Own and understand your crown
The beauty in the room was inspiring when curls of all types and textures gathered at the Park House of Events on 7 in Hyde Park to be entertained and educated about their natural hair.
I have heard about these natural hair gettogethers but never been to one – until this past Thursday.
Gosh, naturalistas slayed at this Curl Affair, put together by L’Oréal, Mizani and Carol’s Daughter, to name but a few.
Natural hair has become a force to be reckoned with, and it’s about time. What was even more wonderful was having Lisa Price, the founder of Carol’s Daughter from Brooklyn in the US, grace us with her presence.
The Curl Affair event started at 6pm. But for 90 minutes before that, Price answered questions from the group of journalists and social media influencers who had been invited.
Twenty years ago, Price started her business from her kitchen. Since then, it has grown into a worldwide empire and received backing from the likes of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith.
The graceful Zizo Tshwete anchored the first part of the event and the energetic Nomzamo Mbatha joined her later.
After the question and answer session, the Curl Affair took off. The room was packed with about 800 people who came to learn more about their tresses. L’Oréal did a presentation on the science of hair. I didn’t know that the follicle of curly hair angles into the scalp. Who’da thunk it? Not me! As someone who struggles with her Afro, the one word that stuck out for me was: moisture. And no, oil is not a moisturiser, but a sealant.
Price said: “What grows out of our heads is good enough. It does not need to be manipulated. Bushy is great! Nappy is great!”
The crowd was entertained with a mini fashion show and later (I missed this part but Instagram is my friend) LeAnne Dlamini and Takkies brought down the house.
During most of the intermission the crowd was served finger food. Some Durbanville Hills drinks tasters were offered. If you wanted a full glass of some of these, you could get them for R35. This was no open bar event, ladies, we were talking hair.
BUSHY IS GREAT Lisa Price, founder of beauty product brand Carol’s Daughter