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Oooooppps … I Forgot to Pick a Winner

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weusi jumping ropeby Weusi

I had this LOOONNNNG post about why I forgot to pick a winner for my Workout Giveaway and blamed it on my work schedule, technology and my selective memory.

But, for real … in the end … I JUST FOR FORGOT!

So, with no further ado … (drumroll) … the winner is …

APRIL WELLS

E-mail your address to hairscapades@gmail.com and you’ll have a jump rope coming your way!

And just for the record, I expect that there will be a report of some kind that comes out in the next year or two that says jumping rope is one of the top 5, easiest, economical, most effective, and efficient exercises EVER! When it comes out, remember where you heard it first!

Stay safe and eat healthy over the hoildays …
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(Click the picture to see more!)
HAPPY JUMPING APRIL!!!
SHiNE
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Win a $400 Romwe Shopping Spree!!

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Hey y’all!! Curly Nikki is having a giveaway for a $400 Romwe shopping spree … you read that right!! FOUR-ZERO-ZERO!! FOUR HUNDRED!!!! 400 BONES, BUCKS, DUCKETS!! WHAT?!?! And all you have to do to enter to win is pre-order her debut book, Better Than Good Hair, and e-mail her with a proof of purchase!!  Check out the details below and let’s blow this jawnt up and show ’em that this isn’t a trend!! Natural is here to stay!!  

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CurlyNikkiBetterThanGoodHairby Curly Nikki

Its about to go down. Thats right! It’s almost book time. In T-Minus 16 days, ‘Better Than Good Hair’ will be on shelves. I hope y’all are as excited about this as I am! And before January 29th comes (and I’m as nervous as when I’m slowly tearing into a can of biscuits), I want to take a sec to tell you something: I need you gals! Why? Because I want us to make waves. I want us to be the norm, mainstream. Never should we lose our individuality – but at the same time we should be wholly identifiable as those women who said “You know what? I. Love. MY. Hair.” Numbers are what matter here. I told you before – the world is watching.

This post is like that moment in many Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episodes when Will looks directly in the camera, or the camera zooms out and you see the studio. Completely transparent. So who’s going to be my DJ Jazzy Jeff banging on the drums?! YOU! Buy the book for your co-workers, your boss, your teachers, your babysitters, your mailman, your milkman, your pushaman (if you’re into that kind of thing, lol). You drop the mad beat and I promise we’ll hit the running man together.

Later Gators,
Nik

p.s.

In conjunction with the other giveaway, here’s another…

All you have to do is:

1. Pre-order the print version of the book, HERE
2. Email your proof of purchase to info@betterthangoodhairthebook.com

For your chance to win:

a $400 Romwe shopping spree + an advanced, autographed copy of ‘Better Than Good Hair’ (so you can give yours to your best curlfriend!)

Already on pre-order status? As long as you’ve emailed me (for the Nook & iPad giveaway), you’re already eligible!

This contest is only 48 hours long and closes on Wednesday morning (Jan 16, 2013) at 10:30 am EST. Good luck!

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Woot Woot!! I’m already eligible! How about you?!

Sofistafunk & Hairscapades Natural Beauty Model Search!!! *CLOSED*

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Don’t forget to submit your entry for the Great Sofistafunk & Hairscapades Naturalista Model Search!! The deadline is 11:59 pm (EST) Friday, August 24th!!

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The ladies of Sofistafunk celebrate beauty in all its forms and they have offered Hairscapades an exclusive contest!

On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Sofistafunk will celebrate the beginning of Fashion Week at their new home away from home in Montclair, NJ and would love to cast YOU to model for them as their “Natural Beauty.”

To be entered to win:

  1. Like  the Sofistafunk Facebook Page.
  2. Like  the Hairscapades Facebook Page.
  3. Like  the Jaded Tresses Facebook Page.

And …

Email a photo of you and your beautiful natural hair to hairscapades@gmail.com along with a paragraph  telling us how your natural hair is an expression of YOU.

One winner will be selected the weekend of August 25, 2012, based on their creativity and originality.

Prize

  • A Sofistafunk Skirt
  • A complimentary haircut and WnG styling from the #curlwhisperer herself Tameeka McNeil Johnson of Jaded Tresses (www.jadedtresses.com).†
  • A VIP Swag basket filled with goodies from the evenings sponsors.

Total gift valued at over $500.00

Contest Rules:
In order to enter, you must:

  1. Be age 18 or older.
  2. Be a resident of the NYC area and be able to provide your own transportation to and from the event in Montclair, NJ.
  3. Agree to have your “likeness” filmed and photographed for promotional use by Sofistafunk, Hairscapades and Jaded Tresses.
  4. Agree to have your entry posted on the Sofistafunk and Hairscapades Facebook Pages.
  5. Agree to have your signature Curly Girl Haircut & Styling photographed and filmed for use by Hairscapades and Jaded Tresses.†

†The winner must contact Tameeka to schedule her appointment at an upcoming Jaded Tresses Hair Party. Hair Cut Gift Certificate must be redeemed within 120 days of contest announcement.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2012. 

Good luck and we can’t wait to see and read all of the submissions!!

Beauty Spoon Giveaway! *CLOSED*

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Remember my Waste Not, Want Not post from earlier this week and how I told you guys that I ordered a set of Beauty Spoons? Well, guess what? Right after I placed my order, I sent a message to the company asking if they were interested in doing a Hairscapades Giveaway! And, you know what? They were!! Woot Woot! LOL!

So, what do you have to do for your chance to win??? It’s soooo simple!!

  1. Like the Hairscapades Facebook page;
  2. Like the Beauty Spoons page.
  3. Write in the comments below to let me know when you’ve done both and why you just have to have the Beauty Spoons!

All subscribers, old and new, are eligible. Just make certain that you’ve liked both pages and comment below!! A winner will be selected at random the week following the giveaway deadline!

*The deadline for entries is Friday, August 10th! 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 to Continental U.S. residents only. 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.

Heat Therapy Wrap Giveaway Winner

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And the winner of the Hair Therapy Wrap Giveaway is …

mrskarahill

Congratulations lady!! Shoot an e-mail to me at hairscapades@gmail.com with your full name and mailing address and the folks over at Hair Therapy Wrap will get your turban in the mail to you post haste!

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!!