Hey NaturalLeeders! I’m BACK! Well…back from Atlanta! And my goodness, it sure has been an intense week. I’m still trying to play catch up with all the sleep I’ve missed. Not only did I attend the World Natural Hair Show on both days. But I also attended a very exclusive influencer dinner with Alikay Naturals. But first, lets back track a bit.
I arrived in Atanta the night before ‘WNHS’ and after a long day of traveling all I wanted to do was get some rest before the show. Epic Fail! Feelings of excitement swarmed my entire mind, body and soul and I only remember seeing 4:00a.m. and I was still wide awake. #TheStruggleWasReal! The following morning, I managed to drag myself out of bed and got dressed as quickly as I could. In truth I was moving pretty slow, haha. Then off I went to the Taliah Waajid 20th Annual World Natural Hair Healthy Lifestyle Event, at the Georgia International Convention Center.
Seeing the venue immediately perked me right up. Bragging rights are definitely in order for Taliah Waajid. Once I got inside and laid eyes on the beautiful kinky-coily-curly gals and the rows of stalls with popular brand names, live styling demonstrations, hair, fashion and unique accessories, I was ALIVE! I was cured of any feelings of tiredness and I was ready to go, go, go!
Within the first five minutes of walking from the entrance through the exhibitor hall and to the Alikay Naturals booth, I literally recognized about 5 different YouTubers and bloggers. I met many new beautiful spirits and saw a few old friends who I shared a few good laughs with.
I’m happy that I was able to join Alikay Naturals for the second year in a row at the World Natural Hair Show. I was able to answer any questions about my hair, talk about my favorite Alikay Naturals products (Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner) and even better…I was able to meet YOU! It was absolutely incredible being able to mix and mingle with all the guests who stopped by the Alikay Naturals booth. Oh & the pictures…I was posing for the camera and cheesing all day with any and everyone who wanted to snap a pic.
Last year I wore my hair in a twist out on day 1 and on day 2 we transformed that twist out to a huge fro-hawk (Click HERE to See). This year I went with my go-to hair style…the wash & go! I recently cut about 5 inches from my hair. So I was a little nervous when the hair stylist from Alikay Naturals told me that I’d be doing my hair myself this year and I should style it in my famous wash & go!
Well after a good deep conditioning treatment using the Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner, my hair looked moisturized and lush. I then followed up with the Alikay Naturals, Lemongrass Leave-In, followed by their Shea Yogurt Moisturizer and lastly I used their Aloe Berry Styling Gel for hold and to help eliminate any frizz. My wash & go was ready to hit the World Natural Hair Show, popping curls and all!
Another highlight was getting all the freaking products my heart desired. Well more like, what my pockets could afford. The World Natural Hair Show is definitely a hair product and fashion lover’s haven. Most if not all the vendors were having crazy giveaways, discounted products, countless deals and loads of freebies and samples to grab. So yes, the World Naturals Hair Show pretty much took all my money!
Though I have my staple hair products, you all know by now that I am a product junkie! I just love giving other products a chance to shine. This year at the World Natural Hair Show I made it my point of duty to pick up a few new products to test out. After walking the entire venue to check out all of the vendors, it was time to shop! I picked up products from, Eden Body Works, TGIN, Design Essentials, Taliah Waajid, Camille Rose Naturals and obviously I also stocked up on my favorites from ALIKAY NATURALS! And YES, product reviews are coming your way once I test out these babies.
All in all, I had an ahhh-mazing time with Alikay Naturals, and look forward to attending next years show. It’s a beautiful feeling to be in a space with likeminded individuals celebrating natural hair and beauty. To be able to network while learning and exchanging information about natural hair care, health, products and techniques truly is a remarkable thing. If you haven’t been to a hair show, I highly recommend you start with the World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta.
Please enjoy my photo journey of my weekend at the World Natural Hair Show.
Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥
♦ Floral Maxi Dress (MsBlingMiami) ♦ Lipstick (Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour-Tailored To Tease) ♦