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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 Easy Holiday Season Self-Care Tips for Healthy Afro Hair

7 Easy Holiday Season Self-Care Tips for Healthy Afro Hair

The Christmas period is a highly stressful time for most of us. Shopping for gifts, planning events, coordinating deliveries, prepping feasts, travelling and making appearances can leave us to feel a little snowed under. Not only does this lead us to fatigue, but it can cause damage to our hair growth cycle as well! We’ve come up with ways to help us keep the holiday season jolly.

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How to straighten Afro hair without heat

How to straighten Afro hair without heat

Straightening or stretching Afro hair without heat has its benefits. Firstly, stretched hair is less prone to tangles. Secondly, heat from blow dryers and straighteners dries the hair out leaving it more prone to breakage. If you've read our blogs you'll know by now that moisture is key for healthy afro hair! Heat can be used very sparingly but if your goal is to grow healthy hair then it's best to avoid using blow dryers and straighteners as they are counterproductive to growing healthy hair.  Here are 3 ways to straighten Afro hair without heat:  1. African Threading We’ve heard childhood stories from...

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Everything you need to know to avoid dry hair this winter

Everything you need to know to avoid dry hair this winter

Winter's frosty temperatures and the use of central heating mean that dryness is in abundance —dry skin, dry lips and not to mention dry hair.  

Afro and curly hair types are usually prone to dryness because of the kinks and curls present in the hair strand. Dryness is one of the main causes of breakage and hair damage so taking steps to maximise moisture will help you achieve healthy hair.

Here are some simple afro haircare tips to help you avoid dry hair this winter. 

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What you need to know about cutting Afro and curly hair

What you need to know about cutting Afro and curly hair

Contribution from Sara Steele. I’ve been a hairdresser for over ten years and I've cut all hair types from straight European textures to the kinkiest Afro. During this time, one of my most frequently discussed topics is how to properly cut Afro and curly hair. There are many myths surrounding this topic so keep reading to find out the four most common questions regarding cutting Afro hair!   Should Afro and curly hair be cut wet or dry? It is better to cut Afro hair and very curly hair dry. If you cut hair when wet, it's likely that too much hair will be...

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