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[L-R] Nibi Lawson (The Kinky Apothecary), Felicia Leatherwood (Celebrity Hair Stylist), Cassidy Blackwell (Natural Selection Blog), Wunmi Akinlagun (Woman In The Jungle), Ngozi Opara (Heat Free Hair) & Obia Ewah (Obia Natural Haircare)

[L-R] Nibi Lawson (The Kinky Apothecary), Felicia Leatherwood (Celebrity Hair Stylist), Cassidy Blackwell (Natural Selection Blog), Wunmi Akinlagun (Woman In The Jungle), Ngozi Opara (Heat Free Hair) & Obia Ewah (Obia Natural Haircare)

Nigeria’s first ever expo dedicated to healthy hair care, beauty and lifestyle!

In celebration of its 5th anniversary, The Kinky Apothecary launched the Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show on Saturday 16th May 2015 at The Federal Palace Hotel.

The event was kicked off with a panel discussion which included the founder of The Kinky Apothecary, Nibi Lawson, Hollywood celebrity stylist – Felicia Leatherwood, Ngozi Opara – founder of The Heat Free Hair Movement natural hair weaves, Obia Ewah – founder and formulating chemist of Obia Natural Haircare, Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle, Ijeoma Eboh of Klassy Kinks and Cassidy Blackwell of naturalselectionblog.com. After the panel each speaker headed a workshop giving in depth information and advice on their individual specialty.

There was also an exhibition space featuring The Kinky Apothecary’s pop-up shop where guests were able to shop and purchase hair products and accessories. Additionally a variety of other brands were present to showcase their wares, ranging from body products to florists.

Guests were given the opportunity to relax, mingle, shop, but most importantly, learn, before heading off with a generous goody bag.

Nibi Lawson stated that she was “overwhelmed with how the Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show went! I had such high expectations and I was so happy that they were met. We can’t wait to bring something even bigger and better next year!

Check out photos from the event below!

Nibi Lawson (Founder of The Kinky Apothecary & Organiser of The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show)

Nibi Lawson (Founder of The Kinky Apothecary & Organiser of The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show)

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Ade Balogun

Ade Balogun

Ozzy Agwu

Ozzy Agwu

Oreka Godis

Oreka Godis

Nikki Aiyansi

Nikki Aiyansi

Olaitan Adegoke

Olaitan Adegoke

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Antonia Soares

Antonia Soares

Cassidy Blackwell

Cassidy Blackwell

Alala Flo

Alala Flo

Cynthia Butare

Cynthia Butare

Emi Dada

Emi Dada

Elma Godwin

Elma Godwin

May Ikeom

May Ikeom

Cynthia Kamalu

Cynthia Kamalu

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Ifeoma Nwrmah

Ifeoma Nwrmah

Ijeoma Eboh

Ijeoma Eboh

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Ini Itama

Ini Itama

Isiuwo Ikwponmuosa

Isiuwo Ikwponmuosa

Lamide Akintobi

Lamide Akintobi

Mo Adegboye

Mo Adegboye

Mary Okon

Mary Okon

Nasa Chikwendu

Nasa Chikwendu

Yemi Shonekan

Yemi Shonekan

Ngosi Anuakpad

Ngosi Anuakpad

Sola Mogaji (Schullz)

Sola Mogaji (Schullz)

Ronke Abudu

Ronke Abudu

Tokunbo Chiedu

Tokunbo Chiedu

Tara Hecksher

Tara Hecksher

Wiggle Chikodi

Wiggle Chikodi

Tolu Olowo

Tolu Olowo

Tola Olunloyo

Tola Olunloyo

Yewande Adewusi

Yewande Adewusi

Yvonne Onyejiaka

Yvonne Onyejiaka

Prisca Omenai

Prisca Omenai

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Fiona Hecksher & Feyi Mbanugo

Fiona Hecksher & Feyi Mbanugo

Felicia Leatherwood

Felicia Leatherwood

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Obia Ewah

Obia Ewah

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Wunmi Akinlagun

Wunmi Akinlagun

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Oseyi Etomi

Oseyi Etomi

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Kemi Lewis

Kemi Lewis

Lola Adefope

Lola Adefope

Ngozi Opara (Heat Free Hair)

Ngozi Opara (Heat Free Hair)

Latasha Nwugbe

Latasha Nwugbe

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Ademide Adefarasin & Obia Ewah

Ademide Adefarasin & Obia Ewah

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Oreka Godis & Sola Mogaji (Schullz)

Oreka Godis & Sola Mogaji (Schullz)

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10 Comments

  1. Felinda

    June 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I don’t want understand Ngozi Opara
    The while point of going natural is staying away from weaves, so what’s with her promotion of fake natural hair weaves. If you are reading this please explain. Don’t confuse people. Once you go natural you should stay off weave forever. Period, they are so many protective styles to opt for.

    • Elizabeth

      June 27, 2015 at 2:23 am

      There is no one rule when it comes to having natural hair, these type of comments put people off. In other news, I didn’t know that “Ours by Juliada” still exists, last time I sent someone there to get black soap, they had run out :/.

      Congratulations to the Kinky Apothecary on the layout and turnout.

    • lina

      June 27, 2015 at 2:47 am

      weaves are also protective styles

    • Shannie

      June 27, 2015 at 5:11 am

      I don’t think going natural means you HAVE to avoid weave. People can wear natural texture weave to add volume, play with different hairstyles, etc. It does not have to be a one-way street…natural hair, no weave or else you’re not a real naturalista. Let women experiment with their hair, but be encouraged to take care of their own and to be be proud to wear it.

  2. tunmi

    June 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Pictures of products, check. Pictures of guests interacting with the product, check.

  3. NaijaPikin

    June 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Education is key. With the right resources, we can all have healthier hair.

  4. thatgirl

    June 26, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Absolutely beautiful to see Nigerian women embracing their hair! Love it!

  5. Bruised ego

    June 27, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Who is she ? She is gorgeous!!! Finally found someone prettier than I am.

  6. Ngozi

    June 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    @felinda I don’t agree with you going natural doesn’t mean you stay of attachments ,you can braid (Marley braids etc) and equally fix weaves it doesn’t take away your natural hair specially during harsh seasons like harmattan you can’t afford hair breakage ,you just have to do some kinda protective style and also some people get bored with certain looks and mix things up,no harm in that at all dear.

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