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Afrocenchix Blog — guest post

Jacqueline's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural

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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.

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

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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.

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The History of the Afro Comb

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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 but soon became symbols of femininity as well as political & social struggle. hair and the dua’afe (wooden comb) are linked to femininity and beauty Afro Combs and Womanhood In Ghana – my country of origin – hair and the dua’afe (wooden comb) are linked to femininity and beauty. Similarly, in Egypt, hair was...

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Maria's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural

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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 when I was about 10, my mum slapped some Goldy’s straightener to the front of my hair. She wanted my hair to be super neat without frizz. "when I was about 10, my mum slapped some Goldy’s straightener to the front of my hair." By the age of 41, I’d...

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Do we subconsciously think Afro Hair is unprofessional?

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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.

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