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24 July 2014

Healthy Natural Hair Week - MY HAIR DOESN'T CURL...AND I'M STILL BEAUTIFUL



Curls come in a different shapes and sizes. Some curls are loose, defined, or wavy. Some curls are brown, red, or indigo. Some curlies can acheive a lot of definition while others are prone to frizz. This doesn’t make you any less of a curly girl. Frizz doesn’t make you less beautiful.
I understand that it can be disappointing. Some curlies have a particular vision when they decide to wear their hair in its natural state. When magazines and ads do feature women with textured hair, they tend to primarily use women with curl definition. Much of the natural hair YouTube content is focused around attaining curl definition (hints why every company has a gel, custard, and pudding marketing to that desire). However, there is no need for hair envy. It can take some time to come to terms and accept the natural texture and behavior of your hair. Embrace your frizz and accept that defined curls don’t make your natural hair journey.
You took the big step to wear your hair in its natural. This is huge curl friend! You decided to accept the hair texture that you were born with. That is a step that everyone isn’t ready for. Give yourself a hug right now! Now it’s time to think about why your hair texture is frustrating you. Is the frizz overwhelming you? Did your wash and go not turn out as expected? You have to be honest with yourself about the real reasons why it’s frustrating you.
Now that we accepted our texture and our frustration, it’s time for a or the solution. Embrace your frizz! Rock your ‘fro that doesn’t have pronounced curls! The thing that makes us curly girls stand out is that everyone’s hair is different. You may not look like the next curly girl that you see down the street, on YouTube, or in ads. And that's ok! This is what makes us unique and make them stare in awe of how you achieved that fabulous volume!
There is no need to go on an anti-definition campaign. No need to put down someone else's aesthetic to celebrate yours. I'm just saying that it's not the end of the world.
There are ways to achieve hairstyles with definition. Braid outs and twists out are great options. As the days go by, your hair will become bigger and less defined. In order to keep the definition, it’s best to apply product and re-twist every night or two. Roller sets, rod sets, and straw sets are also other ways to achieve defined curls. These styles take a little longer to create, but you will obtain defined curls that will last. For maintenance, simply put on a satin cap at night. In the morning, fluff and apply light oil for sheen. Curlformers are also a way to create defined curls. Curlformers are very similar to rod sets and a lot of curlies achieve great results from them! For reviews you can peruse some YouTube tutorials or even visit our CurlTalk forums to research more information.
Regardless of if you decide to wear your hair in defined curly styles or your big frizzy hair, you are still beautiful. The curls don’t make the curly girl, the curly girl makes the curls. Accept your texture and let your confidence glow.
Do you find it challenging to embrace your frizz?

23 July 2014

Healthy Natural Hair Week - Hair Porosity

Hair Porosity

Porosity refers to how well your hair is able to absorb and hold moisture. It is affected by the flexible outer hair layer called the cuticle, which determines how easily moisture and oils pass in and out of your hair. For most, porosity is genetic, but it can also be affected by external factors such as exposure, heat treatments and chemical processing. Knowing your hair's porosity can help you choose the right products to keep your hair well-moisturized, supple, strong and shiny.

DETERMINING HAIR POROSITY

There are two methods you can use to find out how porous your hair is.
The Float Test: Take a couple of strands of hair from your comb or brush and drop them into a bowl of water. Let them sit for 2-4 minutes. If your hair floats, you have low porosity. If it sinks, you have high porosity.
The Slip'n'Slide Test: Take a strand of hair and slide your fingers up the shaft (toward the scalp). If you feel little bumps along the way, this means that your cuticle is lifted and that you have high porosity. If your fingers slip smoothly, then you have low porosity hair.

LOW POROSITY


Hair with low porosity has a tightly bound cuticle layer with overlapping scales that lay flat. This type of hair is usually considered healthy, and is often very shiny, especially when it's dark in color. Low porosity hair repels moisture when you try to wet it and is hard to process since it resists penetration of chemicals.
Low porosity hair is also prone to build-up from protein-rich deep conditioning products, which can leave it feeling stiff and straw-like. Stick to protein-free, daily conditioners with humectants such as glycerin or honey. Use moderate heat with protein-free deep conditioning treatments to help open up the tightly bound cuticle.
Low porosity hair requires moisturizers rich in emollients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil and mineral oil. It also benefits from humectant products, which attract and hold moisture to your hair. Choose lighter, liquid-based products such as hair milks that won't sit on your hair and leave it oily or greasy.

MEDIUM POROSITY


Hair with medium porosity often requires the least amount of maintenance. The cuticle layer is looser, allowing just the right amount of moisture to enter while preventing too much from escaping. Hair with normal porosity tends to hold styles well, and can be permed and colored with predictable results. Over time, however, these processes can damage your hair and increase its porosity.
Occasional deep conditioning treatments with protein conditioners can benefit medium porosity hair, but proteins should not be included in your daily regimen.

HIGH POROSITY


High porosity can be either an inherent property of hair or the result of damage from chemical processing, rough treatment or environmental damage. High porosity hair has gaps and holes in the cuticle, which let too much moisture into your hair and leave it prone to frizz and tangling in humid weather. Even simple acts such as bathing, swimming and shampooing can create more damage and breakage due to the sheer amount of moisture highly porous hair can absorb.
Be sure to use anti-humectants in climates with high heat and humidity. This will help seal your damaged cuticles and prevent them from absorbing excess moisture in the air.
Because highly porous hair can also lose moisture easily, it's important to use leave-in conditioners,moisturizers and sealers. Layering these products will help your hair hold on to the moisture you're giving it. You can even follow up with a heavy hair butter to help fill the gaps in your damaged cuticles and further protect your hair from losing too much moisture.


Have  Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

22 July 2014

Healthy Natural Hair - What's My Hair Type?

The pictures speak for themselves. Which hair type matches yours? If you're like me, you have 2 or 3 of these textures on your head. Quite frankly, I don't find it to be that important, but it's not about me...

TYPE 3 CURLY HAIR


3A - Curly Twirly℠


3B - Curly Spirally℠


3C - Curly Coily℠




TYPE 4 COILY HAIR

4A - Coily Springy℠


4B - Coily Crimpy℠


4C - Coily Ziggly℠

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair...Type

21 July 2014

Win 4 Products from Urban Therapy Twisted Sista Curly Hair Products

I love giving away stuff on Good Hair Diaries, and I especially enjoy giving away my favorite products. 
This months giveaway is sponsored by...



I achieved these fabulous frizz free curls using my Urban Therapy Twisted Sista line of products for curly hair. I think it's important to mention that you must have some sort of curl pattern to define curls.


Read my review of the line of curly hair products here


Here's how to enter to win the following products below:



Rules

  1. Be sure to Join This Site by clicking the blue button on the right! 


2.  Leave a comment below telling me why you want these Urban Therapy Twisted Sista Products

3. Cut and paste this tweet on Twitter - 
" I entered to win #TwistedSista products from @FreebeesPR on @GoodHairDiaries here --> http://www.goodhairdiaries.com/2014/07/win-4-products-from-urban-therapy.html #FreeProducts "

This competition ends on July 31st at midnight.
The winner will be announced in the first week of August



Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

Join Good Hair Diaries at the Ruutos Natural Hair Workshop - July 26, 2014


Join me and Ruutos for a Natural Hands On Workshop on Saturday, 26th July from 12pm to 4pm

We'll be teaching you how to care for your natural hair with live demonstrations. 
The following subjects will be covered along with much more...
  • Washing
  • Conditioning
  • Scalp Care
  • Hairlines
  • Detangling
  • Moisturizing
  • and much more!
Email RuutosHair@gmail.com to purchase your tickets to the Natural Hair Workshop!


Did I mention that there will be a goody bag and you'll be some of the first people to try....
Ruutos Scalp Magic!

Stay tuned for my review on this amazing kit very soon on Good Hair Diaries.

See you there!

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!


Introducing Healthy Natural Hair Week


It's Healthy Natural Hair Week on Good Hair Diaries and I'll be touching on a number of topics that affect women with type 3 to 4 natural hair.
  • Curly Natural Hair
  • Kinky Natural Hair
  • Shrinkage
  • Texture Acceptance
  • Styles
  • and much more...
So if you are currently natural and you want some tips on how to better manage your hair, you don't want to miss a single post this week.

Do you have any specific topics you would like me to talk about? Leave me a comment below and I'll be sure to try and address it this week.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

18 July 2014

Transitioning Hair Week - Low Manipulation and Protective Styling

One section of your hair is natural and the other is straight. How the heck are you going to look presentable walking out of the house? How are you going to look presentable without breaking your hair off? I've got the answer right here!


Low Manipulation Hairstyles

A low manipulation hair style is a style which once created requires  little to no maintenance throughout the week. Examples of this type of hairstyle are given below. To keep your style as stressless on your hair as possible, try to create thenm using finger combing. Keep the combing and brusing to a minimum. 
Cornrows... When created cornrows can left untouched so like braids they are classed as a low manipulation hair style.

Buns... The beauty of the bun is that your ends are hidden away so the is no chance of hair breaking it stays tucked away all day.

Rollers sets... A roller set, straw set, or flexirod set offers a different kind of low manipulation hairstyle. Those bouncy curls  formed by a fresh roller set can be easily  kept fresh for a week by covering your hair at night with a satin bonnet. In the morning you can do a little finger styling and go. If doing a roller set sounds like a good idea, but seems a little daunting or time consuming try doing  a ponytail roller set they are quicker and easier.

Roller-less hair sets... These are hairstyles that are created by cornrowing, twisting, or plaiting the hairwhilst it is wet or damp and allowing it to completely dry then unloosening it to create wavy/curly hair. You can use a hood dryer or allow hair to dry naturally.

Chiney bumps/Bantu knot...This style is best created on hair that is damp, but can work very successfully on dry hair. Using finger combing to form the bumps/knots makes this a very low manipulative style. Again at night this style can be maintained with out re-doing the knots by covering your hairwith a satin cap and or sleeping on a silky pillow. Doing this will reduce overall the manipulation of your hair throughout the week. How ever if needed re-do the bumps/knots nightly.


Protective Hairstyles

Protective styles are ones that don’t consist of most, if not all, of the hair being worn loose. Wearing the hair in a protective style requires that the ends, the oldest and most fragile part of the, are usually tucked away and sealed with some kind of moisturizer.

Wigs


Weaves

Extension Braids

Be sure to only keep this hairstyles in for 8 weeks max. Remove them and give your hair a 2 week break before going into another hairstyle.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

17 July 2014

Transitioning Hair Week - My Favorite Products to Get You Through Transitioning

I'm always asked about products that I would recommend for certain instances, and although I usually shy away from the subject, I actually don't think it would be fair right now. Long term transitioning is a art form and it's flipping hard. These products will keep your hair manageable and healthy for the long run.

Sulfate Free Shampoos

MoroccanOil Moisture Repair Shampoo
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo

I recommend shampooing with a sulfate free shampoo once a week only.

Deep Conditioners

ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner
ORS HAIRepair Nourishing Conditioner
ORS Hair Mayonnaise
I recommend deep conditioning twice a week for 1 hour with one of these conditioners.

Leave In Conditioners

Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner
Curl Care By Dr. Miracle's Boosting & Defining Leave In Conditioner
I recommend using a leave-in conditioner right after washing and deep conditioning to help detangle and moisturize.

Braid Sprays

SoftSheen-Carson restore Plus Moisturising Braid Spray
African Pride Braid Sheen Spray
I recommend moisturizing your new growth daily with a braid spray. It's easy!

Oils

Sunny Isle JBCO
Sunny Isle Coconut Oil


I recommend using these oils to nourish your scalp and hair and to seal in the moisture from your moisturizer.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

16 July 2014

Transitioning Hair Week - Do's and Don'ts of Transitioning Hair


DO…

Eliminate direct heat like flat irons, blow dryers, etc. as much as possible.  Use hooded dryers on a medium setting (or lower) for as little time possible. 
I stopped using direct heat 2 months into my transition.

DO…

Learn to embrace your texture.  It’s easy to get caught up in someone else’s head, but chances are your hair isn’t like theirs.  So don’t waste your time wishing you had someone else’s crown. It will leave you disappointed and exhausted. Love what God gave you.  

DO…

Deep condition weekly with moisturizing conditioners. This will help strengthen and soften your new growth, relaxed hair and prevent breakage.
A lot of new transitioners complain about coarse and unmanageable new growth. Let me tell you that deep conditioning is key to dealing with this. After doing this consistently for 6-8 weeks (I use Organics Olive Oil Replenisher), I noticed a changed in my hair’s manageability and texture.
This is especially important if you’ve used a lot of direct heat (flat irons, blow dryers) on your hair. Even a minimal amount of heat damage can make your hair texture feel worse than it truly is.
And unless you carefully moisturize your new growth before flat ironing (and most people don’t) you probably have some heat damage. This can be misleading and it makes you think your hair is more coarse than it is. Your hair is probably just fried and starving for moisture.

DO…

Wear a lot of protective styles.  Rod sets, twist outs, braid outs, flat twists, buns, braids/extensions (not too tight), straw sets, etc. should become your go-to styles.  

DO…

Limit combing, pulling (tight ponytails) and manipulation.  The above hairstyles do not require combing.  The only time you should comb your hair is when you detangle on wash day.
Use sulfate-free shampoos.  Sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils.  Natural hair can be dry enough, you don’t need help from sulfates.  

DO…

Trim your ends every 4-6 weeks.  If you have split ends, they will travel up to your natural hair and cause breakage.

DO…

Give yourself a hot oil treatment at least once a month.  You will be amazed at how this will strengthen your hair!

DON’T…

Listen to ignorant peers, friends and family.  Why should there be anything wrong with wanting to wear your hair the way you came into this world?
Unfortunately kinky hair is often seen as the ugliest/worst kind of hair to have, but that’s only because we are comparing it to the majority, which is straight, Euro-centric hair.
If everyone had kinky hair there would be no class system of hair and comparisons.  We have been brainwashed to believe straighter hair is more beautiful because that’s what society feeds us (through magazines, TV, etc.)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.   As long as you feel your hair is beautiful, why should anyone else’s opinion matter?  Trust me, it may take some time to get to this level, but it will happen eventually.

DON’T…

Coat your hair with too many products. As your hair grows out, you may feel the need to “fix it” by using multiple products. Product overload can suffocate your strands, cause breakage and make your hair appear dull.
Your hair does not need to be “fixed.” Learn to embrace whatever grows out of your head.
A light moisturizer 3-5 times a week should be enough for most people. You can seal in the moisture with a natural oil like olive, castor, coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, etc.
How often you need to moisturize will depend on your hair.  Go by how it feels. When your hair is moisturized it feels soft and may even have a dull sheen/shine.  If your hair starts feeling dry/rough, it’s time to re-apply.

DON’T…

Become a product junkie.  This is sort of like the pot calling the kettle here.  I’m a self-proclaimed product junkie.  I have been for many years, even when I was relaxing.
It got worse when I started transitioning because I was obsessed with trying to achieve someone else’s hair by using the products they use.  
The only products you need are a good shampoo, conditioner (leave-in and rinse out) and a few daily moisturizers (preferably natural oils.)  

DON’T…

Get caught up in rules and judgments.  There are a lot of naturals who have definitions of what wearing natural hair means.  Some become anti weave, anti colored contacts, anti straight hair, and anything that is not “natural.”
Remember, this is your journey.  Find out what being natural means to you.  Don’t let other’s opinions shape your actions and beliefs about what you have to do and cannot do because you wear natural hair.  Also be careful of criticizing others just because they don’t share your journey or opinions.
I think it’s great when going natural inspires people to live healthier lives.  But it’s not cool when that turns into judging others for their choices and opinions.

DON’T…

Expect acceptance from everyone.  Let’s just keep it real for a minute.  A lot of people don’t like and will never like natural hair.  Period.  End of story.  There’s nothing you can do to make everyone approve of your choice.
But your real friends and people who genuinely love and support you will respect your decision, even if they don’t embrace your choice of hairstyle.
Naysayers of natural hair are everywhere, but at some point you have to live life for yourself and not for other people’s acceptance.
I can tell you now.  Going natural is not for people who are too concerned with other people’s opinions.  You will quickly discover how confident you have to be to take this journey.
Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

15 July 2014

NEW! Design Essentials® Has Just Arrived and I Tried it!




THIS IS A SPONSORED PRODUCT REVIEW
What does this mean? A cosmetics company has sent Good Hair Diaries products to do a HONEST review on.


Keeping a really good secret is hard to do when you're excited! I didn't spill the beans though. I just smiled and said thank you when folks complimented me on my hair. This is so out of character for me, because I'm used to immediately telling my hair admirers what products I've been using to achieve a particular look. Well, today I get to scream it from the mountain tops... I've been using Design Essentials®!

Read my review on select products from the company and leave lots of comments!

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NATURAL_DAILYMOISTURIZINGLOTION_8oz.jpgProduct Name:
Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Product Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Glycol Distearate, Glycol Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Methylisothiazolinone, Rose Hip Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium PCA, Coconut Milk, Amygdalus (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Sweet Almond Butter), Citric Acid

Product Description 8fl oz. (237 ml):
Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a highly moisturizing conditioner for curls, waves, and coils. 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 Ideal for all hair types.


Product Directions:



Step 1: After shampooing, towel blot
Step 2: Apply Natural Moisturizing Conditioner from ends to scalp
Step 3: Comb through for even distribution
Step 4: Allow to sit for up to 3 minutes
Step 5: Rinse thoroughly

My Review:
Smell - Tropical Consistency - Light/Medium Lotion Slip - Amazing!

I applied this moisturizer to my freshly washed and conditioned hair and my shower comb slipped right through. I would actually classify this product as a detangling moisturizer for my hair. Once my hair was dried, I noticed that my hair was very fluffy and soft, but it didn’t remain moisturized for long. I definitely needed an oil to seal in the moisture from the lotion. In the future I would couple this product with a light oil such as argan or coconut oil. Overall, I was pleased with the product and gave it a 4 out of 5 combs.

“Amazing Slip!”





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“My wash n’ gos will never be the same again!”

Product Name:
Design Essentials® Natural Honey Curl Forming Custard with Honey & Chamomile

Product Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis), Henna (Lawsonia inermis) Extract, Hops (Humulus Lupulus) Extract, Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense)Extract, Black Cherry (Prunus Serotina) Bark Extract, Soapbark (Quillaia Saponaria) Extract, Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) Oil, Polyquaternium 11, Polyquaternium 37, Glycerine, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey (Honey Extract), Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius), Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Fragrance (Parfum), Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone

Product Description 7.5 oz.:
DE Natural Honey Curl Forming Custard with Honey & Chamomile defines, shapes and elongates curls and coils providing lasting hold, without residue for highly defined, frizz-free curls with brilliant shine. Defines Curls Stretches Curls & Coils Adds Shine Reduces Frizz Medium to Firm Hold Ideal for 2-4 Curly & Coily Texture Types.

Product Directions:
Step 1: Apply to hair in sections smoothing from root to ends.
Step 2: Comb, twist or finger style as desired.
Step 3: Air dry, diffuse or use hooded dryer to finish.

My Review:
Smell - Tropical Consistency - Jelly/Custard/Gel Slip - Great!

Yes! The universe conspires to serve you, and my hair was served well with this product. I was serving glorious, well defined and soft curls (see the picture below). The consistency is perfect for my type 3 /4 curls, and I have to say that I knew I was going to love this product! My wash n’ go’s have just gotten easier with the honey curl forming custard. 5 out of 5 combs!



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Product Name:
Design Essentials® Natural Curl Stretching Cream
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Product Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Sweet Almond Butter),Glycerin, Canola Oil (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract (and) Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (and) Silica, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Acetylated Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Monooleate, PEG-8 Dilaurate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Hexylene Glycol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Ceteareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Sodium Borate, Carbomer, Panthenol, PVP/VA Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), EDTA Disodium, BHT, Caramel, Silk Amino Acid

Product Description 7.5 oz.:
Design Essentials® Natural Curl Stretching Cream defines curls in natural styles for curly to tightly coiled hair types. Adds definition to extremely textured hair Botanicals provides excellent moisture and intense shine Smoothes and conditions textured hair Creates beautiful frizz controlled curls.

Product Directions:
Step 1: Apply Natural Curl Stretching Cream to clean damp hair from root to ends 
Step 2: Using sections, comb, twist or finger style as desired.
Step 3: Air dry, diffuse or sit under a hooded dryer to finish


My Review:
Smell - Nutty/Butter/Shea Butter Consistency - Very Thick Slip - Little To None

I have very fine strands but a lot of hair. Shea butters just don’t work well with my hair. It weighs it down quite a bit and I get very little hold from them. I wasn’t a huge fan of this product, but I did get a few well formed waves/curls when I used this product for a twist out. Unfortunately, it left a funny residue behind and I just didn’t like it for my hair. I would recommend this product for a mucher thicker and kinkier texture of hair. 3 out of 5 combs.

“If you have a thicker very dense hair, this product may be your answer to the perfect twist-out!”



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“I’m a sucker for any product that packs a double punch. Value for your money!”

Product Name:

Design Essentials® HCO Leave-In Conditioner

Product Ingredients:
Water, Amodimethicone, Tallowtrimonium Chloride, Nonoxynol-10, Polyquaternium 11, Dimethicone Copolyol, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Meadoformate, Panthenol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Peg 75 Lanolin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Citric Methylisothiazolinone, Red 33

Product Description 7.5 oz.:
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 Ideal for fine to medium hair textures Detangles on contact

Product Directions:
Step 1: Shampoo and condition the hair and towel blot
Step 2: Spray HCO Leave-In Conditioner onto wet hair
Step 3: Comb through (with a wide tooth comb) to the ends
Step 4: Proceed to style, set or blow-dry


My Review:
Smell - Tropical Consistency - Watery Slip - Average Slip

This particular product doubles as a leave-in conditioner and a blow drying lotion. I will just be reviewing this product as a leave-in conditioner in this post. It’s suitable for relaxed and natural hair and it has a really pleasant scent, very fresh and almost fruity but not overpowering. I credit this leave-in conditioner for my second and third day curls. It really revived my curls and kept my hair moisturized throughout the day. I think I’m going to hold on to this product for a while. Stay tuned to my review of this product as a blow drying lotion. Straight hair! 3 ½ combs out of 5.

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Price Range:

Design Essentials products will be priced in the region of R120 - R300

Average shampoo price  fromR120
Average conditioner price from  R120
Styling cremes and sprays from R140

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I know what you're thinking. Where can you get your hands on these products, right?! Right.


Follow Design Essentials South Africa on Facebook for up to date information on product availability.

31 Aug – 1 Sept 2014: Purchase your own DISCOUNTED products at the Professional Hair & Beauty Show
13 Sept - 14 Sept 2014: Purchase your own DISCOUNTED products at the Africa International Hair Extravaganza

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The products can be ordered on the following platforms:


www.dehair.co.za  (Full retail and home care range available from 15 August 2014)

www.nichehaircare.co.za (Natural range available from 1 Sept 2014)

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Interested in reading more reviews? Check out what my fellow Hair Gurus have to say about their Design Essentials® products.



African Hair Blog - http://africanhairblog.com/2014/07/15/design-essentials/



Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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