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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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New study: vast majority of black hair products linked to disease

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New study: vast majority of black hair products linked to disease

Last week a news article brought attention to a huge problem facing women: our beauty products can be hazardous to our health. A huge number of cosmetic products still contain parabens which have been linked in scientific studies to cancer, reduced muscle mass, weight gain and hormone disruption. Whilst all women face risks from cosmetics, this research showed women caring for their afro hair are at increased risk of serious harm. The study published in the Environmental Research journal showed over 78% of hair products marketed towards black women containing chemicals linked to obesity, infertility and cancer.  Products to avoid included not only relaxers, which are widely...

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Hygral Fatigue - Can Water Damage your Hair?

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Hygral Fatigue - Can Water Damage your Hair?

Many of us deep condition our hair. It can seem like the longer you leave the conditioner in, the better. What if we told you that this is damaging your hair?  Leaving hair wet for too long can weaken it through a process known as hygral fatigue. What is hygral fatigue? When hair is wet, the hair shaft expands as it fills with water and it contracts as it dries. Each time hair is washed, cracks on the hair structure can occur. Hygral fatigue is a weakening of the hair caused by this repeated expansion and contraction of hair each time it is washed. Hair is weakened by hygral fatigue over...

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