Design Essentials and My Natural Hair Protective Styles

I’ve been using the same hair regimen for years. You can read all about it in Updated Natural Hair Regimen. At the end of last year, though, in an attempt to resist the urge to cut my hair in my usual tapered afro, I started wearing protective styles. You’ve probably seen my go-to flat-twist updos in a few posts (like here and here). The natural hair stylist that does those protective styles uses Design Essentials products to transform my thin hair into full-looking twists. Let’s just say, I instantly became a fan of the products.

During my recent TV segment, I shared the Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Hair Collection as a must-try product for hydrating your hair during the spring and summer. This collection includes my favorite products for styling and maintaining my protective styles. Here’s a look at the entire collection.

Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Oil Collection (L to R):

Deep Moisture Milk Soufflé

Coconut Water Curl Refresher

Weightless Shine Oil Mist

Moisture Milk Oil Creme

Deep Moisture Oil Treatment

My stylist uses a combination of the milk soufflé and Design Essentials Natural defining creme gel (not shown above). The soufflé moisturizes my hair and plumps my twists up, while the gel adds a little hold. I rely on the curl refresher and oil mist to refresh and maintain the shine in my hair when wearing the twists for about two weeks.

I haven’t used the moisture milk oil creme product in the coconut & monoi line much because my fine hair just loves the milk soufflé. Naturals with much thicker hair, though, may prefer the heavier creme. The deep moisture oil treatment is a versatile product. It can be used as a moisture sealant, a daily treatment, or a hot oil treatment. By the way, if you haven’t smelled these products, you ought to head to Target to give them a whiff. They smell like tropical heaven in a jar.

My latest flat twist style completed with Design Essentials products

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I received the entire Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi collection for free to share in the segment. This collection has been such a great addition to my hair regimen that I wanted to share it with you.


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