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Black History Month – Black Barbershops Through The times

Every Black person knows and understands the importance of Barbershops in our community and that they are so much more than just places we go to, to get our hair cut. Barbershops are the central hub of the Black community. This is where we congregate, connect, share, learn, laugh and feel a strong sense of belonging. For many of us it is a haven with lively debates, comedy and authentic Black-male friendship. Here we explore some of the history associated with the Black barbershop culture in the...

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Black History Month – Afro Hair Through The Years

Black afro hair has been an integral feature of black history - from African tribal styles to dreadlocks and the afro. In this post, we explore the rich history that is behind our hair and our styles. In early African civilisations, hairstyles could indicate a person's family background, tribe and social status. "Just about everything about a person's identity could be learned by looking at the hair," says journalist Lori Tharps, who co-wrote the book Hair Story about the history of black hair.

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How To Combat Ingrown Hair by Dr Wilson

Ingrown Hairs are a huge pain and as Black men, we are extremely prone to get them. We spoke to trained Trichologist (the science of the structure, function and diseases of the human hair), Dr Ingrid Wilson to better understand what exactly Ingrown Hairs are, what causes them, how to avoid them and how to cure them What are ingrown hair and is this the same as razor bumps? Ingrown hairs are hairs which haven’t been able to make it out of the...

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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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