Here’s a roundup of Black Friday (November 28, 2014) natural hair care vendor sales from around the web. Some listings include Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday deals. Click on the vendor names to visit their respective websites. I will be out of the country with limited time to use the internet while away. I’m having my sister maintain the blog while I’m away, so please be patient with any updates to the list and always rely on the vendors for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

  • Alikay Naturals- TBD
  • Annebelle’s Perfect Blends- All November, use code BEAUTY for 20% off. BF sale 11/28  midnight – 11/30-Use code THANKFUL for 35% off.
  • Bee Mine- Doorbuster 11/27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST. Take 35% off with code BLK28FRI, $30 minimum purchase. 11/27, 8:01pm EST – 11/28 midnight EST. Take 30% off with BLK28FRI on $30 minimum purchase. Cyber Monday 12/, 12:00 am – 12:00 pm EST take 20% off with code CYMON1 on $20 minimum purchase. /span>
  • BoBeam Natural Hair Products- 11/28 – 12/1, Use code BFW25 for 25% off.
  • Camile Rose- TBD
  • Carol’s Daughter- Until 11/29 Get a FREE Jada’s Dynamic Duo with any $25 purchase when using the code FREEDUO.
  • Coastal Scents- TBD
  • Curl Junkie- STBD
  • Curl Mart- Grey Friday 25% off plus $5 domestic shipping. No code needed. Use code cm15 for extra 15% off.
  • Curlformers- 11/23-11/25 receive 15% off all purchases with the exception of the Limited Edition Gift Set. No code needed.
  • Curls- TBD
  • Darcy’s Botanicals- TBD
  • Donna Marie- TBD
  • Hairfinity- Save 25% on Hairfinity Hair Vitamins plus all of our other products. Use code bfdeals.
  • Hairitage Hydration- TBD
  • Hairveda-TBD
  • Hydrotherma Naturals- Use coupon code thanks for 20% off. Sales starts Friday 11/28 at 12AM EST and ends Tuesday 12/2 at 12:01AM EST.
  • Jane Carter Solutions- Until 11/31 Free shipping on purchases on $50 or more.
  • Miss Jessie’s- 11/14-12/16 Exclusively at Target BOGO 50% off.
  • My Honey Child- TBD
  • Naturalsis72- (reversible satin bonnets, satin lined beanies and hair butters) 11/27 8PM – 11/29. Use code BF15 for 15% off. Free shipping over $60 or $5 flat rate. Cyber Monday- 11/30, use code CM10 for 10% off. Free shipping over $60 or $5 flat rate.
  • Obia Natural Hair Care- Until 11/28 Enjoy 15% off your entire purchase. Use code BLKF14. 11/25-27 40% off use code BEATBLACKFRIDAY. 11/28-12/1 30% off using code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Original Moxie- 11/28-12/1 Get 30% off $30+ with code OMBF2014 (Also coupon for $5 off next order)
  • Ouidad- TBD
  • Oyin Handmade- TBD
  • Q-Redew- TBD

Please rely on vendors for most accurate and up to date sale details. The list will be updated when I get more information. Stay tuned! 

3 vendors added  on 11/23

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If you’re a natural hair care brand selling bath or beauty products and would like to be added to my list of sales information, please send details to info@minibraidmethod.com. Here’s a link to last year’s list- Black Friday 2013 Roundup. Thanks!

 

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I’ve worn wash and goes a lot lately. I went out a few days in a row so my hair was smokey. I had a baby shower to attend and didn’t want to wash and restyle. My fix was a high bun. I wet my roots and wrestled my hair into a ponytail. I had to take it down and redo it several times throughout the day because it’s really hard to get all my hair gathered neatly. It’s a process, lol. When I got my ponytail as tight as it was gonna get and my hair was as smooth as it gets, I wrapped my ends around into a bun and used hair pins to keep it in place. (Please excuse the white specs, the mirror was a bit dirty.)

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Save 10% Use Promotional Code: COCO14 when placing your order at: www.hairfinity.com Offer Expires: 10/20/2014

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Save on $10 on a QRedew hair steamer with code HairCrush. Hurry sale ends October 12, 2014. The QRedew is great for refreshing curls, deep conditioning, or softening the hair before restyling.

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If you have a tight or zig-zag curl pattern, it’s important to pay careful attention to your ends. If your ends do not naturally spiral curl, they can tangle more easily. Recently, I braided my niece’s hair. I didn’t have time to complete the whole thing, so I told my sister to do the rest. I noticed in just a few days the side that my sister did is very dry and tangled on the ends. The side that I did still feels moisturized and isn’t tangled. The difference is that I two-strand twisted the last inch of her mini braids. I don’t braid all the way to the end (not even on my own hair) because I want to be able to take the braids out without using a rat-tail comb or other tool. While I leave my own 4a ends loose, for tighter curl/coil patterns, it’s important to have the ends secured in some way. Twisting the ends will keep the hair organized and lead to less tangles and more moisture. Twists are also easier to undo than teeny tiny braids.

 

Back in June I posted an article about how I got rid of (or lessened) my acne. I have a lot of hyperpigmentation and scarring that was left behind. I ordered a Clarisonic in hopes that it would help the marks fade. In July, I finally received my Clarisonic from Beauty Store Depot. I’ve used the Clarisonic almost everyday since. My cleanser has pretty much stayed the same. I use the Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash (from Target)- usually to remove makeup or for a gentle cleanse. I more recently added Sibu Sea Buckhorn Cleansing Face and Body Bar for deeper cleaning. I also use Earth Science Papaya-Glycolic Gentle Skin Peel about twice a month. For the past 6 weeks or so, I use a gentle AHA moisturizer at night. [Don't forget to use iHerb.com code EKI823 for first time customer discount.]

I think in a few months, my skin has definitely improved. I know people say that the Clarisonic does not exfoliate and it’s only a deep cleanser, but in my routine it has definitely made a difference and exfoliated away some of my scarring. I will most likely do a chemical peel at some time in the future. I want my skin to be completely even. I am happy with the results so far. I can cover the scars with two layers my foundation- which is very sheer  (MAC Face and Body). I only need concealer for any new spots.

Before- June 2014

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After- September 2014 (keep in mind my sideburns are almost grown in in these pics, yes “almost” lol)

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Save 15% Use Promotional Code: SEASONS2014 when placing your order at: www.hairfinity.com Offer Expires: 9/30/2014

I totally forgot to order during the last sale and I’m pretty much out of vitamins. I’ve been taking 1 per day to stretch it out. I’m definitely ordering this time around. Who knows when the next sale will be!

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The night I straightened my hair, I put it into 7 or Bantu knots using Original Moxie’s Hair Bling for shine.

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I have been working out regularly so my roots reverted completely. I’m also battling humidity. A few days later, I thought I could brush the roots and Bantu knot it again and get similar results…but this time I had a much looser, less defined wave.

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Here are a couple more pics of my straightened hair. I live in Florida so it stays straight for all of 30 seconds. I’ve been wearing Bantu knot outs mostly because my hair poofed up so quickly. My hair is almost back where it was before I got it cut in June or July.

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