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Black Business Founder Sets Up 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 a large reaction on our web page and...

New Model Agency For Darker Skin Girls Helps Their Self Esteem

By IShelley / 30/03/2016 / 41 Comments
Choco Media Models is a dark skin empowerment and model management agency that promotes darker skinned black models to help rebalance self esteem issues Much has been made on social media on the positive lack of representation of darker skinned...

What No One Tells You About Chemical Peels For Black Skin

By Dija Ayodele / 06/03/2018 / 24 Comments
Aesthetician Dija Ayodele of the Black Skin Directory sheds light on chemical peels for darker skin tones and how to ensure a successful skin peel experience Dija Ayodele | Image: Fotolia A question, I am often repeatedly asked is -...

36 Awesome Wedding Looks For Locs, Dreadlocks & 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...
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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...

Expert Tips On 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....

Should I Get A Silk Press, Or Will It Damage My Hair?

By IShelley / 02/04/2020 / 3 Comments
Lianne Bruney founder and CEO of hair health brand ProTress examines the pros and cons of the silk press on natural textured afro hair Image: Shutterstock A silk press is a hair straightening technique that doesn’t involve chemicals and, if done...

The science of mixed-race hair – explained

By JCousins / 06/02/2019 / 3 Comments
Carly Lewis-Oduntan investigates why mixed-race hair differs from other textures Photo: LabelM Typically when we hear the term ‘mixed-race hair’ we think of full-bodied curls, somewhere between wavy and afro-textured. But just like anyone with natural hair, a combination of...
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When’s the Best Age to Give Your Child Their First Hair Cut?

By Maria Tumolo / 17/02/2016 / 11 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 as stress-free as possible and that included when to...

Review: How Olaplex Performed on Texturised Afro Hair

By JCousins / 20/09/2018 / 0 Comments
Our Black Beauty & Hair tester overcame her reluctance to try Olaplex, the in-salon conditioning treatment on her texturised afro hair. She loved the results! Olaplex treatment system OK, CONFESSION: it took me a while to get on board the...

Love Your Locs? Then You’ve Got to Stop These Hair-Breaking Habits

By Candace Dantes / 20/11/2017 / 2 Comments
Thinning, breaking and balding locs? Loc star Candace Dantes looks at the bad hair practices that pull out edges, roots and strands Photo by LaSundra Davis/@respect.theshooter Bad hair practices that pull out edges, roots and strands Wait! Before you slay...

The pillowcase that will save your edges

By Vanessa Ojapah / 13/06/2017 / 0 Comments
Do you ever go to bed with hydrated and perfectly prepped locks, and wake up with dry frizzy hair? Hairburst Mulberry Silk Pillowcase Cotton pillowcases are every afro haired woman's worst nightmare - and some don't even realise it. Cotton...

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