Friday, 21 October 2011

The Natural Lounge; Naturally Fabulous

Hi all,

On October 8 I attended The Natural Lounge's Naturally Fabulous event. It is my third event/meet up of the sort and it included socialising, music, poetry, hair talk and buying + product swapping.

I purchased the VIP ticket for this event and the benefit that came with it was a goody bag. I have to say, it was a very impressive goody bag, I was taken by surprise!
The goody bag with the Naptural Roots logo.

All the goodies that I found in my goody bag!

From left to right Organic Root Stimulator;

  • Silk pillow case
  • Coconut Oil
  • Uplifting Shampoo
  • Aloe Shampoo
  • Hair Mayonnaise 2x
  • Hair Fertiliser
  • Olive Oil

  • Mixed Chicks Sulfate Free Shampoo
  • Hairveda's Vatika Frosting
  • Komaza Care Shea Butter Hair Lotion

  • Cioccolatina Equia Hair Oil
  • Solomon's Daughter Mango + Apricot Lip Butter
  • BeUNIQUE Mango Twist
  • Afrocenchix Moi Moisture
  • Koils by Nature Nourishing Hair and Body Butter (Unscented)
  • Tangle Teezer

What I purchased from some of the vendors with my own money;

The items I purchased at the event

  • Aubrey Organics GBP Shampoo
  • Cioccolatina Monoi Soap
  • Blended Beauty SilkShake
  • Pretty Curls Tropical Twist Shea Butter
  • Shea Moisture Hold and Shine Moisture Mist
  • Mmm... Hair Revitalising Hair Spritzer
  • Earrings
  • Hesh Shikakai
  • Gubdanda Shea Coop Shea Baobab and Guava soap bar
  • Tucuma Hair Butter
  • Shea Butter and Jamaican Black Castor oil samples

A book which I won in the raffle.
The book signed!

The goody bag was just amazing and my buys were really wonderful too. I won't have to purchase anything for quite some time! As for the book, I look forward to starting it as soon as my schedule becomes a bit less hectic.

The Natural Lounge event was a success. There are many positive reviews on the event by other attendees. I'm really pleased I went and it was definitely worth the money. I was able to see my friends from previous hair events and I was also able to meet new people and see bloggers etc. There is a natural hair community in the UK and we are only growing! 

Happy hair journey ^o^ 

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Natural Hair Movement Gains Followers...

... Among Afro- American Women.

The article that lead to the writing this article was this one. 

A couple of problems with the Independent article, in my opinion, is that it completely ignores the natural hair 'movement', within the UK. It either ignores that, or is ignorant of the fact that it does exist. 

We have had natural hair meet up and events, but currently also British naturals on YouTube and on blogs as well.

When we will get the same recognition as our sisters across the Atlantic, I do not know. But it would have been nice if they looked into this closer to home.