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Why We Use Fairtrade, Organic Shea Butter

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Why We Use Fairtrade, Organic Shea Butter

Selling Shea butter is an important source of income for women living in Bolgatanga, a poverty stricken area in Ghana. The Akoma Cooperative Society brings these women and others together in the shared pursuit of working their way out of poverty and raising awareness about ethical sourcing. All the shea butter you will find in Afrocenchix products is organic and Fair Trade, from The Akoma Cooperative. The Fair Trade premium means that workers are paid a fair amount for what they produce. Money is also reinvested into the community with a focus on improving education, healthcare and respite for the elderly, allowing the...

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Volume check: Big hair, do care!

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Volume check: Big hair, do care!

Guest Post from Jacqueline Shepherd "Can you believe that January 2016 has been and gone and as I write this we are actually more than a week into February already? Time really is flying and before you know it I’ll be bringing you some results of the first quarter of my healthy hair ‘Natural Hair Challenge’. With that in mind I thought I should bring to the blog (they are already on my Instagram) some length shots to give you a good idea of what volume and length I have in my hair.  Afro hair comes in many different textures and...

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5 Things You Must Do To Achieve Moisturised Hair

5 Things You Must Do To Achieve Moisturised Hair

The most common reason for uncooperative hair is a serious lack of moisture. While a moisture content of 10% is sufficient for the skin, hair is around 17% water. Achieving  healthy hair is impossible without water. Even the best thought out hair regimen will fail to produce results if it isn’t focused on keeping water in the hair. Here are our top five tips on incorporating moisture into your regime:  Drink More Water Health starts on the inside and our bodies are great at letting us know what we need, so drink whenever you are thirsty. The precise amount you...

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