Review: Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip

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What?

Sweet Cocoa Bean Moisturizing Hair Whip   BUY

INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water, Cacao Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Ucuuba butter, BTMS, Cetearyl alcohol, Olive oil, Organic Palm oil, Wildflower honey, Candelila wax, Cetyl esters, Panthenol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulous,  Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (a paraben-free preservative), Vanilla, Coffee Oil, and Cocoa Absolute

SHORT AND SWEET

A ‘dry-hair’ buster! A+

SMELL

It has a very soft cocoa scent with maybe a hint of what seems to be a super light coffee scent in the background.  Its a very pleasant scent which won’t overpower anything else you want to use.

FEEL

It feels like a moisturizer.  Its like a thick cream and not like a regular whipped butter.

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USES

1. On dry hair

This stuff… is… HEAVENLY on my dry 4b hair.  Just incredible.  What my hair likes are moisturizers and leave-ins which are water based.  This is a hair “whip”, but its like an emulsified butter/moisturizer (meaning it has water in it).

My hair was super super dry because I hadn’t moisturized in about 2 days.  I put a generous amount of this whip on DRY hair and it totally revitalized my hair.  My hair was soft and shiny. I mean, shiny like when I use a tea rinse.  I was highly impressed.

I’ve actually tested this for about 2 weeks by itself (no new products, no other leave-ins, etc) just to ensure it was the Darcy’s Botanicals which was doing the job.

My twists are moisturized and shiny, even when I left them in for almost 2 days (lazy weekend) before taking them down.

I hate hair typing, but I need to give you guys something to go by.  My hair is a curly, wiry, 4b, cotton-candy-diva which cannot go more than 2 days without being fully moisturized (unless I use a great product that lasts for days).

Some products are better than others and the Sweet Cocoa Bean is one of them. I don’t know what the ratio of water to oils is in this mix, but its right on point for my hair.  Its oily enough to provide a substantive feel, but not “oily”.  It contains enough water to moisturize my bone dry hair, but not so “watery” that I feel like I haven’t used anything.

2. On wet hair

Its easy for me to be heavy-handed with just about everything I put in my wet hair.  This causes me to purposely not use what I consider to be a lot of product while twisting my wet hair.  Subsequently, sometimes I don’t use as much as I should.

With the Sweet Cocoa Bean Hair Whip, as long as I use what I consider to be a good amount, it works.  I’ve only used it twice on wet hair and it still does what its supposed to do.

Ironically though, my hair is not quite as moisturized when I use it alone on WET hair in comparison to when I use it on DRY hair.  I chalk that up to me using a lesser amount on wet hair for fear of being “heavy-handed”. Do you know what I’m trying to say? LOL!

3. On damp hair

Just like with wet hair, but the dampness gives you just a little extra to get it through the hair.  It works the same on my damp hair as it does on my wet hair.  Luv it.

4. On skin

I can’t believe this was good enough for me to use on my face a couple of nights (I was testing) without breaking me out.  Usually I wouldn’t DARE put anything with butters in it on my face.  I used this two nights in a row (applied overnight).

It can definitely be used as a body cream, although I didn’t want to waste it on my skin because I REALLY REALLY like it for dry hair.

SUMMARY

# Dry-hair superstar
# Nice soft scent
# Nice blend of oils, waters, additives
# Has HONEY!
# Emulsified mix w/ BTMS and Panthenol