Daily Archives: September 10, 2011

Threadmill’s Satin-Lined Hats Have Arrived!! *CLOSED*

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It’s here!!!  IT’S HERE!! They’re here!! THEY’RE HERE!!  That’s right ladies, the same day my lovely, luscious, soft, cozy and generously sized Threadmill satin-lined hat arrived, Dottie created a posting for CUSTOM satin-linings!!! For an additional $10, you can have any Threadmill creation lined!! How frickin’ awesome is that?!?!  So, if you’ve been eyeing a hat and wishing for a lined version of it or simply stalking the site waiting for the satin-lined chapeaus to debut, wait no more!! Time to get to your Fall/Winter shopping on and order your custom lining here today!!

And don’t forget!!  Dottie has offered us another GIVEAWAY!! At the end of the month, one lucky lady (or dude … hey, you never know) will be selected to receive a satin-lined, crocheted hat from Threadmill!! In order to enter for your chance to win, simply do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Hairscapades.com.
  2. Like Hairscapades on Facebook.
  3. Comment on this post to let me know you’ve done both!

All subscribers, old and new, will be eligible to win!!

Now, I’ll leave you with some inferior quality pictures of me modeling my new hat. (I’m using my camera phone because I murdered my real camera yesterday :(. I dropped it after taking some pics of a new updo that I wanted to share with you guys. I tried to save it … but it was NOT having that. The joker was OVERHEATING!! I knew I needed to eventually buy a new camera … but now I have no choice:(. I HATE unplanned expenses!! Okay, sorry for the ramble. Pics now.

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GOC Update: Matoya

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Here’s Matoya (Ninth Wave) mixing it up with a video update!

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Hi Shelli. I did a video instead of a post for my update. I talk about what I have been doing and some things that I am going to change for the next month of this challenge.

To follow Matoya’s journey and see how her new regimen is working, check her out at iambeautful.blogspot.com.

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Digging the video status update idea Matoya! Also, a word of advice. Let your DC cool first, then apply the diluted conditioner.


GOC Updates: Corinne

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Prepare to be blown away by this Seventh Wave GOCers August update!!

C o r i n n e

I will be 32 years old next month and I have never … EVER … had short hair. Short to me was shoulder length. I have been without a relaxer for 2 years now. However, for about 1 year, I was getting Dominican blowouts and I thought they were the best thing since sliced bread! It wasn’t until I really became interested in natural hair and the health of my hair that I realized my texture had changed. I really didn’t notice until I looked at some old pics of my hair before the blowouts.

My hair had gone from ringlets to waves. I was like, “What the heck?!?!” Things changed again when I tried henna. I loved the way my hair felt, but those waves turned into bone-straight tresses!! So, I have been saying that I’m just gonna cut it off in the new year. So, I do my bantu knots, twist and curls … and my hair is not doing what I want it to do. The roots look fab, but the length/ends look weak!

I will never forget the day I drove to a Hair Cuttery for my 15 buck hair cut. I tell the lady that I want  my hair cut short. She tells me it’s too long for her to cut “that short!” I guess she didn’t think I was serious, so she only cut it to my shoulders and put layers in. I kept telling her shorter, shorter … she said I should cut it gradually. So, needless to say, I left mad because I had psyched myself up to get it all cut off and I had left not doing that.

I go home and wash my hair to see if I still had the straight ends … I do!! To make matters worse, I’m looking in the mirror and I hear a rumble. Then the earth beings to quake!!! Really!! An earthquake on the day I decide to cut my hair!! This must be a sign!! LOL.

Well, I still didn’t like it, so it took me a little more time to work my way into another salon and I told the stylist I want to take it off. She starts cutting around the ends … I say, “No, I want you to take it ALL off. I want all the straight ends off!!!” After all the, “Girl, why are you cutting all that hair off,” “Girl, people pay for your type hair,” and “Girl, I can’t believe you are doing that,” I was ready to take the scissors and cut it myself! When the stylist saw that I was serious, she began to cut … and I felt like a weight had been lifted. I refused to leave another salon without my hair gone!! I got my hair cut the day before my 5 year wedding anniversary! My husband was surprised to say the least, but he knew I was going to do it eventually! I love it and, most importantly, I have my curls back!!  My goal is to be heat free. I saw first hand the damage it can cause. I may still use my hooded dryer … but I want to be totally heat free for a year. So that’s my BC story! It is the best decision I have ever made in my hair life! Thanks for reading!!!

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LOL @ the “Girl, why you cutting all that hair off ” and “People pay [good] money for hair like yours.” I’ve heard that before!

Awesome story Corinne!! That was inspiring!! And, you look great!! Congratulations on you BC and best of luck on your journey back to healthy curls! Can’t wait to see what your hair looks like at the end of the challenge!!

Did you BC? At a salon? What was your experience like?
(If you want to get detailed, send in your BC HairStory by answering the questions found here! Don’t forget to send in before and after pics!!)


Sofistafunk Winners!

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Sofistafunk outfit

The winners of the VIP packages are:

Miche’al McMorries

Tiffany Goodwin Millican

Michelle Howard Smith

(Each package includes a VIP Gift Bag and 2 tickets to the NYC Sofistafunk Fashion Week Party and Fashion Show on Thursday, September 15, 2011.)

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!

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And don’t forget!! You can still win a Sofistafunk Swag Bag valued at $250+ by doing the following:

1. Follow Sofistafunk on Twitter.
2. Tweet “Hairscapades.”

It’s that simple!!!

Entry deadline: September 15, 2011

A winner will be selected on September 16, 2011