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Are Parabens Misunderstood?

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 […]

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Black Hair Products: We Want to Hear from You!

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 […]

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Yes, Cultural Appropriation is a THING!

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 […]