With this century’s trend amongst Afro Caribbeans worldwide gearing towards maintaining and wearing their afro hair, it is important to consider how this seemingly mass change in style will affect Afro Caribbeans in all aspects of their life. This alteration in appearance, and in effect – lifestyle, is more than just aesthetic. Its affect is much bigger than personal identity or fashion; it will also see shifts in different cultures’ attitudes towards Afro Caribbeans.
Meanwhile, there are centuries of myths regarding Afro hair-care to tackle that can affect both the health of afro hair and its owner. With hair being perceived as something of great importance to the Afro Caribbean community it is vital that each country’s Afro Caribbean population understand how their environment affects their hair and its health without necessarily having to rely solely on the findings of other communities, especially the American Afro Caribbean community.
This site shows the findings of an MA Multi Media Journalism student in search of the ups and downs of afro hair and its care in England. Please feel free to contribute your personal stories, issues, and queries here to encourage more people to find out more about afro hair care in England.