Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally Giveaway Reveal: Day One

Six days to go until Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide launches! To celebrate and share the love with NightBlooming's amazing customers I'm running my biggest giveaway ever. You can read how it all works here. Make sure to check back tomorrow to not only see what the next prize is, but also to see who our Mystery Collaborator is!

Today's prize reveal is our brand new Scalp Soother Kit!

Don't want to wait to see if you win? You can purchase Scalp Soother Kits now!

Few things are more miserable than an unhappy scalp. Flakes, fungus, psoriasis, dryness, tightness, and a host of other things can not only be uncomfortable, the afflictions that cause them can also slow hair growth.

This Scalp Soother Kit contains a sampling of NightBlooming products that are geared to easing tender, irritated, flaking, or sore scalps.

The Scalp Soother Kit not only makes it easy to sample several products at once, it is also perfect for both travel and giving as a gift!

The willow-green satin bag contains:
The Scalp Soother Kit also has a tag that details the contents and provides brief instructions. For complete ingredients and directions, please see the individual listing for each product.

Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally Giveaway Reveal: Day Zero

Just one week from today Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide launches! To celebrate and share the love with NightBlooming's amazing customers I'm running my biggest giveaway ever.

The prizes total up to a value of over $425!

Every day between now and August 31st I'll be revealing a prize (so check back on the blog daily, or follow along on Twitter or Instagram !). Three of the prizes are reveals with NightBlooming products, and three are from our Mystery Collaborator. So excited to reveal who that is on the 26th!

Save the date

On August 31st:

  • Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide will be available for purchase on Amazon and Etsy
  • The Grand Prize will be revealed
  • You can enter the giveaway!

This sounds amazing and I can't wait! How do I enter?

  1. On August 31st there will be a special blog post with a Rafflecoptor (ensuring that winners are picked randomly).
  2. Between August 31st and September 5th, read Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide
  3. Go to the blog post mentioned in Step 1 and answer any one of the following questions:
    • What is your favorite quote from the book?
    • What did you learn in the book that surprised you the most?
    • What piece of advice, recipe, or technique in the book do you think will help you the most?
That's it! Then on September 6th I'll draw the winners and contact them for their shipping information.

I already purchased the old version of the ebook. Can I enter?

Yes you can! In fact, as soon as the new version of Rehabilitating Damaged Hair Naturally: A Guide launches, I'll be reaching out to everyone who had purchased the book in the past and offering them the updated version, which more than doubles the book's length offers formatting in PDF, .epub, and .mobi totally free as a thank-you for your early support! If you're all antsy-pants, you're welcome to reach out to me ahead of time and you'll go to the top of the list to get your new copy once I start distributing them :)

I don't live in the USA. Can I enter?

Yes you can! Shipping to prize winners is totally free even to international customers. This is my way of saying thank-you for sticking with NightBlooming through each and every postage rate hike. I deeply appreciate my international customers and want them to be able to participate, too!

I am so, so excited!  Please spread the word!  The more the merrier.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Selkie & Henna, a heavenly blend!

This past weekend I had kind of a crazy thought: what would happen if I mixed up my Fire Genasi Herbal Hair Color with Selkie Herbal Detangler rather than just water or chamomile tea? Would it make it easier to rinse? Make it a little less drying? I had roots that needed doing, so it was the perfect time to experiment.

Tsavo was kind enough to photobomb my carefully arrange product picture.

To start, I added 1/4c Selkie and then warm distilled water until I had the mud how I wanted it. The Selkie did seem to make the mud blend up a little easier, and gave it a silky consistency it hadn't had in the past. The aroma didn't change much, but the Selkie did give it more of a woodland herbal smell on top of the smell of chamomile, ginger, and the sweet-hay smell of henna.

 Then put it on the warming burner on the stove to keep it warm. Nearly instant dye release!

And after just a few hours? Wow! Selkie definitely didn't hurt dye release, and if anything, encouraged it! Keep in mind, that Fire Genasi is a more dilute henna blend, so this isn't even 100% henna and it produced dye release like this.

Beautiful custom hair fork by
Full disclaimer, this picture is old as it was cloudy, but the color turned out the exact same!

I LOVED the results! The Selkie made the mud easier to apply and easier to rinse out. My scalp and hair were less try than they normally were after I henna, and there was no impact to dye uptake. I still got my amazing copper-red color.

This experiment was definitely a success and I'll be continuing to add Selkie Herbal Detangler to my Fire Genasi herbal hair color from here on out. The great thing is that you could add this to any of our Herbal Hair Colors & Conditioners, or even your own henna blend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gloves with your Herbal Hair Color!

For as long as I've been hennaing, now more than a decade, I've had a box of gloves under the sink. It took a question from a customer to make me realize that most people, especially those transitioning from chemical dyes are used to a pair of gloves with their dye.

So now a pair of purple nitrile gloves is included with every 100g of hair color.

Just use the dropdown to select your size! Only Medium and Large are options for now, but if there are a lot of requests for different sizes I'll add them as options in the future. 

If you want extra pairs, or a pair to use with sample testing, you can pick them up using this listing

Here's to not having orange hands!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hinoki Hair Growth and Tenderhead Tranquility Signature Oils now Permanent Additions to the Store!

Exactly WHY this is happening will become evident in the near future, but I'm pleased to announce the first two oils from our Monthly Signature Oil Collection to be promoted to permanent listings in the store.

Hinoki Hair Growth Support Oil

1/2 Ounce Sample 

The only change to this oil from how it was launched is that the nettle-infused oil is now a base of fractionated coconut oil rather than EVOO. Some users felt the oil was too thick to reach the scalp well, and using a thinner oil helps reduce the overall thickness of the blend.

4 Ounce
Hinoki Hair Growth Support is blended specifically after the results of scientific studies that influence hair growth. Please note that this oil does not cause hair growth for everyone, but promotes a healthy and stimulating environment at the scalp.

Base Oil: Avocado
Secondary Oils: Nettle-infused Fractionated Coconut Oil, Castor 
Essential Oils: Hinoki, Petitgrain, Catnip, Red Thyme, Lavender, Birch

Aroma: Woodsy and herbal, hint of mint and citrus 

Application: Intended for the scalp only. Use the dropper to apply tiny drops or fine lines of oil to the scalp and gently massage in with your fingers. Leave on at least two hours prior to washing.

Tenderhead Tranquility Oil

1/2 Ounce Sample

A newer oil to NightBlooming, this one has become a fast favorite!

Tenderhead Tranquility is a blend made for scalps that need some extra love an attention. Circulation-stimulating, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, soothing, and tingling all at once, this oil is not only great for tight, sore scalps, but works wonders on headaches. 

4 Ounce

Base Oil: Sweet almond oil, jojoba oil
Secondary Oils: Shea nut oil
Essential Oils: Peppermint, Sweet Marjoram, Lavender, Myrrh, Eucalyptus 

Aroma: Tingling and soothing peppermint and eucalyptus with relaxing herbal undertones

Application: 1-2 drops of oil in the hands and massage into a tired scalp hair