Monday, 14 May 2018

Hello there!

Anyone still around..Wow..Its's been a while...
Nice to see new followers. HIIIIIII thanks for stopping by and following.  So good to see you all
I am still natural. Plus my new little baby as well. :D
Natural hair and it's products has really exploded into something else these past few years.

Accessibility really isn't problem. If at all the market looks oversaturated with so many products out there from the niche to mainstream established manufacturers all trying to get a slice of the natural hair care market.

I still use some of my old favourites. But some new faves have sneaked in, some others I'm not so fussy about. I'd say the only thing still consistent in my routine is still being a wash and go girl. That is still my main way of wearing my hair. Still and always will feel just right for me.

Can't wait to fill you more on what products I have been loving.. :D

Chat soon!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Review: Darcy's Botanicals Natural Coils Curling Jelly

I got this as swap from a forum member on British Curlies. She was offering it at a discounted price so I moved in for the kill.  Was it worth it? Read on…

Regular Price: £10.95 for 8oz.

Availability: British curlies and Etsy. Only available online in the UK.

Ingredients shown in picture below

Packaging: It comes in a simple white jar with a white screw top. I personally think the packaging was inadequate. Which brings me to my next point.

The Texture: Very liquidy snotty texture, infact so liquidy that I ended up pouring out the jelly into my hands everytime I need some. Otherwise dipping my hands into the jar would have been as useful as dipping my hands into a jar full of water. On that note I must say this. Do not let the watery texture of this jelly fool you. With this stuff a little went a long way for me.

Scent: I didn’t feel like mine smelled of anything. I think I must have got the unscented version. Despite this  I believe I  still got a faint whiff of something that reminded me of paper glue. The faintness I actually liked because it gave my leave-in conditioner olfactory dominance.

Darcy's Botanicals Natural Coils Curly Jelly On my hair..
On applying this to my hair with my leave-in i.e. Hawaiian silky gel activator +castor oil + aloe vera gel mix, it seemed to get absorbed into my hair almost immediately. I liked that it gave a tiny bit of slip. It dried fairly quickly around my ends, but about 3-4hours later it was mostly 80% dry. It did not give me a flash dry effect. There was no crunch, but there was a light hold. I got second day hair with this. On the second day, my hair had about ½ its definition and some hold.
In terms of elongation, it did not offer any of that. My hair shrunk, but stayed in place.

Flaking - I noticed some flakiness whiteness around my part section where I may have possibly being a bit heavy handed.
Price - I wish this was £10.99 for 16oz rather than 8oz. If it was I would put this in my staples list.
Repurchasing probability - I liked the light hold and effectiveness of this jelly. But I shall only re-purchase this if it is on sale at a cheaper price. Because I have other stylers which are just as effective and cheaper.
If you are looking for a  styling product with stellar natural ingredients or a stickler for natural ingredients in your hair products .Then I would recommend this product to you.