Highlights from the Design Essentials class led by Atlanta based hair stylist Deshonica Kerrie.

Design Essentials complete line of products were highlighted, particularly products from the Natural line, including some of Deshonica’s favorites: the Strengthening Therapy Cleansing Sulfate Free Shampoo, the Natural Curl Stretching Cream, the Daily Moisturizing Lotion, the Twist and Set Setting Lotion and the Curl Enhancing Mousse are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extensive line Design Essentials have to offer to women with hair of all textures. They really seem to have whatever you need to achieve whatever look you desire!

Tips from the Design Essentials Naturalist Class

  • Do not underestimate the resource that is YouTube!
  • A silk bonnet is a must have for maintaining any style.
  • Make sure to communicate with your stylist in order to find out the best way to maintain a look.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with layering products in order to find the perfect cocktail for your tresses.
  • Botanical oils are a great additive for steam treatments.
  • Make sure that your fingers are adequately lubricated with oil when removing twists, bantu knots, etc. to ensure maximum shine and definition.
  • Speaking of steam treatments: A plastic cap and the steam from the shower can be the perfect substitute for a steam machine when doing at home deep treatments.

I left the class feeling better educated on how to take care of my hair and maintain my routine wash-and-go, and completely motivated, inspired and equipped to step out of my box and try something new!

Have you tried Design Essentials? What has been your experience? Do you have a favorite product? What is your go to style and favorite tool to achieve it?