The first time ever Hair Meet Up was held last Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Before I left the house a few minutes before 10am I thought I would be one of the first people to get to the venue, you know how terrible most people are with time. Surprise surprise there were close to 20 people when I got there. What time did these women wake up?? Wait, the first 5 people to get to the venue were going to get a free hairdo, now it made sense! The way my hair was a hot mess I should have left home early as well but there is always next time I guess.
The venue was beautiful. Chairs close to the pool in the shade away from the unforgiving sun. I have never seen so many women with different natural hairstyles in one place. The event started a few minutes after 10am and the hostesses and guest speakers were lively and got the crowd taking part.
We had an amazing time and I learnt some very valuable lessons from this meet up. I realised that I have been doing more harm than good to my hair without even realising it. We have too much information around us and thanks to Google we now search for everything and automatically assume that whatever we find there holds true to our own situations. Below are a few tips and sayings I found very useful and inspiring:
- You need to learn what your hair likes so that you know which products to try. Do not use too many products at once otherwise you will not figure out what is actually working for you or not.
- Move around with a bottle of water and spritz water to keep it soft. Sometimes you can try adding some oil. Just a bit of oil, maybe a tablespoon or less. Zimbabwe is dry; your hair needs WATER more than anything.
- You can use eggs and avocados on your hair without having to break a budget on expensive products. Most times home remedies work wonders on your hair.
- Tea tree and peppermint oil are good for dandruff.
- Remember that hair is different. What works for Chido won’t work for Chipo.
- Never comb your hair when it is dry.
Our hair is the only hair that grows towards heaven. God did not make a mistake by making it the way it is.
- The moment you undo your hair and there is that stickiness it means you are using too much product in it.
- Castor oil and blended red onion is good for your hairline.
- Speak affirmations of love to your hair.
We were sold a dream though, the ticket said that Kudzai Sevenzo would be the special guest appearance but she didn’t come through and there was no mention or explanation of why that did not materialise.
Over and above the event was well organised. A number of women walked away with prizes myself included and it was a day well spent gathering priceless information. I know for a fact that from now on I will NOT buy any hair product that does not contain Aqua in it. My hair journey has already begun and months from now I will show you if the tips above helped or not. I really need to get my hair line back it is currently in ICU!
Do you have any more natural hair tips you would like to share? If yes please feel free to get in touch so that we can have more information available for natural hair enthusiasts.