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10 Graduation styles that will make you want to rock your afro for graduation day

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10 Graduation styles that will make you want to rock your afro for graduation day

I graduated on Thursday 13th July 2017. Prior to the big day my mum and I were constantly battling about what I should do to my hair. She wanted me to straighten it. I said no. She wanted me to straighten it. I said no. Why I wore my natural hair for my graduation style  This got me thinking about why natural is deemed not good enough. This topic constantly resurfaces and was discussed on our blog, Is Natural Hair Unprofessional which led to an event of the same name. I decided that I wanted to be photographed with hair that reflected me.  This...

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Healthy Hair Hacks

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Healthy Hair Hacks

At Afrocenchix HQ, we like to think of ourselves as healthy hair hackers. Here are some of our favourite healthy hair hacks: 1. Applying coconut oil to hair before washing for extra moisture. If you suffer from very dry hair or have been rocking a protective style such as braids for a number of weeks, your hair needs some TLC. A hot oil treatment with coconut oil will do just that. Put some coconut oil or your favourite hair oil in a glass container. Place this container in a bowl of hot water to heat the oil up. Apply the...

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What exactly is hair porosity and how do I determine mine?

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What exactly is hair porosity and how do I determine mine?

Hair porosity is something of a buzzword in the natural hair community. We are frequently asked what hair porosity is, what products are best for high porosity hair and whether porosity matters. Let's start with a definition. What exactly is hair porosity? Hair porosity is a measure of how easily water is taken up and lost. In the strictest sense it refers to small pores, or gaps, in a structure. The hair is made up of a cuticle, cortex and medula. All hair will have small gaps in the cuticle due to damage that chips away at the cuticle that covers...

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Cacao-Coconut Healthy Hair Growth Smoothie

Cacao-Coconut Healthy Hair Growth Smoothie

Healthy hair starts within. Throw together this scrumptious smoothie in no time and enjoy the internal and external benefits of its nutrient rich natural goodness. The star ingredients of this yummy drink are: Avocado - supplies vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, as well as riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids. Coconut milk - contains fibre, vitamins C, calcium, iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous as well as being a source of protein.  Spinach - supplies iron, beta carotene, folate and zinc. Cacao - a great source of protein, calcium, carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, sulfur, flavonoids, antioxidants,...

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How do you reduce constant shedding and get your hair to grow at the same rate all over your head?

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How do you reduce constant shedding and get your hair to grow at the same rate all over your head?

We are frequently sent haircare questions and asked them at our events. In this blog we will address a few FAQs around shedding and hair growth. How do you reduce constant shedding?  This is a common and very tricky question! Shedding can seem quite worrying, especially if large amounts seem to come out at once, however constant shedding is quite normal. On average, we lose around 100 hairs a day. If a style is kept for a few days, it can look as though more hairs are lost because they haven’t had a chance to fall. Normal shedding will mean the...

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