About Me

My photo

Welcome to The United KinKdom!
I hope you enjoy your stay and be sure to subscribe to www.TheUnitedKinKdom.com so we can stay in touch.
My blog is dedicated to celebrating Afro hair and the experiences of UK Naturals. Dont be a stranger, spread the word and lets keep Uniting the KinKdom one curl at a time. International visitors are ALWAYS welcome. Enjoy!
Much Love Crystal Afro x
(Natural since Jan 2011) (Contact Me: crystalafro@hotmail.co.uk) View my complete profile

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Co-Wash & Go Product and Style Trial: Design Essentials Defining Creme Gel & African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner


If you follow me on Instagram >here< you'll know that last week I tried quite a few things with my hair. It began with a Co-wash & Go, followed by a blow out and a trim, and finally my current protective style. I'll be updating the blog with all 3 this week so keep an eye out, you can also check out pics right now, over on my Facebook page >here<

The Co-Wash & Go
I began by co-washing my hair with my fav co-wash product:
Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Conditioner
.


Straight after washing my hair, while it was still wet, I applied
African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave In Conditioner
My first impressions of this product are pretty good. It's great for detangling and the tub is pretty large (425g/ 15oz) for just £2.99. It smells great, really sweet with a nice scent of mango, and I like the way it smooths along my coils really nicely. 


I was warned that it can leave bits, and I must admit I did have to smooth it in quite a lot to get rid of the white residue, but to be fair a lot of that sank in as it dried, and I was quite heavy handed with the product.  I probably didn't need to use as much as I did.
I'll do a full product review after my next use.


While the leave in was sinking in, I began applying
Design Essentials Defining Creme Gel to sections of my hair. 
First impressions: It's quite a thick and heavy product so compounded with the generous  amount of leave-in I'd applied, it took quite a while to dry, but when my hair was about 90% dry (still damp at the roots) I was really liking the results.


 Again, I was a little heavy handed with this product, but I was having fun experimenting.
I'm looking forward to using this product again (a little more seriously next time). Thanks to Design Essentials for sending me a tub to try out.

All in all, I liked what I tried, but the next morning I did notice some bits in my hair, so next time I'll use a little less of each product and probably use them separately.