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January 24, 2016

What the Curlytea Community Wants to Know #2 (Podcast)

in Podcast by CurlyTea
This particular podcast is about you....well, about some of the emails I actually get from you guys! 1.Why not use Sodium lactate in hair care? I'm just a little wary of sodium lactate. First, the pH to my understanding is around 8. I once put it in bright…

In The Works
Chlorella based Leave-in


Sodium PCA and MSM cream


Milk based cream


Honey/Blackseed cream #2


Oh yes, its about that time for a product giveaway yall!  Do you like coconut oil for your hair, skin or to cook with?  If you're selected in this giveaway, Tropical Traditions will send you a FREE 32 ounce jar of their highly coveted Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, chi'le!  Woot!


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Some of you may have already read my Not All Coconut Oils Are Created Equal post before.  So you know I've been on the hunt for a great quality coconut oil for use on skin and hair, and to be part of my DIY concoctions.

Looks like I've found a winner. For real.  I plan to have a much more detailed review of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in the near future as I like to use even the great products for more than a week to do a full review. (Yall know that I don't just hype any ole thing).

But why should YOU wait until then?


After using Tropical Traditions brand of Virgin Coconut Oil I finally understand why so many people praise it so highly. As I told you in my preliminary review, no straight liquid oil I've used thus far has made my skin as soft as when I use this brand of coconut Oil.

INFO Read my FULL review here.

To be entered into the contest, you have to do the following (most of this is handled by Rafflecopter below ... scroll down):

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6. Submit a tutorial or blog post about ONE OR MORE of the following subjects:

a. How to make DIY coconut whipped butter(s) for hair
b. How to use tea in your DIY products
c. How to use your favorite DIY curl defining product
d. How to make DIY coconut lotion or cream
e. How to use coconut cream concentrate to make desserts
f. Describe how and why you make your favorite DIY product (if you use coconut oil in the recipe, its a plus!)

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Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:


Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.



EEEEE!!!! *running around the room with my hands up the air*

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Good luck!

*Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

**Curlytea.com Disclaimer: Prize fulfillment is the sole responsibility of Tropical Traditions. Curlytea LLC or curlytea.com is not responsible for product not being received or the condition in which product is received.   The process is automated through Rafflecopter.com. More entries are awarded for more participation as listed above.



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December 10, 2015

Review: Phytorelax Marula Oil Moisturizing Hair Conditioner

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
WHAT? Phytorelax Marula Oil Moisturizing Hair Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET If you can get over the smell, this is actually a pretty good conditioner according to the formula I have.
November 17, 2015

Review: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
WHAT? Sukin Nourishing Conditioner SHORT AND SWEET Good conditioner but not spectacular. The best thing about it are the ingredients. This is a very good product for those who want to use a conditioner which doesn't contain -cones.
November 09, 2015

Review: Kracie Ichikami Silky Smooth Care Shampoo

in Reviews and Giveaways by CurlyTea
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November 01, 2015

What the Curlytea Community Wants to Know #1 [podcast]

in HAIR by CurlyTea
This particular podcast is about you....well, about some of the emails I actually get from you guys! 1. Ingredient substitutions I get a lot of email questions about making ingredient substitutions. Sometimes people don't always have the ingredients I have.…
October 07, 2015

Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate? Formaldehyde Releaser??

in HAIR by CurlyTea
I was looking at a few new water/aloe based sprays to try in the last few days. I came across one I won't name because I haven't bought it, let alone used it to know what it does and doesn't do. However, you KNOW the first thing I did was look at the…
August 14, 2015

Part 3 - Ingredients Haul: MakingCosmetics.com

in HAIR by CurlyTea
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