May 15, 2013

21 days of LOVING your hair!


I couldn’t be more excited to partner with the great people at ULTA Beauty to help promote their Love Your Hair campaign.

What is Love Your Hair you say? Well, allow me to enlighten you. It is a 21-day celebration of hair, people, HAIR! And since I am fluent in hair, you can see how this excites me greatly.

We girls can sometimes be hard on our hair. Admit it, you have been known from time to time to neglect your hair. Maybe you went to work with wet hair, maybe you threw a hat on because you are running late, maybe you even allowed yourself to be in public in a NOT so pretty pony… c'mon, you’re guilty, and I'm guilty. We all are. We also can be downright ugly to our hair by bashing the hair the we were blessed with, when we should be embracing it!

During these fine 21 days of hair celebration, ULTA Beauty will be highlighting different “Beauty Steals” each day that will be available at a discounted price (for that day only). Make sure you check in daily to get the best deals! I was extremely lucky to get to sample every “Beauty Steal” that will be highlighted, and I have some new found MUST haves for all of you ladies out there. The Love Your Hair celebration will also include events, demos and prizes.

 I challenge you to take the ULTA Beauty hair pledge with me, and pledge to LOVE your hair.


Now join in with me, what do you pledge to do? 

Wake up 10 minutes earlier to style that beehive? Not go to work with wet hair? Not cut your own bangs? (I am talking to you Erin). Use a heat protectant with your straightener EVERYDAY? 

Whatever your pledge may be, if you tweet it along with the hashtag #ULTAhairpledge you will be entered to win free blowouts for a YEAR! You can see sample pledges, more info, and other ways to enter HERE.

ANNND, there is more.

Wait…more?

Yes, more.

I will be giving away a $100 gift card! All you need to do is leave your hair pledge in the comments or let me know you tweeted it. Easy right?

I had a little too much fun by myself (and my sidekick Sadie of course) sampling out all of the ULTA beauty steals. In honor of the wedding season that is upon us, I decided to showcase some different and easy DIY ways that you could wear your hair to a summer wedding (and yes, tutorials will be coming in following posts in honor of this joyous hair occasion!)

Here are some of my end results:




 I used the following products to achieve these looks, with the most crucial being the Kenra volume hairspray-I'm Obsessed. New fav. Link below.

Abba Volume Conditioner
Big Sexy Hair-Root Pump (adds texture and volume, goes on towel dried hair)
CHI 44 Iron Guard (helps protect your hair from heat styling, a necessity)
Osis Dust It (adds major volume, essential for poofing-if you find it normally difficult)

Dare I say that I have been turned into a Kenra Hairspray advocate? I dare.

It is amazing, I love the fine mist and incredible hold. I have always been a fan of items 2, 3, & 4 above, but now also enjoy the all natural Abba line of shampoo and conditioner.

So girls, join with me and take the ULTA Beauty hair pledge. Your hair will thank you!! Don't forget to check out ULTA's 21 days of Loving Your Hair, and tweet your #ULTAhairpledge for a chance to win free blowouts for a year, and a $100 gift card!!

PLL, signing off, from the Poof Parlor (official Simply Flawless headquarters) ;) 
haha.

xoxo
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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry"; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 5/15/13 – 6/1/13.
Be sure to visit the ULTA Beauty page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

172 comments:

Kait said...

Oh my gosh this is so awesome! Love you and love your hair!
I, Kait, pledge to protect my hair from Hawaii's sun by using hair sunscreen this summer when I'm lounging on the beach. I also pledge to not fry my hair by using too hot of tools! #LoveMyHair!

Brooke said...

Oh my gosh! Your hair in the bigger, the better pic is ADORABLE. And I am so guilty of rocking the not-so-cute ponytail. RIGHT NOW. I blush. I vow to do better : )

Baili said...

I'm in your same boat, so I pledge to not hate on my thin hair and to embrace it!

Lainey said...

I, Lainey, pledge to not just throw my hair up everyday because I can't handle it or don't want to take the time to fix it, but instead to love the hair I have! #LoveMyHair!

Sami said...

Hmmm. Is it weird to make my pledge that I vow to wash my hair more often? I know that's gross but I can go days with it still looking good and I need to be nicer and wash it more often ;)

I, Sami, pledge to wash my hair every other day so that it stays shiny, bright, and bouncy :) #LoveMyHair

Casey Ferri said...

I LOVE this!! I, Casey, pledge to find more hairstyles that enhance my waves/curls instead of torturing my hair with a curling iron or straightener everyday.

Jes Sica said...

I pledge to "fix" my hair more days than not, instead of leaving it flapping!

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

I pledge to keep my hair healthy by always using heat protectant, and not flat ironing as often!

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/seepaigerun/status/334681887631085571

Olivia H said...

I pledge to start styling my hair more instead of just brushing it and leaving the house...

Katie said...

Stop being so cute! JUST STOP. Kidding. I love it. you so prettay!

I pledge to stop wearing my hair back in a ponytail so much to work. #lazy

Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

I, Becca, pledge to stop envying those with naturally curly hair and accept my straight hair, because it is beautiful.

Laylarue said...

I pledge to apply a deep repair mask to my hair at least once a week!

Kate said...

I pledsged to use a heat protector before flat ironing so that I dont fry my hair!!!!

E I Johnson said...

I am way older and not as cute as anyone on your blog, but I pledge as the mom of 2 (almost 3) boys and a career hair failure, to quit using my sunglasses as a hair accessory/camo. 360 days a year.

Kristen said...

I pledge to use a deep conditioner once a week, and perfect the use of a curling iron!

Corinne said...

I pledge to get up earlier a few times a week to do something besides just straighten my hair!

Angelina Medina said...

I, Angelina, promise to not go to bed without first brushing out my tease. Amen.

AndreaLeigh said...

I tweeted!
https://twitter.com/AndreaLeigh129/status/334689084285009920

Rachel said...

I pledge to stop damaging my hair with heat!

AndreaLeigh said...

I pledge to stop going to work with wet hair. :)

Laura | Our Life in the Queen City said...

I pledge to use my deep conditioning treatment on my hair once a week! And heat protectant! I love my hair and want it to be happy and healthy!

Heather Morgan said...

i, Heather, Pledge to not complain about how thick my hair is and embrace it!!

Crystaljk78 said...

I pledge to spend a little more time styling my hair (at least on work days) instead of just washing and blow drying it. I mean, my hair looks fine...but I want it to look great!

Millie said...

I, Millie, pledge to stop complaining that I am losing my hair and do what needs to be done to protect my gorgeous straight golden brown hair!

Thanks =D

Deborah said...

I, Deborah, pledge to not complain about how my hair won't hold any styles and appreciate it for the soft feed and natural color that it has.

Sarah said...

I vow to come up with new ways of doing my hair besides the regular ponytail or up on top of my head!

Please help a girl out- how can I poof my middle of the back length, think curly hair? I've tried over and over and just end up with a tangled mess that's nowhere near a poof. It's not a beautiful sight!

Lisa Brown said...

My tweeted pledge - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/334726249031294979
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Brown said...

2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/334727912928473088
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Katie said...

I, Double K, pledge to style my hair more than three ways this summer. MUCH NEEDED pledge for me!

Sarah said...

I, Sarah, pledge to get better at teasing and poufing!

Lindsay said...

This is great! I pleadge to not straighten my hair every...single...day. I am going through a marriage split right now and I think making myself step out of my comfort zone will be just what I need to boost myself up. Thanks PLL!!!!!

Katie said...

I pledge to get regular haircuts and not just cut off my split ends while I am bored at work- I tweeted this too :)

Ariane said...

I pledge to use my Biolage hair mask at least once a week all summer.

Courtney Gramlich said...

I, Courtney, pledge to stop throwing my hair up in a mess for work, and if I do, at least make it a beautiful mess. #lazy

Jill said...

I pledge to try some of the Cute updo styles I see on Pinterest this summer and to air dry my hair more often.

Thank you.

Kristin T said...

I pledge to find a few new hairstyles to wear this summer.

PAIGE said...

I pledge to stop skipping my 6 week cut and color touchups!
elysesw@aol.com

faithspage said...

Big Sexy Root Pump is the bees knees

I pledge to 'fix' my hair instead of pulling back in a ponytail every other day.

Gigi said...

I pledge to finally learn how to create my own updo!

Ashley said...

I do the same thing everyday - I pledge to change it up.

liz kaczmarek said...

I pledge to stop frying my hair with a straightener every day and appreciate my waves!

Mysharona said...

Pledging to be happy with my hair as is.

Mysharona said...

Pledging to be happy with my hair as is.

Sam said...

I pledge to create volume in my hair each & every day!

peg42 said...

I'm pledging to style my hair more often. Lately, I've been rushing out of the house and not spending the time to syle my hair. Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

peg42 said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/334827418407800832
Thanks so much.
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I will not use office supplies as hair accessories-I'm looking at you rubber bands!

Rebecca said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/RMarie1145/status/334838524039811072

Julie V said...

I pledge to stop hating on my curls and embrace them instead! hard to do with this warmer (& more humid!) weather coming, but I'll try! :)

https://asimplysweetblog.blogspot.com

Courtney said...

I will take the time to style my hair instead of giving up every morning! #ULTAHairPledge

{here's the link to my tweet! https://twitter.com/PSU_courtney/status/334849088912777217}

bayctygrl said...

i pledge to keep on haircuts

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

to love my natural curls
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Kate Fuller said...

I pledge to protect my hair from heat damage.

crl1705 said...

I have a slight wave to my hair naturally and I never really embrace it because I don't want to end up the girl with crunchy hair ;). So I will be making TWO pledges. I, chelsren pledge to embrace my natural hair texture AND I pledge to take the time to do more to my hair than just straighten and go! :)

sohamolina said...

I pledge to stop overprocessing my hair.

Kia89 said...

I pledge to use a deep conditioner once a month.
austma7@aol.com

clc408 said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/clc408/status/335047967700561920

Kelsey Ballance said...

I love Ulta, I could spend wayyy too much money there just trying different products! I am pledging to go a full day without putting my hair up!(More than once)

Erica Best said...

i love all the styles you tried really cute

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/335052981412167682

Meghan Neels said...

I pledge to be nicer to my hair and let it do what it wants to do (sometimes!) instead of straightening, curling, blow drying and ponytail-ing it to my hair's dismay. #lovemyhair and love all the styles you tried!

akronugurl said...

i pledge to trim my hair often.

freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

akronugurl said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/335075048505352193 .

freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

Laura said...

I, Laura, pledge to embrace my natural curls a little more often!

The Mitchell Family said...

I Anna, pledge to not wash my hair everyday.

Elena said...

I pledge to use hair oil with SPF to protect my hair from sun and heat

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/335120798459232256

elena150980@yahoo.com

The Sweetest Thing said...

If this 21 days of hair means more PLL blog posts, I am psyched!!!

Car Bomb Mom said...

I pledge to nourish the curls

Nataly Carbonell said...

I pledge to never dye my hair black or orange :s

One Frugal Girl said...

I pledge to keep my curls tame and bouncy.
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

One Frugal Girl said...

https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/335214512758222848
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

Lindsey said...

I pledge to try to embrace my curls more often even though it's typically easier to straighten it.

Natalie said...

My hair pledge is to try out all the hair accessories I already own to new, fun ways and not stick to a boring black headband! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!!

Lisette said...

I pledge to take care of my hair every time I use hot tools.
#LoveMyHair

susan1215 said...

I pledge to enjoy my hair curly instead of blow drying it straight and find a product that will nourish my curls

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/335535673975115779

s2s2 at comcast dot net

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

I pledge to wash my hair and actually brush it daily! embarrassed!

Stephanie Larison said...

I pledge to treat my hair to a better conditioner. The one I'm using now is horrible.

Tracy said...

I, Tracy, pledge to love my thick hair and style it more often instead of throwing it up in a pony.

Adriana aka AJ said...

I, Adriana, pledge not to go to work with my hair wet anymore. I feel so unprepared for the day when I do that. Night showers for me it is.

Rebecca Graham said...

I pledge to love the hair I have.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

I pledge to go to the salon more often. That always seems to go to the bottom of the list.

Wanda said...

I pledge to be more creative with my hair!

I love your hair! It may be thin & whispy but you make it rock!

Gina Wildorchid said...

tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/335794725120536577

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I pledge not to go into work with damp hair. I loved all of your hair styles!!

wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

HilLesha said...

I will not wait a decade to try a new ’do.

HilLesha@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

I pledge to have my hair trimmed more often.
marcia.goss@gmail.com

marcia goss said...

https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/335880994131410944
marcia.goss@gmail.com

Sandra Travis said...

I pledge to try new styles in my now ponytail length hair.

Mrs. M said...

This one will be a hard one for me.... I pledge not to pick at my split ends.

Michelle said...

I pledge to give my hair more volume

blackbearpie@aol.com

JC said...

I pledge to take care of my hair from sunshine and all outdoor activities.
https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/336323448609574913

JC said...

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/336323812687769600

Heather H said...

I pledge to embrace my natural waves and not throw my hair up into a messy bun every day.

cw said...

I pledge to embrace my curls by finding the right styling product. I pledge not to fight it and straighten my hair everyday (which has caused a lot of damage)

Megan said...

I pledge to switch shampoo's/conditioners more often so my hair doesn't get used to the same products! #ultahairpledge

chambanachik said...

I pledge to use heat protectant spray more often when I style!

chambanachik at gmail dot com

Sidnie said...

I pledge to style my hair more often- less ponytails/buns even though they're quick and easy!

Sarah Perticone said...

I pledge to love my natural hair! No flat iron, curling rod, or braiding! Just my natural and crazy curls.

Monica said...

I pledge to finally break down and spend the money on a new CHI iron!

smith_monica31(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kerry said...

I pledge to not curse my curls as much. I will try to put the flat iron away once in awhile.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/337035433412276225
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

merle said...

i pledge not to use too much mousse or gel
navygravy@hotmail.com

merle said...

https://twitter.com/Merle0304/status/337208623350562817
navygravy@hotmail.com

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I pledge to keep my hair out of a pony tail!
aleksnearing gmail com

Madeline Brubaker said...

I pledge to curl my hair a few times each week. It looks so much better curled!
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Madeline Brubaker said...

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/337356407873630208
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

suburban prep said...

When my sister had cancer and lost her hair due to the chemo I pledged then that I would be thrilled with the hair I have. I have ever since then and my sister has been in remission for 11 1/2 yrs

rachel said...

I pledge to actually try curling my hair instead of just letting it go!

Brittany said...

I, Brittany, pledge to try more hairstyles and stop being comfortable going EVERYWHERE with my hair down and straight. Boring!

Love this, PLL! Thank you :)

Whitney said...

I pledge to take more time in the mornings and wear my hair down instead of just throwing it up in a pony tail.

wlbellows at gmail dot com

Whitney said...

https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/338448147233779712

tweet

wlbellows at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I pledge to not always talk about how much I hate my frizzy hair!
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

sweetsue said...

I pledge to rinse chlorine out of my hair after I swim.
smchester at gmail dot com

Claire said...

I pledge to stop trying to make my hair into something it isn't, because straightening it everyday isn't healthy!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

crystalf said...

I pledge to let my hair go product free this summer except for the weekends. Thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

Emmy Coffee said...

I pledge to be gentle with my hair!

Aleesa Janssen said...

I pledge to deep condition my hair each weekend, it deserves that much after all I put it through!

Aleesa Janssen said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/jansy20/status/339755022231416832

Aleesa Janssen said...

aleesa.janssen@gmail.com

ky2here said...

I pledge to cleanse my hair without stripping it.

ky2here at msn dot com

ky2here said...

https://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/339914818435809281

ky2here at msn dot com

Barbara Montag said...

I pledged to not wait a decade to try a new do and tweeted it.
https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/339942867772526593
Thank you.

Barbara Montag said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/339943426747404288

Elvira Prunn said...

I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/ElviraPrunn/status/339973001246302208

ms-texas said...

i pledge to take good care of my hair and keep it damage free


debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Leading a Colorful Life said...

I pledge to try new styles with my hair, instead of always wearing it long and straight!

StephanieC said...

I pledge to stop frying my hair! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/340270343182753792 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

I pledge to try more styles.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa Garner said...

My hair pledge is to give my hair more volume.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Lisa Garner said...

I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/340544595777708032
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I pledge to not be lazy and actually fix my hair this summer rather than falling back into the old habit of just slapping on a bandana!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/340554480594583552
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Kate said...

I pledge to cut my hair and style it more often!

kstrycker787@gmail.com

Richelle Jackson said...

i pledge to always and for ever as i always have love my hair and let it be my personality my hair is my baby and ulta just makes it so easy to take care of and continue with my obsession!

Sara Wood said...

My pledge is to do my hair everyday for the next month.

sarajwood21(at)gmail(dot)com

stefanie gladden said...

I pledge to try out new hairstyles & new hair products all the time!

stephcouponsx@yahoo.com

stefanie gladden said...

and tweeted - https://twitter.com/steffie516/status/340625173898207232

Janice said...

Because I can get stuck in a rut, I pledge to be more adventurous and try out different hairstyles and products
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janice said...

https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/340651492937695232
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

cassandra mccann said...

I pledge to give my hair some extra love
star95011atyahoodotcom

whitney said...
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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/340675120832077825

debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley Morrissey said...

I pledge to use heat protectant every day!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

kathy pease said...

I pledge to get regular trims to get rid of split ends

kathy pease said...

https://twitter.com/klp1965/status/340809403609518080

Susan Smoaks said...

https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/340835427537788928

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Susan Smoaks said...

https://twitter.com/fdp4life/status/340839230920093697

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

MANDY83 said...

I pledge to go curly sometimes instead of always straightening my hair
pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/340839573762498560

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Candie L said...

I pledge to find something for my hair to make it shinier. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Tubaville said...

I pledge to find a new funky style for my short hair.

Betty C said...

Here is my pledge:
I will not wait a decade to try a new ’do.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/340908675017342976

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

Thomas Murphy said...

I pledge to use a conditioner instead of a 2 in 1

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/340916667930537984

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

David said...

I pledge to style my hair more often

Tiffany Lane
mckenziesmom1@hotmail.com

Gianna said...

I pledge to condition it more.

Tabathia said...

I pledge to actually make and keep hair salon appointments to get and keep my hair healthy

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/340950019060420608
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Atreau said...

I pledge to be more daring with my hair.

LaurKnotter said...

I pledge to start trying new things with my hair and not always just throw it up in a pony.

Nicole Larsen said...

I pledge to start trying out new hairstyles on my hair

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole Larsen said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/341001018189950976

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Tara said...

I pledge to put down the flatiron and embrace my natural (and sometimes crazy) waves!
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Tara said...

I pledge to put down the flatiron and embrace my natural (and sometimes crazy) waves!
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristin said...

I pledge to stop complaining about my thick, curly hair and embrace it and celebrate it!

wowknk at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/kristinnw/status/341026973721694210

wowknk at gmail dot com

buzzd said...

I pledge to use a deep conditioner on my hair each week to keep it looking healthy

 

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