Coiled

Coiled

By Leanne Alie

Welcome to Coiled! The documentary podcast that explores Black Afro Hair in all it’s forms and textures. This podcast follows the journey of the host, Leanne Alie as she transitions from chemically straightened hair, back to natural and through this journey she also explore the history of afro hair, where is human hair sourced, who owns the Black hair industry, what’s actually in the chemicals that we put into our hair as well as shining a light on those who are working towards better representation of afro hair in the UK. Coming on 1st October 2021. Use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation.  Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie Twitter: @leannealie Instagram: @leannealie_ Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy Instagram: @frizzandgo Artwork designed by @shai.digital

Episodes

3. Who Owns The Black Hair Industry?

The Black hair industry is worth an estimated £88 million in the UK, with Black Women spending 6 times more on hair care than their white counterparts, yet Black people only own around 5% of this industry. It is widely thought that the South Asian Community dominates the ownership of the Black hair sector but how did this come about and was this always the case? In this episode of Coiled Leanne explores the evolution of the Black hair industry and how the UK’s first afro hair care distributor, Dyke and Dryden, set the foundations for the industry that we have today. She explores the importance of buying Black owned when it comes to hair products by speaking to Rudi Page, former Marketing and Sales Manager of Dyke and Dryden, Sandra Brown Pinnock of XSandy’s and Khalia Ismain, co-founder of Jammi UK, as well as Peter Mudahy who is the CEO of Pak’s Cosmetics who expresses that he sees ‘no real value of Black owned businesses.' Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter.  Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie Twitter: @leannealie Instagram: @leannealie_ Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy Instagram: @frizzandgo The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
15/10/2159m 52s

2. Where Does Human Hair Come From?

Black women have been wearing wigs for centuries and today the human hair trade is big business. Black women can spend hundreds of pounds on human hair wigs and weaves, but have you ever thought about where this hair comes from? In this episode Leanne explores the different ways that human hair is sourced, how ethical the hair trade is and which communities benefit the most from this industry. To explore this she speaks to Sandra Brown Pinnock who manufactures her own human hair extension range called XSandy’s as well as Professor Emma Tarlo whose research specialises in the trade of human hair.  Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter.  Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie Twitter: @leannealie Instagram: @leannealie_ Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy Instagram: @frizzandgo The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha Music credits:  Mirror Mirror by Diamond Ortiz  All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
08/10/2140m 21s

1. The History of Afro Hair

‘How did our African ancestors look after their hair? I’m sure they didn’t use 5 products!’ Black hair is a lens that we can use to discuss culture, race, identity and history, and in this first episode of Coiled, join host Leanne Alie as she starts her transitioning journey from chemically straightened back to natural and explores the evolution of attitudes towards Black hair throughout history. To start this journey she speaks to Dr Kadian Pow to explore the history of Afro hair, how attitudes to Black hair changed with colonialism and how these attitudes still present themselves in our society today. She also speaks to world renowned, award winning hairdresser Derrek Clements who talks about the changing trends and attitudes towards Black hair from the 1970s to the present day, as well as speaking to her childhood friends to discuss how their school experiences influenced their attitudes towards their hair today. If you do anything after listening to this podcast, make sure you share this with a younger, sister, brother, cousin or friend so that we can empower the next generation to fully embrace their natural Black hair because all hair is good hair. Follow us on Instagram @coiledpodcast and use the hashtag #coiledpodcast to join the conversation on Twitter.  Hosted and Produced by Leanne Alie Twitter: @leannealie Instagram: @leannealie_ Assistant Produced by Sylvie Carlos Twitter: @sylvie_frizzy Instagram: @frizzandgo The theme music and closing music was composed by Ony Iroha All other music was sourced from Uppbeat.io
01/10/2157m 32s

Welcome to Coiled

Join Leanne Alie in this 8 part documentary series as she goes on a journey to transition from chemically straightened hair back to natural as well as dispelling the myth that Black Hair is complicated. You can listen to the full series from 1st October 2021.
13/09/214m 15s
-
-
Heart UK
Mute/Un-mute