I realized I havent done many product reviews. I dont feel like I can give a thorough review of a product unless I have used it for a long period and even tried alternatives to make it work. I just recently have learned to do my daughter's hair so I havent tried too many product lines.
Since its been awhile, I will start with the very fist product and brand that I tried after learning about the bad ingredients and using all natural. The first hair care blog I ever found was Happy Girl Hair and because of her I decided to try out Darcy's Botanicals. It was my first "big splurge" I'm usually very cheap and I never in a million years would have thought id spend more than $5 on any hair product!
I only chose two items because browsing through the site was very overwhelming, I was still learning and didn't fully understand the difference between leavin-in, pomade, butter etc. I bought the Vanilla Delight Daily Leave-In Conditioner and Organic Coconut Butter Styling Pomade.
I love, love, love the Vanilla Delight leave-in and actually have used it all up. At first the smell was a little too weird and strong for me but I eventually got use to it. I would apply it immediately after she got out the shower and when it fully dried it would leave her curls so bouncy and defined. It never left it crunchy or hard. The consistency is light and milky so its easy to apply.
The coconut pomade on the other hand I'm not so sure. Back then it was the only product I used. I would use it alone and I didn't really like the results. Since its mostly coconut oil it is really oily. It would moisturize her hair and then end up feeling really dry after. I actually purchased some Bee Mine after and once I used the luscious balanced moisturizer I put the coconut pomade up and I havent used it since. I may use it for her ends and mine as well. I tried to look on their website and they no longer have the vanilla delight but I will def buy some more of the leave-in when I have a chance. I believe its the best I have used so far.
If you haven't heard of Darcy's Botanicals please stop by their website here and look around.