My Presentation on Natural Hair Care for Children.
|Chi Chi Sophistication Natural Hair Care Studio giving an easy hair
demonstration for parents during International National Natural Hair Meetup Day.
Chi Chi Sophistication Natural Hair Care Studio is my business brand, however while speaking at events I become a representation of every family who has young children with natural hair. I speak to their hearts. I speak of their needs. I come to serve families by providing them with information on how to care for their child’s hair at home. Besides, I have always promoted healthy bonding during hair care between mom & child. How can that be if mom/dad is always frustrated with caring for their child’s hair? I speak to that need in their busy lives. How can I make hair care easier for mom & child?
During International National Natural Hair Meetup Day, I spoke to parents on the importance of hair washing with a cleanser….not Co-washing. I am not 100% anti-co-wash but I am against it if it’s the only method of cleaning the scalp & hair. Those of you who are unfamiliar with Co-washing, Co-washing is washing hair with conditioner only minus the shampoo. Conditioner is not a cleanser but a softener/moisture restorer. In my opinion should not be used in the place of shampoo. Physical activity is a huge part of a child’s life. They sweat, they scratch, they play in dirt, the list goes on and on. There are time children may actually put dirt in their hair. My daughter Be’ is sometime the worst offender of getting dirt in her hair. God forbid I rinse her hair out with water only & then put conditioner on her hair. In the words of my mentor Jamesha Bazemore, ” The idea of Co-washing is like washing your body with lotion.” Could you imagine feeling sweaty, needing a shower & washing up with lotion? Now doesn’t that sound nasty? lol It isn’t a practice of good hygiene. In other words it isn’t sanitary.
|Simple Double Strand Twist semi twist-out/pin-up.
The twist are pinned up on one side. Very easy for parents to style themselves.
At the end of my presentation, I gave away over 10 items from my favorite product line Bobeam Natural Hair Products which was a huge hit with the audience. I think Bobeam is an awesome 100% all natural product and at an amazing price. What parent wouldn’t want a great product for a great price?
I really had a great time sharing with the audience. I must admit secretly my heart was a little over whelmed with joy. Chi Chi Sophistication Natural Hair Care Studio the business (not the blog) is almost 2 years old beginning July 21, 2011. To see my name on the program listed amongst the greats such as Adeea Rogers, celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood, Veola Jolly, Diana, Andrene, and Erin was so cool. I will remember this always. I’ve really been working hard with keeping myself educated in natural hair & business. It is great to see that I am amongst great leaders in the Natural Hair Community and I am one more face representing the Children’s Natural Hair Care Market which is a force to be reckoned with.
|Chi Chi Sophistication Natural Hair Care Studio is covering the Children’s Hair Care segment.|
Stay Tuned for Part 3: My Commentary of being a vendor during INNHMD! If you haven’t read Part 1 click Here.