Thursday, 15 September 2016

#NITC16 Is Here: 5 Reasons You Should Attend Natural Hair Meetups!

Hello, everyone!


#NITC16 is here: 5 reasons you should attend natural hair meetups!


Naturals In The City quarterly lifestyle meet-up is here again. It is the 16th edition and it promises to be fun! We'll be talking herbs, yoga, GMOs and of course, hair. You need to attend.

In the meantime, if you're not yet sold on the whole meet-ups, here are five valid reasons you could reconsider.


  • To bond with kindred spirits.

For naturalistas, meet-ups are possibly the only avenue we get to bond and network over hair and sometimes, food. Granted, the awareness isn’t mainstream yet so we still have a lot of work to do. But during meet-ups, we throw all of that out of the window for a couple of hours and just have some good ole fun. Funny enough, all of the new friends I’ve made in recent times have been as a result of the quarterly meet-ups I attend. So, if you’re looking to bond with kindred spirits, meet-ups are a good place to start.







  • To save delivery charges on products and stock up on staples
I can’t be the only one who gets upset over the ridiculous delivery charges of some brands. Usually, I stay clear of those brands except they come as vendors during meet-ups. That’s the only time I get to patronize them without worrying about the delivery, the condition of the products and other trivial matters. You get real-time feedback. You also get to compare products with others before or after purchase. Additionally, NITC is a time to stock up on my staple products. 




  • Real-time information and assistance.
  • If you have any hair issues and need information or assistance, meet-ups are the best way to get them. The first time I heard that my hair was 4a rather than 4c was from a trichologist at a meet-up. I had absolutely no idea. All I knew was my hair wasn’t like most people. Then came Natmane to squash all my fears. She also gave me some insight into my hair type and confirmed some of the challenges I face. That was possibly my favorite meet-up so far especially since I had to work all through. That information at the last-minute went a long way.

  •  Product samples and giveaways.

During one of our previous meet-ups, there was a section for product swap. The idea was to bring any product you weren’t feeling anymore and swap it something else you might like. Of course, it had to be used halfway and also be in decent condition. Meet-ups are also an opportunity to get product samples which some of the vendors like to give out and also to win giveaways. Who doesn’t like freebies?


#NITC16 is here!: 5 Reasons you shoul attend meetups!

  • Workshops and styling sessions.

The biggest challenge most people have is styling their natural hair. Meet-ups are a good way to start. Usually, there are styling sessions where hair stylists on the ground make demonstrations. Again, there’s nothing like real-time styling sessions especially since a lot of our Nigerian salons aren’t knowledgeable beyond the status quo. Also, workshops are a great way to learn new things e.g how to eat right for a healthy hair, what products to avoid, yoga and whatnot.
Bottom line, not every time YouTube, sometimes, meet-ups.


Have you attended any meet-up before? What did you learn? What stood out for you and why did you go?


Love, curls, and coils.


2 comments :

  1. I can't believe I am going to miss this...I must make sure I am available for the next one.

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  2. Glad I made it, even if just for 20 mins, lol

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