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Most women would admit that their hair is one thing they do not play with. After all the popular saying goes, “invest in your hair as it is the crown you never take off.”

The Natural Hair Interactive Session Abuja (NHISA), is an initiative I came up with as a way to educate and impart hair-related knowledge, while giving the attendees an opportunity to participate through asking questions and getting solutions to hair challenges they face daily.

This initiative is dear to my heart because it has given me a chance to directly transfer knowledge and share amazing tips that I’ve learnt over the years of my Natural Hair journey.

The Event
NHISA happened early this year, on my birthday ? (January 12th). It was held in an informal setting and as planned, it was small and intimate to allow us manage, listen to and interact with everyone personally.

Through out the event, myself and the esteemed guest speaker – Khadijah Garba (owner of haircare and beard grooming company ZeeZam Presents) – were able to chat with the lovely attendees, while helping them better understand their hair concerns; and addressing their varying hair care challenges. Call it a free consultation if you may ?.

It was quite challenging organising and getting things right, but thankfully I had the most supportive and helpful team so things turned out really well!

Theme and Topics Discussed

To make this hair talk session relatable especially considering it was the dry season, we centred our theme – HARMATTAN HAIRCARE – and topics around managing and growing the hair in the dry weather. Back2Basics basically gave a general overview of hair texture and hair typing and their implications in terms of caring for the hair. Hydration Techniques focused on the difference between hydration and moisturisation, how to keep our hair well moisturised, including a quick hair hydration demonstration by our guest speaker. We further touched on other pressing issues like; best/recommended Hair Products for different hair types, why Hair Health concerns should always precede Hair Length concerns and finally, debunking popular Hair Care Myths.

Future Plans/Goals:
The original idea behind NHISA is to contribute positively to the Nigerian natural hair community through creating awareness, making hair care information available in a fun and relaxed setting and ensuring everyone leaves feeling more informed and ready to achieve their hair goals with ease.

However, I have come to realise that there’s a lot more an initiative like this can do as a whole, and because of this, I am keen on collaborations geared towards organising informative seminars,  setting up skill acquisition workshops through training and empowering women (and men) such that they are able to earn a living (and create employment) within the beauty/natural hair industry and finally, holding fund raising events as a way of giving back.

Primarily, the goal here is to use NHISA to continue making a positive difference, one way or  the other.

Kindly see below our newspaper feature and a vlog of the event.

Daily Trust Article featuring NHISA

See excerpts of the event as featured on The Daily Trust Newspaper here.



❀ L O V E & L I G H T ❀

xXo Amal.



9 Comments on NHISA – Hosting My First Natural Hair Event

  1. Tiffany Heard
    December 6, 2019 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats on organizing your first event! Haircare for black women is very important and necessary topic to discuss Wishing you much success on a bigger and better event for 2020.

  2. Kayla
    December 6, 2019 at 3:32 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on your hair event. I’m so glad that you educating people about our natural hair. A lot of people have the misconception that maintains natural hair is impossible. Thanks for showing otherwise

  3. Amber
    November 21, 2019 at 5:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Congrats on your first hair event! Especially now that it’s colder, it’s always good to get/learn new things on how to maintain your hair with different weather. But the most important thing is that everyone that left your event had learned something new. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Myisha
    November 21, 2019 at 12:21 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats on your event. I think its very exciting to do something like this. I love hair events, you not only get see amazing hair, but also its an awesome place to network.

  5. Monique Tillman
    November 20, 2019 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on your first natural hair event. I think talks about natural hair and natural care is needed. Alot of women do not know how to properly take care of natural hair.

  6. Teeara Ida
    November 20, 2019 at 1:57 am (3 years ago)

    I love this idea!!!! I play no games with my hair

    • Amal Auma
      November 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks!! xo

  7. Valerie
    November 20, 2019 at 12:52 am (3 years ago)

    First, congratulations on your first hair event. I think it’s great that you are expanding the initiative and creating more workshops and seminars. ?

    • Amal Auma
      November 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you! x


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