Botanically named 'Olea Europaea', olive oil is an emollient plant oil with wonderfully soothing, softening and moisturising capabilities for your hair and scalp. Read ahead to find out more!
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!
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....
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.
Alopecia: Everything you need to know
What is alopecia? Alopecia is an umbrella term for hair loss anywhere on the body, which can be permanent or temporary. In this post, our resident cosmetic scientist discusses the different types of alopecia and how to treat the condition with input from trichologists we recommend who specialise in Afro...
Homemade hair treatments that do work
We previously shared a post that outlined common homemade hair treatments that don't work. In this post, we share homemade treatments that are realistic and promising, without under or over-promising results. Learn what ingredients are always good to have should you run out of your favourite Afrocenchix products!
Why hair typing is unscientific
Afrocenchix believes that there is only one hair type and that’s no hair type. In this blog, we discuss why strict hair typing systems are not scientific. It's better to base your healthy hair care routine on your hair's condition and on restoring and maintaining moisture.
6 common homemade hair treatments that don’t work
With homemade 'natural' Afro hair products gaining traction, we wanted to clear up if they are more effective for hair use. Will these simple recipes full of avocado and egg save you money in the long run? It may be better to eat the ingredients rather than waste them on...
Do I really need shampoo to wash my afro hair?
Are you a fan of the #CurlyGirlMethod? Do you try to avoid shampooing your afro hair? If so - you could be doing more harm than good. We'll explain why...
Healthy Hair? It's all about Balance
Want soft, healthy, manageable hair? Of course, we all do. To achieve the hair you’d love to have it’s essential to maintain high moisture levels. Two of the main (controllable) factors which can determine how moisturised your hair are pH and temperature. Low temperatures and a low pH means the...