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Is Natural Hair Professional? - #HairCare101 Event Summary

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Is Natural Hair Professional? - #HairCare101 Event Summary

Last Thursday 16th March 2017 we ran an intimate interactive workshop for around 40 UK Naturals. We had three sessions and a panel discussion around the question, Is Natural Hair Professional. Sessions were delivered by Afrocenchix founders Joycelyn and Rachael, Trichologist Stephanie Sey and Award-winning Hair Stylist Marlene Abuah of Natural Gloe. Session 1: Adopting a healthy diet for maximum hair growth Stephanie Sey took us through how our diet and health can be reflected in our hair. She talked about the basics of a healthy diet and reasons to avoid processed foods. We also talked about the importance of eating a varied and balanced diet. If we are lacking a certain nutrient our...

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3 Top Tips for Top-notch Twistouts

3 Top Tips for Top-notch Twistouts

1. Neat Twists. Neat Twist Outs As the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree so the twist-out does not fall far from the twist. That is, if you have messy twists with strands “borrowed” from stray hair left, right and center you will more often than not end up with a frizzy mess. Twists need not be a work of art but must be well moisturised, somewhat uniform – in size as well as product distribution, individual (they don’t like to share hairs between them) and smooth. 2. Water, water, water  Always style on damp hair. Styling is all about breaking...

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Buying British

Buying British

During my BBC interview today I told the Afrocenchix story and mentioned that we work with British scientists and British companies, particularly small businesses like us. Our raw ingredients are from British suppliers, except for the Fairtrade Shea butter we buy from a cooperative in Ghana. We've partnered with fellow female run small businesses, CHIKA’S and Spill The Tea London to offer something special for Mother's Day. We work with British freelancers and consultants to run our business and as we grow we are investing back into Britain through creating jobs and supporting other small businesses. We love our independent retailers for their authenticity. For instance The...

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Announcing the New and Improved Afrocenchix.com

Announcing the New and Improved Afrocenchix.com

  We’re excited to welcome you to our refreshed website. This updated site will make it easier to learn and shop with us. We've optimised it for mobile devices as many of you browse on the go and we want to make it as simple as possible. Our blog will also be improved with quality weekly posts on the topics that matter to you.  Beyond the small but mighty changes to improve your experience, we have gotten rid of all the bugs that plagued our last site! Thank you for continuing to choose Afrocenchix products even when our old site made it difficult to do so.Although we started this...

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Is Natural Hair Unprofessional?

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 appearance? We say a unanimous YES! Here’s why:  1. Natural hair is a texture, not a style When the question of natural hair in the workplace is raised, many may think ‘Militant Afro.’ When we say natural hair, we mean texture not hairstyle. The 'Afro' is a hairstyle, not a...

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