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Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show- Recap

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Last week was pretty normal and chilled until The Blogger Point offered me a free pass to the Nigerian Natural Hair Wigs & Beauty Show. I was a bit skeptical at first because even though I’m on natural hair, I really don’t do much about it but then I realized I haven’t been attending events so I decided to go.

I was glad I did too although I got there by 11am (the official time) they did not start till about 2 hours later. I’m going to give a quick rundown of the workshops I attended, sadly  I missed Kiitan’s Crotchet installation and I really wanted to see that but Island-Mainland waka no be beans so I had to leave around 5pm. There was an exhibition of Natural Hair products and very cool wears too.

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Felicia Leatherwood- Celebrity Stylist and Founder of Loving Your Hair.

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Her workshop was a really interesting one as she gave super tips on Natural hair care. She also did a practical up-do style. Here are some of the tips I found really helpful.

Trim your hair every 3-4 months. Just a bit at the tips and don’t trim when it is wet.

Don’t keep products for more than a year. You can do product swap with your friends.

If you take tutorials online, ensure the person has the same texture with your hair.

Find your regimen and stick to it. You only start to see results from about 4-6 months of use so don’t always expect instant results.

If you have dandruff and other stuff, it is better to shampoo your hair dry before putting water.

Yagazie Emezi- Multi-disciplinary Artist & Documentary Photographer

She basically talked about her project “Reclamation of Scars” and I loved it. Sharing how she learned to embrace her scars and showing pictures of other women with their own various scars, I was really inspired. I love how her pictures show so much emotions. One thing I picked up was “Find and identify people who will support and pull you up”, we all need this no matter how strong we are.

Ijeomah Eboh- Founder Klassy Kinks

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I was particularly interested in her topic about Coloring Your Hair. I use spray dye because I don’t want to ruin my hair (I guess I care about the hair after all) so her tips were quite helpful.

Find Inspiration & Research Colorists. Basically search, search and read.

Start Small. Don’t go full blond or red if you are not sure of the outcome.

Ensure your hair is healthy before coloring.

Avoid heat styling.

Deep condition. This is one routine I have not tried, I’m so impatient.

Trim every 8 weeks (2 months) if you color your hair.

Gaelle Prudencio- Advocate for the Body Positive Movement

Body positive movement encourages people to adopt more forgiving and affirming attitudes towards their bodies, with the goal of improving overall health and well-being. Gaelle shared her story on how she was able to overcome challenges as a plus sized woman and encouraged the process of self love.

Efik Zara- Natural Hair Vlogger

At this point I was really hungry and kept walking about but from the little I heard, she talked about building your brand and staying true to yourself which is highly important. She also encouraged everyone to stop worrying about things not going right at first but stick to being real and staying consistent.

I got to catch up with other blogger babes and it was fun.

Photos- Grace of epiphany29.com

P.S Last Week’s Church Style

Enjoy the rest of your week!

LoveandKisses from TANG

(19) Comments

  1. I wish I attended the programme, sounds like you had fun

    1. Not my usual kind of fun but yes it was good & I learned a lot. Thanks dear.

  2. Sounds interesting. I love the hair tips!

    N’Graffi

    1. Thank you darling!

  3. I didn’t know my bae Yagazie was going to be there or I would have gone. Got the blogger ticket kini but honestly natural hair isn’t my cup of tea, so didn’t want to deceive myself. Lol
    I really like how you broke down your recap and it actually seems like a great event.

    Cassie
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    1. I was telling Grace that Yagazie reminds me so much of you! I didn’t even know you knew each other. Thank you Cassie.

  4. Nicely done. I think I need to attend some of these blogger meet-ups/vents. Definitely not a natural hair one though!

    http://www.tlmurban.com

    1. Lol definitely not a natural hair one. Yes blogger meetups have advantages, you should. Thank you dear,

  5. I seemed like an awesome event and another reason for me to cry about not staying in Lagos, even though am not a guy… lol.. though I must admit I love the tips and they are also applicable to guys who love their hair and I love this quote ‘“Find and identify people who will support and pull you up”
    quirksandoutfits.wordpress.com

    1. That quote is a hundred percent true! Do guys take care of their hair like that though? Y’all can barely last 5 minutes in the bathroom sef LOL. Thank you Vincent.

  6. I would have loved to attend the program being a naturalist myself. I like the line, particularly the products and that shirt. How do I get to partake?

    http://www.girleccentric.wordpress.com

    1. Why didn’t you attend? You can check @kinkyapothecary on Instagram and maybe send them a message to find out. I agree the shirts are really nice. Thank you dear.

      1. I’m in Abuja. Do they do Abuja events too?

  7. Sounds like a great event. Would have loved to be there, my hair would have thanked me for it. Thanks for the review and tips, Wumi. 🙂

    amakamedia.com 

    1. Thank you Amaka. Why didn’t you attend though?

  8. Hi Tang, (love that name!)
    Your recap just inspired me to love my hair more.
    I have never tried trimming my hair- I will take a leap and do that.
    Thanks for sharing!

    PreciousCore.com

    1. Hi Precious! Thank you, I’m glad you are inspired. Don’t be a stranger here!

  9. I wish i attended this event.. Am a huge an if natural hair maybe because i carry one.. But then again a great detailed recap up there.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like it.

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