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Published on 11 August 2020 by Afrocks

10 Things You Should Know About Cutting Afro Hair

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.

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Published on 6 August 2020 by Afrocks

The Best Afro Hair Accessories Every Naturalista Needs

Whether your hair tight 4C curls or looser 3B ringlets, the key to establishing a good hair care routine for your hair afro is having the right tools. The outcome of your washday relies on the methods and tools that you use – it’s not always the product’s fault! Every naturalista should have a kit of afro hair accessories that they can rely on for easy styling and maintenance throughout the week. Here are some of the top afro hair accessories that you should invest in.

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Published on 14 June 2020 by Afrocks

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Afro Hair

Afro hair is beautiful. It’s full, curly, kinky, thick and everyone’s is different. For people without this hair type it always seems fascinating, but do you know everything there is to know about your own hair? The amazing thing about afro hair is there is so much to learn not just in terms of hair care but the history and industry too. As more people begin their journey to healthy natural hair, getting to know your locks is a great way of growing your knowledge and feeling empowered. Luckily, we’ve got it covered. Here are 10 things that you didn’t know about afro hair!

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Published on 5 June 2020 by Afrocks

43 Black Owned Businesses in the U.K. You Absolutely Need In Your Life

2020 could be considered a pretty bleak year for people of colour. But, while the ongoing fight for equality and awareness continues, it’s also important to recognise the success within the black community and celebrate black-owned businesses in the UK.

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Published on 28 May 2020 by Afrocks

10 Things to do When you Have Dry Afro Hair

When it comes to caring for afro hair everyone’s experience is different. From kinks and curls to afros and coils, even two people with a similar hair texture will likely have completely different styling routines. But, one thing that we can all relate to is dryness.
Dry afro hair is one of the most common complaints but it’s not impossible to fix if you know-how. If you’re dealing with dry ends that just won’t quit or endless frizz that you can’t tame then it’s time to up your hair care routine and we’re here to help!
Here at 10 important things that you can do to improve your dry afro hair.

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Published on 17 May 2020 by Afrocks

The Top 10 Best Nigerian Restaurants in London

Today, the UK’s local high streets are becoming more diverse than ever as the selection of shops and restaurants continues to grow. London is one city where multiculturalism has thrived, especially when it comes to celebrating cuisine from around the world. Nigerian cuisine is one type of cooking that’s started to modernise the food industry in the UK, introducing new flavours, textures and experiences while celebrating Nigerian culture and traditions. Nigerian people pride themselves on cooking some of the best food in West Africa and London is one of the best places to go if you’re hoping to give it a try. From traditional establishments to modern, experimental dishes you’ll feel like you’re in the very heart of Lagos! Here are 10 of the best Nigerian restaurants in London.

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Published on 14 May 2020 by Afrocks

The Difference Between Dreads And Locs: Quick History of Rasta and Dreadlocks

Picture credit: David McFadden, Associated Press file

“Dreadlocks? There is nothing dreadful about my hair!” I have heard this expression and read some interesting posts on Tumblr about the use of the word “dreadlocks” to describe the ropelike matted hairstyle popularised by Bob Marley in the ’70s. Because I was born and raised in the Caribbean in the ’90s, I could understand the very valid point made by these locticians and afrocentric activists about using language to elevate and not denigrate ourselves, but the country girl in me had some reservations and if you have time I’ll tell you why you will never have dreadlocks and if you do, why it is, on the contrary, a wonderful and powerful ting.

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Published on 5 May 2020 by Afrocks

All you need to know before getting Box Braids

Box braids are one of the most popular types of hairstyles for people with afro hair, but believe it or not, this style really came into its prime throughout the 90s. From Janet Jackson to Stacey Dash in the iconic film Clueless, braids were seen everywhere before the early 2000’s when natural hairstyles were swapped for blow dries and straightening.

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Published on 25 April 2020 by Afrocks

19 Inspiring UK Afro Hair And Beauty Entrepreneurs You Want Follow

The afro hair and beauty movement wouldn’t be what it is today without the passionate individuals creating amazing Afro Caribbean hair products and spreading the message about natural hair and black beauty. Here we’ve compiled a list of the UK hair and beauty founders that we think to deserve some recognition.

PS: All information written below has been found online and is available to everybody.

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Published on 22 April 2020 by Afrocks

Top 10 Best Products For Curly Natural Hair

If you haven’t heard the words ‘natural hair movement’, where have you been hiding? From coils and curls to locs and afros, the last few years have seen a shift in the way natural hair is viewed and the accessibility to good, affordable products. In the UK, the natural hair movement has grown from strength to strength, with major stores reevaluating the diversity of their haircare range and helping us naturalistas gets those edges on fleek and curls poppin!

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