Last night I attended the Dark and Lovely’s Curl Power party to launch their new Au Naturale anti-shrinkage natural hair care line. Best selling author and one of our favorite natural hair bloggers, Curly Nikki helped host the event along with the lovely Marsha Ambrosius. (Chrisette Michele was supposed to be there but had a health crisis. Keep her in your prayers)
Marsha, Nikki and Softsheen Carson’s Director of Education kicked off the party with these opening words:
The event was packed with naturalistas and I was in awe of how far us women have come with respect to embracing our natural hair. As you can see from the photos above, there were Dark ‘N Lovely models reppin’ the products and their hair was truly dope. I have a new found appreciation for my curly sisters. Of course, I would be the one to come to a curly hair event with my hair straightened! After my most recent CurlFormers set, I decided this would be a great time to wear my hair straight (video on that coming soon). Umm yeah but no. It started to revert back after my morning workout (sorta)
However, in the spirit of being a truly curly girl, I returned to my “roots.” I graciously allowed one of the Dark ‘N Lovely stylists to transform my hair from straight back to curly using the Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Curl Defining Creme Glaze and Gelee. The results were elongated curls.
Official Au Naturale Commercial
Shortly after my fellow naturalistas were
drunk relaxed, the official Au Naturale commercial was played (gotta love the curly girls). Here’s some footage:
Molding The Minds of The Young
I brought my daughter with me to this event as I’m trying to keep her exposed to the natural hair community. She’s been embracing her own natural texture so keeping her around other naturals helps her to stay motivated to care for her natural hair as well as provide ideas on how to style it.
Fabulous Curl Friends
I made a few new curl friends (one pictured in the yellow) and also met up with the super fabulous Shelli from Hairscapades, her equally fabulous sister Shay and the everso famous Curl Whisperer, Jaded Tresses aka Tameka (drink in hand). She performed surgery on my tresses with the miracale cut she gave me back in July
And check out sista girl’s nails (chica in the yellow above). Booyah! I love this
…. and earlier in the evening Nikki strikes a pose…..werk!
Dark and Lovely made the event a true night to remember. Three 3 blessed young ladies won the Instagram contest and scored a gift bag full of the entire anti-shrinkage line! The rest of us
losers curlies were sent home with samples.
Yes doll, if you weren’t there then you just missed it. Maybe next time…
Check out the Dark and Lovely Facebook page for pics and video!