{Image} My Afro decorated with circle earrings

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This is a shot of me experimenting with earrings to make my Afro up. I think a bejewelled Afro can work and especially for going out for example. What do you think?

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First Time Flexi Rod Set

For some time now I’ve been wanting to try a Flexi Rod set, and this weekend I took a go at it. I watched a couple of YouTube videos to get an idea on products and techniques I should use. After watching numerous videos I decided to use Giovanni’s Direct Leave In Conditioner and Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel. I used about all my flexi rods which were 35 in total and wouldn’t mind if I had more. When it comes to my curl pattern it is inconsistent, I have tightly coiled hair and wavy hair. I wanted to achieve a smooth curl look and wanted my roots to be smooth but I wasn’t able to achieve that look in the back.

I somewhat like the style but it’s definitely something I would have to get use to. When it was time for bed I put my hair up in a high ponytail and slept in a silk bonnet. I am going to try to attempt this look again and to get it smoother at the roots. What do you think? Have you tried a Flexi Rod Set?

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The founders of ‘I Love Afro’ reveal what natural hair business is really like

Sasha Ricketts and Natasha Dunn are two women from the UK who have created a natural hair brand called I Love Afro. The London-based pair discuss what it is like running their own business & their thoughts on the business of natural hair, which is on the up and up.

1) Why did you start I Love Afro and how did you spot a gap in the market?

We started our business in 2008 as we found it difficult sourcing afro hair products from the UK and buying from the US didn’t prove cost effective. Our initial thoughts were to import US products and sell them in the UK, but once we realised there was a gap in the British market for natural hair products we thought why not make our own! Continue reading

Hair Paparazzi: Solange Knowles strikes back

Saw this picture of Sol Angel a few days ago from her new Time Out magazine shoot. She is fire engine hot!

I love the shades. Makes me want to not have a protective hair style right now. Sorry for the few days gap of lack of posts, was snowed under with work – trying to make that money LOL!

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Hair Notes: New braids without extensions

Before I got my hair done this afternoon as you can see above, I had a bit of a drama-filled day with my mum and an argument in the morning. Just another reason why I want to move out. I swear down, the family drama is wreacking havoc on my hair because it feels stressed.

I feel like there is no way out! At least I got a protective hair style to calm the stress down in my life.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Her Hot Natural Hair and Her Boyfriend!

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This is no gossip blog by any means but Tracee is a natural hair O.G (#bowdown) and it was her birthday a while ago. And her rumoured boyfriend is Bu Thiam, Akon’s brother – and boy, do they look sizzling together or what.

It’s been a long arse day working on the business today, and I thought I’d catch up on my gossip as a break, and I had no idea she was dating Akon’s brother.

I read a few ignorant comments about how dark he is and how light she is – and it’s like whatever – their looks and that skin contrast looks hot as fuck, let’s be real people! One poster at the YBF even said that thing about the skin contrast between them and I agree – they look good!

Makes me want to go find a Senegalese bloke right.now!