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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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    >Dark and Lovely Hair Relaxer Review and How I apply my relaxer


    Hello Blog Lovers! I just wanted to share this with you guys especially for my relaxed ladies. I just relaxed my hair on Tuesday of this week and I purchased the Dark and Lovely Moisturizing Relaxer. I know everyone has seen the commercial on T.V. by now, but the reason why I tried this one this time is because of course they didn’t have the one I always get and my sister said it was great! So I self-relaxed which I just recently started do this, I used to get my mother to do it because it’s hard to see the back of your head to make sure you’re not applying too much relaxer to the hair shaft below the new growth (which is a no-no). I’ve gotten better and I’ve never had to worry about any spots that were not relaxed well. I used the regular strength (remember choose the strength according to your hair texture (Fine, Normal, Medium, Thick)(Click Here). It comes with the normal things included in the relaxer kit, gloves, mixing spatula, activator(2), neutralizing shampoo, and the moisture seal with shea butter conditioner. As always it’s two applications in the one little jar. So I proceeded to do what I normally do when I relax my hair:
    1. Detangle my hair if necessary with a wide tooth comb (never comb too hard before a relaxer it can cause scalp irritation
    2. Part my hair in four sections with a rat tail comb and clip my sections with a butterfly clip
    3. Base my scalp with a protective cream (in between the parted sections and around the perimeter of my head, I only base all over if I have scratching a little, if I scratch too much I just wait). This relaxer was missing the protective cream good thing I had some on hand. (I guess that’s a con>>No Protective Cream included!)
    4. I divided the relaxer in half and re-caped the unused portion so I can use it the next time I relax my hair
    5. I mixed the activator and relaxer together (It usually changes in consistency from thick to creamy)
    6. I start in the back of my head on either side which ever I choose (left or right ) I apply the relaxer at the nape of my neck and work my way up to the crown in that section (you can outline that sections perimeter to make sure all areas are covered first<
    7. I then proceed to go to front two sections  starting on the same side that I started in the back (because I will go in that order around my head to smooth it out). I outline the perimeter of my section and proceed from there to make subsections. I repeat the same steps on the other side of my head. (I usually do this pretty fast as far as applying the relaxer with my applicator brush, because if you work efficiently and fast while applying the relaxer the processing time will be shortened and you will still have a good relaxed head of hair).
    8. I take my rat tail comb and I start to smooth my sections down to my head (starting in the back where I applied the relaxer first). I take the back of the comb and smooth the nape of the neck upward and then proceed to part the hair into subsections being careful not to touch the scalp. As I part the hair into subsections I comb a little to make sure I get all the “curly hair” straight and then smooth. I repeat these steps working my way around the head. 
    9. By this time the relaxer has be combed through at least one time (two times if necessary) and I let it sit for about 5 minutes. I rinse it all out and then proceed to shampoo my hair with the neutralizing shampoo.
    10. After I finish shampooing I used the conditioner in the box (which it’s typically a leave in conditioner which I never use but this particular relaxer came with one that required you to leave it on and rinse it out (kind of like a mini deep conditioner)
    11. Rinse out conditioner and detangle with my HCO leave Conditioner by Design Essentials (Check out Review Here) , Style as usual.
    Will I buy this product again?? Yes I will buy this product again. It delivered what it promised my hair is soft, shiny, and straight.
     Overall I give the New and Improved Dark and Lovey Hair Relaxer with Moisture Seal: 5 stars
    Thanks for reading, Tell a Friend and Leave Comments!! Peace and Blessings ~♥ Miss Nic ♥~