M.Y.H(air).M.M.

Since the ladies of Thump in Thought have been experimenting with different hair care products, We decided to list some black-owned hair care suppliers. You may notice a few of them have already been reviewed and some will be reviewed in the future.

  • Design Essentials
  • Pattern Beauty
  • Taliah Waajid
  • Mielle Organics
  • 26 King Wavy… for the fellas
  • Moisture Love
  • Miche
  • Camille Rose Naturals
  • Canvas Beauty Brand
  • CoCo Tique
  • Bask and Bloom Essentials
  • TPH by Taraji
  • Alikay Naturals
  • Obia Natural Haircare
  • Uncle Funky’s Daughter
  • Oyin Handmade
  • Amazing Botanicals
  • My Honeychild
  • KInky Curly
  • BeeMine Products
  • TGIN (Thank God I’m Natural)
  • Curls
  • Girls with Curls
  • Natural Joy Skincare
  • Adwoa Beauty
  • Alodia
  • Antidote Street
  • Avalah Beauty

Please share your favorite, go-to brands and/or products with us and if you try any from the businesses listed let us know!

Design Essentials Hair Review

The next company on the list of hair reviews is Design Essentials, another black owned hair company. So, lets get into It.

Step 0: I decided to add a fun picture of my hair in its natural state pre-wash.

Step 1: I washed my hair with the Almond & Avocado Shampoo.

  • Hello Curls 😍. This shampoo left my hair so soft. I will definitely be using this again. I am not a fan of avocados so I don’t care for the smell, but I wouldn’t consider it a bad smell. 

Step 2: I used the Almond & Avocado Conditioner as my hair mask, so I let that sink for an hour with a Wal-mart bag (classy, I know 😂). Then, I rinsed.

  • When I first applied my curls remained the same, but the texture changed. After rinsing it out, the texture and curls changed. It felt a tad more brittle after the conditioner was rinsed out. 

Step 3: I separated my hair into 6 sections and finger detangled the Almond & Avocado Leave-In Conditioner into each. 

  • The softness began to come back, but not a fave. The picture shows that it made my curls a little more defined and tight compared to the other conditioner.

Step 4: Lastly, I used the Almond & Avocado Curl Defining Mousse to rod my hair. 

  • I was pretty impressed with the slight shine that it gave my hair initially, as well as the lack of frizz. My arms were tired by the time I finished washing my hair, so I only roded half of my hair, that night and the rest in the morning. The picture that is shown is me air drying the rest of it on our morning walk. 

And this was the final product: 

I was very happy with the way my curls came out. They were pretty defined and the slight frizz that it does half is partially due to the un-rolling method that I have…I will work on that lol Anyway I loved this style.

I wore this style for about a week with no additional products, but added a headband by day 3. 

I more than likely only use the mousse for this style. I was also a fan of the shampoo, so I do see a repurchase in my future. I am interested to see if the other scents produce the same results. Is anybody else a fan of Design Essentials? Which products of theirs do you use?

LIVE.LAUGH.LOVE yourself first. Until next time. Mwauh 💋 -Alex