*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED — But you can still read my review of the Ebonnet :o) ****
Hello!!! I know I know, I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks :o( Hopefully I haven’t lost you! I just get tired sometimes, especially when I’m super busy with work and life, I have to put some thangs on the back-burner to be able to keep my sanity. Hope you understand :o)
BUT! What better way to say I’m sowwy than to have ANOTHER G I V E A W A Y!! hehe :o)
Before I get into the details, let me do a mini review of what your potential prize will be, so you’ll know why you want to win!! So my hair has grown over the past couple of years and so with that, I needed to make some adjustments to my night time hair preservation method. It’s not working for me anymore, I’ve been using the same scarf for YEARS ((I know each and every one of ya’ll has one too, don’t lie lol)), and it’s not long enough anymore. My hair is exposed in the back and we know that is no good when you sleep because your ends, the most delicate part of hair, will rub against the pillows and cause breakage, split ends, single-strand knots, etc.
I’m trying to “recover” from some of that damage by really keeping my hair super, super moisturized (just did a day-long Greenhouse Effect Treatment this past weekend, which I’m trying to do every weekend now) and sealing my ends every day using lots of butter ((The Natural Root’s Gourmet Shea butter is my choice of the moment, yummy! hehe)) and of course… using my new Ebonnet by Eboni Curls!
This Ebonnet has it all! Delicate fabric that will protect your hair while you are sleeping, a drawstring and elastic that will provide optimum comfort while adjusting with your growing hair and paired with a chic pattern! Who says you cannot look cute during sleep? The drawstring will allow you to expand this luxurious bonnet so your beautiful tresses are not disfigured while you protect your hair at night. This drawstring Ebonnet will also stay in place during your slumber. This bonnet is double lined with high quality Charmeuse Satin.
The owner/creator’s name is Eboni (duh!) :o) and I found this gem by searching Google and stumbling across her bonnets. She also makes shower caps, scrunchies, pillow cases, scarves….EVERYTHING you need to preserve your hair at night! Perfect! The Ebonnets retail for $45 on her shop’s site. I immediately hit her up and asked about her bonnets and we’ve been curlfriends ever since! lol :o) we just collaborated on designing her new logo and making some updates to her website! She just debuted the logo this week so definitely check it out on her site. It’s so cute, I love it! ***SIDEBAR — Eboni is SO sweet, another genuine soul that I rarely come across these days. It’s just amazing, the women I’ve met through La Coco Bella, it has connected me with some amazing women!
Alrighty, here’s why this bonnet is essential for every natural, it protects ALL of your hair and is custom handmade, yes, custom handmade to fit your head! I have a big head as it is ((go head and laugh lol)) so I appreciate this along with it being big enough to accommodate the length of my hair now. My hair isn’t all smashed in the morning anymore lol
The best part about the Ebonnet ((besides being able to choose from a BUNCH of really cute designs and colors)) is it’s double-lined and made from REAL Charmeuse satin, which is a super soft, smooth polyester material almost like silk but more durable and light weight. It retains your hair’s natural oils and moisture so this means your hair stays moisturized, soft and over time, much healthier!
I let Eboni decide which design to make and it just so happened she had a brand new pattern and needed to name it, well she named it LaCocoBella! (the one in the pic above!) I am so honored and have been geeking ever since lol :o) I absolutely love the design and I probably would have selected it any way, seriously, it’s so me! The colors!!! She was also so generous and gave me 2 matching scrunchies!
I’ve been using it almost every night, except when I am letting my twists dry overnight. My hair would never dry, it keeps the moisture in that well! lol It has a fully covered elastic band, that is thick and has a drawstring. I love that it won’t damage your edges since its smooth and wide, no friction. The “poof” part is big enough so my hair is not compacted and can breathe! My only slight complaint, besides having your boyfriend make jokes about you lol, ((guys wouldn’t understand anyway so forget them lol)) is that it does make my head a bit warm because its so insulated. BUT I get warm easily, especially when I sleep. It hasn’t made me sweat out my hair or anything like that so it’s not an issue, plus its about to be cold as hell out here on the East coast so it may be a good thing lol I actually use it to my advantage when I am doing greenhouse effect treatments. I wear the Ebonnet over the plastic shower cap to make it even more insulated, works like a charm!
Last, I am SO happy Eboni sent me scrunchies as well because this has actually improved how my hair looks in the morning so much. I now do the “sort-of” Pineapple method (<—Google it, I may make post about I how I do it sometime) but I make two “pineapples/ponytails” on top of my head instead of just one. I never really considered the pineapple method because it mostly works best on curlies with longer hair that is finer in texture/thickness (the hairtype 3’s). My hair is really course and creases easily when there is any type of binding on it (i.e. pins, rubberbands, etc.) but since I separate my hair into smaller sections, it keeps my hair from creasing because there’s less hair in each scrunchie and fits looser around my hair. ((I hope I didn’t just confuse the heck out you with all that lol)) Basically, the scrunchies keep my hair stretched and its made my hair look much better the next day!
Overall, I really, really love this Ebonnet and I plan on using it for many years to come! It is SO durable and so well-made, truly a quality piece of work! Eboni you are a genius for these!
Ok so the super fun part now….GIVEAWAY TIME!!
One lucky winner will receive the Ebonnet with the design in the pic below. It’s called Jungle nights and is a really beautiful gold and black pattern with palm leaves, and my fav, leopard print! It’s also lined with pink satin.
Use the Rafflecoptor below and GOOD LUCK!!!
***Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway runs now until October 22, 2013 12:00am EST ***