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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!

Love COOLA COOLA Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 to protect my part when I'll be outside for a while!

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

I think a lot of people already know this, but washing your hair in cold water!!

I have noticed SUCH a big difference in my hair’s health by just using cold water to wash it! Also, washing it everyday is bad for hair health. 

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

Sometimes using your fingers can be more effective than using a harsh brush or comb!

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

@SephoraBIC Using a Aquis Lisse Luxe Long Hair Towel White to dry my hair since it’s more gentle. 

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About 3 years ago my hair stylist at the time (spoiler: she’s the villain in this story) talked me into doing a bleach and tone. I fell in love because who doesn’t love being as blonde as humanly possible like Barbie herself. I realized after a few months that it was too much upkeep and decided I wanted to go to a baylayage to reduce the constant visits and stress on my hair. In the chair at my appointment, my hair dresser talked me out of my plan and we proceeded with another bleach and tone- without Olaplex because she had decided she no longer believed in it (red flag #1 🚩).

 

She decided to put me under the dryer to speed things up (against the cardinal rule of bleach and red flag #2 🚩). She then proceeded to leave me under the dryer to go outside and fight with her boyfriend. 45 minutes go by and I start getting insanely nervous. I know enough about hair to realize this is a really long time, especially with bleach but am unsure of how to tackle this myself- que the rapid googling on what to do and- (red flag #3 🚩). She finally comes back in and I hold my breath for what’s to come next. As she’s drying and styling my hair I see it start coming out in clumps. She tells me to do a mask the next time I wash my hair and things should be fine.

 

I avoid washing my hair for days out of fear of what would happen. When I finally do, the breakage really starts to begin- and of course, at the front top of my head. I breakdown- kinda like my hair and call her. After numerous unanswered calls, texts and dms, I find out that she had been arrested for trafficking drugs and wouldn’t be out of jail any time soon (🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩). At this point my hair had started falling out in chunks and looked like absolute straw.

I visited a friend’s stylist for help and she immediately knew what had happened. She said that I was the 5th girl over the course of the past month with serious damage from my old stylist. She recommended I dye my hair dark, we chop it off, and leave it alone so it could grow and heal. I reluctantly agreed. 

Being impatient and not someone who could pull off dark hair, I researched and tried every hair care product under the Sun to get me back to normal ASAP. Millions of trips to Sephora, about 40 olaplex treatments and $1500 later, I discovered K18 from an ad on Instagram (probably from all the research that I’d been doing on hair lol). At the time, K18 was still under the radar, but I was intrigued by the story of how the creater got his start in restoring fine rugs and his mom said he should figure out how to make it safe for hair. I don’t think I’ve ever clicked “add to cart” so fast or been so thankful for his mom.

This product changed my life. PERIOD. It took my hair from scarecrow dry to a state that I could actually brush it and not cry. And then slowly, but surely, my hair started to mend. 

Three years and about 10 bottles of K18 later, my hair is back to long and blonde and I finally feel like myself again. 

If you have any kind of damage, are a blonde, or simply want to improve the status of your locks, run do not walk to @SephoraBIC and grab your bottle of #k18 !!!!

 

 

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

Fish oil and having a healthy diet are key part to having healthy hair.

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

Omg, I wish I saw this thread earlier!

 

I recently underwent the journey of going blonde from dark hair that had a few years of permanent dark brown/black dye on it. So far the two biggest things has been reducing my hair washing days and also using hair treatments.

 

I just finished my first bottle of the infamous Olaplex No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector and it made a small difference. I'm planning to pick up a bottle of the amika The Kure Multi-Task Repair Treatment once it's back in stock!

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

I’ve gone platinum blonde when I’m naturally a darker brunette, so I’ve been really enjoying a nice scalp massage (the night before I need to wash my hair) using an oil. I like the Gisou Mini Honey Infused Hair Oil 0.7 oz/ 20 mL for my ends, and will usually use a castor oil to massage into my hair. It feels nice too! That coupled with really committing to taking my biotin vitamins every night has worked miracles on my bleached hair (and I definitely have felt like it helps with growth).

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My hair has always been thick, wavy, and coarse. A stylist introduced me to the Chi straightening iron about 20 years ago and I haven't looked back. The products I use have changed, and my all-time favorite is Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry and Invisible Oil. They help tame my thick hair and make it smooth and shiny, even in humid weather.

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Hair tip #3: Using hair masks!! After bleaching my hair I was left with not so great looking ends but I still wanted to keep my length so I at least wanted to make them seem healthier and feel softer. I do a hair mask once a week right before I shampoo my hair and leave it on for at least 20 mins. But remember to get masks that help your hair needs like moisture, protein etc. 

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Here's a great hair tip for summer.  If you're going to be swimming in a chlorinated pool, get your hair wet with regular water before getting in so your hair doesn't soak up the chlorinated water.  This was told to me by my hair stylist years ago and it works.  If you still get that brassy hair look you can always use Olaplex No.4P Blonde Enhancer™ Toning Purple Shampoo 8.5 oz/ 250 mL to help!  Happy Summer.

 

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

my favourite #GHD hair straightener doubled up as a curler by just turning it 45 degrees on hair! its so well made and so worth the price! it’s going on ten years strong

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

Something that helped my hair is using a detangle spray with a wet brush. I like to finish off with ave’s leave in conditioner 

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

Leave your conditioner on for as long as you can in the shower.  To put the waiting to good use, I will say my prayers.

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

Every hair essential: PATTERN by Tracee Ellis Ross Styling Custard Hair Gel 15 oz/ 443.6 mL. Yes, even (and especially) people with high-texture hard to style hair can use this to get their dream style. It’s extra slippy and moisturizing too!

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 after trying balayage for the first time I realized it dried my hair so bad got so many split ends, I started using hair oils and truest helps now it’s soft and shiny and healthy as it was before the bleach Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil Moroccanoil Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner Jumbo Set Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Olaplex No.4P Blonde Enhancer™ Toning Purple Shampoo 8.5 oz/ 250 mL Moroccanoil Perfect Defense Heat Protectant 6 oz/ 225 mL 

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Detangling products are really helpful.

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I love to use the Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Hair Mask 32 oz/ 946 mL  about once a month to keep my hair super shiny!

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

Try applying a hair mask overnight if you're hair is very dry. I've done this a few times when my hair has needed a lot of TLC and it works wonders. I apply on damp hair before I go to bed and wrap my hair in a towel. When I wash it out in the morning my hair is so soft and hydrated. I really enjoy the deep conditioning mask from Briogeo for this!

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Pureology Strength Cure Split-End Salve Leave In Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL  This is amazing at keeping your split ends in check.  Make sure to use as directed, even if your hair doesn't have obvious split ends.  

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

Cool water at the end of my shower makes my hair much easier to style. 

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