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The Natural Hair Movement – Why more women are returning to their roots

For a lot of women, especially African women, curling, perming, relaxing and heat styling are slowly going out as we are starting to embrace more natural hairstyles. This has started a kind of natural hair movement.

I also joined the bandwagon when I decided to go all natural and stay away from harsh chemicals. Such harsh chemicals damage the hair although they help women achieve styles associated to Western hairstyles.

 

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More women are returning to their roots

One day, I followed a friend to the hairdressers and noticed how the place was not as busy as I remembered it to be. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one who went all out with being natural. There were so many other women!

It was not difficult to deduce that the swift shift to go all natural with twists, braids and locks was killing business. Women have caught on to the advantages of keeping their natural hair. For most women staying natural keeps their hair healthy.

Chemicals can lead to irreparable damage often taking years before the hair can go back to its healthy self. Staying natural gives women the opportunity to let their hair grow longer and fuller. Even though one of the downsides is the difficulty in maintaining the hair, especially if you have kinky hair like mine.

 

 

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Personally I find maintaining my natural hair a lot much cheaper than spending money on products that will only damage my hair, not to talk about paying the hairdresser who will apply the products that will do the damage.

The convenience of taking care of my hair right from the comfort of my home is priceless. The same goes for several other women. Thanks to the numerous tutorials on YouTube on managing and styling the natural hair, there is information everywhere.

This is a revolution threatening hundreds of hairdressers and those in the beauty industry right now. What is the future of the beauty hair industry if more and more women decide to transition to natural hairstyles? From what I see, that future is seriously threatened.

YouTube videos showing women just how to maintain natural hair and hair blogs recommending the exact products to help provide the needed treatment for your hair are pushing hairdressers to the sidelines. As more people are picking up on the trend, all the focus is on natural hair products and natural hairstyles.

 

The way forward

I believe the beauty hair industry needs to catch up on the natural hair trend and invest more of their time and expertise on promoting natural hair and how to make the most of it. Our hair is our crown and should be treated as such, not buried under weaves permanently.

The natural hair movement is here to stay. So hairdressers better catch up.

 

What are your thoughts on this article?

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Givenchy, Paco Rabanne and La Maison De Senteurs

I am a perfume freak. Which means I am forever shopping for a new fragrance. This review post is all about my thoughts on the Givenchy Live Irresistible Eau de Parfum, Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé and La Maison De Senteurs Blanche Eau de Parfum. Have you tried any of these fragrances?

 

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La Maison De Senteurs Blanche Eau de Parfum

This perfume is blended with the essential oil of lemon and a green floral fragrance. It is inspired by the traditional styles of southern France. It comes in a 50ml bottle and you can grab one in a M&S shop or online for £15.

 

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PROS
  1. I like the light price tag. It is super affordable at £15 for a 50ml bottle.
  2. It smells amazing. The lemon and a green floral fragrance is a great combination.
  3. The simple packaging is a beauty.
  4. It is paraben free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

 

CONS
  1. None

 

Givenchy Live Irresistible Eau de Parfum

So happy I got a shot of this perfume before it ran out completely. This perfume is a flirtatious floral fragrance that awakens the happy/positive you.

Top Note: Pimento & Pineapple
Heart notes: Rose
Base notes: Amber

 

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PROS
  1. I love the floral, fruity fragrance. It smells so good.
  2. The bottle is so beautiful. I love the design.
  3. It comes in various in 30ml, 50ml and 75ml bottles, with prices from £49 – £83.50.

 

CONS
  1. None

 

Paco Rabanne Lady Million Privé

Paco Rabanne Privé is a lovely fragrance. It is one perfume I have used over and over again, and will continue to use.

This fragrance explores a new and thrilling intensity, astoundingly feminine. Its fruity oriental trail has a seductiveness of a flirtatious enchantress that is more elusive than ever. The luminous facet of heliotrope-vanilla is enhanced by an intense floral heart and lifted by a touch of juicy raspberry. The ultimate addiction of cocoa bean is unveiled over the voluptuous and pulsating honey-patchouli accord of the original fragrance.

 

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PROS
  1. It smells amazing and is very long-lasting.
  2. I adore the chic bottle. It is such a beauty.
  3. The fragrance is available in in 30ml, 50ml & 80ml bottles, with prices from £47 – £81.

 

CONS
  1. None.

 

I recommend all three fragrances to every woman. If you are yet to try any, please do so. They are so worth it!

 

Have you tried any of these perfumes before? What are your thoughts on them? Please share in the comments section below.

 

Thank you.

Fashion & Style Police Reviews NEEK Lipsticks

I got these vegan NEEK Lipsticks some days ago, and they have kept me really busy. It is my first time trying products from the brand, so I was eager to try out these lipsticks.

 

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NEEK Lipsticks retail at £15.99 and are  available in eight luxurious shades. So there should be a shade for every woman. I got the kiss me kiss me and mystify shades.

 

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Here are my thoughts –

 

PROS
  1. I really like the wooden packaging. It is very different, and stands out beautifully!
  2. NEEK does not test on animals, which is amazing. Good to see more brands standing up for what is right!
  3. These lipsticks are 100% natural. All NEEK Lipsticks are paraben, lead, sulphate, phthalate, mineral oil, palm oil and chemicall FREE.
  4. The ingredients in the lipstick are printed on the label, so you know what is in each.
  5. Both lipsticks keep my lips moisturised.

 

CONS

None.

 

Swatches and Selfies

NEEK kiss me kiss me

 

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I love the kiss me kiss me shade. It is a glossy fuchsia pink shade and it looks good on me. I really like the mix of pink and blue tones. This Lipstick has a nourishing base of shea butter, jojoba and avocado oils, which keep the lips hydrated. I am so in love with this shade and the catchy name.

 

NEEK mystify

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The NEEK Mystify is a gorgeous cocoa brown shade with a bit of pink. It is made on a lipbalm base of shea butter and jojoba and avocado oils and then coloured naturally with micas and pigments. So it feels amazing on the lips. Especially with this chilly weather.

 

What do you think of these NEEK Lipsticks? Have you used any Lipstick from the brand before? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, commending and sharing. Have a lovely day.

 

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