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    I used CD back when I had to get it from the health food store and they kept a very SMAL supply due to the short shelf life. The shampoos were watery and the butters were thick to the point of being almost greasy. However, I loved the simplicity of the ingredients. I was newly natural and at the time I wanted everythin I used to be natural as well. Once I began to see an increase in the amount of ingredients in the products, they lost their appeal to me. All told, I wish them the best. I do agree that they might have tried to do too much too soon.
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    Never got on any of the band wagon for any of these products. Primarily because I didn't have the money. When I did splurge, I would find that I didn't like the products. That was especially true of Carol's Daughter. As a result, I ended up finding inexpensive brands that worked well for me. I do however, wish CD well because I think it's important to have black-owed businesses be able to turn a profit by offering a choice to black consumers. I pray the company isn't eventually taken over by the big fish in the black hair care pond. That would just totally suck.
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    This is no longer an African American owned company, for some natural's that's a turn off. I have never tried CD. It's overpriced. Restructuring is a way of wiping away debt without paying creditors. A lot of companies do this to rid themselves of debt.

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    Good afternoon, everyone.

    Of course a company going under is not a good thing. However, regarding the Napptural community, all manufacturers, IMHO, have an upstream battle to retain this customer base of independent thinkers.
    I remember when Carol's Daughter appeared at Macy's - it was a change from the free-standing store they had at Roosevelt Field Mall.
    I found the prices to be high for the "feel" of the product, in the samples on display.
    I think a lot of Nappturals have found sources for the right raw ingredients for their hair, and that this demographic grooms independently of store-brand products, no matter the manufacturer.
    I know that is my situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoilyHairedBeauty View Post
    I just read about this on another forum and i gather the following:

    CD Stores (all except 2 in New York are closing). The stores are owned by a subsidiary of Carols Daughter LLC. The
    *stores* are bankrupt, not the parent company.

    CD Products will no longer be sold in Sephora, Ulta, Macy's....b/c of their move to Target.

    So the product line will still be available in some fashion.

    I also gathered that due to price and ingredient quality, as well as marketing (using celeb endorsements) CD is not really a major staple for naturals.

    There are many quality, economical products that we hear about on YouTube and blogs.

    Makes sense...
    BINGO to the bolded. I tried a product or two of CD. Wasn't impressed and this was long before the market became saturated with and natural hair products became so readily available. I have heard way too many people talk about how much better they were before they hit the big time.

    As someone else mentioned, I took a gander when they hit the target shelves, wanting to pick up something to support and also in hopes that maybe the quality and ingredients had been steeped up a notch but sadly.... I left empty handed. Maybe they can take a page from Shea Moisture....

    I wish her the best...but the game has changed since CD was first started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lean C View Post
    This is no longer an African American owned company, for some naturals that's a turn off.
    I think that's some of the reason why this happened too, especially when Steve Stoute took over the branding and made it "poly-ethnic", which seemed to be code for "the less 'black', the better".
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    I remember wanting to order her products until I saw her products on HSN. There was an older Caucasian woman applying CD hair milk to her thin, bone-straight hair. I said to myself " That product probably won't be moisturizing enough for MY hair".

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    There is a lot going on in the natural hair care industry. Like any other business that grows it offers opportunity. This one for a lot of women. You see that there are more women owned hair care brands now which I think is a great thing. I think CD made the right decision to close stores. It's a lot of overhead and doesn't necessary pays off. Most brands don't have a flag store anymore but sell via targets and such. And then there is the internet.@Scre: With so much competition going on CD may also needs to upgrade/change/adjust to what is happening today. Like you say I was also in a store the other day and there were so many brands for nappy heads and CD didn't really stand out.

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    Well the company has been bailed out. L'Oreal has apparently purchased Carol's Daughter. Before the "who cares" starts rolling I don't use / have never used Carol's daughter so I dont care on that level either. But it's interesting in terms of a black female business owner, and it's interesting in terms of natural hair care & natural hair care brands going more into the mainstream. I am also interested to see what this does to the actual brand because I know on the makeup end when brands get bought out by these larger companies it actually affects the actual product line. A lot of products get discontinued as they streamline the brand and a lot of the actual formulations change etc. so...

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    Default Re: Carol's Daugher files bankruptcy

    I never was on the CD bandwagon, now never…gotta respect a girls hustle-she's surviving. Just sad to see that survival means we usually end up 'selling' to get out….I definitely could not trust the product now. With Lisa behind it I did. I 'm proud of her accomplishments though. She's been hanging in there fighting since the 90's to make this happen. There comes a time….
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