Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heathy Hair: Kyra's Shea Medley x Giveaway


A few months ago I fell in love with Kyra's Shea Medley. I was sent a lovely appreciation package full of amazing butters to try! I began using the butters daily on my hair and body; the more I used them, the more I loved them. My two faves are the lavender and the original--both are creamy and whipped to perfection. The ingredients are simple and the scents are amazing! With all of that being said, of course we have to giveaway some of KSM's amazing goodies...


Two lucky blog readers will win a set of KSM's butters to try and love! The little butters come in 2oz containers.


This stuff is literally whipped to perfection. I ended up getting two full size jars are the lavender (perfect after a hot shower) and the original which smells like cake. The samples will definitely have you going back for more! I am excited to see which are your favorites...

To Enter:

1. Leave your email below 
(all comments are approved by me before they show up, FYI)

2. Leave a comment on how you like to use hair butters

3. For an extra entry you can head over to @thegoodhairblog on Instagram and comment on the KSM post.

Deadline to enter is 4/10 at 6pm.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Braided Out...


Braid outs for the win.


Products used: 

Oyin Handmade's Honey Hemp Conditioner
Oyin's Burnt Sugar Pomade
Oyin's Greg Juice
Grey Rods



Monday, March 3, 2014

Healthy Hair: Monster Puff


Can we talk about how I get my best puff balls from dirty hair? Also, may I ask why NO ONE told me how fabulous braid outs are?! Pictured above is my glorious puff from yesterday. It was soft, dirty and oily but it looked lovely. The puff was a result of a 3 day old braid out which was a result of a 4 day old wash and go. I love "old hair" especially when rocking puffs because I usually get treated to a "monster puff" depending on how old the style/ dirty the hair is. 


Sunday is usually wash day so I snapped a few pics, went about my day and then slathered on the henna I had sitting from Saturday before bed. I haven't henna'd in a long time but I needed a good protein treatment. I also wanted to naturally tint the white hairs that I have all over my head. The henna worked perfectly as always! I kept it on overnight and rinsed this morning. It took forever to wash the henna out (about 3 good washes) and I had to condition really well but it was worth it. 


My henna mix consisted of:
Henna from Henna for Hair
Orange Juice
Fresh lemon (1/2) 
(The acids from the citrus triggered the release of red/auburn/copper tones in the henna.)

My hair is currently braided up with rods at the end for a "braid and curl out" tomorrow. I will post pics of my results this week. 

PS. I really have fallen in love with braid outs! Twist out who?! LOL ;o)

xo,
Alex


Monday, February 24, 2014

Healthy Hair: Easy DIY Creamy Custard

**There's a giveaway at the end of this post**
THE GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED! Thanks to all who entered. 


What's better than a good DIY that will leave you with a plethora of product you can keep, share or both?! I've been itching for a new creamy hair custard that was easy to whip up and smooth on my strands, FOUND ONE. 



You will need the following:

Solids
Aloe Butter
Babassu Oil
Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Emulsifying Wax

Liquids
Vegetable Glycerin
Vitamin E
Water 

Extras
Lavender flowers
Hibiscus Powder

(CamdenGrey has a great variety of oils, waxes and butters)



Directions:
(adapted from LuminousVegans)

  1. Sterilize all lotion making equipment (spoons, glass cups/jars, lids, etc) before hand. This just means cleaning them thoroughly and then boiling them in hot water and letting them dry.
  2. Measure out the solids in a glass pyrex cup and heat until liquified. I used a double boiler which is just fancy talk for immersing the cup in a pot of water on the stove at low heat. Microwaving the solids is fine too.
  3. Measure out the liquid oils in another cup.
  4. Add the liquified solids to the liquid oils.
  5. Add the distilled water and blend everything together using an immersion blender.
  6. Add the extra stuff and blend until everything is well mixed. It should be white, but still pretty liquidy at this point.
  7. Pour into jar and put on lid.
  8. Let set overnight before slathering it on.
**I infused my water with lavender petals and hibiscus powder. Optional, you don't have to.*







Monday, February 10, 2014

Win "Eden's Heart" by Cassandre Beccai *CLOSED*



***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!***


The beautiful YouTuber, Cassandre Beccai, has created greatness within her natural hair care line "Eden's Heart." When I initially gave these goodies a try I instantly fell in love! So, of course, I had to host  giveaway to give one of you beautiful readers a chance to try the line yourself. 

The items included in this giveaway are: 

Cleansing Smoothie Shampoo (8oz)- This shampoo is non-irritating, with little to no lather as compared to the harsher, sulfate based shampoos. Your hair is left smooth and clean. 

Damage Control Moisture Masque (8oz)- An uber thick, moisturizing masque is just what you need to revive that heat damaged, colored treated or really dry hair of yours! Includes super moisturizing sal butter, luxurious babassu oil and restorative hydrolyzed wheat protein.

Oatmilk n' Honey Daily Moisturizer (8oz) - Oatmilk serves as the base to create a wonderfully emollient and deeply hydrating daily conditioner while cocoa butter, silk, jojoba oil and honey bring moisture right where your hair needs it most. Use 

Sweet Vanilla Butter (4oz) - A fabulous blend of "tried and true" emollient oils, rich butters and a dash of pure vanilla essential oil make up this hair care sensation with the most divine scent! Use as a sealant or pre shampoo treatment

One reader will win the products listed above. 
I am a huge fan of the Damage Control Masque, my hair feels like butter when I use that stuff.  Read my review here.

How to enter: 
 1. Leave a product below that you absolutely can't live without.
2. Leave your email
3. For an extra entry follow Cass on InstaGram


This giveaway ends Monday the 17th at 6pm (est)

Good Luck!

xo,
Alex

You can read more about Eden's Heart under the jump.

Valentine's Day Giveaway with Mane Message *CLOSED*

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!***


If you have been following TGHB for a while now you know that Mane Message hair ties and headbands are in my list of "things naturals must have." Olivia, the owner of Mane Message, has partnered with me to give 3 lucky ladies a Valentine's Day theme'd hair tie package! See below for details on how to enter.

To enter is simple:

1. In the comment box leave your absolute fave hairstyle
2. Leave your email
3. Follow Mane Message on Twitter and Instagram (for an extra entry if applicable)

This giveaway closes on Friday at 12 pm (EST)!
The winners will be contacted the same day. 

Happy early Valentine's Day!

xo,
Alex

Friday, February 7, 2014

Today's Hair: Butterfly Bun



Words cannot express how happy I am that my hair is long enough for a bun! Simple, QUICK and easy. I will be doing a tutorial on how I achieve my buns soon.  Today's up-do is adorned with pretty butterflies from Etsy.

How is your hair today?

xo,
Alex