Last Saturday (31 May), The third edition of Capital Naturals was held at Baytown Lounge, Gudu. I had the opportunity to attend and I had a great time. Despite all my talking on this blog, I am quite a shy person. I tend to get anxious when I’m in a new social situation, especially if I don’t know anyone. After reading The Kink and I’s post on hair meetups, I was encouraged and decided to go. I’m very glad that I did.
The event was scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Unfortunately, I came about an hour later but I didn’t miss the meat of the program. The compere, Ms. B, was very lively and entertaining. She shared her hair journey in a very humorous way. “… amla and cassia obovata …” A few ladies (myself included) introduce themselves and spoke a bit about their various hair journeys and what brought them there today. I was a bit nervous introducing myself because I have relaxed hair and I was at a natural hair event. Fortunately, I felt very welcomed. On the other hand, I completely forgot to mention the blog. Nerves, eh!
After the introductions, Farida from Lumo Naturals spoke about the benefits of Ayurvedic powders. I tried an experiment with several of the powders she mentioned about 2 years ago. As you can see, my experiment was unsuccessful. I wish I had Farida’s advice back then.
The next speaker was NatMane and she spoke about caring for your hair during rainy season. She discussed the effects on a humid environment on our hair. I think I enjoyed this lecture the most because it incorporated some chemistry and you know I love science.
Natural Nigerian followed with her lecture titled “Healthy Hair Now”. She discussed what is needed for healthy hair, how to develop a hair regimen, and the importance of good products and techniques.
The last speaker was Kiki of Keek’s Pharmacy. She discussed the importance of healthy living and how it affects all areas of one’s life, including hair. All of the speakers were very enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable.
After the lectures, we had the opportunity to buy products from various vendors. There was also a product swap. I brought some products to trade and ended up selling one of them. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up with anything. From what I was told, the product swap was a last-minute addition so there wasn’t a large turnout.
All in all, I had a good time at the event. It was well-organized and informative. It was really nice to see so many people passionate about hair. I’m glad that more Nigerian and African women are learning and are excited about their hair.
*Sorry for the lack of pictures. My camera is being a hater right now. If anyone else has a post or pics from the events, I will update this post with links.*
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