I’m excited about today’s post not only because it’s Valentine’s Day, but because on Sunday I will be a bewitching forty three years old – and what better way to celebrate my birthday than by holding a giveaway, courtesy of Hoo-rag
Whenever I receive an offer to review products from companies, I always try to barter with them by asking for two of whatever it is they want me to try – one for me and one to use in a giveaway for a reader of my blog. Sometimes I hear back with an answer and sometimes not.
When Hoo-rag sent an email asking me to try their product I was surprised to hear back from them so quickly stating that they were happy to send along one for me and one to give away. They even allowed me to choose the colors they’d send! How cool was that?
I’ve been using my Hoo-rag in numerous ways since December. When it first came in the mail I thought, what exactly am I supposed to do with this thing? Here’s what they look like:
They must have anticipated my question because they enclosed an insert with all the ways you can use Hoo-rags. And surprisingly, there are plenty:
Now, I could have just taken pictures of myself using my new Hoo like the stylish illustrated models above, but what fun would that be? Instead, I thought I’d come up with other ways in which a Hoo-rag might come in handy.
**Note: I have been a filter addict lately, using them for nearly all of my photos so, enjoy (or forgive) the several I’ve used for this review
Headbands generally work okay for this beauty treatment, but whenever I bend over I still end up with hair stuck to my face mask. Hoo-rags have plenty of fabric to keep that hair back and out of the way.
Ear Warmer/Hair-style Protector
During these winter months I’ve grabbed my Hoo-rag and used it to help keep my ears warm while looking pretty stylish at the same time. It also does a good job of keeping my hair in place when it’s windy outside.
Curly Hair Volumizer Aid?
Don’t I kind of look like Rosie the Riveter? lol
In the wintertime my curly hair gets frizzier than Frankenstein’s Monster despite tips and tricks like letting it air dry or using a diffuser. Anyone with curls will tell you the more you mess with your curly hair the frizzier it will get. A typical hair dilemma for me is having so-so curls with no body, or plenty of body but frizzy hair.
I wondered what would happen if I pulled my rag over my freshly washed and conditioned hair like a stocking to hold the curls up and in place until my hair was fairly dry. Wicking away the moisture while keeping my curls tight and suspended, I had this vision of pulling the rag off my head allowing bouncy ringlets to fall in perfect form around my face. Did it work?
Well, as you can see below, no ringlets. That was a long shot anyway because my hair is too short for a style that perfect, but I did get plenty of volume and NO frizz which lasted well into the next day. I may actually be on to something here; I think I just need to play around with this idea a bit more.
My favorite outdoor use for the Hoo-rag is keeping my face warm. Then, when I venture inside to a store I just pull it down and it serves as a stylish scarf around my neck.
My favorite indoor use is for when I’m doing yoga. I never have to worry about breaking a pose in order to push my hair out of my face.
If you’re interested in one of these multi-purpose rags, you can go to their website and order one here. Or, you can win one in my giveaway by simply by commenting below that you’d like to be entered.
By the way, here is the color I picked out for the winner:
This giveaway will run until Midnight, EST on Sunday, February 17th. Anyone can enter and I’ll announce a winner by random drawing on Monday morning.
Disclaimer: Other than the samples above, this blog received no payment or other compensation for this post. My words are my own and I strive to provide 100% honest feedback in my reviews.