Monday, March 11, 2013

Hair Care Tips & Giveaway {CLOSED}

Details | Army green jeggings: Citizens (similar); Lace top: Madewell; Booties: Target (similar); Blue bracelet: Baublebar; Pink bracelet: Anthropologie (sale!)

I wore this outfit to the LA Design Blogger's Conference last week. It was just enough comfy and cozy, mixed with a dash of urban .  I did my hair in this waterfall braid hairstyle and I don't think I've ever gotten more compliments. I did a tutorial of it before here, and a lot of you said you'd love to do it if only you knew how to braid! I'm sorry friends, I can't help with that. BUT what I can help with is happy, healthy, smooth hair.  As a girl with thick, coarse and long, textured hair, I have a few tips up my sleeve for healthy hair. Since I often get emails about how I do my hair, I thought I'd share some tips here:

- Shower at night and go to bed with wet hair to avoid the heat from the dryer
-Comb through your hair in the shower while your conditioner is still in. This helps prevent breakage
- Don't sleep with your hair in a ponytail, as the rubber band will likely break fine hairs off, creating damage and fly-aways
- If you can, try to go a day or two without washing your hair every once and a while. With the help of my new favorite shampoo and conditioner, my hair is able to be washed every other day and feels super clean!
- Taking vitamins can really help bring shine to your hair
- A bit of oil on the ends of your hair before using a hot tool is a great idea

Now, for those of you who want to know what I use to wash my hair with, you're in luck. I've recently been using my Pro Sante Shampoo and Conditioner from Shaklee. My friend and sponsor, Marcela of MB Green Cleaning, is kindly giving away the same shampoo and conditioner to TWO lucky winners!  If I could just sell it to you for one second, I would say it's magical.  It maintains your hair's natural pH, has oil and moisture balance, produces shine and resilience! Also, it smells like a Starburst candy...and who doesn't want to smell like that?! I sure do.  In addition to taking in steps in trying to lead a healthy, sustainable life in my home (without taking it to the extreme like some! ha) it's also important to improve our health by choosing the right products we put in our body and on our skin.

Enter to win one shampoo and one conditioner below using the Rafflecopter tool :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Good luck and have a wonderful Monday. What are YOUR hair tricks?!

xoxo
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36 comments:

  1. LOVE your ensemble- the boots and blouse are amazing together...you're adorable!

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  2. I haven't tried anything from Shaklee, but would love to try some skin care products.

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  3. When it said Invent Your Own Option, I thought ... well, I'm following you on Instagram, too! @carrieloves

    xo

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  4. The Enfusselle skin repair system. That would help my skin look more youthful.

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  5. I am looking for a new Shampoo and Conditioner...my poor hair needs some TLC!! I would love to try the Pro Sante!

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  6. I would love to try the Enfusselle time repair! Sounds amazing.

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  7. such a great outfit! love that shirt.

    you have gorgeous hair.

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  8. I haven't heard of them but I'd love to try to shampoo and conditioner! It sounds like we have the same kind of hair: long, thick, and course.

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  9. I need anything moisturizing right now....my skin is soooo dry!

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  10. oh my goodness, Shaklee brings back memories! My parents have bought their vitamins for years! I've never tried anything beauty related though! Sounds good! xoxo

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  11. Love the shirt!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  12. You do have the prettiest hair! It's so thick and shiny! I definitely try to avoid washing every day as well. Suave dry shampoo is my favorite for prolonging blow dryed hair a few days, as well as Argan oil before using any heat tools. I also ALWAYS use a leave in conditioner once I'm out of the shower, Aussie haircare has been my favorite for years and is super affordable.

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  13. I like the anti-aging eye treatment! I am only 24 but feel like I already need to begin anti-aging remedies for my under eyes!! haha

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  14. I'm in love with your top! the whole outfit actually ;)

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  15. I'm pretty sure we have the SAME hair! thick, coarse and long, textured hair... Now if I didn't live on the east coast (humid) I'd like to have my hair curly more often. I just don't want a fro! lol xoxo

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  16. I've only used Shakelee cleaning products.....love them. Didn't know they had hair care products.

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  17. I've never tried it, but the Mineral Masque looks lovely... I may have grab it up! Thanks for showing this site, it looks like a fantastic company!

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  18. I would love to try this shampoo and conditioner because I am seriously suffering with what I have. Haha

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  19. I haven't heard of this brand before but the shampoo and conditioner sounds amazing! I just found out I have allergies to a few chemicals and it's hard to find shampoo/conditioner that is safe for me. Just looked up the ingredients and everything looks like it would work! Excited about this :)

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  20. gorgeous look! loving your blouse. i would love the shampoo and conditioner! :)
    kw ladies in navy

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  21. Love your outfit! I know you were an Aveda girl. How do these compare?

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  22. I would like to try the Acne Clarifying complex.

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  23. I love love love that shirt :) Soooooo pretty! :) So excited for so I can drag out all of my lovely white lace shirts! hehe!

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  24. I'd love to try the revitalizing shampoo and conditioner. :) I've been actually looking for a new shampoo/conditioner so this is perfect!

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  25. Is this product anywhere in Australia yet? we miss out on all the good stuff ;-) you have beautiful hair.. afer two back to back pregnancies.. hair definitely is not like it used to be :(. xx

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  26. The Shakelee 180 Energizing Tea looks fantastic!

    leah.hart1@gmail.com

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  27. I love that outfit, it's so pretty! I wash my hair every other day, avoid heat tools and use Moroccan hair oil every time I wash it, works a treat :). Love your tips and I must try this shampoo.

    Rachael xx.

    http://theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Those photos came out great! I really need to get my hands on one of those cameras... Had a great time with you at DBC :)

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  29. I have never tried this line of products! I would love to win and try them out!

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  30. Nice braid! I'm definitely trying it. :)

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  31. I would like to try PROSANTÉ® LONG-LASTING FINISHING SPRAY.

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  32. Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway. I don't have a favorite, but I would love to try all of their hair care products and Acne Clarifying Complex.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Definitely would love to try the Eye Firming Serum!

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  34. I would like to try Shakleebaby Gentle Wash.

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  35. I'd like to try the balancing moisturizer for my super dry skin.

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