Last Saturday at the Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show!

Hey guys!

How was your weekend?

I spent my Saturday at the Kinky Apothecary’s Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show. I was there for six, seven hours and it was busy, busy, busy! Beautifully organised, a job well done by Nibi and her team! All six of our special guests were really lovely on stage and in person. I met new people, met some people I already knew for the first time (hi, Chinwe Igbo Curls!) and there were plenty old familiar faces as well. For a recap, and for the many interesting tips I gleaned that could be helpful to you, keep your eye on the blog this week. You knowwww, you could subscribe to the blog by email so you don’t miss a thing!

I took A LOT of pictures, and that’s why we are here today. Continue reading

And The Lucky Girl Is…



Congratulations Ibukun Irabor!

We emailed you last night. Please check your email (spam & junk folders too) and respond, confirming that you will be able to attend, so that we could email you your ticket. Do this before 5pm today. Or we’d have to draw another name. Thank you! 

Have a great weekend everyone, and if you see me at the show tomorrow, please say hi!

Love,

AB,

xx

!!!Flash Giveaway!!!: The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show

Hey beauts!

I know, it’s been such a long time. I am breaking my hiatus to bring you goodies! Actually, ‘goody’.

This weekend, her hairyal hairness, Felicia Leatherwood will be shutting Lagos down along with Ngozi Opara, Nibi Lawson, Obia Ewah, Wunmi Akinlagun, Ijeoman Eboh, and Cassidy Blackwell! Because we love you beauts so much and are so grateful to have you, we will be sending one lucky, AVAILABLE lady to The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show on Saturday, May 16th!!! Get excited!

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What do you have to do to win this gold ticket (seriously, did you see how much those things are going for?)?

1. Be available this Saturday, May 16th.

2. Be in Lagos Nigeria on Saturday, May 16th.

3. Love TheKinkandI.

4. In the comments section under this post, leave your e-mail address and the words: No owambe on Saturday.

And that’s it!

This giveaway will close at noon (GMT + 1) on Thursday, May 14th. The winner will be announced on the same day, right before AB and I settle down to watch the season finale of Scandal.

If you don’t get to go to this event on Saturday, remember that the first week of June is almost here with another amazing event to anticipate. It’s NITC 11, people!

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Alrighty beauts, comment! comment!! comment!!! E fit be you ooooooo.

P.S: I am too bummed that I will not be able to attend this event so if you win this ticket and you don’t go to the event, I. Will. Hunt. You! Please, please, please, if you win this ticket and your plans change, let us know ASAP so that we can draw another winner in good time.

Lots and lots of love and positivity,

– MeeMee

xx.

Ghen Ghen! : Battle of The Hairlistas

I’ve been reading Naija Hair Can Grow for almost as long as I’ve been on my healthy hair journey and it has been so good to see it grow- from blog, to the salon day outs, and then the hub! It’s time for another Salon Day Out and this one won’t be easy at all because Naija Hair Can Grow is 5!

SAVE DATE

Its going to be a full day of activities with hair/beauty vendors setting up shop from 11AM at Oriental Hotel on Sunday the 7th of June.

Entry is 500 Naira only, but- this gives you a redeemable voucher worth the same amount, that can be used at the Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub Experience Booth! So basically, you can still get your money back.

THE ORDER OF EVENTS

12 NOON: The HAIR JOURNEY SERIES starts- come with all the questions you can possibly have about being on a hair journey, you’ll be in very good hands! 🙂

2PM: The HAIR PROS SHOWCASE. Come watch Kemi Lewis of KL’s Naturals effortlessly create a natural updo, Dupe of Tasalahq fashion an edgy cut and color, Patrick of Patrick’s Beauty Zone create bouncy blow dried to perfection curls and the stylists at Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub will be demonstrating their famed instant faux locs innovation ALL LIVE ON STAGE!

4PM: THE BATTLE OF THE HAIRLISTAS competition begins. The members of the winning team stand to win over N25,000 worth of products (EACH) from Design Essentials and a cash prize from Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub. No worries, the team that does not win will not go empty handed.

BATTLE

Are you in Lagos? Are you good at caring for your hair? Are you creative with styling? Natural or relaxed, doesn’t matter- you are a hairlista! To participate in the battle, email daboju@yahoo.com with the subject “I WANT TO BATTLE” by the 20th of May, latest. This is necessary so you can be properly grouped ahead of the competition!

For further enquiries about this event, call: 08090613325.

Whoop! I’m excited! Except the unexpected occurs, I’ll be there on June 7. Will you?

Love,

AB,

xx

Coming Soon!

Hey guys!

How is the going going?

We recently updated our Where to Find: Natural Hair Friendly Salons page. There’s a new natural hair salon in Port Harcourt, it’s called Fro Nation! More info on their Facebook page here.

This post should have been up much earlier but, life. Still, it’s not too late to keep you posted about the fun times and hair events coming your way.

As we all know, good hair is healthy hair- natural and relaxed.

Natural Nigerian and Nat Mane (of Deep Brown & Kinks) are organising the first PERSONALIZED healthy hair workshop ever ever ever in these parts.

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If you’re having a hard time with your hair- keeping it moisturised, healthy and strong- if you really don’t know what else to do or even where to start, then you want to attend this class in Lagos on Saturday, May 9 and have the experts break it down to you. It’s going to be a very interactive, hands-on experience. At the end of the day, you will be well empowered to care for your hair properly, know what products you need, and how to whip up some of your own at home. Nat Mane is a super stylist, so trust that there will be basic styling lessons as well.

If you’re interested, please fill out this fun survey real quick. It will help them decide who gets in. Small classes, always.

For more information, email nn@naturalnigerian.com and keep your eye on the website: naturalnigerian.com

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The Kinky Apothecary is 5 this year!

To celebrate, they are hosting the first Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Expo, on Saturday May 16 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi. Celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood will be back with her “Loving Your Hair With Natural Care” workshop. Also expect to see Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heat Free Hair movement, Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle, Obia Ewah, the creator of Obia Natural Haircare products, Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog, and Ijeoma, aka Klassy Kinks! And there’s lots more.

I’m super excited (Because, Feliciaaaaaa!) and thanks to darling MeeMee, I already have my ticket! You can get yours, or have your bestie get you one on Afritickets over here.

An Enugu hair meet-up is in the works, you’ll get the deets when confirmed. June isn’t so far away, and with its rains, it also brings back Naturals in The City and Loc Appreciation Day! So much going on!

Alright guys. What are your plans? Will you be attending any of these events?

Love,

AB,

xx

P.S. If you aren’t in Lagos or Enugu, please don’t feel bad 🙂 Have you thought about planning a meet-up in your city? We are always happy to help spread the word!

P.P.S. If I owe you mail, maa binu. You’ll hear from me soon.