Event | Natural November 2012
This was not a hair event though there were hair care products and stalls present. It was a healthy lifestyle event with talks for both adults and children. I purchased my tickets online 2 weeks before the event and picked them up at the front desk on the day. It was due to commence at 11am and continue till 7pm.
The Calabash Hub, Almocado, ForeverLiving Aloe Products stall and BeUnique were all there. I walked around the large hall several times before settling on any purchase. There was vegan food also being sold in the dining area which I sampled early in the day. I was really pleased to see the AfroToys stalls with books and toys showcasing black children - especially the cute T-shirt and backpack with a little girl rocking her afro puffs! I was even tempted to learn to play chess: tempted but not quite.
I was also helping out at the Calabash Hub stall in between taking pictures of the event. There was a good crowd of people coming in after 2pm once the rain had settled.
Ketishia (@SugarKinesis on Twitter and blog of the same name) was present as was Leentora of the Black Hair Diary Blog and Dee of Beautifully and Naturally Made (BnM) Blog. Another mini-reunion for us all!
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I managed to go to a talk which mentioned the importance of Vitamin D and also touched on homemade toothpaste as an alternative to store-bought brands with questionable fluoride content. I liked that the gentleman giving the talk encouraged each person to do their own further research before embarking on any new course of action: wise words!
Finally, I bought the BeUnique Samples Kit with Butta' Shine, Moisture Custard and Mango Twist in the pack. I will try those out and let you know my findings.
My fellow bloggers and I left around 7pm but the event still seemed to be going strong.
I felt this was a good event as it highlighted the myriad natural and holistic practices we have at our disposal within the black community. Although I was not open to all the therapies on offer - a man randomly asking about our Chakras - I still feel it is a good representation of those services. Not all the stall holders were open and welcoming but this was thankfully in the minority.
I will look out for the May event as I think the rain may have put some people off coming out on the day. This is England however, so the weather is always to be considered.
All in all a good day out!
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