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Product Review: Design Essentials Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Creme

Design Essentials Moisturizing Creme

I was sent this lovely product a while ago and I decided not to rush myself to post a review, because I wanted to make sure I used the product thoroughly before posting a review.I have about a few good squeezes of this product left, so yeah I’ve pretty much used the entire tube. To wrap it up in one phrase. I love this product!! Unlike most moisturizers it’s not heavy and I absolutely love that about this product. It adds instant moisture and shine to my hair and it doesn’t weigh it down. That was most important to me when using this product, because when I want to wear my hair down and in s simple style I don’t want it to be weighted down or greasy.  The product smells absolutely amazing and not at all over bearing. Most scented products can cause a odd smell after a few days of use, that was not the case with this product.

I recently color treated my hair with permanent hair dye, and I must say this has helped to save my hair (adding daily moisture) along with deep conditioning weekly. Considering the weather is attempting to change to colder days, your hair will change as well. Colder days are going to lead to dryer hair strands. Therefore using a good hair moisturizer or keeping your hair moisturized is important and crucial. If you’ve ever wondered why your hair sheds or tends to break more during the winter months, this is why. Change in climate. Adding this product to your daily routine can help to alleviate and minimize hair breakage and shedding during the winter months.


 The Design Essentials Hydrience Argan Moisturizing  Creme is a lightweight Argan Oil infused creme that instantly nourishes the hair, restores moisture, and strengthen strands, leaving hair soft and silky, revealing a luxurious exotic shine.

This moisturizing Creme is enriched with Argan Oil, a natural source of Vitamin E, Proteins, and Antioxidants. It can be used on:

  • Fine, Medium, Course Hair, 
  • Dry, Brittle, Dull, and Healthy Hair,
  •  Relaxed or color Treated Hair.
I use this product before adding heat to my hair, putting my hair up into a bun, or moisturizing my tresses before rolling my hair at night with my satin rollers
  • Thermal Protectant 
  • Tame flyaways
  • Home Style Maintenance 

    Here’s a quick run down of Argan Oil and it’s benefits. Get full details here

    Moisture (Vitamin E): Excellent Conditioner, Heals Dry Hair, Heals the Hair Shaft
    Strength (Vitamin E+Protein): Reduces Split Ends, Heals Damaged Hair, Reduces Hair loss
    Shine (Antioxidants): Protects against free radicals, Delivers healthier looking hair, Provides UV Protection.

    This product retails for $11.99 on the Design Essentials Website. You can purchase it here.

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    Easy, Long Lasting and Chic Summer Styles from Design Essentials® Natural: Simple styles from Design Essentials® to keep your tresses healthy and stylish as the temperature rises

     It’s almost summer, so that means it’s time for beaches, cookouts, summer travel and effortless hair. Design Essentials® Master Educator Deshonica Kerrie shares some of the following step-by-step techniques to help naturalistas either change up a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) or make a twist out last even longer on kinky, curly and wavy hair textures.   See her easy tips below!

    Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography


    Deshonica’s Tips for Achieving Short & Chic TWA Finger Coils 










    Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography

    Deshonica on Rocking Out with a Bantu Knot Frohawk- An easy way to refresh a twist-out
    • Apply Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion as a moisturizer first  
    • Part hair into big chunks and two-strand twist hair
    • Then add Design Essentials® Natural Twist & Set Setting Lotion and create bantu knots (apply bantu knots only on both sides of the head)
    • Gather the hair in the middle and draw the hair up using a soft brush to create the frohawk
    • Secure hair with bobby pins and crisscross them for a tighter hold
    • Use a comb to create volume in the fro and make sure to tease the hair in one direction to avoid tangling

    Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography

     Deshonica on a Round About Twist Out & Updo
    • Twist hair with Design Essentials® Natural Twist and Set Setting Lotion, twisting hair in big sections (about 3 different sections for hair that is shoulder length)
    • T-shirt blot hair to prevent dripping and frizziness
    • Sit  under the dryer for  5 to 10 minutes to let product set
    • Separate curls by rubbing a small amount of  Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion on hands, then continue to separate hair
    • To achieve fullness, take a comb and gently pull through the roots
    • Once the twists start to get old, gather the hair to the top of your head and draw the hair up using a soft brush 
    • Secure hair with bobby pins crisscrossing them, down, up, down, up to securely position the hair into a neat updo

    All of the above mentioned Design Essentials® Natural products may be purchased at your local Sally Beauty Supply, Walgreens, ULTA and select beauty & barber supply stores.  You may also purchase these products from your local salon or online at
    Thanks for reading!! Tell a Friend!! If you try any of these styles take a pick share it! Peace and Blessings- xo 

    Design Essentials® Launches New Argan Collection with Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Creme: A New product rich in nutrients ideal for healthy hair

     Design Essentials® launches a new collection designed for daily use to provide moisture, strength and shine to all textures of hair, Design Essentials® Argan Collection. The first product in the line is the Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème, formulated in a lightweight cream moisturizer. In addition to Argan Oil, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème offers other nourishing oils such as Coconut, Jojoba and Olive, which leaves hair moisturized, strong and shiny. Here are some of the many benefits and uses of Hydrience Agran Moisturizing Crème:

    • Heat Protection: As a thermal and solar protectant, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème acts as a barrier from harmful UV rays which can dry the hair and fade color-treated hair. It also gives a barrier between the high temperatures resulting from blow drying, curling and flat irons.
    • Moisture: With its lightweight structure, Argan oil replenishes hair from within to restore moisture.
    • Strength: Packed with Vitamin E, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème fortifies the hair without weighing it down, helping to smooth and seal the hair cuticle as well as reduces split ends.
    • Shine: Imparting lasting sheen without greasiness to the hair, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème is ideal for smooth and straight styles.
    • Lasting Style: Ideal for reducing flyaways, Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Crème helps to keep the hair manageable without weighing the hair down, leaving hair with tons of movement and body.

    “This cream can be used on a daily basis to keep that salon-fresh look,” says Research & Development Manager,and Stylist Charmetria Craig. “It’s a perfect finishing touch before heading out the door, or at night when wrapping or pin-curling hair before bed.”

    See video below for an at-home maintenance demonstration using Design Essentials® Argan Moisturizing Crème:

    The Hydrience Argan Moisturizing Creme is available for the introductory price of $8.99 in local salons or Online at

    Thanks for reading!! Tell a Friend!! Go ahead and Check this product out!! Peace and Blessings xo 


    Design Essentials ® Natural brings New Styles, Transitioning Tips and Blood Pressure Screenings to the 16th Annual World Natural Hair Show


    Naturalistas converged on Atlanta during the 16th Annual World Natural Hair Show and Design Essentials® Natural was on hand to give on-site consultations, share hair tips in the Do It Yourself and Chic Natural Styling workshops, and they also provided free blood pressure screenings to those who stopped by the booth.


    As a bonus, YouTube vlogger Kiki of Mahogany Knots commanded the booth to talk all things hair and take photos with attendees.


    Check out the photos from the the event, below!
    Design Essentials® Natural Master Educator Deshonica Kerrie and hair model show the versatility of natural hair.  Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography
       Natural hair bloggers and vloggers from across the country stopped by the Design Essentials® Natural booth to show off their natural styles. Dr. Nina Hervey- Ellis, Beautiful Brown Baby Dol (left) Meechy Monroe & Vaughn Monroe, Ms. Vaughn TV  (top right) Maeling Tapp Murphy Natural Chica (bottom right)
    Photo Credit:Calvin Lionel Photography
    Frances Williams Revealing Beaute & Kiki Mahogany Knots (top left);
    Peace Gurlish Curls (top right) Arkeedah McCormick It’s Arkeedah (bottom left); Vanessa Vanie0295 (bottom right) 
    Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel  Photography
    Attendees enjoyed personal consultations and styles by Design Essentials® Natural stylists. Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography    
      Kiki of Mahogany Knots hosted the Design Essentials® Natural booth where she mingled with attendees, posed for photos and offered hair styling tips.
    Photo Credit:Calvin Lionel Photography
    World Natural Hair attendees were able to get their blood pressure checked at the Design Essentials® Natural booth.
    Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography
    Hundreds of women stopped by the Design Essentials ® Natural booth to show their hairstyles. Attendees sported everything from a pop of color to curls, twists and braids.  Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography
     They look great don’t they?? Shout Out to Design Essentials for the blood pressure screenings! It’s important to stay beautiful but most of all healthy!! For more information on Design Essentials and their product line for all hair types click here.
    Thanks for reading!! Tell a Friend!! Peace and Blessings x0