new giveaway & review: Whipped products!

giveaway number two! (check out giveaway number one here!)

if you’re familiar with the realm of “black twitter,” chances are you’ve heard of a new line of natural hair and body products from a line called Whipped.  it was recently launched by a young lady named Lauren (on twitter, @whippedqueen), natural living enthusiast and native of Cincinnati, OH.  ive had the pleasure of e-knowing this young lady for some years now, and i jumped at the chance to try the new line and spread the word to my fellow naturals.

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HairOlicious review + giveaway! softer hair.. thicker lashes?!

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it’s been awhile since we’ve had a review and/or giveaway around these parts, so i finally cleared enough of my schedule to sit my butt down and get this one together already.

quite some time ago, i got an email from a young lady asking if i’d be interested in trying and reviewing her hair and body product, called HairOlicious.

i was initially skeptical because the product basically consists of only two ingredients:  coconut oil and aloe vera gel. i definitely appreciate simplicity in my hair products, but i was like… that’s it?  really?  what’s keeping me from just going to whole foods, buying my own coconut oil and aloe vera gel, and making this on my own?  why would i pay 10 bucks plus shipping and handling for something that i can probably make myself?  and how amazing can such a simple product really be? but i gave it a fair shot anyway.

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how about a giveaway, hm?

hello, everybody!

it’s been awhile since there’s been an update here.. mostly because i’ve been busy getting the tumblr blog all caught up.  since i’m making such good progress there (got the inbox down from 400+ messages to 130.. yay!) i thought i’d celebrate with a little giveaway!

up for grabs:  a 4 ounce bottle of Darcy’s Botanicals Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Natural Hair Conditioning Oil.

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congrats to our Flowers From Fatima contest winner!

the lucky winner of our contest is *drumroll*

Lawanda Stevenson (@mslawanda), of the blog As the Wind Blows!

WOOO!  congrats lady ma’am!  you get somethin pretty for your hair!

okay, Lawanda.  listen up.  this is very very important.  to claim you prize, you MUST email me by THIS FRIDAY, December 30th at brokeymcpoverty@gmail.com!!!  if i don’t hear from you by then, we’ll have to draw another winner.

thanks to everyone who participated!  stay tuned for more tips, tricks, and giveaways!!

giveaway: Flowers From Fatima

hey, yall!  welcome to our last giveaway of the year!  our featured product comes from young entrepreneur Fatima, CEO of Flowers From Fatima.

one of my personal favorites, the Regal Rouge hair comb

one of the funnest things about natural hair, in my opinion, is accessorizing.  headbands, shells, earrings–kinks, coils, and curls carry it all so well!  especially bright, colorful flowers.  or matte, muted flowers.  whatever the style, flowers definitely accentuate the natural beauty in natural hair, and the Flowers From Fatima collection has some very stunning floral pieces.  we’re thrilled to be giving away this *gorgeous* golden sunflower hair clip!

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congratulations to our newest winner: Amber! + special subscriber only giveaway!

congrats to blog commenter Amber! you’ve been chosen at random as the winner of the Bear Fruit Hair moisturizer giveaway!! please email me at brokeymcpoverty@gmail.com to claim your prize!  you have until Wednesday, September 14th to get at me!

EVERYONE, PLEASE NOTE: when you win a giveaway, you MUST keep an eye on this tumblr or the Natural Hair Problems blog (or my twitter feed) to be notified of your win! I cannot hunt you down! you have one week to email me with your shipping information to actually receive your winnings, otherwise it’ll be featured in another giveaway, just like I’m bout to do with this unclaimed Darcy’s Botanicals Watermelon Oil.  and as a matter of fact, let’s give that oil away right now!

since the winner never emailed me to claim her prize, it’s up for grabs again.  this time, only subscribers of this blog are eligible to win.  i will tell you that there are less than 10 subscribers as of now, so you small handful of souls have a have a GREAT chance of winning!  to subscribe, mosey on over to the right hand side of this page and hit the “sign me up!” button.  yall have until the end of this week to subscribe!  on saturday, i’ll be emailing subscribers with instructions on how to win and what to do.

you don’t have to, of course, but if you don’t, then no delicious watermelon oil for you!!

product review & giveaway: Bear Fruit Hair Shea n’ Fruit Conditioner & Leave-In

welcome to the first product review and second product giveaway at the NHP Blog!  i’ve been using Bear Fruit Hair‘s Shea n’ Fruit Conditioner & Leave-In Moisturizer for the last few weeks, but before i get into the product, i want to talk a little bit about the company because it makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.

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