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I could not say no to a sale!

It's obvious this blog is not going to write itself so I'm trying to get back into writing regularly. I have a ton of ideas but the sitting down long enough without getting distracted to write my ideas down is where I'm running into trouble... But today is a new day so back to our regularly scheduled program of blogging. 

As a new natural I officially entered the product junkie stage. At the product junkie stage you feel compelled to purchase almost every product that you have heard of or read about. The minute your favorite vlogger or blogger says the product worked wonders on their hair you run out and buy it. Due to my consumerism, I accumulated a plethora of products, more than I knew what to do with as I only have one head of hair so I decided to go on a self-imposed no-buy from Jan 1st to March 31, 2013. I was naive in thinking this would be easy.

January and February were cake walks but by the time I got into March I was itching to make a purchase, any  purchase, I didn't care what hair product it was but I held out until... Until the natural hair product pushers over at Curlmart decided to have a 20% off sale with $5 shipping! Because the sale was ending before April, I had no choice but to make a purchase, I'm sure you would have done the same thing. Actually, the products will not arrive until April so technically I did not break my no-buy. *wink wink*

Once this no-buy is officially over I will have a new plan of attack for the next hair products I'll be purchasing. Look for details in a future blog post.



Have you survived a hair product no-buy? How long did you last?



I was told there was no difference between white (Shea Butter Nilotica) and yellow (Shea Butter Western) Shea butter but then I found YouTuber DuchessGabrielle. In her video she explains the differences so you can make a more informed choice. Learn more below:


Do you prefer white or yellow shea butter?



One of the most inspirational YouTube hair growth videos I have seen is by RenieceHairTV and after more than a year I'm happy to say she is back with another video! This time she features the hair growth journeys of several of her clients and at the end she shows common Black hair types both wet and flat-ironed.


I see my 3C hair. Do you see yours?







Hey ladies! It is giveaway time! I am so excited to share with you this giveaway collaboration with Naturealessence. This giveaway will run until the end of March Madness which will be April 8th. There are six prizes. The winners will be announced on our facebook fan pages.

How to Enter:

So let’s talk about how to enter. You must “LIKE” both  Facebook Fan pages.  “For the Love of Curls” & “Naturealessence”.  Each winner will be selected using random.org. If you are already a fan on one of the pages, you must like the other fan page in order to be entered. The winner will be announced on the following days: March 15thMarch 20th, March 24th, March 30th, April 4th and April 8th (We are following the dates for March Madness basketball)  If we receive any other sponsored prizes we will include those in randomly & just a heads up we are working on obtaining more things. Now on to the prizes…

Prizes:

Bake Shop Butters Women's Sampler Set (Friday, March 15, 2013):

-Lemon Cake
-Sunrise Cupcake
-Chocolate Obsession


Natural hair starter kit (Wednesday, March 20, 2013):

-Treseme naturals conditioner
-Terry towel
-Wide tooth Comb
-Satin Bonet


Shea Moisture Collection of hair products (Sunday, March 24, 2013):

-Curl & Style Milk
-Curl Enhancing Smoothie
-Hold and Shine Mist



















Good Reads (Saturday, March 30, 2013):




















-Better Than Good Hair : Curly Nikki
-I Love My Cotton Candy Hair : Nicole Updegraff (Autographed Copy)



Tae Bath Luxurious Bath & Body (Thursday, April 4, 2013)
















-Earl Grey 
-Green Tea 
-White Tea
-Chai Tea


Auntie Jackie's (Monday, April 8th, 2013):


















-Knot On my Watch
-In Control Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner
-Oh So Clean Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo
-Curl La La Defining Curl Custard



If you have any questions please feel free to send us a message. We are planning to have more of these collab giveaways. Why do we do giveaways? To share the natural hair love, to give the option to try new products  & lastly who doesn't like free stuff!
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