Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Alrighty, it's a little quiet so I'll extend this giveaway to newbie naturals too! (Newbie natural = those who big chopped less than or 1 year ago.)

Here we go again ...

Alright, stretchers, transitioners, and newbie naturals. This giveaway has been a few weeks in the making. What's the prize? An arsenal of goodies to help you tame your new growth or new fro and feel pretty while you stretch, transition, or rock your new natural hair! What do you have to do for it? Scroll below and see.

- Cathy Howse's "Thinning Edges: A Chemical Reaction" (used Paperback)
- Lekair Cholesterol Plus
- 4oz sample of Fantasia IC Gel w/ olive oil
- 3 green butterfly clamps
- $1 coupon for any Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner
- Revlon Illuminance Creme Quad Eye Shadow (Moonlit Jewels)



1) You MUST be stretching, transitioning, or a newbie natural
- newbie naturals are those who big chopped less than or 1 year ago
- be honest :o)

2) Leave a comment below stating ...
- whether you are a stretcher/transitioner/newbie natural
- how long you plan to stretch/transition OR how long you've been natural
- AND 5 tips for maintaining healthy tresses during a stretch/transition/newbie natural stage

The giveaway closes May 1 at 11:59pm EST. I will then choose a winner based on her comment and abidance to the rules. The winner will be announced on May 2 and have 72 hours to claim her prize before it is forfeited and a new winner chosen.


dopeCurlz said...

Peace! I am a transitioner. I've been transitioning for a year and a half. You would think I would have the courage to let go of my relaxed tresses, but I am still holding on strong :-) Everytime I twist I clip my ends, so I have less than an inch left of relaxed ends. I plan to transition until this weekend. I feel like it's time to let go and plus, I want to color my hair. So, May 1st will mark a new journey for me and my completely natural hair. I'm excited *yayyy!*

5 tips for maintaining healthy tresses:
1. Moisturize- I can NOT express this enough! Dry hair=brittle hair= damaged hair. Make sure you seal your ends and don't allow your hair to be "thirsty"..lol
2. Wash your scalp frequently. Clogged pores inhibit hair growth!
3. Protective styling should be your best friend. There are a lot of videos on Youtube to help you with the versatility of your beautiful hair.
4. Deep Condition- I DC every week. This is extremely important for your hair. It allows your hair to be moisturized and prevents breakage, splitting, etc.
5. Take your vitamins and drink lots of water! You have to nourish your body from the inside out for your hair to grow healthy from the hair follicle.

Stay natural&embrace this journey with the hair God created you with!

Peace, love, and happiness!

Dani @ OKDani.com said...


I'm a natural. BCed on June 4 2009 after a 22 month transition
My tips for healthy hair during a transition (and beyond):

- moisturize regularly
- DC regularly
- be gentle with your hair
- have patience
- protect your ends
- be healthy inside for beautiful hair outside


Sequoia said...

I'm a newbie natural! I transitioned for almost 19 months and did my BC on April 3, 2010, so I've been natural for nearly a month now.

5 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair while Transitioning:

*Do everything in sections to prevent tangles and to allow your products to spread evenly throughout your hair.
*Use a sulfate-free shampoo, it's less drying.
*Be gentle when detangling your hair, especially where the 2 textures meet. Use a wide-tooth comb, and never detangle your hair dry!
*Deep condition and moisturize your hair regularly.
*Do styles that keep your new growth stretched (such as braid-outs, twist-outs, etc.) This keeps your hair from matting.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you opened the contest up to newbie naturals. I did the big chop on April 3, 2010 as well. (Check out my blog... hairgrease.wordpress.com.

So, let's see 5 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Hair while Stretching/Transitioning/As-A-Newbie Natural:

* Strive to find the right moisture/protein balance (takes time to find the right products/qunatities/schedule... but when the regimen is down pat, your hair will love you)

* As a natural, I definitely try to limit detangling until my hair is soaked with conditioner. I do a quick comb through in section before washing, but try to save the real detangling for later.

* Low manipulation (whether that may be braidouts, twist outs, wraps). While it may be exciting to sport a new-do every day, you may take a toll on your hair.

* Give products a chance to work (or not work). Long phrase short: don't be a product junkie. (Okay, maybe that wasn't much shorter.) Stick with products for at least a month before hopping on to the next thing. Not only does it save you money, but it also helps you learn/experiment with how to best use a product to your liking.

* Satin cap every night. Period. Keeps moisture in and helps prevent your hair from going all over the place while you sleep.

* Be consistent with your hair... try to wash/condition on a regular schedule. Doesn't have to be every 7 days, but going from washing every other day to every two week to co-washing daily... you'll confuse both yourself and your hair.

Those are my five. I could go on, and on, and on... =)

Loo said...

Thank you, ladies!! Great tips!