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Why We Support Fair Trade

Fair Trade Fortnight is upon us and we wanted to take the time to thank everyone who supports Fair Trade by buying Smooth - our moisturiser made with organic, Fair Trade shea butter. People before profit means Fair Trade...

Why We Support Fair Trade

Fair Trade Fortnight is upon us and we wanted to take the time to thank everyone who supports Fair Trade by buying Smooth - our moisturiser made with organic, Fair Trade shea butter. People before profit means Fair Trade...

3 Ways to Valentine Differently

Valentine's Day is upon us. Whilst we don't think expressing appreciation for your loved ones should be restricted to one day, it's a great reminder of the importance to make time for love. It's also a good time to indulge in a little self-care too, no one can pour from an empty cup. Whether you’re...

Jacqueline's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural

In this series we are sharing hair stories from women like you. This time it's all about Sky TV presenter Jacqueline Shepherd.

Why is my hair so dry? 4 permanent fixes to say bye to dry hair!

Contribution from Ebun, a pharmacist from London. I went natural 3 years ago, the longer my afro hair grew the drier it got. Here are my solutions.

The History of the Afro Comb

This post is based on a fuller article by culture blogger Kirsty of MisBeee Writes on the Origins of the Afro Combs - 6000 years of Culture, Politics and Identity exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Use of the Afro Comb dates back 6,000 years. Combs may have started out as functional tools...

Black Feminine Beauty in Art

 One of the things we love about social media is its ability to expose us to things we might otherwise have been unlikely to come across because of geography. Instagram has definitely made the world smaller and diminished the vastness of the oceans. Below we have highlighted three artists we...

How Not to Leave the Salon in Tears

In this post, Afrocenchix co-founder Rachael recounts her nightmare salon experience and how much harm was caused. She also gives tips for what to do when in the salon so that your voice is heard and you avoid the awful experience and make sure your salon trips are positive. 

Maria's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural

In this series we are sharing hair stories from women like you. This time round we have a story from Maria, who blogs as Ms Xpat on the Tiger Tales. "I had my first full head of relaxer when I was about 14 years old. I say ‘full head’ because...

Do we subconsciously think Afro Hair is unprofessional?

Guest post from Miss Chuma. Inspired by the March 2017 Haircare 101 event. My initial intention for attending the Hair 101 event was to explore new ways of wearing my hair. What I left with was far greater.

Hairspiration: Felicia Leatherwood

(Feature image taken from www.felicialeatherwood.com) We spoke about natural hair being professional at our last #HairCare 101 event and watched a video clip in which Felicia Leatherwood, a natural hair stylist sometimes referred to as the Hair Whisperer, spoke about the importance of embracing our hair in its natural state. We...

Risky Chemicals in Black Beauty Products

Does looking good need to be a hazard? We don’t believe it does. Unfortunately for many black women, beauty choices are damaging their health. A recent buzzfeed article highlighted the problem faced by millions of women – most cosmetics are toxic. Thankfully there are natural options for the health conscious. The problem...

Toxicity in Your Everyday Afro Hair Products

This week a new report* showed that everyday hair products targeting Black women may be causing serious health problems. The report, based on years of research, highlights several areas of concern including: skin and eye irritations, respiratory disorders, cancer and reproductive Issues.  The report calls for more research into the health consequences of Black hair...

Rachael’s Healthy Hair Routine

Hello, Rachael here! I’m a low maintenance kind of girl so I don’t spend much time on my hair, but I still like it to look and feel good. I find that protective styling and a simple routine help me to keep my hair looking and feeling its best in the minimum time....

5 Reasons your Hair is Breaking

A common complaint we hear from women is that their hair doesn't grow. In most cases, it is growing, it's just breaking as fast as it grows. If your hair is short it should be because you choose to cut it, not because it keeps falling off! Control your hair...

Joycelyn's Healthy Hair Routine

Hello, Joycelyn here! When it comes to my natural hair I like to keep things as simple and easy as possible. This means low manipulation and protective styling. I have a simple routine to help me take care of my natural hair. WeeklyI wash my hair every 7-10 days with Swish. Before...

Hair Loss in Pregnancy

During pregnancy most women expect glowing skin and full, shiny hair...some like me get spots and breakage instead! Not much is known about hair loss and breakage in pregnancy. Theories include the idea that high progesterone levels make hair drier and more brittle leading to breakage, and that pregnancy sickness...