

I did a video that talks about my Locs at 1 Year.

I have been getting SO many questions from ladies non-Black ladies who are curious about Black hair and what being “natural” means. I love answering these questions. Aaaand, you can follow my hair blog at

Stay beautiful!

More Carol’s Daughter reviews:
Rosemary Mint Herbal Shampoo
Pearl Perfume
Almond Cookie scrub and lotion
Hair Milk and Tui Hair smoothie
Lisa’s Hair Elixir

  • TheCEOMamma

    I agree with you! I almost bought it UNTIL, I saw it contained beeswax. Beeswax and my locs, will never be friends. However, I do like the Rosemary Mint Shampoo and love, love, love the Tui Jojoba and Shea Butter Hair Sheen!

  • Amina

    I love the smell and color. Other than that, I used it once to do 2 strand twists and it was so greasy!
    I also don't like the fact that beeswax is among the top ingredients!! so the loc butter gets a boohoo from me…It is sad tha tmost of her hair products dont' work for me but the bath and body…lawd have mercy!! I looove me some almond cookie!!
    I also love CD packaging!!
    I was at sephora the other day and admiring the display. Her catalog is also great especially the valentine's one

  • Goldilocs

    boo to beeswax! I love(d) CD products also, but I always found an issue with one ingredient or another in their "natural" products :-( Their products didn't work in my loose curls and definitely won't do for my locs! Sad too, cuz I love how everything smells, etc etc, but yeah, can't get down with some of the ingredients they use

  • ~J

    I used this on my locs one time. Found that it was too greasy for my liking and lacked holding power. I now use it on my feet so as not to waste it.

  • Lish

    B….cutie pie love your video. I am considering I will def be checking out….you had alot of growth with your locs they are beautiful!!!…also I purchased the MAC holiday mischief makers in cool capers and I LOVE IT!!!…

  • Moni

    CD products just don't do it for me. At best, they're just ok (and they cost far too much to be just ok!) At worst, they're disastrous! Have you tried Jane Carter solution Twist and Lock butter? I've used it on my twists with good results.

  • Atiyah

    Heck your mother probably could whip you up something minus the beeswax.

  • Jennifer

    When I started my locs 8 years ago, my loctician also was against Shea butter for the same reasons. One thing you can use though is aloe vera gel. It conditions and moisturizes your locs.

  • Connie De Alwis

    Centrifuchsia is GORGEOUS on you! I agree that black women pull off fuchsia extremely well