Those who follow me on social media will know that I've been using Design Essential hair care range for quite some time now. I've been asked on several occasions, particularly from my natural hair girls, to do a review on the products. But as you know, it takes more than just one wash or one use to determine if a product truly works for your hair so I put it to the test.
Design Essentials sent me quite a wide range of products to try, so instead of confusing you with an endless list, I decided to actually create hairstyles with a select few to show you how my hair reacts to it. This particular style was created using heat, however, in future I'll be sure to add heatless styles as well. Lets begin! In order to create this style I selected five key products.
Design Essential Natural Curl Cleanser is a gentle, sulphate-free shampoo for natural hair.
Gentle cleansing shampoo
Soy Bean strengthens the hair
High quality natural ingredients provide moisture and softness
Emits an excellent shine Ideal for all curl types
Design Essentials® Natural Moisturising Conditioner is a highly moisturizing conditioner for naturally curly textures.
Moisture rich botanicals heal dry damaged hair
Leaves hair soft, silky and manageable
Added slip for easy detangling
Wheat Protein repairs and leaves hair manageable
HCO Leave-in Conditioner
Design Essentials® Hco Leave-In Conditioner is a fast-acting moisturizing conditioner that penetrates deep within the hair shaft to replenish needed proteins.
Replenishes the hair with Hydrogen, Carbon and Oxygen (HCO)
Immediately soften, detangles, moisturizes and infuses proteins to the hair upon application
Strengthens the hair shaft
Protects hair from thermal styling
Eliminates static, adds body and provides an excellent shine
Detangles on contact
Deep Moisture Oil Treatment
Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Oil Treatment, infused with nourishing Moroccan Argan Oil with Vitamin E, nourishing botanicals and revitalizing antioxidants, instantly starts the repair process for damaged hair, renewing strength and elasticity while shielding the hair from damaging elements. Hair is visibly softer, silkier and healthier.
Intense Shine Oil Mist
Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist infused with replenishing Moroccan Argan Oil instantly soothes dry,brittle hair, leaving each strand nourished and conditioned. This revitalizing formula is packed with protectants that help shield curls from damaging elements and keep them bouncing with radiant shine.
I took the selected products to my hairstylist with the intension of creating a curly hairstyle for the blog. She began by washing my hair with the Curl Cleanser, followed by the Moisturising Conditioner which acts as a great detangler too. After rinsing and towel drying my hair, she sprayed the HCO leave-in conditioner followed by a few drops of the oil treatment ensuring that my hair is protected before applying any heat. After blow drying my hair we sprayed the Intense Shine Mist and created curls using a hair straightener.
My curls seemed to hold much longer than they usually do which has always been an issue for me and I suspect it's due to the Intense Shine Mist. One thing that this product range can guarantee you is moisture so if dry, brittle hair is something you've always battled with then I just gave you the solution; from the shampoo right down to the oil mist, moisture has shown to be a key element. As a natural hair care range, this gets a thumbs up from me. Be sure to follow my journey to see what style I create next.
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