Beauty Store Depot Macadamia oil infused comb giveaway!

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Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 2.46.41 PMBeauty Store Depot was kind enough to offer a Macadamia oil infused de-tangling comb to a lucky HTHG reader today!

BSD is an online beauty supply company that carries most brands of hair-care products on the market. They are also an HTHG affiliate, and I like working with them because they are a smaller company and they have a great selection and prices.

One of the brands that BSD work with is called The Macadamia natural oil line and here is what they have to say about themselves:)

“The Macadamia Natural Oil line of premium, professional hair care products combines the lightweight and nutrient rich properties of Macadamia nut and Argan seed oils to revitalize even the most problematic hair. With time tested, nature-based ingredients, Macadamia Natural Oil strives to set you free from damaged, dry, frizzy, lifeless, unmanageable hair.

Your hair will be intensely nourished, smooth, tangle and frizz free. Finally achieve shiny, manageable hair, extend the life of your hair color with natural UV protection and even reduce blow drying time! Macadamia Natural Oil offers more than just another line of hair products.”

If you are have curls or dry fragile hair that needs extra de-tangling love, then this giveaway is for you.

Here is how to enter……..Like BSD on Facebook, and then share this post on facebook. We will choose a winner in 3 days and announce it oh HTHG’s facebook page, and you will be shipped your very own Macadamia Natural Oil Infused comb.

xoxox, HTHG

 

 

Colette Malouf luxury hair piece review and tutorial!

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Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 5.18.04 AM Hi dears. Manhattan-born 3rd generation Lebanese designer Colette Malouf was kind enough to contact me and offer a couple of tutorials featuring her best-selling headband as a promotional post for her work!

Screen Shot 2014-03-07 at 5.17.44 AMHer designs are simple and beautiful specialty accessories that are perfect for any occasion. I spent some time on her site drooling over silk and wire mesh crochet beauties and cast hair pins. Her style is unique yet classy and her pieces are beautifully made. Check out her shop and how-to videos on her site and find yourself a hair treasure:)

These 3 looks were created exclusively for HTHG readers featuring the her best-selling headband, the Lotus Crown.

How-To Steps:

Faux-bob

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1. Make a ponytail and the third time you twist the elastic pull the hair

through only half way.

2. Pull the hair above the elastic evenly spreading the hair out.

3. Tuck the pony stub under and pin it down with bobbypins.

4. Add a headstrap and pinch some hair above the base of the headstrap for

a rounder head shape.

The Modern Boho

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1. Put a headstrap on in the front of the face with the elastic at the base of

the neck.

2. Twist some hair from the face around the sides of the headstrap until you

reach the back.

3. An alternate look is to replace step 2 with twisting hair from the front of

the face all the way around to the other side. Then twist the remainder on

the other side of the face tucking all the hair in for a side bun.

4. Another version: Stretch the bun down for a longer shape.

The Modern Boho clean style

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1. Using a large wire comb with the teeth pointing upward secure the hair

from each side at the base of the head pushing upward while pulling the

ends downward.

2. Add a head strap and tie the ends under the comb which will lift the comb

and make the hair look rounder and fuller.

xoxo, HTHG and Colette Malouf.

ShamPHree Shiny Dancer: Silicone-Free shine drops!

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Friends, I’m quite certain that Morrocon oil is the most used hair product in the country right now. Do I know this for an absolute fact? No. But I do talk to a very wide range of people about their hair, every day, all over the world. And Morrocon Oil is the product I hear about the most.

Why? because it makes your hair soft and silky and it smells good. It gives immediate results. Who doesn’t like instant gratification?

My problem with Morrocon oil is the tell tail stain of silicone it leaves on my hands after I blow out hair with it. And the gradual dulling that happens to people’s hair as the silicone slowly builds up and seals out natural moisture, making them more dependent on silicone. Yuk. I’m into sustainable hair…..but…..I use this product all the time in the salon because people request it and no one has made a good natural alternative.

BAM! ShamPHree Shiny Dancer Silicone-free Shine Drops!

Babes, I went ahead and researched and tried every oil under the sun that works like Morrocon Oil but without the silicone buildup. And my search led me to Fractionated Coconut oil. You all already know that I use coconut oil for everything, right?

Check this out. Fractionated coconut oil is an extremely light-weight oil. In the fractionation process, the largest molecules are removed leaving behind an extremely refined oil with a potent moisture content. The small molecules that make up the oil are very easy for your hair to absorb.

Fractionated coconut oil is the perfect hair oil for all hair types……Light enough for fine hair, moisturizing enough for coarse curls. It gives a power punch of moisture without an oily coating, it rinses clean. The hair is left soft and supple with the shiny reflection of health and vitality.

Hold me closer, Shiny Dancer.

7U6A0355I am so thrilled to introduce you to a new lovely hair solution. Shiny Dancer, silicone free shine drops…..for silky, shiny, healthy, soft hair. For any and all hair types. Pure, clean, and simple hair oil with a yummy warm and earthy vanilla vetiver scent in a 2 oz dropper bottle. Now available in the ShamPHree shop for $18.95. #freeyourhair

xoxo, HTHG

The Head wrap. A vintage styling protective smooth-out trick.

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smoothHi my friends. It has been a minute since I have had a chance to put together a styling video for you all! Here is one from the vault, a little trick I like to call the Head Wrap. I learned this one in beauty school. It was used often as a protective way of keeping chemically relaxed hair straight and smooth without the use of heat.

In school,I got laughed at for wrapping my own white-girl hair. It was my first experience of ‘Hmmmmmm. I guess that our races are still divided by our lack of understanding of each other’s hair. I’m still working on trying to bridge that gap.

smoooothThe Head-wrap is a great trick to use if you are wearing your curly hair straight or want just a general smoothing. You can see by my before and after, my hair is naturally pretty rough. It refuses to be straight. But the Head wrap calms my wild hair into smooth and shiny waves.

Here is how it works……By brushing the hair tightly around the head with a boar bristle brush, you use the round smoothness of your head as a large roller for your hair. Scarf it and go to bed, and you will wake up with beautifully straight-ish hair that behaves and falls perfectly.

In order to make it work, you need a bit of practice, a good brush, and 2nd or 3rd day hair. ShamPHree hair will do this beautifully.

 

3rd Day Bangs: Goodbye, oily bangs and limp 3rd day hair.

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Does your hair get lank and oily or flat and boring by day 3? Do your bangs expose your hippie-hair ways? 3rd Day Bangs is your no-fuss, shower free hair pick me up. I am so excited about this one.

7U6A0394ShamPHree 3rd Day Bangs is my dream hair product, guys. I have been working on developing it for quite a while….The concept came to me literally in a dream. Packaging, blend, name, label. Out of my sub-conscious mind. It just made sense.

You all know I don’t leave home without my favorite hair powder, NEB’s natural hair powder. I decided to make my own version to share with my readers and shoppers. I created this Hair Powder/ Dry-Shampoo with a perfect blend of natural oil-soaking and texture giving powders in an easy to use pump-applicator brush to give you all an all-purpose on-the-fly purse sized no-mess hair solution.

7U6A0363What is it? A perfect blend of natural clays, light salts, raw silk powder, and invigorating peppermint essential oil in a powder form. Just pump the brush a couple times and brush it into your roots. Done. Dry ShamPHree powder!

3rd Day Bangs is now available in the ShamPHree shop! get it today for $18.95. You are going to love this stuff. #freeyourhair

xoxo, HTHG