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For many black women, deciding to “go natural” with their hair is like becoming a vegetarian. Your family thinks you’re crazy or tries to talk you out of it, and the simplest things (such as combing your hair) become major tasks. The “Nywele Natural Hair Showcase” is an experience akin to discovering the Moosewood Cookbooksuddenly, options abound. You’ll see hairstyles for the office or for a night out on the town, and learn new ways to condition, wash, and blow-dry. And meet sister-friends who will tell you how cute your hair is even though your mama still looks at you and rolls her eyes. At 4 p.m. at Howard University’s Blackburn Center, 2400 6th St. NW. $15. (202) 466-1655. (Holly Bass)