Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Naturally Divine Texture Revolution 2013: The Science

On Saturday 8/10/2013, I attended the Naturally Divine Texture Revolution 2013: The Science natural hair conference/seminar that was held in Addison, TX (a suburb right outside of Dallas) at the Addison Conference Centre.  This event was being held by Naturally Divine Beauty Supply and NaturallyCurly.com was the media sponsor. 

Photo by: NaturallyCurly.com
Photo By: NaturallyCurly.com

 This was an exciting event featuring CharyJay, Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, and Karen Wilson as guest speakers. There were tons of vendors that were selling natural hair products, clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, and even candles. They had a food vendor on site, professional photographers with a booth, and they even gave out swag bags with plenty of product to sample. The event was well organized and they stuck to the schedule that was provided which was a plus. 

Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, CharyJay, and Karen Wilson
Photo From: CharyJay

Charnika Jett, better known as, CharyJay, who is one of the top 10 YouTubers for Natural Hair was one of the guest speakers.  She gave the audience insight on how and why she started her YouTube channel and how her winning the Huetiful Hair Steamer box contest and being mentored by Myleik, the CEO of Curlbox, has helped her gain notoriety in the Natural Hair Community and come out of her shyness.
Photo By: NaturallyCurly.com

Audrey Davis-Sivasothy the author of, “The Science of Black Hair” and a few other books was the second speaker. She broke natural hair down to a basic level and gave us a few a tips and valuable information about our hair.  One key was that “water is the best moisturizer for the hair”.  Moisturizing your hair with water and using moisturizers with water as one of the first ingredients is very beneficial to our hair.
Photo By: NaturallyCurly.com

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Karen Wilson who is a licensed cosmetologist and instructor was also a key speaker that got the crowd involved and energized with her humorous presentation.  She also shared tips and valuable natural hair information, as well as, did a few live demos.  She showed the proper way to roller set the hair, do two strand twists and twist-outs, bantu-knots, two strand bantu-knots, and during her session there was a live big chop and a few hair models. 

Live Big Chop
Photo By: NaturallyCurly.com

Photo by: NaturallyCurly.com

Not only did I have a couple of “Ah ha” moments that I will include in my regimen and styling routine, but I also got to meet so many beautiful naturals and was also able to meet some of my favorite Instagramers, Bloggers, and Vloggers. Making the trip from Oklahoma City with my good friend Nicole Jocleen and the author of, “Life is Crazy” a book of poems and the book, “On the Scene” was well worth it and I will definitely be back again.

Nicole Jocleen and Me

CharyJay and Me

Nikki (@NikkibCurly on IG) and Me

Audry and Me

Vee of (www.TheHodgePodgefiles.com) and Me