Cara B Naturally Review

https://www.dreamstime.com/-image4579600Something happens when you have kids. You stop being so selfish (except when it comes to sharing sweets…unless that’s just me), self-centered and most likely even take on the obsession of Googling everything and anything that has to do with your baby. I know for me, my Google obsession has increased with each additional child. But in a way, a lot of it has been a healthy obsession because it’s forced me to take a serious look at the products that we allow into our home or into/onto our bodies. A while back I wrote about how we now even need to pay attention to the nail polish that we buy and use.

When I started my natural hair journey almost a year ago, I knew that it was going to be about much more than just my hair. In addition to paying closer attention to the foods we eat, I also wanted to look at the products we were using on our kids with a fine tooth comb, especially the bath and hair products. There are hundreds of baby and kids products out there on the market, and some that even claim to be “all-natural”. But I quickly learned that just because something says “all-natural” or “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean it is. Or, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t other harmful chemicals used in making the product.

So believe me when I tell you how incredibly excited I was about Cara B Naturally. A few things excited me about them. One thing that drew me was that their products were awarded the coveted Natural Products Association certification – the only personal care product line specifically formulated for ethnic children to earn such a distinction.  This was important because this distinction went above just telling me what their products were made of. I absolutely LOVE the fact that they create products exclusively for ethnically diverse babies and children. This told me that they are committed and dedicated to the mission of creating all-natural products, so I have one less thing to worry about when it comes to my own kids.

Cara B NaturallyFirst off, the packaging itself, was just absolutely adorable and well put together. I love receiving packages that look like some love was put into it before it was shipped to me (I’m just sayin’). Overall, I am very pleased with Cara B Naturally products. We have been using them on the kids exclusively for the past few weeks and have had no complaints. First off, every product smells downright delicious! Seriously, I can’t stop sniffing my babies after I give them a bath and wash their hair. I don’t like anything that is overly scented or that smells like plain oil. These products have a subtle but yummy scent to them. It’s hard to find good smelling natural products for kids so this was a plus in the right direction for me. The way I knew for sure we found a winner, was the fact that my husband actually noticed AND took time to comment on the smell on several  different occasions.

All of my kids, unfortunately, inherited their momma’s dry skin. So this is always an issue for me when it comes to trying out new products. One of the first things I noticed with the bath & shampoo wash, was that their skin did not immediately dry up after we got them out of the bathtub. Their skin actually felt moisturized. I was happy with the results of the lotion because it is thick and creamy, and a little goes a long way. I didn’t find myself having to reapply the lotion on them several times a day.

Cara B Naturally 2The hair mist and daily conditioner are just fantastic! I could tell a huge difference with my three year old especially. Her hair is generally only manageable when it’s wet and freshly washed. If I let it dry then I have to go back over it with spray bottle consisting of a water/olive oil mix. After applying these two products directly on her hair after washing it, it kept her hair soft. And even if it dried before I could get to it, I didn’t have to wet it again in order to style it. I really loved the fact that it was still moisturized even after a few days.

All in all, hubby and I are extremely happy that we gave Cara B a shot. It will now be a staple in our household.

Cara B Naturally can be purchased online at www.mycarab.com or select Walgreens, Target and CVS.

Have you ever tried Cara B Natural products? What are some challenges you’ve come across in finding all-natural products for ethnically diverse babies?

**Disclaimer: Although I was sent this gift set of Cara B Naturally products, the reviews are all of my own.**

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    MELISASource
    March 7, 2013 at 5:06 AM

    This is the 1st I’ve heard of Cara B products — I have a friend with a young daughter who I’m passing this info along to. thanks for sharing!
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    Janeane Davis
    March 9, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    I have not heard of these products before, but would like to look into them for my little ones.
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      Christine St.Vil
      March 11, 2013 at 5:38 AM

      Hi Janeane! Thanks for sharing. I actually hadn’t heard of them before I was contacted either. It sounded familiar but I realized it wasn’t what I thought when I visited the site. But I’m so glad I tried them out, so def try them on your little ones and let me know how you like them 🙂

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    Joyce@MommyTalkShow
    March 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    I reviewed them more than a year ago. The hair mist works wonders on my son’s hair and I’ve sneaked some when I do my hair too 😉
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      Christine St.Vil
      March 11, 2013 at 5:37 AM

      Hi Joyce! I saw your Pledge up on the site and meant to send you a message. I love the hair mist too! I’m so surprised that more people aren’t talking/aware about this great line of products! And I just thought about trying out some of the mist in my hair so thanks for giving me to “go ahead” LOL 😉

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    March 20, 2013 at 7:19 AM

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    Marchelle
    August 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    I have just started using this product and I have no complaints

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      Christine St.Vil
      August 8, 2013 at 4:03 AM

      That’s great Marchelle! I honestly didn’t have any complaints myself so I’m glad you’re enjoying it too. Thanks so much for sharing!

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        Natasha
        November 17, 2015 at 7:17 PM

        I have a three half month year old with nice hair i want to try this product but i don’t know if he’s to young and would it mess his hair and skin up

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          Christine St.Vil
          November 18, 2015 at 1:27 AM

          Hi Natasha, this is a tear-free natural shampoo so I don’t believe he’s too young. You can also reach out to Cara B directly or consult our physician. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    Cortney
    August 20, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    I just started using the shampoo and conditioner on my son’s hair.. He has soft curly hair on top and straight on the sides.. I was using Johnson’s baby products but it was causing cradle cap and making his hair look dry.. Started using the cara b and his hair is amazing, it stopped breaking off in the back, the cradle cap was gone after literally one use, and when I want to comb his hair straight or let or dry wavy it stays exactly how I do it 🙂 I absolutely love it 🙂

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      Christine St.Vil
      August 20, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Hi Courtney! I’m so glad you’ve been having such a great experience with this product as well! Thanks so much for sharing and commenting!

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    Vonda Farrow
    March 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Love these products. My daughter has baby eczema and it is one of the few brands that has not irritated her skin. We are living a non-toxic lifestyle and it is a challenge to find non-toxic curly hair products. Unfortunately, even some that use organic ingredients drown the product in perfume. Hopefully one day, people will be more informed that you dont need perfume/fragrance (that is not from essential oils) on your hair.

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      Christine St.Vil
      March 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks so much for sharing Vonda! I’m so glad you love the products. We are always looking for chemical free products so be sure to check back here often as I have a few more natural/organic products that I’ll be reviewing on the site 🙂

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    Ty
    May 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    My daughter is two months old with both straight hair at the back and curly at the top, but the ends of the curls stick straight up. Is she too young for this product? Will it change the texture of her hair?

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      Hi Ty, I’m definitely not an expert but from my understanding, this product was made for babies and children (which is why it is also tear-free). I would recommend that you reach out to mycarab.com directly. My daughter was a little older when I started using it, but because it’s a natural product, I can’t imagine it changing the texture of her hair.

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    Mskhrissy
    May 17, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    My daughter has a mild case of baby eczema and i’ve tried a few things even got a prescription hydrocortisone lotion for her but when she ran out and I refilled at a different pharmacist the mix was different and broke her back out again like everything else. I just started using Cara B two days ago and it is working so good. No more rough skin or bumps. But I do havwe to apply it more than once a day to specific areas but im just happy to have found a product for babygirl that doesnt irritate her skin and actually moisturizes. I will be trying out Cara B’s hair products asap! 🙂

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    DS
    May 27, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Hi. I’m researching haircare for 3 1/2 yr. old african girl. She will be staying with my family for about a year while she receives medical care. These products sound wonderful. How often would you shampoo? Do you add the conditioner just after shampooing or daily? I assume the mist is used daily before combing out and styling, correct? Btw, I’m white so I really am clueless how to care for her hair. :). Thanks!

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      Christine St.Vil
      May 27, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      LOL Hi Dawn, thanks so much for stopping by. I pray the little girl will be okay and is able to receive all of the medical attention she needs. These products are great for kids (mine are 2, 4 & 6). I only shampoo my girls’s hair either once a week if they are wearing it out or once every two weeks if they have it in braids. This blog has a wealth of info on how to manage and care for her hair as well as styling tips, product info, etc. So I definitely recommend checking it out and I’d love to hear back from you if you decide to get these products to see how they work out for you. The site I’m referencing is: https://www.chocolatehairvanillacare.com/

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    Moms 'N Charge
    May 28, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    I agree Vonda. Those added perfumes and ingredients definitely make a difference. Thanks for sharing!

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