Natural Hair
27 Afro Hair Salons To Visit in London and The UK
Credit picture: Tia's Hair salon Natural hair movement in the UK can be traced back to the 1970s when natural hair movement was at its peak, fuelled by the rise of Black Power and the civil rights movement in the US. Having a fro back then was not solely based on creating a fashion statement or signature look, it was rather about making a political statement to express and showcase your black identity with utmost pride and confidence. In the last few years, research has shown that black women are making statements in the beauty industry. Due to this, they have become an invaluable voice that must be listened to by stakeholders in the hair industry. In fact, the black hair industry at the moment is worth £88 million, with black women spending six times more on their hair care than their white counterparts. In the UK, the afro Caribbean hair industry has been found to be quite lucrative, with so many brands now venturing into the market due to the increase in consumer demand for natural hair care products.
The Best Protective Styles For Natural Hair

If you have ever done research on promoting hair growth, you’ve probably heard of protective styles. Protective styles refer to any hair configuration that protects your ends, edges and overall curls from consistent manipulation that can lead to breakage and further damage. Protective hair is an essential part of natural hair care that can be of immense benefit to you. Wondering why protective hairstyles for natural hair are important or what protective hairstyles to wear? We have compiled some of the top benefits of this technique as well as some trendy protective styles you should know.

Afro Hair Advice: 5 Tips For Retaining Your Edges
Edges, edges, edges! a topic that can draw as great a discussion as the afro movement itself. For those who are not aware, ‘edges’ refer to the hair around one's hairline, sometimes referred to as ‘baby’ hair. What a display of spectacle and artistry it is to see how some black women and young girls create intricate designs and waves with their baby hair.
9 Things To Check Before Choosing Your Afro Hair Salon

Picking the right hair salon can be anxiety-inducing for anyone, particularly for people with afro hair. There are many options out there but knowing which to choose can be hard. There are several things you need to look out for before you put your head in the hands of a stranger so you can get the best service and experience. We have done the hard work of compiling a list of 9 things to check before choosing your afro hair salon. Let’s delve fully into the topic.

6 Best Tips on How to take care of your Box Braids

If there are awards for hairstyles, Box braids would have won a whole lot because of their low maintenance and ability to be manipulated into different styles. Box braids are made by using synthetic hair to add thickness and fullness as well as length. Did we mention that box braids look gorgeous after being installed? Or that they can last up to 6-8 weeks when maintained well? Add this to the fact that box braids are easily low-maintenance, and then you understand why they are still so popular after all these years. So if you love to keep your box braids as fresh as the day you made it, here are the best ways to maintain and keep them that way.

How To Take Care Of Your Afro Hair: Our 5 Best Tips

Our natural hair is the crown that we wear daily. And as such it must be cared for with the best products, tools and love. Often our afro hair is not in the best condition it is, due to lack of care for it. In this article, we will be sharing the top 5 best tips to take care of your afro. These tips will, hopefully, help you increase the length, strength and hydration levels of your hair to bring it to an optimally healthy condition. Your hair is your crown and should be worn proudly.

Afro Hair Business Interview – Hazel, Founder of Sanctus Hair & Salon Owner: “In the black community, hairdressers are looked down on. They’re seen as uneducated or dropouts […]”
Afrocks had a chat with Hazel who recently launched her product range. She's also a salon owner in South East London - therefore she has plenty to say when it comes to the afro hair industry!
Afrocks Interview – Kay Davis, Artist & Braider: “Transitioning from chemically relaxed hair to becoming natural is a journey! One that can be extremely liberating and often emotional”
We had a chat with Kay Davis, London-based artist and afro hairdresser - using design to celebrate and pay homage to black childhood/upbringing.
14 Of The Best Afro Hair Products Your Natural Hair Will Fall In Love With
Credit picture: Eyoko

The natural hair movement in the UK has come a long way, especially in regards to afro hair products. Way back before the movement, we could only find few afro hair products on the scene, and if any were found, they were at best, filled with toxic ingredients. With limited choices available, black women went ahead with these products at the detriment of their hair health. However, since then, we have seen a rapid growth of organic and ethical afro hair products for different needs, hair types and uses. Whether you are a newbie natural or a seasoned one, we have compiled a list of some of the best natural afro hair products on the market you should add to your stash. Before or after booking your afro hairdresser with Afrocks, you can give these a go!

How do Black women find their Natural Afro Hairdressers in 2019

How do Black women find their Natural Afro Hairdressers in 2019

Have you ever faced the struggle of finding a perfect or suitable afro hairdresser? Or have you ever wondered if the videos you see of hairdressers on Instagram make a good point of referral for finding your perfect match when it comes to afro hairdressing? If yes then this article is just perfect for you.

4 Cheap And Easy DIY Honey Hair Masks Recipes That Your Natural Hair Will Love
  Alright guys let’s get real here: we LOVE buying new natural hair products from our faves black owned businesses right? Also it’s January and we’re all broke following Festive season and Boxing day shopping spree, and we might need to do a bit a DIY to take care of our crowns and manes. Well good news! You won’t need to go too far and to spend too much cash as we have something for you: HONEY! Honey is literally one of those miraculous natural products for skin and hair care! It has healing, softening, purifying, moisturizing and antioxidant properties - so keep browsing for some cool DIY hair and skin care right before you book your mobile afro hairdresser with us!
Afro And Natural Hair Representation Matters

Photo credit: Fiona Whyte Photography

For some, it has been a long time coming...for others, it is a shock to the eyelids! We like to think of it as 'Afro Inception'. Out of nowhere (it seems) melanin magic is hitting the mainstream. You don’t have to be well read to know the importance of having your own beauty reflected in what you see in the media, and we are in a time where Afro is doing the most YAAASSSSSSSSS! Growing up, many of us did not have this amazing experience of seeing people on TV that looked like or represented our beauty, so this not an over reaction, this is curl appreciation at it’s finest.

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