Natural Hair Event Toronto. Definitely one of Harbourfront’s signature events, Island Soul Festival was held on August 3-5, 2013; and yours truly was in attendance to facilitate 6 workshops over a 3 day period. I did not know what to expect, but grateful that everything worked out! We had a full house and the operations crew and volunteers
Years ago, there were hardly any blogs or top fashion retailers online. People mostly sought style inspiration from print magazines but with the power of both digital and social media, there’s been a strong shift away from print. The fact that you can create content about fashion and style on a website and have thousands of followers through social media is fascinating.
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Trinity St. Paul, 427 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1X7.
Hosted by Shakara Natural Tips and Hair by Glenna
Hair is a major part of our self-respect and Identity. Everyday, I try to encourage curly girls to love what they have and make the most of it!
Come out an meet with other local women (and men) in Toronto to celebrate curly hair! Gather to network and motivate one another in our mission for chemical-free hair. We’ll discuss different curl types, top ECO & GREEN products for skin and hair, and natural hairstyle ideas!
Natural hair & green beauty experts will also be on hand to give you advice!
Being natural gives you the opportunity to experiment with a diverse range of products. For instance, I was unaware of Apple cider vinegar hair rinse until going natural. Apple Cider Vinegar is an old natural remedy for conditioning.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps to remove build up from oils & styling products.
It strengthens the hair shaft and balances the PH level of the hair, and;
Increases blood circulation thus promoting hair growth.
Now your reaction might be: “you don’t shampoo! Now that’s just gross!”
I’ve always believed that if we knew half the truth about a lot of cosmetics we buy, it would undoubtedly change our outlook.
Recently Johnson & Johnson were in the news for having “chemicals of concern” [human carcinogens] in their iconic baby shampoo. While all the focus is on their baby shampoo nothing is being said about their Aveeno and Neutrogena brands, which still contain harmful toxins.
I’ve always been vain and I care a lot about the way my hair and skin look. To be completely honest, my culture and background do not help! Nigerian women are beautiful with flawless radiant skin, and they put a lot of effort into their outward appearance.
Since I am Nigerian, what can I say; my appearance comes first!
However, in the past 2 years things have changed, especially after meeting my husband, he’s an advocate for natural beauty. But what is natural beauty?
You’d never dream of washing good wool or cashmere sweater with just any old detergent, but most people don’t think twice about applying shampoo to the priceless fibre that’s sitting on their head. 2
The problem is that shampoos have a dirty little secret…they contain harsh detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate, ammonium lauryl sulphate, which are foaming agents found in dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent. 2
Sure they are great for pots and pan…because they cut out grease! Your hair on the other hand, needs to preserve its natural oils to protect it, and your scalp. Stripping them away deprives hair of necessary moisture, amino acids, and antibodies, and thus makes it look dry, dull, and lifeless. It also does the same thing to your skin!