Last week I attended the Curly Qs and Straight Talk event hosted by Pantene & Essence Magazine. It was an event so that women could talk about their hair–What they loved, what they hated and everything in between.
Now you guys already know how I feel about my hair. Early in my blogging career I wrote a post on Naturalistas vs. Weaveanistas. I am still as passionate about this topic today as I was back then. Whatever you choose to do is fine with me, I don’t believe in judgment by hairstyle.
There were some amazing hairstyles at this event mostly Naturalistas with a few installs and perms floating about. The room was full of beautiful intelligent chocolate women that not only knew how to bring it with the hairstyles, but also came dressed to impress! I took time to people watch because the style was so amazing and the energy was fantastic.
Finally it was a little past 6pm and it was time for panel. There were some amazing speakers including Renae from In Her Shoes blog and more.
The actual panel was fantastic, there were some great tips shared about hair including :
- Friends don’t give friends perms
- Learn how to follow your gut when you are in a salon chair (if something feels wrong it probably is)
- Moisture is key (oil is not moisture)
- Always watch the tension on your scalp, cleaning scalp is always the most important thing you do
- If you can’t wash your hair after a workout, leave some astringent in
Afterwards is when the real party got started! The lounge turned up the R&B and just like that it was time to network. I met some amazing ladies, I laughed with even more. My girl Kim and I took some crazy fun photos in the booth.
My girl Cass was there too and when you put me around these girls I am in my happy place. You can’t even imagine all of the happy that will happen at Fitbloggin 14! (9 weeks away omg!)
I had such a great time, this was a very well planned event, and I learned so much too!