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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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How to effectively moisturise Afro hair

How to effectively moisturise Afro hair

Moisturised afro hair — there is such a thing! One of the most common challenges with Afro hair is avoiding dryness and keeping hair moisturised. Lack of moisture often leads to breakage and can make styling a challenge. Here are 4 things you can do to stop dry hair from letting you be great! 1. Say no to 'moisturising' with oils and butters  For a product to be moisturising it must be water-based. Oils and butters do not have hydrating properties as they don't contain water. However, they can be used after a water-based moisturiser to seal in moisture. Using a water-based moisturiser like Sheen or Smooth...

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7 Afro Hair Habits to Adopt in 2019

7 Afro Hair Habits to Adopt in 2019

Feel like you've hit a wall with your hair growth? Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. To get your hair goals on lock, we've taken a closer look at the good hair habits that will help to add length to your tresses.

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Super Tasty Treats for Healthy Afro Hair

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Super Tasty Treats for Healthy Afro Hair

If you’re anything like us at Afrocenchix HQ, one of the most enjoyable aspects of Christmas is FEASTING! Healthy eating means healthy Afro hair growth so we’ve put together a list of delicious Christmas recipes. These ones will tantalize our taste buds, satisfy our festive spirit AND help main our healthy Afro hair.

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