Last weekend, a fellow HAIRsista and I ventured to Orlando to a Natural Hair meet-up sponsored in part by CurlyNikki, NaturallyCurly and Mizani Hair Care Products. The Blue Martini was filled to capacity with curly girls from Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville as well as several other major Florida cities to include the infamous GERIATRICVILLEEEEEE!!! Giiiiiit it!
I decided to elongate my twist-out with a light blow dry, going against my hair challenge for the summer! HA! But I figured I had to get my ends clipped in a week, so what difference did it really make! I used Shea Moisture Curl Enchancing cream diluted with a 2:1 teaspoon of Aloe Vera Gel mix. My hair was super soft, but not as defined as can be achieved with wet hair.
So how was the meet up?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give it a 7. Taking in to account my teacher's prospective, a 70 is average. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't something to rave about thereafter. I am glad that I had the opportunity to be in the building with CurlyNikki, she is fabulous, but there was a missing element about the event. Perhaps it is my planning gene that seeks more purpose with events, but I was looking forward to forced interactions and some sort of agenda. Neither existed. However, there were 5 major Mizani giveaways and if you were a part of the first 350 attendee you recieved a sample of the Mizani's Supreme Oil. All in all, I had an okay time.
What would make a Natural Hair Meet-Up interesting? Should there be an agenda or random topics?
Ladies began waiting in line an hour before the event
CN Grandpa, Aunts and Mom Dukes!
Twist-out, super soft big hair! Semi=definition! Lots of compliments.