Sunday, October 11, 2015

Summer Hair Repair … Unique Contest for Writers

Bet that crazy header made you wonder for a second or two. 
Healthy HairNo, there’s no writers contest about repairing summer hair problems. Instead, I have a couple different items I wanted to share with you and with limited space this month, decided to combine the two.

The first item is from Madison Reed and does give tips for repairing your hair after the summer has done a number on it. The second item is about a writing contest and the chance to join the House of Transmedia Stories Company.

Summer Hair Repair from Madison Reed

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Wasn't this summer great? From the beach to the pool, or even just spending some time in the sun, summer always seems like the healthiest season. Unfortunately, as you've likely figured out by now, summer can take its toll on your hair. That's why the team at Madison Reed has come up with some handy tips to help you get healthy hair for fall: 

Did you know your hair literally gets the moisture sucked out of it whenever you swim in the ocean or a pool? Restoring natural proteins is essential to returning your locks to optimum health. This is why Madison Reed recommends using a sulfate­-free shampoo and conditioner. The Madison Reed nourishing, color enhancing shampoo and conditioner set is designed to cleanse, hydrate, soften, and strengthen hair. 

Madison Reed Expert Tip: If you swim in the ocean or in a chlorinated pool, make sure to rinse your hair with clear water as soon as you're done. 

Excessive amounts of UV exposure can strip the glossy coating from your hair and change its shade and composition. So what's the secret for touching up sun-saturated highlights? Hair gloss. It will return silkiness and shine to your lackluster locks. Gloss works by closing the hair and cuticle very tightly, which results in a smooth texture that reflects more light.

Madison Reed Expert Tip: Tinted gloss can sometimes actually last longer than permanent color. This is because the color absorbs into the hair and works as a stain—all without opening your hair cuticle further.

Just like how your skin can age prematurely from spending time in the sun, your hair can look weathered and worn from getting too many UVA/UVB rays. To combat the sun, it’s best to use a shampoo and conditioner that offers UVA/UVB protection. Madison Reed’s
shampoo and conditioner both contain lupine flower protein, which offers natural UVA and UVB protection.

Madison Reed Expert Tip: Wearing a hat is the best way to protect your hair from sun damage. Or, if you’re a fashion rebel, you can also wear a scarf or bandana that coordinates with your swimwear.

You can get personalized recommendations by building your Madison Reed Hair Profile or giving the Color Crew a call. Someone at Madison Reed is always available to hear your personal hair history and will tailor suggestions to suit your hair and style. And be sure to check out Madison Reed's Blog post for even more haircut advice.

World's Best Story: Unique Contest for Writers!

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Writers submit your Story
Enter for a chance to join the House of Transmedia Stories Company

What is World's Best Story?

"This is not just a literary contest, we're looking for stories that will be consumed in multiple media formats – from books to the big screen and beyond," says Vincent Salera, founder of World's Best Story. "Our goal is to revolutionize the traditional literary contest and identify a story with blockbuster appeal. We're looking for a story that audiences will love and help authors turn that story into trans-media franchises, which is why we're empowering readers to judge the contest."

How does it work?

Readers will vote for stories and awarded judges will declare the final Top 10 winners.

The 2015 judges include: Warren Adler, Victor Malarek, Tamarra Kennelly, Brooke Burgess, Samreen Ashan, Alistair Cross, and Rhonda Hayter.


*Entry Period Closes/Public Voting ends. (November 8)
*Top 10 Winners Announced! (November 8)
*Professional Review/Voting (November 8 - December 8)
*Winner and Top 10 Ranking Announced (December 8)

What are the prizes?

The top 3 winners will receive a full publishing package by FriesenPress, trademark protection in the U.S. and Canada by IP agency Benoit & Cote, a virtual book tour by Laura Fabiani of iRead Book Tours as well as consulting/marketing services with book expert Anne Chaconas of BadAss Marketing. Busbud and YoDough will be providing lots of goodies for both writers and readers. 

How do I submit my story?

To learn more about World's Best Story, including how to enter, please visit World's Best Story.
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See what's buzzing at World's Best Story:

  How to Get Readers Buzzing About Your Book: Secrets from the World of Book Blogging
Viral campaign with famous characters: What if Oscar Wilde wrote Sex and the City? (series of posts) What if Lady Gaga wrote Gone With the Wind? (series of posts) The Current Top 10 Most Voted Stories

Connect with World's Best Story:

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Enter your story today!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you’re having a great Sunday. Do you have problems with summer damaged hair? Do you have a story in mind that would be a good submission for the contest? What book are you currently enjoying?


  1. Great titlle for the post - you were right I was wondering. Two very different, and interesting 'products' as well.

  2. Thanks very much, Mason, for passing along that information about the story contest - it sounds terrific!

  3. Wish I could submit my last book. Dragon would make for a really cool film.
    Will pass along the contest to my followers tomorrow.

  4. I've absolute no problems with my hair... because Dezzy has none :)

  5. Great tips! I always forget to wear a hat...but I have a nice one. I'm usually not in the sun very much.

  6. Looks like an awesome contest. I need to take more measures to protect my hair from the sun.

  7. Usually my answer to summer hair is a hat! I may heed the tips and see what happens.


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