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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.

Hair Events in Lagos this Saturday!!

Hola lovelies!

This Saturday June 28 is not going to be an easy one for the people of Lagos.

So much buzz, plenty action, you don’t want to miss!

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Naturals In The City 8.

The theme for this meet-up is ‘Getting Creative’. In addition to the usual; hair talk, hair products & accessories fair, and plenty hairspiration, there’ll be a product swap (bring gently used products, not more than halfway gone, to swap for something else you may like). You could also get your hair styled right there for FREE, by people from Apples and Oranges salon, provided that your hair is washed and ready for styling.

This time though, NITC is not totally free. To get in, you’ll need a ticket and this is just going to cost you a simple Five Hundred Naira (N500) pere. Your ticket automatically enters you into a giveaway!

SO much planned, I think you want to be early. The party starts at 1:30pm! 🙂 Same old venue: Omenka Gallery, 24 Ikoyi Crescent off Osbourne Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos.

For more info, you could visit NaturalNigerian.com, or email nn@naturalnigerian.com, or holler at @NaturalNigerian on Twitter & Facebook.

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Loc Appreciation Day, Lagos 2014.

Locitude in collaboration with Savvy Chic Hair Beauty Hub, and some more friends, present to you the first Loc Appreciation Day in Lagos. Join them and other loc heads in other cities round the world, as they celebrate, appreciate and educate people about dreadlocks.

This is such a great initiative, because even as the natural movement grows, dreadlocks still get a lot of flak in our society, and not nearly enough support. As a hopeful loc head (give me 5 years forreal) I wish I could be in Lagos for this, but sigh, I’m stuck miles away.

The theme of this meet is ‘Wetin Be Locs Sef?’, here’s what to expect:

–          A short video- ‘What are Locs?’

–          Panel discussion featuring Locitude, Celebrity loctician/ hair dresser Jatto, and a loc sister with waist long locs.

–          Vendors with loc products you would never have been able to find in Lagos

–          Maintenance tips

–          Styling tips

–          DIY tutorials

–          Product tips

–          Giveaways

–          And omg there’s more!

For loc love, loc conversation, loc education, loc support, inspiration, motivation and more, kindly join them ladies and gentlemen, at A White Space, Lagos. 58 Raymond Njoku street, Ikoyi. Time: 4:30- 8pm. Entry is free!

Any questions, find @Locitude on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Midas Naturals Pre-Launch Event!

Midas Naturals is a natural hair product company offering “goodness in hair care”, based in the UK but run by one of our very own! I’ve had the privilege of trying out some of their products, and I’ll be reviewing one soon. On July 1, Midas Naturals launches officially, and you’ll be able to buy the products at different locations.

However, Saturday 28 June is the Pre-Launch Event. There, you get a first look at the brand, and a chance to buy samples of the product line. You also get a free sample of crambe oil with every purchase. Midas Naturals products are free of sulphates, parabens, silicones, mineral oils and DEA.

Please, if you can, stop by to show your support, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, at The Event Centre, CLAM, Plot 1-5 CLAM Avenue, Omole, Ikeja. (Omole Phase 1 busstop, Isheri-Ojodu road)

Enquiries: info@midasnaturals.com, Instagram: @midasnaturals

Oya, AB. How do you suggest I divide myself into 3?

So much to do in so little time, I know.

If you’re planning to get to all 3 events, here’s how I’d do this.

Midas Naturals Pre-Launch Event, Naturals In The City 8 and then Locitude. It’s not difficult!

Have fun guys! I’m quite jealous I’m not in Lagos and I hope you make it to at least one! As always, all hair types are welcome to all 3 events!

Love,

AB,

xx

Why You Should Go To That Hair Meet-Up

Hey lovelies!

If you’re in Abuja this Saturday May 31, make it a date to be at Baytown Lounge for Capital Naturals 3! Details in the flyer below.

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Capital Naturals 3

Naturals in The City 8 is coming to you Lagos beauties on June 28, and on that same day, Locitude presents the first Locs Appreciation Day in Nigeria! There’ll be more information about these events in a bit, but if you’ve never been to a Natural Hair meet-up, you may be wondering “Abeg, why? What for?”

I’ve been to Capital Naturals, Naturals In The City 6 (both hosted by Natural Nigerian) and The Great Kinky Hair Christmas Affair (organised by The Kinky Apothecary, Klassy Kinks and Geraldine The Great), and I’m definitely a lover of these gatherings and so I’m going to tell you why.

1. OMG CURLIES!! REAL LIFE HAIRSPIRATION!

I know, I know, sometimes it feels like lush hair only exists on the internet. If you’ve ever felt alone in your hair journey, going to a Natural hair meet-up will clear your doubts. If you’re a newbie natural, a transitioner, or your kinks are becoming too much to handle, I think this’ll be good for you. Seeing kinky sistas will inspire you, encourage you on your hair journey, remind you that good hair isn’t magic. Feel free to ask about how a style was achieved, don’t be shy to ask that girl to give you the dish on her regimen. Any hair issues? Just ask.

2. LEARNING!

The main point of these hair meet-ups I believe, is to educate. To get you closer to healthy hair, to get you at least start thinking about healthier hair. There will be hair talk, presentations, and the opportunity to ask all the questions you want after. 🙂

3. NEW PEOPLE!

This Afrikan Butterfly is not a very social butterfly. Seriously. I’m that girl that you may never hear her voice except she’s with her people, or until she gets to know you a little, or it’s absolutely necessary that I speak up. Let me just say that meeting new people usually sounds great to me only in theory. If you’re an extrovert, you’ve got nothing to worry about. If you aren’t, I’m here to say you don’t need to sweat it either. Everyone you meet at a hair meet-up is there for the same purpose as you, to talk hair. There will be warmth, and laughter, don’t be shy to reach out to the next person, to blend into the conversations, take photos. There’ll be plenty to compliment, so be generous with the wash-wash. Perfect icebreaker.

4. SHOPPING!!

Natural hair events are a great place to shop. There’ll be plenty on display- hair products, hair accessories, and even beauty products, clothing, food- anything, really, depending on who’s organising. For once, you won’t have to worry about delivery costs. Be ready to shop, but hold yourself please. It’s SO easy to go over budget 😉 Whether you shop or not, be sure to get business cards. You may need the vendors’ info later.

5. NETWORKING

Are you a hair or beauty blogger? Do you sell hair products or are you interested in starting a hair-related business? Hair meet-ups are the best place for you to connect with other like minds, and this is just wonderful in itself. Networking here could also be a tool to make valuable connections for the future. And if for nothing at all, it’s just nice to say hello properly, to faces you just know over the internet. 🙂

6. EVERYONE IS INVITED. YES, REALLY!

Natural hair meet-ups are not for kinky-curly girlies alone. There will be no talk of relaxers here, but that’s just as far as it goes. Good hair is healthy hair, and this is the aim. Come show off your relaxed tresses, lay your slick weave down for the gods, no one is going to bite you. Natural, Relaxed, Transitioning, Hair Curious, just drop by, you’re welcome to gain something.

7. FREE ENTRY!

Who doesn’t love osho free? Capital Naturals 3 does not require any fees or tickets from you to enter. So, I don’t know why you should be dulling. On the other hand, if tickets are being sold for meet-ups in your city, that’s not a reason to run oh. That’s definitely not money wasted.

So, what do you say ladies? Have you been to any meet-ups in the past? Especially in Nigeria. What are your thoughts? Are you a fan of hair meet-ups? Why or why not?

Love,

AB,

xx