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WIN: Eleanor J’adore 35th Birthday Giveaway with Design Essentials

WIN: Eleanor J'adore 35th Birthday Giveaway with Design Essentials

It’s Birthday Week on Eleanor J’adore – are you ready? Read this post  to get the background on why I’m doing this massive birthday giveaway.

The first prize you stand a chance of winning is a fabulous  Design Essentials (DE) hamper. DE is one of the first brands I had the opportunity to use ever since I moved from Japan to South Africa a couple of years ago. So you can understand how thirsty my tresses were for a good locally available natural hair care brand. I was introduced to these products first and they are still a firm favourite.

This is why:

Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Sulphate Free Shampoo

This is a gentle and cleansing shampoo infused with hydrating almond and avocado and all sorts of botanicals that make for an incredibly softening shampoo that really helps with detangling the hair. This shampoo claims to save you up to 30 minutes detangling time. That’s a bold statement coming from a shampoo, right? As we all know shampoos aren’t exactly known for their slip factor. But somehow DE makes this one work. I’m not sure if it actually saves me 30 minutes, but I can detangle with this shampoo and it does have great slip while cleansing the hair, so for that I love it.

It forms a nice lather, but you’re actually able to cleanse the hair without stripping it of its natural oils, because it doesn’t contain any of the usual nasties, such as parabens or sulphates.

Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner

This is a super moisturising conditioner that definitely saves me loads of detangling time. Somehow the main ingredients, almond, avocado and shea butter come together to form a powerhouse of slippage. Yes, I just made that up. I just find it really nourishing and soothing. I can almost feel the tangles melt away as soon as I apply it to my hair.

Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner

Leave-in conditioners are my holy grail of styling products. I simply never style my hair without using a good leave-in as a base and this one never disappoints. It’s light-wight, non-sticky and extremely moisturising, which means that if I have to carry on doing any further detangling, it’s a breeze. It does a great job of closing and smoothing the hair cuticle.

Curl Enhancing Mousse 

I must say that when I first tried this mousse I was so skeptical about it just because I haven’t had much luck with mousses in the past, but boy was I surprised with this one. As soon as I started applying it I could tell it’s made specifically for natural hair because my curls started clumping almost immediately, which made the definition just so much more, well, defined. When you spray it out of the bottle it comes out as a light-weight white foam which doesn’t leave any streaky residue on the hair. In fact, it actually just a leaves a luminous sheen which I quite like.

Because I love these products so much Design Essentials will give TWO lucky Eleanor J’adore readers the opportunity to win them. Each winner will win:

  • x1 Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Sulphate Free Shampoo
  • x1 Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner
  • x1 Almond & Avocado Detangling Leave-In Conditioner
  • x1 Curl Enhancing Mousse

This is what you have to do to enter:

  • Tell me why you follow Eleanor J’adore. You can do that below any of the #eleanorjadore35thbirthdaygiveaway posts that you’ll see this entire week on the blog, Instagram, Facebookand YouTube.
  • Make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, follow me on Instagram and like my Facebook page.


  • The giveaway is open to South African residents only.
  • You may enter as many times as you’d like.
  • Entries close on Monday morning 17 April at 11am South African time.
  • Winners will be announced on my Instagram and Facebook pages.

So with this post I declare the giveaway now officially open. Start entering and good luck!



  1. Dalichia Taukobong
    April 12, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Why not follow you, there is a constant learning conversation from you, whether it’ s life, beauty, fashion or hair. I love the hair tips, the styles, the doek styles just love it!! I love that I can get some fashion tips from you, simple yet stunning and I love that you are always willing to answer a question

  2. Gail
    April 16, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Following your blog when I started my hair journey has been such a great help! Along with many other blogs , you offered great advice & your quirky personality made my journey a lot better! When you start your hair journey everything can be quite overwhelming , your blog just made things easier to understand. What I like about your blog is that it does not only focus on hair , but beauty , motherhood & skincare too. A multifaceted blog is what I like! We get to see you in a different light & it is so refreshing. When I first met you , you were so kind & so happy. I love you & your brand for this! #eleanorjadore35thbirthdaygiveaway

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