Two weeks ago I took my talents down to Brooklyn for the 3rd annual Let Your Hair Down Expo presented by Hairfinity and hosted by Jenell B. Stewart.
Natural hair stylists and experts were there such as Felicia Leatherwood, Diane C. Bailey and Tameeka McNeil (also known as the curl whisperer). There were demonstrations and classes for attendees to take advantage of. While I did not have the opportunity to sit in on any; I could see that the classes were completely full! Indicating that many ladies are stepping up their game and investing in healthy hair care practices and styling.
I had a list of brands that are not sold in stores near me (at least that I have not discovered) that I wanted to check out. Entwine, Hairfinity and Soultanicals were at the top of my list. After visiting the Entwine booth I found that their products were only sold as a set. And while it was a great value, I had to pass. Hairfinity had a BOGO situation that I took complete advantage of, I then later won a bottle! As soon as my current supplements are finished I will see what all the madness is about. The day of the event I actually had a look at some youtube videos that featured/reviewed Soutanicals. I picked up the Kink Drink, Afro Gel-lato and the Knot Sauce.
Then on a whim, I went to check out what #TheCurlWhisperer was up to. She had a whole styling situation going on in the back of the venue. The products she was using looked pretty yummy, so I obliged. Curl Prep’s Pre-wash Curl Definer and Sweet Buttah came home with me. It is absolutely safe to say that unless some awesome hair care jumps out at me on my next vacation I will not be buying ANY hair care until well into 2015. And that is a FACT!
The highlight of the day was the blogger panel I was on with my peers Imani of Tribe Called Curl and Rachy of UK Naturals. We chatted trends in blogging; natural hair and we were even asked about pet peeves! Ha! My only one was how people’s attire for events here in NYC seem so contrived these days! That is not to say that one shouldn’t put any thought into outfits. But after attending some recent events I feel like people grab the most attention seeking pieces in hopes to be shot by a street style photog. It is so premeditated! We were also asked what product, ingredient or trend we are currently loving. I have always loved women of color in purple lipstick. So I encouraged everyone to go out and but a tube. And by chance, all three of us had on purple lips. Totally unplanned!
Imani, myself and Rachy
I just so happened to be wearing Revlon’s Matte Balm in “shameless” It wears all day and most brown skin tones look awesome in it.
Check out more photos of my afternoon below! Also peep more purple lipstick recommendations and similar clothing pieces.