NITC 10 was on Saturday and I went. I think this is the third one I've been to. If you missed it, not to worry; I gat you(sort of).
I was really early for this one and I got a little bag of Jessicurl samples for being early(See why you should say NO to African time?).
There were 4 talks:
1. Dr Sandra of Naija Girl Next Door spoke about making the most of what you have product-wise.
Pretty jumpsuit ei?
-Be realistic- Don't buy products with unrealistic expectations e.g an expensive curl cream when you know your hair will probably never curl like that of the girl on the container.
-Pick one- Pick the best product/the product that works best for you e.g you don't need to have 4 conditioners; just pick one.
-Merge products- Use multitasking products e.g a rinse out conditioner that can serve as a leave in.
-Use a light hand- Don't be heavy handed with products.
-DIY- It's relatively inexpensive; you can strike gold with trial and error.
2. Nkechi of Formula Botanica spoke about making the most of things around you for natural skin care
Although you can't see it well, she has amazing skin.
-For cleansing- The Oil Cleansing Method(she recommended castor oil for this), honey, yoghurt(you can add some lemon/lemon essential oil), black soap.
-For moisturizing- Aloe vera, green tea and other humectants can be added to your moisturizer.
-As a serum- 1 teaspoon water + 2 teaspoons glycerin + half teaspoon vitamin C(Ascorbic acid in powdered form. Found in pharmacies)
-For the under eye area- Witch hazel(can be found in pharmacies), cucumber, green tea bags, lemon juice(for dark circles), aloe vera.
-For exfoliants and masks- clays(e.g bentonite), bananas, tomatoes, cocoa, yoghurt, honey, milk, sea salt.
-As a toner- Witch hazel(for oily skin) and floral waters(e.g rose water for dry skin)
-Don't store natural products/DIY mixes as they are a breeding ground for bacteria. Make them in small, single-use batches.
3. Dr Patrick of Carib Health spoke about making the most of the natural foods around us.
-Go for a checkup annually(I won't even lie, I don't think I've ever been for a checkup. I only go to the hospital when I'm sick)
-The following foods are super good for you:
~Tigernuts(Those brownish small things that mallams hawk that you chew and spit out. He suggested eating them like 2 times a week)
~Dates(Also hawked by mallams. Brownish like a big raisin)
-Doing a detox every now and then is very beneficial.
4. Isioma spoke about loving yourself. It was also her birthday!
–Self love- Love yourself just the way you are. Any changes you make, do them for yourself and not for anyone.
-Acceptance- Accept that you are who you are and make the most of whatever your situation is. E.g If your hair does not curl, that is something it does not do. Accept it, focus on and rock what your hair can do.
-A little selfishness goes a long way- Think about yourself every now and then and put yourself and your opinions first.
-You are the only you you have
There was also a panel where some ladies were asked questions about their hair and experiences but I only stayed for the first few minutes of this part before I had to leave.
I had good conversations about hair with a couple of people before the main event started.
I also took a few shots of a few good people.
Loved her threaded hair! Not sure if I can pull it off though.
AB's twists were on serious fleek
(Taking pictures like a professional stalker)
Wish I had taken more pictures but my battery was at about 15% when I got there.
By the way, do you know The Kink and I now has a store?
I got this cute note with my purchase from their stand at NITC.
And shoutout to the lady that recognized me from here and said hi! 😀
Keep your eyes glued to Natural Nigerian and The Kink and I for more deets and pictures from NITC 10 soon.
Sidebar: My friends and I went to lunch afterwards and we thought our experience was totally “blogable” so that might show up here as a restaurant review sometime within the week. I wanted to add it to this post but I am not a fan of really long posts.
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15 thoughts on “NITC 10”
I love these candid photos. They’re really good! Thanks for the shalla, and for patronizing us! 😊
Thank you! 😀
The guys at your stand were nice too
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Heeeey! I wish I had seen you after it was over. Great recap, you summed it up.
Can I steal some for my post? Pretty please? With photo credit of course :*
Aww, I had to leave early with the person I was catching a ride with(Life of a car-less Lagos girl).
We should definitely chat when next we see; at the next one perhaps.
Sure, steal as you please!
Reading your post makes me feel like I’m re-living NITC10 once more…this is amazzzzing *taking down some points I missed*.
Thank you Ify!! 😀
So thoughtful of you to blog about it and not make we at the other side of Nigeria feel like we missed out! Next NITC should be in Abuja. *screams8
There’s usually an Abuja meetup called Captital Naturals or something like that. If I hear of any I’ll be sure to let you know
I love your blog! I’m so sad I missed this meet-up .. I keep missing these meet-ups but I’m looking forward to the next one already. Would be nice to see you and kanyin again 🙂
Thank you Oyime! 😀
Aww, hopefully you can make the next one and you, Kanyin and I can see
Lol the lady in the pink dress is me! I came as a guest! Oh I should have met you! Hahahhahaha thank God you didn’t catch my front 😂😂😂😂
To think I got a picture of you and had no idea it was you!
Next time I’ll put on my Sherlock Holmes hat and be on the lookout for you.
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lol, i love the stalkish pictures
Thank you Adeola! 😀