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*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

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[[UPDATED 6/1/22]] This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered, and stay tuned for an announcement of our winners!

 

The Beauty Insider Community is full of great tips about taming your tresses (or letting your locks be free!) – and we’re hair for it. 💁‍ This month, we’re rewarding all your great advice by randomly giving away FIFTEEN $200 Sephora e-gift cards in our Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes! Share how you care for your hair (or scalp!) and you could win big.

 

Between May 2nd and May 31st at 11:59pm Pacific Time, comment on this thread by hitting “reply” and sharing a hair tip that changed your life! It could be a game-changing hair routine hack, a tool or styling product you swear by (don’t forget to tag the product using the “#” symbol!), or even a hair-care or scalp-care staple. Don’t forget to hit “post!” 🌟

 

By replying with your hair tip, you will be entered for a chance to win one of fifteen (15) $200 (USD) Sephora e-gift cards! You are eligible to enter once per day for more your chances to win – but you must submit a different tip each time! Out of all of the eligible entries, 15 lucky people will be randomly selected to each win a $200 (USD) Sephora e-gift card – no professional hair or product knowledge required. See official rules in the spoiler tab below.

 

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. US/CAN residents (excl. Quebec), age of majority (& at least 18). Skill testing question req’d for Canadian winners. Sponsor: Sephora, USA.

 

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OFFICIAL RULES

Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes

 

No Purchase Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN.  

 

ELIGIBILITY: Open Only to SEPHORA COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE Legal Residents OF, AND RESIDING IN, THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO ARE OF LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE (AND AT LEAST 18). Void in quebec and Where Prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Sephora USA, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or judges, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes will begin on May 2, 2022 at the time the Sweepstakes Post is posted, and ends May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT (“Sweepstakes Period”).

 

HOW TO ENTER:  During the Sweepstakes Period, to enter, find the post in Sephora’s Beauty Insider Community forum about this sweepstakes and comment with your best hair tip. There is a limit of one (1) entry per day; however, each entry must include a hair tip that is substantially different from any other hair tip provided by you, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on May 31, 2022. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entries in excess of the stated entry limit will be void. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple accounts in an attempt to circumvent the entry limitation. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent these Official Rules, your entry may be void. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. All Community terms and guidelines apply.

 

Drawing:  Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about June 6, 2022 from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified by direct message and may be required to execute and return an affidavit (or, declaration) of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these rules or is no longer a Sephora Community member, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner will be selected. If a Canadian resident, the potential winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing question without any assistance in order to be eligible to receive a prize. Failure to answer the question correctly will result in the prize being forfeited. Only three (3) alternate winners will be selected after which the prize shall remain unawarded.

 

Prize And APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”) (15): USD$200 in Sephora e-Gift Cards (terms and conditions apply to use). ARV: $200 each. Total ARV of all prizes USD$3,000. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. All federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes), if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value. Prize is not redeemable for cash. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person.

 

PUBLICITY GRANT: Except where legally prohibited, by acceptance of a prize, each winner grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, user name, address (city and state/province), photograph (including, but not limited to, profile photo), voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, in any manner, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice, review, approval or compensation.

 

General Conditions: Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries, comments, email, direct messages, posts or other communications; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserve the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.

 

Use of Data:  Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants in accordance with their privacy policies. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.sephora.com/beauty/privacy-policy for U.S. residents and at https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/beauty/privacy-policy for residents of Canada.

 

Winners LIST: The names of the winners will be announced via a Community thread following winner verification.

 

Sponsor: Sephora USA, Inc., 525 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.

 

 

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Soft rollers like flex rods are great for curls without heat.  I'll sleep in them and wake up with nice curls if I rolled them properly.

 

  When I want loose curls, I use Grace Eleyae Edge Brush Tamer , the pointy end, like a hair pick.

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I have absolutely PERFECTED my hair routine after many many tries 

First, investing in a good quality hair brush and wide tooth comb for detangling is the way to go. 
Next, shampoo and conditioner. I wash my hair 2-3 times a week and in between LOVVEEE to use amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo to keep my hair feeling and smelling super nice. For shampoo and conditioner i love IGK Hot Girls Hydrating Shampoo and IGK Hot Girls Hydrating Conditioner super hydrating since my hair is dry, and it smells AMAZING.

After a shower the BEST BEST BEST thing is your leave in products. Ive been OBSESSED with Olaplex No. 9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum 3 oz / 90 mL and mix that with the Verb Ghost Jumbo Value Set with Ghost Oil™ (its not letting me tag just the Verb Ghost Oil but I LOVE IT. Its a perfect consistency for dry hair) 

I always always always do masks atleast once a week for some self care but also for hair health ive been using Olaplex No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment and Olaplex No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector and theyre the perfect combination. Leaves my hair shiny and stronger and just *chefs kiss* 

Im an air dry gal and this routine has made my hair feel amazing and made me feel like I dont have to use heat for my hair to look amazing! Hope this helps besties!! 

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

When my ends don't lie flat or sleek enough after flat ironing, I go over them again on a higher setting with my flat iron.  I know this is a short term solution with long-term consequences, but it works for me.

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Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Someone told me to be washing my hairbrushes as regularly as my makeup brushes! This is such a game changer (apparently the oil buildup on your hairbrush can keep it from distributing oils and can actually brush nasty old oils/dirt back into your hair). Just soak them in a mixture of vinegar and hot water for ~1 hour when they start getting grimy!

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

I recently learned how to use a round brush to add volume and wave my hair. At first it was challenging but I learned to rough dry and blow dry hair like I normally do. On the last step i section pieces and use the round brush to twist and manipulate the hair and it adds volume. I add dry shampoo and it makes my hair look salon fresh. It took some time to learn what works with my hair cut and type but this has been a game changer. At the end of this process I add Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Volume Texture Spray 8.2 oz/ 340 mL under my hair near the roots and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium Hold 10 oz/ 330 mL to finish so my hair still has movrment. 

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

A good hair mask from time to time perks my hair right up. 

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Hi, beautiful people! 💛

 

I have mid-back length straight asian black hair with an oily scalp and dry ends. I also have some dandruff from time to time. I'm definitely a dehydrated babe who needs that extra moisture and a some TLC because my hair is very prone to breakage.

 

Here's my current hair care routine to keep my hair shiny, frizz-free, soft, and healthy:

 

Before I wash my hair, I’ll use a pre-wash hair treatment. I use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Exfoliating Toner 8 oz/ 240 mL on my scalp and leave it on for 10 minutes to gently exfoliate and clean my scalp before jumping into the shower.

 

I’ll saturate my hair with lukewarm water and shampoo my hair with the OUAI Medium Hair Shampoo, focusing only on the roots. It smells amazing! I like to use a silicone scalp brush to massage my scalp as it definitely provides a deeper clean and helps me relax and unwind.

 

🌟 Tip: Add a few drops of rosemary oil to my shampoo bottle for hair growth and to combat hair loss. 

 

After I rinse off the shampoo, I’ll condition my hair with the Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance™ Conditioner 8.5 oz/ 250 mL and leave it on for 5 minutes. I’ve learned from my hairstylist apply conditioner to my ends first, then bring it upwards (up until you reach your ear) as the hair shaft grows in downward scales. What causes hair to split/break is not properly conditioning the hair. 

 

For some extra TLC and hydrating, I’ll use the amika The Kure Intense Bond Repair Hair Mask 8.4 oz / 250 ml . While I wait for my hair mask, I usually shower the rest of my body and shave to make my time more productive. 

 

After I rinse off the hair mask with cool water, I’ll gently squeeze out the excess water from top to bottom. This is important because this is when hair is the most fragile! Do not squeeze hard and/or twist the hair! Please handle with care!

 

I’ll pat dry my hair with a microfiber towel and let air dry for about 30-40 minutes, depending on the weather. Microfiber towels are great for absorbing moisture and are known for being gentle on the hair.

 

Once my hair is about 70% dry, I’ll spray my hair with the OUAI Detangling and Frizz Fighting Leave In Conditioner to lock in the extra moisture and protect my hair from heat damage and comb through my hair with awide tooth comb to equally distribute the product and gently remove any knots. Never use products on your hair when it’s wet and damp, your products will just slide right off. 

 

I’ll blow dry my hair on medium or low heat using a large round brush. Once I’m done, I’ll add some ouai hair oil to my ends as its more prone to dryness and breakage.

 

If I’m feeling extra fancy, I’ll use COLOR WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment to give my hair extra shine. The best part is is that it lasts through multiple washes!

 

If I’m feeling a bit oily in between washes, I’ll spray my roots with the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Refreshing Dry Shampoo 4 oz/ 113g to fake a hair wash and give my roots some much needed volume.

 

It’s really important to deep cleanse your hair at least once a week. I’ll use the OUAI Detox Shampoo to remove buildup from hair styling products and dry shampoo and detox the scalp. You can easily make it into a physical scrub by adding course kosher salt or used coffee grinds!

 

🌟Other tips that I have:

  • Less product is sometimes more, you can always add more product but not take away!
  • Always use a leave in conditioner or hair oil before brushing your hair
  • Use a hair claw clip or silk/satin scrunchies to put your hair up without the damage of hair bands!
  • Sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to prevent frizz and tangles to make mornings easier
  • Wear your hair in a protective style, such as braids or a loose bun, before going to sleep
  • If you’re in a pinch, use face setting powder and a makeup brush in place of dry shampoo.

 

Hope this helps anyone else dealing with the same issues that I'm having and good luck to everyone! 😘

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Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Wow @civilisesauvage this is great info ty!

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

you're welcome, good luck on your hair journey! 💛

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This Bumble and bumble Bond-Building Repair Hair Styling Cream 5 oz/ 150 mL  is a great heat protector for daily styling. It helps control flyaways and keeps frizz away.

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Silk scrunchies are a game changer for preventing breakage!

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I’m an Afro Latina and I always struggled with good products. I find that olaplex and all these brands promoted on social media do not work for my hair. Olaplex thinned my hair so much and I still can’t believe that. However things I’ve been doing to bounce back my curls/wavy hair are switching to silk pillow cases & sheets. I oil my hair before washdays and when In protective styles. I do homemade hair mask made with : avocado , mayo, eggs & any type of oil. I use rosemary oil from the brand “ Mielle “. I love their products and am looking forward to trying the morracanoil products. And I also find me sticking to home made and raw products help my hair best. Also RICE WATER! I swear by it.. they sell it on Amazon or even make it yourself. Game changer for sure it just smells a little bit lol but once it’s rinsed off you’re good. #morracanoil #mielle #olaplex #curlyhair #damagedhair #besthairadvice SEPHORA COLLECTION Disposable Mascara Wands 

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The Bumble and Bumble Band-Building line is excellent. I picked up a trial kit on the recommendation of my hairstylist and it really helped hydrate my hair and tame frizz. I also notice that my hair has a shine to it that it didn't before. I repurchased the conditioner and treatment in full sizes and will likely repurchase when I run out!

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Thinning hair is no joke and makes me feel self conscious. So, I routinely massage my hair with a fasciablaster tool while in the shower and then I use the Better Not Younger Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner 8.4 oz/ 250 mL .  It's made a difference to my hair.

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Tip #? (I lost track, haha): Always use a detangler before brushing out your hair, especially if you have curly hair. Whenever I forget this step or spontaneously run out my hair definitely has more breakage, split-ends, etc. I love the Not Your Mother's Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter De-Tangler because it's made for curly hair 🙂

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Use a silk pillowcase! It's great for your hair and your skin. My split ends are so much slower to overwhelm me when I sleep on silk or satin. It's one of my staples for hair health. I even travel with one!

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

I have a million hair tips but my top one is using a cotton t-shirt to dry my hair instead of a regular towel! This is amazing for wavy or curly hair and makes your hair beyond soft after a shower! 

As far as products go, I owe everything to kerastase and amika products for keeping my hair happy and soft 🙂

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Put a few drops of essential oil, like lavender or peppermint, on your pillowcase to help you fall into a restful sleep, and as an added bonus, your hair will smell FABULOUS too!

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Pureology Strengthening + Color Protecting Hair Kit   This is the best choice for protecting your hair after coloring.  Stay beautiful!

Re: Best Hair Ever Sweepstakes: Enter For a Chance to Win One of Fifteen $200 e-Gift Cards!

Hair Tip, you know what's always handy if you have it on hand? A travel sized hair brush 🙂

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