Curly Hair Don’t Care

My daughter recently got a perm and for someone who is pretty much a minimalist when it comes to styling her hair (she’s been a big fan of the ponytail), it has taken some getting used to.

My one condition before agreeing to the perm was that she had to do a better job of brushing her hair in the mornings and that likely she would need to wet it down every morning.

You can see why….


This is how she wakes up (some mornings it doesn’t include the smile)

You can see that the curls not only need brushed, but also need revived. We’ve tried mousse and gel and both seem to work about equally. I typically help her apply the product so that she doesn’t get globs of it in one spot.

What might we find in there?!

When I had the opportunity from Brandbacker to sample products aimed at curly hair, I jumped at the chance. Especially, when the opportunity featured hair care products specially designed for kids.

We received Curl Conditioner, Curl Leave-in spray, and Curl Gel Cream all from SoCozy. SoCozy not only are tailord for kids, offering salon-quality hair care products developed specifically for kids’ hair, but they also cater to busy moms. The products are multi purpose and streamline the process. Oh, and I should mention that they smell DE-vine. The gel and the conditioner are scented like sweet cream — yummy!

This is our after photo. We were in kind of a hurry after her shower, so her hair is still a little damp, but you can see that it did revive her curls. It also kept her hair managable and without frizz for the entire night. 









SoCozy prides itself on pure and safe products, therefore they are made without parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol. Free of alcohol, gluten, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts.

SoCozy products are available at Target, CVS, and Walgreens and if you purchase any of their products from now, through mid-February, you can register your receipt into their sweepstakes for a chance to win an all-expense paid 5 days, 4 nights, deluxe family vacation for four! Visit their website for details!

Do your kids have curly hair (natural or permed)? I’d love to hear your tips on how to keep the curls vibrant!

Until Next Time,

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As always, all opinions are my own 

Review: Vibrance by Eu Natural for Healthy Hair Growth

As you know, I am a beauty-product fanatic. I love to try the latest products and even more than that, I love to be able to share my experience and opinions.

Recently, BrandBacker announced a campaign working with Eu Natural on a vitamin to support healthy hair growth. As you may not know, I cut my long hair last fall and, while it needed it and I have enjoyed the change, I very much am longing for my hair to be long again. So, I jumped at the chance to sample this product in hopes of rushing the re-growth process along a little.

I received a full-size bottle, which is a 30-day supply (retail value of $29.99 on Amazon). While I am not yet finished with 30 days, I have noticed a difference. I haven’t measured my hair growth, but my hair does feel healthier overall. I am pretty rough on my hair. I shower daily due to my running, I use a hair dryer and straightener on a regular basis, so the damage is definitely occurring. After 3 weeks of using Vibrance my hair feels thicker and is shinier.

According to the company, most results are visible around 60 days of use. Another great tidbit about Eu Natural — they have a 90-day money back guarantee with no questions asked! I love when a brand stands behind their promise with a guarantee like that.

Another perk: I’ve really noticed a difference is in my fingernail growth. My nails are stronger and longer than they have been in years!

Each soft capsule is packed with 23 vitamins, minerals, and herbs, including Biotin and OptiMSM®, that revitalize your hair from the inside. The vitamins are gluten, wheat, and dairy free and are packed with pure and natural ingredients (no junk or fillers!)

I’ve ordered a second bottle in hopes of maximizing the results and will check in with you later with my results!

PS: Want to try it for yourself? Grab a bottle here for only $5!

Do you have any tips on growing your hair quicker? I’d love to hear them!

Until Next Time,

This is a sponsored post. I received a complimentary product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thinking Out Loud Thursday


Good Morning! I’m glad today is a Thinking Out Loud day because I’m not sure I can formulate a post that flows smoothly on just one theme or topic! Thanks for hosting this link-up Amanda!

I’m having a moment this February where I have nearly fallen off the wagon with my running. It is a conglomeration of things: the weather is terrible, I have been a little sick, I’ve been a lot tired, super busy, and just not that motivated. I know – #NoExcuses, right?! I’ll get back to it. In fact, I have my bag packed for a quick run over my lunch hour. I love running over lunch. It sends me  back to work re-energized (and sometimes a little red faced). The worst part is the mad rush after the workout – the shower, re-dressing, re-applying make-up, etc. But it will be totally worth it.

We are working to get our house ready to sell since we are moving this summer. It seems like every waking moment we are either painting, or cleaning, or organizing, or packing…it’s exhausting! We replaced the basement carpet yesterday and it looks so nice. I hope that when house-hunters look at it they love it as much as I do. We have a great house and I will be sad to move away from it.

Speaking of house hunting, we are going to look at a house this Saturday. I already know we are going to LOVE it! It is a 19th Century Queen Ann style home on a small acreage with a pond – it’s like it was taken directly from my dreams! It has been in one family for 100 years. I am sure it will be a project house, but can you imagine the character?


Here I am a few years ago with bangs

Along the lines of change – I’ve been thinking of getting bangs. I have had them before and I know that every time I have them I tell my hair stylist to talk me out of it the next time…but, it’s a way to change my look without having to sacrifice my length. I’ve been growing my hair out for awhile and I really like the length, but I am itching for a change….

That’s it for my Thinking Out Loud. What random things are you thinking about today?

Until Next Time,