About Fredrick Ochami

Fredrick is a part-time blogger, a part-time gamer and a full-time human. When he's not playing with words, you can find him reading novels and playing games. Usually at the same time.

Lupita Nyongo

Lupita Nyongo’s Stylist Vernon François Launches Natural Hair Product Line

Vernon François wants to change the way people all around the world react to natural hair, from curly to dreadlocked, braided, wavy, coily, frizzy and kinky. On 12th September, the prominent English-born hairstylist launched his eponymous hair care collection with a full range of products catering to virtually every hair type except straight hair. He […]

Norwesian blogger called out

Norwegian Blogger is Called out for calling Bantu Knots “Big Heatless Curls”

Another day, another case of gross cultural appropriation. Norway-based beauty vlogger Gilan Sharafani, who made a tutorial for Bantu knots and called them “Big Heatless Curls”. After uploading the video, it was shared on Girls Creativity, a popular beauty tutorial page on Facebook. There, it received thousands of comments, most of them negative. People have […]

Maria Mckiever

A Startup Connecting Users to Black Hair Care Stylists Wins the Campus 1871

Every time Maria Mckiever wanted to find a black hair stylist, she always had to depend on word of mouth. This gave her the idea to create a platform that facilitates a connection between users and stylist. The engineering student at the University of Illinois-Chicago has developed a startup app called Grapevine, after her experience […]


Back To Basics – 4 Simple Ways to Repair Damaged Hair

Hair gets damaged; it’s unfortunate, but it happens. Hair damage can be caused by anything from applying dye wrongly (or using an incompatible dye) to using sulfate-rich shampoos, chemical processing, over manipulation and flat ironing. Whatever the cause, here are some simple solutions to help you improve your hair’s health. 1. Use conditioners Conditioners are […]

Mom Writes Book For Her Daughters, “Bad Hair Does Not Exist!”

“Bad Hair Does Not Exist” is a newly launched bilingual book that motivates young Afro-Latino, Black and multiracial girls to think of their hair, and themselves, as beautiful. It was written by Bronx-based Sulma Arzu-Brown, an Afro-Latina writer from Honduras. She got the inspiration to write the book when a caregiver was blow-drying her 3-year-old […]

Sanneta Myrie

Jamaica’s Sanneta Myrie Is Only The Second Miss World Contestant Who Wears Dreadlocks

Despite the incredible diversity in the world, we still cling to the same beauty standards we see in the media–especially in beauty pageants. This year, however, the norm has changed just a little more. The 24-year-old reigning Miss Jamaica, Sanneta Myrie, competed in the 2015 Miss World Pageant while wearing dreadlocks. She is the second […]