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Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we had the time of our lives during the second day of the World Natural Hair Show. If you've been tracking our posts, you know that we have pretty much seen it all within the past few days, and today was the icing on the already delicious cake.

Drawing a Crowd!

Drawing a Crowd!

Yesterday was the day to take it all in, and today's mission was to soak it all up. Classes were being held in the convention center for anyone who wanted a little information on healthy hair and body. What most people don't know is that this annual natural hair celebration plays host to a bevy of health and wellness exhibits as well. We stumbled upon a Zumba class being held on the show floor, and had there been a little more room, we would have jumped right in. We had noticed a few fliers over the weekend promoting a book called "The Vegan Soulfood Guide To The Galaxy" by naturalista and vegan, Afya Ibomu. At the booth today we got the low-down from the author herself. We are no vegans, but the soul food in the book looks delicious-even if it is tofu!

Of course there were out of control hairstyles all over the show floor, but we had a blast at the Mizani True Textures booth. Chandra Thorpe showed us some really unique alternatives for formal styles this spring and summer. We stopped over at the Design Essentials Natural Textures classroom and filled up on a little education on their natural hair line. We can't wait to try out the new caps and we're looking forward to the blow dryer coming out in the fall!

Mizani Shows off some amazing hair!

Mizani Shows off some amazing hair!

ATL has been a gracious host to a large group of men, women and children who are all brought together once a year to celebrate all things natural and support each other on their journey to a more natural way of life. We may have a trade show hangover tomorrow, but events like this keep us smiling and help to remind us what it's all about: being part of a larger community that shares the same beliefs that curls are beautiful.

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Obama for your ears!

We are still buzzing on the residual effects of attending the World Natural Hair Show yesterday in Atlanta. Holy moly, were there a lot of curlies there! This show was much different from others that we go to year-round, in the sense that there were not just hair products and tools, but lots of curly paraphernalia as well. It's so inspiring to see textured folks turning on their creativity and providing the community with books, magazines, DVDs, jewelry and clothing, just to name a few.

One of my favorite things yesterday was seeing the sneak peek for Mhe (pronounced "Me"), a magazine that will be out this fall. This is the first all-natural hair magazine dedicated to the things that you want more of: product reviews, salon recommendations, tips, tricks and articles dedicated to the lifestyle of wearing your hair natural. The co-founders of the company are to die for and we can't wait to see the first issue on the newsstands.

Yesterday was the day to hit the floor and see what everyone had to offer, and today we are getting our education on! We are hoping to attend lots of classes and report back with our newfound knowledge. Can't wait to share our Day Two experience!

I am getting pretty pumped to hit the streets of Atlanta for my first time, and what better way to do so than attend the World's Natural Hair Show with my west coast fellow curly, Ms. Cassadie Blackwell ( I am so excited mostly because of all the exciting things going on during the 4 days that I will be in town. If you are making the trip to ATL, or already live there, these are the things that you won't want to miss:

1. What: Curly Girls Rock hosted by Lexi with the Curls, Farrah of MahoganyKnots, and Adrienne of Me, My Hair & The City
Where: Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge
When: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Why: Why not kick off a fabulous weekend with a fabulous party? Meet other naturalistas and talk about something you really love-your hair!
RSVP: Purchase tickets at

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Hostess Lexi With The Curls

2. What: The Political & Social Side of Natural Hair
Where: World Natural Hair Show/Suite Italian 3-4
When: Saturday, April 30th 12:30PM-2:00PM; Sunday May 1st 5:30PM-7:00PM
Why: Because why on earth wouldn't you want to learn more about natural hair and how it got its reputation through history?
RSVP: To attend the WNHS, visit:

3. What: Zumba fitness party with LaWanda "The Fitness Diva"
Where: World Natural Hair Show/Suite Kenyan 3-4
When: Saturday, April 30th 5:30-7:00PM; Sunday May 1st 5:30-7:00PM
Why: Because Zumba is the hottest way to shed unwanted pounds and actually have fun doing it!
RSVP: To attend the WNHS, visit:

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