The Afrocks Blog
The Problem with Natural Hair ‘Problems’ : 3 Things That Gets Me Thinking
[:en]That’s it, we have decided to put the relaxer away. We hardly wear weaves and wigs these days, and when we do, it is a protective method or a way to experiment with new looks or colours without damaging our hair. Yes, we are embracing ourselves, yes we are proud of our heritage and yes, we are beautiful black women… However, this newfound love for our hair needs to be alert and proactive because, I feel that the self-depreciating habits that we have all acquired through our socialisation or the constant exposure to the mainstream canons of beauty, can easily sneak their way on our path to self-validation.
Happy and Nappy
[:en] The tidal wave of Nappy that is sweeping the world lately has certainly not passed you by. Black women started wearing and loving their natural hair, ditching the creamy crack and living their lives without lye. If you were around when it all started and you decided you wanted to join, you probably did like most of us and joined a forum online to share tips and tricks, techniques and report on the latest products you tried. Maybe you had a blog where you documented on your hair journey, posted pictures of your daily routine, all your hair paraphernalia and pictures of your "hairspirations" (that's the people's whose hair you were inspired from). If you were lucky, you could even find your hair twin and you would start exchanging tips, emulating each other, encouraging each other because they could definitely understand !
11 Mind-blowing Figures to Understand the Women of Afro Hair Market [Infographic]
[:en]It is a fact universally acknowledged that a black woman, MUST be in want of hair care products. Whilst the market has been fluctuating with the latest trends, the natural hair revolution (yes we say it, a revolution) is drastically changing the economical dynamics for good. Because wearing one's hair natural is not a fad, we have compiled 11 facts that should empower business minded people such as creative stylists, cocoa and Shea butter producers... black women and men altogether! Yes, you're welcome.
6 Ways for Freelance Natural Hair Stylists To Get More Clients
[:en] A few weeks ago we started the pre-launch advertising campaign for our Natural Hair marketplace platform and had a fabulous response from interested clients and stylists. With +500 sign ups and counting, I have to admit that I was genuinely surprised. I also received a decent number of emails from stylists asking about ways to increase their client base and raise their profile.
Why I Wake Up Every Day
Welcome to Afrocks blog! Ok, let me tell you a story. When I woke up this morning I asked myself: why do I wake up every day? I usually wake up because my alarm clock gives me a hard time. I also wake because my second alarm clock - my 22 months-old boy - is usually up a 5.30am and doesn’t really appreciate when I am not sharing his fun (meaning running and jumping all around). Ok, but why do I really wake up every morning? What drags me out of my comfy bed every morning?