Hauling Relaxed Hair Products

design essentials for relaxed hair

I know what you’re thinking, where did all of this come from?  Ha ha.  It all started with me researching hair product lines for a new relaxer to try and the next thing I knew I was at my local beauty supply store picking up Design Essential (DE) hair products.  

I’ve been testing a lot of different products lately (more so deep conditioners) with little success.  And most of these hair products have been formulated for “natural hair” or “all hair types.”  Once I started browsing through the DE website and saw that Design Essentials has a line of hair products formulated “for relaxed hair,” I had to give it a try.  Last week was my first time using Design Essentials products.  I started with the Honey Creme Moisture Retention Shampoo and Rosemary Mint Super Moisturizing Conditioner.  I was very impressed.  Given those great results, I ended up purchasing a few more products (seen above) and I have the DE HCO blow dry leave-in arriving in the mail soon.  If I continue to get these great results from this Design Essentials line, I’ll probably end up using their relaxer system for my next relaxer in a few weeks.  In the meantime, I can’t wait to see how my hair does using some of these other products with this weekend’s wash day.

Products Pictured:

Design Essentials Rosemary and Mint Super Moisturizing Conditioner
Design Essentials Honey Creme Moisture Retention Super Detangling Conditioning Shampoo
(3 because they were on clearance, lol)
Design Essential Stimulations Super Moisturizing Conditioner
Design Essentials Express Instant Moisturizing Conditioner

Have you tried Design Essentials Products? Which ones and how were they?  Do you know of any other hair product lines specifically formulated for relaxed hair?

Disclaimer: This post is not a sponsored by Design Essentials (though it probably should be, lol).  And all of these hair products were purchased with my own money.

 

4 Comments


  1. I have the hco leave in. I did not like it. I used it on very wet hair the first time i tried it and my hair felt rough and tangled. I am yet to reuse it on damp hair and see if that makes a difference.

    I also have the express. I never used it on its own but mixed with another conditioner.


    1. You know that’s what I was afraid might happen (too much protein), but the description pushed me to take a chance on it. I’ve tried these types of blow dry/protein/liquid sprays in the past with limited success, but I was hoping this one would be different. I will try it on my damp hair and see how it works. As for the Express conditioner, I haven’t used that one yet, but I’m looking forward to it!


  2. I, too, have been trying numerous prodcuts w/o much success. I saw the DE products but decided again them bc I believe I saw cones and mineral oil which don’t work well, or at all I should admit, with my hair. Being that I KNOW this, I was still searching for promising products -the product junkie in me I guess. Truth is, I KNOW what has worked and I need to stick to it! Sometimes it bothers me that my staple products are online and unavailable at times. Being able to go into a store to pick up some condish when you run out feels great! I am very happy that you found something compatible for your hair and I hope it continues to work for you! Thanks for your blog, I love it♡♡♡


    1. I’m the same way about going to the store to pick up products. It’s my preference for things that I know I will have to repurchase again and again. Part of me won’t be too mad if the blow dry leave-in doesn’t work out because I couldn’t find it anywhere locally. Thank you for commenting and sharing your thoughts!

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