Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey....Review & Giveaway!

Do you see that picture of me in the upper left hand corner of this page?  Well, that really is me but, truth be told, the hair is a sham.  It is technically my real hair, however, it is flat ironed right into submission.  My hair is curly/wavy and overall, ahem, unruly.  When I was contacted to do a review of a new book, Curly Girl:  The Handbook by Lorraine Massey, I nearly wept with joy.  Please, someone, help me with this hair of mine that seems to have a mind of it's very own! 

Curly Girl is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It’s all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine’s no-more-shampoo epiphany—handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It’s not what you take off; it’s what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine’s Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous ’dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicurltural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. Plus, updated information on green and chemical-free products, 20 new Q&A’s, and a DVD with tutorials on caring for four different types of curls. From now on, there’s no such thing as a bad hair day. 

I have never, ever come across a better explanation of the specific needs of we curly girls!  There is a whole section about the different curls which was so interesting and helpful in determining my particular kind (I'm a  wavy curl girl).  I found a bunch of tricks for easily making my curls look better without much work and this book, might just cause me to retire my beloved flat iron!!  If you or someone in your life has curls or waves (65% of us do!!) this book is a MUST!  It will change the way you wear your hair and if you are lucky like me, even save you some time getting ready (Hallelujah!!).  I also want to mention that Lorraine Massey has a whole line of curly hair products called DevaCurl which I am so anxious to try.  They sound amazing and just like something this curly haired mom might treat herself too!  Find out more about the products and find a retailer by clicking here.  Save your hair today and pick up your copy of Curly Girl on Amazon....your poor, fried tresses will thank you!



Workman Publishing is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Curly Girl as well as a travel set of DevaCurl (valued at $29.95!!).  Here is how to enter...

Mandatory Entry:  Tell me...are you a Curly Girl??  What lengths have you gone to to tame your curls?  Flat iron, iron, chemicals?  Tell me your secrets and then tell me what you would do with all that extra prep time Curly Girl will buy you!  You must complete this entry for all others to count.


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4.  Enter one of my other giveaways &let me know you have done so = 1 entry per giveaway entered.
5.  Follow Workman Publishing on Twitter = 1 entry
6.  Follow Reviewed By Mom on Twitter = 1 entry
7.  Blog, Tweet or Facebook about this giveaway & let me know where to find it (each can be done once per day) = 1 entry per each
8.  Enter this giveaway into another giveaway linky and leave a link to it= 1 entry

Please leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to include your e-mail.  Contest is open to US residents and will end on March 27th.    The lucky winner will be announced by e-mail on March 28th and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is draw. Good Luck!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I was provided with the above mentioned book  for purpose of review.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

62 comments:

Princess Mom said...

I have natual curly hair..I used to use so much chemicals on it to keep it from not frizzy all the time..mouse and hair spray..now I straighten my hair all the time..

I would love more way on how to tame my curly and make it look cute.

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dee said...

I'm not a curly girl, but my daughter is. I have tried just about every product I could find. We finally found something that mostly works for us, but there are mornings that it can take me 45 minutes to do her hair.

I could use any extra time just to sleep in and let her sleep in a little longer before getting up for school!

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Her products are amazing.try them!!

jayedee said...

my hair is straight as a stick...but i cannot tell you how many times i've seen my daughter cry after a bad haircut....or how many $$ she's spent on products that don't really work. i would love to win this book for her!

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Kimberly said...

My daughter has beautiful curls.... Which she flat irons. I would love to see her curls
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Angelica Hawkins- Pixie Vacations said...

I have natural curl. I have tried all kinds of product. My problem is how dry my hair gets! It drives me crazy. Some days I can't stand my hair being curly so I work on straightening it with a flat iron for about 45 minutes. My hair is really long btw.

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Angelica Hawkins- Pixie Vacations said...

I forgot to add that if I could spend less time on my hair, I would have more time to blog lol

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Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

I'm a wavy girl--I blow dry my hair straight with a round brush and Pearatin serum or curl it with my trusty curling iron.

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irishdancer2459 said...

I'm a stick-straight hair girl, but my mom is a Curly Girl! She has cabinets full of products that she has tried only to discover they don't work, so she usually just gives up styling it. I know she would love the chance to feel beautiful in her curls!
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Hifam said...

I am not a (super) curly girl - but one of my close friends is and I'd love to get this for her. One crazy thing - my hair has always been straight until after I had my 5th child. Now when my hair has a little curl to it and I love being able to choose curly or straight.
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Dawnjane said...

I am a follower! I find frizz is the hardest thing for me to deal with such a pain!

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Kat said...

I am NOT a curly girl but my daughter is. Please help! She refuses to straighten her hair & wants it to remain "nautual!"

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Ingrid said...

I am a curly girl who has no secrets and thus the need for this prize! I try to tame the curls but they're rebellious I tell you!

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malkatz said...

Here's the thing- all my life, I was a curly girl. In high school, it gradually faded to curly mermaid waves. Then, my Freshman year of college, my hair decided to go straight- and it's been straight ever since.

However, my sister has wild, frizzy untameable curls that are thick and kinky. I would love to help her out by winning this giveaway!

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skipthelaundry said...

Me and my daughter have curly hair, to tame sometimes I just cut all my curls off, when my hair is always frizzy or I can't brush throught my curls, extra time maybe I'll learn yoga.
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