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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.