Pro hair care with Design Essentials – and a giveaway, too!

Who doesn’t love a trip to Sally Beauty Supply? It feels like such an ‘insider’ place – where the pros go to get the best products at fantastic prices. One of our favorite brands found at Sally Beauty Supply is Design Essentials, a professional hair care line with a focus on natural hair care that fits each person’s unique needs. Today we have Lisa and Marcia’s impressions, along with a giveaway your hair is telling you to enter!!                                            samples

Design Essential Almond and Avocado Hair Care

LISA TAKE ON THE ALMOND & AVOCADO FOR ALL CURL TYPES:

ALMOND & AVOCADO MOISTURIZING AND DETANGLING SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER (each $11.99, right now on sale buy 2 get 1 free)

My color treated, fine hair can’t take sulfates anymore. They are just too drying and leave my ends straggly and crying for moisture. This is a great shampoo and conditioner duo that does everything my hair could want:

  • Removes oil and dirt buildup without stripping the hair
  • Saves up to 30 minutes of detangling time
  • Cleanses hair while restoring moisture
  • Improves hair manageability
  • Great for all hair types

Design Essentials Almond and Avocado ShampooDesign Essentials Almond and Avocado Conditioner
The Design Essentials Natural Almond and Avocado Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner are super hydrating thanks to the almond, avocado and botanicals. They work wonders on my fine, easily tangled hair, and will work on coarse, thick, curly hair as well. These products are very gentle and are safe for every day use, even if hair is color-treated. I love the soft, sweet scent and actually wish it stuck around longer…but my hair smells fresh and clean after I use them and it has lots of bounce and volume even without styling products.

Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Leave in Conditioner

DESIGN ESSENTIALS NATURAL ALMOND AND AVOCADO DETANGLING LEAVE IN CONDITIONER ($12.99, right now buy 2 get 1 free)

I love this leave in conditioner even more than the shampoo and regular conditioner. It does what any self-respecting leave in conditioner should do:

  • Eases detangling process for improved manageability
  • Avocado delivers intense moisture and hydration
  • Provides a luminous shine
Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Leave In Conditioner

Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Leave In Conditioner

It’s rather thick, almost like a regular conditioner that you rinse out. But don’t wash out this lovely hydrating dish – leave it in and comb it through for the softest, silkiest hair possible. Those of you with unruly curls will be thrilled at how it beats frizz and gives curls great definition. The Leave In Conditioner doesn’t weigh down my fine hair, but it gives amazing moisture and leaves my hair looking and feeling so healthy and shiny.  This is a real winner!

MARCIA’S TAKE ON THE DESIGN ESSENTIALS NATURAL ALMOND & AVOCADO MOISTURIZING & DETANGLING COLLECTION

DESIGN ESSENTIALS NATURAL ALMOND & AVOCADO MOISTURIZING & DETANGLING COLLECTION

DESIGN ESSENTIALS NATURAL ALMOND & AVOCADO MOISTURIZING & DETANGLING COLLECTION

I’m using the same products as Lisa but there’s a big difference. I have straight hair with a little bit of natural wave to it – just enough to make my hair look like I don’t know what to do with it. I like it straight and normally use products that serve that purpose. But I’m loving this Design Essentials line. I knew I’d like the fragrance of it, but I was sure that the products were all wrong for my hair.

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Shampoo and Condtioner

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Shampoo and Conditioner

So why do I like this so much? Well it smells amazing. I can’t say I smell either almond or avocado but whatever makes up the fragrance makes me happy. Number two reason is that I love how clean and soft my hair is using these products. Number three reason and the most important is that my hair looks fabulous when I use it. It has more body than I’ve seen before on my head. This is a revelation to me.

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

The Detangling Leave-In Conditioner is thinner than most I use so I have to use a lot more than I’d normally choose to. As long as I comb through my towel dried hair with a wide tooth comb though it works perfectly. My Wet Brush isn’t the right tool for my hair and this leave-in. If I could change anything about this trio of products it would be that the leave-in were just a little thicker and that the words SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER stood out a little more so I could be assured of picking up the right one first. That’s just quibbling though since the way my hair looks and feels is so great that I’ll never complain.

Design Essentials contain no Parabens, no Paraffin, no Petrolatum, and no Mineral Oil. What it does contain is the reason we like this so much: Almond, Avocado, Shea Butter and Coconut Milk to nourish and replenish hair moisture. Be sure you take a trip to Sally Beauty in person or online to satisfy your hair needs.

Do your hair a big favor and enter our giveaway for a set of the Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner and Shampoo and Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Leave-In Conditioner!  This is a US only giveaway that ends 10/18/16 at 11:59 pm EST.  As always, if the Rafflecopter goes wonky and won’t let you leave a comment just email us at [email protected] Put Design Essentials as the title and write your comment in the email – we will count it as an entry for you no problem.  Enter today for a great hair day!

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Giveaway! Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm

Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm Giveaway!The first week of August feels like the perfect time for a giveaway,don’t you agree??  You are really going to love this giveaway because it features a product that is a huge multi-tasker – it does 10 things, moisturizing you from head to toe!                     (sample and giveaway provided by Design Essentials)

When it’s this hot out, I never feel like using lots of different products. I look for quick, simple, and effective. That’s what I find with Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm ($12.99), which can replace almost all of your beauty products. This beauty balm smooths hair, repairs cuticles, and keeps every bit of skin incredibly moist and soft.

Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm

Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm

Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm

The shea butter-based balm is solid in the jar and has ingredients that include 10 different oils, including Marula and Moringa Oil. Take a tiny bit out and let it melt from your body heat, then smooth it onto unruly hair for sleek, frizz-free locks. It’s also a scalp moisturizer, heat protectant, shine treatment, and skin and body moisturizer.

The Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm is available exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply, as well as online at designessentials.com.

GIVEAWAY INFO:  One US winner, giveaway open through 8/16/16 at 12:59 p.m. eastern time. We’ve had a problem lately with the comment section shutting itself off before the giveaway is over. The solution is to email me your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and consider that your entry. Be sure you click enter so that you can continue for extra options.  Good luck!  – Lisa
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Ingredients:  Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopheryl Acetate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Gardenia Taitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Coumarin, Limonene