March 30, 2015

Natural Hair Product Review: Design Essentials coconut and monoi Line

So I know it's been a long ass time since I've done a Natural Hair product review. Like....a long ass time, especially since I'm still using the same products from last time. Well my beautician had hit me up to say that she had the new line from Design Essentials which features Coconut and Monoi in their ingredients. So I made an appointment for March 20th. While I was waiting to be next in Daisha's chair she had me check out the products and I can say they smelled very nice.

So after I'm shampooed, been under the steamer, then conditioned, my hair is done in flat twists.

After being under dryer, I go back to Daisha's chair and she starts to unravel the twists. Now I can tell you as I've stated before about my hair texture, it might look thick when I have it in an afro but my texture feels like cotton. So when Daisha starts to unravel my hair I can tell it didn't come out the way she had hoped. At the base of my scalp the twist had a defined curl but as it was unraveled to the end, there wasn't any definition, it was as though I had a small afro it was really strange.

Daisha wondered if the creme she had used on my hair was too heavy and wanted me to come back on March 25th to redo my hair.

So fast forward to the 25th, I'm back at the salon and my style was curls. This time around she didn't use the creme to finish my style, she used a product in a spray bottle, which she had concocted.

I don't know why I didn't take a picture of the end result. It was better than the first time but it still wasn't the best. Again nothing wrong with Daisha, but my hair wants to just do its own thing. The curls looked great but at the end of my curls around the last inch or so, they were unraveled and again no definition. Yet this was happening as she was seperating my curls to give my hair a fuller look. So I had curls with mini afros at the end. Super strange.

So in the end I will have to say that for me these products didn't do so well in my hair except for the finishing spray. The Coconut and Monoi line are probably more geared towards those with thicker hair who can really get definition out of their styles, especially a two strand twist. I'll just stick to what I know which is my various afro styles.

One of the styles I know, updo from March 10th


Until the next episode....

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