12 Days of Giveaways – Day 9. Sofn’free GroHealthy Giveaway!

2010 has been quite a year. Through the ups and downs, you’ve stuck by me and I am thankful for every one of you! To celebrate 4 years of Afrobella, my site being back up and running, happiness and health – I’m giving you 12 Days of Giveaways!

On the 9th day of giveaways, Afrobella gave to me…9 sets of Sofn’free GroHealthy!

Most of the country is in a deep freeze right now. From the Midwest on down to the Sunshine State, we’re all experiencing record lows and super chilly temperatures. So on a morning like this, quite a few women of color are reaching for thicker body butters and hair potions. Allow me to bless you with a giveaway that should increase the scope of your hair product arsenal this season!

Sofn’free GroHealthy is all about giving your hair the oils and proteins it craves during cooler weather. Formulated with milk protein, olive oil, and omega 3 that’s been “derived from the cold press oils of the Amazon’s Sacha Inchi nut,” these products can be too heavy for those with fine or relaxed hair. If you’ve got a coarser hair texture and kinky, coily curls – this could be the stuff for you!

I’ve had the pleasure of trying out the line, and I’m a fan – because I love highly moisturizing products that smell delicious, and Sofn’free GroHealthy smells positively edible. Like cake batter! Mmmmmm. My favorite products are the Really Deep Conditioning Treatment (which just FLIES off the shelves at Sally Beauty Supply), and the Strengthening Creme, which keeps my hair protected against the elements if I decide to brave the outdoors sans winter hat.

For today’s giveaway, the folks at Sofn’free GroHealthy are giving away their full-size, 5-product lineup to NINE lucky Afrobella readers! Random fact of the day – this happens to be the same gift all VIP guests of The Mo’Nique Show also get!

All you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me: what are your winter hair concerns?

This giveaway is open to readers in the US. I’ll close these comments by Friday and choose a winner early next week!

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  1. Mine is this tumbleweed that is sitting on my head right now. It might catch fire if I get to close to the pellet stove. Maine weather is hard on my hair in the winter.

  2. Finding a nice thick moisturizer for my hair, and making sure my scalp doesn’t get too dry.

  3. The worst winter issue for me is my locs drying out. when i don’t go wrapped they can feel like brilo pads. I’ve have tryed it all. the only thing that seems to work is hot olive oil but then that leaves my hair oily for days.

  4. My two hair concerns in the winter are scalp flakiness and hair breakage from my wool coats.

  5. My hair is super dry. I feel like I have to use half of bottle of product to get some good moisture. I’d like to try something that works to restore the moisture balance in my hair and keep it looking healthy.

  6. Pamela Salaam says:

    My winter hair concerns are I wear wigs now in the winter and in the front of my hair the comb always leaves me sore and I tend to get dry and flakey. What could i do about he comb in the front and also control the flakes in the winter cause i have natural hair?

  7. My winter hair concern is dryness.

  8. Danielle Mitchell says:

    My winter hair concerns…..whewwww *wipes forehead* where do I begin. My hair is so dry. It’s seems like as soon as I co-wash it and then moisturize my scalp with oil it is dry the very next day. It breaks and will also flake if I go to long without the sufficient amount of moisture.

  9. Even down South with the every changing weather, I’m always concerned about my hair being dry if anything; I’d like to obtain a product that help can keep my hair moisturized.

  10. My winter hair concern is dryness and breakage.

  11. This giveaway is right on time! I am one of those women who wears a ponytail most of the time. But with the cold weather my head gets too cold, so I have started twisting it and wearing it out more. My biggest concern during the winter, is trying to keep my hair from being so dry and also managing frizz. My hair sucks up any moisture that is in the air so it really can be a style killer.

  12. My concern for the winter is mainly keeping my hair moisturized. I just recently started wearing my natural hair out, so I’m new to this. I want to be sure I’m treating my hair how I should

  13. My biggest winter hair concern-like many of the ladies above-is dryness. I also worry about my hair being damaged by the wool clothing and knit hats which are a staple of my wardrobe this time of year.

  14. I just did my big chop less than three weeks ago (from shoulder length down to TWA) so right now my biggest winter hair concern is moisture. I haven’t been able to find a hat that fits over my hair yet, so I’ve been slathering my hair down with Oyin Whipped Pudding daily. Since I did just do my big chop, I’ve been trying a little bit of everything to get into a nice winter routine.. this would help :D

  15. I’m concerned with moisture, and keeping cute hair when having to wear hats and scarves in this cold!

  16. My winter hair concern is keeping my hair moisturized in the brutal dry winter air, especially when the hawk is out like it is now in the northeast!

  17. Since I don’t wear hats, keeping the hair moist is a must! Also keeping dandruff at bay.
    I sure hope I win. I’ve been entering every giveaway I can get my computer to click on! Being broke is awful.

  18. Styling Options!

  19. My biggest concern is how to wear the proper hat/head covering without smooshing/smushing my curls. I love that they are all over my head but even with the slouchiest of hats, by the time i get to work it’s it need of unsmooshing. Also, I need a product that I can keep in my desk draw and/or purse for a quick pick me up when removing said head wear.

  20. Dry scalp.

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  21. My winter hair concerns are to keep my hair as hydrated as possible. Also keeping the ends sealed and protected especially at night. This is my first winter fully natural, last winter I had braids. I’m really trying to make sure that my ends stay healthy. That is my main concern. I’m usually not a product junky, but if there are products out there tried and true, I’m all about it!!!

  22. My biggest concern is dryness. During the warmer weather this is never a problem but w/ the harsh winter months up ahead, I want to make sure my hair is as well protected from the cold as the rest of my body will be.

  23. amberchella says:

    I felt the same as Danielle. A brisk wind and it would go up in flames! Found a product to manage it but it still doesn’t feel like it’s being moisturized.

  24. With me having kinky, coily natural hair my winter concern is most def the moisture. Nothing that I have used so far seem to keep the moisture locked in. So maintaing moisture is def my winter concern.

  25. I am a long term transitioner trying to cross the 9-11 month hump this winter. I plan to transition for a least 18 months.

  26. When relaxed, I’ve always had a problem with breakage against wool coats, hats, etc. Since this my first winter with natural hair, I have braids in, and now my concern is just with these braids ripping out my hair. :/

  27. My concern is, am I using too much product. And how would I know?

  28. this year its cold. In NEW ORLEANS. Its cold?! My hair is getting so dry I need something strong to moisturize it. Luckliy I have noticed over the past 14 years of my natural journey getting hair products has gotten easier.

  29. My main concern is finding products that will effectively seal the moisture in my hair. Lots of products have moisturizing ingredients, but I need those oils as well that will help to hold that moisture in my porous hair.

  30. This will be my first winter with natural hair and my concern is how to keep my winter hat from causing too much damage to my hair. I also have notiiced that my hair is very dry.

  31. My concern is dryness and I see that it’s a common concern. When I step out the door in the morning, my fro is big and beautiful but by mid-day it’s tight and dry.

  32. I am an african american woman. My concern about my hair is dryness. I need something that will restore moisture, but nothing greasy.

  33. My biggest concern this winter is retaining moisture in my hair :( All of my tried and true tricks aren’t working so far this winter.. Old man winter is out early..

  34. My winter hair concerns are combating dryness and not winning giveaway. LOL. Seriously this cold weather is harsh on my hair. @chcltkss

  35. I’ve been suffering from extreme shedding and dryness. Longing for a product that can keep my hair moisturized and promote healthy growth.

  36. Jacquee Wilson says:

    My main hair concern this winter is extra dry hair. My family and I moved to CO this summer, and I am having some issues adapting my and my daughter’s hair regimen to the weather here.

  37. I would love to try these products. My winter hair concerns is mostly ingredients that I should avoid using in cold weather, like glycerin. I know it can be a hit or miss on certain days but I just want to know better ingredients for a winter hair care.

  38. My winter hair concerns is I like to switch my hair up from curly to straight. I’ve been trying to find a product for the longest that can balance my straight hair one day and my curly hair style the next. Basically I’m looking for a product that gives my hair much needed moisture :)

  39. My winter hair concerns are trying to keep my hair moisturized and not have that crunchy feeling.

  40. My concern is keeping my hair moisturized, shiney and cute at all times!

  41. Jacqueline Lewis says:

    Water is my most favorite hydrant, but now in the winter I must fine something to continuously moisturize my hair with. I will have been totally natural 1 year in January and my hair is growing so well. I’ve tried many things, but I would like to see if this product works. I do have kinky coily hair that I truly love.

  42. After six months of my internship year in medicine, a round of holiday parties, trips to the midwest, and a cold snap, I am finally enjoying my first vacation of the year- my curls, however, have suffered some wear and tear. There is dullness, some breakage, and scalp flaking. My skin needs some TLC and my curls need to get winterized!

  43. I have moved from Atlanta to below zero temperature having Minneapolis! My lovely curls are crunchy…and cold! I’m worried that my once soft and growing hair will not survive the below freezing, dry air of the upper midwest. H-E-L-P me!!!!!

  44. Hello My concern, is keep my dry hair moisturize. I have thick hair sometimes I have very hard time trying to find the right hair product. I try everything…..

  45. D. Michelle says:

    I am on the hunt for a great, thick, moisturizing leave-in conditioner.

  46. Salutations! My main concern is dry hair. I have colored hair, so dryness is a number one factor, especially with the dry air. Moisturizing is the key element in protecting my strands.

    Peace&love

  47. Allison West says:

    My main hair concern is how to keep it moisturized during these cold months.

  48. yes the winter is hard on the hair, my solution has been to wear it straight because i cant afford the product to make it act right curly. the cold weather has just started but i do miss my curls

  49. I hate that I need to wear a hat because my head is cold, but I am concerned about frizz from my hair rubbing against the wool.

  50. My winter hair concerns are dyness and fizz as well has keeping my style put when its windy and cold outside.

  51. I am really concerned with keeping my hair moisturized without having to leave the house with a “wet head.” I have 4C hair, so moisture is key for me.

  52. I’m still rockin my TWA so I like crisp coils on a daily basis. My concern during the winter is wetting my hair less (instead of on a daily basis) but still maintaining my friz free coils and branching into the unknown of 2nd and 3rd day hair. Not only will my regimen need to change but my products as well. If I style at night I will need major moisture and light enough products to moisturize in the am but not disturb the curls.

  53. My concerns since i’m goin thru my first real winter being natural is dryness. I can tell already a change in the softness of my hair so i’ve been keeping it mainly in twist or a ponytail with my ends tucked under.

  54. My winter concern is dryness….which is also a summer concern, and a fall concern, etc.

  55. Like everyone else my concern is dryness and also finding a way to wear warm woolen hats that don’t suck the moisture out of my hair.

  56. My issue is maintaining moisture without wetting my hair and finding headwear that won’t dry out my hair and literally crunch my style.

  57. Jonelle Grant says:

    Moisture and frizz from my winter hats are my major concerns in the winter.

  58. It’s definitely retaining moisture in my hair.

  59. my biggest concerns for the winter are dryness and my hair getting that brittle texture.

  60. Im transitioning so everything is a concern right now!

  61. My main concern is really finding products that will work, I keep readying about products from the blogs but apart from Garnier and Suave, I havent yet found anything. I so badly want to spoil my hair with butters, oils, masks, leave ins,even a denham brush lol the whole shabang, but for now, I am just using shampoo and conditioners.I will keep on keeping on until I find something to celebrate my hair with lol

  62. Dryness and frizz are my main concerns!

  63. Onebydesign says:

    My problem is that I suffer from ridiculously dry hair & skin in the winter and finding something that will keep my hair mositurized while not causing a problem with my scalp in terms of buildup or irritation is a challenge.

    Right now it is crazy cold here in CT and my scalp feels like a dry patch of desert LOL!!

  64. My biggest concern is keeping my mane moisturized and preventing breakage. The cold and dry air is killing my hair. I’ve got to get into protective styles.

  65. raboyd7989 says:

    My winter concerns are…… what else? DRYNESS! Hopefully, I will be able to maintain some moisture, however, the weather is already acting up. lol.

  66. Hair static seems especially prevalent in winter!

  67. For the winter, the only thing I’m concerned about is keeping it moisturized and making sure it doesn’t dry out… I’ll be protective styling more now than ever before. I’m excited!

    I want my scalp to feel great!

  68. Last spring I discovered that my hair LOVES veggie glycerine, but I hear that it is not effective/good for your hair in cold dry weather. I’m nervous about if/how I will be able to retain moisture this winter.

  69. My winter hair concern is the frizziness. I also have a bit of dry scalp in the winter which isn’t fun
    Thanks for the giveaway

  70. Dryness. I have natural hair, so dryness is always a conern throughout the year, but in the winter it becomes even worse.

  71. My winter concern us dry hair it feels as if no matter how much as moisturize my hair still seems dry. So I am drying to only rock protective styles but I can’t help it I love rocking my wash n go. This giveaway is a great idea and the products seem amazing I have never tried them.

  72. My winter hair concern is that I haven’t found a good solution for keeping my head and ears covered and warm while facing sub-freezing temperatures without messing up my style!!! Even if I have a flat, neat protective style, a hat (even with a silk/satin lining) won’t fit over my big ‘ol head and sarves encourage frizz and flyaways….help!!!!

  73. My winter concern is how will my hair be affected during outdoor workout? Meaning I sweat from my scalp with or without head gear, so usually when you sweat you have to wash your hair in order to keep your scalp clean.

  74. I need to make sure I keep my hair moist and conditioned. The cold air can really strip all the moisture out.

  75. My biggest concern is dryness. I live in South Florida and the heat always caused my hair to become dry. I constantly had to deep condition my hair and use a moisturizer daily to keep it soft and manageable. With the cold weather here now, I can’t do wet or even damp hair. I just want to keep the moisture in my hair and to be able to keep it soft.

  76. Hello I have dry relaxed hair and I would love to try out these products on my Brillo feeling hair LOL thanks happy holidays

  77. I’m concerned about finding enough protective styles for my TWA. I’ve tried twists but they look pretty crazy because of the length of my hair and it makes me self concious. So far I’ve just been rocking my beanie’s but I’d like to find some other styles that are cute and appropriate for work as well.

  78. I would like a product to tame dryness and frizzies. Since its colder, I camt dampen my hair and style as in warmer months..any suggestions… Ps. Edge tamers

  79. This is my first winter being natural and my major concern is just how to keep my twa moisturized amd soft durin these winter months!

  80. My main winter hair concerns are dryness, shedding, and tangles. It seems that I have a mix of 4a/4b hair and something about this Midwest winter weather is causing me to shed more than usual. I leave my hair in some sort of protective up-do, but by the time wash day comes (usually a week after), getting through it is a mess. Either way, still learning how to properly manage it so I can retain some length & keep it healthy :)

  81. Certainly my biggest concerns for big bad winter weather is hat hair, dry curls, and dry scalp. When you dysfunctional heater makes your bedroom resemble the climate of the Sahara one really has to fear for their ringlets. I have a delicious sized afro that has to conform to the dainty size of my knitted hat-therefore becoming compact and matted-looking. I constantly run to the ladies room to adjust it back to presentable before I meet anyone anywhere.

  82. My concern, like many it seems, is definitely dry scalp and dryness in general. It feels like I have to use twice as much product this time of year.

  83. I plan to bc in january and my concern is how will keep my hair moisturized is this frigid weather.

  84. I am obsessed with scarves so my biggest winter concern would be the ends of my hair. Since the dryness is amped during the winter time, my ends are gonna be susceptible to my fave fashion accessory.

  85. My biggest winter concern is keeping my hair moisturized and protecting the ends. The cold weather can really dry them out and cause them to split, so that’s going to be my main concern for the next few months.

  86. I got permanent color in October and my hair had been fine but with extreme cold that we are experiencing my hair is very dry. What can I do besides deep conditioning to add moisture to my hair?

  87. Michelle R says:

    My main concerns are two fold moisture and breakage. I have more than one curl pattern which makes keeping my hair natural extremely challenging and difficult to manage especially when the budget is limited and trial and error “products” must be carefully planned out to fit into the budget. When the hair is wet/damp it’s all good but after that is all goes down hill:( I love the versatility that I have seen on other “naturals” and hope to find a love match for my hair soon.

  88. moisture & protecting my ends from rough sweaters and coats

  89. Dryness is my main concern. I wash less because it’s so cold!

  90. My main concerns for the winter is keeping my ends from splitting in the harsh Chicago winter. I have been natural for over two years and I have lost my of my length due to split ends that I have gotten on the cold months.

  91. I’m really having a hard time finding a decent moisturizer that isn’t greasy, and that I don’t need to reapply daily.

  92. My biggest concern in the winter season is dry scalp. I know in order to have healthier and moisturize hair begins at the scalp. I want to make sure that I continue to keep my scalp nurtured with essential oils that will prevent breakage and dryness so that I can continue to have better length retention.

  93. My winter hair concern is retaining moisture. My hair tends to be more dry and brittle during the winter months. I try to moisturize daily with extra virgin olive oil. I use other products for moisture once or twice a week.

  94. My main concern during winter is fitting all of my crazy hair under a ski hat!

  95. My only winter hair concern is the dryness….My hair it getting very dry and shedding a lot more and I think it’s because of the weather….

  96. Frigid temperatures signify a distressful time for Nefitiri(my Hair’s pseudonym). As the mercury creeps lower and lower I work effortlessy to keep my mane conditioned and moisturized. Another pressing issue is that my scalp is very dry. I shall conquer those issues.

  97. Crystal g. says:

    My winter hair concern is always keeping my hair wet. It’s true that water is the best moisturizer, but i always have a problem with that hair regimen during the colder seasons. My hair responds very well to conditioner and water, but i hate dealing with my cold and wet head when i get outside (plus its not the best way to stay healthy and well :-p ). Now with my hair being dyed at the ends its been a priority to keep my strands moisturized and healthy

  98. My winter concern is dryness. I have locs and they get so dry in the winter when I touch them they sound like sandpaper.Ugh

  99. My concern is the same as everyone else’s dryness. Breakage, with all the extra fabric that’s now rubbing against my hair, is a real concern so keeping it moisterized is vital.

  100. moisturized, geez!

  101. Dryness and brittleness, trying to avoid that with my kids hair…where we live one day it’s cold, then the next day it warms up fairly quickly.

  102. soulsearcher86 says:

    I have problems keeping my hair moisturized/conditioned in the cold dry air. It’s dry a lot of the time.

  103. I would love to win something for my dry hair.

  104. One word: Dryness!

  105. To braid or not to braid…that’s my question :)

    My winter concern is maintaining a style that will protect my hair.

  106. I’m trying to grow my hair longer. I live in Michigan and it’s very cold. Do I have to wear protective styles in the winter to grow my hair?

  107. My winter hair concerns include maintaining moisture, creative and cute protective styles, styles that will allow me to wear hats because it is freezing where I am, products that last and don’t require a ton of to be effective. I think that is all lol Thanks for having these giveaways they are great!

  108. Whew! I have 3 daughters all natural and all different hair type (yes, same mom and dad). Our hair tends to become very dry especially in the winter. This year I will keep my hair and my youngest daughter’s hair in twists to see how that works for us. The other two are older teens so they handle their own hair. I recently found satin pillowcases at a very reasonable price. We’ll see!

  109. My winter hair concern is dryness and breakage. Dryness because of this cold weather we’re having in Missouri and breakage because of all of the pretty scarves, hats, and coats, rubbing against the back of my head/strands. Le sigh.

  110. maaaaan this winter air has me dry dry dry … hook a sister up

  111. My hair is extremely dry these cold days…I’m looking for something super moisturizing and that can detangle my hair easily …

  112. Hamptonsfnst says:

    Like many of the comments before mine, I also live in a cold environment. In addition to having a dry, itchy scalp I am trying to retain the moisture I add to my hair. I think these products would be a great addition to my new regimen for the winter season.

    Thank you

  113. My biggest concern is dryness & how to keep my thick course hair moisturized. I live in FL & it is cold!! I’m trying to keep my hair in two strand twists during the winter months but I get bored quickly. So moisture & keeping my hair in a protective style is my biggest concern this winter.

  114. Sheree Sanders says:

    My main concern about the winter is the protective styles and the damaging of my coarse thick natural hair. I try shea butter for moisture, but not really working too well on my 4 c hair. I am thinking about trying Miss Jessies and see how that works, but honestly my hair has been so dry and thats my main concern. Thank you..God Bless. p.s also those products with olive oil look great beneficial for helping my hair, and I dont have much money to but things like that, and if I win I would be so blessed and Thank God.

  115. My biggest hair concern involves moisturization. I like to put water on my hair quite frequently and today part of my hair froze while I was waiting for the bus outside! That can’t be good for my hair lol, so I need to start washing at night and moisturize before I head out!

  116. My biggest concern for the winter is moisture. My scalp is really itchy during this time and I want to make sure that my hair is moisturized from root to end.

  117. I guess like everyone else, my winter hair concern is dryness.
    I just moved from warm, humid, sunny Tampa, FL, to chilly (and sometimes downright cold), dry (though it’s always rainy), gloomy Atlanta. Though I would bet the weather’s a little better than Chicago. :-(
    My hair doesn’t know what to do with itself, and I don’t know what to do with it.
    For the new year I’m going to treat myself to some real professional styling, which I haven’t really had in my three and half years natural, and I would love to walk into that salon and at least not have hair that’s dry as straw.

  118. The winter brings serious wind, and as I like to call it “sideways rain” – when it’s pouring rain and windy. How do I keep a style in this messy weather?

  119. My winter hair concerns since I am big chopping on the 1st is keeping my “mad hatter” aka my hair moisturized. I have a good routine for my transitioning hair and I hope my natural hair will do well with the same routine. I have thick dry hair so I use cremes and olive oil on my hair now.

  120. My hair gets so frizzy in the winter.

  121. I’m worried about shrinkage and breakage. I’ve been trying to help out my sister, who has it worse than I do (I’m in Dallas, she’s in London) and she’s newly natural. But I know if moisturize well, and these products look great for that, and wear protective styles (oh and stop playing with my hair all the time, grrr), I will make it fine. Good luck to everyone!

  122. Like everyone else has stated dry hair is a big concern for me in the winter time. I moved back to the DC area from Louisiana, and my since my move my hair has been dry and brittle ever since!

  123. Tori Bennett says:

    My hair has always been dry. I am 20 years young and I have just decided to go natural. I really haven’t done anything with my hair in the past years accept quick weaves. And doing this winter I am concerned about my hair being dry, just as I know my lips will. LOL.

  124. momof3girlz says:

    I’d love to try this on my daughters’ hair! My winter concerns are frizz and dryness. However, since we moved to the Gulf, I have not experienced the extreme dryness that I had in the north.

  125. I’m worried about my hair drying out in the cold and breaking off – I’ve finally gotten it healthy again!

  126. Dryness is my biggest concern. I have a product junkie and still have not found the product that is going to keep my thick curly hair moisturized. I also like to buy economical products, but love products that work. I have been wanting to try these products.

  127. My main concern is my commitment to protective styles and keeping my hair from snagging on the scarfs, sweaters, and hats I’ll be wearing for the winter. Since I like to wear my hair out, I’ll definitely need to retain moisture.

  128. My Winter Hair concern is … BREAKAGE..
    My hair has suffered alot of breakage from heat and I`m afraid the cool air will only make matters worse ?

    Check out my hair story : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I-k1PtxZ58

  129. Dryness, of course. It’s strange how the longer my hair gets, the more susceptible it is. My hair is more prone to dryness now than it was at this time last year.

  130. I JUST STARTED TO GROW THE CHEMICALS OUT OF MY HAIR ABOUT 9 MONTHS AGO….ITS BEEN TO UGH TOSAYT HE LEAST…I JUZT NEED PRODUTS THAT WORK TO MY SATISFACTION AND ARE WITHIN MY BUDGET….HELP!!!

  131. Over Thanksgiving I cut my hair very short, around chin length. Now that the weather is getting cold, my hair is frizzing up and becoming very dry/brittle. It is even to the point where strands are breaking off. I would love to win this giveaway to help keep it moisturized, and healthy. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    -Nancy

  132. Winter hair concerns: Dryness, dryness, and dryness!!!

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