Review | Afrocenchix
|Queen print in the background is from Fizzstah's Unapologetic Pack|
Afrocenchix is a Uk black-owned business that combines science with natural ingredients to create their fresh scented hair products. Huge congratulations to Rachael and Joycelyn the founders of Afrocenchix for getting their range of natural hair products stocked in Wholefoods allowing you to purchase their natural goodies in a store near you.
I have kindly been given; 'Swish' Sulphate Free Shampoo, 'Smooth' Natural Moisturising Cream & 'Seal' Natural Hair Oil.
Afrocenchix products are; 97% - 100% natural, free from sulphates, free from parabens, free from mineral oil, free from artificial fragrances, vegan friendly and are never tested on animals.
To get the best results and a fair review I have used all three products in the space of a month. My current wash day routine consists of washing my hair every week and deep conditioning once sometimes twice a month, and then doing a protective style that can last for a few days.
Swish ~ When I first used the Shampoo I was a little weary as I was left with a squeaky clean feeling when I rinsed it out. I am aware that the squeaky clean feeling you get after using some shampoos could be due to the shampoo stripping your hair of it's natural oils. However I did take into consideration that my hair didn't feel dry, in fact my hair felt really soft and I was left with that nice healthy fresh shine.
Smooth ~ I love the fresh scent that runs through all of the products. This moisturiser is thin in consistency which makes it really easy to detangle with and it didn't leave a load of white residue when styling. I have tried this moisturiser on wet and dry hair, got some great results using both these methods.
Seal ~ Fell in love with this oil mix the first time I used it. Describing the consistency of this oil is difficult because it doesn't feel heavy or really think in my hands, however when I apply it to my hair It literally feels like it's locking in all the moisture. This is definitely my favourite product. A little goes a long way, I only just realised that lol. I had been using quite a bit in my hair, only to realise that it wasn't necessary.
Initially I wasn't too sure about the Swish shampoo, then I started to pre-poo. I used a pre-wash mask one wash day and then let some oil sit in my hair another time before using the shampoo and I noticed that my hair still felt squeaky clean, but I was left with extra softness and moisture.
I have also noticed a reduced amount of itching, my scalp wasn't terribly itchy, but it was something I did notice. After using the Swish shampoo for some time now I have noticed that the itchy feeling only comes when I'm a day or two away from my wash day. I think the combination of all three products has played a big part in the reduced itching.
|Sexy fluffy twist out using Afrocenchix Smooth & Seal. Slicked my edges down with Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste.|
I have enjoyed playing around with the Smooth moisturiser. I used it along with the Seal oil to create my best twist out yet. I was presently surprised by the results, as twist outs don't normally work for me. My hair tends to shrink up anytime I combine water and twists, this time I did a few single twists and flat twists to create the look above.
The Smooth moisturiser was moisturising and hydrating, it always left my hair feeling really soft. I liked the fact that it held my curls well without leaving me with a crunchy feeling, my curls were soft and defined, honestly can't fault it. It does the job well.
I mentioned that I've used this moisturiser on wet and dry hair. I actually prefer it on dry hair, but if you want to do twist outs and braid outs I would recommend using it on wet hair for extra definition and popping coils. If I'm putting my hair in a braided style for work then I use Smooth on dry hair, when I take the braids out on the weekend I'm left with baby soft hair to style again for any upcoming events.
I have so many other moisturisers to try that I'm not sure if I can say that this is my favourite yet. There's not much product left so that's definitely an indication of how much I've used. I'm currently sticking to one range till it's finished before I move onto another brand, because I have way too many hair products right now (blogger problems). I'll keep you all updated on my progress with this moisturiser and share my finial thoughts once I've finished it.
|I know it looks like I'm sleeping but this is actually my happy hair face lol.|
Rating out of 5
I would rate all three products a 4/5, but the Swish Shampoo and Seal Oil get a solid 5 from me! I liked them so much I've already ordered my next bottles of citrus scented goodness😍. Feeling a great sense of relief, I think I've actually found two products that will be my all time favourites.
Huge thank you to the Afrocenchix team for creating some awesome products and an extra Thank you for sending them out to me.
Also MOOR HAIR, a black owned natural hair and skin care shop that has recently opened up in Walthamstow is hosting their second event. On Saturday 16th September there will be a Head Wrap Workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn how to tie a head wrap by Hair by Wunmi, and you will get the chance to buy Wuńmi's headwraps. I will be covering the event on my socials. For more details & tickets click the link - Head Wrap Workshop.
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