Race Debates

Covering all things regarding race in the UK and worldwide. Read my opinion – as well as the opinions of various guest bloggers – on the world around us!

Sali Hughes Pretty White Female – How Beauty Can Appeal to Every Woman

On Tuesday, the London Curls descended onto the streets of West London so as to attend another of the #BeautyProject events at Selfridges. We absolutely loved the Untangling the Politics of Black Hair event in May, and this event promised to be just as enthralling with a star studded panel. The panel included founders of multicultural beauty website, ThandieKay, BAFTA award winner Thandie Newton and Kay Montano, BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Gemma Cairney and Health and Beauty Director of Women's Health, Anita Bhagwandas.

‘Untangling The Politics of Black Hair’ – London Curls at the #BeautyProject

It has been a busy busy week for us at London Curls! After the amazingly inspirational day at Curlvolution on Saturday and the Afro Hair and Beauty Live event on Sunday and Monday, we had the amazing opportunity to attend the 'Untangling The Politics of Black Hair' event at the #BeautyProject in Selfridges. The panel consisted of Hackney's Labour MP Dianne Abbott, writer and commentator Emma Dabiri, hair and make up artist Edee Beau and journalist Hannah Pool. The ladies discussed natural hair in the work place, the exoticisation of afro hair, and the stigma of the 'angry black woman' that is attached to it.

Going Natural in an African household

In recent years, more and more women have made the conscious decision to let go of their relaxed hair and return to their natural roots. People tend to associate the natural look as being a throwback to Africa; celebrating the natural beauty that comes from the continent rather than conforming to Western ideals. African actresses such as Lupita Nyong'o have showcased to the world just how beautiful natural coils can be. However, what is it really like going natural in an African household? A dear friend of ours - who has asked to remain anonymous - shared her personal experiences of going natural in a Nigerian household...