Today’s post is a special guide on 4 online Afro Hair and Beauty stores to visit. The reason why I decided to do this post is because I struggle to get a hold of Afro hair and beauty products. According to the Mintel report published in 2009, the market for black and Asian beauty products in the UK is valued at £70 million, however, it’s a tiny sector (about 2%) that is overlooked despite us being the biggest consumers. I currently live in Essex and there’s a local store not too far from me however, they only have a small range of products so most of the time I have to end up going to into London and pay about £18 for a Travelcard which is very steep. I am considering buying products from these online stores as it will make my life a hell of a lot easier and can really benefit those who live far from London or don’t have a local Afro hair and beauty store in their area.
Photo credit: Afrotherapy.com
I’ve just recently come cross Afrotherapy and their website is very professional and easy to navigate. Afrotherapy offers a diverse range of black hair and beauty products. Not only do they supply mid range beauty products but the high end brand too including the ever so popular Moroccan Oil, Macadamia and Mizani. What I love about the website is that they have various categories for different hair types from grey and mature to Natural and Locs so there’s something for everyone. The delivery charges start from £3.95 and if spend over £50 it’s free and they ship internationally. To put the icing on the cake, Afrotherapy have their own hairdressing salon in North London specialising in Afro hair & mixed race hair.
Photo credit: Divine-Beauty.com
Divine Beauty is a European beauty store for women of colour. They stock over 4, 500 products from 200 brands including Dr. Miracles, Dax, Miss Africa, Sleek, Creme of Nature and Tangle Teezer. There isn’t really much on website about the brand but it’s worth having a look. Divine Beauty do ship internationally and takes about 4-6 days if you’re in the UK and slightly longer if outside of the EU. Prices vary depending on where you live and the weight of the items. If you spend over €75 or more on shipping then €6 will be knocked off your order.
Photo credit: Loveafrocosmetics.com
This is another website that I have just come across and I love the pink theme that runs through the website. Love Afro Cosmetics stock a variety of brands including Blue magic, Black n’ Sassy, Fro her and Mixed Chicks. The prices are very affordable and there’s a rewards system which will entitle you money off future orders. Delivery starts from £4.95 and they do international postage from £15.95.
Photo credit: Pakcosmetics.com
Pack Cosmetics needs no introduction as it’s one of the most established Afro hair and beauty suppliers in the UK. The 27-year-old company stock a range of well known Afro hair beauty brands including Motions, Jamaican Mango, X-pressions, Palmer’s and Skin Success. You can also get electrical products including hairdryers and straighteners. Delivery starts from just £2 which is not bad for the price.
I hope you enjoyed this guide and let me know if you will be checking these websites out. Do you struggle to get a hold of Afro hair and beauty products? What are your thoughts on the black and Asian beauty industry? Do you think brands should do more to reach out to black and Asian community?