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4 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Afro Hair Products

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4 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Afro Hair Products

Over the last two years around the world, women with Afro hair have been horrified to find out that 80% of black hair products on the market contain harmful ingredients. These toxins have proven links to a wide array of diseases, which are prevalent in the black community.     While developing the Afrocenchix product range, Joycelyn and Rachael purposefully chose natural ingredients that are beneficial to Afro hair, are gentle and safe to use. In an effort to further educate and protect our community from such health hazards, we have produced a series of blog posts dedicated to learning about ingredients in Afro...

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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 afro 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...

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Your Afro Hair will Love These Recreational Activities

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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. 

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Do you believe these myths about afro hair?

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Do you believe these myths about afro hair?

Natural hair is becoming more and more common, yet many afro myths are still floating around. Most of these have been passed down from generation to generation...

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Using Coconut Oil for Naturally Beautiful Hair

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Using Coconut Oil for Naturally Beautiful Hair

Contribution from Lucy Williams We all love our hair, but even on its best days, a natural look can be tough to manage. Dry or damaged hair can quickly get out of hand, resulting in a texture that’s less-than-ideal. One of the most important things to remember when caring for your hair is that it needs plenty of moisture to keep locks looking sleek. While the beauty market is flush with products that promise lustrous curls, many of these solutions contain toxins that can end up doing more damage to your hair than good. Luckily, there are natural ingredients that...

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