Do you remember The Secret? It's a philosophy that teaches that "we create our lives with every thought of every minute of every day." This credo, upon which both a book and film was created, is essentially the power of positive thinking on steroids. I have a friend who always wins door prizes, raffles, etc, and swears she does it by using The Secret.
I never win anything, but according to The Secret this is only true because I make it so when I think and say things like "I never win anything." Fast forward to this past Saturday. I was at the Fro Fashion Week conference and I attended a workshop sponsored by Darcy's Botanicals. The session leaders were giving out gift bags of products to five lucky winners. So I decided to put The Secret to the test. "I will win one of those gift bags," I said to myself over and over.
Sweet little Darcy (daughter of the product line's creator and inspiration for the company's name) drew the first name out of the basket and read it. It wasn't me. Then she pulled out another, and another. Then she pulled out a name, stared blankly at the piece of paper and said, "Juh..."
Ha! With that I knew I'd won. The Secret had worked and with it I snagged two free products, one of which was Darcy's Botanicals Curl Styling Cream.
When I first opened the container to try this product I wanted to eat it. Seriously. It smells like a freshly baked vanilla cupcake. But I controlled myself and fed my hair, not my sweet tooth with the Curl Styling Cream. Following the directions on the packaging and website, I applied the product to clean, damp hair from root to tip.
I then combed my tresses with a wide-tooth comb and let my hair air dry. The creators claim this product will "moisturize, soften, and protect your lovely coils." It did just that.
My hair was soft and shiny and didn't get too frizzy even though I had to run errands in the rain. I do have a few pieces of hair that tend to be more unruly than others (don't we all?) that were a bit frizzy by the end of the day, but overall I was happy with the results. I was especially impressed by the fact that I was able to achieve a good look using this product alone, as I usually use two products on my hair.
An 8 oz. container of Curl Styling Cream is available for $12 at darcysbotanicals.com.