A few months ago, I had the pleasure of attending Clicks’ first #ClicksCurls event in Joburg. The afternoon was the launch of Click’s natural hair category, finally available in major Clicks stores around the country. It was an afternoon of laughs, introsepective chats, and most importantly, natural hair galore! I had such a great time mingling with fellow naturalistas and playing with natural hair products. It left me feeling inspired and so proud to be a natural.
This weekend, it’s Cape Town’s turn as #ClicksCurls will be in town on Saturday 16th September at the Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch. It’s a consumer event this time around, which means anyone who got a ticket can attend. So many great local and international natural hair care brands are now available at Clicks and they’re all going to be at the event. Expect a day of product and style demos, great prizes and goody bags worth more than R1000. It’ll be hosted by Siv Ngesi and Amanda Black who did a lovely job at the last one.
The fabulous brands you can expect to see: Shea Moisture, Cantu, Design Essentials, Afro Botanics, L’Oreal Elvive Curl Nourishment, Aunt Jackies, ORS Curls Unleashed, Tresemme, Dark & Lovely Au Naturale, Garnier Ultimate Blends, My Natural Hair, Not Your Mothers, Palmers, and Caivil.
I’ve had the opportunity of using a few of these great brands, so let me share some of my favourite products from them.
I used to have my Shea Moisture products sent to me from my sister in the US and I’d impatiently have to wait weeks for them to arrive. That’s how much I love this brand. Now, I (and every other Shea Moisture fan and wannabe fan) can get it at Clicks. Yay! I can’t really pick one favourite product from them because I’m obsessed with their entire Coconut & Hibiscus line. From the nourishing Curl & Shine Shampoo to the bomb Curling Gel Soufflé, this was the first line I used that made my 4C fro happy: moisture, product longevity and soft coils. Delicious.
ORS Curls Unleashed
Every time I describe the shampoo from this range to my friends, I’m met with looks of disbelief. The first time I used it earlier this year, I made noises in the shower. Firstly, it smells amazing because it has rosemary and coconut oil. Secondly, it’s sulphate free and thirdly it removes product build up without stripping my hair so my hair wasn’t just clean, it felt springy and coily. It also detangles while cleaning – WIN. I wondered if I even needed to use the conditioner afterwards. Plus, the packaging is too cute.
Dark & Lovely Au Naturale
I sang their praises earlier this year and I’ll do it again. This entire line offers a great range of products that are ideal for the newbie naturalista, without breaking the bank. It’s such quality without the hefty price tag, I featured it in my Local and Affordable series. From the shampoo to the conditioner, your hair will smell like it’s been on a tropical island after using this line which is gentle but effective.
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair
I love how extensive this range is and has products pretty much for every hair need you can think of. My favourite is their Twist & Lock Gel which has given Fro the best twist out definition, hands down. I especially love that even for 4C haired girls, it has a spritz that refreshes our hair without much shrinkage. They also have a whole range for the little ones that Kai’s baby curls are currently enjoying.
What more can I say about TRESemmé Botanique? So many of us were sad that they discontinued their Naturals line, but they came back this year with an even better set of wash day companions. You know I love good products at lower prices so this is another one that’s kind to your pockets, while giving your hair a good cleanse, bang for your buck (750ml for R79.99) and gorgeous scent while it’s at it.
WIN double tickets to #ClicksCurls Cape Town
Ticket sales were so hot, they sold out in no time. But you’re lucky because I have 1 set of double tickets for you to WIN! It’s a flash giveaway and only open for a day so…best get entering!
A set of double tickets to 1 reader (that’s you + a friend) and an Aunt Jackie’s hamper worth R500.
How to enter:
- In the comments box below, tell me: what’s your favourite thing about being natural?
- Head over to my Instagram (@AishaandLife) and enter there.
NOTE: only entries that enter on the blog and Instagram will qualify.
- The competition will close at 11.59pm on Thursday 14th September, 2017
- This competition is open to Cape Town residents only
- One (1) winner will be chosen and announced on Friday 15th September, 2017
- Winner will be chosen by Clicks
- The winner will be contacted via e-mail so please be available to supply full contact details. Time is of essence, if the winner does not respond to the email within 4 hours of contact, another winner will be chosen
- All logistics will be handled by a Clicks representative
Good luck. Annnnd GO!
**Competition is now closed. CONGRATULATIONS Fatsani B.! Thank you to all who entered.**