On Bank Holiday Monday my mum, my sister, my aunt, Logan and I headed to the Afro Hair and Beauty show. I remember seeing it posted last year on Instagram by the influencers that I follow, and I promised myself that I would go the following year. Fast forward to Sunday 27th May, and watching the influencers and bloggers that I follow, I realised I was going to miss the show! Luckily my sister and I managed to get tickets for the Monday and my aunt already had tickets for herself and my mum.
At the show, some of my favourite brands- Cantu, Camille Rose Naturals and Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils, had pop up stalls. We also had a chance to browse other brands, and watch some live demos from; Revlon Realistic, Palmers, Mielle, As I Am, and Twisted Sista. The best thing about the show was being able to pick up my favourite products as well as try out new ones for a discounted price. For example, Camille Rose Naturals products can range from £15 to £20 depending on the product and the shop you buy it from, but at the show they were £8 each or two for £15. Regardless, this brand will always get my coins, because they just smell so damn good.
Not going to lie, trying to get Logan to stay still whilst I was taking a picture of my product bundles was hard, but I did it! From the Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils range I bought my staple product which is; the defining curl custard. It’s the one product I use for wash and go’s that lasts at least four to five days, needing minimal refreshing. I also met the lovely Davina aka @thecreamycrackrehab. My friend and I have been following her on Instagram for a while, and are obsessed with her posts and the fact she represents diversity amongst hair types within the natural hair community. At the Camille Rose Naturals pop-up I picked up; the almond jai twisting butter – which is the holy grail for twisting and smells like heaven and candy floss, I also picked up the curl revitalising hair smoother (a product i have been desperate to try) and alongside this I got some samples of leave in conditioner and deep conditioner. Another brand I was keen to try out was Revlon Realistic, after seeing them featured on Treasure Tress’ monthly box and seeing video reviews from influencers such as @AbbieCurls, @ukcurlygirl and @Rekaylacurls I was feeling very optimistic. At the stand they had two bundles on offer, one for £10 and the other for £20. Within the £10 bundle I received, a rat tail and wide tooth comb, edge control, curl revive spray and twisting pudding. All these products were from the Black Seed Oil range. The last two days I have been using the twisting pudding for a braid out, and the results have been amazing. When unravelling my braids, they still look as juicy from the night before when braiding them!
My sister and I were lucky enough to be the Day two winners of the Revlon competition, we won the entire Black Seed Oil range, which included the shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, edge control, curl revitalising spray, twisting pudding and curling custard. My sister and I will be sharing the products amongst ourselves, so I’ll be having the shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner and curling custard (as she already has these products) and she’ll have the rest!