This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending the 4th of July weekend in the New Orleans’s Natural Hair Expo for Essence Festival. I had the opportunity to co-host the 2nd Annual #EatForYourHair event with HoneyBeNatural and discuss the importance of healthy hair from the inside out.
FitHair Heads to the New Orleans Natural Hair Expo
After a short trip on Southwest, I checked in the hotel and spent too much money the first night on delivery. The following day, I took an uber to the local Walmart to pickup food for next few days in New Orleans. I was focused a lot of budget during the trip and was proud of sticking with $10 a day. Here are a few ideas on how to travel as a vegetarian on a low budget.
While shopping at Walmart, I stopped and the famous Daiquiris, which is the home of the 190 Octane. If you are familiar with Fat-Tuesdays then you know it’s a favorite place. I had a small blend and made sure to not only eat and drink water but also ensure I had my 10 thousand steps completed.
Saturday was the big day. I was so excited to be presenting along side the 2nd #Eatforyourhair workshop at the @neworleansnaturalhairexpo, as it was the first time presenting outside of Dallas. The session was filled with men and women who were ready to learn all about how to have healthy hair from the inside out. Fruit and veggies provided by the fantastic @tastefull_designs who incorporated my @thefithair shirt into the awesome platter.
We had a plater of various fruits for attendees to try. One of my favorite fruits is Watermelon.
Watermelons are full of vitamins such as Vitamin A, B6 and C, which contribute towards healthy skin, aiding the immune system, and benefitting from antioxidants
After speaking, I exercised and walked over to the popular Cafe du Monde. Cafe du Monde is world famous for its cafe‘ au lait, beignets, and is a perfect place to people watch. This was my first time having the famous beignets, and they were worth the wait.
Monique Herbert also known as It’s Me Moe is the Founder and CEO of the New Orleans Natural Hair Expo. The expo had great vendors, workshops, and an even better atmosphere. If you are heading down to the great state of Louisiana during the independence holiday, you want to make sure to attend this expo. Hit the gallery above for more pictures from the expo.