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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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Why All Black Men Need Hair Conditioners

Washing your hair is important and black men should try to make sure they shampoo their hair at least twice a week to prevent product build up, which in turn affects your hair growth. What often gets overlooked is the importance of conditioning your afro textured hair. Ideally you should be conditioning it daily, either using a washout or leave-in conditioner. The reason conditioners are so essential to black hair is because it locks in much needed moisture, nourishes the follicles and repairs/prevents damage to the hair. Afro hair is...

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD BLACK MEN WASH THEIR HAIR

It Is no secret that afro hair is different. The look and feel are strong indicators of that fact. Taking care of Afro hair is not difficult but requires a good understanding of what works and what is damaging to afro hair. This means that the way in which we take care of our hair is different. It’s Dry We’ve all heard that black hair in general is drier than other hair, but why?  This is mostly because of the curls in our hair. The natural oils that...

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How Black Men Can Avoid Dry Scalp

Dandruff! 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. Waves are easier to obtain when your scalp is moisturized and soft. Healthy and well moisturized hair not only helps you get nice looking waves, it also helps make your haircut look fresh. Dry scalp or dandruff is caused by the fact that your hair has been stripped of its natural oils. This happens when we shampoo our hair...

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7 Tips For Washing Afro Hair

Afro hair is known to be coarse and thick with natural curls. Because of its thickness there is a common misconception that our hair is strong, when in fact our hair requires the most delicate care. Afro hair is much more prone to dryness and breakage, especially when not looked after properly. Start by understanding you hair type and its characteristics. Below are the 7 must know tips on how to wash Afro hair How often should you wash afro textured hair?

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