WIN TICKETS TO THE FALL WORLD NATURAL HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY SHOW!

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET WINNERS:

Tiffani

Ranata

Sabrina

Halloun

VIP TICKET WINNER:

Denita

WIN TICKETS TO THE 2011 FALL WORLD NATURAL HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY SHOW!

(The following information was taken from the event SITE)

The 2011 Fall World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty show will be held in Atlanta on September 10-11, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. We are gearing up for another exciting show. Come see what’s NEW at the Fall Show! The Fall Show will include new FREE consumer and professional workshops, the best Natural Hair Competition, The Big Chop or Not, Da Poetz Corner the new Wellness Way Pavilion providing FREE Health Screenings, the Children’s Corner, the latest in healthy hair and beauty products and services and so much more. Of course, the Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show is always filled with excitement, beautiful people, beautiful fragrances, music and a sea of information on natural hair, health and beauty. Come and see why Natural Hair is the official other choice for hair care and why it should be the “natural” choice for you!he 2011 Fall World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty show will be held in Atlanta on September 10-11, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, GA. We are gearing up for another exciting show. Come see what’s NEW at the Fall Show! The Fall Show will include new FREE consumer and professional workshops, the best Natural Hair Competition, The Big Chop or Not, Da Poetz Corner the new Wellness Way Pavilion providing FREE Health Screenings, the Children’s Corner, the latest in healthy hair and beauty products and services and so much more. Of course, the Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show is always filled with excitement, beautiful people, beautiful fragrances, music and a sea of information on natural hair, health and beauty. Come and see why Natural Hair is the official other choice for hair care and why it should be the “natural” choice for you!

THE GIVEAWAY
FOUR (4) winners will receive  a GENERAL ticket for the show
ONE (1) winner will receive a VIP ticket for the show and events
CONTEST DETAILS

*CONTEST ENDS ON THURSDAY, September 1 at 11:59 pm EST*

Winners will be selected randomly using a random number generator

THE RULES (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Winner MUST be able to attend the FALL World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show (Sept. 10/11, 2011)
Winner must be 18 years & older OR have the permission of their legal guardian if under 18
Winner must be a subscriber to NaturalChica.Com [click on “JOIN THIS SITE”  in the right sidebar] &  YouTube Channel: Nikkimae2003

TO ENTER
*Leave a comment to this post below stating the following:
– Name

– One thing you love about natural hair

Note: Entries that do not adhere to these rules and guidelines will not be considered. Winners will be selected at random, using a random number generator.

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that NaturalChica.Com may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s). This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest open to Continental U.S. only. One entry per person. Winner must contact NaturalChica.Com with winner’s mailing address at mae@naturalchica.com within 5 days of being notified of winning. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected at random.

REVIEW: Senica [Senk Conditioner & Hair Lotion AND Shampoo Bar

A couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity to take a summer beach trip and decided that would be a perfect time to try out a couple of products that were sent to me for review by a company called Senica. I was sent a hair conditioner/lotion along with a shampoo bar and decided that would go along well with my plan for wearing wash n’ go looks for my beach hair.

After swimming, I used the Senica shampoo bar, and was surprised how easy it was to lather with a bar (this was actually my first time trying a shampoo bar, Period!). I found that if I lathered the bar first in my hands and then applied the lather to my hair, that I could more easily distribute the lather in my hair and effectively cleanse it. After rinsing out the lather, I must say that my hair felt clean but not extremely stripped. I loved the mixture of carrier and essential oils in this formulation, which gave it a strong but not overpowering, relaxing scent.

Once I finished shampooing, I then tried to use the Senk conditioner as a leave-in. Unfortunately, the product formulation was a bit too thick for me (didn’t have much “slip”) to use for detangling my hair, but I did find that it did a good job of providing and retaining moisture in my hair. The product was non-greasy and didn’t weigh down my hair as a leave-in. To use this product after shampooing, I will just have to use another product for thorough detangling, rinse and then apply the Senk Conditioner/Hair Lotion.

INFO FROM THE COMPANY

Senk Conditioner & Hair Lotion – 8oz

http://www.senicanaturals.com/senicastore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18_26&products_id=89

Made with a unique blend of 5 essential oils, Senk Conditioner & Hair Lotion gently conditions and moisturizes your the hair. Use as a daily leave-in or rinse-out hair conditioner.

Perfect for all hair types, Senk Shampoo & Conditioner duo offers a rich cleansing and conditioning hair experience that is sure to leave your hair soft, manageable and moisturized.

What’s In It & Why You Will Love It!
Olive & Coconut Oil gently cleanse and protect hair strands
Jojoba oil & blend of 5 essential oils balance and soothe the scalp
Vegetable Glycerin a natural humectant moisturizes
Rosemary Extract stimulates circulation & strengthens the hair
Palmarosa essential oil balances the sebum
How To Use: Apply a small amount to hair, finger-comb through from roots to ends. Leave on for 3-5 minutes, rinse thoroughly. For deep conditioning treatment, cover hair with a plastic cap and leave on for 15-20, rinse thoroughly. As a leave in, apply to wet or dry hair and style as desired.

Senk Conditioner Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Cetaryl Alcohol (emulsifying agent), Behentrimonium Methosulfuate (emulsifying agent), Essential Oils of Geranium Bourbon, Bay Oil, Palma Rosa, Carrot Seed & Lemon, Optiphen (preservative)
Senk Shampoo Bar- 4oz
http://www.senicanaturals.com/senicastore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18_25&products_id=88

Olive and coconut oil are blended to create superior solid shampoo bar that provides a rich cleansing lather. Jojoba oil known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties works together with our unique blend of 5 essential oils aid in balancing the scalp. May be used on all hair types.

Perfect for all hair types, Senk Shampoo & Conditioner duo offers a rich cleansing and conditioning hair experience that is sure to leave your hair soft, manageable and moisturized.

What’s In It & Why You Will Love It!
Olive & Coconut Oil gently cleanse and protect hair strands
Jojoba oil & blend of 5 essential oils balance and soothe the scalp
Vegetable Glycerin a natural humectant moisturizes
Rosemary Extract stimulates circulation & strengthens the hair
Palmarosa essential oil balances the sebum
How To Use: Wet hair thoroughly with warm water. Divide hair into sections and gently rub the bar against your scalp. This will create a rich cleansing lather. Massage scalp with pads of your fingers and work the lather down the hair strands. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if needed.

Senk Shampoo Bar Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide (Saponifying Agent), Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils of Geranium Bourbon, Bay Oil, Palma Rosa, Carrot Seed & Lemon —

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ZUMBA in Atlanta with Jazzy Fit!

Natural health, fitness and beauty blogger, Jazzy Fit, is starting Zumba classes in the Atlanta area! Ever since I was introduced to Zumba at the World Natural Hair show a few years back, I’ve been seriously wanting to try it out!

The classes begin on September 8th and your FIRST CLASS is free! Additional classes will only be $5 per lesson. You really can’t beat that. I can’t wait to get started and hope you’ll join me!

New York Times Style Mag features Natural Hair!

Thanks to Ms. Afrobella, I was directed to beautiful photos showcasing natural hair and beauty in the New York Times Style Magazine this morning. I’m absolutely loving the styling, the photography and of course the hair! Some of the ladies featured include Solange Knowles, Les Nubians and Corrine Bailey Rae.

Check out the photos HERE!

Esperanza Spalding is also featured on the cover of the T Women’s Fall Fashion section!

 

[CLOSED] Natural Chica 2 YR Celebration: GIVEAWAY [Pura Body Naturals]

UPDATE: The winners are Angela & Vonshika (note: winners have been notified via email)

I can’t believe that I’m celebrating my 2 year natural hair anniversary along with the 2 yr anniversary of NaturalChica.com and my YouTube channel (Nikkimae2003) this month! The time has flown by and I am extremely thankful for the many blessings that have come my way during this time. I’m especially grateful for those of you that visit the site and interact with me via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you all and the exchange of information has been wonderful!

To say thank you for your support of the site for the past two years, I have partnered with some great businesses in the natural hair community who have kindly agreed to sponsor some great giveaways!

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to review some hair products from Pura Body Naturals. After reviewing some products from their line, their Cupuacu Hair Butter and Sapote Hair lotion quickly became two of my staples! I am in love with the quality and the scents of these natural products and excited to have the opportunity to give some of these away to my readers!

Sapote Hair Lotion: Sapote Oil is grown throughout the West Indies, Central and South America.  It’s rich in vitamins A, C, and plant proteins, carbohydrates, iron, potassium, and calcium.  Sapote restores the health of natural or chemically relaxed hair while improving manageability leaving your hair soft and luxurious.

Can be used as a daily conditioner for those seeking soft manageable hair both kids and adults.  Sapote Hair Lotion can be used as a skin lotion as well for soft supple skin.

Cupuacu Hair Butter: A rich creamy blend of natural butters and oils to combat dry, brittle hair.  Cupuacu is well known for its high fatty acid content which benefits dry, damaged hair while protecting moisture and leaving hair soft and silky

A little goes a long way. Apply to hair in sections for even coverage and to avoid using too much on hair. More can be applied based on user preference. Cupuacu hair butter can be applied to wet or dry hair for twisting or daily conditioning.  For moisture protection apply to wet hair after conditioning to seal in moisture.

The greatest benefit is cupuacu promotes long lasting hydration due to its ability to absorb water to help maintain moisture.  Cupuacu hair butter can be applied to natural, relaxed, and transitioning hair.

THE GIVEAWAY
TWO (2) winners will receive the following:

– Cupuacu Butter

– Sapote Hair Lotion

CONTEST DETAILS

There will be 2 winners that receive this prize
*CONTEST ENDS ON SATURDAY, August 20 at 11:59 pm EST*

THE RULES (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Entrants must be U.S.A. residents
Winner must be 18 years & older OR have the permission of their legal guardian if under 18
Winner must be a subscriber to NaturalChica.Com [click on “JOIN THIS SITE”  in the right sidebar] &  YouTube Channel: Nikkimae2003

TO ENTER
*Leave a comment to this post stating the following:
– Name

– An idea for a blog post or video that you would like to see on NaturalChica.com/Nikkimae2003-YouTube

Note: Entries that do not adhere to these rules and guidelines will not be considered. Winners will be selected at random, using a random number generator.

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that NaturalChica.Com may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s). This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest open to Continental U.S. only. One entry per person. Winner must contact NaturalChica.Com with winner’s mailing address at mae@naturalchica.com within 5 days of being notified of winning. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected at random.

INFO ABOUT PURA BODY NATURALS

Pura Body Naturals offers a premium line of hair and body care products hand crafted using the best natural ingredients that Amazon Rainforest has to offer. As well as mineral make up any girl can love.

The concept of Pura Body Naturals came after the owner, Santeyonne Powell, experienced exotic ingredients that were very different from most products in the US market today. Pura Body Naturals was developed to offer great products that have wonderful benefits to consumers that desire more options and different results. We take great pride in providing products and ingredients that aren’t very common but offer benefits above and beyond what most consumers expect.

Pura Body Naturals products are hand crafted without the use of harsh chemicals so they’re safe to use for the whole family.