Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System – revolution in black hair care!

Are you naturally curly and prefer to wear straight, frizz free hair? Are you transitioning from relaxed to natural? Do you want the relaxer look, without the potential damage? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’m happy to share the NEW Strengthening Therapy System by Design Essentials.

For those of you that know me, you already know my love affair with HEALTHY hair. For those of you that don’t well, i’m extremely passionate about my work, health and educating clients. I “rep” for quality products which is why I just had to bring this quality system to my salon station.

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STS PRODUCTS

Design Essentials S.T.S ( Strengthening Therapy System) is truly state of the art.It’s an amino-acid infused Thermal Reconditioning System that goes beyond strength to straighten, stretch and smooth, frizzy, naturally curly, multi-textured, transitioning and chemically treated hair for up to 12 weeks.

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Models Styled with DE STRENGTHENING SYSTEM

Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System is neither a relaxer system nor a keratin system. Unlike Keratin systems, Strengthening Therapy is truly Formaldehyde Free. It is an Amino-Acid based system that tames, smoothes and elongates curls for a lasting, yet non-permanent effect (up to 12 weeks).

The Design Essentials STS is NOT a chemical, but a protein based treatment that does not contain any harsh or permanent chemicals. Unlike chemical based products, Strengthening Therapy System does not break nor rearrange the bonds. In contrast, it fills the hair fiber with micro-fine amino acids, resulting in the stretching or elongation of the hair strand, while providing maximum strengthening to the hair. Strengthening Therapy System is actually one of the safest and most effective amino-acid infused thermal reconditioning systems on the market. It is even gentle enough to be used on a child without damage or harm to the child or her hair

Some may ask if amino acids aren’t protein which is similar to the keratin treatment, well yes they are BUT Silk amino acids are silk proteins broken down into small enough units to be beneficial to your hair.

Your hair will love silk amino acids because they’re so moisturizing and protect against heat damage. This is such a wonderful revelation for black women’s hair.

So lets break it down:

Who should try STS?

I recommend it for anyone who is frustrated transitioning from relaxed to natural; clients who are natural and are seeking manageability and curl definition especially mixed girls; and clients whose hair is weakened or chemically altered (relaxed,permanent colored, etc) and are experiencing breakage.

What are the products like?

The System is divided into four products which focus on strengthening the hair while yielding straight, silky, smooth results without permanent chemical alteration. These four products include: Cleansing Sulfate Free Shampoo, Transitioning Mousse, Elongation Mousse and Silkening Spray.

How long does it last?

You will see up to 12 weeks of results of visibly stronger, healthier, more manageabile hair that is silky smooth, perfectly curled and frizz free

So,

I’m really excited about this revolution in black hair care, feel free to ask me more about it and to make your appointment to have it done. It is a salon-exclusive treatment and should ONLY be done by a DE certified stylist.

Fall in love with your hair

One Love 😉

Malibu

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135 thoughts on “Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System – revolution in black hair care!

  1. chanel says:

    Hi Malibu,

    Does this work on kinky natural hair? I’m completely natural & I wanted to straighten my hair for awhile but I noticed that most of the models used foe DE have really pretty mixed textured hair or hair that’s seems to be easy to straightened with just a general air foam & flat iron. Do you recommend this product for naturally kinky texture hair clients?

    Chanel, Hairstylist in Orlando Fl

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Yes, yes YES I DO. I’ve seen it work great on coarser hair textures, however maintenance is key! You, clients, will need good blow dry technique as well. Remember it is not a permanent straightener so i recommend it only to who enjoys wearing hair kinky natural sometimes. I say try it Chanel, think you’ll love it

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  2. Nbrown8883@aol.com says:

    Hi. I think this is what was recently used on my hair prior to having it flat ironed. Does it have a strong, bad smell at first? How do you get your curls back right away? It may have been some kind of keratin treatment which left my hair pretty much straight when I had extremely coarse, tight curls prior to using it. Will I just have to keep washing it daily to get the product out, or just wait until it “wears off”? Thanks.

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Sounds like it’s a keratin treatment u did though. Once u wash your hair your curls would have been back unless u blow dry and flat iron with the STS. u gonna have to wait until it wears off

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  3. Lacresha says:

    Does it really last for 12 weeks? I’m completely natural with a very tight coiled curl pattern and I sweat a lot in my head, but I like wearing my hair straight. What do I do after a good sweat, wrap it up, blow dry it? I’m thinking the transitioning moose is best for me, what do u think?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Yes it does. Varies between 8 to 12 week depending on the individual and maintenance. The fact that you sweat alot on your scalp would only mean that you shampoo and blow dry more often and pay keen attention to maintaining that sleek look and yes the transitioning mousse would be for you

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  4. inspiredintellectrsm says:

    Very informational. I am actually thinking of switching to this instead of what my stylist used on my hair. She used the Great Hair Restructuring System which is supposed to be chemical free and its actually done similar to this system. However, it doesn’t wear off and you have to grow it out. This leads me to believe that there has to be some type of chemical or something in Great Hair. So, I will not be using it anymore. My hair is still curly but lacks the volume I used to have. I’m just looking for manageability which is what the DE system seems like it will give to natural hair. Great post!

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  5. Ossie Regan says:

    I currently have a relaxer but my hair breaks easily, I’ll be getting the Design Essentials Strenghening Therapy System Dec 7,2012. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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  6. Ossie Regan says:

    Hey I left the post on FB but wanted anyone who reads this to know that I finally got the Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System on 12/27/12 my hair was shiny and bouncy. I washed it on 1/10/13, I used Loreal’s EverCreme Sulfate-Free Moisture System Intense Nourishing Shampoo,Nourishing Conditioner and Nourishing Leave-In Spray. I blow dried and flat ironed it using Rusk thermal serum, my hair is still shiny and bouncy. I’ve worked out and no frizz. Love it

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  7. Ossie says:

    I started with washing my hair every 2 weeks after the Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System but I think I need to wash it once a week, it seems to get oily fast and I’m not putting anything on it other than the serum when I blow dry and flat iron.

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  8. Diana Horton says:

    HELLO MALIBU,
    MY NAME IS DIANA.. I AM NATURAL AND MY HAIR IS VERY TIGHTLY COIL, EVERYTIME I WASH MY HAIR IT DRAWS UP AND PACKS TO MY HEAD..I DONT LIKE BLOW DRYING MY HAIR ALL THE TIME.. I JUST WANT THAT NATURAL LOOK WITH LOOSER CURLS TO MANAGE AND TO STRETCH MY HAIR OUT I DON’T REALLY CARE FOR THE STRAIGHT LOOK … I LIKE MY NATURAL LOOK BUT WITH LOOSE CURLS, DO YOU SUGGEST THAT I JUST USE THE ELONGATED BECAUSE I HAVE AN APPT ON FEB 18, 2013 TO GET THE STS AND IF I DONT NEED THE WHOLE SYSTEM THAT WOULD BE GREAT!!! PLS GET BACK WITH ME BEFORE MY APPT BECAUSE IM KINDA GETTING THE COLD FEET.. I HAVE WORKED SO HARD IN GROWING OUT MY HAIR…

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi Diana
      Yes the elongation mousse would be suitable for you but on top of that I suggest you purchase the Design Essentials Natural line of products for style maintenance. Like these:

      Design Essentials® Natural Curl Enhancing Mousse
      Design Essentials® Natural Twist and Set
      Design Essentials® Natural Defining Creme Gel
      Design Essentials® Natural Curl Stretching Cream

      There are so many cute natural options so these products will definitely give you the look you desire,
      Keep me posted!

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  9. swim girl says:

    I swim a couple of times a week and I’m considering this solution to loosen my natural curls for better manageability. Is this solution worth considering?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      It is, combined with the Design Essentials natural line, I think you will get great style & manageability daily. I think you should get the natural line at home as it maintains the desired texture, adds moisture which is a plus for you as a swimmer. The STS may not last up to 11 weeks in your case but it is definitely gentle enough to use as needed. Keep me posted! Take care 🙂

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      • Arnitra Taylor says:

        Hello Malibu
        It’s only been three week since my daughter had her hair relaxed she is wearing braids I want to use the STS SYSTEM on her she is Type-1 Diabetic her hair is frizzy and keeps breaking I don’t want to relax anymore how long do I need to wait before using the STS SYSTEM on her hair

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      • malibubeautyjm says:

        Hi, well I suggest waiting about 2 to 3 mths, until then pack up moisturising products and do more wet set styles, like rod sets and such, braids don’t do too much benefit to breakage

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  10. Kimberly says:

    My hair is thinning. It use to be thick but after years of relaxers and flat ironing this is the payoff. Does this aide in helping me her thicker hair since it involves flat ironing?

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  11. Kyndra Watson says:

    I’m 8 weeks in with the transitions mousse. I have been natural since 1997. I use GVP Silk Remedy which is comparable to Chi Silk infusion for flat ironing. I notice my scalp is dry is there a recommended hair oil?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi, thanks for your comment, well firstly there is a number of things which contribute to a dry scalp. Your diet is a factor so I suggest drinking more water and taking omega 3. Other than that I recommend Design Essentials Nutriment Rx hairdress for dry & itchy scalp. It’s very natural & light and won’t weigh your hair down. So let me know how it goes. Take care 🙂

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  12. Shelew says:

    I have had the silkening spray applied to my relaxed hair for 3 weeks which I am loooooving! Now I need to decide if I want to get relaxer I am 12 weeks post or do the transition mousse. I have always had breakage and for first time there is not much and I like the heaviness and bounciness of my hair. I tried to transition last year unsuccessfully in hopes of thicker hair. Do you think I should do the transition mousse or relaxer. I like straighter hair. Thanks!

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi, as long as you can handle the blow outs with each shampoo, you should definitely go ahead and try the mousse! It’s a great way to grow out your hair. Who knows you may even enjoy natural look and straight looks as you please. As look as you commit to the maintenance you’ll be fine! Already you’re doing great because you use the silkening spray 😉

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  13. Dblessed1 says:

    Am I the only person that completely hated the results of this product? I said over and over to the stylist that i Never wear my hair straight. I for the life of me can’t get any type of curl. If I braid my hair up or get 2 stand twist will the STS product wear off or does it wear off with 8-12 weeks of washing. do I need to flat iron it until then to burn it off? How do I get this crap out of my hair? HELP!!!

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      The more you shampoo and style without heat, the more it will wear off. The stylist should have applied the Elongation mousse for curl definition and /or used the Design Essentials naturals line of products. Hope it all works out!

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  14. color treated and transitioning says:

    Hey I have color treated and transitioning hair. Is it safe to use transitions mousse and Silkening Spray at the same time? If so how and what to apply first?
    Thanks

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Yes it is! You should use the entire system and follow the instructions carefully. Start with the sulfate free shampoo, transitioning mousse & finish with the silkening spray. It is safe for color treated hair!

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    • Anitra says:

      I have tried it on my hair type and I wasn’t happy. I think people should tell the truth about this product. If you are a natural hair person who like to wear your hair straight more than u do natural this product is for you when u wash it is straight. I have to use a lot of products to make it look any thing close to natural any more. I am now just buying my time 2-3 months with the hopes that the product will wear out. I never wear my hair straight and was clear in communicating that to the stylist. She told me the product would make my hair stronger which it didn’t . It is not the wonder cure for going back and forth like most say it is. My hair now is more like I have a texturizer then my natural texture.

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      • malibubeautyjm says:

        Maybe the stylist should have opted for the elongation mousse instead. I’m sorry you had this experience and I hope you go back to your natural texture soon and find products from the DE Line that suits your style.

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      • Ossie Regan says:

        I’m growing out my relaxer but still wear my hair straight but eventually I’m thinking about wearing it natural.

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      • lee says:

        Anitra, I feel your pain. I was told thr same thing and I realized I was lied to. Did you ever get your curl pattern back?

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  15. DeJaune says:

    I got the treatment about 3 weeks ago. I have made sure not to work out like I used to because I sweat a lot. I haven’t gotten the proper shampoo yet so I don’t want to risk anything. what is your advice on working out and this treatment? should I wash after each workout? should I wash once a week? will it stay silky and bouncy?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Real good question. I suggest maybe shampooing weekly if your hair gets soaked or try simply rinsing and using the silkening spray and blow -out. It should stay silky as long as you use all products for up to maybe 8 to 10 weeks

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      • Ossie says:

        Great question and answer, I workout a lot too and sweat heavily on the scalp. I just had my 3rd strengthening system treatment this month

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  16. blumen says:

    I’ve been natural for two years. My curls are soft and easily defined with a mouse or gel. Recently my stylist recommended this system to me because I wanted more elongation. The only problem I have is that I want to keep my curls and I’m afraid that this will change my texture as a relaxer does.
    My question to you is, after this system leaves the hair does the original texture returns?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Yes it does, remember there is no lye, it more similar to thermal reconditioning so its pretty easy on the harsh chemicals. It allows more manageability so give it a shot and let me know how it goes 😉

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    • Anitra says:

      Don’t do it. I have had this system now for almost 3 months and my hair is still straight. I have very soft hair too. Looks like I will have to do the big chop again. I think the lady over this post takes my post down advising against using this product. Ur hair will never be the same.

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      • malibubeautyjm says:

        Actually it’s up there, i even replied, everyone’s experience differs but as long as there is a proper consult with stylist and the stylist understands how to use the products to achieve desired results, it can be a go. I really wish I could learn more about your experience

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  17. Brandi says:

    Is it possible to start with the transitioning while u are growing out the relaxer and later change to the elongation once it has grown out

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      It is tricky, yet possible, I definitely suggest doing so with the help of a DE certified pro! Also before switching systems endure that it has completely left your hair in its natural texture. Hope it goes well!

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  18. Neenee says:

    I’m a year natural. I had Designs Essentials for 2 weeks now. My hair reverts back to curly very easy. Natural girls who want a lil more options with your hair, this is it. My complaint is that I’m lazy and you have to manage your hair. I usually rock braids lol. This was a great invention!

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  19. Ossie Regan says:

    I just got my 4th DSTS but I work out 5 days a week so my straight hair last the day it’s done. I got my first treatment last January. My hair is healthier but might not continue this in 2014. Happy New Year

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      happy new year to u too! wow, u know how working out goes, But we gotta stay fit! And will definitely take a lot of working maintaining it, but anything u decide, just be sure to keep your hair healthy 😉

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      • Ossie Regan says:

        I might continue the Design Essentials Strenghening Therapy, because my hair is a lot healthier and I’m adjusting to wearing it natural and sometimes straight, so loving the flexibility.

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      • Ossie Regan says:

        I might ccontinue the Design Essentials Strenghening Therapy, because my hair is a lot healthier and I’m adjusting to wearing it natural and sometimes straight, so loving the flexibility.

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  20. Tamara says:

    Sorry, what I want to know is if my has wasn’t properly done with the awful Keratin treatment, can I do the DE STS in my hair? The back and sides of my hair weren’t properly done. I didn’t like the scent of the Keratin treatment (which was a gift) and as a result I almost passed out several times during the entire process. I NEED something milder.

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  21. Jay says:

    I have the treatment. I sweat a lot & work out. I don’t like how my hair is afterwards. It feels like my hair texture has changed (I don’t mind my natural texture, but am used to having a mild relaxer). It feels dry, poofy & tangled especially in the center after exercising, sweating or even after a shower). I have a relaxer & only wear my hair natural when it’s really short. My stylist isn’t answering my questions well enough because she thinks I think this is a straightening treatment. I don’t know if I should go back to a relaxer or stay with this? Does it eventually wear out of my hair? If so, how long? Thanks!

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hey,,, it wears out in about 2 to 3 months. If you prefer straight looks with how much you work out, its best you either get a relaxer or keep it natural and opt for weaves when you wanna go straight. The straightening of the Sts is thermal, so in order to get your sleekness after sweating you gotta use heat. In your case you probably have to do that more often due to your workout so i hope my options helped.

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  22. Tiffanie LaBoon says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting this done, only dilemma is that I work out and sweat heavy 6 days a week, do you recommend me getting this if the only reason I want it is to be able to wear my hair straight?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      I honestly wouldnt recommend this for you because that would be too much heat on a weekly basis. I suggest weaves for whenever you want a straight look and exploring various natural style options without too much heat

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  23. Danni says:

    I currently have chin length healthy relaxed & colored hair. I’m considering going natural but don’t want to do a big chop. Are these products an option and if so, how do you suggest the they be used in my case?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi, in your case you may try to do some styles that allow you to get a good stretch of natural hair, about 3 to 4 inches before starting the system. That way you can still go straight while trimming away those relaxed ends until they’re all gone. So these products are definitely an option to consider

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  24. Chelle says:

    Hello, I currently have had the sytem for 2 months. How can I maintain it at home. Ive tried using sulfate free shampoo and conditioner and a heat protectant to blow dry and flat iron my hair when I wash it at home. But, unfortunately I dont get the same salon effects. What suggestions do you have for me? And I also sweat alot. Thanks…

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi.. well I dont know your texture or blow out technique but I suggest using a leave-in before blow drying. The Design Essentials HCO leave-in conditioner & blow dry lotion is excellent for this. Section your hair smaller for better control and effectiveness. Also you mentioned sweating alot so I assume maybe you shampoo more often. You may want re-do the system after 2mths and try co-washing a few times. Hope this helps….

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  25. Needhelp**!!!! says:

    I used this product today without having much knowledge of it…I’m scared that my natural gorgeous hair will not return. If I wash my hair tomorrow will my original hair return? Hellllpppp!!!

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi, it takes about 11weeks to be fully out, but the more you wash is the more you’ll have your natural texture. As long as you dont apply heat, you’ll have your natural texture. Thats the beauty of the system.

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  26. CJ says:

    I just completed my transition to natural last month. I have 4a/b hair. I am considering this system. I need to wash my hair weekly. Does that mean I have to blow dry and flat iron weekly? I’ve read that heat should not be applied to natural hair more than 2 times per month. Does this system give enough protection to be able to apply heat more than twice per month? If I don’t want to use heat that often can I go back to curly in between? What will my curls look like?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Hi, well if you want to go straight you will need to do a blow out but whats vital is your products. The silkening spray gives heat protection. Also if you want to go curly in between you can use the curl pudding to ehance your textured look. The system allows versatility and preserves your hairs health. I encourage you to look into the DE natural products for style options.

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  27. Dionne says:

    Hi – I’ve been using the system for more than a year and I really love the results. My hair is really healthy and feels and looks great. I always wear my hair straight – I haven’t tried wearing it curly yet. My only problem is coloring – I have a lot of grays and the semi-permanent color doesn’t seem to take as well anymore. Here’s my question – can I safely use a permanent color? If yes, should I color before or after the treatment? I use the transitioning mousse.

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  28. lee says:

    Hi, I’ve had the sts in my hair for about a month. I’m wondering if my hair will ever return to my natural curl pattern? I want this mess out. Is there anything I can do to strip my hair of this system? If so, please let me know.

    Disappointed

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  29. NaturallyHeart broken says:

    Hello,

    I got a thermal reconditioning that did not work on my hair yesterday. The last time I used any chemical straighteners was six years ago so my hair was virgin, thick and course. My hair stylist wants me to come back in two weeks to reapply the thermal straightener but i’m refusing to do it due to the fear of permanent damage. How long should I wait to try the straightening system? Any other recommendations to help salvage my hair until then?

    Thank you,

    NaturallyHeartbroken

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  30. Erica says:

    I go to the salon about every 2 weeks for wash and flat iron… And every 12 weeks I get the STS transitioning mousse … I am having a hard time finding a preventative style to rock in the in between time… I like to wear my hair curled and have been using rollers at night… Would a perm rod set be ok to do in the between time before my bi-weekly appt with my stylist? If so, what setting products would be ok to use with the system? What about a dry perm rod set since u have to use heat to activate it? I have type 4 hair and it is very hard to keep my roots manageable (even with the system) so I figured that when I am styling at home that a perm rod set might help hide my roots better… I do not like the texture and difficulty my hair poses without the system… So I am trying to find a style that works well with it… Thanks!

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  31. Meme says:

    I have been natural for 2 years and have not found a system yet that works for me consistently. My hair is 4a and does not do well with high heat. Most product regimes work well for a few days and then my hair returns to course and dry. Those products range from moderate quality lines to extremely expensive products. I want my hair to be soft, hydrated, and manageable whether straight or curly. Am I a good candidate for STS?

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  32. Krishaun says:

    Hello! I am very interested in this system, but I watched a review that scared me! In the video she did say that she flat ironed her hair about 9 times while the system was in her hair. I’m guessing this is why she had terrible heat damage?

    I plan on not washing my hair for at least 2-3 weeks since I can go a long time in between washes. My hope is that my hair will remain straight as long as I wrap it every night. Do you think this will work? I don’t want to have to put much heat on my hair at all. Are there any alternatives to getting my hair straight if I do have to wash it sooner with out using a flat iron?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Its a thermal reconditioning system, so heat is a must, but follow the instructions thoroughly and have it done by a certified design essentials sts stylist. The longer it lasts is dependent on you and your lifestyle

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  33. Delbra says:

    I’ve had the STS treatment applied for a little over a week – currently transitioning to natural to remedy thinning. I purchased the products needed to maintain the results at home however, I do not have a phusion blow dryer nor do I own a flat iron. My curling iron has heat settings which go as high as 400 though I’ve never used it on that setting. Would you recommend the phusion blow dryer or flat iron for use at home until my next application or could I expect the same results using heat appliances traditionally sold to the public in beauty supply stores?

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  34. Skylar says:

    Hey, after using the SET ssystem do i have to get the same treatment done every two weeks to keep my hair up? Or just get it shamooped and blow dried every two weeks for the next 8 to 12 weeks.

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  35. Lighthouse says:

    I just learned about this system and am very interested in it! I got my last curl (Wave Nouveau) 12 weeks ago. Is it too early for me to ask my stylist to use the transitioning mousse system now? Also, does the system have a strong odor to it like curl products?

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  36. Tricia says:

    I am getting the STS treatment tomorrow and of course I’m combing the internet scaring myself to death about it. I have very coarse hair 4
    (4d) and this is my last attempt at making it manageable. But the more I read the more I’m thinking this may not be the right choice for me. I’ve been natural for over 10 years now and I just want my hair to be more manageable… I don’t even really want to wear it straight just be able to get a comb or even my fingers through it! Do you have to flat iron it or can you just wear it curly without applying heat? If it doesn’t turn out, big chop #3 will be in full effect!!
    Thank you!!

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  37. C-Elise says:

    This is a great thread. Can you update with the new Express STS System? I got it done 5 weeks ago on my 8 and half month transitioning hair. I got the version used for wearing hair straight most of the time. It has really helped me to use heat less to maintain my straight hair. It’s not a relaxer, so I think people have to be realistic, but I biggest benefit for me, so far, has been that after my roots sweat a bit, I can wrap my hair and it will be pretty straight the next day without using heat. My edges are much smoother all of the time, as well and my hair is very soft and silky. I use the DE Express STS Sulfate Free Shampoo for maintenance.

    For anyone using this, please keep in mind stylist technique has some impact on your outcome. Make sure the person who applies this product is a “healthy hair” stylist, which means they won’t use too much heat while applying or advise you to use the wrong system for your desired outcome.

    My hair is about two inches above my bra strap in back and the texture is 3c-4a. I can’t yet speak to my hair going back to it’s original curl pattern, but I definitely see a curl pattern on the natural part of my hair when I shampoo.

    I hope this helps, because there are so few reviews online, especially for the new Express System.

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  38. Ossie Regan says:

    It’s been awhile. I had my last relaxer 11/12/12 so I’ve been completely natural for almost 2yrs. I just had the DESTS on 8/1/15 because I wanted to wear my hair straight for awhile and I workout about 4times a week, I wrapped my hair every night and it lasted 2weeks and it was hot and muggy in L.A.., after the 2 weeks I washed it and wore it natural with no problems. Next month 10/14 I’m getting the Silkening Treatment, I have 4A/3C hair type and it’s still natural with some curl but not straight. Anyway I’m still a fan

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  39. Takendra says:

    Hello,
    I have been relaxed for years and I would like to try this system out. I am due for a touch up so I am wondering which product would work for me. Should I try the transitioning mousse or the spray?

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  40. tcm says:

    Hi I got this system on 10/16/15. My hair is thinning and coming out in places. I wasn’t have this problem before the system. I have been natural for 5 years now and I hardly even wear it straight. How long will it take for it to be completely out of my hair? And can I do about my hair falling out? I need help because this has really upset me being that I didn’t have a problem before it. I was looking for something to loosen my curl pattern.

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  41. Marie says:

    I am thinking to try this system out. Please can you tell me if I can use all my products that I always use (deep conditioning, coconut oil etc.) ?

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  42. Brittany says:

    I just got the treatment a week ago . I was wondering What type maintenance is needed. , what type of product should I be using ? And do I need to go to the salon even 2 weeks for a wash and press ?

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      well, that all depends on how you are at maintaining your hair, however with a little practice you can do it. you should 1st of all be wrapping your hair nightly, & should own a good blow dryer & flat iron, also be using a sulfate free shampoo, the silkening spray plus a light moisturiser

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  43. Kimberly says:

    Hello! I am using the STS system on my client today who is relaxer free and has been color free for 6mos. She wants color..is that possible before or after and how long should I wait?

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  44. Taylor says:

    Malibu, I am thinking about this for both myself and my daughter. But, until I completely make up my mind is it safe to use the silkening spray, and will it keep our already relaxer hair straight longer?

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  45. Mom of 3 says:

    I’ve been using the curly-girl method on my daughter’s hair now for many years (aka: completely free of “-cone” products like dimethicone, silicone, amodimethicone, etc). I find that in so doing, there is no build-up of moisturizing products when daily reapplied. (When there are -cone products on the hair shaft, it acts as a barrier and completely prevents moisturizing products from doing their job.) How does this system work for my girls when they want to occasionally wear their hair straight and have a loosened curl pattern? Most of the DE products I’ve seen contain -cone ingredients… Please advise.

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    • malibubeautyjm says:

      Well you are right, they do but as I stylist use clarifying shampoos before moisture treatments to remove buildup ….so you may want to add a clarifying shampoo to your product stock because straightening products do have that ingredient which actually protects the hair from heat

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  46. Nicole says:

    I noticed that the STS system has been updated recently. Does it still offer the option of either straight or curly, or with the updated version can you wear your hair either way?

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