Congratulations Kylay Justice and Tennitra Newsome!! You are the winners of our Shea Moisture GIVEAWAY!! Please email cknight @naturallyhappyhair.com with your mailing address and phone number to claim your prize. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours. CONGRATS!!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
- To show our appreciation for your support of Naturally Happy Hair we have lined up several great GIVEAWAYS over the next few weeks! These are products that we personally use and love and want to share the product experience with you. New giveaways will be posted weekly, so check back often. #Let'sGo!Today's Giveaway is Sponsored by Shea Moisture
- Olive & Green Tea – With a high content of healing Vitamin E and fatty acids, Olive Butter helps hydrate, repair and heal skin. Rich in powerful anti-oxidants and vitamins, Green Tea and Avocado protect skin and help regenerate skin cells.
Gift Includes:(1) Olive & Green Tea Body Scrub(1) Lemongrass & Ginger Body ScrubTWO (2) WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!!How to Enter the Giveaway:4. Tell us why you want to try the Shea Moisture Body Scrub line and type "Enter Me" in the comments section below.That's it!Contest starts now and ends tonight - Saturday, August 10, 2013at midnight CST.GOOD LUCK!!
- Lemongrass & Ginger – This purifying and uplifting scrub uses Lemongrass to help balance skin and Ginger to relieve joint stiffness and muscular pain, and improve circulation.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The WINNER of the Dr. Miracle's giveaway is GRASCIA HINDS! Congratulations, Grascia!! Please email your mailing address to email@example.com within 48 hours to claim your prize.
Thank you to ALL who participated. Another giveaway will be announced soon!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Brown Sugar Beauti expo at the Houston Museum of African American Culture - Houston, TX. This was a wonderful event packed with pampering at every turn! Hair salons such as Natural Souls Hair Cottage and Zayd's Naturally Natural Hair Studio offered hair consultations and stylings throughout the evening.
Guests enjoyed complimentary manicures by Colour Nail Bar and massages from Magnificent Mobile Massage, Massage Express and Euphoric Touch Mobile Massage and complimentary makeovers by LAMIK, Kim Clark Artistry and other beauty brands.
"I am so pleased at the level of success we had! So many great vendors from the Houston beauty industry came out and showcased their skills and services." says Grace Fraser, Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti
Giveaways flowed throughout the evening and a lavish Beauty Goodie Buffet was a much anticipated highlight for attendees! Guests filled their Brown Sugar Beauti Expo gift bags with complimentary items from the unlimited buffet. "I’ve always been addicted to hair, makeup, beauty products, etc. I started my beauty blog - BrownSugarBeauti.com - in 2011 to share my passion with other beauty enthusiasts." says event founder Grace Fraser. "After noticing a lack of beauty events in the Houston area, I envisioned creating an “all things beauty” event for local beauty enthusiasts and businesses to partake in."
I can hardly wait for the next event from Brown Sugar Beauti and hopefully you'll get to experience it in a city near you soon. "People should definitely expect bigger and better, meaning a larger venue, more vendors and businesses, big sponsors, big names in entertainment and a bigger Beauty Goodie Buffet with more awesome, free products! We have plans to take Brown Sugar Beauti on the road, whether it be an expo or tour with beauty industry pros. You’ll definitely hear about the unique, but much-needed events that we will be hosting for our Brown Sugar Beauties." says Grace.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The NHH team has been blessed with an overwhelming positive response to Naturally Happy Hair Magazine and we have YOU to THANK for our success! To show our appreciation for your support we have lined up several great GIVEAWAYS over the next few weeks :-) These are products that we personally use and love and want to share the product experience with you. New giveaways will be posted weekly, so check back often. #Let'sGo!
Today's Giveaway is sponsored by Curl Care by Dr Miracles
Gift Set Includes:
Boosting and Defining Leave In Conditioner
Curl Friendly Blowout Foam
Weightless Moisturizing Creme
How to Enter the Giveaway:
1. "Like" the Dr. Miracles Facebook Page
2. Write this exact statement on Dr. Miracles Facebook Page wall:
Naturally Happy Hair sent me!
3. Join the Naturally Happy Hair Newsletter Mailing List by clicking here.
(sign-up in the turquoise box at the bottom of the homepage, left hand side)
4. Come back to this post and type "Enter Me" in the comments section below.
Contest starts now and ends Friday, July 26th at noon CST.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I'll be the first to admit that holidays were a little simpler when my hair was relaxed. Now that I'm natural and only apply products that won't hurt my hair, some pre-planning comes in useful. Here are the considerations for a natural haired girl:
1. Convenience. Do you want to have a break from hair management too?
2. Weather. What will the weather be like?
3. Activities. Will you be swimming and therefore immersing your hair in salty or chlorinated water regularly?
4. Products. How much and what should you take?!
Generally, when I go on holiday, I also want to have a break from managing my hair. I try to arrange a completely protective, low manipulation hairstyle before I go. I prefer braids, but if you like sewn-in weaves, they are great too.
For my next holiday, I'm considering wearing a wig. I'm about to purchase a very authentic looking natural hair weave. This is a great money saver; I can cornrow my own hair for wearing the wig so I don't need to "waste" cash on a stylist.
It's not just the cold that hair doesn't “like," it's any extreme temperatures. If you're going somewhere very hot and dry, you will find that your hair will dry out before midday — even after a good moisturizing session.
A wash-and-go style can become very hard and crunchy in hot weather. I also find shrinkage to be worse when it’s very hot than when the temperature is mild.
If you're going on a skiing holiday, the extreme cold could lead to brittle dryness. Hats, tucked-in hair styles, updos that hide hair ends, and completely protective dos are ideal here.
Beach and poolside holidays are my favorite! If you're only going to swim a couple of times, it's okay to go into the pool "as is" without preparing your hair. If you plan to swim regularly in salty seawater or chlorinated pool water, you should make some preparations.
Spritz your hair thoroughly with water, and generously apply a good conditioner. You don't have to use an expensive brand; even a $4 commercial conditioner will do.
Lock in the conditioner with any good quality vegetable oil such as avocado, grape seed, or even olive oil. I suggest you don't use an expensive oil such as jojoba or argan oil, because you're going to wash your hair after the swim.
You can now go swimming.
If you want to add an additional layer of protection, twist the hair into sections and tie the twists together loosely if they are big enough — or wear a shower cap.
After every swim, wash the hair through thoroughly, condition using a daily use conditioner, and air dry in plaits or twists.
Products to take
Keep in mind that your products may not be sold where you are going, so if you'll be gone for more than a week you will need to pack your products. But only pack products you have used before and like! Don’t forget restrictions on what quantities of liquid you are allowed in carry-on. You don’t want to throw away perfectly good product if it’s not allowed!
I made the mistake of taking a brand new, never-before-used conditioner on holiday only to find it didn't work with my hair! I was in a country that doesn't have natural hair products at all, so I had to use my oil blend (Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator) to condition my hair. This was OK, but I prefer creamy conditioners because they’re better for detangling.However, my top recommendation is to have fun and not obsess over your hair. Upon your return, give it a good deep condition to make up for any neglect.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Crystal, Chimere, Trudy and Tiffany
Crystal, Aevin, and Chimere
Nikka Shae and Latonya "Curly Hue"
During the #Rx4style Lounge guests were treated to complimentary customized and tasty cocktails, savory New Orleans food provided by the Bellocq Lounge, caricature drawings to capture their experience in the lounge and most importantly a chance to get a personal hair consultation, styling session and hair product prescription from the Curl Care by Dr. Miracles and Dr. Miracles line.
The event was hosted by singer Honey LaRochelle and featured guest hairstylist and Bravo's Fashion Queen host Derek Jae, along with Jasmine of The Jasmine Brand. A plethora of reality TV celebs, and authors also stopped through the lounge to get their #RX4Style.
The natural beauties who visited the lounge were in for a huge treat! One by one their tresses were transformed into beautiful, shiny and healthy looking styles with the Curl Care By Dr. Miracles line by stylist Craig Carter of craighcarterhairstylist.com, Lena Pinkston, Beauty Director of KONTROL Magazine and Ed Jones of D’ International Hair Affair of Dallas.
We want to thank all of the Naturally Happy Hair family that visited with us while in New Orleans and a special thanks to all of the beauty bloggers who came out to show their support. Be on the lookout for more #RX4Style events coming to a city near you.F
or More Information on Curl Care By Dr. Miracle visit www.drmiracles.com
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
When you make the decision to go natural, there are a few things you must keep in mind. One of the primary — and constant — battles is the one between curls and length. Though we all love our curls unconditionally, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get the most out of them. While there may be a million products on the market that claim to elongate your curls, the right product can help you retain length when styling. Whether you’re a twist-out queen or a wash-n-go kind of girl, here are some great products to try next time you’re looking to show some length.
You can read the whole article and get all of Lisa Clays suggestions on winning the battle against shrinkage here>>
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Natural Hair Rules and Naturally Happy Hair and hosted the Naturalista Weekend At The Texas Black Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. Over 1000 Naturals came out to take in part in the free events and workshops during the weekend. Guest were treated to Q&A sessions, styling demos, blogging panels, hair care workshops, and so much more. Naturally Happy Hair was honored to be apart of this event for the 2nd year in a row.
Chimere Editor-In-Chief of Naturally Happy Hair Magazine & Tamara Floyd of Natural Hair Rules
Vernetta Freeney of Women Are Game Changers and Tamika Fletcher of Natural Resources Salon