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Black-Owned British Gifts that Support Our Community

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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.

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7 ways to work self care into your daily routine

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7 ways to work self care into your daily routine

Embracing your natural hair is a huge statement of self care. Whether you transitioned, did the big chop or simply started to care for hair that's always been natural, we hope you found more self love through the process. Although big gestures of caring for ones self are great, our everyday routines are the best way of creating lives that we don't need to take a break from. Here are 7 simple ways to work self care into your day to day life: Start with a morning affirmation - having a good start to the day is a key part of daily...

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

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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 face risks from cosmetics, this research showed women caring for their afro hair are at increased risk of serious harm. The study published in the Environmental Research journal showed over 78% of hair products marketed towards black women containing chemicals linked to obesity, infertility and cancer.  Products to avoid included not only relaxers, which are widely...

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Why We Support Fair Trade

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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...

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Top 5 Black Panther Natural Hair Moments

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Top 5 Black Panther Natural Hair Moments

We watched Black Panther with Black Girls Book Club this weekend and we are obsessed! The film more than lives up to the hype and it's no Marvel that box office records were obliterated in the opening weekend. (See what we did there). One of our favourite elements in the film are the deeply complex, intelligent, beautiful and fierce leading ladies. Young black girls finally have inspiring screen versions of themselves in the mainstream media, characters who find strength and pride in their African culture and traditions.  For us natural hair is about embracing your authentic self and what a beautiful homage...

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