Design Essentials Protective Styles Moroccan Oil Finishing Thermal Serum Review

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Today we're bringing to you our detailed review of the Design Essentials Protective Styles Moroccan Oil Finishing Thermal Serum.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let’s dive in!

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $

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  • Protects hair from the heat of the flat iron or hair dryer
  • Helps to prevent damage from sleep rollers, curlers, and/or the use of clip-in hair extensions
  • Greats shine
  • Provides frizz control
  • Smells amazing
  • Not too heavy on your hair

I have a friend who is trying to transition from natural to wig hair. Her natural hair is extremely thin and straight and is now breaking, so she's trying to get her hair to stay in the styles she wants to wear. She first tried straightening it using hot rollers and a flat iron, which caused her hair to be very damaged.

I figured she would need something to both use to help protect her hair, but also give it the right appearance with a good shine. Moroccan Oil is a high-end brand with a lot of great reviews and products, so I thought this might be the way to go.

The product comes in four little tubes, so it's easy to take and use on the go as needed. The tube says to use it on damp or dry hair, so I used it on damp hair and then set it in. I found that my hair didn't get very oily, but when I washed it about 3 days later, it cleaned like normal.

I was very happy to see the shine and the protection it gave my hair. I love that it left my hair feeling soft, super touchable, and the shine was really nice. I haven't found anything to compare it to as a heat protector. I'm going to continue using it for a while, but I'm not sure I would buy it again. It does seem to work and give a lot more protection than say, light leave-in conditioner.

You can also read about other products from the same brand and their dry oils.

The reviews on Amazon show a ton of people were happy with how this product worked and so far, I'd agree with other users who say that it's probably the best heat protector on the market for a relatively inexpensive price.

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