Posted by coilsandfreckles (Type 4a) on 01/27/2015
This creme promises to aid in moisturizing and styling and promote growth for natural hair.
I purchased this cream because I like the scent of vanilla. My jar doesn't have a scent at all. It also doesn't smell like Play-Doh; so, I guess that's good.
This cream is all oil and wax. There's no water; therefore no moisture. I saw a review and the consistency of this product looked really soft and creamy. that was my expectation. My hair is pretty fine; so, I like soft products. This butter is pretty firm. I didn't have an easy time getting the product to smooth and absorb into my hair. It was not soft and creamy, at all.
I attempted to use this to do a wet twist out. As mentioned previously, it doesn't blend well into my hair; so, my twists came out chalky looking when dry.
Any claims to promote growth, in my opinion, is deceptive advertising. My hair grows whether I apply this cream or not.
Because the consistency is so firm, I plan to finish the container by using it as an edge tamer. This morning, I moistened my hairline with water, smoothed on some of this cream, brushed it lightly and tied on a silk scarf. After twenty minutes or so, the front of my hair was laid, shiny, and wavy-looking. No credit due to this cream because my hair is fine and it really doesn't take that much to make my edges lie down. I could've done that with $4 Eco Styler and I wouldn't have needed to tie on a scarf.
This is the 4th product I've tried from this brand with little to no success. I'm good.
Posted by KurlyKP (Type Unkown) on 01/15/2015
It's certainly good as a sealant (which wasn't quite what I was expecting from the description), but I don't think I would say that it's a good moisturizer at all.
The first time I used it was freshly washed damp hair. It was absorbed well enough and left my hair very shiny. Of course, I was a fan. The second time I tried it was on dry hair. After using it, my hair was still dry but with oil on it instead. Now, I know to use it on damp hair. I think it's good for sealing my ends or as the C in the LCO method.
Posted by natural4luvin (Type 4c) on 12/05/2014
I really like this! I've used this on wet, damp and dry hair and i can see why they recommend damp/dry hair. It feels like it disappears on wet hair and it's more difficult to spread that way. But this stuff cuts down my frizz and makes my hair feel very soft. I don't think i would categorize this as a styler but more of a moisturizing defining butter. The moisture doesnt last forever and if you use too much your hair can feel a little oily. No slip but it makes styling easier. So far it plays well with whatever i pair it with. Just a nice medium- heavy (with oils) moisturizer. I would repurchase this ( but only on sale).
Posted by natural4luvin (Type 4c) on 12/02/2014
Just received this in the mail today. First impression is that it is a lightly scented butter with light moisture properties. I look forward to trying this out and updating my review.
Posted by BeautifulSoul (Type 4b) on 07/24/2014
Love this product. Check out the specifics in my review by clicking the link and pasting it in the address bar. http://youtu.be/x0mZDQfwgiM
Posted by uchennaosegbu (Type 4b) on 05/11/2014
I ordered a slew of Darcy's Botanicals products a while ago, and surprisingly enough, out of all the products that I ordered, this is the one that both disappointed and impressed me the most! I was disappointed because I bought this product with the intent of using it as a moisturizer, but it doesn't do that AT ALL. In reality, it works more like a defining sealant, and this is why I have found myself loving it so much. I was never really one for the "defined curl," but this product has shown me the light! It seals in the moisture of the leave-in and moisturizing cream that I use (which is absolutely necessary as my ends are super dry), and it actually helps me to detangle my ends because it has slippage properties. I'm super satisfied thus far, and this is the only DB product that I bought that I would actually consider repurchasing.
Posted by mea03 (Type 4a) on 01/21/2013
I love this stuff for my daughter's dense head of fine and medium strands, 4a/3c. I needed something for definition and to weigh it down. For us, it is the perfect product for a defined braid out. I use a Leave-in on damp detangled hair and then add generous amounts of Madagascar Styling Creme while I am braiding. If I want to leave the braids in for a week, they stay moisturized. Perfect!!
Posted by GT1 (Type 3c) on 12/30/2012
I was slightly disappointed with this product. Since it's labeled as a styling cream, I was expecting it to be a thick, creamy product, but it was more like the consistency of a solid hair butter. It does emulsify in your hands, however, and provides nice hold & moisturizing for twists/twist-outs. However, I noticed that application was much easier in damp hair as opposed to wet hair. The fragrance is mild and pleasant and I liked the ingredients. Since I'm more of a wash-n-go girl, and since this product doesn't work well on (my) wet hair, I won't be re-purchasing.
Posted by NaturelBeautie (Type 4a) on 10/23/2012
Best product I've used for twists and sealing. Not greasy, soft hold, and is a good moisturizer! Loving it!
Posted by Curlymochagirl (Type Unkown) on 10/15/2012
I have low porosity hair and this product is just way too heavy and greasy for me.
Posted by jcokes (Type 4a) on 09/23/2012
Pretty average twistout product, smell was ok and I agree with another reviewer it smells like cream cheese, It provided nice moisture with minimum shine, the price is good but I would not re-purchase.
Posted by adrienejordan (Type 4c) on 05/24/2012
I like my results. The product did everything it promised. My curl pattern is 4a in the crown, 4b everywhere else except a large patch of hair over my left ear. Dunno. Don't ask! All I know is that I need moisture, a healthy shine and softness especially after my protein treatments. Add to that my dark brown hair bleached to many different shades of ash blonde highlights, I need moisture so that my hair does not look overprocessed and dull. This product delivers. Like a handful of other reviewers, I used way too much on damp hair and ended up with a greasy finish. Today, I applied to freshly cleaned, dry hair - just a fingertip full - to each clump of hair before I started my 2 strand twists. And now, I can't keep my hands off my hair! I'm back to the Hands In Hair syndrome and I haven't even released the two strand twists! Uh, oh : ) Feels wonderful. Try the product. BTW - smell is subtle and pleasant.
Posted by blboston8 (Type 3c) on 01/27/2012
The smell is not good. If I wanted to be nice, I would say that it smells like cream cheese. If it were cream cheese, then that would be acceptable, however, it is to be put in my hair, so for me, it is not. I like the consistency, but it made for an oily twist-out. I can't buy this again. Ok, I won't buy this again.
Posted by danyel02 (Type 4a) on 10/19/2011
I really enjoy this product on dry stretched moisturized hair. I used it to twist my hair and reseal my ends. Many people complained about the smell but it smells exactly as advertised: like vanilla. It is real vanilla, however, and not the synthetic kind we are all used to. The only reason why it gets 4 stars is that it is not as moisturizing as my lovely Oyin Whipped Pudding but it is far more economical and does a damn good job! Definitely a rebuy!
Posted by noir (Type 4a) on 07/04/2011
I bought this product along with many other products from Darcy's Botanicals because of all the rave reviews. I have to say it was such a big disappointment. When I opened the jar, I was hit with the smell of rotting vanilla. Like when you leave a bowl of vanilla ice cream out in the sun for a day. It quickly emulsifies in your fingers into an oil and it has a very light, whipped texture. When I put it on my hair, it didn't feel like I put anything, and I don't mean that in a good way. I tried it using the leave in and hair milk (both also from the DB line) underneath and my hair would feel dry and hard after about 20 minutes. Without anything underneath it was even drier and worse. I tried it on both wet and dry hair but this product just is not for me. I would not recommend it especially if you have coarse hair.
Posted by arober11 (Type 4b) on 05/31/2011
I love this product! I have small locs that I like to moisturize with creams and styling butters. This product smells a little strange in the jar but once I applied it to my hair, I got a lot of complements. It is thick so to encourage it to blend I mix it with Oyin Greg Juice or some oil.
Posted by omnipadme (Type 4a) on 04/18/2011
I love this stuff! Its very creamy, buttery, and only a small amount is needed to moisturize. The smell is good, but wish it was stronger. I use it with Darcy's leavin-in, coils jelly, and juicy peach nectar. Perfect hair every time.
Posted by email@example.com (Type 4a) on 03/23/2011
LOVE for multi-day moisture & definition for braid-outs!
Posted by KinkySheaPT (Type 4a) on 03/07/2011
I like this product. It smells very good and is nice and creamy. A little bit does go a long way so be careful not to use too much. The first time I used the product I was heavy handed and my hair was very oily. But using a lighter amount worked perfectly. It didn’t provide any hold for me but it did add great moisture. I can use it to add moisture to just about any style.
Posted by nytiffy (Type 3b) on 09/20/2010
This smelled horrible. I bought it mainly for the smell as well as the fact that it is natural.
I bought it because of the reviews posted saying how great it
Smelled on other websites. Wow it smelled really bad.
I had to add Vanilla oil to it from the body shop so I could use it,
It is moisturizing, but I use maybe a pea size or less on my hair
When wet. Otherwise it weighs my hair down.
I will not be buying this again. Too bad I had high hope for her products.
Posted by seritasunflower (Type 4a) on 08/06/2010
Either the pictures of this product are very colorful or my product is old. The Madagascar vanilla pudding I received is a light tan color and it smells horrible. I had to stir it because it was separated when I received it. The reason I bought it is because vanilla is one of my favorite scents and all the reviews raved about it, but I just don’t agree. The product label reads “use within 8 to 12 months” The only buttercreme I’ve ever used is Miss Jesse’s and I guess I was looking for that same consistency.
Posted by KrisCartwright (Type 3c) on 07/16/2010
The smell is not what I thought it would be. I actually like the sweeter smell and this was lacking in that area. I have curls & coils, and this does nothing for me. I didn't notice grease, moisture, or anything. It's a good price but not much bang for the few bucks it costs.
Posted by Gretchen (Type 3a) on 07/07/2010
I use this as a second-day curl-reformer. But, as the others say, a little goes a long way. Too much, and you've got grease city.
Posted by atx_eve (Type 4b) on 06/08/2010
It was less creamy than i imagined. More of an oil than a thick butter/cream. Melts very easily in your fingers, so if you have fine hair like me, it's a fine line between moisturized and GREASY! I paid attention to that, and my hair was so soft the next day!
the smell is a light touch of vanilla. not like a thick cake batter sickening sweet type of smell. YAY! it also adds good shine to the hair. I don't look for hold on twisting products because i don't have thick hair. i actually LIKE the huge puffball look (optical illusion!) My hair was cottony, fluffy, delicious :)
The thing is, you could probably make your own concoction/variation of this. there are only like 5 ingredients. but the price is VERY good considering the things that are in it.
Posted by LaToya (Type 4a) on 05/16/2010
This is my absolute favorite product! It is a nice thick, smooth cream that keeps my hair moisturized all day. It has very light vanilla smell...perfect product!
Posted by CurvyCurly (Type 4a) on 02/25/2010
I used this on my daughter's 4b/4c hair; the vanilla scent is heavenly!!! It melts wonderfully when hair is wet, but not so good when dry. I lucked up and used the right amount each time after washing; her hair was soft and moisturized, not greasy or heavy. If your hair loves butters and you tend to do braid/twistouts you might like this product; washNgo curlies not so much.
Posted by MsCurl83 (Type 4b) on 01/29/2010
I ran across the article about Darcy's Botanicals and decided to give it a try. My hair is kinky and extremely thick! Though, I think this product isn't so bad. Unfortunately for my hair, a little does not go a long way, I put at least two quarter size dollops on, but to me it still doesn't do anything at all. It does smell nice, it just isn't for me moisturizing enough. I'm anxious to try other products that claim to hydrate 3-4 hair types, but I'm not too sure anymore.
Posted by EllyEllyOxenFree (Type 3c) on 12/16/2009
This stuff is GREAT! The other posters were right in saying a little goes a long way - I use this after my leave in conditioner and it makes my coils defined, soft and shiny. Great to use under the Coiling Jelly.
Posted by FrizzBgone (Type 3a) on 10/10/2009
I wanted to love this line, but no matter how much I played with it, it didn't work for me. No matter how little I used, my hair went flat and greasy. It smells amazing; it is a shame it didn't work for me.
Posted by Cheles08 (Type 4b) on 08/06/2009
Mmmm, this stuff smells good to me! A little goes a long way and I didn't pay attention to that the first time I used it. I put a healthy amount on my hair... and my hair felt so oily after. So that was user error. The next time I used it, I was careful to not put as much on. I used it as a light moisturizer on my damp hair, then I proceeded to style my hair in twists. My hair was not as oily (great)and it smelled nice. It's not to hold my hair, so I think I will use it to pull my hair back in a puff next time. I had to use additional product for hold. It's nice on my hair... I little heavy, but that can be alleviated if you don't use a lot.