Cornrows are timeless and unifying hairstyles among different races all over the world. The hairdo has long overcome gender barriers as more men choose cornrows as their preferred hairstyle. For people with natural hair, cornrows are one of the most protective hairstyles that promote hair growth.
Dreadlocks have become increasingly popular throughout society, but how much do you know about the hairstyle? When it comes to Locs, most people either know a lot about it or absolutely nothing. Whichever category you fall into, here are 10 fun facts about dreads that you probably didn’t know before.
Dreadlocks have an incredibly long history. In fact, it is assumed that natural dreadlocks are one of the oldest human hairstyles, seeing as prehistoric humans didn't have combs and how fast it is for natural hair to start to felt.
Beards might have gone out of fashion a few times, but they have become incredibly popular again, especially among black men in the UK. It seems that if you walk on the streets, you will see a lot more black men with some form of facial hair than men who are completely clean-shaven. This point to the fact that beard is the legendary look that is finally here to stay even though styles may change. If you're trying to keep up with the trend by shaping up or growing a beard, here are the top black men beard care tips to know.
I know most of us often wonder where locs originated from. The truth is that locks can be found in almost every part of history from Dervishes of Islam to Germanic tribes. Whether you want to try out locs or dreadlocks, you need to first ensure you know everything there is before you start your new loc journey.
The natural hair movement is about empowering people of colour to love their beautiful natural hair, curls, coils, kinks and all. Unsurprisingly, it’s often hard to know where to start but one area where the movement has continued to thrive in the online community of natural hair care, where people with all hair textures can share tips and support one another on their journey to healthy natural hair. Blogs are just one of the amazing platforms that can be used to both find and share information about afro hair, so why not set up your own? Not only is running a blog a great way of documenting your progress, but you can connect with naturalistas all over the world! Here some 10 top tips to help get you started.
Crochet braids have been there since ages. However, this versatile style is making a comeback in the hair world with almost everyone, including your favourite celebrities like Solange Knowles, Yemi Alade, Keke Palmer and Rihanna, rocking these braids. Crochet braids are considered as protective styles that enable your hair to grow well without any interference.
Braids have been a cultural trait of African women for thousands of years and it's little surprise that they have soared in popularity across different cultures around the world. Apart from the fact that they make for a fashion statement, braids can help you deal with different hair problems like breakage and tangling. They also help to lock in moisture to prevent dryness, especially for women with curly and wavy hair. Even more, black women love braids because they are a convenient hairstyle that you can rock over the summer and the winter. Plus, they are versatile, making them great for people who are looking to wear trendy hairstyles as you can style it in many different ways.
We all love getting a new cut, right? It's fun, exciting, and when you walk out of the salon, you feel like a different person. There reaches a time in your afro hair life that you just need to get the big chop.
Whether you just want to get a pixie cut or are looking to shedding off some inches of your mane, there is a thing or ten which you should know about cutting afro hair. Let's look at the things you need to know when cutting your Afro hair.