The Natural Lounge | Naturally Fabulous Meetup
So I went to this lovely event on Saturday 8th of October, 2011 and I must say I was impressed!
It was well organised and there were around 300 women present. As soon as we entered, we were given a raffle ticket with a chance of winning one of many hair and bodycare goodies!
Then I spotted the tables with vendors and so many lovely hairstyles... I was hooked. Before I could get to the tables downstairs, I was recognised by one of my lovely youtube subscribers! Yay! She was so nice and I appreciate it when I'm approached. It means I'm not just talking to myself (via my camera) - lol!
Now for the fun stuff! I met FusionofCulture's Laila-Jean! And there was WhitneyQ of Youtube right next to her. They brought a lovely friend who had braids, with them! After hugging and gushing, we moved off to search for more!
Represented there were Sheabutter Cottage, Afrocenchix, M.M.M, Blended Beauty, Root2Tip, Jane Carter's solution and Shea Moisture. There was also a product swap table!
Before you start hyperventilating, I only found out there were stalls upstairs after a hour there.
What was I doing?
Thankfully, my hairlista buddies pointed me in the right direction. And up I ran! lol!
Unfortunately, I didn't go soon enough for the Shea Moisture products I wanted: sold out! =(
However, I did get some Liquid African Black Soap from Sheabutter Cottage (6.50 price for 250mls) and some Blended Beauty Happy Nappy Styles Cream.
I have no pictures of the event (bad me) but I will upload video footage if it's good enough quality.
Some friends did take some pics so I will see if I can add them here!
I really liked this event as there were poetry readings, singers and also inspiring natural stories. Did I mention the giveaways? I didn't win anything but I still enjoyed myself. I even got more ladies recognising me from this site and Youtube - funnily enough, at the product swap table! Don't worry, I was good.
I would love to go to more hair meetups like this or the Hairlista one I went to 3 weeks ago. In fact, I am thinking of organising small ones in London either each month or every 2 months. There are so many women who would love to learn about haircare and hair journeys: natural and relaxed. And it seems UK is finally having a natural "re-awakening". Not too soon, I say.
So what say you, ladies (and gents)? Hair meetups? Basics of black hair care with product giveaways?
Comment below if you're interested.
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