Tips to help you care for your relaxed hair at home.
It’s finally here!! The My Hair Care Nightmare Documentary Crowd Funding campaign is LIVE and I’d love you to get involved. I’ve teamed up with Abi Begho of Lake Health & Wellbeing and filmmaker Sheila Marshall to answer the question: Are Black Hair Care Products Safe? We aim to highlight the recent research which […]
I’d like to say a big big thank you to everyone who completed the black hair products survey. The response was overwhelming and I really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your thoughts and concerns on the research published back in April about the chemicals in black hair products and what we can […]
In my BBC interview I quoted parabens as being a problematic and potentially harmful chemical. Since then I’ve done more research because I like to be informed, transparent and fair in what I present to you guys. For those who don’t know, parabens are a class of broad spectrum preservatives used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical […]
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 […]
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 […]