Monday, March 5, 2012

Product Review - Curls of Joy (DB Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream)

Curls of Joy is an online boutique that specializes in products for curly hair.  Darcy's Botanicals Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream is a new offering at Curls of Joy and I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to review this new product.

What's in DB Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream ?
Distilled water, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, BTMS and cetearyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, pathenol, phenoxyethanol and capryly glycol, cetyl esters, fragrance, hydroxyethyicellulose and algin.

What's your first impression of DB Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream Kinky?  I was surprised that I liked it as I wasn't full expecting to (didn't know if it would be to thick on my hair).  The cream is not too heavy/thick and it is a whitish color.  You can smell a bit of the cocoa butter but it is not overly scented like Palmer's (which I actually love the scent of).  When I used this product on me and my daughter's hair, our hair was wet.  For my daughter, I gave her two ponytails with a zigzag part.  As for me, I did a banding.  I think that this product would work best on wet or moistened hair (water spritzed on it) and then  apply the product.

I was surprised that it did leave my hair soft and manageable.  I caught myself touching my hair in amazement at how soft and moisturized it appeared to be.    I used the Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream daily on our hair.  I used it to fix my daughter's ponytails in the morning and nightly to retwist my hair after my original banding style.  As for pictures, first up, my daughter...  of note, I don't have a picture of how my daughter's hair was when I took her two ponytails out but I would like to mention that her hair was soft and defined.
Here is my daughter's wet hair, cream applied.
 Here's my daughter's ponytail holders.  I smoothed her hair with my hands and the product only.

I think that the product worked great on her hair.  She definitely had some shine.

As I mentioned earlier, I banded my hair.  It was about 97% dry when I had to take the bands out as I had to go to work.  I didn't make a big deal about the spacing between each band so you will see that my 'waves' are a bit uneven.  Oh, there was some frizz too (since my hair wasn't fully dried).
Here I am with that 'this banding better work' look...
 It came out okay.  As mentioned above, it wasn't fully dry and had frizz.  
It DID give me some cute waves though.  ;-)
 I had to do something with my hair so I bunned up the back and did a twist in the front.

The back view... peep my waves! 
 Here's my hair after being stretched for three days.  Again, I used water and the  Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream nightly and twisted into chunky twists.
 I'm loving big hair.  Here's my 'supa natural' hair on the seventh day.
Overall it was okay, I'm not displeased with the product.  I think it's a good addition to the styling portion of the Darcy's Botanicals line.  I have a few more of her (Darcy's Botanicals) products that I will be reviewing soon.  I'm looking forward to doing the reviews so stay tuned!    

Where to buy: Curls of Joy Use coupon code Kinetik10 for 10% off of your purchase at Curls of Joy.  This code expires on 3/31/12.

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Disclaimer: I was sent this product for the purpose of a review and I was NOT paid to do this review. The above review/opinions expressed was based on MY experience using the product. Kinky Kinetik is not affiliated with Curls of Joy and/or Darcy's Botanicals and is thereby not responsible for your experience with the product.

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