Earth Day, Natural Ingredients, Original Moxie HQ, Original Moxie Store, Sale, Sustainable Practices

Honoring the Earth

DSC_0822As you might have noticed, we’re pretty passionate about natural ingredients and green practices.  Dramatic changes in our local climate and shortages in some of the ingredients we commonly use have made us even more keenly aware of how interconnected we as individuals and as a brand are with one another and the environment.  The global is personal and the personal is global.

Image-1 (14)This year, we are celebrating our connections with one another and the Earth, by highlighting Growing Hope, an amazing organization, founded in 2003, that’s working to create change in our community of Southeast Michigan.  Growing Hope’s mission is to create sustainable food systems that positively impact the community and the environment.  That translates to a wide array of programs and initiatives from education and urban farming to managing local Farmers Markets.

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During our Annual Earth Day Sale, starting Friday April 21st, you can help to support this worthy cause with your purchase!  Original Moxie has committed to donate 5% of all sale purchases to Growing Hope.  You can shop with a conscience and save with a 25% discount on purchases of $40 & up at originalmoxie.com with coupon code ED2017 or at our Ypsilanti Store & Salon (no code needed). Sale runs from 4/21 – 4/23 online and is one day only (4/21) for in-store purchases. Learn more at originalmoxie.com/earth-day-sale-details/.

2014 Holiday Shopping, Black Friday Sale, Hair, Original Moxie, Sale

Original Moxie’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014 Sale Event

bf-sale-graphic_2014Hard to believe it’s already the holiday season, isn’t it?!  We have a lot to be grateful for this year, with the launch of our new storefront (coming in December).    So this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is a celebration of our customers, who make it possible for us to do what we do!

Our 2014 Black Friday Sale takes place at originalmoxie.com and runs from 12AM on Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st.  Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday savings:

  • Use coupon code OMBF2014 to receive 30% off orders of $30 or more.*  Enter the coupon in the Coupon Code box at the bottom left of the checkout page.
  • All orders, regardless of the total,  will automatically receive an exclusive $5 coupon for use on a future purchase plus two free samples

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! Have a wonderful holiday and a safe and peaceful weekend.

 A Note to Our Customers:  Family is important to us here at Original Moxie, and we will be spending the holiday with our respective loved ones. Please allow us extra time to respond to any customer service issues.  But be assured that we will respond in a timely manner as soon as we are able.  Thank you for your understanding!

*Coupon Code can only be used once per customer & cannot be combined with other codes.   Coupon Code cannot be used towards the purchase of Gift Sets & Kits. Regular retail price for these items reflects discounts already taken off the individual purchase price for each item included in the kit.   While supplies last.  No Rain Checks.  Sale offer is restricted to retail customers only. Wholesale orders that apply the Black Friday Coupon Code will be voided.

Hair, Hair Care, Original Moxie

How to Avoid Helmet Hair

How to Prevent Helmet Hair

Cruising on a bike is one of the premier summertime activities. Staying safe while keeping your hair top notch, however, is another thing altogether. Luckily with the right techniques and products, looking good after breaking a sweat was never so easy! Just keep in mind these few things:

Choose an appropriate hairstyle.  Braids, twists, and chignons are great styles for all hair types since the heat of the helmet will help your hair keep whatever shape you put it in. Try pulling them to the side or doing multiples to vary the curls and waves. You can also apply your favorite moisturizer for a nice deep-conditioning treatment.

Use the right products. For fine or thin hair that gets flattened be sure to use a volumizing hair spray, like Sweet Poof. For thicker hair or curlier hair a curl cream or moisturizer such as Lux Locks, Mane Tame, or Shape Shifter will do, just be sure to follow it with a fixative such as Hold Up or a finishing oil to lock in the moisture.  [Please note: damp hair and helmets do not mix!  While all of the products mentioned above should be applied to hair when damp, your hair should be completely dry before donning a helmet.  The goal is to lock in your style before you compress it with a helmet].

Fight friction with a protective wrap. To help prevent damage and breakage from friction wear a scarf, sleep cap, or hair wrap under your helmet. Bonus points for silk or satin!

Refresh and voila! Once the helmet comes off and the braids, twists, and chignons are out, just refresh with a little product as needed. Sweet Poof, Shape Shifter, and Twist Mist are all great!

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Earth Day Sale!

Earth Day Sale! See below for details.

Original Moxie is celebrating Earth Day with one of our largest sales of the year! Friday April 18th – Tuesday April 22nd, get 30% off orders of $30 or more with coupon code EDAYOM14.  For every qualifying order, we will donate $2 to  Leaping Bunny to support Cruelty Free beauty!  The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.

We’ll be continuing our celebration of all things earthy with a series of posts on how we commit ourselves to cruelty free & eco-friendly practices. Stay tuned!

Coupon code for use on retail orders only. Gift sets and kits are excluded. No rain checks, no cash value, limit one per customer. Valid Friday, April 18th – Tuesday, April 22nd.

Hair, Hair Care, Natural Hair Care, Natural Ingredients, Original Moxie

Banish winter hair ‘blahs’!

Get Fresh, Everyday Leave-in, Intense Quench, and Twist Mist

Looking for an Original Moxie routine that helps to banish the winter ‘blahs’? Try this:

1) Treat with Emollience Pre-treatment, which penetrates the cuticle to restore your hair’s lipid balance.

2) Cleanse with Get Fresh and Get Clean, sulfate-free shampoos which contain gentle surfactants which are effective at removing silicones but won’t strip hair of it’s natural oils.

3) Deep condition with Intense Quench, containing a rich blend of natural oils, butters and humecetants, and a small percentage of silicone.

4) Moisturize with Everyday Leave-in, another miracle product that features silicone in a supporting role.

5) Seal with Twist Mist or Hair Bling, both of which are 100% natural and silicone free.

Hair, Original Moxie

Discontinued Products & Year-End Clearance

Farewell, Friends! So Long, Stock!

Discontinued products: piece-nik, straight up, re-wind

It’s been a long and joyous journey with these Original Moxie first stringers, but the time has come to say good-bye.
We are discontinuing three Original Moxie products, and to make way for some new additions in 2014 (coming soon), we have significantly discounted all of them! While supplies last, use coupon code BUYBYE13* to receive 40% off all sizes of Piece-nik™ Matte Styling Paste, Re-wind™ Protein Treatment and Straight Up™ Sleek Control.  Should you want to stock-pile any of these products for more than a year, we recommend storing extras in the fridge to help keep them at optimal freshness.

End of Year Clearance; emollience, scalp therapy, sweet poofIt’s also time for our year-end inventory. Help us clear the shelves before we count!
We love our products, but we don’t want to count more than we have to. Help us clear the shelves by taking advantage of our Year-End Clearance Event! It’s happening now folks, and is running through Dec. 31st. Use coupon code BUYBYE13* to receive 40% off all sizes of some Original Moxie heavy-hitters, namely Emollience™ Pre-treatment, Scalp Therapy™ and Sweet Poof™ Volumizing Spray!   What a great opportunity to sample three of our most effective and best-loved products for yourself.

*40% off discontinued products and clearanced valid now through 12/31/13 at www.originalmoxie.com. Taxes and shipping are excluded from the discount. Offer may not be combined with other offers, coupons or discounts and cannot be used for prior purchases. No rain checks. No price adjustments. No cash value. Not transferable.