#ClickCurls Natural hair event

I was one of the lucky ones who were able get their hands on a ticket to the #ClicksCurls hair event that was held at Spier Wine Farm last week. The event was sold out in not even two days. People were practically begging for more tickets to be made available and when they did eventually, there was still many more that didn’t get tickets. Of course, one can only have to much people attending an event but for some people it’s hard to accept.

The event was hosted by Clicks SA and the lovely Amanda Du Pont. The location suited the event perfectly. If you haven’t been there and you live in Cape Town, you are a bad, bad person. If you are visiting Cape Town, pop in there. Obviously, the hosts reckoned that Cape Town weather is a bit unpredictable, so they crammed everyone and everything inside the conference venue. Note to the organizers…have some faith in Cape Town weather next time, okay!!!

The sponsors in attendance were:

  • Shea Moisture
  • My Natural Hair
  • Cantu
  • Maui Moisture
  • Design Essensials
  • AfroBotanics
  • Palmers
  • Aunt Jackie’s
  • Hask Hair
  • Tressemme
  • ORS Curls Unleashed
  • Not Your Mother’s Naturals
  • Sunny Isle
  • Dark & Lovely Au Naturale
  • Twisted Sista
  • Black Chic
  • L’oreal
  • Garnier
  • Tropic Isle Living
  • Jane Carter Solution

Most of the products mentioned, is already available at Clicks and some will be in store soon.

The setup

Clicks had all their ducks in a row and my overall view of the event was well planned and well executed. I however didn’t like the goodie bag setup as it was to much of a schlep to go from stall to stall to collect the items to fill it up. I’m not here crying over a goodie bag here, although I witnessed a few cat fights among people who clearly only attended the event for all the free stuff. Anyway, not the point. In the one section, they had all these stalls with different brands and products on display and in the main hall they had a stage set up where they would do demonstrations with a few stalls along each side and chairs in the middle for the audience of course.

Noooo…

Receiving an empty bag (which is gorgeous by the way) at the door was a bit off putting as I had my 4-year-old son with me. It was a PAIN to go from one stall to the other, queuing in long lines, getting to the front just to listen to an entire speech on the product at hand and then starting the process over about 15 times.

So here’s the deal. I know about most of the products, I’ve used most of it as well. I didn’t want to stand and listen to stuff I already know. I wasn’t impressed because with everyone trying to explain the ingredients and abilities if their products, the lines grew longer and the room more stuffier. Just pack everything into the bag and hand it over. There you go!

Yesss!

The thing that I loved was the demonstrations happening WHILE everyone was sweating their foundation and contour off in the next room. Unfortunately, I couldn’t sit down to have a seat and enjoy the talks and demos I spent most of the time in a queue.

We need more natural hair education

What I totally loved about the event was that Clicks made every effort to educate which is something that is needed in the natural hair community. Too many people run into this thing called going natural and 3 months down the line the claim ít doesn’t work’ whereas they haven’t done their research or used the right products.

Thank you Clicks and everyone who helped make this event a success!

Photo Cred: All images sourced from Click Twitter feed

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