Product review: Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream

I was supposed to update you on the Hairlista Healthy Ends Challenge, but I had a bad hair day. I boldly said on Friday night that “I don’t have bad hair days anymore!”

Ha! Well, I had one today. Last night, I decided to try something new: a braidout. Now, I’ve been wanting to try a braidout for a long time. Yesterday, I had the time and said, “why not?” So, I washed, deep conditioned and braided up my hair. When I opened this morning, it wasn’t a good look. Not at all. My hair took forever to dry and it was still damp this morning when I opened my braids.

So, this afternoon, instead of working as I was supposed to do, and blogging my update I was co-washing my hair and twisting it. I’ll have to update you tomorrow.

Anyhow, it inspired me to do a product review. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been using the Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream. I was very excited to get my hands on some Darcy’s products when I went to HoneyFig last month (was it last month? Or was it in February? I don’t remember) and I had to decide what to get. Here’s what they said about the Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream:

Darcy’s Botanicals Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream is excellent for braiding, twisting and adding much needed moisture to dry, coarse curls. This is a thick and concentrated cream that is highly moisturizing and softening for type 3-4 coarse hair types.

I have some type 4 coarse hair, so it was the product for me. Check the ingredients:

Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Distilled Water, Avocado Oil, Organic Sustainable Palm Oil, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Panthenol, Botanical Oil Complex, Wildflower Honey, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol, Ylang Ylang, and Lemon Essential Oils.

Pretty nice, huh?

So, when I used it to twist my hair, I was expecting fluffy, soft locks with a lot of hold. Well, it kinda did it — but it was missing something. It just didn’t give me the oomph that I expected. For $20 for 8 oz of product, I was expecting much more. I can’t really put into words what I’m not feeling about the Avocado & Honey Twisting Cream — it’s not like it’s bad, it’s just not all that great. I’m still thinking of trying Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme — hopefully I’ll have better luck with it.

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