July Richmond Natural Hair Meetup
Our second meetup on Tue July 20th was a success!
The success is definitely attributed to…
…Melisa (created giveaways, took pictures and notes) Thank you!
…Venue Touch Ov Soul Thank you!
… and lastly, to all the beautiful naturals that said they were coming, and came! Thank you!
We discussed topics …
Transitioning – Big Chop, and fear of
How to get more texture and curls
How to stay natural and not fall victim of the creamy crack
and the desire to
Fellowship with like minded naturals
Network and learn more about moisture
Sharing positive Natural Experience and encouragement
Make new friends
Share spiritual experience going natural
I had the opportunity to meet fellow Richmond blogger Kenyatta, of All Tressed Up!
To maintain natural moisture she had two suggestions. One is putting a mixture of 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and one table spoon of honey. She revealed, after throwing away shampoo, the ritual of co-washing (conditioning-washing) has solved her lack of moisture.
The group shared favorite brands…
Taliah Waajid’s Products
Trader Joe’s shampoo
Infusium Leave-in conditioner
Cantu Shea Butter Cream
Home Made Favorite Ingredients…
Tea Tree Oil
Vegetable Glycerin (provides slip)
What does it mean to be natural?
TRUTH… JUST BEING ME/BEING REAL… FREEDOM… AUTHENTICITY/NONCONFORMITY
…HONORING GOD…TO OWN SELF BE TRUE/ SELF DISCOVERY
FREEDOM/ FUN…MORE MONEY IN MY POCKET
COMFORTABLE…VERSATILITY…FREEDOM TO BE MYSELF
…LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF