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“Respire, to build hope and strength despite the difficulty. I understand that life is not all about looks, but let’s be honest, we feel better if we are comfortable in our own bodies. So, something as simple as a good hair day and glowing skin can do wonders for self-esteem. RESPiRE by DESiGN was birthed from a difficult situation and went beyond just a business; for me, it is personal. The lowercase i stands for…inner beauty, insight, inspiration, and intention. 

- Nyja M. Grant, Founder & CEO


Argon Oil,

Argan's benefits stem from its composition. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Argon Oil hydrates and softens strands to make hair manageable. Argon oil helps to increase hair's elasticity and restores shine to dull, lifeless hair.

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is extremely rich in oleic acid and monounsaturated fats, making it one of the few oils that can penetrate the hair shaft to moisturize hair. Avocado oil is an absorbent oil that acts as a natural sunblock, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent.

Castor Oil

Castor oil has many benefits, including strengthening strands, promoting hair growth, and nourishing the dry scalp. Castor oil does not make the hair grow; it creates a healthier environment on the scalp that makes it ideal for hair growth.

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa Butter contains polyphenol and flavonoid antioxidants to fight the free radical effects of aging and has healing properties to promote hair growth. It also contains stearic, palmitic, myristic, arachidic, and lauric acids. 

Jojoba Oil

Similar to other skincare oils, jojoba oil contains oodles of vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, but what sets it apart from the others is that it’s technically not an oil, but a wax ester. Being a wax ester means it has a similar molecular structure and composition to sebum, which the skin naturally produces for moisturization. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin E, copper, and zinc. It strengthens hair, it is also thought to prevent hair loss and promote hair thickness.

Mango Butter

Deep moisturizing and regenerative effects on skin and hair. Fortifies strands from the inside out softens hair.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is packed with various fatty acids, vitamins A and E, calcium, sodium, iron, magnesium, and zinc, which makes it pretty nutritious. Additionally, triterpenes in this fat trigger collagen production while antioxidants protect our tresses from weakening. It has water-binding properties coupled with an emollient effect aiding in preventing hair breakage and promotes better hair growth. 

Olive Oil

Research on the effect of olive oil shows that it can have a major moisturizing effect, add softness and strengthen hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preserving moisture.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil is rich in magnesium, calcium and zinc. It strengthens strands to prevent split ends, aids in retention, improves the condition of your scalp, reduces flakiness helps prevent hair loss and improves hair texture.

Vitamin E. 

Vitamin E contains antioxidant properties which aid in reducing the amount of oxidative stress and free radicals that cause the hair follicle cells in a person's scalp to break down, gives your hair a strong base to grow and preserving the protective lipid layer.


Several of the products use oil from nuts.  Please ensure you are mindful of this when deciding on your purchases.


Only a collection of carefully formulated butters & oils that enhance your natural beauty.

No Silicones. No Parabens. No Petrolatum. No Mineral Oil. No Artificial Colors. No Artificial Fragrances, NoChemicals.


My desire is to help you see you and all your glory, not make this experience be about the brand. I desire  to help ReNew, ReFresh, Replenish, ReBuild and ReVive the passion, joy, and creativity in your life.

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