Monday, January 9, 2012

Product Review: Darcy's Botanicals Daily Leave In Conditioner


Price: $12.00 for 8 fl. oz bottle / $20.00 for 16 fl. oz bottle

Purchased At: darcysbotanicals.com

Promises: Looking for something to help keep your lovely coils and curls in top notch condition? Darcy's Botanicals NEW Daily Leave-In Conditioner will tame your frizzies, provide healthy conditioning, moisture, softness, and will make your hair easy to detangle! Can apply a generous amount to wet hair. Use on dry hair to moisturize and maintain your hair styles.

Directions: Apply a generous amount throughout wet or dry hair for healthy conditioning and moisture. Use to gently soften and detangle new growth while transitioning to natural hair. Use to soften and detangle your coils and curls. Use it as a daily or weekly leave-in to naturally condition dry curls and waves.
Use to add much needed moisture to parched curls.
Use to condition locs, twists and braids.

Ingredients: Distilled Water (Aqua) with Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil (and) Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Leaf Extract (and) Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract (and) Lavandula Angustfolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, MSM, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (cationic guar gum), paraben-free preservative and Fragrance.

Product consistency: light and watery
My Assessment: I've been using this leave in for a few weeks, applying it before I roller set my hair and before I air dry my hair. I've come to prefer light leave ins and this conditioner is right up that alley. This leave in has a very light and watery consistency that absorbs easily into my hair. Both after roller setting and air drying, my hair is left soft and moisturized (yay!). I tend to be heavy handed with products, especially deep into my relaxer stretch where I apply my leave ins section by section to ensure my new growth is moisturized. With some other leave in conditioners I have tried, my heavy-handedness left my hair crunchy but I was pleasantly surprised when at 14 weeks post, this leave in didn't leave my hair anywhere near crunchy. I also really like that it's offered in multiple scents; I decided to go with Pina Colada and it love it. The scent is light and fresh, but unfortunately, the scent doesn't really last in my hair. After a day, the scent is gone. I did not notice an increase of ease in detangling but I didn't really care, itss moisturizing properties are more important. Overall, its lightweight forumla leaves my hair moisturized without feeling weighed down, making this leave-in a winner for me.

With smiles,


Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

12 comments:

  1. How does it compare to your beloved Hairveda whipped ends creme? I only have the whipped ends because of you :)

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  2. I don't really use the Whipped Creme Ends as a leave in right after I wash and deep condition so I can't really compare the two products in terms of as a leave in. But up front, DB Daily Leave In is lighter and absorbs better.

    How do you like the Whipped Creme Ends?

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  3. LOL, your reviews always make me want to jump up and go buy the product!!!

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  4. Hi Jeni! Just started my HHJ in February 2012.
    I have only just discovered your blog this week and now stalking it! Do you use this product and other leave ins for gorgeous roller sets, fexi rod sets and braid outs? If not, what do you recommend?

    By the way, loving your tresses :)

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    1. Hi there, this is my go to leave in conditioner for everything, the other leave in product I use is Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. I use both when roller setting and when air drying.

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  5. Hi Jeni! Firstly, this is an amazing blog! You do a great job of explaining your hair journey and keeping your readers informed. :)

    Question: Do you only use this product (Darcy's Botanicals Daily Leave In Conditioner) after roller setting and air drying or do you also use it in-between washes as well?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Aw thank you! I don't use it between washes, just on wash days before roller setting or air drying my hair.

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  6. Hi Jen,

    Quick question. Do you seal with oil when your hair is wet or dry? I tried sealing while my hair was wet and I had a sticky mess on my hands. I have been moisturizing before the dryer (always sit under) and then applying a little heat protector and then sealing with a bit of oil after. I am sure that is not quite right but the sealing when wet has been a disaster!

    Thanks for your advice.

    P.S. your hair looks great by the way!

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    1. Hi Leah,

      I've never sealed when wet, I only moisturize my hair when it's dry, so seal when dry. Try switching to moisturizing on dry hair and see how it goes!

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    2. Thanks Jen! I just started my hair journey. I am only 5 weeks in! I read the science of black hair and now for the first time I feel like I have the information that I need to have really healthy hair. Your blog is inspiring!

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  7. I'm using it as a leave-in and it's a tie between this and NTM. I tend to like light leave-ins compared to heavy creams. If I could just find one that is light AND melts my tangles...lol

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