Author Archives: Aphro

Team Pony Shungu


Quick Update: I allowed my South African hairdresser to trim my hair. I’d been cutting it all these months – trying to get rid of my bone straight ends. And I succeeded … Then I started looking at women with short cuts. All of a sudden I missed my short hair. So I cut my […]

May 2014 - Trim and Blow Out

Yet another trim

I would like to say that I have a sure strategy of the fail safe way to trim hair … but let me take you through my morning. I woke up to hair that was matted down, the ends looked so thin (cause I still have bone straight hair as I transition to texlaxed) and […]

Texlaxed Low Manipulation

Post Relaxer Growth Management (phase 2)

We are now between the 8 and 12 week mark. Your growth is becoming tougher to manage. You need to adopt a new approach. This may be contentious for some … and I know others will have questions, but this is working really well for me. Here goes. As you all know, I’m on my […]


Cause it was my birthday

Thank you so much for dropping me a line and asking how I can help you with your very personal hair journey. My hair challenges were created to introduce you to tried, tested and working hair care philosophies. They are designed to get you on the right track in effectively managing the care of your […]

Letting a lil hair show while protecting the rest with this new dhuki style

Post Relaxer Growth Management (phase 1)

I’m six weeks post my relaxer and the growth is starting to mess with my hair routine. My routine, which I’ve been using since I created it 3 years ago is the Back to Health routine. It’s a basic hair routine that has given me the discipline and tools to shampoo, condition and moisturise my […]


February 2014 Health and Length Check

Apologies for not keeping you up to date on my hair journey. It’s been a busy few months .. no more neglect. I’ll give you a summary of what’s been taking place with my hair so far: I did another bone straight hair big chop Mid February. In 2013, my hair grew back to Bra […]

The creation of something new

…and now there’s Phro Group

WELCOME TO PHRO GROUP – WWW.PHROGROUP.COM – GO CHECK IT OUT AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK! Phro Group is a culmination of the work you have been asking me to do since we started talking in 2010. I started sharing my hair journey with a few friends on Facebook which quickly grew into providing […]

My ends are healthy - no splits, no dryness. They are just thinner and fewer in existence than the healthier texlaxed hair. This is why I'd like them to go

Six Steps to a Perfect Trim

I chopped 95% of my bone straight hair off in February. I’m enjoying my new hair … it’s looking fuller, is easier to manage and I feel like it’s gained new life! You’ve been asking how I trim my hair. I wish it was really technical … but it’s really very simple … so here […]

texlaxed vs relaxed

The beginning of the #TransitionToTexlax2014 challenge

I’ve been talking about my accidental discovery of texlaxing since October 2012, which has really changed my ‘grow healthy relaxed hair’ journey. I’m now on the ‘texlaxed’ band wagon. What’s texlaxing? Texlaxing is the process of purposefully under processing one’s hair in order to loosen the texture of the hair without completely straightening it. Before […]

Over moisturised hair - strands stick together

I call this Transformation 2014

Happy New Year Guys, While I battle with my electrician and building manager to get my phone line working so that I can do a simple ‘hair and health check’ for you, I thought I’d just share my thoughts for 2014. I’ve been speaking with you for a few  years now and have helped 1000s […]


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