Okay Curlycakes! So I’m here to dish on how much I love Design Essentials Curl Creams! They have an entire line dedicated to natural hair. The shampoo and conditioner just didn’t do it for me….but their creams are a total winner! The daily moisturizer was okay, sometimes I use it and sometimes I don’t. But any who, I love those darn curl creams. They have two types, The Curl stretching Cream and the Curl Define Gel. And let me tell you…The NAmes Don’t Lie! The products performed their duties, well worth the price! The products kept my hair soft, moist, non-greasy, manageable and I didn’t have to reapply every night. My hair type is 4a/4b very dense and loves moisture. It can’t get enough of the stuff! So I have to tell you ladies…I swear by this stuff. The next test will be to see how it holds up in the winter, I started using the product in the fall and it worked wonders! Keep reading to see how I use my Design Essentials Curly Creams!
When I first went natural I couldn’t figure out what my hair type was! What was the big deal? Did it really matter? Was it that essential for me to have this information? Black hair is black hair, right? Wrong. Through my product junkie trial and error phase, buying product after product finding nothing that worked, I realized-knowing my hair type does matter!! I discovered that I was a 4b with 3c and 4a sections. I learned how much my hair loves moisture! And my shrinkage is like 3 times as much as the normal curlycake. You live and you learn right! Here are a few of my favorite hair products:
design Essentials: Curly Cream Gel, Curl strecthing Cream (styling, daily moisture)
Shea Butter, Olive Oil ( sealing my ends, scalp)
Organix- Tea Tree Conditioner (used for co-washing)
Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose Deep Conditioner (deep conditioning)
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat Shampoo (clarifying shampoo)
You can find these products in your local Wal-Mart or Whole Foods stores!
I was a hair product junkie for about 2 months, trying to figure out what would make my curl pattern come out and what would do this and what would do that. Then the light switch came on! I was watching some You Tube videos about moisturizing your natural hair and most of all the girls used essential oils in their hair. Not too many products with chemicals in them if any at all. So I went to Whole Foods, *side eye* and bought like $50.00 worth of oils. Don’t judge me! It was my first time and I was excited. (shoulder shrug). So using the essential oils was the greatest thing ever for my hair.
pROducts I swear by:
coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, castor oil and sweet almond oil
shea butter, honey and jojoba oil.
I mix them together, I use them apart. It really just depends on what I want to accomplish :)
I’m still looking for a great leave-in conditioner and clayifying shampoo if anyone can help.