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Published on 28 January 2020 by Afrocks

Top 10 Things To Know Before Transitioning To Natural Hair

While transitioning to natural hair has become the new wave, very few women have an idea of the basics they should know before going natural. You probably don’t want to end up with an “I Wish I Had Known List” when it comes down to going natural. So before you make the jump of faith to transition to afro hair, here are the top 10 things you should know before transitioning to Natural Hair.

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Published on 23 January 2020 by Afrocks

27 Afro and Natural 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.

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Published on 26 December 2019 by Afrocks

Hair Love Short Film: On Ripping What you Sow and Youtube Ripping Us Off

Youtube recommendations are something else. It was December 25th, the time was 6pm. I was strolling my Youtube feed, trying to avoid the depressing universe that I created for myself with my 2019 obsession for the UK Brexit, the US impeachment proceedings and France new retirement plans wotlessness. Note that I am doing all of this actively trying to avoid the new disturbing ads featuring cows and humans in “funny” sexual positions and cars crushing watermelons … when I found “Hair Love”.

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Published on 21 December 2019 by Afrocks

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.

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Published on 17 November 2019 by Afrocks

The 5 Different Stages of Locs Journey

Getting the locs you have always wanted takes a process, and it’s important to know the different stages of locs journey so you can know what to expect. There are five stages of locs, namely the starter stage, budding stage, teen stage, maturity stage, and rooted stage. The entire stages can take 18-24 months upwards, after which you will be able to have the long, thick, and shiny locs you desire. Without further ado, let’s get into the details of what each stage entails.

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Published on 16 November 2019 by Afrocks

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.

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Published on 11 November 2019 by Afrocks

Everything You Need To Know About How To Start Locs

 

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Published on 8 November 2019 by Afrocks

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.

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Published on 20 October 2019 by Afrocks

Afrocks Interviews: Pamela Haynes, Author of The Novel “Loving The Brothers”

Quick catch up with Pamela Haynes, author, public speaker following the publication of her book ‘Loving the Brothers’, rated 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. A must-read!

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Published on 13 October 2019 by Afrocks

7 Best Afro Hair Shampoos You Should Try Right Now

When it comes to choosing a shampoo to use for your afro hair, you need to be selective as there are different types of shampoo on the market. Some shampoo products were made with Africans in mind while others were made for Caucasians. As you might know, research has shown that Caucasians and Asians have more hair follicles than we do even though our natural hair may look fuller. The reason is that, of all hair types, afro hair is the most vulnerable to breakage, and using the shampoo made for Caucasians can strip both hair and scalp, ruffle the cuticle or dehydrate already parched curls. We know that it can be tough for you to shop for afro hair products in a market saturated with products for people with straight hair. This is why we have done the hard work for by researching and compiling the best shampoos for natural hair.

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