NaijaHairCanGrow Salon Day Out

Yesterday I woke up really excited for the long awaited Salon Day Out, maybe because I’ve never been to a meet but I had high hopes and expectations. Immediately we said grace in church, my friend and I rushed out to get a taxi and head to Ikoyi. The meet was slated for 12p.m  but we got there around 1p.m. I was a bit disappointed to see that there were few people present besides the vendors but trust Nigerians, the hall filled up in no time.

A presenter from Kalos makers of Moringa For Life opened the event with a moringa face mask presentation and she gave useful tips on length retention, I was really surprised when she took off her wig, you’d never have guessed she was wearing one!
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Then we had Kemi from Couvrez who spoke on the need for spa and beauty treatments. You could tell she was shy from the beginning but I found it cute. She did a hand scrub for a volunteer and presented her with a goody bag afterwards
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Next was Dabs of NaijaHairCanGrow! Her hair is really looonngg……and relaxed! She did a porosity(rate at which hair absorbs product) test for 3 different girls using water. If the hair sank, it had high porosity but if it took time to sink or didnt at all, it had low porosity. Just 1 girl had high porosity. To improve porosity, you could add aloe vera, apple cider vinegar or yoghurt to your hair treatments. Dabs later did a deep conditioning treatment for a naturalista with colored hair using palmoil, glycerine, Tresemme conditioner and hair was super soft afterwards
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Meanwhile, there was this girl that sat right in front of me. At first, her hair was in a bun so I didnt really take any notice of it then she took it down to partake in the porosity test and I was like oh-ma-gawd. The picture I took doesnt even do the hair any justice.

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Mercy

Then I had a naturalista in my front too, I couldnt stop looking at her hair. She had so much coils !
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There were presentations from Ifeyinwa of Nazuri curls and the sisters of Blush Hair concerning wigs as a form of protective styling. They make and style wigs using your own hair extensions also.

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Blush Hair

We also had Stella from Stella’s Addiction talk on make-up and do the infamous eyebrow threading. She was really fun! Tayo from mymakeupng took us on Airbrushing. At first she had technical difficulties with her machine but it later co-operated

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Stella

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Tayo

My personal favorite was Leslie Okoye of CookieSkin who answered every question on skin care ranging from eyebags to eczema, plus her skin is to die for.

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Leslie

Another favorite was Kemi of KL Naturals Salon. She did a Rhassoul treatment adding water and coconut oil which she left on a volunteer for 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, I couldnt stay till the end. I was hungry and tired. On my way out, Dabs offered cupcakes which were to die for. She also gave a free copy of Savvy&Chic magazine to everyone. I finally got to buy Jamaican Black Castor Oil from Natural Nigerian, watch out edges! I also got a really cute satin bonnet I couldnt take my eyes off, the print was absolutely gorg! There were other vendors apart from the presenters like Kinky Apothecary, Natural Nigerian and Glam,  but I promised myself I’d be disciplined with money.
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My friend, Thelma
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Yours Truly :$

Hopefully, there would be more meet-ups like this.

Have a fab week !

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