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Your Afro Hair will Love These Recreational Activities

At Afrocenchix we always encourage a healthy lifestyle with good, hair care practice for Afro hair growth. Here are some fun activities that help you exercise with Afro hair and stimulate growth. and take a look at some fun activities that your hair will thank you for. 

Super Tasty Treats for Healthy Afro Hair

If you’re anything like us at Afrocenchix HQ, one of the most enjoyable aspects of Christmas is FEASTING! Healthy eating means healthy Afro hair growth so we’ve put together a list of delicious Christmas recipes. These ones will tantalize our taste buds, satisfy our festive spirit AND help main our...

Black-Owned British Gifts that Support Our Community

It's that time of year again! Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones but who doesn't love to give a good gift?! Community is important to us and so we've compiled this gift list of goods by amazing black women and black-owned businesses.

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...

7 ways to work self care into your daily routine

Embracing your natural hair is a huge statement of self care. Whether you transitioned, did the big chop or simply started to care for hair that's always been natural, we hope you found more self love through the process. Although big gestures of caring for ones self are great, our everyday routines...

3 Hairstyles for the Christmas Season

Christmas is right around the corner.  That means calendars are full with lunches, dinners, parties and the likes. You've got your festive outfits, you'll want your hair to match.  Here are some styles that you can rock at any yuletide occasion.  1. Updo...with a few twists Up-dos are always classy and the beads in this...

Jacqueline's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural

In this series we are sharing hair stories from women like you. This time it's all about Sky TV presenter Jacqueline Shepherd.

The History of the Afro Comb

This post is based on a fuller article by culture blogger Kirsty of MisBeee Writes on the Origins of the Afro Combs - 6000 years of Culture, Politics and Identity exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Use of the Afro Comb dates back 6,000 years. Combs may have started out as functional tools...

Black Feminine Beauty in Art

 One of the things we love about social media is its ability to expose us to things we might otherwise have been unlikely to come across because of geography. Instagram has definitely made the world smaller and diminished the vastness of the oceans. Below we have highlighted three artists we...

Maria's Hair Story - Why She Went Natural

In this series we are sharing hair stories from women like you. This time round we have a story from Maria, who blogs as Ms Xpat on the Tiger Tales. "I had my first full head of relaxer when I was about 14 years old. I say ‘full head’ because...

How Ehi rocked her natural on her graduation day

I graduated on July 13th 2017. Beforehand, Mum and I were battling about my hair. Let me tell you why I wore my afro hair for graduation.

Do we subconsciously think Afro Hair is unprofessional?

Guest post from Miss Chuma. Inspired by the March 2017 Haircare 101 event. My initial intention for attending the Hair 101 event was to explore new ways of wearing my hair. What I left with was far greater.

Hairspiration: Felicia Leatherwood

(Feature image taken from www.felicialeatherwood.com) We spoke about natural hair being professional at our last #HairCare 101 event and watched a video clip in which Felicia Leatherwood, a natural hair stylist sometimes referred to as the Hair Whisperer, spoke about the importance of embracing our hair in its natural state. We...

Is Natural Hair Unprofessional?

This is probably one of the most widely discussed topics within the curly club. With high standards of personal presentation being expected in so many work settings, it's no wonder this question is so frequently asked. Can one have naturally kinky, curly hair and still be deemed as professional in...

Risky Chemicals in Black Beauty Products

Does looking good need to be a hazard? We don’t believe it does. Unfortunately for many black women, beauty choices are damaging their health. A recent buzzfeed article highlighted the problem faced by millions of women – most cosmetics are toxic. Thankfully there are natural options for the health conscious. The problem...

Toxicity in Your Everyday Afro Hair Products

This week a new report* showed that everyday hair products targeting Black women may be causing serious health problems. The report, based on years of research, highlights several areas of concern including: skin and eye irritations, respiratory disorders, cancer and reproductive Issues.  The report calls for more research into the health consequences of Black hair...