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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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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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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. Let’s start with an inventory check list, these are the must have products for...

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How Black Men Can Care for Hair & Beards During Lock-Down

In the UK we are now nearing week 6 of lock down. With no clear exit plan in place, there is little in the form of clarity as to when we can all start planning our next trips to the Barbershop or what that would even look like as part of the “New Normal” we will all have to adapt to. The closing of Barbershops has a profound effect on the black community for many reasons. Firstly, many are independently owned and rely heavily on their chairs being occupied at all...

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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. 1. Shrinkage Although many...

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HOW TO STOP AN ITCHY BEARD

There are few things that come close to the level of irritation an itchy beard can cause. In fact, many black men stop growing their beard in the early stages because the itchiness gets so severe that it causes skin irritations. When you first start growing your beard, you will likely experience itchiness while the hairs are coming through. This is because the sharp new hairs irritate the skin. However, this should get less and less over time as the hair grows longer. If you have a long...

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3 REASONS YOUR BEARD IS NOT GROWING

Everyone is busy joining #BeardGang and to most it seems like it’s as simple as ‘stop shaving your beard’. Yet, to some it’s proving to be a much bigger challenge. Why is that? Why is it that for some men the beard seems to just grow with minimal effort and for others the struggle is endless. Well, we have listed the 3 main reasons why yours is probably not growing as fast as you’d like. Follow these steps and soon you can be a proud member of the...

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