• Africa Fashion Week London: Street Style

    Posted by CFYH | August 18, 2014 | Miscellaneous


    This time last week we were all buzzing from the amazing pieces, street style and designers seen at Africa fashion week.   I went and found many hair styles worth sharing      Motions were the official sponsors of this year’s fashion show  Me taking a quick nap by the AFW Runway!   Loved ‘Kiyana Wraps’ statement head wraps     Model and presenter Annaliese Dayes rocking a simple high bun     Peeks of MO-AM Network – she used Dark ‘n’ Lovely Vivacious red to achieve this gorgeous colour     Savrina applied Kera Care Hair Milk on ends and pinned some of her hair to one side     Kyomi twisted and wrapped  some of her locs around […]

  • Pelo Malo Exhibition

    Posted by CFYH | August 11, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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        Last Thursday I was invited to speak at the opening of the Pelo Malo Exhibition. The Pelo Malo Exhibitoion was a solo show featuring a new series of work by Puerto Rican artist Jennifer Kaplan-Ortiz. ‘Pelo Malo’ which means ‘Bad Hair’ in Spanish, is a term used in Latin American countries to describe curly and Afro-Caribbean hair. Speaking with the beautiful Crystal Afro of United Kinkdom we spoke about  the single idea of what we thought beautiful black Afro-Caribbean hair was. We touched on our experiences growing up with the belief that straight hair was the only beautiful and how this distorted ideology influenced how we viewed ourselves and wanted to be viewed by others. From this […]

  • #AntidoteStreetCountdown Giveaway

    Posted by CFYH | August 6, 2014 | Competitions, Giveaways & Competitions, Miscellaneous

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    It’s #giveaway time! I’m super excited for the launch Antidote Street, a black hair and skincare online retailer. In light of their soon launch, they have  partnered with The Colour Nation,  an artisan African inspired homeware brand to bring you this beautiful Njunju shopper and make up bag.     – Sign up at for a chance to win – Competition ends on Friday, 8th August at noon – Winner will be notified by CoP on Friday, 8th August Ts & Cs: *Your email address will be added to both mailing lists for Antidote Street and The Colour Nation Antidote Street: Website: Facebook: Twitter: @antidotestreet Instagram: @antidotestreet The Colour Nation: Twitter: @thecolournation Instagram: @thecolournation       […]

  • Hair Street Style: Hair-Ology Conference

    Posted by CFYH | July 31, 2014 | Miscellaneous


    Last Saturday Hair-ology held their 2nd Hair event. We stopped by to show you some of the hair styles from the ladies that attended. Laila of ‘Fusion of Cultures’ rocking a high bun with a printed scarf wrapped around it Gina of ‘Natural Belle’ and her stunning day 3 twist out on a tapered cut. Samantha protective styling with Senegalese twists     Jamila used Shea Moisture’s curl enhancing cream as well as Palmer’s coconut moisturiser to define her curls   Ayo just took out her faux locs, added some coconut oil to her hair and let it be Ugochi rocking her go-to style, a cinnabun Caroline used Moroccan Oil smoothing cream for her flat twist and bun Fresh […]

  • #Curlvolution2014

    Posted by CFYH | June 10, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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    Hey Ladies, Now it’s been a few weeks but I’m sure some of you are still buzzing from Curlvolution this year. Once again Bukky and the Curlvolution team have shown how hair and beauty events should be done. The atmosphere was just amazing, those that went can attest to this. This is the only event of it’s kind that I’ve been to where the vibe is great, the love is thick in the air and you leave not only learning more about hair but health and life in general. One of the main contributors to the awesome vibe is Mr Action Jackson himself! Aside from being funny, he made it his mission to encourage self love and confidence (Ladies, […]

  • EvaWigs recap & Giveaway

    Posted by CFYH | May 12, 2014 | Competitions, Giveaways & Competitions, Miscellaneous

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    Hey ladies, So a while back (January? February maybe?) I was sent a kinky-curly u-part wig from Eva Wigs. It’s taken me a good minute to do this review as I wanted to really test the longevity of this unit. Some people aren’t too big on ‘fake natural hair’ but I think it’s a perfect style option for ladies who want to give their hair a break, but rock a style that still resembles their own. It’s also a great way to experiment with different cuts and colour you may not feel comfortable trying out on your own hair. Also, U-part’s are great because it gives those scared of going for a full wig (moi, lol) the comfort in […]

  • Top Tips for Length Retention

    Posted by CFYH | April 30, 2014 | Miscellaneous


        This week we talk with Kara of ‘Natural Curlies’ about her top 5 tips for retaining length on natural hair.     Keep your hair moisturised regularly. Think of hair as a plant, if a plant isn’t watered regularly it will not flourish and grow, the leaves/ petals will dry out and become crispy and fragile. When natural hair isn’t nourished it will become dry, brittle and look dull like a plant when it has not been looked after. I pay special attention to the ends of my hair, as it’s the oldest part it often gets the driest so it requires the most moisture. I always apply a liquid first In the form of water and then […]

  • Hair Blogger Takeover with Pride Mag!

    Posted by CFYH | April 6, 2014 | Miscellaneous


        Last Month’s Feature In Pride Magazine!

  • Hair & Style with Thaina

    Posted by CFYH | March 9, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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                Hey Thaina, have you been natural all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses? Initially it wasn’t a conscious decision. To be honest, my younger self didn’t know that I had options. My hair was “unmanageable, unacceptable and a relaxer was absolutely necessary.” The notion is ridiculous to me now but that was what I thought until 2006. I maintained relatively “healthy” and long relaxed hair but I wanted a change and got a cropped Halle Berry-esqe cut shortly after moving to California. I was picky about who permed my hair so I just grew it out and cut off the relaxed ends. I wasn’t […]

  • Hair Talk || Kelsey

    Posted by CFYH | February 7, 2014 | Miscellaneous, Reader Feature


    H A I R   T A L K with Kelsey     Hey Kelsey, have you worn you hair naturally all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses?     I have not worn my hair natural all my life. I did my big chop in Feb of 2010. The first person who inspired me to return natural was Bree from America’s Next Top Model. I loved her huge curly hair and wanted mine just like hers.   Absolutely love the colours you’ve had in your hair. What’s your no.1 tip for looking after colour treated hair? Thank you so much! My number 1 tip for color treated hair is […]