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Why do natural ingredients work wonders on afro hair?

Many people wonder whether swapping over from "mainstream" or synthetic-based hair products to natural hair care really makes a difference to their afro hair. In this blog, we'll explain why your natural hair loves products with natural ingredients.

Why do natural ingredients work wonders on afro hair?

Many people wonder whether swapping over from "mainstream" or synthetic-based hair products to natural hair care really makes a difference to their afro hair. In this blog, we'll explain why your natural hair loves products with natural ingredients.

Do I really need to use a scalp oil for my afro hair?

What can a scalp oil afro hair product do for your hair? Do you need to use one? What are the benefits? Check out our blog for all the answers!

Will switching to natural afro hair products save you money?

Can you save money by switching to natural afro hair products and what are the benefits of them? Find out by reading our blog.

Do I really need shampoo to wash my afro hair?

Are you a fan of the #CurlyGirlMethod? Do you try to avoid shampooing your afro hair? If so - you could be doing more harm than good. We'll explain why...  

How to help your child embrace their afro hair

This blog is a guest piece by author Hannah Lee.Black hair is so beautiful. Learning how to love its intricate nature and appreciate how extraordinary it is can be made easier for children and young people with guidance from those around them. The following are some tips on how you...

Black-Owned British Gifts that Support Our Community

It's that time of year again! Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones but who doesn't love to give a good gift?! Community is important to us and so we've compiled this gift list of goods by amazing black women and black-owned businesses.

Do you believe these myths about afro hair?

Natural hair is becoming more and more common, yet many afro myths are still floating around. Most of these have been passed down from generation to generation...

How to not give up on your hair during the awkward phase

It's a few months after your big chop. Your hair's now too long and too short at the same time. You want to grow it out but you're finding the upkeep challenging and you're at a loss when it comes to knowing what to do with it — you've hit the awkward phase. ...

New study: vast majority of black hair products linked to disease

Last week a news article brought attention to a huge problem facing women: our beauty products can be hazardous to our health. A huge number of cosmetic products still contain parabens which have been linked in scientific studies to cancer, reduced muscle mass, weight gain and hormone disruption. Whilst all women...

Celebrating 10 Inspiring British Women this International Women's Day

We love International Women's Day. Seeing our feeds full of intelligent, beautiful, talented women building each other up is always a joy. This year we are celebrating some inspiring black women from our home shores. 1. Vinna - Curly Treats Fest View this post on Instagram A post shared by...

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.

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...