Saturday, 26 January 2013

Today's Hair | Straight Hair the Curly Way + Design Essentials Review

Okay ladies so I decided to do the one thing you should never do the day before you go to an important event ... [1] try out a new product and [2] attempt a new hairstyle! I know Bantu Knot Outs are child's play but not when you don't plan on wearing them the usual way! Anyway you'll be glad to know that thanks to the products above and a slightly uncomfortable nights sleep [blame the bumps], I actually fell in love with the look I'm sporting below and have also added a new product to my Product Staples List!

Design Essentials Curl Enhancing Mousse

PRICE| $15.99 approx £11

INGREDIENTS | Water (Aqua), Polyquaternium 55, Cetyl Triethylmonium Olivate Dimethicone PEG-8 Succinate, Decyl Glucoside, Cetrimonium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone (and) Caprylyl Glycol, PEG 75 Lanolin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Dimethicone Coployol, Citric Acid, FD&C Blue No.1 (C.I.42090), FD&C Yellow No.5 (C.I. 19140)

PROS: Medium hold and easy to use

CONS: I was neither disappointed nor blown away by the product so no "con" per say

Design Essentials Natural Twist & Set Setting Lotion

PRICE| $13.99 approx £9

INGREDIENTS | Water (Aqua), Polyquaternium 11, Cetyl Triethylmonium Olivate Dimethicone PEG-8 Succinate, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone Copolyol, Methylisothiazolinone (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Fragrance (Parfum), PEG 75 Lanolin, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Silk Amino Acid, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Jojoba Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Collagen,  FD&C Blue No. 1 (C.I.42090), FD&C Red No. 33 (C.I. 17200)

PROS: The product has GREAT slip and a very silky smooth consistency, it glided on and moisturised which in turn allowed my hair to twist more easily.

CONS: The only con for me has to be the spritz cap. You'll see in the photo below one squirt literally focuses on a small area of hair. I think a cap with a mechanism similar to that of a mist cap would make this product perfect. 

Finally just before peeping the photos, I have to put it out there and say [despite the labelling]...  these products are NOT just for natural hair! I can see why they may be marketed in this way, but having tried this on straight [not yet fully natural] hair, I do solemnly swear they work a treat on straight hair too!!! I'll defo keep these in my stash to use on my hair in its non straightened state, but as for now that's my two pence! 
Top : Natural Twist & Set Setting Lotion / Bottom : Curl Enhancing Mousse

Pinned up and loving it!

Fluffing out the knots...

Day 2 & Back to Buns!!!

Have a fab Saturday!!!

Avec amour...



  1. Beautiful I love the pin up and bun!

  2. Hi Fiona I nominated you for an award check out my blog:-)

    1. aww thank you so much, dont know how I missed this :)

  3. Wow I love the way the hair turned out, especially loving the second day hair!. This makes me want to attempt a bantu knot out next wash day...

    1. yes do do do go for it, I'd love to see pics too ;) xxx

  4. WOW!! Your curls are so defined and shiny. Love it! I will definitely be putting these on my hair wishlist.

  5. Woah, this is the first blog comment I've ever written on any blog.. But I just had to say, that bun looks B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

    1. Aisha that's so sweet and thank you! Happy Friday x


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