I met amazing people, I danced, I drank champagne and most of all I learnt a lot about natural hair. Every time I look back at the #clickscurls event I am ever so grateful for the chance to be there. On the 16th of September, I went to the #clickscurls haircare event/fair courtesy of the Clicks PR team. I am sure you are trying to imagine what it’s all about? let me break it down for you. It was afro’s, curls, kinks, coils every everywhere.
Women in their dozens, walking around from one stand to the next, learning about the products they see in isles. It’s an opportunity to ask all the questions you have every time you are in Clicks trying to make your buying decisions. I attended the #clickscurls event which was held at Spier Wine Farm in Stelenbosch. It is the most beautiful place, it was all green, the sun had come out to play with tropical scents in the air from the coconut, mint, fruits, shea butter, and some amazing tropical oils.
The clicks organised a couple of curl talks. We learnt a lot from the discussion forums. They taught us how to take care of natural hair, hair needs and natural hair styling. The auditorium was always packed and we learnt a great deal from industry professionals. As you all know I am a product lover (probably in denial about the fact that I am a product hoarder and junkie. Seriously speaking, I need a separate room for my hair care products, lol. My excuse is, its part of my job, I try the products, then I give you guys reviews, tips and tricks on how to use the products.
Before I jump into the reason for the blog post as if the event wasn’t already amazing. I met Nomzamo Mbatha (screams). She is such an inspiration. A true sign of how far hard work and passion will take you.
Now grab your coffee, tea or smoothie and let’s get right into it. All the brands that took part in the clicks curls event brought their A-game. The stands looked amazing, it goes a long way in showing you just how much effort they probably put in putting together the products we use on our hair. I found comforting to know, I am not just spending my money, lol.
I have been using Garnier for a while now and their Ultimate Blends Collections are one of my favourites. I have all of them hahaha. Like seriously, I am obsessed. The Ultimate Blends Collections focus on different hair care needs. If your hair needs strengthening, restoration. moisture or just that extra touch they got you.
One of my all time favourite shampoos has to be the TRESemme Naturals with aloe vera and avocado shampoo. It has always been my most trusted shampoo. Which is why when the TRESemme Botanics range launched, I had to try it.
This stuff smells so amazing, its addictive. The Botanics shampoo and conditioner is formulated with coconut milk and aloe-vera as the main ingredients. I don’t know about you but they had me at Botanics. Coconut Milk is great for nourishing and softening your hair. Aloe vera has many benefits that we have to save it for a separate Botanics blog post review.
The first time I used this shampoo I was so amazed and how it works. I had the best “wow” moment. The L’oreal Elvive Shampoo does not foam, whaaaat!!!. You apply and massage into your scalp for three minutes then rinse off. Your hair is left feeling soft, moisturised and clean. You would think it doesn’t do the job because it doesn’t foam but you’ll be in for one of the best surprises.
Before the #clickscurls event, I had never used the any Shea Moisture Products in my life. Like you, I always wondered if they would be worth the hype. I’ve had them on my wishlist for the longest time, you know us bloggers. I needed to have the whole range so I could review it for you.
Their Jamaican black castor oil strengthens and restores leave-in conditioner is out of this world. I’ve had for two weeks now and I have no idea how I’ve been going on without it. As you most probably know, I bleached my hair about 9 months or so ago and have since been dealing with the downs of hair bleaching. My hair’s porosity changed and as result, it gets dry very quickly. This leave-in conditioner really does live up to its promise.
L.O.C and abbreviation all natural love and hate. In order to keep your hair moisturised it is important to always lock in the moisture in your hair. Finding the right products or butter to do this isn’t always easy. The C in L.O.C stands for cream/butter. When I returned natural I was so out of touch with all this. Natural hair rules just seemed over the top. I wasn’t at all sure if hair food counted as the C. Thanks to brands like Dark & Lovely the C in L.O.C is the least of my worries. It seals in moisture, my hair eats it up like hotcakes and I love the way it works.
Special Mention: I could go on and on talking about natural hair the products that I love. I am sure you guys know this about me already. In order to keep this blog post short, I have to stop here.Some of the brands I am totally loving from the #clickscurls event are ORS, Afro Bontanics and Cantu.
Let me know if you would be interested in reading reviews on any of the products mentioned and I will get right on it.
♥ PS : These goodies can be found on promotion RIGHT NOW over the Beauty Fair period – #ClicksBeautyFair