When your host hair and beauty influencer Janae Mason un-snaps her high bun for an on-the-spot hair tutorial on stage, you know you’re in the right place.
And that place was Curl Power Delux at the Beta Banquet and Conference Center in Cleveland, Oh. on Sept. 22. Hair took center stage at the event which was packed with curlies, hair demos — and, of course, gift bags were on fleek. Event-goers were also given a window into new collections, like Camille Rose Naturals and its exotic “Around The World” haircare collection.
Organizer and natural hair care brand Hey Curlie founder Romance Cox said her goal was to create a fun, empowering hair event for women to network, fellowship and share their love for all that is hair and beauty for the Cleveland area.
Many women left with new hair, bath and body goodies and more, but most importantly, a newfound approach to caring for their strands from root to tip. Read on for three takeaways!
Follow Your Intuition
Every new trend on the market may or may not work best for your texture of hair, and that’s OK. The trick is, according to Tropic Isle Living co-founder Lois Reid-Hines, allowing the products to speak to you and your needs.
She suggests taking the time to truly pay attention to product labels and ingredients. If an ingredient doesn’t feel like it will add value to your hair, don’t buy it.
Edges Are NOT A Birthright
Unfortunately, edges are not created equal, and although in recent years they’ve made a resurgence in the natural hair community, they most certainly aren’t the same for everyone.
Moses jokingly explained, “We don’t all have baby hairs, so you have to be gentle.” No matter what style or length of your edges, Mason and Cox both suggest taking the time to moisturize them with water, oil and edge control.
Stand In Your Truth
Whether you’re a mega hair influencer, or not, it’s vital to love, honor and embrace your authentic self is what matters the most. Hines said she enjoys the natural movement so much because of how it showcases young women being unapologetic about the truest versions of themselves, including their hair and essence.
In a society that oftentimes, pressures women to feel they should look a certain way, Curl Power Deluxe dismantled that myth, encouraging women to celebrate their unique journeys, gifts and talents.