It’s been a few weeks now since the hair show live, and I wasn’t going to talk about it because i was incredibly disappointed about it, but a few emails have been sent asking how it was so here is what I thought:
I willing paid 12 pounds to walk into a fairly sparse auditorium full of product stands for weaves, relaxers and inferior products. With the exception of 2 natural product companies, and 1 natural hair seminar performed by a woman who had on a full length weave and was pressing someone’s hair staight, everything else was pretty much what you expect in a BBS store. I head to the stand for the Magazine Black Hair- where they handed out bags filled with product and magazine samples. Which is nice- except all the products had either petroleum or mineral oil in them and the magazine was for Caucasian women from last August. I had to laugh.
I was particularly disappointed in the show guide. Out of 28 pages there were three – yes three- full page adverts for bleaching creams, targeting young women. I was not thrilled say the least.
It was nice to be in a room full of women of color looking for information, help, new styles etc though.