Natural Hair

Campaign To Dismantle Narrow Beauty Standards

Lekia Lée | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Style
Lekia Lée

banner The problem is not that we appreciate beauty but that the definition of beauty is so narrow, too narrow to include afro textured hair, so while society is waking up to the damaging effects of its narrow definition of beauty, advocating for body acceptance, even skin colour acceptance, hair discrimination still goes largely unopposed.

How Can We Put A Stop To Racism In The Workplace?

Selena Drake | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Selena Drake

We live in a society where racial discrimination occurs routinely, but often subliminally. The discreet element of racism allows it to maintain its grip on society without people being able to fully appreciate its impact on the lives of many. Racism is not only demonstrated through hate crimes and openly racist remarks.

'Winter Care For Textured Hair' - Top Five Tips

Vernon Francois | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Style
Vernon Francois

Here are my top five tips for keeping hair protected and looking its best this winter. These come in handy for women, men and kids with all types of textured hair; kinky, coily, curly and wavy.

This Is How To Make Your Hair Grow Faster, Because According To Google We're All Dying To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Style

Google has released its 2016 list of the most-searched questions we have been asking all year long, and it seems all we really want for Christmas is l...

Blackhair Magazine Admits Using A Non-Black Model On Its Cover

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style

A British model has called out a magazine dedicated to black beauty for putting her on the cover when she is not of black heritage. Emily Bador, from ...

Why Black Women Should Embrace Their Natural Hair

Ekwy Chukwuji-Nnene | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Style
Ekwy Chukwuji-Nnene

I'm imagining a world where we could walk into any salon and get our hair well looked after? We would no longer need to say 'natural' hair because it would be the new normal. We can overcome our vulnerability, celebrate our big curls and be inspired to take back our freedom. We don't have to wait for the world to tell us it's time to accept our hair.

Should We Be Making Our Own Beauty Products?

Thandi Ejindu | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Style
Thandi Ejindu

I have fallen in love with my natural hair! So much so that I now give a damn about what my hair products are actually doing to it. It's kind of like during my weight loss journey when I started reading food labels checking its fiber, sugar and fat content - I now check my hair product labels for their ingredients.

Helping Girls Learn To Love Their Curls

Vernon Francois | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Style
Vernon Francois

We had a group chat where they all agreed that they wore their hair straight because it was seen as more prized, attractive and easier to manage. They also said that they never wore their hair curly because they didn't know any techniques for styling it effectively - there was a massive knowledge gap.

This 5-Year-Old Recreated Solange's Album Cover Hair And It's Going Viral

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Style

Solange is making a powerful statement about beauty standards with her new album, ‘A Seat at the Table’, which features powerful lyrics about embr...

The 11 Most Popular Beards On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Style

So here we are, approaching the final quarter of 2016 and in facial hair world, the popularity of beards is not abating. In celebration of World Bear...

12 Ways To Style White Hair

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Style

Traditionally, the arrival of white hair is cause for plucking and panicking the advent of ageing is upon you. Well, so what, is what we say. White ha...

The 22 Best Braids To Keep Humid Summer Hair Under Control

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Style

Summer weather can be a nightmare for our hair care: we’ve all experienced a Monica at some point. But the hot weather doesn’t mean you ha...

16 Stunning Shots Of How To Style Grey Hair

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Style

The way society makes out, you’d be forgiven for thinking going grey was the death knell to having decent hair Ever Again. Instead, these Pinterest...

Here's How To Manage and Reduce Hair Damage

By Georgia James | Joanna Carrigan | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Style

Blow-drying, backcombing, colouring, curling, highlighting, hot-ironing… in the quest for great hair, we certainly know how to put our strands throu...

8 Things You'll Only Know If You Don't Wax

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Style

It's summer time and finally the world is ready for exposed skin. You've never seen the point in removing all your body hair only to have it all grow ...

This Father-Daughter Duo Will Give You Major Hair Goals

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Style

A father and daughter have been taking over Instagram with their stunning natural hair. New York artist Benny Harlem shares photos of him and his daug...

Bride Turns Dream Of Natural Hair Wedding Into A Beautiful Reality

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Style

A bride who had dreamed about how she was going to style her and her bridesmaids hair since before she got engaged, was surprised to find that strange...

Four Natural Ways to Get Thicker Hair

Liana Werner-Gray | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Style
Liana Werner-Gray

These tips, tools and recipes are for men and women, and can help us avoiding having to stress about lack of hair or spend a lot of money or doing painful procedures like hair transplants to get your hair thicker. Even if you are worried you are starting to go bald, you don't have to lose more and you can actually reverse the process and grow it back.

10 Steps to Healthy Hair

Imogen Clegg | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Style
Imogen Clegg

It is one of those things most of us females strive for: luscious, thick locks. Over the years, I have seen so many different hair tips, and I have tried and tested numerous techniques. Some worked, some didn't, and here I want to share with you the ones that I found the most useful!

London Photographer Creates Stunning Artwork From Afros

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Style

A London-based photography student has created a stunning project turning afros into art. Dazhane Leah hopes her work will break down the stereotypes ...

Black Hair Is Finally Fashionable. But On Whose Terms?

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Style

Until recently, PhD researcher and writer Emma Dabiri was ashamed of her afro hair. But having spent years of her life undergoing chemical straighteni...

The Politics Behind Black Women's Hair

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

did the big chop about three years ago, and I did so not because of any social trend, or to be in touch with my roots but rather because I became aware of the dangerous side effects. And I can tell you today, I do not feel anymore Ghanaian today than I did on that day because, as my girl India Arie sings beautifully, I am not my hair.

11 Incredibly Easy Natural Hairstyles

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Style

There's a distinct lack of hair tutorials available for women with natural hair, but BuzzFeed's latest video is definitely a step in the right directi...

Six Myths About Hair Extensions Put Right, By a Man That Knows..

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

When I first began in this industry, hair extensions were the reserve of only showbiz pop-sters actors and film stars like J Lo, Beyonce and countless others who trot up onto a different red carpet daily, rocking yet another new and different hairstyle - changing colour, style and even the length of their hair.

How to Tame a Curly Mane

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

For thousands of years, beauty, status and wealth have been measured by the length, color and celebrity appeal of the follicular crown. A glossy mane symbolizes strength, health and vitality. Follicle worshipping has become the norm all over the world, and humans undergo daily grooming rituals to appease the Bedhead Gods.