How to Cut Your Wash Day in Half

Fall is here, bringing along with it shorter days and cooler temperatures. Time is flying fast, and the rush to the end of the year is underway. Cold weather usually means hairstyles take longer to dry, and wash days are filled with products and treatments to help keep dryness at bay. What if we told you there was a way to cut wash day in half?

It’s true. With the Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Collection, you can actually cut the time you spend washing and styling your hair in half.

In four easy steps, maximize moisture, enhance your style, protect your tresses, and not spend all day doing it! Here’s how:


Next to drying time, the biggest time drain on wash day is the process of detangling, cleansing, and conditioning natural hair. With the Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash, all three steps come together in one easy to use jar. It was designed to gently cleanse while removing product buildup between shampoo sessions. This non-sudsing creamy cleanser also conditions the hair, thanks to nourishing almond and avocado oils. To save time on wash day, swap your shampoo and conditioner for Almond & Avocado Nourishing Co-Wash to detangle, cleanse, and condition all in one.

Use a Moisturizing Leave-In

To keep hair detangled and moisturized in the days following your wash, a leave-in conditioner is essential. The Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Leave-In Conditioner is fortified with jojoba and chamomile to penetrate, soften, and add moisture to thirsty strands. Between the Nourishing Co-Wash and Detangling Leave-In, hair is conditioned and primed for styling without the need for extensive and time consuming deep conditioning sessions.

If you don’t feel right skipping the deep conditioner, use Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner for up to 3 minutes and still save time!

Pick the Right Styler

Wash & go? Twist out? Flexi rod set? All great styling options that unfortunately, turn out best on damp to wet hair. Shave time off styling with a quick-drying lightweight curl enhancer that provides definition and hold. For wash and go styles, use the Honey CurlForming Custard. To achieve a defined and voluminous twist-out, opt for the Almond & Avocado Curling Crème. The Almond & Avocado Curl Enhancing Mousse is versatile enough to be used as a perm rod, flexi rod, or wash and go styler.

Dry Faster with this Trick

After your style is set, use an old t-shirt to gently scrunch excess water and product from the hair. This helps further reduce the time needed to air dry, diffuse, or sit under a hooded dryer.

For added shine, definition, and even faster drying, spritz the hair gently with Almond & Avocado Curl Control & Shine Mist. This alcohol-free formula tames frizz, improves elasticity, and gives hair a natural luster without weighing it down.

With these four steps, eliminate the wash day drama and cut the time spent in half! Got any wash day time-saving hacks? Share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #DEwashdayhack!

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