It’s funny how life works.
One day I’m sitting in the styling chair while my BFF and stylist, Connie Foster, raves to me about Design Essentials new Coconut & Monoi product line. And the next day, I receive a message from Design Essentials themselves asking if I can do a review on that very same line.
I screamed out loud when I read the message.
Of course, I said yes. But I had already done the review of the products just a day before with Connie. And the result was, we both LOVE it!
Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Collection is Design Essentials’ newest collection designed for the natural haired girl. Included in the line are five amazing products that help nurture your curls and keep them bountiful and beautiful all day long.
The Deep Moisture Milk Crème is to DIE for. And the Coconut Water Curl Refresher is something I use absolutely every day when I wear my hair in curls. Oh, and that oil. I cannot forget that oil! The Deep Moisture Oil Treatment makes my curls feel like silky ringlets. All day I touch my hair, amazed at how beautiful it is. And so happy that it’s actually growing out of MY head.
Needless to say, the review was already done. I just needed to find the time to actually write it down. LOL!
But now that I’m finally in front of the computer and am able to actually write about how I love Coconut and Monoi, I want to compare it really quickly to another line of products that I use from time to time (and probable won’t be using any longer).
I know everyone is a huge fan of Moroccan Oil. Yeah, I was too. But PLEASE allow me to be honest with you folks. Moroccan Oil’s curl cream was actually quite drying to my hair. Yes, my curls looked amazing for about the first 4 hours of the day. But once I made it back home 8 hours later, my hair was dry and brittle. And the actual oil that Moroccan Oil sells weighed my hair down. All the way down. So, I never really used it. I actually still have a bottle of it left. ( A bottle that I purchased 2 years ago.)
I don’t know what it is that made me feel like I HAD to use Moroccan Oil when in fact, it didn’t really do anything for my hair. I guess the advertising got me.
But screw ads. Sometimes…no, all the time…it’s best to go for what actually works for you rather than what works for the ad campaign.
So intro Design Essentials!
I took my weave out (because the natural hair needed to breath for a while) and washed and conditioned my real coif with basic shampoo and conditioner (Dove). When I was done, I rubbed the Deep Moisture Milk Souffle all throughout my damp curls. (Bonus #1: My curls looked amazing. My little ringlets popped up just like they did when I was a kid, way back before flatirons and heat protectant that I use to tame my new growth.)
After using the cream, I rubbed some oil in my hair just for good measure. Great idea. Now, my curls had shine. Interesting enough, 4 hours later my curls were still popping. And when I finally made it back to the house at the end of the day, I still had amazing curls.
For the next few days, I styled my hair using a dab of the Milk Crème (just enough to cover my ends and edges) the Curl Refresher and the Intense Shine Oil Mist . Easy styling! And my curls were to die for. I loved them.
Actually, I loved them so much that I didn’t want to put my extensions back in.
UGH, but extensions are my life. I mean, that is my business. SO….when I put my hair back in, I used the products on my extensions, too! LMAO!
Honestly, I think I’ve definitely found THE hair product line of 2016. For me, at least.