April 29, 2013

Natural Hair & Clean Living- World Natural Hair Show

Chiiiiiild... I am drained. 

Yesterday, I attended the World Natural Hair Show in Atlannuh with Mizani and I had one heck of an itinerary.  My day started in State College at 5 am. After a layover in D.C., a layover in Buffalo, some complimentary wine (thanks Delta, boo! *flips hair, pops gum*) and a delay, I made it to the A by 2:30 pm.  Same time zone in case you're doing the math.  There was the issue of the weather on the last leg and then someone spilled some damn jet fuel directly behind our plane. Really, tho? Fire department all on the tarmac... whole mess. 

At any rate, after all of that, I was at the hair show doing my thing for a total of 90 minutes. Where to next? Back to the airport, of course! Ready to head home...until my flight got delayed, all 3 of them. More complimentary wine and an upgrade to first class? Yes, please! Seven hours later I was back in State College resting my curly little head. Can somebody say pooped?  Oh, and for the concerned cyber aunties, Boog was safe and sound, looking after #ProfessorDaddy. They didn't even burn the house down! 

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Those 90 minutes in ATL? I spent them sitting on a panel with the homie Maria Thompson, Natural Hair Expert & MIZANI Educator (center) and the lovely Vanya Francis, Health & Wellness Expert and Certified Yoga Instructor.  We fielded questions and shared our best practices for achieving healthy hair and a better quality of life.  Topics ranged from porosity, to the process of going natural, to locs, to product ingredients, to dye, to clean eating.  It was truly awesome and I walked away with some rather delicious knowledge nuggets myself (Vanya, imma email you girl!)!

 Enjoy the view!

The Jacket- Gifted from Romwe
The dress- River Island (peplum) 
The hurr- Shrunken flat twist-n-curl 


















Lookit! The newly wed, NaturalChica! See you soon, boo! 



GORGEOUS curlies I spied on my way out the door!







Shout out to the homie Tiara Shipton (with me in the pic on the right) of San Diego Naturals for happily becoming an impromptu CN correspondent and photographer! Thank you!!!! See you soon!


Did anyone else attend? How was your experience? 

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