Easy, Long Lasting and Chic Summer Styles from Design Essentials® Natural: Simple styles from Design Essentials® to keep your tresses healthy and stylish as the temperature rises

It's almost summer, so that means it's time for beaches, cookouts, summer travel and effortless hair.

Design Essentials® Master Educator Deshonica Kerrie

shares some of the following step-by-step techniques to help naturalistas either change up a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) or make a twist out last even longer on kinky, curly and wavy hair textures.   See her easy tips below!

Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography

Deshonica's Tips for Achieving Short & Chic TWA Finger Coils 

Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography

Deshonica on Rocking Out with a Bantu Knot Frohawk- An easy way to refresh a twist-out

  • Apply Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion as a moisturizer first  
  • Part hair into big chunks and two-strand twist hair
  • Then add Design Essentials® Natural Twist & Set Setting Lotion and create bantu knots (apply bantu knots only on both sides of the head)
  • Gather the hair in the middle and draw the hair up using a soft brush to create the frohawk
  • Secure hair with bobby pins and crisscross them for a tighter hold
  • Use a comb to create volume in the fro and make sure to tease the hair in one direction to avoid tangling

Photo Credit: Calvin Lionel Photography

 Deshonica on a 

Round About Twist Out & Updo

  • Twist hair with Design Essentials® Natural Twist and Set Setting Lotion, twisting hair in big sections (about 3 different sections for hair that is shoulder length)
  • T-shirt blot hair to prevent dripping and frizziness
  • Sit  under the dryer for  5 to 10 minutes to let product set
  • Separate curls by rubbing a small amount of  Design Essentials® Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion on hands, then continue to separate hair
  • To achieve fullness, take a comb and gently pull through the roots
  • Once the twists start to get old, gather the hair to the top of your head and draw the hair up using a soft brush 
  • Secure hair with bobby pins crisscrossing them, down, up, down, up to securely position the hair into a neat updo

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