Friday, August 18, 2017

Caring for Natural Hair with Hot Head (Giveaway)



For the last several weeks, I've been working with the Hot Head Thermal Hair Care Deep Conditioning Cap for review.  This product is intended to work with a variety of hair types and lengths, but I will be talking about how it handles my natural hair.

After going natural three years ago, I have found the love of my curls and the diversity in the different hairstyles I can do. Going from a big chop to neck length in three years for me is AMAZING!

With that being said, holy moly, it's a work-out to detangle, comb and even work with on a daily basis.



And those visits to the salon for a deep conditioning add up. With young children to look after, I honestly needed a lifesaver before I gave in to the relaxer.

Then I learned about Hot Head, a flax-filled microwavable cap meant to be used with conditioning products to hold in the heat while they work. To be honest, at first I didn't think a cap could actually make my hair feel softer unless I was under a dryer at the salon spending $75 each time. (Yes, it's really 75 bucks where I live.)

At that price, you can understand why I don't go as often as I need to and because it's so time consuming to do it myself, I often just wear this night cap turned daily life cap.

Yes, it is a hot mess and my husband often threatens to throw it away!

So, when I knew I'd be reviewing Hot Head, I didn't have a lot of hope that it'd do any better, but I headed off to the salon for a deep conditioner and a trim so my hair would start in good shape.

(Ok, I wanted an excuse to go, so on paper I will say I went for the sake of the review.)

It was a sorry-not-sorry moment and loved the fact I didn't have to do it myself.

My hair came out soft and smooth and I even had it straightened so it felt weightless. Sadly I do not have a picture for that, because as soon as I walked out the salon doors, I was greeted with nonstop rain that I did not expect, so my hair was poofy before I even got home. (Tear!)

So when the Hot Head arrived, I was actually excited to use it since it was two weeks after the salon waste of time trip.

I ordered the Forbidden Hot Head with skulls on it and it's a beautiful bright red terry on the inside and roses on the top. I LOVE THE FABRIC!!!


The Hot Head cap is reversible and reusable (my two favorite words!), and it also comes with 10 disposable shower caps that are used with it, so not to get product on the cap. This is a good thing, since it is recommended to only wipe clean and use a lint roller on cap.

The first time I used it, I needed to wash out the product in my hair, so I shampooed and conditioned and left the conditioner in my hair to use the Hot Head.

I following the instructions for the first time, and without extending the recommended time.

I found the heat to be OK and the results for my hair to be better then not having it on, but I didn't think the results were an equal replacement to the salon visit.

Now I think this was due to the amount of time I used it for. Per the instructions, I used it for 20 minutes. After that I rinsed and styled with the flaxseed gel and styled with a wash and go method.

The second time I used the cap, I increased the heating time to an extra 20 seconds in the microwave.

I did a co-wash and then applied conditioner and left the cap on for 30 mins. Then I rinsed and blow dried my hair, and rocked the fro for a few days.

During this time I also did a twist out for about 2 days, and it was time to wash again. The results for this was a little better. After taking the cap off and before washing, my hair was soft and had slip to it but after drying it there was no difference for me then without using it.



Now, the next time, I wanted to see the difference in using some of my homemade products, so I used a homemade shampoo with apple cider to clean the scalp and I then used some Shea butter and olive oil with egg conditioner and protein, then put the cap on.

Using two plastic caps and the Hot Head, I heated the cap for an additional 40 seconds past the instructions and left the cap on for 45 mins.

LADIES AND GENTS MY HAIR IS SO FREAKING SOFT!

I literally had to call everyone I knew in my family that was having trouble with their hair about this product.

It did an even better job than the salon using this method. It was soft for the entire eight days I had my twist out, and it heated my hair up to the point I felt my scalp breathing, so it enabled me to have a great scalp massage and release my natural oils.


Plus it allowed all the product to reach every curl - I sometime get a rough patch in the middle of my head as if it didn't get treated, but this did not happen this time.

Even after drying my hair, my edges were like the rest of my hair. It sometimes seem rough and crispy, it that makes sense, but the Hot Head took care of that problem.

So, this product gets 5 stars from me!  I will for sure be getting the Little Hot Head for my daughter, to make working with her hair easier, too.

Of course every head is different, and each time you will have to increase or decrease the heating time and time wearing the Hot Head to your liking. The results varied for me, but once I found the best method for my head I can happily say that $75 bucks will be spent elsewhere. At $29.99 for a reusable Hot Head deep conditioning cap, this is a steal!

I did not try their other products like the spritzers intended to add an aromatherapy element to the experience and to keep the cap moistened, but I do look forward to trying those as well for both me and my daughter.

Hot Head is letting one of our US readers claim a Hot Head Thermal Hair Care Cap for their own - read on to see how you can enter to win.





One winner in the US will receive a Hot Head Thermal Hair Care Deep Condition Cap in the style of their choice, selected from what is in stock at the close of the giveaway.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Giveaway Tools Entry Form below. This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning. (If you don't leave a comment, any additional entries will be void.)

This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY and will end just before midnight ET on 9/2. 

The winners will be notified by email 24 to 48 hours after the end of the giveaway by email. In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.

Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. This looks like a great product! I loved all the pictures. You can really see the difference.

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  2. I love the design of the cap! This would be great for my hair. I get serious dreadlocks if I don't brush my hair twice a day

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  3. This would be great for my hair! I would choode if i won the Sweets or the Chic Hot Head!

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  4. A product I'm interested in trying is the COTTON CANDY SPRITZER. Love that scent! The Hot Head I would choose if I won is the SORBET HOT HEAD.

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  5. This is really interesting giveaway. But I am outsider. Can not enter :) Best of luck to all other entries!

    Have a great day!

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  6. I just transitioned to wearing my hair natural. I would love to try the Sweets Hot Head.

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  7. I sure need to invest in one of these caps for my natural hair.

    beautythatwalks.com

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  8. my wife gets a couple perms every year so she would love this to help her dry hair

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  9. This would be great in combination with my devacurl deep sea conditioner I recently ordered!

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  10. Looks like a great product. First time here and I will back to read more. . .

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  11. I love the story of how she came up with the idea. Sometimes all it takes is one person to say enough is enough and solve a problem that everyone is having but no one does something to fix it.

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  12. I love the Sorbet Hot Head! It was also great to learn that it is a grass roots company!

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  13. I so need this! My hair is dry, on the curly side and coarse - some days I look like a dandelion ready to be wished on! I love the one you picked - the cheery reds and the skulls make me smile!

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  14. Those salon prices are no joke! I only go every six weeks for a cut and style. Sometimes I'll get a relaxer but for the added $$$ I try to do it myself. With relaxed hair I definitely need the hot head. Your hair looks great and baby girl is adorable!

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  15. I would like to try the Cotton Candy Spritzer. I would choose the Posh Hot Head.

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  16. I would love to try the DARK COCONUT SPRITZER

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  17. It's been years since I've done a hair treatment this way. Which reminds me, I may need to do one soon.

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  18. I'd like to try the Little Hot Heads for my kids
    Thanks for the chance

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  19. Eons ago we use to wrap our head in mayo and then dry it forever under a hair dryer cap. Then you washed your hair and it was so much nicer. The process was gross. This little cap reminds me of that process without the smelly mayo.

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  20. Wow! This looks a fabulous product. I am so glad that you found a product that works and costs less than the salon! Your hair looks adorable. Thanks for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Also, I would totally try this product! I would probably go for the Audrey Hot Head or the one you chose, the Forbidden Hot Head. My hair could definitely use some deep conditioning espcially with all the coloring I do!

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  21. I am interested in the coconut spritzer and Audrey cap.

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  22. I'm so glad the Hot Head worked so well for you! It is so important to keep hair well conditioned, but it sure can be hard to do. The Hot Head sounds like an easy, effective solution for soft, manageable hair. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

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  23. It sounds like a fab product!
    Thanks so much for linking up with the Fabulous Friday link-up this week :)
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious
    (this week’s co-host)

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  24. This looks awesome, I may have to give it a whirl! Thank you for sharing! I am visiting you from Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorites Party.

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  25. I'm so glad it worked for you! A few years ago I realized how important it is to take good care of your hair, I didn't pay too much attention to it before and I've totally felt the difference.

    Thanks for joining the Thursday Moda Linkup!
    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  26. I currently have a hot head myself, and it works pretty good. Depending on how warm my Hot Head is and what conditioning products I use is how well it works for my hair.


    Thanks for this review! It reminds me I need to use my Hot Head again.


    #ProductReviewParty

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  27. I never have even heard of these so a the review was awesome

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  28. Omg I need this I wear a shower cap right now my hair is fried from medication I always have to sleep with cap and treatment stuff .

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  29. I love the seascape hothead, there's so many cute patterns though. I need that cotton candy spritz too!

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  30. I would like to try the Dark Coconut Spritzer.

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  31. I like the posh hot heads as I like zebra prints.

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  32. I would like to try the Cotton Candy Spritzer.

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  33. I would love to try the Dark Coconut Spritzer and I would choose the Vibrant Hot Head

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  34. I LOVE SO MANY ITEMS BUT I WOULD LOVE THE AUDREY HOT HEAD. I ALSO LEARNED THAT HOT HEAD WORKS GREAT TO ENHANCE ALL STORE BOUGHT DEEP CONDITIONERS & HAIR MASKS. THAT'S GREAT TO KNOW!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  35. Love the idea and sounds like it would be great to use

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  36. I learned that the Hot Head is reversible and has a variety of available colors.

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  37. My wife would like to try the Cotton candy Spritzer. She would choose the Geo Hot Head.

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  38. My wife would love to get the Hot Head, Deep conditioning with heat for a cool look.

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  39. A fascinating Hot Head and Deep conditioning with heat, my wife wants to have, and it would be an amazing gift.

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  40. My lady friend likes nice hair, and a Hot Head, Deep conditioning with heat would be marvelous and exciting for all occasions.

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  41. I would really like to have the Hot Head, Deep conditioning with heat, and it would be wonderful to use

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  42. A captivating Hot Head, Deep conditioning with heat as a fabulous gift for my girlfriend , would be just great.

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    1. The awesome Hot Head, Deep conditioning with heat  is an item, that is just right, for the day and my wife.

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