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Published on 26 November 2020 by Afrocks

12 Dreadlocks Salons and Studio You Should Definitely Visit In London

Back in 2016, I wrote about 5 locs salons I had personally visited in London for my loc maintenance – at the time I had long and beautiful dreadlocks; still don’t know why I cut them off, to be honest 🙁
2 years on, I am happy to say this post has literally been one of the most popular on our blog with nearly 12,000 visits to date. Wow! this is quite huge, and we’re always proud to give top quality black businesses the exposure they deserve. However, since publishing the blog post I never stopped receiving emails from other salons in London, asking to be featured in an updated article, which is fair.
So here we are now, here is a list of 8 smaller or less known salons that you should still visit if you are in London. Enjoy! In no particular order!

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Published on 23 November 2020 by Afrocks

19 Best Afro Hair Care Tips and Advice

Whether you’re new to afro hair care or you’ve just established a routine, it’s always good to build up your afro hair knowledge to achieve the best results. Afro hair care can seem like a minefield. With its own terminology and different naturalists preaching different methods, it’s best to focus on how your hair feels, looks and reacts to find the best practices for you.

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Published on 17 November 2020 by Afrocks

Top 10 Advice for Black Men’s Beard Care

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.

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Published on 26 September 2020 by Afrocks

Locs and Dreadlocks: Everything You Need 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.

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Published on 23 September 2020 by Afrocks

How to Start a Natural Hair Blog: 10 Top Tips

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.

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Published on 7 September 2020 by Afrocks

Everything to Know About Crochet Braids

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.

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Published on 5 September 2020 by Afrocks

Everything you need to know about Knotless Braids

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.

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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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