This was my first time trying a product from Design Essentials and it certainly exceeded my expectations. I used DE’s Natural Honey Curlforming Custard which is designed to define curls and coils and give hair an incredible shine. I was excited to try this product being that I never tried a custard before and I fell in love with it. I was skeptical at first, wondering if it would be too heavy for my 3b/3c hair type. I was amazed to learn that the custard works well for all curly and coily hair types. Hands down, this is one of the best curl defining hair products I’ve ever used.
How to use?
I began by applying the custard on wet hair. Next, I placed small sections of my hair between my fingers and slid my fingers down to the ends of my hair. This technique is similar to the shingling method but takes less time. I did this throughout my entire head and allowed my hair to air dry. That’s it! Remember that a little goes a long way when using this product. During my first attempt, I found myself forgetting that this was a custard and not a creamy leave in product (as I am accustomed to). Begin by using a dime size amount and add mode product IF NEEDED.
How long did it hold the curl?
This product did a great job of holding my curls for several days. My curls were slightly firm during day 1, which I did not mind as firm curls tend to last longer. So, I welcomed the firmness with open arms. Later that night, I did pineapple method. By morning of day 2 hair, I was shocked that my curls were still intact. I did not have to refresh my hair at all until day 3 and 4! I refreshed the back and sides by spraying hair with water and I used my fingers to reactivate the curl. I did not have to refresh the top, as this area was protected due to pineapple method.
Where to purchase?
You can purchase Design Essentials Natural Honey Curlforming Custard from Sally’s Beauty, Walgreens, Target. You can check out DE’s store locator on their website to find the nearest location that carries this product. You may also purchase directly from their site here.
Overall the Natural Honey Curlforming Custard is amazing and you should definitely give it a try if you’d like to perfect your wash and go. I love the definition and shine that it provides, and I highly recommend it as it is worth every penny. Thank me later! 🙂