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TLC Naturals Giveaway! *CLOSED*


Less than 24 hours left to enter the TLC Naturals Giveaway!! The deadline is tonight, Thursday, September 6th, at 11:59 pm EST!!

Here it is!! The TLC Naturals Giveaway that I told you about this morning has arrived!! So, what do Paige and I have for you? Well, I’m glad you asked;)! This giveaway is for full-size containers of TLC Naturals’ Grapefruit Hibiscus Hydrating Hair Spritz and Grow It Hair Growth Cream. Here’s a little more about the line and products!


We absorb over 70% of whatever is applied to our skin or hair. TLC Naturals products raw, truly edible products are made from raw, organic food grade plant ingredients, rich in nutrients, minerals & anti oxidants. The products are all handmade from scratch in small batches, using traditional methods.

When we make our products, we keep the ingredients as close as possible to their original raw state so your hair & skin can absorb the rich nutrients, vitamins and anti oxidants in the products.

This is much better than absorbing petrochemicals, synthetics, mineral oil, silicones, sulfates, carcinogens & other toxins commonly found in a vast variety of cosmetic products.

Our customers report seeing an INSTANT difference to their hair & skin from the first use.


This natural vegan hydrating spriz and detangler is a natural, organic blend of purified water, flowers, herbs and hydrosols, delicately fragranced with essential oils. The Grapefruit Hibiscus Hydrating Hair Spritz helps hydrate, nourish and fortify your hair.

Result? Smoother, softer, shinier & healthy looking hair that stays moisturised for longer.

This natural hair care product is also great for refreshing your styles and as a well as detangling your hair.

Ideal for ALL Hair types and suitable for children.

NO parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oils or silicones

An infused blend of Hibiscus flowers, Organic Green tea & Organic Rosemary
Aloe Vera
Essential Oils of Grapefruit & Lavender
and much more


The Grow It! Hair Cream is a natural and organic vegan formula that is a firm favourite of those having hair problems such as thinning hair, hair loss, slow growth, premature balding and alopecia. It combines potent Indian ayurveda plants with effective natural herbs, MSM and stimulating essential oils.

This product is particularly suitable for anyone experiencing damaged hair follicles, hair loss, slow hair growth, alopecia, thinning hair or damaged hair.

Customers have reported seeing visible hair growth, softness and thickness within 7 – 10 days

Ideal for ALL Hair types and suitable for children and vegans.

NO parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oils or silicones

Organic Mango & Kokum Butters
Indian Bhringraj and other Indian Plants
Organic Plant Oils
Organic Herbs
Blend of Essential Oils

So, what do you have to do for your chance to win???

  1. Like the Hairscapades Facebook page;
  2. Like the TLC Naturals Facebook page and write “Hairscapades sent me” on the wall.
  3. Once you’ve done both, answer the following question in the comments below:

What’s your name, from where do you hail (town/city/province/country) and what are the JOYS and CHALLENGES of being a natural where you live?

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Thursday, September 6th!

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!! All subscribers, old and new, are eligible. Just make certain to like the Facebook pages and comment as instructed above!! A winner will be selected at random within the week following the close of the giveaway!

Good luck ladies!!

*No purchase necessary. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Hairscapades.com may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest open internationally. One entry per person. Claiming of prizes requires an e-mail response to hairscapades@gmail.com from the winner within 15 days of being notified of winning. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize.


Threadmill and DarlinBabe Giveaway Announcement! *CLOSED*


4/25/12:  Only a few days left to submit your guest post and get entered for a chance to win!!


Winter is over for many of us and it’s time to pack away those warm and cozy winter hats. What more perfect time to start looking for easy, breezy summer beanies?!? Well, have I got the giveaway from you!! Remember my girl Dottie of Threadmill? If you don’t, she specializes in some of the cutest hand-crocheted hats around and at very reasonable prices.

Well now, Dottie is offering all of you a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to use at Threadmill! And, that’s not all!! The winner of this giveaway will also get to select a unique and whimsical ring from DarlinBabe, the Etsy shop of Dottie’s daughter!!

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Want in on the action?! Then submit one of the following with the subject, “Threadmill Giveaway,” to hairscapades@gmail.com by the contest deadline for your chance to win!

  • TUTORIALS – If you are an aspiring, amateur hair stylist with great hair and greater styles, please share!! Or, maybe you have a great DIY item or homemade recipe or remedy! Send me a bulleted picture tutorial or a YouTube video of your fabulous style, project or recipe for inclusion in the “Library!”
  • REVIEWS – Did you try an amazing, lackluster or absolutely horrendous product, tool or accessory recently? Do you have a holy grail product that just doesn’t get enough shine? Then send your in your Rant or Rave (include the ingredients list for product reviews, please!)! Video reviews are very welcome as well!
  • HAIRSTORIESThe coffers are getting low! So, if you haven’t sent in your story yet, now is the time! Click the hyperlink for the HairStories page to find links to interview questions for Big Chop, Hair Crush, Transition, Henna and Me and My Albatross hairstories.
  • NATURALS AROUND THE WORLD – Share your natural or transitioning story as a member of the international community. This is a chance for us all to learn about the different experiences and various perspectives across the diaspora and in the homeland. How are our stories the same and how are they different? (Yes, Threadmill ships outside of the US. So, all my non-US readers, you qualify for this giveaway too;)!)
  • MINI-HAIRSCAPADERS Do you have a little natural in your house with great curls, kinks or coils? Would you love to share her/his mini-hairstory? Then click the link, answer the questions and submit your mini-hairscapaders hairstory with 5-6 pictures.
  • GUEST BLOGGERS – If you maintain your own blog and would like to share a post on Hairscapades, send the article, a link to your blog and a pic of yourself. If you don’t maintain a blog, but would still like to make a submission, send me the post with pictures (of course ;))!
  • GOT SKILLS? QUESTIONS – This is a category under our Grow Out Challenge (GOC) that was created to answer pressing questions from you guys! I will try to answer as best as I can. However, this question is really for all of the readers. So, send me your most burning question!

Have a lot of great material? Then send multiple entries and earn an additional chance to win for every submission! Contest deadline is April 30th. A winner will be selected and announced in the first full week of May.

Soooo … what are you waiting for?!? Get to writing ;)!! LOL!!

Grow Out Challenge Reminder


Don’t forget!! The deadline for submissions to participate in the Grow Out Challenge: The Sequel is less than a week away! So, if you have been hemming and hawing about whether you want to be an “official” contender or just play along at home, you have a few days to decide!! LOL!

As a reminder, if you participated in our last GOC and want to keep going, shoot me an e-mail with your March status update, your ongoing goals and updated pics. If you’re a new contender, please follow the rules for submission under the GOC tab. Send your write-up and pictures to me at hairscapades@gmail.com with the subject, “GOC: The Sequel.” This challenge will run for 6 months from April to the end of September 2012!!

Deadline for submissions: Saturday, March 31st

H A P P Y    G R O W I N G ! ! !

Botticelli Botanicals Giveaway! *CLOSED*


Here it is!! The Botticelli Botanicals Giveaway!! What do we have for you this time? Well, I’m glad that you asked;)! This giveaway is for one 8 oz. bottle each of the Foolproof Formula Flax Gelee (flaxseed based) and Styling Mudd (okra based). So, the lucky winner gets to try both!! Oh, and if you don’t know about the benefits of flaxseed gel, check out this post. Maybe you’re wondering, “Okra for hair?!” Well, have I got the post for you here! And, if you missed it, check out Erin’s curls and “how to” with her products here and my results with the Flax Gelee here.

So, what do you have to do for your chance to win???

  1. Like the Hairscapades Facebook page;
  2. Like the Botticelli Botanicals Facebook page.
  3. Write on BB’s wall, “Hairscapades sent me!” and your top five scent choices from the huge list of options here!!

Ex. Hairscapades sent me!

Blackberry Sage
Patchouli FO
Pink Grapefruit
Vanilla Buttercream

For more chances to win, refer a friend and have them like both pages and write “[your name] and Hairscapades sent me” on the wall with their scent choices.

They’ll get a chance to win and you’ll get an additional chance for every friend that you refer!!

The deadline for entry is Wednesday, April 4th! Good luck ladies!!

Because every day should be a good hair day!

Grow Out Challenge: The Sequel


It’s time!! Time to get that trim, take those pictures, document that regimen, identify those goals and get your GOC – The Sequel submissions in!!

If  you participated in our last GOC and want to keep going, shoot me an e-mail with a March status, your ongoing goals and updated pics. If you’re a new contender, please follow the rules for submission under the GOC tab. Send your write-up and pictures to me at hairscapades@gmail.com with the subject, “GOC: The Sequel.” This challenge will run for 6 months from April to the end of September 2012!!

The submission deadline is March 31st!

Thanks and,

H A P P Y    G R O W I N G ! ! !

(1) Feb. 19, 2011
(2) April 23, 2011

(3) July 29, 2011
(4) Nov. 3, 2011

(5) Feb. 5, 2012

Doris New York Perfect Twist Duo Giveaway Winners!


Our hi-tech winner selection process over here at Hairscapades has been upgraded!!

And the winners of Doris New York Perfect Twist Duos are … drumroll please …

and …

Isn’t our assistant just lovely?!?

Dee Voila


Mary @naturaltwists

Congrats ladies! I think that you are going to LOVE your DNY Leave-in and Olive Oil Cream duos!! So, shoot your mailing addresses to me at hairscapades@gmail.com and DNY will get your prizes in the mail ASAP!

Hairscapades & sneakpeeq Giveaway!! *CLOSED*


It’s that time again! I told you guys I would have another giveaway for you, didn’t I?! And, when it comes to The Hairscapades & sneakpeeq Giveaway, everybody wins!! sneakpeeq is giving all of you lovely Hairscapaders 20% off your next purchase just for entering!!

Plus, you can earn a chance to win one of FOUR sneakpeeq gift cards to use on your favorite food, style and home products!!

One Grand Prize: a $25 gift card

Three Second Place Prizes: a $10 gift card

That goes a long way in sneakpeeq’s amazingly low-priced boutiques!!

“How do I get in on that Hairscapades & sneakpeeq Gift Card Giveaway action?” Well, I’m glad that you asked!! To enter, simply:

  1. Join sneakpeeq by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/vFEyYi (and earn 20% off your next purchase).
  2. Comment on a Hairscapades article posted in the month of January. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Deadline for entry: January 31, 2012

That’s it!! I’ll select a Grand Prize winner from the most commented upon post of January and three second place winners from randomly selected posts in the same month.

All winners will be announced on Hairscapades on Monday, February 6, 2012!


Come see all the things you love but haven’t discovered!!

British Curlies/Wonder Curl Giveaway! *CLOSED*


Yes, yes, YES!! You read that right! Wonder Curl has recently teamed up with British Curlies to make the WC product line available to my naturally curly friends across the ocean!! Not only that! They’ve also donated a giveaway for January!! As you know, Wonder Curl Butter Than Love is my TnC staple! Well, those of you in the UK have the opportunity to win a Wonder Curl sampler kit with 2 ounce samples of every product in the line!! You’ll receive a Get Slick Hair Smoothie, Get Set Hair Jelly, Butter than Love Pudding and Butter than Love Whipped!

So, what do you have to do for your chance to win???

  1. Like the Hairscapades Facebook page;
  2. Like the British Curlies Facebook page and post “Hairscapades sent me” on the wall.

For more chances to win, refer a friend and have them like both pages and write “[your name] and Hairscapades sent me” on Wonder Curl’s wall.

Ex. “Coily Colleen and Hairscapades sent me.”

They’ll get a chance to win and you’ll get an additional chance for every friend that you refer!!

NOTE: You must be a resident of the UK to be eligible for this giveaway.

And with that, I’ll leave you with the Hairscapades premier of Wonder Curl’s first commercial!!

FABU skirts provided by Sofistafunk!!


The “Best Christmas EVER” Giveaway!! *CLOSED*


I’ve been seeing a lot of posts and blogs talking about these “natural” hair dolls that are being created by this natural hair group in Georgia. They are absolutely stunning and I’m loving that some enterprising women of color have figured out how to create natural hair on dolls using the same techniques we use to curl synthetic braiding hair (if you missed this, CurlyNikki shared the how-to back in July)! However, I see a lot of women commenting about how they wish that we had dolls like this when we were children. The thing is … we did! At least, I did! You see, when I was 9 years old, my sister Sheri was 8 and my  youngest sister Shana was 3, I had my Best … Christmas … EVER!!

It was about December of ’81 I guess. And, we knew that my mom had begun her Christmas shopping for us. You see, we never believed in Santa. My mom told us she wasn’t giving some fat, old guy credit for the gifts she had to buy with her hard earned money. Also, she always stressed that, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” And we were good with that, but we were still kids. So we lost our MINDS around Christmas time in anticipation of the gifts. And Sheri? She was the worst and was born nosy and sneaky!! *lol* So this particular year, she found our gifts, which wasn’t difficult because our house was small and they were on the top shelf in my parents’ bedroom closet.

We were latchkey kids and would be alone for hours after school until my parents got home from work. So … ummm … yeah, we pulled the bags out of the closet and started pulling everything out. OMGosh!!!  We pulled out three of the first “official” Black Ken dolls, the first “official” Black Barbie and a couple of Christies!

Why does Ken have more hair than Barbie?

Then, we pulled out this:

It’s the remote control ‘Vette y’all!!

We proceeded to lose our minds and scream our heads off like the kids in that BMW commercial:

We took the dolls out of the box (remember when doll weren’t packaged like gold in Fort Knox?!?) and played with them for what felt like HOURS, quickly stashing them away before my mom got home. From then until Christmas, we would play around with my mom and secretly laugh with each other when she would say that she hadn’t gotten us anything for Christmas. And, on Christmas day, we acted like we were seeing them for the first time! And, she never found out that we knew about the dolls until we finally told her in our late teens. So, not only did we find the dolls and play with the dolls, we got away with it. *sigh* Best. Christmas. EVER.

The Black Barbie and ‘Vette were for ME!!! I loved this doll!
My mom cut down the massive ‘fro of all of our Ken dolls at our request! LOL!!

So, I know you’re thinking … “What’s this got to do with a giveaway?!?!” Here’s the deal! Tell us about YOUR best Christmas ever in the comments below between now and noon next Friday, December 23rd and be entered for a chance to win a specially selected surprise gift from The Look By Joi!!

Information about The Look By Joi:

Highly sought-after lash and brow expert, Joi Mebane, launches THE LOOK BY JOI to include products that focus on the total eye area, with a highly anticipated line of products that go from brow to lash and makeup sparkle.  Known as the “lash and brow architect” by many, Joi combines her extensive experience as a makeup artist, licensed cosmetologist, cosmetic retailer, and beauty educator to create the latest cosmetic collection.

With an expert focus on brow shaping techniques and the eye area, Joi has mastered the ability to give the face an instant face lift with a unique pop. “I wanted to create products for the everyday girl. Servicing a multi-cultural base of women from all walks of life for over a decade – I constantly see the frustration of women purchasing beauty products but not being able to effectively achieve their desired results once they use the products at home. This inspired me to create THE LOOK BY JOI Collection,” states Joi (THE LOOK creator). For more information, visit www.THELOOKBYJOI.com,  facebook.com/THELOOKBYJOI or follow on Twitter @THELOOKBYJOI.

Brow Kit (Retail $35)
Glitter for your lips (Retail $20)

Lip gloss (Retail $14.50)

A winner will be selected at random on Friday afternoon!!

(I really hope that you all play along! I can’t wait to read the stories!!)

Doris New York Perfect Twist Duo Giveaway! *CLOSED*


Ahhh, you thought I forgot about this month’s giveaway, didn’t you ;)? So, what do I have for you this month? Well, from now until January 11, 2012, you have the opportunity to win one of two Doris New York Perfect Twist Duos! What’s a Perfect Twist Duo you ask? It’s a full size Doris New York Leave-In Conditioner and Olive Oil Cream! I’ve only used the leave-in one time, but it immediately smoothed and moisturized my curls! And the Olive Oil Cream? LOVE IT!! It’s very moisturizing, without being heavy or greasy, and a little goes a long way.

So, what do you have to do to earn a chance to win???

  1. Like the Hairscapades Facebook page;
  2. Like the Doris New York Hair Care Products Facebook page.
  3. On the DorisNY page, tag Hairscapades by writing “@Hairscapades, I want the Doris NY Perfect Twist Duo!” on the wall.


  1. Follow @Hairscapades on Twitter.
  2. Follow @DorisNewYork on Twitter.
  3. Tweet “@Hairscapades, I want the @DorisNewYork Perfect Twist Duo!”

Do both and earn TWO chances to win! All followers, old and new, are eligible! Just make sure that you write and/or tweet the sentences listed above to enter!

So … what are you waiting for?! 😉