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!Read More
Afrocks Interview – Kay Davis, Artist & Braider: “Transitioning from chemically relaxed hair to becoming natural is a journey! One that can be extremely liberating and often emotional”
We had a chat with Kay Davis, London-based artist and afro hairdresser – using design to celebrate and pay homage to black childhood/upbringing.Read More
14 Of The Best Afro Hair Products Your Natural Hair Will Fall In Love With
The natural hair movement in the UK has come a long way, especially in regards to afro hair products. Way back before the movement, we could only find few afro hair products on the scene, and if any were found, they were at best, filled with toxic ingredients. With limited choices available, black women went ahead with these products at the detriment of their hair health. However, since then, we have seen a rapid growth of organic and ethical afro hair products for different needs, hair types and uses. Whether you are a newbie natural or a seasoned one, we have compiled a list of some of the best natural afro hair products on the market you should add to your stash. Before or after booking your afro hairdresser with Afrocks, you can give these a go!Read More
How do Black women find their Natural Afro Hairdressers?
Have you ever faced the struggle of finding a perfect or suitable afro hairdresser? Or have you ever wondered if the videos you see of hairdressers on Instagram make a good point of referral for finding your perfect match when it comes to afro hairdressing? If yes then this article is just perfect for you.Read More
23 Afro and Natural Hair Salons To Visit in London and The UK in 2019
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.
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!
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.Read More
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.
Klerissa McDonald: “I have personally seen many women experience the horrific effects of using permanent straighteners and relaxers”
We caught up with Klerissa McDonald, CEO and founder of award winning UK brand Curly By Nature to discuss damages caused by use of chemicals, Curly By Nature products and much more.Read More
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.
- 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 Interview – Kay Davis, Artist & Braider: “Transitioning from chemically relaxed hair to becoming natural is a journey! One that can be extremely liberating and often emotional”
- Afrocks Afro Business Interview – Aasiyah, Founder of The Renatural: “Versatility, ease and protection are the main reasons why black women wear wigs today”