Posted by (Type 3b) on 04/29/2013
I really love this product because you do not have to use a lot of it to get the results that you want. When I use it with another product that was suggested the curls are really soft, but maintain their hold and my hair is wonderfully curly. I really like the smell too, because it smells like lemons and oranges combined. I would recommend this product for any one that wants a good styling gel that will not weigh the hair down. I just wish you had it in a larger size. I have a lot of hair (very thick) and need more of this product than someone the has less hair.
Posted by kaw5234 (Type 3b) on 03/08/2013
Its consistency is similar to the KCCC. It also has a lovely citrus scent. I used a nickel sized amount of this jelly on sectioned wet hair on top of my leave in. I raked it in then scrunched lightly and diffused. My curls were defined, shiny with some hold. I will agree with previous reviewers regarding the fact that it is hard to determined the right amount for your hair: too little product less hold/ too much product a lot of hold. Overall, I like this product a lot. It smells wonderful, makes my curls shiny, moisturized and defined. It also plays well with other products.
Posted by michellemm87 (Type Unknown) on 02/01/2013
I like the jelly it smells really sweet. It reminds me of kinky curly's hair gel. Its very watery and you don't need a ton of it. I just dip my fingers in and rack through my hair a few times. It has, I think a medium hold. It did not leave flakes and I used it with the vanilla leave in by darcy botanicals.
Posted by GT1 (Type 3c) on 12/30/2012
Although I won't be re-purchasing this product, I have (mostly) good things to say about it.
Pros: Quality, natural ingredients; pleasant fragrance, was able to get 4-day hair without having to refresh, slippery texture (which i like in my gels), and reasonably priced.
Cons: THE CRUNCH! My hair had excellent hold but it was crunchier than a bag of Cheetos! :-D I tried using the vanilla delight leave-in under this gel and my hair was crunchy. I tried using the Madagascar Styling Cream, and I still had crunchy hair. I tried using this with no product underneath &, you guessed it, still had crunchy hair. I tried using less gel and then I ended up with frizzy hair.
I found that the best way for me to use this product was to use a styling cream, then divide my hair in 2 seconds and use about a quarter size amount of gel on each section. This left me with a firm hold on day one, and a softer hold on day 2.
Although this is a good product, I won't repurchase, but I would still recommend it to others.
Posted by jazblaylock (Type 4a) on 10/25/2012
I really hope she doesn't stop making this. This is by far the best gel i have ever used on my hair.
Posted by Monz03b (Type 4a) on 09/17/2011
The smell is wonderful but it feels sticky! It doesn't make my curls POP like I would like it to, but it's nice to use for slicking your edges. It may work better for other curlies, I think it's worth a try.
Posted by omnipadme (Type 4a) on 04/18/2011
This gel gives great definition, and smells incredible. I wish it was in a bottle instead of a jar because it's runny. Works best if you only use a small amount & only with other darcy products- tried with over shea moisture and it made my hair look dull. I will be repurchasing - my hair loves darcy's and I think the whole line is my staple.
Posted by luvhatecurls10 (Type 3b) on 10/11/2010
Very hard to determine right amount to use. Defined my curls very well. Watery serum consistency. Light Citrus smell.
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.
Due to the smell I could not use this at all
I also bought KCCC and loved that smell so that and MISS Jessie’s
Quick Curls are my favorites so far.
Posted by Maci (Type 3a) on 09/14/2010
I really liked the curl formation I get with this, layered over a leave-in. The scent is light and citrusy. Agree, it can be hard to determine how much to use. But it's natural and non-sticky.
Posted by djfoo4 (Type 4a) on 08/27/2010
This product left my hair feeling stringy, dry, and frizzy. I personally did not like the strong smell. I used Shea Mosisture deep treatment masque before I applied this jelly, which may have impacted the feel of my hair. Overall I was very disappointed in this product, and will not purchase again. I wonder if the other Darcy’s products have such an off-putting smell as well. I will stick with KCCC.
Posted by seritasunflower (Type 4a) on 08/06/2010
Day 1: I applied the curling jelly to soaking wet hair over the Darcy's daily vanilla leave-in. I had to use more jelly than recommended in certain areas of my hair. I also applied a small amount of the curly moisturizing pudding throughout my hair and allowed my hair to air dry. As I write this review, I'm on Day 2 hair and it looks great. I sprayed my hair this morning with the Darcy's Botanicals leave-in conditioning spritz, jumped in the shower, and my "bed head" sprung to life. I applied a small amount of the Madagascar vanilla pudding. I give the curling jelly 4 curls because I love the way my Day 2 hair looks and I did not have to apply more product. However, I do not like the smell of the jelly or the Madagascar vanilla pudding and I’m concerned about the label recommendation that says, “use within 8 to 12 months.” Only in the areas where I used more product I did get a little crunchiness but I’m ok with that, the rest of my hair is soft and the curls are really defined.
Posted by asianrunner (Type 2b) on 07/18/2010
I give this product only 3 curls because it's really hard to figure out how much to use! It's a little runny and thin so I find myself using a lot and spilling some in the bathtub. I think I much prefer products that come in pumps or squeeze bottles.
Posted by Gretchen (Type 3a) on 06/27/2010
Got great curl formation with this. Tricky to determine the right amount to use, however. Too much, and crunch ensues. Too little, and not enough hold.
Posted by atx_eve (Type 4b) on 06/08/2010
absolutely no hold on my type of hair.
i have fine/soft, REALLY COILY --> COTTONY hair and i need something with a little more oomph.
It was quite watery, more than KC Curling Custard.
This product if very light compared to what i normally use (Afro Veda Pur Whipped Gelly), so it defines my coils sure, but that has to do with TECHNIQUE (raking) not product. I could rake normal conditioner through my hair and my curls would pop....they just won't stay that way. Same with this product.
Posted by Zenith88 (Type 4a) on 05/16/2010
So far, this is the only DB product that agrees with my hair. I use a leave-in underneath as its not very moisturising but despite that I found this gel very light, smells lovely (fruity scent) and it distributed easily throughout my hair.
And a little goes a long way which makes for a long-lasting product.