tgin Johannesburg South Africa Natural Hair Meetup 9/6 — Lacuna Urban Bistro – #tginafrica

  • hair + beauty, tgin + news
  • November 1, 2014
  • Ashley

10606157_10152614971593991_5780015455887216633_nOn our most recent trip to South Africa this fall, we hosted our very first natural hair meetup in Africa in Johannesburg at Lacuna Urban Bistro at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Over 50 guest joined us for a wonderful afternoon of cocktails (Strawberry Ginger Mojitos), and came ready to learn more about the tgin Moist Collection for Natural Hair, which will hopefully be available on the continent sometime next year.   Each guest was treated to a sample pack of the tgin Moist Collection for Natural Hair, featuring our Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo, Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner, Honey Miracle Hair Mask, and Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer. Although not featured as part of the Moist Collection, guests were given the opportunity to sample our Twist and Define Cream and Argan Replenishing Hair Serum.

While the food and cocktails were great, meeting my sisters on the other side of the pond was fantastic. It was amazing to swap hair stories with women from South Africa, and at the same time humbling to learn that Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair, a book I wrote nearly 5 years ago had the power to change a lot of woman’s lives and cause them to go natural.

Note, we plan to be in Cameroon/Senegal in December, so Dakar mark your calendars! #tginafrica

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We’re honored to partner with the beautiful ladies behind the Healthy Hair Indaba South Africa in bringing you this event.

$RR04N7OWith our beautiful South African co-hosts at the tgin Johannesburg Natural Hair Meetup at the Maslow Hotel.


10312450_10152615052803991_4988228653873178402_nAll of our guests were treated to Strawberry Ginger Mojitos, our signature drink for the day.

IMG_1688[1]Welcoming our guests.


IMG_1716Flyness all around us.

IMG_1729Our guest enjoying this beautiful spring day.

IMG_1695Until next time.


I totally fell in love with this cutie and wanted to bring her back to Chicago with me.



When I wrote this book four tears ago, I had no idea that women everywhere would relate to my struggle for self acceptance.

IMG_1725Gift bags for all of our guest. Just a nice little way to say goodbye, but a reminder that we will be back.

IMG_1721Le Kamoso

IMG_1718IMG_1710IMG_1713IMG_1709IMG_1708IMG_1707Looking forward to keeping in touch.

IMG_1701IMG_1702A packed house.




$RQV6756We’re all sisters in this natural hair thing.


10443217_10152615051223991_8374478257448688496_oGift bags for all of our guest. Just a nice little way to say goodbye, but a reminder that we will be back.


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Chris-Tia Donaldson is the owner of Thank God It’s Natural and the author of the best-selling book Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair. You can follow her on Instagram @tginatural or on Facebook @thankgodimnatural. Tune in every Monday for the Target update until we launch nationwide in stores on March X, 2014.

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