This past Saturday the Hair Gurus hosted US-based Chris-Tia of the tgin (Thank God It’s Natural). If you missed it, let me warn you, your fomo is about to kick in…
Another sold out event!
But let me back track… I started my day bright & very early at Candi & Co to recreate those curls I love.
When you have so much hair you need 2 hood hair dryers! True story 🙂
The Hair Gurus had the luxury of checking into one of The Maslow’s suites for the day which made things so much more comfy. How awesome is this venue?!
Chris-Tia & Lora welcoming guests
Everyone left with a sample pack of 4 x 150ml of tgin‘s best sellers from their Moist Collection containing their shampoo, conditioner, daily moisturiser & hair mask valued at over R200
We had around 45-50 ladies on the day on at The Maslow & it was quite a relaxed event (read: no PowerPoint!). We gathered at Lacuna & with the weather co operating, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. We kicked off with some introductions and then each Hair Guru gave a short update about what’s going on with their hair (PS I’m thinking about a length check with some heat (eek!) & also about colour (double eek!). Chris-Tia kicked off telling her own hair story – of covering up her own hair to suit corporate America. A story many could relate to that lead to her writing her book Thank God I’m Natural & later, launching the tgin product line.
Formulation-wise the tgin line up does really well with no sulphates, mineral oil, parabens, petroleum or animal testing. Also the “good” ingredients are pretty high up on the ingredients list (i.e. are in higher concentration). I’m most excited to try out the shampoo (apparently you can detangle with it & it’s so moisturising some people say they don’t need a conditioner!) & the hair mask which, from what I’ve read online, is quite coveted! We got quite detailed info on how to use the four products we received (a little goes a long way she says). Chris-Tia’s own ‘fro also looks fab and that’s testament right there especially after she shared some of her personal “before” pics with us.
What I personally like about the brand & their approach is that they focus on a healthy lifestyle too. After all, our hair doesn’t grow in insolation – it’s part of a bigger complex system (i.e. our bodies!). It makes sense then that the tgin range also has body care products like African black soap. & their argan oil can double up for use on hair & body.
We also did a general Q&A session where ladies could ask their hair related
questions struggles which was a lot of fun. The diversity of the group who came out was amazing & I’m (still!) always blown away by meeting the people who (keep) read(ing) this blog – thank you! We honestly could have gone of for hours – this was so much fun!
The Hair Gurus doing our thing! (source)
You’re never to young to start taking care of your hair! 🙂
Yes we even had a signature drink – those (virgin!) strawberry mojitos are so delicious
Many, many selfies were taken! 🙂 (source: JemsOfANatural)
A few (exhausted!) hair shots I took at home later that night. This must have been at midnight so mind the bad lighting & the
bags gigantic black suitcases under my eyes…
PS Chris-Tia is actively working on local distribution in South Africa and says we should be able to get our hands on her products here in around 6 months. In the interim, they do ship internationally so you can get some online here. I’m really keen to try it out & will of course keep you posted!
Meanwhile, check tgin out on Facebook & Twitter!
Be kind to you hair!