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WnG with FSG Cream Gel

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Hey all. Just a  quick post to tell you about wash day this weekend. I had a birthday party and a housewarming to attend on Saturday, so I didn’t have much time to style my hair. Therefore, I ended up doing a pretty quick WnG that turned out pretty well.

Wash Day Rundown

  • Pre-pooed with Vatika Oil (30-45 min. w/heat).
  • Shampooed with Aubrey Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo diluted with water and EVOO.
  • Shampooed some more with Shea Moisture (SM) Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.
  • Conditioned/detangled with SM Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner.
  • Deep conditioned with Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Conditioner (30 min. w/heat).
  • Rinsed (no time for cooling and sealing).
  • Lightly and quickly squeezed excess water with a towel (yup, towel, not my Curl Cloths).
  • Applied Kinky Curly Knot Today as my leave-in (straight out the bottle; no time to mix w/AVJ).
  • Applied flaxseed cream gel to hair in sections by smoothing on first, then lightly finger combing.
  • Air dried.

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And, that was it. Let me tell, you, the coconut oil was all caked up in my hair when it was wet and it looked like I might end up with flakes. But, I had high hopes that, once my hair dried, I’d be able to smooth my hair to melt the coconut oil. Didn’t even need to do that though. The heat in the car that dried my hair, also melted the oil and all was well with the world.

So, I’m pretty excited about this FSG cream gel!! My hair feels moisturized, is shiny, has decent definition and the gel provided a light hold. And, I got decent day 2 hair too! I’ve been using a new bonnet that I’ll be sharing with you ladies soon and I think it will help me preserve down styles far better than a pineapple.

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I still want to try a braid out with this FSG cream gel. Maybe this upcoming weekend … but I might be busy, so we’ll see.

Lata Gatas!

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Have you tried anything new lately?

TLC Naturals Giveaway! *CLOSED*

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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!

ABOUT TLC NATURALS

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.

GRAPEFRUIT HIBISCUS HYDRATING HAIR SPRITZ – 250ML (8.5 OZ)

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

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

GROW IT HAIR GROWTH CREAM – 100ML (3.4 OZ)

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

MADE WITH:
Organic Mango & Kokum Butters
MSM
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.

Botticelli Botanicals Giveaway! *CLOSED*

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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
Cupcake
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!

Washing in Twists – Not Just for the Tightly Curly

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I’ve never had a problem with my hair re-tangling after  a detangling session. So, when I initially read about the technique of twisting for washing, conditioning and deep conditioning, I didn’t think it was necessary or relevant for my curl pattern/texture. However, several months ago, I started to twist my hair into four sections after applying a DC. Then, when I started pre-pooing and dry finger detangling, I started to twist my hair as I applied my pre-poo of choice (coconut or Vatika oil at the time). Next, I started to twist my hair after I co-washed and detangled each section. Now, I use twists throughout my wash day routines. The reason I’ve done so is because I’ve found that the twists seem to prep my hair to retain TnC and twist out sets. I have about 4 different textures on my head (who doesn’t, right?) and this process of setting the twists seems to create a “memory” for my hair to follow that wave pattern. However, I believe my TnC and twist-out sets have greatly improved in consistency of pattern, definition and hold from using twists throughout my wash session.

Pic 1:  Wash day (hair was in a bun at the end of the week – it doesn’t look too bad!)

Pic 2:  Pre-pood with Dabur Vatika Hair Fall Control Styling Cream, lightly finger detangled and twisted.

Pic 3: Released twists after rinsing DC (I leave hair in twists during the cold water rinse, which further helps set the twist pattern).

Pic 4-6: TnC with Kimmaytube leave-in only (only 1 tsp of each oil instead of 2).

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