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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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Published on 12 October 2019 by Afrocks

6 Ways to Maintain and Keep Your Box Braids Fresh

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.

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Published on 9 October 2019 by Afrocks

What Are The Best Oils For Taking Care Of Your Locs?

Locs are an incredible way to rock your hair, but they need some efforts to look luxuriant and healthy. Many people don’t know how to nurture their dreadlocks properly, and this why they experience agonising itchiness on their scalp. The truth is that happy dreadlocks don’t just happen; you have to take care of them so they can grow and glow with moisture. Whether your goal is to grow your tresses or just maintain healthy mane, here is a list of the best oils you can use.

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Published on 6 October 2019 by Afrocks

Top 5 Best Tips About How To Take Care Of Your Afro Hair

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.

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Published on 2 August 2019 by Afrocks

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!

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