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5 Reasons your Hair is Breaking

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5 Reasons your Hair is Breaking

A common complaint we hear from women is that their hair doesn't grow. In most cases, it is growing, it's just breaking as fast as it grows. If your hair is short it should be because you choose to cut it, not because it keeps falling off! Control your hair length by eliminating these 5 mistakes from your routine.  1. Forgetting to cover your hair at night Many of us are guilty of this afro hair error. Covering your hair at night can really save your mane. Cotton absorbs moisture, which is great when it comes to clothing but it is detrimental...

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Joycelyn's Healthy Hair Routine

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Joycelyn's Healthy Hair Routine

Hello, Joycelyn here! When it comes to my natural hair I like to keep things as simple and easy as possible. This means low manipulation and protective styling. I have a simple routine to help me take care of my natural hair. WeeklyI wash my hair every 7-10 days with Swish. Before washing, I section and lightly detangle with a wide tooth comb (if I feel like it I’ll finger detangle as I lose less hair this way). Deep conditioning is part of my weekly routine,  so after after washing I apply my deep conditioner in sections, cover with a disposable plastic...

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Styling an Old Twist Out

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Styling an Old Twist Out

After rocking a twist out for a few days you may want to switch it up with a style that hides the bits that have inevitably become messy! Here are 3 of our favourites which can be achieved with minimal effort. Afro Puff: this super easy style can be worn at any stage of your twist out. If your hair has stretched too much for this to look good, refresh your bounce with a healthy spray of Sheen. Beautiful Braided Headband: we love that your hair can be its own accessory! Try this style when the back of your twist...

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Hair Loss in Pregnancy

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Hair Loss in Pregnancy

During pregnancy most women expect glowing skin and full, shiny hair...some like me get spots and breakage instead! Not much is known about hair loss and breakage in pregnancy. Theories include the idea that high progesterone levels make hair drier and more brittle leading to breakage, and that pregnancy sickness can lead to nutrient deficiencies which in turn means weaker hair. Read on for what you can do about it. If you, like me, find your hair is more prone to breakage even though you are taking more vitamins than ever and haven't changed your hair care routine, this can be...

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#MyHairNaturalCare

#MyHairNaturalCare

Share your story. Embrace your natural beauty. Inspire others. Join our #MyHairNaturalCare campaign and let the world know why you choose natural. When we started Afrocenchix we had no idea how important natural hair was to many black women. We simply needed chemical free hair care. Over the years you have shared your stories with us and we have learnt how important it is to change the negative perceptions often surrounding natural hair. We want to inspire the next generation to proudly wear their naturally curly Afro hair as it grows from their heads, knowing it is beautiful, professional and manageable with the right products...

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