For The Naturals Who Color Recap & Giveaway – Closed
Forgive me for finally getting this out..
On Saturday May 18, I joined forces with Janel Sealy Smith of Cocoa Mane and Nneka Watkins of The Jade Effect to bring the second For The Naturals event. In May, we talked all things heat.. this month, we talked all things color. Our sponsors for For The Naturals Who Color included Shea Moisture and Reshma Femme Henna. Shout out to A Proper Gentlemen for capturing all the photos from the event, and Ava-Marie for being my lovely assistant for the day. If you weren’t aware, all photos from For The Naturals Who Color are now up on Facebook. So go check them out!
Now, a quick recap of the event:
+ Once again, we had ladies travel near and far to attend the event. One of our ladies came all the way from North Carolina! Holla! It was a pleasure seeing ladies that had attending our first event, as well as a bunch of new faces!
+ At every For The Natural event, we utilize the Cocoa Mane Natural Hair Bar. For this event, Momma Mane whipped up a Zesty Lemon Rinse for every lady to take home. The lovely concoction is one of the recipes Janel uses in her salon to help clean the hair before applying color. The ingredients for the Zesty Lemon Rinse included fresh lemon juice, vinegar and orange fragrance. That simple.
+ We had plenty of coloring demonstrations going on through the evening. One of our hair models had tried the Reshma Femme Playful Plum Henna. Janel had applied the mixture to her hair earlier in the day and let it sit for at least three hours before she rinsed it out that evening. We were all loving the subtle plum tint the henna gave under the light. With more henna applications done in the future, the less subtle the color will become. The first application made me a believer and I shall definitely be trying Playful Plum henna this Summer. We even had a mini hair-make over with one of our lucky guest. We went from black to blonde using the Shea Moisture Color System in Light Blonde. As we all watched the transformation, we were absolutely amazed at just how moisturized her hair stayed throughout the whole process. The Shea Moisture Color System Kit is definitely a great product for those of you that want to trying coloring your hair without taking a trip to the salon. The application and instructions are laid out very simple for you to do. Definitely recommend it for those looking to spice up their look this Summer.
+ We had another lovely color discussion where Janel really broke down the science of coloring, as well as the importance of the color wheel. We learned how to correct bad dye jobs, as well as learned more about the four types of color (temporary, semi-peramanent, demi-permanent and permanent.) Janel educated us on how to properly maintain one’s hair once you begin using color, as well as how to properly test your hair when wanting to apply color.
+ The night ended with a lovely Q&A session where Janel answered questions regarding all things henna & color, as well as caring for your hair once you’ve stepped into the color world. After the Q&A, we gave away some Shea Moisture Color Kits, more Reshma Femme Henna, as well as Janel’s new product for her JASS Product line: Curl Me!
All & all, it was a wonderful event. With two For The Naturals events under my belt, I’m so pumped for June’s For The Naturals Who Like To Style sponsored by Ampro Gel. This event is geared to any naturalista that’s transitioning or just stuck with what to do with your hair. Janel will be showing us fun, quick styles to experiment with — trust, you don’t want to miss it!
Now, for a little giveaway:
We want to spread the love. We totally understand that not everyone can come out to Brooklyn and party with us. We don’t want you all to feel left out, so we decided to have a little giveaway! One lucky winner will win a For The Naturals Giftbag which includes Shea Moisture Color System in Light Blonde, some Shea Moisture Deep Masque Shampoo samples, a full sized Reshma Henna & some JASS Leave-In Conditioner samples.
The contest is over. The winner of the For The Naturals Who Color Giveaway is Raina Edwards. Congrats! Once again, thank you all who entered!