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  • LUSH: Natural Hair Event

    Posted by CFYH | August 22, 2014 | Miscellaneous


    On Thursday, LUSH Regent Street held a natural hair event in light of the Notting Hill Carnival It was a lovely event and I’m glad I went because I’ve never really paid attention to LUSH’s hair care range, just their skincare stuff. One of my favourites from LUSH is their  Sexy Peel soap…it smells amazing – a great start to the morning. “A citrus soap that’s packed with exfoliating orange, lemon and lime peel and freshly-squeezed juice that leaves you set up for a great day. This is one of our most uplifting soaps. Fresh orange and lemon juices are said to be particularly good on oily or congested skin as they are naturally cleansing and full of fruit


  • 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


  • Night Time Routine

    Posted by CFYH | August 13, 2014 | Hair Regimes & Stale Products, Tutorials

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    Hey ladies, A while back some of you requested that I run through my night time hair routine and what I do to avoid tangled, matted hair in the morning. My routine is pretty simple and is probably what most kinky/curly girls do.   My Essentials: A Leave in conditioner (recently purchased the Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in and I’m LOVING it) A scalp oil A satin scarf A satin bonnet First off I use my fingers to part my hair into manageable sections I then apply my leave-in conditioner of choice to my hair section by section, finger detangle and braid/twist *Detangling your hair with your fingers is much more gentle than using a comb and avoids the


  • 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


  • New love for Eco Styler gel

    Posted by CFYH | August 10, 2014 | Product Reviews, Tutorials


    Hey ladies, So recently I posted on instagram about my new found love for Eco Styler Gel. I usually just use Eco styler gel to smooth down my edges or to achieve my signature slick bun. Now I’ve discovered I can use Eco styler gel for twists/braids (outs) without the hard, flaky feeling.   “Whoooo child! My twists have been juicy lately a result of using Ecostyler gel & @afrocenchix scalp oil”   What I use: Eco Styler Gel An Oil – I’ve been using Afrocenchix ‘Soothe Scalp Oil’ but you can use some olive oil instead (or any oil of your choice) A spray bottle with some water     1. Section off a small part of your hair. I


  • #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


  • Hair Update!

    Posted by CFYH | July 28, 2014 | Oils, Product Reviews, Scalp

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    Quick hair update! I’ll get back on the reviews and features very soon. But…You know that saying you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone? Well yeah I experienced that recently with a hair product, Root 2 Tip’s ‘Super Growth Root-Energizer’.     I was using this product throughout 2012 and the beginning of 2013 until I ran out. I had so many other oils so I just thought I’d make do with them, however it just hasn’t been the same. Now for me this isn’t a miracle growth oil but it really did contribute to the health of my scalp and growing hair (please note  ’contribute to health and growth ‘ lol not ‘make my hair healthy


  • HairTalk with Evelyn

    Posted by CFYH | June 29, 2014 | Reader Feature

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        with Evelyn of   Have you been natural all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses? Unfortunately I haven’t been natural all my life. I wish I were, my hair would’ve been blowing in the wind ever so gracefully! I chose to return to my natural texture when my friend (who was already natural) asked me “Why do you perm your hair?” I sat there looking for an answer but every possible answer sounded so weak. • “Because I’m supposed to.” – According to who? What unwritten rule was there demanding my hair be relaxed? • “Because it looks good.” – Said who? Why wasn’t the hair growing


  • Retro Afro Updo

    Posted by CFYH | June 23, 2014 | Tutorials

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    This summer is all about super stylish hairstyles that can be achieved in a few quick minutes! We have teamed up with YouTube vlogger, Willow B who has created this video and step-by-step guide exclusively for you.   Check out her channel for lots of hair and beauty ideas – Willow B           1. Spray water lightly on the hair to soften and make easier to style. Recommended specifically for afro curl types. Then, section by section, pull hair together into a loose pony tail on top of the head.     2. Take some smoothing or styling cream (Willow is using Toni&Guy Classic Smoothing Lotion) and apply to the back and sides of your