January 11, 2010

Product Review: Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme

Darcy's Botanicals boast exceptional products for hair and skin so I decided to try the Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme which is really a daily moisturizer and gives little to no hold. I was fine with that since I wanted a basic moisturizer that gets the job done. The jar is compact, I was expecting the jar to be bigger than it was but I guess each company measures out 8oz according to the jar they use. When I smelled the creme I noticed it had a strong scent of vanilla extract. Not the sweet-warm scent we are used to but the kind of vanilla we bake with but more pronounced. The creme has a very nice texture, its smooth and absorbs easily into my hair and skin when I was testing it out. The creme is dense but not as dense as AfroVeda moisturizers or Qhemet Biologics Heavy Cream. Its more of a thick creme that gives easily when you try to scoop some out the jar. I absolutely love the way it made my hair feel when I first applied it, my hair was soft and easy to style. The moisture factor of this creme is high, it gives a good level of moisture but absorbs quickly giving me bouncy hair. When I compare this creme to Qhemet Biologics Heavy Cream I can say that the Heavy Cream weighed my hair down and took longer to absorb into my fine strands, I think the Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme suites my texture better.

Performance: Great moisturizing creme which gave me well defined braid outs. I was surprised at how soft this creme made my hair feel after applying it to damp hair. 2/2

Price: 12.00 USD for 8oz. Good buy, especially when you can catch one of the sales that the owner has yearly, plus quick shipping and great customer service. The owner threw in a sample of oil for me to try:) 2/2

Ingredients: Organic Palm Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Madagascar Vanilla, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Candelilla Wax, Organic Castor Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil and Potassium Sorbate. 1/1

**The vanilla extract scent is not strong and barely if even lingers after the creme is applied to my hair.

Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme 5/5


Chai said...

I LOVE this creme! So glad you had great results. Overall Lysandra's done a nice job with the line...even her conditioners are great for detangling and moisturizing the hair.

NewRibena said...

I recently tried her other creme, Avocado and Wild Plum (glycerine free) and my hair loved it! I also have the Madagascar Vanilla Creme just waiting to be tried and I hope I love it just as much.

Amina said...

I loove it too and have been using it as a body butter as well