Most of us curlies are well acquainted with the incredible hydrating and nourishing benefits when using coconut, avocado or almond oil. But what about the use of monoi oil? To introduce, monoi (pronounced mah-noy), is a superstar essential oil blend, derived from the infusion of gardenias and coconut oil. For generations, monoi oil has been highly prized by those in the South Pacific islands being valued for its miraculous health properties, and its ability to mend, repair and protect the hair. Envisioning fields of gardenias off the distant shores of a tropical island sounds heavenly, not to mention what all that loveliness could do for your hair!

Dry, brittle, thirsty hair demands a tropical treat. Design Essentials -- please take me to paradise!

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The Healing Magic of Coconut & Monoi

Enhance your natural hair journey by combining these two island favorites together. The Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist mends split ends while protecting the hair from all forms of heat styling and the damaging, harsh elements. Quickly absorbed, it adds intense shine to the hair by enlisting natural conditioning agents such as sunflower, Vitamin E and Moroccan Argan oil. Design Essentials also added to the mix a lightweight formula  Coconut Water Curl Refresher, which does exactly that. Mist this monoi oil-infused refresher onto dry hair, the naturally-based botanicals help to soothe and re-define curls, add bounce, and restore frizz-free sanity.

A second or third day refresh is nice and all, but your curls may still need more hydration and styling. NaturallyCurly community member Annastacia said the Coconut Monoi Curl Enhancing Dual Hydration Milk quickly restored her hair’s vitality:

“This is a perfect product for low maintenance curlies! I don't know how many times I’ve saved my curls from the horrible drought induced frizziness that comes with jumping into the shower too late and not having time to devote to the LOC method.

Not only does this work as a good low maintenance styler that defines curls and smells lovely; it also protects the hair for days to come. [It is] definitely a go to product for those of us who love waking up late and still looking good!”


Design Essentials Styling Treats – Perm Rod Sets

While a wash and go is a quick and straightforward way to let your gorgeous natural curl do its thing, for those who take the extra time to style their naturally curly hair using perm rods, we applaud you! The entire set process: detangling, sectioning off, applying product, methodically flipping and twisting the hair, and rolling up each so precisely, not to mention sleeping on those rods! When done right the results, are uh-mazing! Design Essential Natural products, like the Twist and Set Setting Lotion can help in achieving shiny, drop-dead gorgeous perm rod ringlets with a whole lotta bounce!

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Watch Design Essential in action:

JD Winters shares her beautifully defined perm rod set technique using the Coconut & Monoi Intense Oil Shine Mist and Coconut Water Curl Refresher in this step-by-step tutorial:

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This post is sponsored by Design Essentials.