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Trimming Split Ends

If (like us) you wish split ends never existed, welcome, friend. We've got the perfect methods you need to help those splits disappear. From The Classic Cut, The Grazer, The Duster to the Twist and Snip, read on to find out how to trim those darned ends! 

Why We Love Aloe Vera!

With over 500 species, Aloe Vera has become a powerful staple in many industries. From health to cosmetics, we all can find a use for aloe in our locks! Anti-Dandruff We all know how frustrating dandruff can be. Aloe Vera can work wonders on scalps in reducing unwanted flakes.

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Hair

Over the years, coconut oil has taken the mainstream hair care industry by storm as a natural super ingredient for afro hair, with many of the curl community already on board the coconut train. But why is coconut oil so popular, and how can you use it? Find out below!

A short history of braiding

Braiding traditions are like fairy tales, you can’t quite pin-down where they came from. While some specific styles are traceable to particular cultural groups, braiding has been practised by people around the globe for thousands of years. One thing is for sure: braiding as a custom is pretty universal.

Benefits Of Almond Oil

Almond oil, also known as Prunus Amygdalus is native to Iran and other surrounding countries...The seeds are pressed while extracting almond oil, revealing the glorious liquid we love so much. But what are the real benefits of almond oil for our curls? Find out below!

Biology Of The Kink! What Makes Curly Hair Curl?

Many curly haired people have their fair share of Why Why Why??? hair days. But have you ever asked yourself the big why? Why does my hair actually curl? Whether your hair is wavy, curly, coily or kinky, read on for some epic hair facts about why your hair is the shape it is....

The Ultimate Guide To Swimming With Natural Hair

Swimming and natural hair – let’s be honest, it can play havoc with your locks. Chlorine and saltwater can be extremely drying to afro hair, which can lead to a multitude of issues such as damaged hair and breakage. This is why it’s so important to make sure you're using...

Does All Hair Matter?

We recently received a Trustpilot review that sparked much conversation in our team.   The review read:  "This is only allowing products for black hair. If any other company did that for white hair you would all be shouting racist. Racism works both ways.You always demand to be in included in...

A Quick Ting With Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy

Afrocenchix catches up with Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy, the wonderful author of A Quick Ting On The Black Girl Afro.

Summer Hair Care - 8 Easy Tips For Great Hair

Want to create the perfect summer hair routine? Look no further than our ultimate summer hair care guide...

Toxic Ingredients In Black Hair Products: 2022 Update

Haircare shouldn’t cost us our health. Yet for Black and mixed heritage women, mainstream shampoos and conditioners come with a huge risk.

20 Beautiful Wedding Hairstyles For Natural Hair

Love your curls and want to celebrate them on your big day? Need inspiration for wedding guest hairstyles for natural hair? You can do so much with your natural hair and here is your starting point! Browse some of our favourite looks courtesy of Pinterest, Instagram and more!

Afro Hair Care - The Ultimate Guide for 2022

Caring for afro hair can be tricky when you're not sure where to start. At Afrocenchix we help bust the myths that afro hair is unprofessional, unattractive and unmanageable. We believe all afro hair is beautiful!

The Best Children’s Books To Keep Kids Entertained On Hair Day

It might have taken an hour, it might have taken four, all I know is that it felt infinitely longer as a child so my mother became the master of distractions. There were snacks, sometimes our favourite TV shows, other times we’d sing along to music (dancing strictly forbidden of course)....

How To Braid Cornrows On Yourself

Curious about how to do cornrows? Always wanted to create cornrow styles? Then you’ve come to the right place. With our easy step-by-step video tutorial, you’ll be rocking cornrows in no time! 

16 Books The Afrocenchix Team Are Loving this World Book Day

Saying that we love books at Afrocenchix HQ is a bit of an understatement! Our office library is well stocked, mostly with some wonderful volumes written by and about women like us. Whether you're reading alone, as part of a book club or treated yourself to our Book Lover's Boxes,...