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3 Ways For Black Men to Avoid Hair Loss

As Black men we take a lot of pride in our appearances and this includes our hair. As such, most of us fear losing our hair and do everything we can to stop this from happening. The fact is, hair loss is a part of life and a part of the aging process, meaning it is an inevitability. However, this does not mean that there aren’t ways to slow down the process and in some cases completely prevent early hair loss. Depending on the causing factor, there are different techniques that can be applied.

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6 Black Owned Shops to Buy From This Father’s Day

This Father’s day we are spoiling all Black dads and showing them that they matter, that they are valued and that they are appreciated beyond measure. Our fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles, sons and father-figures deserve the best of the best. We work with so many fantastic retailers, big and small, and we appreciate them all equally. This year we wanted to take the time to shed some light on a few of our Black owned retail partners who are doing a fantastic job of giving Black brands like us, opportunities to...

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How We As Black Men Can Protect Our Mental Space

There is so much going on at the moment, we are in the middle of a global pandemic which is completely reshaping the world we live in and altering our reality in so many ways. That in itself comes with it’s own challenges. Add to that the fact that Black people are dying from Covid-19 at higher rates and are disproportionately more affected, both economically and health wise by this pandemic. Throw on top of that the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police and it quickly becomes clear why 2020 can be seen as...

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How Black Men Can Grow Thicker Hair

Hair is something that needs nurturing, patience and a lot of effort. Particularly when it comes to Black men’s hair. Did you know that hair grows on average ½ inch per month, without you even doing anything. So in essence, at the bare minimum, all you have to do is protect your hair from damage and breakage in order to promote growth. Building on this, adopting a consistent hair care routine will further boost your hair growth. How...

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3 Reasons Black Seed Oil Is Perfect For Black Men’s Hair

When we formed Aaron Wallace we knew we wanted to create something special, so we dedicated ourselves to researching and finding the best natural ingredients with known benefits for Afro Hair. This led us to the discovery of the famed Black Seed Oil. Almost mythical in nature it is commonly referred to as Nigella Sativa, and known as “The cure for everything except death” due to its amazing health benefits. Black Seed Oil has been used for thousands of years for healing and medicinal purposes, having been mentioned by Greek...

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Why Do Black Men Have Dry Scalp?

Because of our afro-textured hair, we are extremely prone to dryness. This is why black men need a lot more hydration to keep their hair healthy and to prevent getting a dry scalp, which is what ultimately leads to breakages. How can you recognise that you suffer from a dry scalp? Dandruff is your number one tell. Dandruff indicates a dry scalp. When your scalp is dry it is much harder to get waves or have a clean finish to your haircut, so...

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How to Prevent Ingrown Hair or Razor Bumps

The question we often get is 'Can Razor Bumps or Ingrown Hairs be avoided?'To get straight to the point, yes, razor bumps can be prevented. The problem of razor bumps or ingrown hair is one faced by many, if not all black men who shave. It occurs when the hair curls back on itself and essentially grows back into the skin. The consequence is an inflammatory response that causes bumps, pus and in some cases discolouration. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of developing painful and itchy razor bumps.

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8 Tips for Black Men with Grey Hair & Beards

Getting grey hair is inevitable and although for many black men having grey hair feels like a sign of maturity, wisdom, dignity and power, for some it is viewed as an unwelcome sign of ageing. Whatever your feelings are towards having grey hair, making sure you take good care of them is going to make a huge difference to their appearance. We often get asked how to take care of grey hair and what products to use to keep it healthy. Grey hair does require a different approach to care and here...

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Beard Care Kit: 4 Must Have Products

Whether you started growing your beard in the last 30 days or have been growing it for some time, it is always important to make sure that your beard care kit is armed with the best possible products to promote healthy beard growth. Black men are particularly prone to breakage due to our afro hair textures so having the right products is absolutely essential. Growing a beard takes time and dedication and is something that requires a lot of patience. Along the way you will likely encounter many issues, like breakage and patchy beard growth but it is important to...

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Patchy Beard? 3 Important Things You Should Know

The beard is here to stay, many black men rock it and seem to do so effortlessly. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a straightforward journey to attaining a full, thick and healthy beard. If you have a patchy beard, areas that seem to refuse to grow any facial hair, there could be a range of reasons for it. Truth is, not all beards will grow the same, this will differ from one person to the next. Adding to that, beards rarely grow evenly across your own face, which is why trimming is a thing.

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