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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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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 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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