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  • Moisture & Hydration

    Posted by CFYH | May 5, 2015 | Moisture, Moisturising

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          I get a lot of questions about dryness, brittle/breaking and ‘hard’ hair and what to do next. The keys words here are moisture & hydration I cannot stress enough how beneficial moisture is for our type of hair, especially as it’s more prone to dryness. Thee best source of moisture is water.   While wetting our hair everyday is not feasible for a lot of us. Over the years I can say I’ve found many different ways that help provide the moisture and hydration my hair needs.   *Co-washing my hair at least once a week – My hair loves this. For those that haven’t come across this term before, co-washing is short for conditioner washing, i.e.  to

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  • #Curlvolution2015

    Posted by CFYH | April 25, 2015 | Competitions, Giveaways & Competitions

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       UK’s largest and longest running natural hair & beauty show is back on Saturday 23rd May with… INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS / LIVE DEMOS / SPECIAL GUESTS / A PROTECTIVE STYLING STUDIO / PANEL DISCUSSIONS/ GOODY BAGS / GIVEAWAYS / UK’s FAVOURITE BRANDS     UK’s largest and longest running annual event dedicated to afro textured Natural hair and brown beauty is back for 2015!  On Saturday 23rd May Curlvolution will return for its fourth year, with the one day spectacular showcase taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf! I’ve been to Curlvolution every year since it started and I can truly say every year it gets better and better – so excited for the event this year! Speaking at the first Curlvolution event  With Jane Carter, Bukky (Event

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  • Hair Talk with Asha

    Posted by CFYH | April 17, 2015 | Length Retention, Reader Feature

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          Have you been natural all your life? If not when did you decide to return to your natural tresses and why? Hey! No, I’ve not been natural my whole life. In fact, I was in the process of looking for weave videos when I made the decision to go natural. It’s funny how these things happen. I was on my 5th or 6th video when I read a racist comment about Black women needing other people’s hair because we couldn’t grow our own. At the time, I had no rebuttal, absolutely no evidence of the contrary. However, it didn’t quite sit with me. I looked below it to see a comment stating that the original poster

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  • Tuesday Tip: Clear Spray Bottles

    Posted by CFYH | April 14, 2015 | Beginner's Kit, DIY Recipes, Moisture

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      This week’s tip is to use clear spray bottles for your hair mixes and to also to change your mix every few days.     First off, I always advise using a clear spray bottle when making your own hair spray mixes.  When making a hair spray mix that contains water you will have to preserve it or refrigerate it and use it within 2-4days. Water emulsified with oil is a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and fungi. Imagine using an opaque bottle   …your spray mix could mold and you wouldn’t even notice…nasty right!? Clear bottles always ladies (unless of course you change it daily) Sooo just mix all that you need, enough to last you a few days…don’t

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  • Afrocenchix are Making It Happen!

    Posted by CFYH | April 7, 2015 | Miscellaneous

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      Over the next year I will be interviewing black owned businesses that I believe ARE making ‘it’ happen in the haircare/beauty industry.  I remember early in my natural hair journey coming across the Afrocenchix brand – one of a very small number of UK haircare brands available. Over the years I can say I’ve seen this brand and their products grow and develop so well. Recognizing women and their accomplishments is a daily thing for me. So join me on this journey.   When did you start Afrocenchix? Afrocenchix began in July 2010 whilst Rachael and Joycelyn were at university.     Why did you start? Afrocenchix was launched during the time when there was a lack of

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  • Is copper the new black?

    Posted by CFYH | March 25, 2015 | Celebrity Features

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    So last week Sza graced Vogue with her new fiery copper colour.         Looking at the pictures of her copper curls just reminded me of some naturals I love who are currently or have rocked the copper look in the past. Definitely living the copper life through these ladies My ultimate copper crush has to be @mdlcskez. Her hot curls will no doubt leave you wondering why you haven’t coloured your hair yet! @ownbyfemme @msvaughntv @thainamadere @hannahfaith @charyjay Coralie Jouhier @janae_raquel    @neffyfrofro

  • Belinda Raji is Making It Happen

    Posted by CFYH | March 7, 2015 | Miscellaneous

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     International Women’s Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women all around the world. The theme this year is ‘Make it Happen’ and over the next year I will be interviewing black owned businesses that I believe ARE making ‘it’ happen in the haircare/beauty industry. Recognizing women and their accomplishments is a daily thing for me. So join me on this journey. Belinda Of BEUNIQUE Hair Care is Making it happen. Let’s find out how…   When did you start BEUNIQUE Hair Care? I registered the company in 2010, started trading in 2012 and the ideas phase began in 2009.     Why did you start? BEUNIQUE Hair Care was created and born from my own

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  • Review || Swish by Afrocenchix

    Posted by CFYH | February 21, 2015 | Moisturising, Product Reviews

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    Reviewed by Aurélia Pearl The Swish Natural Moisturising Shampoo by Afrocenchix prides itself for “gently” cleansing and moisturising dry hair, restoring “softness to dry, dull hair,” with “beautifully uplifting natural fragrance”. This product is and does just that! I used the shampoo a few times before writing this review because I wanted to be honest with what I say about it, and honestly, this shampoo does the job for me. The first time I used it I needed a wash badly! I hadn’t washed my hair in weeks—nasty, I know. Having short hair, I am extremely lazy with my what I do with it. I hardly keep up with products and my only maintenance is visiting my barber weekly to

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  • 3 Need To Know Oils

    Posted by CFYH | February 17, 2015 | Oils

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      I have my hair oil staples, you know the usual, Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and castor oil just to name a few. But here are a few new oils I have been using and loving. They all have amazing properties and can add more to your hair care regime.   bought from Sheabutter Cottage         Sapote Oil, a light non-greasy oil rich in Vitamins A, C, potassium, iron, calcium and plant proteins. The sheen it gives is excellent for curly hair types. Organic Sapote Oil is popular for its high moisturising properties to both the skin and hair. If you’re dealing with dandruff, itchy or flaky scalp conditions you’ll find this oil great

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  • Supporting British Brands

    Posted by CFYH | February 12, 2015 | Guest Posts, Reader Feature, Reader Features

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    Written By Belinda Raji of BEUNIQUE Hair Care       There seems to be a tendency in the UK for British naturalistas to be drawn to US hair care products, why is this the case? Some just follow the crowd, led by high subscribing YouTube vloggers whose income is now supplemented through the free products sent their way, and paid for reviews. Although I would like to add, there are a minority of YouTube vloggers who still remain scrupulous and real to the cause, supporting naturals on their journey through unbiased reviews, real advice and heartfelt support for UK brands. Some say price is a big issue, and so therefore choose to remain ‘in the pocket’ of big

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