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The Hidden Science Of Black Hair

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: London South Bank University, 100-116 London Rd, London SE1 6LN
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The Hidden Science of Black Hair 

Black Hair is in a state of crisis. This shocking statement was made by author Audrey Davis-Sivasothy in her revealing book ‘The Science of Black Hair’.
But is it true? Is it true that nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black people contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity?
Is it true that black hair is harder to manage, wash and style? And is it true that black hair ‘shrinks’ in water? Conversely, is it true that black hair defies gravity?
Is it true that black hair conducts electricity? And is it true that black hair act as antennas for spiritual intuition? This event will explore all of the above and more using science as the backbone for each presentation.
There is so much confusion surrounding the natural hair of black people. Thus, this event will provide an insight into the hidden truths of black hair that are hiding in plain sight.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Cancer Causing Chemicals (EDC’s) in Black Hair Products
  • Washing and Managing Black Hair
  • A Brief History of Black Hairstyles
  • How Diet Affects Hair
  • Hair / Scalp Conditions and Links to Nutritional Deficiencies
  • DHT Testosterone and Male Pattern Baldness
  • The True Science of Melanin and Electricity
  • Effects of Perspiration and Exercise on Black Hair
  • Natural Haircare Products (various brands will be on-site)
  • Plus much more…


Guest Speakers include:

Leah Salmon -The Naturally You Coach (Host)
Sal Baxter – Root2Tip (UK’s Best Selling Natural Haircare Brand)
Natasha Briscoe – Arise and Shine Cosmetics (Care for Afro Hair)
Mr Ovi King – Hair Care Revolution (Facts about the UK’s Black Haircare Industry)

Workshops include:

Sherilyn Dos Santos – PureGoodness will deliver a quick and simple natural product making tutorial to suit your own hair

DATE: Saturday 8th September 2018
TIME: 2-7pm (Stall holders present from 2pm, presentations start at 2.45pm)
VENUE: London South Bank University, 100-116 London Rd, London SE1 6LN
  • 100 Early Bird Tickets at £10 SOLD OUT 
  • Admission tickets at £15 SOLD OUT
  • Last Minute tickets at £20 are available (very limited amount)
Due to the overwhelming demand for this event, if you don’t have a ticket you may be refused entry
Existing Hidden Science Academy members get a 50% discount on all our events. Please contact us for your DISCOUNT CODE

Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed for historical record and uploaded to the World Wide Web. By attending and participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be filmed and waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image.

For stalls or more info please call 0208 686 7865 or 07507 535 830