Thursday, 3 May 2012

LYT Birthday Extravaganza Giveaway | DAY 1 - Gidore presents Philip Kingsley [CLOSED]

So the day has finally come for the first official giveaway celebrating LYT's 2nd year b-day! As said in the initial Birthday Giveaway Extravaganza post, today's giveaway is dangerously amazing! Even more exciting is the fact that it is not so readily available online, neither do Philip Kingsley sell it on their site! 

The yummy giveaway is sponsored by our fave sky news reader Lukwesa Burak, founder of online retailer and curly, kinky, mixed race haircare community Gidore
Both myself and Lukwesa share a serious love for the much raved about Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme pre-shampoo treatment [it's one of my two pre-poo staples an leaves my hair baby bum soft!]. A huge thank you goes out to Lukwesa who insisted on sponsoring this giveaway out of her very own personal product stash! Yes that's right! Philip Kinglsey gave this to Lukwesa and she has decided to give to a lucky LYT tress lover out of the generosity of her heart! What's more it's not just any tub of Elasticizer Extreme, it's a 500ml tub!!!

Let me break this down! 

1| Large = long lasting + more goodness for your hair!
2| RRP 150ml = £25.50,  RRP 500ml = approx £60!!!
[A-mazing or what!]

- Simply leave a comment on this post describing your hair in one word and explain your chosen word, that's it!
[please be sure to include your e-mail address in your comment entry so that you can be contacted if you are not comfortable with this I can contact you if you are a follower on Google Friend Connect]

- Entrants must be at least 18 years old to enter. If not, guardian permission must be given -
- Entrants must be a blog follower of LoveYourTresses on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin -
[links can also be found on the right hand side bar]

To give yourself an extra chance at winning you can also:
- 'LIKE' Gidore on Facebook and post on the Gidore wall saying 'I would love to win LoveYourTresses Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme sponsored by Gidore' -
[additional entries count as an extra submission only if you also remember to post the comment on this blog post first]

Entries are open worldwide folks so have fun!!!

UPDATE: I forget to say please include an e-mail address so that I can contact you if you win! Thank you!
NB: The LYT Birthday Extravaganza period and entries for giveaways will be finished/close on 26/05/12. Winners will then be announced the following Monday 28/05/12 and prizes sent soon after.

All my love 
Fiona ❥


  1. MY HAIR IS Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!! loool...
    After a long time of being relaxed ,i am now back to my natural roots and I am loving it :) Everyday i am getting the confidence to embace my natural beauty <3
    #team uk naturals ;)

  2. I would describe my hair as, charismatic.

    My hair has its own charming appeal. Somedays it short, other days its a textured fro'. Sometimes it curly othertimes it coily. I never know how a style is going to turn out, so I'm always on my toes. My hair journey is a wonderful adventure definitely appealing and sometimes mesmerizing.

  3. Unique - simply because there is no one else with my exact same head of hair!


    I chose to describe my hair as dynamic because I can wear several different styles and texture within any given week whether my hair is relaxed or "natural". It's healthy. It has movement, body, and hold all at once. I am not my hair but it is a part of me and has just as much personality as I do.

  5. My hair is unexpected. The first time I felt and saw my curls and kinks after 13 years if being relaxed I have to say that what I was seeing was unexpected, it was beautiful to me and that is what matters.

  6. My hair is
    WILD - because it defies gravity.

  7. Versatile - because I can style it in many ways, ways some hair types can never dream of :) and sometimes when I don't give it as much attention as it deserves or when a style does't turn out as intended, my hair stays loyal and manages to bounce back somehow.

  8. Delicate!

    Thank you Susanna

  9. My hair is Art! When my hair is out, I've always used it to express the "quirky-ness" of who am, and also my elegance. Going natural, I see even more how God made me (and my hair) to be a unique art piece and I love it!

  10. one word to describe my hair? unpredictable.

    i know people say this a LOT but its so true, my hair is my crown! lol its unpredictable in the sense that i wake up every morning not knowing what it'll be like. some days its dry and dull and i know my hair is telling me she's unhappy & (i'll most likely end up with a silk scarf or hat for the day) and then other days silky smooth and glowing. in a lot of ways, my hair reflects my personality; outgoing and a little bit weird.

    i love how i can wake up every morning and style it to match my mood :)

  11. My hair is.....quirky. Odd and fun at the same time. ;o)

  12. Thick-- permed or natural it has always been THICK & even tho its difficult to deal with at times, I've learned to love it!

  13. Relaxtastic

    Relaxtastic because I am proud of my long relaxed ends and they display my consistency, patients and tender care I have given to my locks. They also give women hope that hair does grow.

    Maureen - or twitter @mz_njuguna

  14. My hair is fierce!

    I love it because it allows me to be unique. When my hair is out its, amazing how versatile it is. I'm natural by the way so I can have it in a twist out or as a fro or straight. Absolutely fierce!

  15. Happy Bday LYT!

    DREAMY - It was hard for me to come up with only one word, but I chose dreamy because I am witnessing my hair becoming what I've always dreamed of: healthy, long, thick, strong. And I am so extremely thankful!

  16. Beautiful!!

    Because during this process of transitioning, seeing the (how God intended) natural texture of my hair grow has me in awe/amazement every time!!!

  17. My hair is BI-POLAR! Lol sometimes it does exactly what it's told, sometimes it just has a mind of its own and I think it forgets who's boss but I love it anyway!

  18. Fun!
    I neglected my relaxed hair and wore the same style alllll the time. Now I am having fun experimenting with styles and products. Yes, somethings are a challenge sometimes, but it's so much more interesting than my limp ponytail!

  19. My hair is dryyyyy! I've been wanting to try this out for ages, but it's a little pricey for my student budget :(
    I follow you on bloglovin' ( and have written on the Gidore facebook wall (Emily Paterson) :)

    Love your blog :)


  20. My hair is.....MINE!!!

    I have tried so many products after watching youtube and blogs and they worked for everyone else but were epic failures when applied to my hair. Over the course of my journey, I have learned that my hair is MY own. It's thick in density, but fine when its relates to individual strands. It is beautiful, unique, and all mine.

  21. My hair is through! I'm waiting for the perm to grow out so I can simply be dark and lovely again in my natural hair style being my natural self. I wear scarfs, and love hats, sometime I even wear a wig hat because my hair is just through! I am patiently waiting to relieve my hair of this perm, which I never wanted in the first place. I've always loved my natural hair and will never perm it again once it grows out. Sister, I'm so glad I browsed upon your page and I wish you success in your endeavor to educate other sisters and brothers; I suppose, on the importance of being naturally beautiful in our own skin and of course our heavenly hair. I see today so-o-o many non-blacks, trying to wear dreds,or braids and that tells you, how bad we are on a natural hair style day.

    Thanks and Good Luck

    June Watson


  22. My Hair is INSPIRATIONAL! This is because having natural hair can be so complex at first, however learning, researching and reading more about healthy hair tips, skin etc has inspired me to not only understand my own hair as best as possible, but also nurture my hair. The results have amazed me and inspired me to continue. Everyone's hair is different but all hair requires major TLC :D

    Love, light and healthy hair

    Esther x

  23. My email add if I win :D

  24. My hair is 'WHIMSICAL' its like it has its own personality. In the morning she might be boisterous and loud, by the evening she could be introverted and gentle.

  25. My hair is INDEPENDENT! It follows its own thing regardless if I try to make it do something else .

  26. My hair is LOVE... Why? Because it's beautiful in every way! My kinks and curls, the bounce... the luster! It's enough to evoke lust in any man or woman.

    YUP! ...My hair is that deep.

  27. My hair is love my hair but something she is hard to understand (yes my hair is a girl). One today she would be soft and bouncy and next day my ends are hard and lack moisture. I have the same regime and products but I can't understand why the state of my hair changes.


  28. My hair is intriguing

    My hair is intriguing to me because just when I think there is no more I can do with my hair strands I discover something new my tresses can do and I fall in love with my hair all over again!

    The way the curls spring out of my scalp peek my interest and intrigues me, the way my hair moulds to perm rods, flexi rods and other styling tools and produces a whole different curl intrigues me, the way it deceives me & others when it shrinks and clings to my scalp as soon as h20 hits it intrigues me ... my hair is .... INTRIGUING to me and I hope it continues to fascinate me and others for years to come as it has brought together millions of people worldwide!


  29. My hair is amazing.
    It's amazing seeing improvements from being on a hair journey and it's exciting knowing this is only just the beginning and I still have massive areas for improvement.

  30. My hair is EXCLUSIVE ! You can only find it one place , it's extra- special to one person , God chose it just for me , he knows every count of it ; embedded within it identifies who I am . I'm the one who has to love it, take care of it ,and live in it ; it's my CROWN !

    p.s. I posted to Giodore's FB wall =D

  31. My hair is INTIMATE, because it the one way you can express yourself at many peaks in your life and the beauty about it is that it versatile . It's grows giving an opportunity have a clean slate.

  32. My hair is STUBBORN! It pretty much does what it wants, when it wants.

    I also commented on the Gidore fb wall.

  33. Luscious. It has the best texture and color. And since I have started taking better care of it. Amazing!!!

    I also liked and commented on the Gidore Facebook page. (under my real name Tessa Cohen)

  34. My hair is awesome because its mine and all mine and even when we have rough days I still love it because it is beautiful and I am happy that I am finally taking the right steps to take care of it!

    I also liked and commented on the Gidore facebook page ( Ojuolape Junaid)

    My email (

  35. when i entered i didn't leave me email or facebook wooops. and Mary Oladejo :)

  36. Diverse, one day it can be completely bushy/difficult to handle another day it could be perfectly curly with 0 tangles!

  37. PLEASE enter me! I am following your blog on GFC and My Name is Hershley's Sweet Kiss! My Email address is: hersh sweet kiss dot gmail com

    I would use the word: Wild!! since i goes all over the place and has all kinds of colors! I have bleach yellow highlight, copper highlights, partial orange/red rinse and natural black hair in the back....sigh..... Plus i never know how my curls will dry once i fluff them out.

    I also 'LIKE' Gidore on Facebook and post on the Gidore wall under the name Hershley O.

  38. My hair is CONTROLLING. It does what it wants everyday is something new, it seems. But I gladly cater to it and its never really a "problem child" just a handful :)

  39. My hair is independent because it likes to do its own thing.

  40. my hair is BROWN. no matter how hard i try to give it a hint of dark chocolate or cold ash brunette - it stays just natural brown. Radmila,

  41. My hair is JOURNEYING -- it's always on the move. I'm always doing something to my hair to take it to my final destination of health, length, shine and thickness! I've been really dedicated to my regimen, and the results are beginning to show. So that's my word -- JOURNEYING -- and I would LOVE to carry the Gidore along on my journey! ^_^

  42. Transforming - I have relaxed hair. Before I started my HHJ I used to relax my hair every 6 weeks as it was simply unmanageable. Now that I have started looking after it, thanks to your advice and other hair bloggers, I can stretch my relaxer to 12 -16 weeks without any issues. I am amazed to say the least. Hence I say my hair is transforming - I feel like it has under a transformation!

  43. I also commented on their FB wall...I forgot to mention that

  44. Unpredictable! That's exactly how my hair is... For example, I'd be recreating a style that i'v done in my hair before, but my hair will just refuse to look how it looked the previous times... I dont get it... But I love that it gets uncooperative at times, because in cases like those, i'll end up trying a new style with my hair and end up loving it!

  45. Regina Sharfat26 May 2012 at 21:02

    My hair is the beginning of new health. It is ALIVE. I lost my hair to cancer and my daughter loves your blog and wanted to enter your giveaway but she is underage. She has been a great strength and support in my life and on this journey. She has comitted to looking after her hair which is shoulder length ever since she came across your blog. I would love for her to win, she is my princess. Thank you. My e-mail is :

  46. Reposting in line with your update as my email was not included initially.

    Versatile - because I can style it in many ways, ways some hair types can never dream of :) and sometimes when I don't give it as much attention as it deserves or when a style does't turn out as intended, my hair stays loyal and manages to bounce back somehow.


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x Fi