Product Name: Design Essentials Deep Fortifying Treatment
Size: 7.5 oz Jar
Design Essentials® DEEP Fortifying Treatment is an intensive reparative therapy. Infused with a hydrating trio of shea butter, olive oil, and honey, all designed to heal the most fragile of hair by reconstructing damaged hair and restoring hair strength, porosity, and elasticity. DEEP can be used us as a stand-alone strengthening treatment or it can be custom blended with additional Design Essentials® products for luxurious conditioning treatments that will add shine, infuse moisture, or replenish essential vitamins.
Water (Aqua), Stearalkonium Chloride, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Emulsifying Wax, Dimethicone, Olive Oil, Stearamidoproply Dimethylamine, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium 80, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium 7, Phenoxyethanol (and) DMDM Hydantoin (and) Iodopropnyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Milk Protein, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, Shea Butter
I was able to get 3 full uses from this product. I DCed on dry hair (which I always do): once for a few hours, once with my heat therapy wrap, and once over night. FYI: I have low porosity hair, with fine strands and thick density.
I compare this product to a hair mayonnaise in regards to texture. Though this product works well, it did not wow me. My hair felt pretty good after using it, but it didn’t feel AMAZING. It does spread easily onto the hair, but there wasn’t enough slip to detangle on dry hair so if you want to detangle with this product, I suggest you apply it to wet hair. Also, when using this product, I suggest applying some form of heat (especially for my low porosity sistas) because it worked best when I used my heat therapy cap.
My hair felt moisturized afterwards and I can’t complain about dryness or stiffness. It didn’t make my hair feel like “butta,” but it did get the job done.
Because I DC on dry hair and smother my hair in product, this product doesn’t go very far for the price. I couldn’t imagine paying almost $20 for a product I could only use 3 times. If you want to stretch this product to get your money’s worth, you could add aloe vera juice and oils.
Though this product is okay, I wouldn’t purchase. I actually haven’t found any commercial deep conditioners that completely wowed me, so it’s evident that I’m hard to please when it comes to DCs. However, I like that this product gives a boost of protein and contains Biotin, a key vitamin in promoting hair growth. If you’ve had luck with trying other Design Essentials products in the past, it wouldn’t hurt trying this product.
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