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Big Hair No Care - Freddie Harrel brings Black Girl Magic to Brixton

Big Hair No Care - Freddie Harrel brings Black Girl Magic to Brixton

(All images courtesy of Freddie Harrel and Big Hair no Care) Big Hair No Care is a fabulous new retail pop-up that has just opened in Brixton. It's the vision of the multi-passionate entrepreneur Freddie Harrel best known for her work as a stylist, confidence coach and blogger. What started as an online business selling ethical hair extensions for black women that contain 0% human hair. Big Hair No Care has rapidly expanded to accomodate a much needed physical presence on the retail scene. (more below...) The extensions cater to a spectrum of  3c-4c hair types allowing you to play...


This Plant-Based Butter for Afro Hair is Getting Naturals Excited

This Plant-Based Butter for Afro Hair is Getting Naturals Excited

If you are still on the hunt for your holy grail product, then look no further! Flourish-Totally Nourishing Hair Butter is quietly gaining a loyal cult following of natural beauty lovers,top models and green beauty converts. (scroll down) Prized for it's incredible softening abilities on even the driest hair not to mention the use of effectively simple, ethical ,organic, natural and locally sourced ingredients each carefully selected to specifically combat dryness in afro, textured and curly hair. Flourish's all-natural formula based on locally sourced in the UK botanical ingredients is working wonders to restore and revive damaged hair. (more below)...


Healthy Natural Hair in 5 Simple Steps

Healthy Natural Hair in 5 Simple Steps

5 Steps to Healthy Natural Hair This Spring (Image source: via skoolgirlonline.co.uk)   As the winter eases, and signs of spring begin to creep in. You might be looking at ways to revive your natural hair after many long hard months wrapped under endless layers. During winter our good intentions all too often fall away. Braced with freezing temperatures good habits are abandoned in favour of keeping ourselves warm and snug, and who could blame us? Unfortunately, our desperation to keep the cold at bay can have a negative effect on the health of our hair, from central heating to...


5 Fab Oils for Afro Hair You've Probably Never Heard of.

5 Fab Oils for Afro Hair You've Probably Never Heard of.

I think it's fair to say that it's now an undeniable fact that natural plant oils work amazingly for maintaining the health of afro, curly and textured hair. In recent years we have been fortunate so see an increase in options when it comes to finding the best oils for  our hair.      A lot of natural oils on the market tend to be bulked up with cheaper heavy oils such as Olive, Avocado or grapeseed. Which  although offer some benefits in hair care,  tend to be better suited to deep conditioners/treatments rather than a daily hair oil. Heavier oils have...


Women of Colour Wellness Month is Here!

Women of Colour Wellness Month is Here!

April is Women of Colour Wellness month here at The Afro Hair & Skin Co. Join us throughout  April 2017 as we embark on a month of wellness to build daily rituals of self care into our routines. (more below)   We believe that the practice of self-care is necessary to our feelings of inner harmony and balance. Our energy levels decrease and stress levels increase when we fail to prioritise ourselves and take the essential steps to promote wellness. We ask you to do one small things each day that contributes to your sense of fulfilment. Self care should...