Friday, February 28, 2014

Haircare Wants: #LOVEMYCURLS: DARK and LOVELY Plus DESIGN ESSENTIALS,the CURLKIT

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Au Natrualé Anti-Breakage products







#LOVEMYCURLS trended well last night at the jam packed Dark and Lovely celebration of its new Au Naturalé line of products…aimed at those wanting to save some time …but not skip the style.
PACKED!
The testers----


Au Natrualé Anti-Shrikage products



































Hydration, and moisturizing ingredients for curl defining, frizz free, crunch-less hold, and gentle sulfate free shampoos/conditioners- formulated into Au Naturalé---with a targeted product out there for what ever hairstyle someone would want… braids, Bantu Knots, soft coils etc. Bonus-the prices-all at $9.99  available on the website  or in stores coast to coast.

AND Au Naturale products are free of nasty ingredients like paraben, petrolatum, mineral oil, drying alcohol…which make us wonder why any other  line of hair products would use any of the aforementioned.
Instagram-linked Instaprint---#Lovemycurls-and it printed out-just like a Polaroid!!!! Retro and cutting edge…so cool!


wall of Instagram snaps


this is a great cut too-key to getting the shape right…every curl falls perfectly into place  and it looks effortlessly natural…


On left-Chef Roblé-Master Chef and Creator of a new fragrance line (another post) provided the tasty treats and-rocked his own hair style ---on right-Model Wakeema Hollis




these gorgeous gals are from Texas-and tested out the Au Naturalé product line in a blind taste test kind of thing-versus other brands-and preferred the Softsheen-Carson line of products. That REALLY worked as they were all flown up for the occasion.


every note song by Marsha Ambrosius, recorded forever!

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At a recent Beauty Press event---there were two exhibitors that also focused on natural hair products  …that transcend ethnic backgrounds…imo -all hair needs moisture-it's just a matter of how much product---and what kind of product…and the weather.


STILL family owned Design Essentials shampoos, conditioners, wet and dry styling products, color and relaxer/wave products are launching big time and will soon arrive on Duane Reade shelves---NYC's one on every corner drugstore version of Starbucks.


$12.99 lightweight and non-sticky+

Natural Almond and Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

Impressively, Design Essentials are (also) free of a lot of nasty ingredients----often found in cleansing/styling/treatment  products so affordably priced (ranging average $8.99-$31.99)…which is why gals of all hair types-treated -colored-or "natural" would benefit from using---including sulfate and paraben free shampoos and vitamin packed moisturizing masks/mousses/scalp therapies.

BONUS POINTS: As attendees of The Heart Truth Runway show that takes place in February…we were happy to find this=from the company website…

Design Essentials® has partnered with The Heart Truth® to raise awareness among women about the dangers of heart disease. Through our national campaign, Design Essentials® Goes Red for The Heart Truth® we will empower consumers with information to live heart healthy through heart-inspired initiatives, events, and education.




The Heart Truth Logo



 Sampling boxes via monthly memberships are popular ---and imo a great way to try out goodies without a full blown commitment of mind and money.


In our CURLKIT-Travel Trio products from Mixed Chicks, III Sisters of Nature products free of petroleum, mineral oil, silicones, alcohol, formaldehyde, carbomers, paragons or waxes , Pooka Pure and Simple Hair and Body Oils-essential oils that smell great, Haute textures Tea tree Conditioner, UR Curly Still Control for Edges,  and My Honey Child Honey Hair Mask
Curly by Nature's Curlkit-selectively "sorts through the clutter"…and  sends off generous samples of products that are focused on moisturizing, cleansing and maintaining that perfect curly hair coif ---PLUS discount coupons, an online shop and and detailed how to booklets…with very good tips!




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