Product Review: Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme

Price: $12.00 for 8 oz bottle / $20.00 for 16 oz bottle

Purchased At: www.darcysbotanicals.com

Promises: Our transitioning creme is a thick, rich and creamy leave-in that will help to condition, moisturize and detangle your hair’s new growth to help soften & make it more manageable and healthy.

Directions: Apply just a small amount throughout wet or dry hair for healthy conditioning and moisture. Use to gently soften and detangle new growth while transitioning to natural hair. Use it as a daily or weekly leave-in to naturally condition dry curls & waves. Use to add much needed moisture to parched curls. Can use to do comb coils. Can also double as a body lotion!

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Vitamin E, Panthenol, Yarrow, Sage, Horsetail, Nettle, Lavender Extracts, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol (a paraben-free preservative), and lemongrass essential oil.

My Assessment. Pros: I moisturize my hair nearly every night, so naturally, my hair is bound to experience build up and feel a bit weighed down night after night of moisturizing. Because this moisturizer has a light consistency, build up wasn’t a huge issue for me. My hair strands are fine and stick together when my hair is weighed down but every with nightly moisturizing, my hair wouldn’t feel horribly weighed down the next morning or towards the end of the week. Moreover, I found this product absorbed into my hair very well. I began using this when I was fairly deep into a relaxer stretch and started off applying it to my new growth. I was so pleased when I saw how well it just sunk into my new growth; definitely helped minimize breakage at the line of demarcation. I really do like it makes my new growth feel: very manageable and soft.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a fan of products packaged in jars or bottles with pumps, so of course I loved that this moisturized has a pump. I know packaging may seem trivial, but I love the ease of just pumping a small amount into my hand and go.

Before purchasing this moisturizer, my primary moisturizer was the Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration. Y’all know I love this stuff, so of course I made comparisons between the two while I switched to the Coconut Lemongrass. As I mentioned above, the CL has light a consistency and absorbs well, better than the HV Whipped Creme actually. However, I found the Whipped Creme Ends to be a bit more moisturizing. The Coconut Lemongrass definitely left my hair moisturized and soft but Whipped Creme is just a notch higher. Because this moisturizer is lighter and absorbs better, I’ve actually stopped using Whipped Creme Ends on my new growth during my stretches and use the Coconut Lemongrass for my new growth instead.

Cons: There’s really only one thing I don’t like about this moisturizer: it’s scent. When I first started using it, it really got to me. I’ve gotten used to the scent and I make sure I use small amounts, but it’s still not a pleasing scent to me.

Overall, I will repurchase. It’s a good, light, fast absorbing moisturizer, especially for my new growth. I really wish this product came in multiple fragrances like many of the other Darcy’s Botanicals products; I’d be in heaven 🙂

With smiles,

Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

7 Comments



  1. I've been using just light leave ins too as I think they are just easier to distribute throughout my hair. I'm 4a and have used darcys daily leave in as well as the coconut lemongrass leave in. Right now my favorite leave ins are darcys daily leave in and Rockin' Naturals leave me curly hair potion which is by FAR the best leave in I have ever used. I'm able to get long lasting moisture from this product for up to about 3 days without needing to reapply and it's not heavy so Im able to do rollersets with it too and get good shine. http://www.rockinnatural.com/#!condition-me/c1yc2

  2. I love your blog, is there any site, though which I can get the products posted to Australia?

  3. Hi, I've been dying to try this product, but unfortunately I cannot find it anywhere, not even online. Any tips on where I can purchase it?

    1. oopsie I found it nevermind. I love your blog by the way. You're so inspiring! 🙂

  4. So how do you use this? CL on your new growth? and Whipped Creme on your ends? Do you think this will work well from root to tip?

    Can you quick compare the Qhemet BRBC, CL and Whipped creme? I see you use all three… Thanks.

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