The event was hosted by 4C Hair Chick's and Sponsored by Dark and Lovely. It was held in Atlanta, GA. My friend Ashley went with me. She has been completely natural for almost 10 years I think, so I knew she would enjoy it.
I decided to style my hair in a bantu knot out. That was risky because I had never had a successful bantu knot out, but it turned out fairly well this time. Not perfect as it felt a bit frizzy in the back because it wasn't completely dry, but I did get a lot of compliments. I had done the knots on a week old blowout, re-wetting my hair with distilled water and using Carols Daughter Styling Creme for hold and definition.
We had intended on getting to Atlanta early enough to go shopping and maybe eat, but we got down kind of late. We stopped and had dinner at Legal Seafood in downtown Atlanta.. The food was great there and we were stuffed. We had to leave straight form the restaurant to make it to the event which started at 7pm.
The venue was filled with naturalistas and transitioners and there were several natural hair vloggers in the building, including Jouelzy, NaturalMe4c, HeyCurlie, and others some of you gals may recognize. Jouelzy was one of the guest speakers. We also heard from Dr. Kari Williams who is a licensed Tricologist, and we had style demonstrations from Miss Felicia Leatherwood who has styled for celebrities such as Teyonah Parris, Will Smith, Jill Scott and others. She took volunteers from the audience and shared styling tips for us kinky haired gals. I was not bold enough to volunteer myself but gladly watched her work her styling magic on others! It was a fun filled night with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and prize giveaways. We also received VIP gift bags with awesome products to try. We had a great time. I didn't get to take a lot of pics because my battery was starting to die on my phone, so forgive me. I got a few decent ones that were taken by Ashley until her battery died too. LOL
|Dr. Kari Williams|
|Rep from Sponsor Dark and Lovely (forgive me for not remembering her name)|
And now for the best part; the VIP girt bags full of amazing products to try...and a little wine which was icing on the cake! My gift bag contained:
1. Small bottle of Myx Moscato
2. Eden's Body Works Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner(which I gave to my mom, only because I already had a bottle of it and I do love it!),
3. Design Essentials Natural Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Creme,
4. Shea Moisture Strengthen, Grow & Restore Styling Lotion
5. Kinky Tresses Avocado Infusion Restorative Conditioner.
6. This was not a part of the gift bag, but I purchased a jar of SheScentIt Banana Brulee Moisturizing Deep Conditioner from the shop that was set up by Tendrils and Curls.
I completely gave in to my inner product junkie!
It was an amazing and informative evening. I had a lot of fun. If you ever get a chance to attend one of these events, I definitely say go for it. You won't regret it.
Has anyone else attended any hair events lately? How was your experience?
Thanks for reading!