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The Afrocks Blog

Published on 15 February 2019 by Afrocks

23 Afro and Natural Hair Salons To Visit in London and The UK in 2019

Credit picture: Tia’s Hair salon

Natural hair movement in the UK can be traced back to the 1970’s 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.
After few years of going into solitude, the natural hair movement is now on the rise again. New
natural hair care salons have emerged which brings us to the main reason why we put together
this write-up. For all our natural hair Queens and lovers who seek out experts in the natural hair
industry for professional hair styling and treatments, we have compiled the 23  best natural hair
salons in the UK and London that offer top notch services as regards afro and natural hair care services.

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Published on 29 January 2019 by Afrocks

16 Businesses And Initiatives That Can Help You On Your Journey Of Wellbeing in 2019

Credit picture: Lorraine Givans Destiny Achieved Coaching

We hope you have enjoyed our selfcare series as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. We haven’t finished yet! Here are some wonderful businesses/initiatives that can help you on your journey of wellbeing and self-care. Remember, first and foremost, you are your own backer. Invest in yourself  #OneLove

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Published on 22 January 2019 by Afrocks

4 Cheap And Easy DIY Honey Hair Masks Recipes That Your Natural Hair Will Love

 

Alright guys let’s get real here: we LOVE buying new natural hair products from our faves black owned businesses right?
Also it’s January and we’re all broke following Festive season and Boxing day shopping spree, and we might need to do a bit a DIY to take care of our crowns and manes.
Well good news! You won’t need to go too far and to spend too much cash as we have something for you: HONEY!
Honey is literally one of those miraculous natural products for skin and hair care! It has healing, softening, purifying, moisturizing and antioxidant properties – so keep browsing for some cool DIY hair and skin care right before you book your mobile afro hairdresser with us!

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Published on 4 January 2019 by Afrocks

Afrocks’ Afro Hair Stylists Guide To Personal Health, Safety And Self-Care

We have spoken before about the silent sacrifices many afro stylists make in order to provide an exceptional service to clients. We bend, turn, twist and place our bodies in awkward positions as well as the standing for long periods of time. We should also acknowledge the emotional toil of styling (also discussed before). The difference between a stylist and someone who ‘does hair’ is the attention to detail, which requires concentration, all the while ensuring the client is comfortable/entertained – and it is only emotionally taxing because we care so much about meeting the client’s expectations. As there is no professional certification for afro styling, see this as an afro stylists guide to personal health and safety. Even if you are not a stylist, please continue to read – these tips apply to all in some way or other.

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Published on 3 January 2019 by Afrocks

How We Kinda Validated Afrocks Startup Idea Without Wasting (Too Much) Time And Money

Photo credit: @Adeolu Eletu

Ok so you woke up this morning with THAT killer idea for a startup, and you just can’t wait to get started: build that sh*t and ship it, right?
It reminds me when I first thought about starting Afrocks. To me, it was pretty much all mapped out. I was going to build the product, launch it, grow it, maybe sell it and then breeze through the rest of life as a successful entrepreneur. Daydreaming!

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Published on 2 January 2019 by Afrocks

14 UK Black Hosted Podcast To listen to While You’re Getting Your Afro Hair Styled

Photo credit: Snatch Edges podcast

By far, live radio has been dominating the audio landscape for ages. However, with mainstream media often being pointed and the level of trust declining, we can arguably wonder if this era of glory is coming to an end?
Our habits have evolved drastically, especially when smartphones landed in our hands. Millennials know it well.They are the biggest consumers of audio content on mobile devices.
The last decade have been witnessing the rise of podcasts. According to the Radio Joint Audience Research, 6.4 million adults or 12% of the adult population in UK use a Podcast in an average week and that number is growing year on year.

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Published on 20 December 2018 by Afrocks

I Can No Longer Style Hair But Don’t Let That Happen To You: Superwoman you are not!

Afrocks Hair and Business Consultant Simone, shares the inspiration behind the ‘Take a Seat’ poem. It may be hard to believe but self care is a new concept to many black women.

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Published on 13 December 2018 by Afrocks

Dear Black Woman, Take A Seat! A Poem About Self-Care And Self-Preservation

Photo credit @William Stitt

Following a challenging few months at afrocks HQ, we have had a look at how we look after ourselves, not just in business, but in life – full stop. 
Over the next few weeks our Head Afro hair and Business, Simone will be sharing her thoughts on self care. Although aimed at stylists and entrepreneurs, the content of this 4 part series can apply to anyone.
Enjoy part 1.
From us to you

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Published on 3 December 2018 by Afrocks

32 Gifts Ideas From UK Black Owned Businesses That Your Relatives Will Love For Festive Season

Photo credit @AuraKits

Festive season is just around the corner – you can feel it in the air (and TV ads) but you are desperately in need of inspiration for your christmas presents. Afraid not! We’ve done all the work for you and picked awesome gifts from black owned brands that will definitely impress friends and family.

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Published on 15 November 2018 by Afrocks

Afro And Natural Hair Representation Matters

Photo credit: Fiona Whyte Photography

For some, it has been a long time coming…for others, it is a shock to the eyelids! We like to think of it as ‘Afro Inception’. Out of nowhere (it seems) melanin magic is hitting the mainstream. You don’t have to be well read to know the importance of having your own beauty reflected in what you see in the media, and we are in a time where Afro is doing the most YAAASSSSSSSSS! Growing up, many of us did not have this amazing experience of seeing people on TV that looked like or represented our beauty, so this not an over reaction, this is curl appreciation at it’s finest.

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