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Published on 16 June 2019 by Afrocks

Afrocks Afro Business Interview – Aasiyah, Founder of The Renatural: “Versatility, ease and protection are the main reasons why black women wear wigs today”

You may have noticed how black entrepreneurs – more specifically black women – recently started to take centre stage in the afro hair industry (finally). Today we speak with Aasiyah Abdulsalam, founder of The Renatural, a platform that promises to disrupt and fix the wig industry with better, safer and healthier products. By a black woman for black women.

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Published on 5 May 2019 by Afrocks

Sole Trader or Limited Company For Your Afro Hair Business: What Are The Big Differences?

In this very business oriented guest post, Kateata – who is an accountant at hairandbeautyaccounting.com – tell us everything we should know about choosing the right company structure for your next venture. 

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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 12 September 2018 by Afrocks

Interview Of Blogger, Writer And Hair Coach Tola Okogwu Who Is Crowdfunding To create Documentary About Hair Products For Black Women

Pretty sure you guys have seen Tola’s BBC interview being shared on social media. She was discussing the harmful effects that hair products cause in black woman health and the importance of being more ingredient conscious. In a study, published in April 2018 by researchers from the Silent Spring Institute and Battelle Memorial Institute in the USA it was found that 80% of black hair products contain endocrine disrupting and asthma causing chemicals.
Tola is now launching a crowdfunding campaign to finance a documentary called ‘My Haircare Nightmare’. The documentary will creatively explain the science behind the research and delve deeper into the societal and cultural pressures that lead black women to use these products. They will speak to real women and hear their hair stories.  The documentary will also provide expert advice and practical approaches to help Black women reduce their level of exposure to EDCs and asthma causing chemicals. We met with Tola for a quick, yet insightful chat.

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Published on 11 June 2018 by Afrocks

15 Inspiring UK Afro Hair And Beauty Entrepreneurs You Want Follow

When we talk about afro hair and beauty doing the most, we tend to forget about the passionate individuals that are actually driving the business. Here’s a (completely subjective) list of the UK afro hair and beauty founders and entrepreneurs you should pay attention to, as they are contributing in changing and disrupting the industry at their own level.
PS: All information written below have been found online and are available to everybody.

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Published on 26 May 2018 by Afrocks

I Am Stressed, Skint And Drained: I Am Shutting Down Afrocks, The Afro Hair Startup


I had been feeling quite down for a while, but emotionally it all hit me one night, at around 1.42am as I was staring at my laptop screen, completely drained. The past few weeks had been quite challenging to say the least, and looking at the numbers, the upcoming weeks would be equally tough.

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Published on 3 April 2018 by Afrocks

Afrocks Interview: We discuss Crowdfunding, Hair Products And Chicken Wings (What?) With Afrocenchix Founders

When Afrocks meet with Afrocenchix founders Rachael and Joycelyn, it’s always to ask cool questions. Sometimes. Anyway, we discuss Crowdfunding, beauty products and chicken wings…yes!

 

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Published on 23 March 2018 by Afrocks

How My Locs Forced Me To Become An Entrepreneur: 3 Essential Lessons To Learn For “Woke” People

Our Co-Founder and CRO Regis shares his experience on becoming an entrepreneur against the odds after being turned down in a job interview for wearing his locs.

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Published on 7 December 2017 by Afrocks

5 Black Businesses That Will Help Your Company Get More Exposure

Building a startup/business from scratch without an enormous capital can be a long and draining process, but it does not have to be a lonely one. Indeed throughout the ups and downs of  the creative, building and launching phases, working on your brand has always been an extremely challenging yet rewarding component of the journey. Reflecting on the year’s encounters and in the spirit of sharing, here are five great black businesses that I have collaborate with or personally met/used, which I think can be useful to any small business owner.

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