The first thing I did when I entered the main part of the Afro Hair and Beauty Show live was to volunteer to get an updo at the Beautiful Textures stand. The crowd seemed weary at first but I figured that no harm could come to my hair from a quick updo. Besides, I am rubbish at putting my hair up so I was happy for someone else to do it for me!
It was here my curl types were confirmed: 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b. No wonder I struggle to find the right hair products! I spoke about my hair routine and learned how to care for my curls whilst getting my hair done. I also learned about other curl types and how to deal with shrinkage, although this is not a problem for my curls. It mainly applies to tightly coiled afro hair in the 4a, 4b, 4c categories.
Here are some photos of my updo:
There were demonstrations throughout the day at Beautiful Textures. There were also lessons to be learned too, for example, have fun with your hair. I don’t so maybe that’s where I am going wrong!
You could try products at the ORS stand – I was introduced to the Monoi Oil products. Also at the Aria Beauty stand, you could test the straighteners and curling tongs. I was impressed by how easily and quickly hair was straightened and curled respectively. There was a huge show discount if I was willing to buy there and then but I wasn’t looking for heat styling products at the time. Maybe next year.
There were also demonstrations on the stage if you didn’t manage to catch any on the individual stands. It all made for quite an entertaining atmosphere.