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The black business founder who set up her own agency for dark skinned models

By IShelley / 08/07/2017 / 2 Comments
We speak to Kereen Hurley, the founder of Choco Models, a dark skin empowerment and model management company for under-represented dark skinned models   Kereen Hurley This Choco Models post gave us large reaction on our web page and on...

New model agency for darker skin girls

By IShelley / 30/03/2016 / 37 Comments
Choco Media Models is a new model agency that promotes darker skinned black models Much has been made on social media on the positive lack of representation of darker skinned women in the media. Lupita Nyong'o did much to dispel...

What no one tells you about chemical peels for black skin

By Dija Ayodele / 06/03/2018 / 20 Comments
Aesthetician Dija Ayodele of the Black Skin Directory sheds light on chemical peels for darker skin tones. Dija Ayodele | Image: Fotolia A question, I am often repeatedly asked is - ‘can black skin have chemical peels?’ Whilst there have been...
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Why Crochet Braids Became The Breakout Hairstyle Of Lockdown

By IShelley / 01/03/2021 / 1 Comment
Crochet braids are low stress and low maintenance. Becrochetcreation shares tips and tricks on why this protective styling method was the go-to during lockdown One thing we all missed during lockdown were our hairdressers. Suddenly we had to get to...

How to combat breakage in relaxed hair

By IShelley / 08/09/2015 / 25 Comments
With the help of award-winning stylist 5ive from Hype Coiffure, here are 6 steps to keep those relaxed tresses in pristine condition… By Lesley Buckle Stylist 5ive  1. STAY HYDRATED One of the common causes of breakage is dry hair....

36 wedding hairstyles for locs, dreadlocks and SisterLocks

By IShelley / 18/04/2017 / 1 Comment
Our natural hair bridal gallery proves that locs can be a very versatile style option, for even the most special of occasions Some natural and relaxed women are intimidated about having dreadlocks because they believe that locs are a permanent style that lack...

Should I get a silk press or will it damage my hair?

By IShelley / 02/04/2020 / 2 Comments
Lianne Bruney from ProTress examines the pros and cons of the silk press Image: Shutterstock A silk press is a hair straightening technique that doesn’t involve chemicals and, if done correctly, can achieve results that are more impressive and potentially...

When do you give your child their first hair cut?

By Maria Tumolo / 17/02/2016 / 8 Comments
Blogger Maria Tumolo of The Tiger Tales blog takes a brief look at the hair-cutting rituals of different cultures Maria Tumolo   I tried various techniques to make my daughter’s hair regime has stress-free as possible. At one point my...

6x Born Curly Sets By As I Am Naturally

By IShelley / 24/02/2021 / 0 Comments
Win a set of Born Curly hair products by As I Am Naturally for your little ones Here’s something for the little ones. AS I AM Naturally has relaunched their Born Curly collection, formulated for babies and children with curly,...

10x Kaniz Dry Body Oil Sets to be won

By IShelley / 24/02/2021 / 2 Comments
Win a set of four Kaniz Dry Body Oils, each with a different fragrance to suit your mood Kaniz is a range of body oils inspired by the melting pot of Zanizibar – a nation which brings together beauty, health...

Love your locs? Then stop these hair-breaking habits

By Candace Dantes / 20/11/2017 / 1 Comment
Photo by LaSundra Davis/@respect.theshooter Bad hair practices that pull out edges, roots and strands Wait! Before you slay that sculpted loc hairstyle snatching those edges back too far, consider the excruciating headache about to ensue. Then think about the long-term...

Review: Olaplex on texturised afro hair

By JCousins / 20/09/2018 / 0 Comments
BBH road test Olaplex OK, CONFESSION: it took me a while to get on board the Olaplex bandwagon. Vogue touted it as the ‘holy grail for coloured hair’ and because I don’t dye my hair I thought ‘It’s not for...

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