Its Independence Day let your fro fly free! With all that has been going on the US lately I think it is important to remind each other that we are strong, we are resilient and that we are America.
I Too x Langston Hughes (Narrated by Denzel Washington)
Okay now on with the deals. Save all weekend long on these hair products and accessories
Neero & Ana 20% off all items with code: indy
CurlKit 25% off use code: USA25
Entwine 25% off with code: JULY4FAB
S Dot Beauty 20% off, no coupon code required
Soultanicals 30% off + Free Shipping with code: FREEDOMHAIR
LACE Natural 20% off with code: HAPPY4TH
CurlMart 20% off + $5 shipping no code required
Komaza Care 20% off purchase of $50+ with code: 070415
SheaMoisture 35% off + Free Shipping on orders $25+ no code required
HydraTherma Naturals 20% off with code: JULY4
TGIN 20% off with code: TGIJULY4
Miss Jessie’s BOGO Free on 16 oz products + Free Shipping on orders $30+ use code: JULYBOGO
Bee Mine Organics 20% off orders of $25+ with code: 6BEE24
HAIRiette Free Shipping no code required
AfroVeda 10% off with code: phoenixrising
Exotic Oils & Butters 10% off with code: 3NYM-CG9B-YEFT
The Mane Choice 20% off with code: July20
Rachel Stewart Jewelry 20% off with code: RBG
Pura Body Naturals $9.99 Sale on Cupuaca Hair Butter and MuruMuru Moisture Milk no coupon code required
Freeman Beauty Free Shipping on all products with code: FREEDOM
TreLuxe 25% off with code: July4th
Eden BodyWorks Free Shipping with code: JULY4TH
Bel Nouvo 25% off orders of $25+ with code: SUMMER25
Eboni Curls 20% off with code: FIREWORKS
Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave their life in service to their country. It is also the unofficial start of Summer and an awesome sale weekend. If you are here in Louisville it is also Reggaefest which is where I will be enjoying some delicious jerk chicken and listening to some local bands. Soapman of Pure Shea Store will be vending and you can snatch up all the good soaps, butters, and oils to get your melanated skin gleaming.
Take advantage of these great deals and enjoy the long weekend.
The Mane Choice 30% off Friday 5/22 Only with code MDAY30
Curls $10 Flash Sale on Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly (look at the complete products list and select the $10 one, not the regular $25)
Lace Natural 25% off all weekend long with code MEMDAY15
Soultanicals 30% off all weekend with code MDAY30
TGIN 20% off all weekend with code: SUMMER
Marie Dean 20% off. No coupon code required, discount will be applied at check out.
Koils By Nature Moisturizing Shealoe Leave-In Conditioner $20 + Free Shipping. No coupon code required.
Sereniti Bath & Beauty 35% off on orders $40+ with code: Thankful
Oyin Handmade 10% off all weekend with code: shrinkage
So, let’s talk about Black Friday, whether you shopped Black, shopped small or not at all. Many of you decided not shop as a form of political protest and I totally respect that. I did the same thing that I do every year which is Black, small and women. Here is recap of my shopping experiences this year.
- I’m too old to stay up late. Yep I said it mama is tired. I took a nap just so I could get up and shop like I needed to and I didn’t even leave my house, lol.
- There were so many vendors I planned on patronizing until I got to their websites and found these common occurrences: discount codes were not working and shipping was an abomination. I don’t know why business owners have such a terrible time with getting discount codes to work. They should run a stress test on the system prior to launching. And these shipping charges are absolute bullshit. I am not paying $10 to ship for 2 products. Nope. Bro you act like USPS priority flat rate boxes aren’t free and the prices aren’t published. I abandoned my cart on several websites.
- Vendors need to be up and active on social media. Props to Ayo of Soultanicals who was not only available and responsive in the midst of Black Friday she helped me select which products I should purchase based on my hair needs. Just for that I ended up spending more because I was so appreciative of her awesome customer service.
I placed 5 hair/beauty orders of the 10 I had planned. My best shopping experience was with Thank God I’m Natural. The website was simple to navigate, I had no hiccups in ordering and the product arrived by Monday, yes 3 days later, that was the best service period. The next was with Coiffie, a gift for my mama, again easy to navigate, no hiccups and the product arrived on Tuesday I will definitely order from them again. And then there was Curls. Curls website was acting a fool and the code was not working. I was very frustrated as were many others on Twitter. Curls was completely absent from social media and unresponsive. However the next morning everything was working, they did respond to our pleas from the previous night and I was able to place my order. My package arrived on Thursday which was still under a week. Also I ordered the salon size bottle of conditioner and my shipping was still under $10 y’all are playing with this shipping prices!
My remaining two orders that I have not received are from Soultanicals and Bekura (formerly BASK). I would like to note that Soultanicals put a disclaimer stating it would take longer for orders to be received and that if you wanted products faster to purchase from another vendor that carries their product. I actually planned on doing that, but the vendor I found sucked, website kept freezing and the discount code wasn’t working. Like I stated before Ayo or Soultanicals was about her business so I’m willing to wait a little longer for my product. As for Bekura I have no clue what they have going on. It was only a restock for me so I am no rush, however I would like to have my products by Christmas. We shall see.
I won’t badmouth the companies that failed. I will just say that there are companies I have purchased from for years and was saddened by their failures. I do want to mention a company that acknowledged their mistakes and worked to make it up. The Mane Choice had their site crash and people were crying all over IG. They have launched a Black Friday Replay sale today 12/12 40% off site wide, no coupon code required. That is dope customer service. Lastly, Pura Body Naturals products are still on sale thru 12/26. BOGO Free Sapote Hair Lotion, Murumuru Moisture Milk, Cupuacu Hair Butter and Chocolate Hair Smoothie. No coupon code required.
It has been one year since the official launch of the Jessicurl Sprialicious gel. This product is pretty near and dear to my heart as I was chosen by Jess to help out in the early testing and development phase. Jess is just the sweetest there is and listened to the feedback from her customers that a stronger hold styling product was needed out of which Spiralicious was created. I will still affectionately refer to it as Yeti Juice.
I am wearing the gel in my hair today, cut with some aloe vera gel. Due to the frequency of my workouts I don’t like applying a lot of product to my hair only to have to wash it out a day later, seems wasteful to me. So I have been using aloe vera gel to stand in the gap and provide some filler while still getting good results.
2 Ways to Save
Shop CurlMart for 25% off any scent of Spiralicious Gel thru 9/30. No coupon code required.
Or pick up the new QUART size of Sprialicious Gel from Jessicurl website and receive free shipping on your entire order (US only) with code SGFREE thru 9/30.
I had an *amazing* summer including a trip to Mexico (see how rested and unbothered I look?), which is culminating with a four-day trip to Cali *jazz hands* but Fall is my favorite season. So let us say goodbye, farewell and see you next year to Summer by picking up some fall hair essentials. I’m dreaming of rich butters, thick leave-ins and protective styles. Check out these great deals
Yes to 35% off all weekend with code: LABORDAY +free shipping on order $50+
CurlMart Free shipping thru Labor Day with code: FREE
Komaza Hair Care 8/29 & 8/30 20% off order of $50+ with code: 082914
LACE Natural 25% off thru Monday with code: LABOR14
TGINatrual 25% off thru Wed 9/3 with code: SCHOOL
Hydratherma Naturals 20% off thru Mon 9/1 with code: thanks
The Mane Choice 20% off everything in stock code: LABORDAY15
Lia Naturals Bath & Beauty 25% off orders of $20+ all weekend code: 3dayweekend
Be safe and have fun! If you see any deals out there that I missed, share them in the comments below.
Life happens and I don’t post as often as I would like to. My drafts folder is a hot mess of reviews and articles I never finished. Sometimes it is quicker to just post a picture and comment on facebook or instagram than it is to write a blog post. But I am taking a tip from my boy Jor-El over at ManeManBlog and going to include a weekly recap. This is something I can definitely commit to. This will be a combination of sales, dope styles, hot topics and whatever else has caught my eye this week.
Upcoming Review: TreLuxe Hi! Definition Curl Enhancer
Spoiler alert: I loved it. My hair + mucilage gels = happy Haley. I was able to get four day hair with the TreLuxe Hi Definition Curl Enhancer. I probably could have went longer but I work out 6 of 7 days and going four days without washing is super gross. But man did my hair look good.
Natural News: Electric Lady x Janelle Monae
As if I needed another reason to love Janelle, this video is giving me all of my life. I simply adore her and that HAIRRRRRRR. I am gonna learn that step they do in this video, if you see it online somewhere link me. Also if you haven’t purchased her album do yourself a favor and cop that.
What’s the deal-io?
Jessicurl 20% off all 8 oz products with code SUMMER14 includes Int’l orders thru 8/2
Komaza Care 30% off Aloe My Hair product line no coupon code required.
Happy Independence Day!
CurlKit: 20% off entire inventory of natural hair products code: JULY4SALE
AfroVeda 20% on orders $25+ thru 7/6 code: SUMMERFUN
Curl Collection 15% off June box featuring Wondercurl thru 7/6 code: FREEDOM
Tropical Traditions Free 32 oz Gold Label on orders $12.99+ thru 7/6.
Komaza Care 20% on orders $50+ code: July4
TGIN $19.99 Shampoo + Conditioner duo sale thru 7/6
Happy Nappy Honey 25% off + Free shipping code: freedom
Annabelle’s Perfect Blend 30% off order $30+ code: FIREWORKS
KJ Naturals 25% off order $20+