I have stocked up on Darcy’s Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme to help prepare for the cool weather heading our way. I will use it as a butter to seal in moisture for Simone and me. It provides much-needed oils without the oily feel, including organic palm, castor and jojoba oils. Nadia’s fine strands will not require anything quite as heavy. A leave-in conditioner will help protect her hair from the cold dry air.

I’ve been thinking about all of the new products, Web sites and communities created for curly hair. I love that curlies like me finally have more choices and support for our hair. Still, I strive for simplicity.

Author Teri LaFlesh told me to braid my hair at night, and it has made a big difference. The single strand knots are gone, and my hair has inched past my shoulders. It was such a simple change and didn’t require me to buy anything. That is just one of the reasons why I love Teri’s method.

The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. When I was a kid I didn’t sleep on satin pillowcases or wear a sleep cap. My mother kept my hair in braids, except for special occasions, and I slept with it like that. My hair thrived then and it’s thriving now.

Taking care of curly hair is not rocket science. Consider the messenger and what he is trying to sell when hair care advice is offered. Keep the regimen simple and enjoy your curls.

What’s your simple curl regimen?

6 thoughts to “Darcy’s Botanicals

  • Luna

    I love Teri’s book! It made me laugh and cry as I so related to the ongoing changeability of my hair and how no one quite gets what to do with it.

    I have been keeping my hair in braids for three years and my hair was growing but still frizzy. Separating the curls is wild! One is corkscrew, one is an s curl etc.

    I have never heard of Darcy’s but I will have to check them out. Have a gorgeous day!

    • Honeysmoke

      Darcy’s is also affordable. The only thing is you can’t buy it in stores. She usually sends a sample of another product with an order, which is how I try out the line.

  • Dream

    I’m still getting my regime together. I bc’d over a year ago but had a setback this past April when a trim when haywire. I’m still trying to figure out what products are best for my hair but one thing I’ve started using again at the suggestion of my old stylist is Cholesterol. I’ve got a ton of kinky/curly specific products and I find that they leave a lot of residue or make my hair crunchy.

    In any case, my regime as of this week has been to twist my hair each night and finger comb it out during the day. It takes a lot of work but looks so much better. I’m still rocking the do-rag- old habits die hard.

    • Honeysmoke

      kinky-curly is moisturizing at all to me.

  • Mrs. K

    Hello there, this is my first time visiting your blog. Just wanted to say hey and to thank you for all the helpful info. I have natural hair also and I’m still trying to figure out what works best for me. For the past months I’ve been using Aveeno shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner. I guess I’m ok with that so far. I’m going to try the hair braiding at night. By the way, you have a beautiful family 🙂

  • Ayesha Cuartas

    thanks for this article

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