Next Saturday, Sept. 20th, Delaware will celebrate its 3rd Annual Naturally Redefined Natural Hair and Holistic Health Expo and I was asked to join in on all the fun. Its ironic that since I’ve been blogging about natural hair I have yet to attend a natural hair expo (I know right?). I always miss the one Philly has each year so this will technically be my first natural hair expo experience. Nearly 800 women of color come to the University of Delaware’s John M. Clayton Hall to attend Naturally Redefined workshops, panel discussions, shop vendors, live hair styling and more. From 10am to 7pm there will be plenty of edutainment to keep you occupied with general admission at $20 and VIP admission at $40. A portion of Naturally Redefined proceeds will also benefit the Lupus Foundation of America in honor of two women, Dominique Banks of Natural Hair Online Community Pioneer and Lonje Smith a Naturally Redefined friend, who lost their battle to the disease in 2014.
Not only will I attend the event but I was also invited by Tywanda and Akira, the founders of Naturally Redefined, to participate on the bloggers panel facilitated by WHYY Reporter Nichelle Polston and I am excited to share my hair journey and debunk some hair myths with the other women. It will also be great to hear words of wisdom from the ‘womenprenuers’ of brands that have influenced the beauty and hair care industry like Haute Kinky Hair, Karen’s Body Beautiful, Alikay Naturals and Wondrer Curl.
If you plan on attending the expo, or want to car pool with AJ and I let me know. I will see you in Delaware!