The highlight of Curlvolution for me was seeing members of the United Kurls Collective on stage. United Kurls are a collective of female UK natural hair brand owners who have come together to support one another.
"We bring together the finest UK home grown natural haircare brands to create a platform and spread awareness about truly trusted UK haircare brands.
United Kurls was formed so that members of the collective may better serve the UK and Global consumers with useful information, quality products and services that would truly benefit them."
United Kurls includes Shea Butter Cottage, I Love Afro, Mane Divas, Shea Decadence, Almocado, Naturally Simple Haircare, Afrodeity, Curly by Nature and BeUnique Haircare. I'm so proud to know some of these women personally though blogging and the natural hair community. Their energy individually is so positive combined they are off the chart.
I can not stress enough how important it is that we support UK natural hair brands especially those run by female entrepreneurs. Not only is this helping to boost the UK economy but it is helping to lift up women in a positive way. The collective is proof that working together is possible, proof that black women support each other.
The lovely ladies at I Love Afro gifted me their awesome new product hydrate and hold cream [thank you ladies I shall be reviewing this soon!]
of cause I purchased from auntie Akua of Sheabutter Cottage, stocking up on my much loved Haitian castor oil and a few new items Like the Loofah Oil and the Hibiscus & Allanblackia deep conditioner.
Finally got the chance to buy from Almocado, I got the Curl Jelly which I've heard is a sub for Eco Styler.
I also got hold of the Mango Lassi hair milk for Freya from Shea Decadence and was gifted the Clay Hair Masque which I can not wait to use.