Author: londoncurls

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Aduna Baobab: Sharing the Vibrancy of Africa

Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving a parcel from Aduna*; a business on a mission. A mission to breathe the vibrancy of Africa into the daily lives of people all over the world. Aduna is building a smallholder supply chain in Upper East Ghana, one of Africa’s most poverty-stricken regions, to empower female producers to harvest and process their baobab fruits. They are already working with 1,100 women from 11 communities who are benefiting from regular income flows. Find out more about the company that is helping thousands, the health benefits of the baobab fruit and how you can support them!
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Words of Empowerment at Curlvolution 2015

It's that time of year again! May Bank Holiday weekend; the weekend of two huge Afro hair events - Curlvolution and Afro Hair and Beauty Live. Last year's Curlvolution was the first natural hair event I had ever gone to, having only set the blog up a few weeks before! Now one year on, and with my blogger pals around me, it was time to come together again to celebrate the beauty of Afro hair. However, none of us were prepared for how eye-opening and empowering the event would be. Read on to see what we got up to at Curlvolution 2015!

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The Dangers of Detox Teas

As my Tough Mudder challenge fast approaches, I have decided to talk about something unrelated to hair for a change. Today, I come to you with yet another controversial post (I seem to be on a roll with them of recent) this time in regards to a popular health and fitness trend - Detox Teas.

If you have been following my Instagram, you may have noticed that at the end of last year I tried 'Nudey Tea' - a 14 day detox tea which promises to 'aid weightloss, wellness and fitness' while decreasing bloating of the stomach. As I love fitness but have found that my stomach is my 'problem area' (mainly because I LOVE my food), I thought that such a tea would be perfect to add to my fitness regimen. However, after first raving about the tea and the results I got after two weeks (see above) I quickly took the post down. Read on to find out why I will never drink it again due to the possible dangers of detox teas.

UPDATE: Having posted this article earlier this afternoon, I have been contacted by a representative of Nudey Tea. Additional information that I have added following our discussion has been underlined. Read to the bottom of the article to read her response.


The Truth About My Faux-Locs

For 6 weeks I had my hair in faux locs - a protective style that creates the illusion of real dread locs using extensions twisted around your own hair. The response was fantastic; my family, friends, colleagues AND students all seemed to love them, and I LOVED the versatility of having long hair. But what was it really like carrying 9 bags (no exaggeration) of extra hair on my head? Would I recommend it? And most importantly, would I ever get them again? Read on to find out the truth about faux locs.