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Can I say “I’m In Love With My Hair These Days” without sounding too bragadocious?  I have finally found the perfect routine after 3 years of hunting for the right products to style it.  I am a confessed product junkie due to the fact that I was searching and searching for what would make my hair look like the many hair crushes I had on YouTube and Instagram.  Well (insert drum roll here) I have FINALLY found the products and I have to thank Design Essentials Naturals line for coming to the rescue and perfecting my coif!


Here is how I created my look.

Step 1.  I washed my hair with the Almond & Avocado Detangling Shampoo.  A little goes a long way and I only needed to wash it once. I didn’t want to strip all the oils out of my hair.


Step 2.  I used the Almond & Avocado Detangling Conditioner  after rinsing out the shampoo making sure I concentrated on the ends. I also used a very big wide toothed comb to detangle my hair.  This stuff is so good minimal hair was in the comb and it only took a couple minutes. That is saying a lot because my hair likes to tangle.

Step 3. I rinsed my hair out.  However, after rinsing I put some of the conditioner back on my ends…..about the size of a quarter.

Step 4.  I took some of my new favorite oil from One and Only and ran it through my hair.  Again I concentrate more on the ends because that is where the most damage occurs.  Plus I wanted to seal my ends with the LOC (liquid, oil, cream) method.

argan oil


Step 5. I created a part in my hair that went from the middle of one ear over to the other.  I secured the front half in a hair tie so I could work on the back half.

Step 6.  I sprayed the back half of my hair with Design Essentials Naturals Twist and Set Setting Lotion.  I then flat twisted the hair into six big twists that went straight down.



Step 7.  I sprayed the front half of my hair with the same setting lotion and proceeded to flat twist the front toward my face in six big twists as well.  I used 6 orange perm rods on the ends to make the front shorter and curlier so it would frame my face.  This step also keeps the hair out of my eyes due to the length.


Step 8.  Finally, I pinned each front twist down to the scalp with a bobby pin right at the hair line to make sure the twists stayed in place and to stretch my hair while drying.  I slept with a bonnet on overnight to let my hair air dry. I am not a fan of blow dryers because my scalp is very particular.  However, if you don’t have that kind of time, you can always sit under a dryer for a couple hours.

Step 9. I removed the rods/pins and proceeded to untwist my hair from the ends up.  I use my fingers like a comb to shake the roots and fluff my hair. This step makes sure the parts from the twists blend together.  It also creates a fuller look.

And Viola!!! I have beautiful, big curly hair.  The picture below is Day 2 hair and it just gets bigger each day.


I hope this post will help another Diva achieve her perfect look.  Try this routine and tell me how it works for you.

Coach GiGi (naturalista and coach extraordinaire)


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  • So helpful!!! I am such a product junkie too, and I just cleaned out a bunch of stuff in my bathroom from older products that no longer work for me.

    But now I have to try this out. Thank you for the step by step! I will let you know how mine goes lol.

  • gigimcneill says:

    You are very welcome. I cleaned mine out when I found these products. Hopefully I have given up that junkie life…..lol

  • Sharell says:

    i use some of their products, love the dailymoisturizer

  • tynica50 says:

    I’m truly loving the natural look these days. Argon Oil is one of my favorite products. Fit from head to toe is how we do it!!!! Great look GiGi.

    • gigimcneill says:

      Exactly. And the natural look is more spunky and fun than straight hair. It’s nice to switch it up every now and then.

  • Darnetta Shannon says:

    I’m a product junkie to. I’m going to try this either tonight (hopefully it will dry in time) or tomorrow.

  • These products are new staples in our house!!!! Makes my daughter’s hair so soft!! Even the shampoo!!!

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