2.25.2007

Good Enough to Eat

Mr. J was at a convention in Manhattan on Friday and so of course I had to send him out of his way to pick up something that can't be found up here in the boonies where we live. Like black hair products. This man must really love me, because trekking to Sephora in the middle of the circus that is also called Times Square (where we both coincidentally once worked) is not exactly how he'd like to spend his time while visiting the city. Especially in 7 degree weather. I'm so grateful he agreed to stop off and picked up a jar of Carol's Daughter's Mimosa Hair Honey. That Brad Pitt might know something about black hair after all - this stuff works magic on our ZenBaby's hair, just like he claimed it did for his Zahara.

And it smells absolutely amazing, like some type of tropical smoothie (as if Mr. J and I need another reason to want to eat ZenBaby right up!).

Had I known I'd now be living 90 miles away from Carol's Daughter (or that I'd even have daughters of my own one day), I would have stocked up on her products when I lived down the street from her first shop in Fort Greene. Hindsight is 20/20...and I guess it's better that way. If my single self had been able to forsee a life in the boondocks with three kids under six, with no black hair products or even black people for miles around, it would have completely freaked me out. I might not even be here right now.

Whew! That was close. But I still miss the amenities.

9 comments:

Nerd Girl said...

Oh that stuff is so delicious! I bought some the last time I was in Vegas at the Sephora store. I don't use it that often because I'm scared to run out before I have a chance to get some more. Should I confess that Smoochy and I opened the jar last night and just smelled it? Probably shouldn't tell you that . . . :)

SF Mom said...

Oh yes, we love it too. In fact Mimosa hair honey is the only hair product my six year old willingly uses on her own. But you don't have to go to Manhattan to get it, you can order it online!

Yolanda said...

I've always hated paying the exhorbatant shipping costs for getting my Carol's Daughter fix so thankfully EbonyDad was always happy to bring me a suitcase full of products whenever he would travel to New York (which was thankfully at least twice a year). I love the smell of the mimosa hair honey- my very favorite smell has always been the Kizzy pomade (which I don't think she makes anymore).

I do think that the products have changed since the move to Sephora, I've been dissapointed in what I've tried lately.

guspiv said...

Loves the Mimosa! Hate the shipping fees. I am so glad they carry it at Sephora.

Aly Cat 121 said...

ohhh there's a whole mess of ethnic hair care products you can order online. I think you can get her stuff on the web too.

Mrs. J said...

Aly - Thanks, I've seen many...but I'm not one to experiment with things I can't return easily. Which ones do you like for your girls?

Michelle said...

Mrs J- Read the old post about the Pitt-Jolies-- great stuff, and looks like you already have the makings for the AntiRacist Parenting Handbook there.

Mrs. J said...

Thanks Michelle - I don't claim to have the answers, but I'm willing to share what I know. :)

SF Mom said...

Favorite little girl hair products For when summer comes and/or swim class starts.... A swimming friend turned us on to the Ouidad website for apres swim hair products -- they work so well that we use them all the time now! I think they call the product line WaterWorks.