Ladies, let’s admit! Going and being natural (i.e. growing our natural coily, kinky, curly hair) is not easy!
Between big chopping and teeny weeny afros, detangling and deep conditioning, co-washing and twisting – there’s a lot to learn about taking care of and styling our natural hair!
Now don’t get worried – this blog article is not written to talk about the woes of our natural hair. It’s to celebrate all the advances the hair industry is making to help us better take care of our hair!
I’ve attended many natural hair events in the past, and almost every time my main takeaway was this: “No one is showing women one on one how to take care and style their hair!”
That was one of the biggest reasons I decided to host my first “My Natural Hair: A How-To Event” here in Dallas, Texas. The set up was classroom style, with mirrors, towels, styling products and swag bags full of products to help style and care for our natural African American hair. We also had LaMonica Hawkins, a professional licensed hair stylist, as the guest speaker to educate women on hair care and to assist with styling options.
The event was amazing! Picture it – women laughing, talking, focused, and determined to learn the right tools and techniques to achieve the perfect style that represents beauty and confidence.
Here’s where it gets good – one of the swag bag products was the Denman D3 Brush (USA Site). I was able to use this brush to teach people how to detangle their natural hair gently, to promote growth and to decrease knots.
What an awesome tool to help smooth and detangle our natural hair, and prep it for styling! No matter what style you’re trying to create, the D3 brush is a must-have tool for natural hair women, because it helps to train the hair to form its natural curl pattern.
The picture below shows myself demonstrating how to properly detangle natural hair. The hair industry has made a lot of strides in the positive direction to serve the needs of the African American natural hair community. There’s always room for improvement, but the Denman D3 is a secret weapon for us naturalistas!
I am incredibly passionate about helping other women care for and style their natural hair, especially in a 1:1 setting. Due to the amazing feedback from My Natural Hair: A How-To Event, we are in the planning the stages for the next event!
The Natural Cole would like to thank the Denman Brush Company for sponsoring this event and helping to make it a success. To learn more about The Natural Cole please visit TheNaturalCole.com and view information regarding products, hair care and upcoming events. Also, sign up via email, Facebook and Instagram to stay connected with all things The Natural Cole!
Photo Credit: Rhedeont Photography, http://www.rhedeontphoto.com/ . Stylist: Lamonica Hawkins, Instagram @naturallylamonica
The Natural Cole is not a professional hair stylist. These events are to help women feel great about their natural hair journey and share some of The Natural Cole tips. A professional stylist is always present to provide hair care education.