Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo | Weekend Recap & Thoughts

I'll be honest. I didn't attend the Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo for any of the workshops or panels this time like a "good blogger" probably should. I just wanted to get my little hands on all of the products I could and shop until I dropped, or until my card got flagged for suspicious activity -- which is actually a really funny story.

I purchased my ticket for the Bella Kinks DFW Natural Hair Expo a little over a month ago for the special early bird price of $15 for the entire weekend. When I saw that the tickets weren't outrageously priced, I knew I had to be there. Plus, this was my first natural hair expo ever and I was very excited about attending. One of my favorite companies, Eden Body Works, was listed to be a vendor and Curlkalon, who I have been dying to purchase hair from for months, was also listed -- purchasing a ticket was a no-brainer. 

When I arrived on Saturday, the line was a little hectic at first with the combination of excited naturalistas and rainy weather, but it eventually got better and I was inside with my card ready to shop. For expos, I always do my best to purchase a weekend pass because I like to go back the second day after I've had a chance to look at what every vendor has to offer. There's nothing worse than impulse buying 5 deep conditioners or twist butters because you saw something you didn't see before. The first day was mostly for browsing, doing light shopping, and getting photos; the second day was when I did the majority of my shopping.

Check out some of the photos I took on Sunday:

Thank you to Julian Addo (Bella Kinks) for organizing this spectacular expo for Dallas and the surrounding areas. We really needed it! The weekend chosen was perfect, the vendors were a great mix of old faves and new names, special deals on the products, there was actually real food that blessed my little soul when I skipped breakfast -- everything was planned extraordinarily well and I can truly say I enjoyed myself. I'm already looking forward to another one and hope to see even more vendors and naturalistas in attendance. Next time, I want to sign up for the workshops and attend some of the other events throughout the weekend. I pray that it becomes an annual event! It warmed my hear to be able to meet and support the faces of these Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. If you weren't there, I'm not even going to lie and say you didn't miss anything because you really did.

Stay tuned for my full haul and swag bag "reveal" on YouTube later this week!