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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 philosophers and ancient texts alike. It was even discovered in King Tut’s tomb. Over 630 peer-reviewed studies have found it to contain over 100 elements of proteins, alkaloids and saponins.

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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 is why. To start with, let’s look at what causes our hair to turn grey in the first place.

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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 remain patient and stay consistent.

So here is a list of 4 must have items in your beard kit, with an explanation of why you must make sure you have these products in your kit.

1. Shampoo

Just like the hair on your head, your beard too needs to be washed and kept clean. Especially as your beard starts to grow longer in length, you will start to attract more dirt and dust particles which will end up clogging your pores.

Get your hands on a good beard shampoo that will help you keep your facials healthy and clean. Failing that, you could use a gentle hair shampoo on your beard instead, as long as it does not contain harsh chemicals that could cause irritation to the skin on your face.

2. Conditioner

We always recommend to condition your beard too after each wash, just as you should after shampooing the hairs on your head.

Conditioners are great as they help lock in moisture and keep your hair follicles nicely hydrated in the process. Not to mention, the softening properties often found in conditioners, which work particularly well on afro-hair textures.

3. Beard Oil or Balm

Our preferred product is a beard oil that contains Castor Oil, like our High Performing Beard Oil but a beard butter or balm will also do.

Each has it’s benefits but a Beard Oil is especially helpful in preventing dryness and split ends in the hair follicles as it helps replace the natural oils we produce to keep our hair follicles moist.

4. Beard Brush/Comb

It doesn’t matter how long or short your beard is or whether you just started growing it today. Brushing or combing your beard helps train your beard to grow in the right direction and prepares your face for eventual hair growth.

Make sure the brush is not too harsh on your skin if your beard is still short.

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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.

Here are some key things about your patchy beard that you should know:

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30 Day Beard Growth Plan for First Time Growers

Growing a beard is for the dedicated and consistent of men amongst us. We at Aaron Wallace are big believers in team #BeardGang. One of the many questions we often get from customer is: How do I start growing my beard?

To help you on the way, we have put together a handy 30-day plan you can instantly implement so that you too can be the proud owner of a thick, healthy and full beard.

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5 Signs Your Hair/Beard is Healthy and Strong

The most damaged hair is easy to spot but how do you know that what you’re doing works? How can you tell that your hair is healthy? or at least on the right track.

Healthy afro textured hair has tell-tale signs that indicate whether your hair is healthy or damaged. When black hair is healthy, it becomes stronger and this leads to less breakage. Here are the 5 signs to look out for when checking the health status of your hair.

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