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BLACK HAIR IS GOOD HAIR: Properly nourishing your kinks, coils, waves & curls.

BLACK HAIR IS GOOD HAIR: Properly nourishing your kinks, coils, waves & curls.

WHY ACAF HERBAL HAIR CARE IS ESSENTIAL One of the biggest misconceptions society has about black hair is that it doesn’t grow, and because of its texture it’s not considered “good hair”. Our crowns have been disrespectfully labeled “nappy”, which has deterred young black girls (and women) from embracing their natural kinks and coils. Fun Fact – On average, your hair grows 6 inches a year. BLACK HAIR DOES GROW! Another fun fact - many people don’t retain hair length because they are not properly tending to their locks, aka not keeping their hair properly hydrated. We’re in a time...


Reasons Why You Should Use Shea Butter In The Summer Time.

Reasons Why You Should Use Shea Butter In The Summer Time.

Growing up I’ve always heard that sunscreen is for those of the fairer skin. One of the biggest myths in our community is that we don’t need to protect our skin from the sun. The truth is, the melanin in our skin naturally protects us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, so we don’t get sunburned. However, melanin does not protect us from skin disease; it makes it harder to detect. Many Black people with skin cancer don't catch it early enough, which is why skin cancer fatality rates are higher among African Americans than other ethnic groups according to...


Why Coconut Oil Is So Important to Our Health & Beauty!

Why Coconut Oil Is So Important to Our Health & Beauty!

With its’ many beauty benefits, and just as many health benefits, coconut oil is known as a natural super food. It’s diversity in aiding the body is what makes it an essential nutrient in any diet and beauty regimen. Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil that is made by extracting the oil from raw matured coconuts. At room temperature it’s solid, but when exposed to heat it softens, and often melts. Due to it being rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, coconut oil helps prevent aging and damage to skin and hair. It also has antibacterial and anti fungal...


It's Like Gold to Our Melanated Skin

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It's Like Gold to Our Melanated Skin

Black soap originally derives from the Ghana Region and is widely popular in & around West Africa. Recently African Black Soap has been gaining more and more notoriety, internationally, due to its “magical” healing properties and benefits. Black soap is a gentle chemical-free soap that penetrates deep inside the skin and cleanses it within. This soap is full of natural essential oils that nourishes skin, making it great for all skin types. Regular use of African Black Soap can treat fine lines, skin blemishes, dark spots, & reduce acne scars. It is also known for removing make up, reducing wrinkles...


How It All Started...

How It All Started...
"A people without the knowledge of their history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots." A famous quote proclaimed by the incomparable Marcus Garvey, who like many elders that came before, strived for the liberation for all children of the Diaspora.