Last year, our local area saw a first. The first natural hair expo to hit our area, Naturally Redefined. The natural hair movement for African-American women has made national headlines in recent years sparking curiosity within the black community as well as with other races and cultures. On Saturday, September 28, you can take part in the celebration of natural beauty.
This event is not just for African-American women. For years, women with curly hair have been urged to control their unruly locks. By control, old beauty standards meant to straighten them. Harsh treatments and styling via relaxers, thermal straightening, Brazilian blowouts, Dominican blowouts, and flat ironing have taken a toll on curly gals everywhere.
The movement to embrace the hair you naturally have is on. What Naturally Redefined aspires to do is teach acceptance of your curls, coils, and kinks. Learn how to style them and play around with your texture to create different looks. Just to be happy with the naturally, beautiful hair you were born with.
If that is not enough reason for you to attend Naturally Redefined tomorrow here are five more reasons in the attached slideshow.
Naturally Redefined Natural Hair Expo
Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:00am to 7:00pm
University of Delaware – Clayton Hall
Newark, DE 19716
General Admission is $20 at the door.
Reason #1: Workshops Galore
Learn more about healthy living and how to care for your natural hair. There are different classes and workshops going on all day. Attend which ones fit your needs or those that spark your curiosity.
Reason #2: Dos and Dares of Natural Hair
Learn hair care basics of natural hair during this panel discussion. Discover that there is more than just the afro or afro puff. Panelist include Monet from Curls and Mo, Nicole Walters/Naptural Nicole, Maisia Jackson of Four Natural Girls and more.
Reason #3: Find out what Black Men Think of Natural Hair
For African-Americans, we have been conditioned to think that straight, kink-free hair is the only hair that is beautiful and socially acceptable. With many black women bucking that old standard, it is time for our local men to chime in.
Reason #4: Meet your favorite natural hair bloggers and vloggers!
Meet some of your favorite YouTube video bloggers or vloggers along with some of your favorite natural hair bloggers. Meet Latoya Watson from BlackHairMedia.com, Rochelle Graham from BlackOnyxWorld.com, Nicole Washington from LovingMeNaturally.com and others.
Reason #5: Enjoy live entertainment
Hosted by Stephanie Artist there will be live poetry, singers, steppers, and musicians performing at the event for most of the day. In between workshops, enjoy these live entertainment offerings.