DCN Favorite Things Giveaway #6 We Three Queens {via twitter} *CLOSED*

DCN recently observed our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY and I thought what better way to celebrate then to share with you my favorite natural hair products!

Our 6th Giveaway is the only accessory to make it on the favorite things list.  The HeadsTa-getha! by wethree queens headband is truly one of my most favorite things as I use it almost everyday.  The extra-wide stretch headband has a variety of uses.  The most obvious is to simply wear it as a headband, but I also use it to protect my curls at night and keep them in place as well as when traveling to keep my hair from smushing.

Chocolate and Caramel Flower Headband

To enter the giveaway you must “follow” both @HereIsMySpout and @wethreequeens on Twitter then tweet the following phrase: “I wanna win #DCNGiveaway from @wethreequeens @HereIsMySpout #NaturalHair http://wp.me/p1owB1-fs“.

You must tweet this phrase exactly as written to be entered.  There is no limit to the amount of times you can tweet the phrase, so tweet often.

The contest is open on Sunday August 28th 2011 12:00 am EST – 11:59 pm EST (in other words all day Sunday Eastern time).  This is a Twitter only giveaway so entries left as comments to this post will not count.  If you do not have a twitter account you can sign up for one free by visiting http://www.twitter.com

For more free stuff, check out our Koils by Nature Giveaway running through Wednesday 8/31/2011 and Jessicurl Giveaway running through Tuesday 8/30/2011  Good luck!

CONGRATS TO @35Jasmine YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY!!! PLEASE CHECK YOUR TWITTER DM FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE, YOU HAVE 48 HOURS.


DIY Bra Strap Headband

While shopping at Wal-Mart this weekend I stumbled across an interesting find.  Goody is now selling bra strap headbands for $5.  Bra strap headbands are so cheap and easy to make yourself I couldn’t believe that they were being sold commercially.

I have attached a picture below of the Goody version.

I am a DIY’er at heart and many things I do out of pure necessity. I have used cloth belts, nylons, kiddie tights, ribbons, those clear straps to hold up a shirt or dress all for headbands.  I never thought of it as an ingenious way to make money.

I did a google search to discover that a lot of high end retailers such as H&M and Victoria’s Secret are selling them.  Good for them, but I believe that anyone can make them on their own at home.  The big appeal of the bra strap headband is that it is adjustable, just like you would adjust the straps to hold up your girls, so you can make it tighter or looser to fit your hair style.

To make a bra strap headband you can either use those extra straps that are included with strapless bras or cut the straps off of a bra that has seen better days.

If the strap still has the metal clasp on it you can use those to hook together in the back, slide the strap on your head and adjust the tightness.

Else if you don’t like the clasp and cut them off or you cut the straps off of your bra; then use some super glue (or hot glue) to attach the strap together to make the loop.  The best way to do this is to place the glue on one end of the strap then lay the other strap on top of it so it overlaps.  If you are handy with a needle you can also sew the straps together instead of gluing. (**Note: if using super glue be sure to have some acetone on hand just in case you glur your fingers together!)

And for my divas out there you can get even fancier by wrapping the connected piece with a strip of fabric and sewing or glueing over it.  You can also add buttons, flowers and other notions to doll up your headband.

I found a few easy DIY instructions here for those of you that need visuals.

http://theobjectproject.typepad.com/the_object_project/2009/08/upcycled-bra-strap-headband.html

http://ashbyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/bra-strap-headband.html

http://thestir.cafemom.com/beauty_style/6912/diy_bra_strap_headband

This Goody BSH retails for $5