Following my appearance on BBC GMT News talking about the recent study on black hair products by the Silent Spring Institute, I’ve been getting a lot of requests from people looking for more info. Firstly let me say that not all chemicals are bad, after all, the medicines we are prescribed by our doctors are […]
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A new study by the Silent Spring Institute, shows that Black women are being exposed to dozens of potentially hazardous chemicals through the hair products we use.
Check out my interview on BBC World News with Dr. Jessica Helm, the lead scientist on the study.
A recent study from the US found that nearly 80% of hair products aimed that black women contain chemicals linked to fibroids, cancer and infertility and obesity.
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On 25th April 2018, researchers from the Silent Spring Institute and Battelle Memorial Institute in the USA published the results from their study, which investigated the endocrine disrupting and asthma-associated chemical content of black hair products. They found that the black hair products tested contained 45 endocrine disrupting or asthma-associated chemicals. Most concerning, they discovered […]
It’s getting quite painful watching people both wilfully and accidentally misuse the term cultural appropriation. An example being Marc Jacobs, who came into the firing line for his use of dreadlocks in his most recent runway show. Whilst I found the dreadlock thing an interesting decision on his part, it was his defence that ‘no […]
What people are saying about my work
"This book is so gorgeous - I love it! Plus, a guy doing his daughter's natural hair? That's sexy.”
"The second title in the 'Daddy Do My Hair' series, this provides a gentle read on how to deal with anxieties around standing out and dealing with bullying from an early age. With soft rhyming text and charming illustrations, the book helps highlights the special relationship between father and daughter."
"This book is for dads eager to support their little girl in their hair journey."
"We enjoyed this book because it goes beyond the hair and shows the special bond between a father and his daughter. Beth’s dad shows her that she’s worth his investment and reinforces in her heart that she is important, beautiful and unique."