Natural Hair Dinner Party

Masuka and Mwanabibi.

Masuka and Mwanabibi.

For many of us, styling our natural hair is the biggest obstacle we face. So for the December workshop, Mwanabibi and I decided to do something a little different. Considering it was festive season, we decided to glam it up and have a natural hair dinner party, specifically to show that we can have fun with our natural hair and look good doing it.

The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

It was actually Afro Friday

It was actually Afro Friday

We all had so much fun

We all had so much fun

The Natural Hair Dinner Party was held on Friday 20th December at the Dong Fang Chinese Restaurant in Long Acres. It was an occasion where we came to share the diversity, beauty, versatility and simplicity of natural hair. It was about showing different styles and explaining how it was done so that others can be inspired. Naturally, weaves were banned, but we did allow people to come with braids of head wraps. This was a great way to end the year with the participants who had attended the natural hair workshops from July to November.

All styles were welcome

All styles were welcome

The braided gals

The braided gals

Lusaka based photographer Hudson Chirwa was on hand to capture the event and take glam shots of everyone who attended.

Side fro hawk and a No1 or No2 in barbershop language on our Photographer Hudson Chirwa (Masuka took this one)

Side fro hawk and a No1 or No2 in barbershop language on our Photographer Hudson Chirwa (Masuka took this one)

We also had prizes for the best TWA hairstyle and best up do. Our winners received a free makeover from Colorevolution Africa and a photoshoot with photographer Hudson Chirwa. Look out for the results of this makeover and shoot coming up soon.

The winners of the longer hair updo styles

The winners of the longer hair updo styles

A flat twist style on the left and an RTP updo on the right

A flat twist style on the left and an RTP updo on the right

Other prizes were fabulous hair accessories from top Afrochic fashion label Kutowa Designs. CEO and creative genius behind the label, Towani Clarke was on hand to hand out all prizes, including some hair products.

Fashion designer and naturalista Towani Clarke of Kutowa Designs. Visit Kutowa at the Wild Orchid Complex on Nangwenya Road in Lusaka for some fabulous clothing, including lovely hair accessories

Fashion designer and naturalista Towani Clarke of Kutowa Designs. Visit Kutowa at the Wild Orchid Complex on Nangwenya Road in Lusaka for some fabulous clothing, including lovely hair accessories

Gal pals

Gal pals

Afro puffs of various length and size

Afro puffs of various length and size

Love your natural hair people!

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4 responses to “Natural Hair Dinner Party

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  2. Love the different styles; I’m trying different things and products. What products do you suggest. I’ve natural for 3 years and it still is a job sometimes, but I love natural hair.

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    • Thank you. Everyone did their own hair so it’s not possible to say what each person used. A good place to start is well nourished and moisturised hair that is not damaged. Ensure you regularly deep condition your hair, alternating with a protein or strengthening treatment. Trim off weak and damaged ends. Seal effectively and spritz regularly. Treat your hair well at night.

      I think what is important is a good regimen that you can stick to for consistency. As we often say here at ZedHair, technique (or practice) trumps products.

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