Friday, December 21, 2012

Surprised myself

I'm not much of a length checker as I don't heat style. I can never tell if my hair is growing but I can tell if its breaking,lol. The styles I usually wear encourage a lot of shrinkage.  Lately I've been twisting out my bangs and bunning the back.  Yesterday , I went into the bathroom to reset my bun as it was too tight and as I took it down I noticed my hair seemed really full so I snapped a picture.

A few things I've learned about my hair:

1. The more I stretch it as days go by, the straighter my hair gets.
2. I need to moisturize it daily and seal even if I'm bunning it
3 My hair grows out and not down.


...... what do you think? 



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Black Friday Giveaway: Winner

Thank you all for participating in the Black Friday Giveaway. I appreciate the time that you took out to stop by and leave a comment. The winner is Cnortorious.


Please email me your mailing address at Ahappynappyaffair@gmail.com within 24 hours. Keep an eye out for the New Years Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Black Friday Giveaway: Sincere-Ly Naturale Apothecary-CLOSED

Everyone loves Black Friday , right? Well here is a chance for you to win a sample pack of products from a new company called Sincerely Naturale Apothecary. The sample pack will include a sample moisturizer, cleansing aid, a sample sealant and literature about SNA of the owners choosing.


I noticed the line on Naturally Curly and decided to investigate. The name in itself caught my attention because the play on words.

Sincere-Ly Naturale Apothecary formulates products that promote holistic living. We believe that not only does healthy living begin from within but from also providing pure nourishment towards your body and hair.
All of our premium goods utilize only sustainable, organic, wild-crafted and chemical unaltered butters, oils.

Some of the items in the line :


Hydra Emollience Cream Lotion

This highly concentrated emollient cream lotion is an all around great product that is super moisturising on your hair or body. Packed with creamy butters and infused with unique specialty ingredients to help strengthen and condition

Grande Riche Champu Bar

Our champu bars are formulated to aid in cleansing the hair & skin without stripping away its natural oils. When utilizing on the hair you will notice that our champu bars will aid in the detangling process creating more ease for when you commence in the conditioning stage. When utilized on the body , this bar will leave skin feeling uber soft, supple and clean. You can utilize this bar on the hair, body and face.

Tacuma &Pinque Rose Moisturiser

This product provides an abundance of moisture, shine and smoothing properties. Best utilized as a daily moisturizer. Concocted with emollient butters and oils this product will help restore hydration to dry hair and skin.

As they prepare for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale the website is temporarily inaccessible but you can view and purchase products here..

*Check out the Facebook in the next day or so to see what discounts are being offered as well.


The requirements are you LIKE Sincere-Lys Facebook page and comment below on What do you plan to being on Black Friday.

This contest will run one week. It will end on November 30th 2012 11:59 pm EST. The winner has 24 hours to respond or we will pick a run-upper. Thank you !

This giveway is now closed.

Black Friday Discount

 If you like our page over at Platinum Product Junkies you just might find some wonderful surprises waiting for you

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24% for 24 Hours
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Elasta QP Kicks Off Three City Tour to Introduce New Olive Oil & Mango Butter Collection

 Do you love Elasta QP products? I cant lie , I used too love their deep conditioner but as time evolved I move on to different items in their line. I found their Olive oil and mango butter hair moisturizer to be a lovely item that's easily found on the ground. Its very affordable in that it usually sells for no more than $7.99 in the  stores that I have seen it in. It is not 100% natural however.

Whats in it?
Water (Aqua) , Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive) , Capric Caprylic Triglycerides , PEG 75 Lanolin , Behentrimonium Methosulfate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Ceteareth 20 , Cetyl Alcohol , Dimethicone , Phenyl Trimethicone , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter , Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut) , Retinyl Palmitate , Tocopherol , Ascorbic Acid , Biotin , Linoleic Acid , Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado) , Fragrance , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Hydrolyzed Silk , CI 19140 (FD&C Yellow 5

Well Elasta QP is expanding this Olive and Mango Butter line.

Elasta QP’s Olive Oil & Mango Butter Collection is comprised of five anti-breakage products (Moisture Shampoo, Leave-In HR Conditioner, Growth Moisturizer, Growth Oil, and Leave-In Conditioner) as well as three styling products (Curl Defining Pudding, Moisturizer and Curl Wax) that help heal split ends, smooth frizz, define curls and add brilliant shine to tresses.

 See link for full details.  Are you a fan of Elastaqp?


Monday, November 12, 2012

Protective Styling Update

 I'm currently in week 4 of wearing my weave.  I'm happy to say I'm not missing my hair but I didn't like this type of hair I bought this time.  It was less curly than normal and tangles if you look at it wrong. This Saturday I will be coming out of it and resting my hair for two weeks before I go into Kinky Twists.  I will also have a review soon for the brand new line Soultanicals so be on the look out. Talk to you soon!



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Things I wish I knew when I first went natural


1. Sectioning your hair makes everything easier.
  •  His/Her braid outs might dry overnight but yours need to be a little smaller or  sit under a dryer for a bit. 
2. Everyone who goes natural doesnt experience the same milestones.
  •       Just because your favorite natural is beyond Arm Pit Length at 2 years doesnt mean this will happen to you
3. Natural isn't a movement for all
  • Its awesome you want to use as natural or organic products as can be  but dont knock lady over there using crisco, grease, cones and parabens. Its a personal choice
4. Protective Styling isnt the end all.
  • Find other ways to style your hair if the ones you see arent working out for yourself
5. Patience
  • Routines , Styling,  Product selections, take time. Stick with something for a period of time before you decide it isnt working. It can be the way youre using it and not what youre using.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10 weeks

 Thats about whats left in this year so I've decided to go the protective style route.






After this comes out I think I'm going to do Kinky Twists, we shall see.  Anyone else going into protective style mode?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rest In Peace my dear

 I know we will see you again.  I cant get over this and I havent really talked about it because I'm not sure yet how but I know you touched  so many and will continue too.


Dawnyele Partee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-XpGJrVYIk


Visit the link below for myregistry.com Under Dawnyele Partee
http://www.myregistry.com/visitors/giftlist.aspx?sid=66160cf4-5959-418c-b8a8-... 
Please keep in mind that clothing/diapers needs to be bought in assorted sizes not just newborn.

Condolences and others for the family please send to:
Partee Family
17205 E 48th St Ct S
Independence, MO 64055

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil




 I LOVE Tropical Traditions products,  I guess that might seem a little wild being as I haven't tried ALL of their products. I guess, what I should say is I love the concept of Tropical Traditions and the quality of the products I have tried. I was sent their Virgin Coconut oil with the Gold Label to review and I'm super excited.  Can you tell?




I use coconut oil a lot in my hair routine and on occasion my body as well. I use coconut oil to pre-poo my hair prior to any type of washing, whether its a cowash or a shampoo. My hair strands do not like to be manipulated much and with the use of the coconut oil, it has cut shedding and breaking to a minimum. 


I look forward to using this and comparing with my generic coconut oil and Vatika oil. Stay Tuned. Anyone else ever try any Tropical Traditions items?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Are you a proud Product Junkie?

 I've started a new adventure with four of my favorite Product Junkies.   Stay tuned for the ride. We will be hitting the natural streets running on Black Friday.


Do you like makeup?  Do you like skincare?  Do you LOVE hair products? Are you a self proclaimed Product Junkie that doesn't need a routine but loves trying various items? Then we have the place for you

Subscribe.......... We will have the motherload of giveaways on Black Friday.


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L.O.C. Method

I'm sure you have heard of this method going around the natural community.  Its been out for awhile though but it may be new to some of you all so I thought I would share. The basis is you use a liquid to moisturize, a oil to seal the moisture in from the liquid and then a cream to seal the moisture in for the oil.  For some of you that might be a lot of product but what I have found is when they say a little they really mean a little is all you need.

I have only used this method on dry hair and not freshly washed *
10/15/2012


I don't have any problems keeping moisture in my hair but this method is great for a lazy winter styler like myself.  I have tried it out on my wash n gos to stretch the days before washing and it works great.  I recently tried it out with an unusual combination of products.


I used Qhemet Biologics Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee as my liquid , Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter as my oil, and Reve Essentials Hair & Body Moisturizing Creme as my cream. I say unusual because the Moringa Tree is a multipurpose item and the Twist butter emulsifies down into an oil, it doesn't start that way.

I had prior to using the items a shrunk TWA, not only did the Moringa Tree conditioning ghee moisturize my hair , it detangled it beautifully.

I don't really have any hold, as seen in the picture above, but my hair is soft and fluffy. There is a little sheen to my hands when I touch my hair but it isn't overly greasy at all.




Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall is here and so is my friend.........Lazy

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Its been such a hectic last few weeks for me that my hair is the least of my worries. I have so many reviews to do its not even funny plus a business venture is about to be in the works in the next two months.  Stay tuned for that because its going to be super cool. Well last week I tried a new product called Pop N Curls by Neutrlab and it might be an interesting styler for the winter.  I didn't give it my all because I was traveling and staying at a hotel so I was a little rushed.  I used the sample of Paul Mitchell Original Awapuhi shampoo that so happened to be in the hotel.  It was so ironic because earlier at a mall outing I picked up another bottle of Paul Mitchell Original Conditioner.  I love that stuff!  It works great as a leave in conditioner. The shampoo wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  It cleansed my scalp and didn't leave my hair too hard.  I conditioned with my trusty Tresemme Naturals Conditioner , rinsed , then added the Paul Mitchell conditioner as a leave in, then raked in the Pop n Curls for my WnG styler.  My hair wasn't uber defined but it was soft. The next day my hair shrunk but was easy to separate . I put twists in to stretch my hair with the Pop N Curls and wore a twist out the next day.



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 Every day after that at night I found myself  moisturizing , sealing and then putting my hair into two ponytails.   Once I arrived at work, I would take down shake and rock a semi stretched fro.  Well here it is almost a week later and I'm still doing the same thing.   Its funny,  I lightly finger-detangle after taking the ponytail down , shake , pat it in places and go about my business.  No muss no fuss.  Heck I cant even find my satin bonnet and its not worrying me in the least.


I'm not sure how long I will do this, but for now , its super convenient.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall is upon us... or at least a little taste is visiting





 I was so happy these last 3 weeks. All this lovely rain in the state of New Jersey along with Curl Activator gel has had my curls in heaven.  Well this morning the temperature dropped and there went my hair lol.  Its brought to mind that pretty soon I'm going to have to make up my mind about what I want to do with my hair.  I'm stuck on whether I should get a weave or kinky twists. Lingering in the back of my head is even the thought to just protective style with my own hair. I don't know really.  I  don't protective style for length but simply because when its cold, my hair is the last thing I want to be bothered by.

Choices.......


What will you all be doing for the fall/winter?  Give a sister some ideas...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Remixed my Flaxseed Spritz

Last month I made a spritz but I didnt use flaxseeds in it. It turned out awesome so I decided to make another one but this time with flaxseeds.  I only make enough for a months use and keep it in the fridge so I dont use a preservative.

The last time I had in it 100% Aloe Vera, infused with marshmallow root, horsetail ,irish moss comfrey root and saw palmetto, amla castor oil, wheat germ oil, sunflower oil and honeyquat. This time I will still infuse the aloe vera but then simmer flaxseeds in it until the liquid coats the spoon. Im going to take out the honeyquat and add in , gotu kola, lavender, and chamomile.


Isnt she lovely?


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Random Tuesday Giveaway




Happy Tuesday, hope everyone is doing well.  We are going to have the Random Tuesdays Giveaway tonight at 7pm on FB.I will post a random question and the first person to answer will receive a gently used jar of Komaza Care Califia Pudding.

Information:

This styling product elongates curls helping to control shrinkage without drying or flaking. Gives hair softness and shine and works well to control frizz and smooth hair line. pH Balance 5.0

Ingredients:

Distilled Water, Shea Butter, Aloe Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Oil Dipalmitoylethyldimonium Chloride (A derivitive of Palm Oil) aloe vera, hydrolyzed collagen, acrylates, alkyl acrylates, Sodium Benzoate, Natural Carmel, phthalates-free vegetarian fragrance.

Directions for use:
For curly style start with palm full amount. Rub hands together then apply to wet hair. Use fingers to comb through hair. Keep fingers slightly close together and let hair slide between fingers from top to bottom for a smoothing and elongating affect. Let hair air dry or use a dryer on a cool setting. To straighten curls: Apply generous amount to wet hair comb through to wrap and slick hair to scalp, tie scarf around head to keep edges of hairline in place and sit under dryer till completely dry. Comb out hair and flat iron or use curling iron.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion-Giveaway Winner

Thank you for your patience, the winner of the Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion Giveaway is LaWanda Sykes. Please send me an email at AHappyNappyAffair@gmail.com. You have 72 hours to confirm , if not I will pick another winner.

Thank you everyone for participating and please see the FB Fan page on Tuesday for the Random Giveaway at 7PM EST.

 We will be giving away a gently used Komaze Care Califia Pudding



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion-Giveaway-CLOSED

I love the Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion.  This is an awesome leave in conditioner(for me), from the smell to the slip that it gives as I am adding it to my hair. Its easily something that I use consistently in my hair routine.  A lovely friend of mine recently tried it out but didn't like it due to the glycerin.

* I have no problem using glycerin year round in New Jersey.

She was kind enough to give it to me and I'm going to give it away on the blog.  It is gently used but if you can see by the picture, she wrapped it up all nice and tight for you.


You may be wondering exactly what is the Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, well here you go.


WHAT IS IT?: A NEW super detangling leave-in that can help you moisturize and style your curls and coils. You only need a little to help you smooth out your hair. It can be used alone or can provide a great base for other styling products. It can also be used as a rinse-out or on dry hair to add moisture when needed or as a styling aid for twists & braids.

HOW TO USE IT: Apply a small amount of conditioner to damp or dry hair and smooth through hair lengths with fingers or a wide-tooth comb.

WHO NEEDS IT: all hair types, especially dry, thirsty hair.

AVAILABLE IN: 12 fl. oz. size, Vanilla-Cotton Candy Scent



WHAT'S IN IT: Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Vegetable Glycerin, Slippery Elm Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.

This will run until the end of the week, August 10th 2012

You must be a follower of the blog and or "like" the Facebook Fan Page


Please leave a comment telling which one you are or both if its applicable! Thanks


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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Curly Kinks :Twist Whip

Curly Kinks newest product Twist Whip has made its debut. This new item is a creamy styler souffle  made with Illipe Butter, Cupuacu Butter and infused with Burdock Root.  It is said to  add shine, smoothness and moisture while giving the hair a soft medium hold making it perfect for twists, twist outs, braids, and even wash n go styles on some textures.  It will not leave hair greasy or weighed down but will give a soft moisturized feeling. The natural nutty scent of the Cupuacu butter is blended with a light warm creamy scent.

Ingredients: Water, Burdock Root, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose, Cupucau Butter, Illipe Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Emulsifier, Panthenol, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil,  Brassica oleracea italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Agave Nectar, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Citric Acid

The sizes are 2, 8, 12, and 16oz. The 12oz is a limited size for now * . The prices are $5.00, $15.00, $19.00 and $23.00.



Stay tuned for a review at the end of the month.  I'm currently in box braids until August 26th, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Blue Algae Protein Mask DIY


After trying Camille Roses Algae mask I was tempted to find out what was in it so I could make it myself. I usually take the main ingredients in a deep conditioner and alter them to my likes if I find myself not wanting to pay for an item.



Dry Hair

I had heard of Algae in deep conditioners before from looking at Aubrey Organics .  I wanted to try It but never purchased it due to the price and size of the container. Its called AO  Blue Green Algae Hair Rescue Conditioning Mask.

IT claims :
There's no better conditioner for the hair than protein. And there's no better source of vegetable protein than blue green algae, made up of over 50% utilizable protein, all the major amino acids and a long list of vitamins and minerals. We combine it with organic shea butter, organic aloe and other moisture-rich herbals in this ultra-conditioning mask ideal for chemically treated or damaged hair.
Organic Blue Green Algae
High in protein & amino acids; strengthens hair fiber & tones scalp
Organic Aloe & Shea Butter
Restore moisture balance

INGREDIENTS INCI: Aqua, cetyl alcohol, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*), aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), hydrolyzed rhodophycea extract, glycerin, citrus grandis (grapefruit) extract, aphanizomenon flos aquae (blue green algae)*, glyceryl linoleate, glyceryl linolenate, tocopherol acetate, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, ascorbic acid, glycine soja (soybean) oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, beta-carotene

$14.33 for 4oz

Prepoo


IT claims


Prepoo'n

This vitamin packed treatment is designed to stop breakage, strengthen hair fibers and promote growth! Blue green algae is composed of 50 to 71% Protein along with all the major Amino Acids. Our special formula is combined with  vitamins that are  excellent for cell growth and very beneficial to the hair as well as the scalp. It can also be used as a Pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. 


Ingredients: aloe vera juice, wheat protein, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter,jojoba oil, rose hip, green tea,blue green algae, panthenol, msm,and  biotin.
  
  BENEFITS: Decrease breakage, shedding and thinning hair. Restore moisture, strengthen fibers and promotes growth!

$17.50 for 8oz

I tried the Camille Rose mask and was very pleased with one use, unfortunely when I went to use it again the product had grown mold. It was in a closed closet but I guess the warmth we have been receiving over the last 2 months was stronger than the preservative. I decided to make my own mask using some of the key ingredients featured in each mask. I only used enough for one time as I didnt want it going bad on me.




My mix contained
2oz Blue Algae
2oz Amla powder
3oz Shea Butter
1oz Hemp Seed oil
1oz Monoi Tahiti Coconut oil
2 oz Aloe Vera Gel
3 oz Conditioner

Mixed
 After all of the ingredients were mixed, I prepoo'd my hair with AO Rosa Mosqueta conditioner. Its a really nice conditioner that puts moisture back into the hair. I then shampoo'd my hair with the AO Rosa Mosqueta Shampoo because I wanted to start with a clean slate. After letting the shampoo sit on my scalp for a minute, I rinsed and then applied my Blue Algae mask that I mixed it. I was very creamy and easy to add to the hair.

NOTE: This stuff makes a mess just like henna does, so be prepared. Little blue green spots were all over my bathroom. I immediately wiped them up with a little cleaner. I wasnt sure if it would stain and I wanted to be sure.


As I was applying it I noticed that it soaked into my hair strands and the vivid blue green tinge started to disappear.


Once rinsed out after 20 minutes my hair felt strong. It wasn't a hard feeling but a pliable strong feeling to my strands. I immediately put a moisturizing deep conditioner on for a few seconds because I am protein sensitive and  algae is a type of protein


If your hair doesn't like Shea Butter and any of the oils you can also sub them out  for your favorites.
Happy mixing!

Friday, July 6, 2012

500th "likes"

 Our 400th "like" received a beautiful dress of her choice ($35) from Da Goddess Boutique.  If you bring the most  friends to our Facebook page and they tell us you sent them you could have a chance to win one of several items.


1. $35 value  for a dress/outfit from Da Goddess Boutique
2. $35 Gift Certificate to Qhemet Biologics ( to be purchased from Sage)
3.$35 Gift Certificate to Darcy's Botanicals
4. $35 value for earrings(s) to Sarenzo Beads




P.S Regardless of who brings the most folks , when we reach 500 there will be an additional prize!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sheabutter Cottage: Giveaway- CLOSED

Sheabutter Cottage is owned by a wonderful lady  I was blessed to "meet" on Nappturality. She is always warm and welcoming whenever a question is needed to be answered.  I have been grateful to have been gifted some of her wonderful products in the past and have to admit everything is stellar!.

Akua has graciously offered to sponsor us for a giveaway. This giveaway will run for two weeks.  In order to be considered for the giveaway  you have to be a follower of the blog and like A Happy Nappy Affair and Sheabutter Cottage on Facebook. When you like Sheabutter Cottage Facebook page, please announce that A Happy Nappy Affair sent you.

This giveaway is opened to our International Naturals as well. "Hooray"


* If you already like both pages, please still leave a note on Sheabutter Cottage page saying AHNA sent you


The giveaway  will be a gift pack including  Cocoa+Marula deep conditioner,








Whipped Shea:Oats and Lavender,






and a Babassu+ Cocoa shampoo bar

This giveaway will end on  July 20th, 2012 11:59 EST.


aqua, orbignya oleifera, sodium olivate, theobroma cacao, sodium cocoate, butyrospermum parkii, ricinus communis, cocos nucifera, hedychium spicatum, mangifera indica, trigonella foenum graecum

Monday, July 2, 2012

Natural by Design Cosmetics: Giveaway- Winner

 I want to thank everyone who participated in the giveaway, We  truly appreciate the time you took to view the post and like both pages.

The winner of the giveaway is Susan Blunt


Please send your information to me at ahappynappyaffair@gmail.com. You have 72 hours to respond


The next giveaway is for the overseas naturals, stay tuned

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Natural by Design Cosmetics: Giveaway- CLOSED


Rose Carrot Gel

Natural by Design Cosmetics has been working on formulating a hair gel for nearly a year and finally has come up with some great selections.

Ingredients- distilled water (rose, lavender or chamomile hydrosol), (carrot root extract, cucumber extract or seaweed extract) shea butter, Dehydroxanthan Gum, dL pathenol, and Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

This product is 99.5% natural, vegan friendly, no dyes, no synthetics, no mineral oil, no petroleum, protein free, no fragrances and no parabens.

Rose carrot is intended to condition the hair, Lavender Cucumber to help soften the hair and Chamomile Seaweed to help nourish the hair. This gel does not flake no matter how much you put on and can help define your curls while providing some moisture.

NDC has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway with A Happy Nappy Affair. The requirements of the giveaway are simple. You only have to do two things to be entered. You must like each of our FB pages and when you like Natural By Design Cosmetics FB page YOU must tell her that A Happy Nappy Affair sent you.

That's it. This giveaway will run TWO weeks, if after 24 hours I havent received a response I will pick another winnner.

 P.S  Guess what, if we can get 100 likes (  between the both pages) another winner will get a 4oz sample as
well.

P.P.S Guess what else, once A Happy Nappy Affair gets to 400 likes, we will be having a surprise giveaway as well.

So you have three chances to win three different times!

This giveaway will end on June 30th 2012 at 11:59pm EST

Heritage by Aerist : Part Two

Clay added
I recieved these products after finding the owner on Instagram. I love clay and I love flax seed gel so I asked to try them out and she was gracious enough to send them.

 I have been in a protective style for 6 weeks and my hair WAS dirty! I detangled the shed hair after removing the beehive braid that's under the weave with organic coconut oil. After that I applied the clay in sections to the very front and the back in two big sections.  One thing I will note with the clay is I liberally applied water so that it was smoother when adding,

 6 weeks of PS'n


After keeping the clay in for 30 minutes, I then rinsed and applied the Moisturizer to my damp twists and re-twisted  after smoothing it thru the sections

Ingredients: Organic aloe vera juice, clay minerals, organic nettle, olive oil, organic honey, essential oil blend, love.

 Note: Emulsify the moisturizer until it turns clear before adding it to your hair.
Hair Rinsed

There were some sections of my hair where the Shea butter moisturizer is visible because I forgot to emulsify before adding it. After doing that step I added the FSG to each twisted section and moved on until my head was completely done. 
Ingredients: Organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil, essential oil blend, love 
Moisturizer added


I think this line is going to be a winner. Its simple and not hard at all to do. I also have to say, I DID NOT condition my hair after using the clay, I went straight to the moisturizer step. Usually after wearing my hair in such a long protective style I would deep condition for a long time but honestly, I wanted to try the product out sans deep conditioning and two, I was lazy, it is Sunday after all , lol.
Ingredients: Purified water, organic flax seeds, castor oil, vitamin E oil, essential oil blend, love.

FSG added

Currently my hair is drying and I will update this post in 24 hours after its fully dried.

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