Deep Conditioning and Curling Heat Cap

I have seen the portable hood dryers that you can purchase online and from some beauty supply stores, I always thought they would be handy, but also maybe a little bit of a hassle. I don’t have a lot of room to store one and wouldn’t particularly like having to drag it out and set it up each time I’d need to use it. I found a great alternative, that is cheaper, easier to use and doesn’t take up much space. The Heat Cap.  The Heat Cap can be used as a heat source for deep conditioning and/ or hot oil treatments and over hair that is in curlers. I’ve used this cap for both.

Deep Conditioning with Heat Cap

Heat Cap
Deep Conditioning with Heat Cap

When using the cap for deep conditioning/hot oil treatments. I applied Bee Mine Beautiful Deep Conditioner covered her hair with a plastic bag (yes, I did), warmed the cap in the microwave and put it over the top of the plastic bag. I let it sit for about 30 minutes, then rinsed. Her hair was so soft and moisturized, the comb went through it like butter. The heat cap is an excellent heat source when deep conditioning or doing oil treatments.

Curlers with Heat Cap

Curlformers heat cap and curlers

When using the heat cap for hair curling, I prepared the hair by washing, conditioning, moisturizing, detangling and banding over night to ensure it was thoroughly dry. The next day I applied Curlformers, with Bee Mine Curly Butter in each section and then placed the warm heat cap over the curlers. (Don’t forget about our Bee Mine Reader discount code UTHMFALL for 10% off at The cap stayed on while D watched a movie and played her 3DS. Overall the curlers were in for several hours, I took them out just before it was time to leave for her dance recital. She had picture perfect curls!


I love the heat cap and am totally please with the results we achieved when using it. It is simple to use, easy to store and does not take up much room. You can learn more about the heat cap and purchase at:

*Update* I forgot to mention that typically when using the heat cap with curlers one just has to put the curlers in dry hair, heat the Heat Cap in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, wear the Heat Cap a few minutes, take it off,  let the hair COMPLETELY cool, then unroll the curls. Since the hair is already dry, you don’t have to wait for wet locks to dry out… This provide a quick way to curl the hair without all the heat damage of a curling iron. Since this was D’s dance recital hair and I was using Curlformers and was unable to tuck them all under the cap, I wanted to play it safe and leave it on as long as time would allow. :)

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2013 Best of Fros on the Fourth Baby Big Hair Giveaway


Yesterday we posted a little recap of some hairstyles we’ve done for the 4th of July the past couple of years. This 4th of July we want YOU to submit your Fros on the Fourth Photos for a chance to win a Baby Big Hair Tee!

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Fros on the Fourth aka National  Afro Day, founded by BlkOnyx488 on Long Hair Care Forum to encourage naturals to rock out “fro” styles and/or paraphernalia to celebrate the freedom and beauty of natural hair on Independence Day!

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Baby  Big Hair presents the “Best of  Fros On The Fourth” kids natural BIG HAIR contest!! Celebrating the freedom of kid’s natural hair    everywhere, Baby Big Hair is calling for all  “frotos” in this one of a kind contest.  Let your Baby Big Hair celebrate Independence Day aka Nation Fro Day by proudly displaying their BIG HAIR! Share you "frotos’ with us via for a chance to win the ever so popular "Yes… It’s All Mine" Tee, sold exclusively at the Baby Big Hair Online Store. And for a shot a winning the grand prize!

CONTEST    DATE:  July    4th –    6th    -    Winners will be announced 7/7 and grand prize winner on 7/8.
CONTEST    TYPE: Instagram "Froto" Share
Prize:  One  (1)  “Yes, It’s All Mine”  Tee Shirt
*available in 12/24 Month Onesie, 2/4T, Girls XS   –   XL (some    limited    colors), and Youth Classic sizes S-XL
GRAND PRIZE: $50 GAP Gift Card


  • Follow @babybighairlife and @brookeuhm on Instagram
  • Post your Baby Big Hair’s July 4h Froto with the @brookeuhm and @babybighairlife   
    handles and hashtag #bestfroson4thBBH

  • The contest will run from July 4th thru July 6th. A winner will be chosen by Untrained Hair Mom on July 7th. The grand prize winner will be chosen by Baby Big Hair on July 8th.

    Please note:


    The Tee-shirt portion of this contest is over and a winner for our blog has been chosen. It was super hard to choose just one winner out of all the adorable entries submitted to us on Instagram. So, I called on D and Baby Boy to help! They each chose their favorite photo and I used to chose 1 of the 2 photos they selected… and the winner of one Baby Big Hair “Yes..It’s All Mine” Tee is….

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    Congrats! This photo will be entered into the Grand Prize pool for a chance to win a $50 GAP gift card!

ProFolla Silk Giveaway

That’s right folks, another giveaway! Register for a chance to win a ProFolla Silk® Hair Products set – a $99 Value!!  A total of three winner will be randomly selected.

You Get…

  • ProFolla Silk® Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner for extreme hydration to replenish lost moisture, reduce breaking, reduce dryness and add brilliant shine and smoothness!
  • ProFolla Silk® Growth Shampoo & Conditioner to maximize hair growth and strength. Natural botanical formula of over 17 extracts stimulate scalp circulation and encourage new and faster hair growth, increase strength and provide phenominal humidity resistance!
  • ProFolla Silk® Hair Nourishment Vitamins to supplement your diet with advanced B-complex vitamins, minerals and amino acids to improve sheen, smoothness and add strength to weak, brittle or dull hair!

Giveaway Contest Rules: Enter your name and email address in the Rafflecopter form below to register; One entry per person…but, there are lot’s of ways to win!! It’s a fun contest and after you register you “unlock” lot’s of ways to increase your chances of winning! See point values after registering! One winner will be randomly selected among Giveaway entries. The more tasks you perform, the better the odds of winning. Winner information will be verified before award.

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Disclosure: This giveaway is hosted by ProFilla Silk. This is a paid promotion Untrained Hair Mom is not responsible for winner selection, notifications or prize fulfillment.

Pantene Truly Natural Review

If you’ve been around the hair care world at all you are probably familiar with the term “PJ” or “product junkie”. A product junkie is one who, even though they have their favorites and staple products, can’t help but try new products occasionally out of curiosity. When I heard about Pantene’s Truly Natural line I was curious and had to give it a try! (Yes, I am a self proclaimed Product Junkie).

Pantene Truly Natural Review

There are 5 products in the Pantene Truly Natural Collection:

    • Clarifying Shampoo
    • Deep Conditioner
    • Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner
    • Defining Curls Custards
    • Shine Serum with Argan Oil

The shampoo in this series is thick and creamy, I was pleasantly surprised by its texture and ability to cleanse without stripping the hair. It does contain sulfates, but didn’t seem to dry her hair out. Overall I like this shampoo, but plan to err on the side of caution and only use it once a month or so for clarifying. Both conditioners are thick, creamy and silky in texture, they are decent conditioners both with a little slip, I do prefer those with a little more slip for an easier detangling process. The defining custard is also thick and creamy in texture, I used this product for a wash n go on D and had good results (photo’s below). The product defined her curls and left them soft and bouncy…none of that stiff and sticky feeling that we dislike so much. There was an itsy bit of frizz, but it happens. The serum I actually tried on mine and D’s hair and is mine now. I love it. It leaves my hair so soft, silky and shiny but not oily and greasy. I love that it is thicker than just plain argan oil, so it doesn’t drip or run as easily.  I do prefer to use just straight argan oil in D’s hair though, another reason I jacked the serum for myself. With a fresh clean scent, these products smell great… D says they smell like flowers (and she loves flowers!).

On to the results and photo’s (if you’d like to see a photo of D’s natural hair with no product in it for comparison click here) …

    I washed D’s hair using the Pantene Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo, I decided to try out the Co-wash condish as well, then followed with the Truly Natural deep conditioner. I used my fingers and a wide tooth shower comb to detangle her hair in the shower. Once she was out I added some of our usual moisturizer, I followed that up with the Truly Natural Shine Serum, then proceeded to rake the Defining Curls Custard through her hair with my fingers.

Pantene Natural lineI let her hair completely air dry:

Pantene Truly Natural
Pantene Natural

I pulled her hair onto a loose bun and covered in with her satin sleep bonnet. The next morning I took it down and here are the results:

Pantene Naturals

Overall, I found the line ok, I do prefer to use products with more natural ingredients. They do contain coconut oil and argan oil, which I love and conveniently the Pantene Truly Natural line is readily available at Wal-Mart and other local retail stores with products in the natural series starting at $4.99…not bad at all.

Giveaway Time!
Win the entire set of either the Pantene Truly Natural or the Pantene Truly Relaxed products (one set, winner’s choice)!

To be entered to win simply:
-Leave a comment below telling me which set you’d like to win (Natural or Relaxed) – (if you choose the Truly Natural series, let me know which product you want to try most, I’m curious)!
-Be sure to enter your correct email address on the comment form, so I can contact you if you win!
-This giveaway will run from June 3 – June 10, the winner will be chosen randomly.

Updated 6/11/2013:
The giveaway portion has ended and a winner was randomly selected using the random number generator. The #12 was selected, so the 12th comment left on the post is the winner! Congrats Lakisha C!

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

All I Want For Christmas is CARA B Naturally Giveaway

 All I Want For Christmas is CARA B Naturally!

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…and a trip

…and a Kindle Fire HD

…and a Gift Card

…and Jewelry

We’re pretty fond of CARA B Naturally products around here, (read our CARA B review), so we’re happy to team up with them to offer our readers a chance to win an awesome holiday prize pack!!

How to Enter:      

To enter the All I Want For Christmas is CARA B Naturally Contest:

-Go to the contest landing page

– Enter your email address and the email addresses of three friends (this info will not be shared) and you’re automatically entered to win the Ultimate CARA B Naturally Holiday Prize-Pack which includes

>> Full set of CARA B Naturally products valued at over $60
>> Kindle Fire HD valued at $200
>> $250 US Airways Travel Voucher
>> Nina Nguyen McGinley Bracelet valued at $150
>> $100 Walgreens Gift Card
>> The winners three  friends will also each receive a $50 Walgreens Gift card too.

-This contest will run from Dec 5th until Dec 23. A random winner will be chosen on the 26th. Good Luck!


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Jingle Jubilee: Curly Zebra Winter Hat Giveaway


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Curly Zebra carries different styles of winter hats in kid and adult sizes and various colors and prints. These hats are lined with satin to help protect hair and styles. Win a hat of your choice from Curly Zebra in our Jingle Jubilee Giveaway! This fun hop is hosted by A Helicopter Mom, About A Mom, The Kids Fun Review, Sunshine and Sippy Cups, and The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug Our giveaway is open to US residents and will run from Nov 16- 30. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Christmas Gifts for Kids Melissa and Doug Giveaway

Our prize for the Christmas Gifts for Kids Giveaway Hop is the The Melissa and Doug Trunki that is featured on their Terrific Twenty list here on Untrained Hair Mom!

Packed” with features, Trunki is designed to stand up to adventures at home and away! Perfect for storage, pretend play and travel by plane, train, bus or auto.



Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below:

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With the holiday shopping season upon us, zuuzs introduces their holiday shopping page. We all have price points in mind while shopping for our friends and family, so zuuzs has made it easier for you to find the best deals according to your budget. Make sure to check it out! And as always, you get cash back on everything you buy through

To help with your Holiday Shopping for your kids, zuuzs is offering the Grand Prize of a KidKraft Grand Espresso Corner Kitchen. Go over to Makobi Scribe and enter to win the Grand Prize! Then hop around all the other blogs participating in the Christmas Gifts Hop for kids below. *the grand prize may be substituted to a similar item to suit the winner’s child

CARA B Naturally BOGO Sale / $50 Walgreens Gift Certificate Giveaway

We love CARA B Naturally products, you may remember our review from earlier this year…we’ve been hooked on their Shampoo/Body Wash in one since we tried it! is currently having a Buy One Get One for 50% off on CARA B Naturally products. The BOGO sale is online only at

>>To see their selection of CARA B products and take advantage of the sale you can click HERE.<<

OH…and WE are giving away a $50 Walgreens Gift Certificate!

Enter to win the $50 Walgreens GC using the Rafflecopter below from November 09-17:

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