The Summer Hair Challenge—Join Us! (There’s a Prize)
The Summer Hair Challenge is here! The Summer Hair Challenge is here! The Summer Hair Challenge is here!
It’s our third go-round, and we’re dead-set on blasting our submission record. So please spread the word. It’s only fun if everyone plays.
What’s the challenge, anyway? No leave-ins, no heat for one day only. Snap a picture and send it to us.
If this is your routine every day anyway, good for you! Send us a picture anyway. And if you are a man with easy-to-manage man hair, we want your pictures, too.
When all the submissions are in, we’ll post a gallery on the site!
And since incentive is everything, we’ll also pick a winner out of a hat. That lucky duck will get a prize basket from NuboNau of John Masters Organics hair products, custom chosen based on their hair type.
Some rules: No sneaking in a little blast from the dryer, no irons, no natural leave-ins, and certainly no toxic ones. Naked hair, air-dried.
Instructions: As we said above, you have to get it wet, whether you use shampoo and conditioner or both or neither is up to you. You can use a brush or a pick, obviously. Once your hair is dry, snap a pic with your phone or computer or whatever and send it to us at nomoredirtylooks (at) gmail (dot) com with HAIR CHALLENGE in the subject line.
Please include your first name and the city and state you live in—don’t forget that part! So. for instance, “Siobhan, Brooklyn, NY.”
If you feel like telling us what shampoo and conditioner you used for the challenge, include that too! Email us by the end of the day Sunday, June 24th. Once we’ve compiled them all, we’ll publish them on our site like we did in the past, here and here.
Special favor: Help us make sure this is not one of those challenges no one actually does. Tell your friends on Twitter (#summerhair), Facebook, at the gym or at the bar. Friend us, follow us, and then RT us, or whatever. Spread the word!
The reason for the challenge: We all wage war with our hair on a semiregular basis trying to make it look some other way than it does naturally, and hey, nothing wrong with that. We do it too. But we also want to see what happens when we switch to nontoxic, nonstripping products, and then leave our manes alone. We already did the challenge—those are our pics up top—and we want you all with us. One day! Please?
Who is in?