A hair relaxer is a cream-like treatment that is typically used to chemically 'relax'/straighten curls and afro hair (hence the term hair relaxer). For over a century, relaxers have played an integral part of black women’s hair experience. Many people still love the look of hair that stays straight and there is a common misconception that relaxing your hair will make your hair grow faster.
Hair Relaxers: Everything You Need to Know
A hair relaxer is a cream-like treatment that is typically used to chemically 'relax'/straighten curls and afro hair (hence the term hair relaxer). For over a century, relaxers have played an integral part of black women’s hair experience. Many people still love the look of hair that stays straight and...
How to Care for Your Natural Hair Under a Wig
It’s no secret how effective protective styles like wigs can be in helping to protect natural hair – c’mon, the name says it all. They’re a great way to switch up your style, grow your hair out or protect it as it recovers from conditions like alopecia.
4 Dangers of Using Wig Glue
Many wig and lace front wig wearers use double sided tape and wig glue, which is (let’s just be honest) just straight up glue. However, there are many related dangers of using wig glue to secure wigs, affecting the health of your skin, and hair underneath your wig. Find out...
4 Itchy Scalp Treatment Products You’ll Love
Looking for itchy scalp treatment products? Many mainstream products contain artificial fragrances which can cause health issues (like asthma, eczema, muscle pain, bloating, sinus pain, fatigue, eye irritation, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, dizziness and burning or itching skin irritations). So we would recommend using products (like Afrocenchix – we never use parabens, sulphates,...
5 Reasons You Should Never Neglect Your Scalp
At Afrocenchix, we always stress the importance of a balanced hair care routine because it's crucial for a healthy scalp. We like to think of our scalp as an extension of our face, and when you start to think of your scalp like this you begin to see things from...
5 Tips for How to Stop an Itchy Scalp ASAP
Wondering how to stop an itchy scalp? At Afrocenchix, we always focus on creating and maintaining a healthy hair care routine because it’s vital to maintain a healthy scalp. Read on to discover five tips to help stop your itchy scalp in its tracks.
Why Is My Scalp so Itchy? 4 Common Causes and Fixes
Have you ever wondered: why is my scalp so itchy? There are many itchy scalp causes and most people will have an itchy scalp at least once or twice in their lifetime. Read on to discover four of the most common causes of itchy scalp and to get relief from...
6 Hair Habits to Start Adopting During Lockdown
Has lockdown got you rethinking your hair routine? There’s no better time than now to start reevaluating your hair habits and to get you started, here are our top hair habits that you should start adopting during lockdown.
Afro Hair Care for Doctors, Nurses & Other Essential Workers
When it comes to afro hair care, we often talk about how important it is to create a regime. But how do you approach this when we’re in the middle of a pandemic and you’re working on the front line?
7 Beautiful Cornrow Styles We're Loving
Cornrows or braids, also known as canerows, are a simple style of hair braiding that’s been around for — well, forever. History tells us they originated in Africa, with the earliest recorded usage (on women) dating back to at least 3000 B.C.
6 Tips for How to Take Care of Locs
Locs, also known as dreadlocks, are a beautiful and versatile way to carry your natural hair. However, there is a common misconception that locs require no maintenance when in reality, locs like all hair require care. So, whether you’re new to locs or just want to know more about how...
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...
Caring for Afro Hair – How to Save Time
Save time and ensure you’re on top of your hair care routine with our practical tips for speedily managing your hair.
Community Spotlight - We're stronger together
This is a time to be there for the community. We know many of you are freelancers, small business owners and contractors and we want to support you.
Top 5 Lockdown Hair Care Tips
'Lockdown' doesn't need to spell disaster for your hair. Here are our top tips on how to maintain your hair over the next few weeks.
How to Work from Home Effectively
Looking for practical tips on how to navigate working from home? Read on for our advice on effective remote working.