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There is a Huge Gap in the Hair Care Industry for Women of Colour

I have noticed a trend with haircare brands. Some of them start off with catering to natural hair for women of colour, but along the way, they start popping up on the high street and catering to every hair type. I know it all boils down to making as much profit as possible and this is easily done when you are on the high street and caring for all hair types. But the reality of the matter is, we all have different hair types. Women of colour tend to have dry, coarse, brittle hair, and there are even still different hair types among women of colour. So using haircare products created for “everyone” doesn’t really work for our type of hair. Which is why it is super frustrating that our hair type is pretty much overlooked in the hair industry. You just need to read interviews like this one on Forbes to get the full picture.

 

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Creating a Haircare Range for Women of Colour

There is a huge gap in the market for haircare products for women of colour. The kind of hair oils and creams I need to keep my hair soft, shiny and healthy are not what I can easily pick up on the high street. Certain ingredients won’t work on my kind of hair and some may even damage it altogether. I have been thinking of creating some haircare products specially for natural afro hair. Over the years, I have used all sorts of haircare products and many of them were not great for my hair type (I am a 4C). Which is why I decided to start creating my own hair oils and creams. I am still working on the potions and testing them out. So it is still all a work in progress. I love the fact that I am able to create and I am looking forward to what the future brings.

Now to the main question behind this post; What is your main hair concern? Is it growth, dryness, texture? What do you think about the huge gap in the haircare industry for women of colour? Do tell.

 

 

 

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The Style Icon: Jada Pinkett Smith

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Age is nothing but a number they say, but some people never seem age, regardless of how old they are. Jade Pinkett Smith is one of those people. This 44-year-old Style Icon has not aged a bit. She still looks as young as she looked in the 80s. I love Jada’s fashion sense, she has an incredible style. She has a very petite frame, at 5ft,  but she knows how to dress it all up, and make it look very pretty. I love everything about this Style Icon, can you tell?

I have followed and admired Jade Pinkett Smith for as long as I can remember. I remember watching A Different World back in the day, and wanting to be like her. Not to forget her amazing performance in the movie Set It Off. There is something so edgy and captivating about her. I find her intriguing. She is one woman I would love to meet in real life.

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Jada slays every time she steps out. She knows what looks on her, and she delivers. I love the way she puts her own unique spin on classic looks, like the outfit above. She wore mismatching earrings to this event. She has on a small earring on the left ear, and a long earring on the right. It is her own way of ensuring her signature look is on every outfit, and it works.

 

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Apart from her amazing style, Jada Pinkett Smith has one of the most amazing bodies in the whole of Hollywood. Even after having 2 kids, her abs are so firm and well toned, she is so fit.

I have been paying attention to general fitness, and I mentioned I would love to work on my abs in my last sportswear/fitness post, so I went digging into Jada’s fitness routine. She has a strict fitness routine, she is a regular at the gym, and she eats a lot of super foods. I am not surprised she does all these things because her amazing body looks it.

What do you think of Jada Pinkett Smith? Any thoughts?

 

OOTD: Colour Me Beautiful*

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There is something about a nice sunny weather that makes me feel alive and ready to put on my most colourful outfit. Summer does that to me and more. I don’t know about where you are at, but where I am, it feels like summer, and I am so loving it.  The only issue I have with the warm weather, is the sudden bolt of Hay Fever that comes along with it. Thankfully I think I have discovered the right meds, and the right method of managing it. I won’t let Hay Fever ruin my summer this year, the way it ruined it last year.

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Back to this colourful outfit, I wore this outfit to an event some days ago, and I got loads of compliments. I fell in love with this beautiful summer embroidered Chill Out dress as soon as I laid my eyes on it on the Joe Browns website. Bursting with bright colours and designs, what is there not to love? It is a perfect wardrobe addition this season, and it is also going to be in my holiday wardobe for the year. So if I go anywhere nice, sunny and warm, this colour block beauty goes with me. It is a laid back look but very stylish. So it is perfect for the lounging by a pool or a beach, and it is stylish enough to rock to a birthday party at the same time.

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If you like what you see, go check out Joe Browns (link above). I am sure you will find loads of summer dresses to lust after. You can catch up with me on Instagram, myself and other bloggers will be sharing our summer style using #JBHolidaywardrobe and #LoveJoeBrowns, so look out for that.

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WHAT I WORE

Colour Block Dress – c/o Joe Browns

Pink Flat Sandals – Next

Pink Bag – Juicy Couture

Blue Watch – Toy Watch

Sunnies – Marc Jacobs

Necklaces worn as Bracelets – Select Fashion

Earrings – Hazel + Kent

 

Thanks for reading xo

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