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I have started noticing that many of the natural hair divas attending the Natural Hair Expos already have found a regimen that is working for their hair. Compared to a few years ago when the audience members were struggling with their hair, YouTube tutorials and curl care product line expansions have turned some audience members into actual teachers.
Let's face it, as I stated in a previous blog article, there are probably over 40 different hair types walking around based on the various curl diameters and curl behaviors. Natural hair requires a lot of trial and error. So that means that many women have become an expert on their own hair. I have witnessed natural hair speakers and facilitators who do not hold any type of state issue license speak with authority on their subject matter which is their own natural hair. We see it on YouTube all the time. I love YouTube! I am a licensed hair professional in three states, and I am willing to learn from everyone with or without a state issued license.
Luckily, I have been doing hair long enough to know when I hear something that does not sound right, I improvise as needed- but I do learn from other's trial and errors.
So back to my original question, with so many natural hair divas already savvy with their own hair, why attend a natural hair expo? My guess is to discover even more styling options, styling tools, and great discounts on products that already are working on their hair.
Sometimes mothers may want to take their daughters to a natural hair Expo to help them appreciate others with hair like theirs.
Can you think of any other reasons to attend?