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How to effectively moisturise Afro hair

Moisturised afro hair — there is such a thing! One of the most common challenges with Afro hair is avoiding dryness and keeping hair moisturised. Lack of moisture often leads to breakage and can make styling a challenge. Here are 4 things you can do to stop dry hair from letting you be great! 1. Say no to 'moisturising' with oils and butters  For a product to be moisturising it must be water-based. Oils and butters do not have hydrating properties as they don't contain water. However, they can be used after a water-based moisturiser to seal in moisture. Using a water-based moisturiser like Sheen or Smooth followed by an oil or butter will make your hair happy.2. Layer your products Layering products is the most effective way to moisturise Afro hair. The LOC and LCO methods are most popular. Both are acronyms where: L = liquid, O = oil and C = cream. The order of the letters lets you know what order you should apply the products. Our Moisture Surge Set contains a product for each step Sheen (liquid), Seal (oil) and Smooth (cream).  We've put up a "How to Moisturise Afro hair with LOC method" tutorial on Youtube just for you!   Both methods are great to use in between washdays to moisturise your hair. Figure out which method works better for you by trying each one for a week and comparing results.  3. Tuck your ends away Twist outs, braid outs, puffs — any hairstyle that involves hair being exposed will accelerate dry hair. You don't need to avoid these styles completely but if your hair is constantly dry then alternating with protective styles that keep the ends of your hair tucked away will help minimise dryness.  @ohwendyoh 4. Sleep on satin Do you go to sleep with moisturised hair and wake up with dry hair? It could be that your pillow is absorbing moisture from your hair. Bed sheets are usually made with cotton because cotton absorbs moisture when you sweat at night. The problem is, cotton also absorbs moisture from the hair, drying it out. Satin, on the other hand, minimises moisture loss from the hair keeping it in good condition overnight. Try sleeping with a satin-lined bonnet or on a satin pillowcase.  5. Drink more water It's not only what you put onto your hair that makes a difference — what you put into your body is very important. 8 large glasses a day serves as a rough guideline to how much you should drink but how much water you actually need depends on your size and how active you are.   Other articles: Need to create a healthy hair routine? Read this Afro Hair Care - The Ultimate Guide 5 Things You Need to Know About Natural Hair

How to effectively moisturise Afro hair

Moisturised afro hair — there is such a thing! One of the most common challenges with Afro hair is avoiding dryness and keeping hair moisturised. Lack of moisture often leads to breakage and can make styling a challenge. Here are 4 things you can do to stop dry hair from letting you be...

7 Afro Hair Habits to Adopt in 2019

Feel like you've hit a wall with your hair growth? Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. To get your hair goals on lock, we've taken a closer look at the good hair habits that will help to add length to your tresses.

What you need to know about cutting Afro and curly hair

Contribution from Sara Steele. I’ve been a hairdresser for over ten years and I've cut all hair types from straight European textures to the kinkiest Afro. During this time, one of my most frequently discussed topics is how to properly cut Afro and curly hair. There are many myths surrounding this topic...

Afro Hair Care - The Ultimate Guide

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! With the right hair care practices you can love and enjoy your hair. Through caring for your curls...

Want to know the best afro hair growth tips? Read this

One question we’re often asked is “What are the best afro hair growth tips?” When women ask about afro hair growth tips, what they often mean is that they want tips on how to retain more length. Afro hair, like other hair types, grows at a rate of about half...

Afro hair needs autumn care – 3 tips to make your curls pop

So we've bid goodbye to the summer sun and we're saying hello to autumn. Colder temperatures and a different wardrobe means tweaks to our hair routines are needed. Here are three things you can do for healthy hair this autumn: 1. Moisturise your afro hair  Keeping your hair moisturised should be a top...

Do you believe these myths about afro hair?

Natural hair is becoming more and more common, yet many afro myths are still floating around. Most of these have been passed down from generation to generation...

How to not give up on your hair during the awkward phase

It's a few months after your big chop. Your hair's now too long and too short at the same time. You want to grow it out but you're finding the upkeep challenging and you're at a loss when it comes to knowing what to do with it — you've hit the awkward phase. ...

Using Coconut Oil for Naturally Beautiful Hair

Contribution from Lucy Williams We all love our hair, but even on its best days, a natural look can be tough to manage. Dry or damaged hair can quickly get out of hand, resulting in a texture that’s less-than-ideal. One of the most important things to remember when caring for...

Need to create a healthy hair routine? Read this

Creating a hair routine can help you achieve your hair goals, and can also help you  to figure out what works and doesn't work for you — especially if you are newly natural. A good hair routine will incorporate healthy hair practices which will inadvertently lead to retaining length.  As with anything,...

Spring Hair Care Hacked In 5 Stages

Whether you are a protective princess, or you like to 'Fro' in the snow. Winter is a difficult time to have natural hair. Afro hair thrives on moisture, but indoor heating and cold, harsh winter winds make maintaining moisturised hair in the winter so much harder. So we put in...

One Week to Stronger, Longer, Healthier Hair

Hair grows an average of 6 inches a year, so whilst you won’t become Rapunzel in the space of a week, you can retain around an eighth to a quarter of an inch of new weekly growth by following these simple steps. Short hair has the benefit of looking good with little effort whilst longer...

Getting Moisture on LOC with the LOC Method

Afro and curly tresses are especially susceptible to dryness because kinks and curls make it harder for sebum from the scalp to travel down each strand of hair. This dryness is one of the main causes of breakage and a hindrance to length retention.  What are the LOC and LCO methods? Layering products...

Healthy Hair Growth - 5 Surprising New Year Resolutions that Help

Want longer hair? You may have unknowingly committed to new year resolutions that will help on your healthy hair journey. Hair growth is about what we put into our bodies, genetic factors and how well we maintain the growth. A large part of that is down to our daily choices. So what...

New Hair, Who dis?

What better time to switch up your look than the new year! January is a great time to embrace healthy beauty choices and invest in quality natural ingredients that will help you to feel as good as you look. With 60% of what we put onto our body being absorbed...

5 Things You Need to Know About Natural Hair

So you've decided to "go" natural; or you already wear your hair in its natural state but don't know much about this fibre growing out of your scalp. That's totally understandable. When it comes to natural hair, there is a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of unlearning to...