First, I have to say that I'm somewhat of a fan of Carol's Daughter products and I have to admit that I've never heard of Carol's Express until this post.
Also, I may be a little late but after learning that Carol's Express is fighting a court battle with Carol's Daughter over what exactly -- I'm not sure. But surely I have a few questions, especially since Carol's Daughter is largely recognized for how she got her start in the kitchen.
Did Carol's Daughter swagger jack on Carol's Express products and take all the credit for herself? -- Is it true that Carol's Daughter and her story about her products being made in the kitchen is a big fat lie?
In a recent press release, Donyale Bush of Carol's Express, LLC. says, "It's important that consumers know where Carol's Daughter is really made, what the relevant facts are and that the whole home spun story is nothing more than marketing spin,"
The defense against the complaint filed by Carol's Daughter substantiates the high quality of Carol's Express and ceXpress brands. Carol's Daughter and the Carol's Express brand were made in the same warehouses at the time the suit was filed. Neither brand was made in the kitchen as of the filing date of the suit.
Donyale Bush, founder of Carol's Express, commented, "This is a desperate attempt to continue to exploit consumers for anywhere from $20-$45 per product, when we provide a high quality product in ceXpress at half the price. We provide the consumer with a nature-based product at a sexy value. We know this will make our customer base, which we know to be savvy customers scrutinizing every dollar in this economy, happy."
About Carol's Express
Carol's Express, makers of ceXpress, consists of beauty care products designed for the African-American woman, including products for hair, skin, and hands with a new line of fragrances coming this fall hand picked exclusively by the women of Carol's Express. The revolutionary ceXpress Soy Straightening System helps consumers retain more of their natural hair texture. Respect, Culture, Crown, Value, Family and Love are words that resonate with ceXpress Products. More information on ceXpress can be found at ceXpressproducts.com
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Pentagon, I COMPLETELY agree with you. Ignore Vonja...I have a strong feeling this woman is the owner of the CeXpress company. This Vonja woman went on hubpages and made a fake review...then she went under another name (the Vonja name) and pretended like she liked the products. She didn't stop there, there is currently a topic on naturallycurly where this SAME woman (Vonja) was advertising relaxers on the website. It got so bad that the moderator ended up having to warn the woman to cut it out.
This CeXpress brand is a CROCK, they're using the lawsuit Carol's Daughter filed against them as a way to get advertisement to their own business. If I were Lisa Price I would sue this fool for slander. No one wants her products, nor do they even care that they exist....it's flat out shameful for her to be sitting up her trying to bash CD as a way to get business to her own site. Another thing is that she uses the exact same terminology as Lisa Price INTENTIONALLY.
She's going all over the place bashing Carol's Daughter and even people who are not fans of Carol's Daughter are defending Lisa and boycotting CeXpress. What a sahme.
It really angers me to see how this Carol's Express brand has completely ripped off what was created by Lisa Price. Even more infuriating is how they are now attempting to discredit the hstory behind Lisa's brand. I have used Carol's Daughter since it was made in her kitchen and she was selling at flea markets. I have followed her through the opening of her first store in Brooklyn and even went to the new store near the Pentagon in Washington during the innauguration. The slanderous comments made by the shameful founder of Carol's Express are just a retaliation from the suit that was filed against them (which Lisa Price won)!
I decided to try the Express line to see just how far she had gone in her imitation, and I can truely say that besides the logo, the brand name, the product names, and some of the scents - the comparison stops there. The reason these products are so inexpensive is due to the fact that they are loaded with chemicals and preservatives. And to the lady who posted a comment before me - the reason they lather is because of sodium laurel sulphates, which is a chemical that produces the lather while stripping your skin. It is the same thing they put in detergents.
It is unfortunate that as an African American woman, I finally have a positive and successful role model in Lisa Price, only to have the "crabs-in-a-pot" mentality applied by some uninpired upstart, trying to make a quick dollar off of someone else's ideas and creations.
If you believe in goodness, and family, and values, and integrity...avoid Carol's Express at ALL COSTS!
I love the almond and shea cleasing gel it's the only one i've tried so far. It's safe to say i can trust the other 2 scents to do the same. The thing about this product is that it lathers very good with just a small amount. It gives a luxcurious feeling with a lasting smell so that's a plus for me. On top of that it not expensive.