Hair Therapy Wrap Review and Giveaway *CLOSED*

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It hit me the other day, as I was “baking” a henna treatment, that … “I never reviewed the Hair Therapy Wrap!” So, in order to rectify this oversight, here goes ;)!

As you know, I am a frequent pre-pooer, deep conditioner and a henna head. Because I feel like it enhances the results I get from the products, I like to use heat to intensify all of these treatments. However, given the frequency with which I do all of these things (weekly) and the length of time I like to use heat (an hour minimum), it would be really inconvenient to be immobilized by a dryer that has to be plugged into a socket. Enter the Cordless Thermal Turban Heat Wrap by Hair Therapy Wrap. I first read about it from … guess who? You got it! Curly Nikki! *LOL* She often mentioned that she used a hair therapy wrap that she loved. However, it wasn’t until last fall that I finally decided to order one.

Price, Design and Packaging
I decided to order the Heat Wrap from CurlMart, where it was $21.95. However, I used a 25% discount code and only paid $16.47 for it. I’ve searched a few other places online, like the manufacturers site and Amazon, and CurlMart appears to have them all beat by about $4-7.

The Wrap is shipped in a box with instructions on the sides, as well as an additional set printed on an insert inside the box. It also included two plastic caps. The Wrap comes in two colors, brown and white. Of course I ordered the brown, as white quickly and easily gets dingy and dirty without any help. With henna and indigo treatments, it wouldn’t have stood a chance!

The Wrap itself is made of 100% polyester and is a very soft, terry cloth-like material. It has three pockets, one that goes from the front over the top and one on each of the other two sides. These pockets are for the heatable and reusable gel packs that must be inserted.

How to Use
It is very important to read and follow the precise instructions provided or risk bursting the gel packs.

Note: The gel packs may also be heated separately in water on the stove top, if you prefer that over the microwave. Instructions for that method are provided on the package and insert. Following are the instructions for using the microwave method.

  • First, you insert the gel packs into the pockets on the Wrap.
  • Though they are creased and shaped to fit into the pockets, the gel packs were a little challenging to insert into the hood the first time as they seemed a little too large. But, they did fit. They just poked out of the edges a little after I closed the openings of the pockets with the velcro.
  • Next, you have to place the wrap into the microwave laying flat. Again, this was a little awkward as the hood naturally peaks and sits up once the gel packs are in it. But, I just mushed down the center and it collapsed well enough.

Never heat the gel packs outside of the cap.

  • Once placed flatly in the microwave, I warmed the Wrap for 45 seconds on high, which is the maximum time the wrap should be heated in any one interval.
  • After allowing it to stand for 30 seconds, if the Wrap isn’t warn enough, it can be heated for an additional 10-15 seconds until the desired temperature is achieved. However, it should never be heated longer than 80 seconds total. I heated it an additional 10 seconds. I find that 55-60 is the max time that I need to reach the temp that I like.
  • Then, I don a plastic cap and fit the Wrap with the “tail” at the back of my head.
  • Finally, in order to secure the Wrap, you twist the tail and bring it to the front of the head, securing the end to the velcro in the front.


Final Review
And that’s it!! The Wrap is very easy to use once you get those gel packs into it. Once they are in, you can leave them there. No need to take them out with each use. I just fold the Wrap and store it in its box under my sink! I’ve been using the Wrap for a good 6 months now with great success and no problems. The packaging indicates a one time heating is good for about 30 minutes, but I get close to 45 minutes of “thermal action.” I tend to only heat the Wrap once for a deep conditioning or pre-pooing session. When doing a henna/indigo session, I heat 2-5 times as I like to add heat for 2-4 hours of the 4 hours that I process the henna and another hour for indigo.

I find the wrap to be an effective, comfortable and convenient way to add heat to my different treatments. I am able to clean house (yeah, ‘cuz that’s what I’m doing with my freedom ;)) or do whatever as I’m able to move about freely. Shoot, if you saw my Tweet last week, you know I drove to work with the Wrap over my post emergency-henna, deep conditioning treatment!! LOL!! The fabric of the wrap is soft and, despite the fact that I’ve used it with henna several times, has yet to get stained! But, if it did, it’s machine washable! Cha-ching! Just make sure you remove those gel packs before throwing it in with the dirty laundry!

So overall, I really like this wrap. My only challenges were getting the gel packs in the first time and figuring out how to make it lay flat. It can also get very hot and form heat pockets, but that is why it is very important to follow the instructions provided and to use it judiciously. Other than that, it’s been a breeze to use. My one concern with the product was the apparent inability to purchase replacement/back-up gel packs. I looked around the site and couldn’t find them for sale, though I found comments on a forum that the company had quickly and without hesitation sent replacements packs to someone who burst them due to a failure to follow the instructions.

My concern, of course, was what would happen if any of the gel packs burst after extended use. The site indicates that they are good for years of use and are guaranteed or will be replaced for free. But, I always like to have a back-up plan and would be annoyed if my gel packs burst in the middle of a henna session. And, what if, horror of horror, the product gets discontinued? Then I’d be “ish” out of luck!! So, I reached out to the company via e-mail to inquire as whether I could order additional gel packs. I received the following reply:

We thank you for your kind words about our products.

We currently do not sell replacements gel pack.
However, with your kind feed back (sic) we will start carrying them in the near future.
We’re projecting that we will have replacement gel pack towards late summer this year.

Again, we thank you for your kind words and suggestion.

Now how frickin’ awesome is that?!?! So, looks like HairTherapyWrap.com will make the replacement gel packs available very soon!! Now THAT is what I call Customer Service! This experience with the company definitely solidified my positive view of their product and ability to service their customer.

In conclusion, would I recommend the Thermal Turban Heat Wrap? ABSOLUTELY!! If you are a frequent user of heat for various hair treatments, pre-pooing, deep conditioning, henna, dye, bagging, the “greenhouse effect,” etc. and want something more convenient than a bonnet dryer, but with a little more heat than a winter hat, than this may be the Wrap for you!!

BONUS: Hair Therapy Wrap Giveaway!!
So, guess what? When I reached out to the company, they offered me a giveaway for you guys!! So, want to get your hands on a Thermal Turban Heat Wrap? All you have to do is any one or more of the following:

  • Subscribe to the blog;
  • Like Hairscapades on Facebook; and/or
  • Follow Hairscapades on Twitter.

Then,

  • Comment on this post with which one you did and with why you need, you want, you have to have this Wrap ;)!!

All subscribers, old and new, are eligible. Just make certain to comment below!! The giveaway ends Saturday, June 9th and a winner will be selected at random the following week!

GOOD LUCK!!

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69 responses »

  1. I Henna, deep condition and I use a clip, showercap, silk scarf and winter hat. I dont have very much storage and Im wasting money by constantlly throwing out the caps. I could really use this wrap as a storage solution.!

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  2. Oh no!!! I typed a whole reply and my phone froze 😦
    I’ll try to duplicate:

    I subscribe to your blog and your Facebook page…Twitter seems to difficult lol. I need/want/must have this wrap because I hate hate hate sitting under the dryer. It burns my forehead, neck, ears, and dries out my poor eyes. When I had a relaxer I always tried to figure out ways to get out of sitting under the dreaded dryer lol. I do deep conditioning treatments everyweek and sitting in the sun with a plastic baggie and Winter hat on does not allow one to be very productive. I love the idea of being able to add heat to my treatment and still be mobile. This is brilliant. I’ve been wondering if there was something like this on the market but had no idea it actually existed. Thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚

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    • Elen, you mean like an ApHogee 2 Step Treatment? If so, no because that needs to be dried with air flow and not kept moist with a baggie. But, if you mean something like the Aubrey’s GPB as a pre-shampoo treatment or a homemade protein treatment (yogurt, mayo, coconut milk — nothing with eggs) that you would normally use with heat, then yes, you can use it for that.

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  3. I could really use this for my deep conditioning sessions because I normally layer my head up with scarves and caps till it feels warm enough then go about doing some chore, the heat wrap would be simpler. πŸ™‚ Oh and I subscribe to your blog and follow you on FB.

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  4. Thanks for the review, it was really good. I would love to win a therapy wrap. I have been researching for a min since I saw Curly Nikki do her review of it, then I went on YouTube & looked at some more reviews. It does seem like a great product, with that added convenience of freedom to walk around & do whatever you need to do. I haven’t started to Henna my hair yet (tho I desperately need to & will since I’ve seen so many Henna tutorials), so the Therapy Wrap would be a great help. Good Luck everyone but I do Pray that I Win.. ; )

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  5. I would love one of the Heat Therapy wraps for myself and I probably be able to get my husband to use it as well. It’s hot in the South. really hot and this would keep our hair moisturized and looking right. Quicker deep treatments here we come :):)

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  6. I am finally subscribing. I came out of the shadows from being the “confessed lurker”…woohoo! I have two small boys and a husband to tend to daily. This would make my deep conditioning and hot oil treatments much easier and convenient. I could be playing, cooking, bathing my kids, etc. while treating my hair all at the same time. I’m also a FB follower as well.

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  7. Hello, I followed on facebook and twitter. I really have not been taking care of my hair so I am trying new things like heat and henna. Hopefully I can use this to get my hair back to being healthy.

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  8. I’ve liked hairscapades on Facebook! I have a dreaded hooded dryer that I’m a slave to. I’m OK with using that but for my daughter, not so much! This would be great for her to run around and play while she gets her biweekly deep condition!

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  9. I subscribe check..Facebook check…twitter check….Im always lurking on your site and fb page..your hair is FABULOUS and I been following your reviews and post to get Fab hair too!! You even encouraged me to suck it up and get some layers in my hair!! This would be the biggest HELP ever.. deep conditioning ..henna..on the GO..girl count me in!! Lol

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  10. I subscribe to your blog & also follow you on twitter.

    As a new mommy this heat wrap would be a great life saver because my natural hair has suffered due to limited time. With this wrap I could deep condition & not miss a beat; it’s all about multitasking these days!

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  11. Hey,
    I just liked your Facebook page and I look forward to reading your blog regularly. I need this heat wrap because between teaching, being a Mom, starting my own business, and going back to school, I sometimes barely have time to take care of my hair. I also deep condition, pre-poo, and henna and this wrap will certainly make my life a lot easier to manage! Thank you so much…you are quite inspiring!

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  12. Hi Shelli, I just followed you on Twitter. I would love/need to win this wrap! I’m still trying to figure out what works for my head but the thought of being hemmed up under a dryer all weekend is a major con for trying some of the more time intensive routines like Henna! I would use this to try henna and to do better with prepoos and deep conditioning. Ready to take my hair to the next level!

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  13. I need & want that hair wrap because I am no where near having hair as healthy as yours and I’m going to do all I can to reach that goal. I followed Hairscapades on Twitter. Thank you so much for your educational blog & all that you share with us.

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  14. I subscribe to the blog and FB page. I would love to have this wrap so that I can have the freedom I cannot have to add heat to my henna and deep conditioning treatments without being chained to my soft bonnet dryer.

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  15. I subscribed to your blog and Twitter page. I truly need this heat wrap because I’m a henna head and faithful deep conditioner but I hate sitting still under my bonnet dryer!!!

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  16. I already ‘liked ‘ your fb page and have always enjoyed your hints, tips and reviews. I usually Pre-poo and would do it more often with this Heat Therapy wrap; also, one of the reasons that I do not DC often is because I can’t do anything else, so this heat wrap would really be a big help. Whenever I do a DC, I always get compliments, so with this wrap, I would receive more compliments and be a better walking natural hair advocate!! Thanks for the review!!

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  17. I like you on fb and subscribe by Google reader. I need the Hair Therapy Wrap because I am starting to henna and deep condition regularly and don’t have room for an overhead dryer.

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  18. I’ve added you on facebook and twitter (AllThingsBB). I’ve been eyeing this heat wrap for some time. I’ve hesistated to buy it because I’ve had braids. But I plan to get one soon. I’m taking my braids out this month. I’ve been transitioning since January 12th (last relaxer). I know deep conditioning will be a key role in my success.

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  19. I subscribed and liked you on facebook! I need a Therapy Wrap because I am a new natural as well as a college student. Gotta save those coins for books but still want to be able to improve my DCs with heat.

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  20. Hi Shelli, i subscribed to your blog and also added/liked you on Facebook.

    I used a hair dryer over the weekend after being heat free for about 8months and it burned!!. I need the Hair Therapy Wrap, so i can deep condition with heat safely… Hook your girl up!!.

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  21. Hi Shelli,

    I’m already subscribed to your blog and Twitter so I added FB. I would love the wrap so I am more mobile. Right now, its such a hassle to ensure I have everything close by (phone, remote, laptop, etc) while I sent under a bonnet dryer.

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  22. I had wanted to try this wrap for my DCs and prepoos also. I was just always concerned about the packs bursting. So I wound up getting those gold foil “plastic” caps. They are ok if you want to walk around all day in it but doesn’t give the heat that I’m sure this wrap can so umm yeah enter me too LOL

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  23. I already subscribe to the blog so I went a head and “liked” you on Facebook. And let me tell you I HAVE to have the Thermal Turban Heat Wrap in my life. I’ve been natural for years and struggling to get the hang of my hair (both my parents have dreads so they have no idea what a ssk is!). Heat has made my deep conditioning sessions SO much better, but the freedom to move around while heat conditioning and not having to endure the loud whirring of the bonnet dryer would be a DREAM!

    Forever your sister in Naturalness;

    Renee

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  24. I already “like” you on Facebook so I just followed you on Twitter. I actually just sent you my GOC update too! I’m pretty early in my natural hair journey and I know that I need to really step up my DC game. Just a beanie over a shower cap is not quite enough & I can’t afford a Heutiful hair steamer on my college student budget. Winning this giveaway would be a dream come true!!!

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  25. I liked your fb page! I really love your blog and I need the Hair therapy wrap to do deep conditioning and henna treatments. I don’t have a bonnet dryer.

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  26. I believe I have already subscribed to the blog and I look forward to your posts on Facebook. I would love a thermal wrap bc I too prepoo, deep condition and henna/indigo on a regular basis; and with a 2 yr old I need to mobile!

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  27. I subscribe to you here AND I just added Twitter to my Hairscapades diet! I am in dire, desperate need of this Thermal Wrap! I henna my daughter’s hair every two weeks as well pre-poo and deep condition my own hair weekly! I am on the current GOC at home (Matter of fact – I need to send you my May update!)
    To be real honest with you, I stopped using my hard hat hair bonnet for any longer than 20 minutes because I recently actually BURNED MY FACE drying my weave (protective styling) because it took me 6 hours to get my arm-pit length natural hair to dry under my 16 inches of Malaysian virgin weave hair… SMH You don’t want to know what my Caucasian esthetician face looked like as I explained to her what happened to my face or how much I had to pay for the medicine to get my face back to normal…The things we do to be pretty!
    Anywho! I have an aversion to my hard-head bonnet dryer but still need the heat! As I type, I am sitting here with a plastic cap under my satin cap with coconut oil in my hair (pre-poo) and I am gonna have to leave it in until tomorrow so that I can get the full effects! I REALLY NEED IT! πŸ˜‰ For myself and my short person!

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  28. I am already a subscriber to you rblog and facebook. I NEEEEEEEDDDD this wrap because I work in the evenings and there is not enough time in the mornings when I need to do my hair to condition/mask/treat my hair, pull out and plug the dryer, and adjust numerous pillows to get a comfortable seat adjustment. Winning this wrap would be much nmore efficeint and less time consuming!

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  29. I am a subscriber to the blog and a fan on FB. I don’t do Twitter. For some reason, I just don’t like it. I need this Hair Therapy Wrap in my life! I have an upright good dryer, but it doesn’t play well with any of the chairs in my house, so I have to move it or change the way I sit several times during a drying session in order to ensure that all areas have been treated equally. Please pick me for the Hair Therapy Wrap! I really, really need it! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

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  30. Hi Shelli, i subscribed to your blog and also added/liked you on Facebook.

    I need the Hair Therapy Wrap, so i can deep condition, pre-poo, henna etc.. with heat safely.
    Pick me!!!!

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  31. I subscribed to your blog and i’m also a fan on Facebook.

    This Hair Wrap Therapy will give me mobility and allow me deep condition with safe heat. Can i have it???

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  32. Awwwwwww!! You ladies make me wish that I had a 100 of these to give away!! I’m glad that I said that the winner will be selected at random, because there is no way I could choose on the merits when you all are so deserving!!

    Hugs!

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  33. I liked the facebook page & followed you on twitter!

    I want this because I hate, hate, hate sitting under the dryer! I purchased some self-heating caps and although they work wonderfully they dont last after 2 or 3 times. They aren’t expensive but I would like to have something that would help with deep conditioning more often. I’m learning that my hsir tends to get a bit dry so I’ve been trying to incorporate more deep conditioning & pre-pooing into my regimen. Love the site!

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  34. Hi Shelli, I liked the facebook page and I’m a subscriber. The heat wrap would be used every week if I won it. I’m five years into my natural journey and to be real, I’ve gotten pretty bored with my hair. A few times last month I even thought about big chopping again (even though I’ve promised myself I’d make it to WL). I want to deep condition every week and also use it for my monthly henna treatments. If I get it, thank you so much, and if I don’t win it, Shelli, thank you so much still. Seeing you grow your hair out healthy and strong encourages me to keep going on my quest to take care of myself (hair is just one part). Be blessed:)

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  35. Hi, what a great giveaway!
    I subscribed to your blog, facebook and twitter! I would love the therapy wrap because my hair is fried! I definitely need some deep conditioning with heat help being a new transitioner! Thank you and god luck all!

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  36. Hey, great giveaway….. I have been natural since 2007 but only started HHJ in 2011. I subscribed to your blog and facebook…..

    This Hair Wrap would take my HHJ to the next level and bring me closer to my BSL goal. Hope i win!!

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  37. I like Hairscapades on Facebook and I think this product would be great to use to deep condition and improve the health of my hair! I transitioned for a year and cut the rest of the permed ends off in January 2012. With the help of Youtube videos and natural hair blogs/forums, my hair journey has been great so far:)

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  38. I am already linked to Hairscapades on Facebook and I just followed you on Twitter. I absolutely need this heat wrap for the increased moisture that I can receive while using it during my deep conditioning treatments. My hair is really lacking moisture and is in kind of a bad state right now. But, this heat wrap will put me one step closer to healthier hair. I hope that I win. I may even share its benefits with some of my relatives. :]

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  39. I’m in! I have a henna/indigo coming up and wondered if I should sit under a hooded dryer WITH plastic cap on or not to get a good color. So far I’ve gone 16 hours with the plastic cap on and the color has not be stellar to say the least. The wrap would be so convenient, I have kiddies to take care of so using it would allow me to multi-task:)

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  40. Hey Shelli, i am linked to ur blog via email and Facebook. This would be a convenient way to deep condition and pre-poo without using different layers of scarf and towels for heat. I hoe i win

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  41. Shelli….. I don’t wanna sit under the dryer for my deep conditioning. I hate it. Please let me win!!!. oh i’m subscribed to ur blog via email and on Facebook too.

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  42. i subscribe to you here and on Facebook too. This Hair Wrap will allow me carry out tasks while conditioning. YAY multi-tasking + healthier hair too.

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  43. I follow you on Facebook! I would love this wrap so I am able to handle tasks of being a wife and mother while giving my hair a little TLC! Thanks!

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  44. I have been natural almost 8 months. My friends think I’m nuts because of all the the research I’ve put into trying to perfect my regimen. My only glitch is heat/time! I absolutely despise sitting under a hair dryer. I just can’t sit that long in such an akward position when there is sooooo much I could be doing instead. Ohhh the Hair Therapy Wrap would be a life saver. Plus I plan to start henna treatments next week (only 31 and super gray around the edges like all of my aunts. REBUKING that even as I type)! LOL I Liked Hairscapades on FB today and would LOVE to win the wrap! Help me continue my reign as superwoman while multitasking / deep conditioning!

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  45. Its 11:59pm. Surfing web for more solutions to getting better hair care. Recently transitioned. come across this article. Hey why not. I had bookmarked your page from when you did senegalese twists and was inspired and got kinky twists done today. Would need a Hair Therapy wrap to improve my DC sessions while continuing my balancing act as a mom and full time worker.

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  51. I think I’m in love with you! I learn so much from your posts. I’m ordering 2 of these tonight one for my and one for my daughter. We are going to make the goat milk DC tonight for our hair. Thank you for sharing.

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