Wait.

Before you go any further; can I just say how beautiful it is that the natural hair community is growing so rapidly and that products which could only be imported in the past, are now so easily accessible?!

Three years ago, I would have had to trek to the lowest level of the Golden Acre to buy a tub of Auntie Jackie’s Curl La La. Now, I step into one aisle and I’m spoiled for choose on what to treat my hair with .

Thank you, Clicks.

I arrived at Spier Wine Farm just after 9 AM, beating the rush of women lining up at the entrance of the venue by 10.

I wear a sleeveless burnt orange playsuit and leather ankle boots – the weather is always warmer in Stellenbosch, so I don’t mind the slight draft against my shoulders, on my way to the estate.

When I step out of the car, I give my partially wet hair a shake and thank the heavens that the sun is at its zenith.

Siv Ngesi and Amanda Du-pont lead us into the day’s events and it’s a line-up of giveaways, laughter, demos, and product education by the biggest brands in the natural hair industry.

My friend Danni and I spend the first two hours of the day greeting ladies we’ve connected with on our hair journeys.

Nearly everyone pulls through. This one flew in from here; that one came all the way from there; naturals from Cape Town have been looking forward to this day for weeks. And it’s finally here.

900 of us show up.

A vendor tells me that the attendance target was 500 people. There’s something going on in every corner of the venue and none of us are ever bored, unimpressed or ready to leave.

The estate is scenic and the patios peaceful, even with the buzz of ladies queuing to collect products at all of the kiosks. The conference room where brands had set up reminds me of a farmer’s market with all the greenery, natural lighting, and fruity scents hanging in the air.

Here’s a snap of the programme for the day:

And here are some pics of the naturals who attended Clicks Curls:

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Danni Bowler and Genovese Julies
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From left, Sammy Perkins, Diamond Stafford and Michelle Perkins

Unfortunately some attendees walked away empty handed since the event was packed and products were handed-out on a first-come-first-served basis. But other than that, this was hands-down the most entertaining and informative natural hair event of its scale in Cape Town.

Clicks managed to educate, entertain, help us connect with people who share similar interests, and gift us with products from our favourite brands.

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Liesl Singer and I
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Ayanda Dlamini and Darian Roman
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Catherine Williams
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Donna-lee De kock and I

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

I know that many of you struggled to get tickets – they were sold out twice and some who attended didn’t get the products that they’d hoped they would. So here’s your chance to grab the goodies you may have missed out on.

Stand a chance to win a R 500 Clicks Gift Card to spend on any
merchandise in-store!

Simply follow the instructions below to enter:

1.Subscribe to my blog using the sign up form below.

2. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @robynruththomas

3. Comment what you would buy with R 500 to spend at Clicks in the comment section at the end of this post.

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.
Competition ends on the 2nd of October 2017. 

Terms and conditions:

This competition is valid for South African entrants only.

One winner will be announced on Instagram and contacted via email.

This R 500 voucher can be used to buy any Clicks merchandise excluding airtime and cellphones.

This voucher can be used at any Clicks store, nationwide and must be redeemed by December 2017.

Good luck loves! Share this post with someone who’d like to win this prize.

02 October 2017 Update:

CONGRATULATIONS ROXANNE JEWELL

 

Author: Robyn

26 Comments

  1. Inge Petersen September 18, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I would finally be able to buy some Cantu and Design Essential goodness for my hair ! #studentbudgetstruggle

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  2. Leandre Cloete September 19, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I’d use the voucher to get the Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie that I’ve been dying to try out for months now. #Bewholetribe.

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  3. Lucille Walker September 19, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I would buy all the curly hair products I could lay my hands on.

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  4. Roxanne Jewell September 19, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I would use it to get my hands on some of the curly products that I have been dying to try out #productjunkie #budgetproblems

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  5. Melissa September 19, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I would definitely try to get some OGX, OrS and add a local product in too.

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  6. Marinice Kemp September 19, 2017 at 11:28 am

    i would buy some Auntie Jackies’s products

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  7. Kaashifah Erasmus September 19, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I would spend it on some of the products that I would have to pass due to budget, and I will definitely buy some aunty jackies gel which I just discovered and so LOVE!!! I’m still learning about products and figuring out what works or not… and I get so excited when I see more and more natural products from Clicks

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  8. Cherice Landers September 19, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Your sign up form isn’t working 🙁 When I click the ‘sign up’ button nothing happens.

    I would use the voucher to stock up on a leave-in conditioner, essential oils, Aunt Jackie’s curl la la and I would throw in some make-up products 🙂

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    1. Robyn - Site Author September 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Cherice, there should be a note below the sign up button once you click it. Thanks for letting me know and sorry that you’re having difficulty signing up. Please try again

      Reply
  9. Vhutalî Talî Ratsethana September 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    This makes me so happy😍. When I first did my big chop I was dreading having short hair as I had been relaxed for a long while. It’s almost been three years now and I admit that it was such a great decision. Being who I am. I don’t miss the relaxer 😂😂, I love my curls. And now to see many ladies embracing their curls is amazing❤. I’d be so grateful for this🙌. I’d start off by getting at least one matte lipstick from NYX…then definitely try out some Cantu products. #clickscurls #curlygirl #naturalhair 😊

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  10. Robin Losper September 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Starting the natural journey is such an exciting process… Discovering my amazing curls is so amazing. I get so excited. I would definetly buy Aunty Jackie’s products and treat my hair to amazing products… Hair products galore 😀 early Christmas for my hair 😀

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  11. Lennie Ivy Banda September 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I would love to buy the Pearl Thusi range by Afrobotanics 💕

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  12. Cryzell Marco September 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I would use the R500 to buy products from the Design Essentials and Aunt Jackie’s curls and coils range. I have never tried any products from Design Essentials but I have read so many great reviews and would love to try it. I have been using the defining curl custard from the Aunt Jackie’s range which has been great for my transitioning hair.

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  13. Patricia Paulsen September 19, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I would love to buy the shea moisture range because it is a bit out of my price range to spend on my hair products 🙃

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  14. Anchelin Hutchison September 19, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    My favourite…cantu products 👌

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  15. Ilna Mettler Matthews September 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I would buy products for my 3year old daughter and me! I’ll start off the glorious Cantu and My Natural Hair products. Some detangling magic for the babe, probably Aunt Jackie Knot on my watch. Also some Design Essentials and Tresemme Botanique too. And with that the R500 may be blown eish. We are fresh out of products and that’s not great at all

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  16. Kimmi Feltsman September 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I would try to buy as much natural hair products as I can find. I don’t know a lot about the different products because I am still new on my natural hair journey. I would love the opportunity to win the R500 voucher 😊.

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  17. Nicole September 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I would definitely get me some products from new range from My natural hair. I was hoping on a sample but they were all out when I got to the event.

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  18. Jaimee-Leigh Brookes September 21, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I would literally and figuratively go BOS in the hair products isle and get as much natural hair products as I could with That voucher. And it would be the most beneficial shopping spree for both myself and my hair <3

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  19. Melissa Roos September 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I have been wanting to to some of the twisted sista range and this would be a fabulous way to get my hands on it.

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  20. Kelly Uppington September 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I love your curls! And obviously i want my curls poppin like yours, so I’ll definitely splurge on natural hair products, but because clicks has such a good range of skin care products and winter’s for my face all kinds of messed up, I’ll pamper my skin as well.

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  21. Amogelang Tshego Gill September 22, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    I’d get myself some Design Essentials and Shea Moisture products. Been wanting to try them but they are very expensive.

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  22. Sinead Wilhase September 22, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I’d definitely spend it on hair products. I’ll make good use of the 3 for 2 special on Cantu products at Clicks. I’ve always wanted to try it out but the way my student budget is set up 🤦🏾‍♀️

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  23. ♥ on Rotation. September 23, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I’d buy cetaphil face wash and eucerin anti-blemish cream. ☺

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  24. Pertunia Rametse September 23, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I would take advantage of the 3 for 2 special and buy as many natural hair products I can.

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  25. Thems Ngcobo September 28, 2017 at 12:48 am

    The coils on my head, they look kinda dead,
    so a leave in conditioner is a definite fixer.
    A bomb highlighter would great for the summer,
    But living on a budget, it sure is a bummer.
    The R500 voucher would definitely ease the pain,
    to make the crown on my head and skin glow again. 🙂

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