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Product Review: Design Essentials Natural Defining Creme Gel

Product Name: DESIGN ESSENTIALS® NATURAL DEFINING CRÈME GEL Price: $25.90 Size: 16 oz Product Description: DESIGN ESSENTIALS® NATURAL DEFINING CRÈME GEL defines curls in natural styles for wavy to tightly curled hair types.  Lightweight Gel. Defines and separates curls. Botanicals provide excellent moisture and control frizz. Strengthens hair with a radiant shine. Provides a medium to firm hold Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, PVP/VA Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Borate, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Hexylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Octinoxate, Oleth-5, Persea Gratissima…

Review Overview

Price
Ingredients
Fragrance
Moisture
My Experience

GREAT!

Summary : I was so happy with this product because my hair was happy with it.

User Rating: 4.7 ( 1 votes)
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Product Name: DESIGN ESSENTIALS® NATURAL DEFINING CRÈME GEL
Price: $25.90
Size: 16 oz


Product Description:
DESIGN ESSENTIALS® NATURAL DEFINING CRÈME GEL defines curls in natural styles for wavy to tightly curled hair types.  Lightweight Gel. Defines and separates curls. Botanicals provide excellent moisture and control frizz. Strengthens hair with a radiant shine. Provides a medium to firm hold

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glycerin, PVP/VA Copolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Borate, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Hexylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Octinoxate, Oleth-5, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalys Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Coconut Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), EDTA Disodium, BHT, Caramel, Silk Amino Acid, Wheat Amino Acids, Sodium Hyaluronate

My Experience:
I have tightly coiled 4b hair and I used the stretching cream on wet and on dry hair to set my hair in flat twists for a flat twist out.

Fragrance:
The fragrance was interestingly pleasant. It smelled like yummy cake batter.

My hair styled on wet hair

Results:
I was so happy with this product because my hair was happy with it. When I applied the product to my hair it went on smooth and coated my very well. As I twisted my hair there was a white residue that dried clear.

I used this product to style my hair wet and also dry.  My results were a little bit better when I used this product on wet hair as opposed to dry hair.  When I used it on my wet hair for my flat twists, I could see the shine on my flat twists and was very excited to see what kind of hold I would get when my hair dried. The next day my flat twist out had a strong hold that I easily softened as I manipulated my hair with my hands. The curl definition was impressive. My hair was shiny and moisturized.

My hair styled on dry hair

When I used it on my dry hair for my flat twist, my flat twists were bouncy and shiny but it didn’t feel soft to the touch. My ends felt and looked a bit rough and crunchy. There was good definition and very little frizz.

Moisture:
My hair felt much more moisturized after using this product on wet hair.  It didn’t feel as moisturized when used on dry hair.

Price: For the price you get a ton of product and a little of this product does go a long way. I am heavy handed and I have alot of hair. I used this product twice and I have enough product to last me years.

Close Up on my ends when styled on dry hair

Final Thoughts:
This product gives a medium to hard hold, so keep that in mind. The benefit of having a product with hold is that your curl definition will be amazing and there will be very little frizz.  If you have been looking for a styling product that will give you defined, shiny, moisturized hair, this is it.
It would be nice if they had a smaller size. For someone who may want to try the product out. Or a nice travel size for me to take with me on vacation.

About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • Socialitedreams

    sounds like a good product

  • JenellyBean

    Yes it is. I loved their stretching cream more. Idk if you saw that review. It's around here somewhere.

  • http://www.abornewords.com/blog-pleasure.php Nicole Kim Phillips

    I’m really happy you put Natural Design Essentials in the spotlight but not so much for how great it works. That company offers business opportunities for individuals who want to become a distributor. There are certain requirements but getting together with a group of investors could really help kick start something great. Another product that I highly recommend is got 2b defiant. It is great for manageability and gives shine to help create glossy hair that is soft and healthy looking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/crystal.monique.587 Crystal Monique

    i love this product for my two strand twists. My twists are soft shiny and bouncy