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Three natural queens you should be crushing on.

Three natural queens you should be crushing on.

“I am a queen crowned in my #Prettystrands.” Masechaba Ndlovu. Loot Love. Bonnie Henna. One look at these queens lets you know that natural hairstyles reign supreme. These three ladies celebrate their natural hair in the most unique and beautiful ways. We’ve chosen six hairdos that securely place these ladies as our celebrity hair crushes. Image Source: zkhiphani.co.za Masechaba Ndlovu and Bonnie Henna twinning. Bonnie HennaGolden Horn Award winner. Style Crush. Bonnie Henna is drinking from the fountain of youth. At 38, her flawless bronze skin and chic style give us plenty to envy. Her hair has always been simple yet elegant. She’s gracing local and international screens while embracing her natural hair and has styled it in so many versatile ways. These are the looks we’re crushing most on.Leaning tower of fadeThis style is one of our faves because she turned a traditionally masculine haircut into a powerful female statement. We love it.Image Source: news24.comNot all fades are created even. Pin-up froThere’s nothing quite as refreshing as dressing up your natural coils in a cute headscarf and bringing it all together with statement earrings. If you want to copy the look, why not steal the show with Black Velvet from the Inecto Plus range?Image Source: vlmagazineng.comFull, thick and textured fro. Loot LoveNext up is Luthando Shosha, best known as Loot Love. She’s a tall babe who makes a bold statement on Live Amp and pretty much everywhere else. Her trademark is the fade, but she brings a fresh take on it that we just can’t get enough of.Fade on lockFade cuts are cute. Loot love takes it a...
TOP TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN RELAXING YOUR HAIR

TOP TIPS TO REMEMBER WHEN RELAXING YOUR HAIR

Get educated Short and sassy, Terry Pheto hits the spot with her trendy hair this season. With shorter hair, you’re going to want to watch how often you relax your hair. Every 8-12 weeks should be more than enough; this should maintain the health of your hair. Ensure that you condition and wash your hair every 4-7 days using a leave-in conditioner. Short hair is an adventure, it’s trendy, feisty and focuses on your beautiful features. So if you’re the kind of girl, who like Terry Pheto has a spirit of adventure and risk, get that short look going and rock it with confidence. Choosing the right one Picking the right relaxer is as important as finding the ONE. Your hair is unique to you and as a result, there are many different types of product that will have different effects. The right relaxer is dependent on the texture of your hair, porosity and how sensitive your scalp is. If you have sensitive skin, don’t go for the product that’s harsh, rather go for the one that’s a no-lye relaxer. Then you have to check the texture of your hair, ranging from coarse to fine and everything in between.. Each type requires a different level of care. Not sure which range your hair falls in? Find out here. If you have fine to medium textured hair, a normal strength relaxer will work best, while if you have coarse hair, you can go for the extra strength one. Prep time We often throw away instructions, but that’s a big no-no. Carefully read the instructions on your box and follow them...
African hair: How to style relaxed hair

African hair: How to style relaxed hair

More manageable African hair is something most women want and relaxers offer that. However, an important factor to consider when you decide to take a relaxer to your hair is that the wrong technique could mean the difference between sleek or broken hair. Now that’s a gamble nobody wants to take! So in order to avoid a full cut, follow our simplified list on how to relax your hair. Get educated The proper technique makes all the difference in managing that growth in your African hair. So before you start, look at the texture of your hair and determine how many chemicals it can handle. It’s so important to leave a little elasticity in your hair so that it still has that fabulous bounce. Relaxers loosen up the curl pattern so that it’s not so tightly wound and springy, this makes it a million times easier to comb in the morning. Something any lady will love when their mornings are busy and there’s no time for your hair! Choosing the right one Picking the right relaxer is as important as finding the ONE. Your hair is unique to you and as a result, there are many different types of product that will have different effects. The right relaxer is dependent on the texture of your hair, porosity and how sensitive your scalp is. If you have sensitive skin, don’t go for the product that’s harsh, rather go for the one that’s a no-lye relaxer. Then you have to check the texture of your hair, ranging from coarse to fine and everything in between, each type requires a different level...
Wedding hairstyles you’ll fall in love with

Wedding hairstyles you’ll fall in love with

Whether you’re a guest at a wedding or the bride, a wedding hairstyle is one of the most important and outstanding pieces of the day. Narrowing down our options to the ones that look the best in each category, we have put together a list with what we think are the 5 best wedding hairstyles this season. 1) The braided up-do This chic up-do is perfect for a classic look with natural black colour from our Super Black Naturals range or a bit of Hazelnut Brown, that can do no wrong and if you’re looking for a romantic yet simple style that’s perfect for you, here’s how to achieve this look: 1. Part your hair into a half ponytail and secure with a hair tie. 2. Do the same with the bottom half, braid both ponytails and secure them in the middle of your head with bobby pins. 3. Once they’re secured, puff the braids out by pulling them slightly. Remember that if you would like a little more volume and opt for a weave, make sure it is 100% natural human hair, that way you get the best result with styling and colour. You could also try braiding it down the side of your head for a softer, romantic feel. Or add a beautifully simple bridal crown and braid it into a chic up-do bun. To achieve this look, simply part your hair starting from one ear, going across your head. Tie up the bottom half with a hair tie and form a bun with the ponytail. Once you’re done, randomly pin the loose hair around the bun...
Hair trends with South African celebs

Hair trends with South African celebs

Celebrity hair trends are something most people follow and try to emulate. From Terry Pheto’s pixie, to Amanda Du Pont’s frohawk, where does a girl start? We’ve made the process of finding your perfect do a little easier with this simple guide on SA celebrity hair and what’s trending at the moment. So if you’re looking for a bit of a change, take a look at our suggestions below and maybe even give one a try. A Pixie cut with Terry PhetoShort and sassy, Terry Pheto hits the spot with her trendy hair this season. With shorter hair, you’re going to want to watch how often you relax your hair. Every 8-12 weeks should be more than enough; this should maintain the health of your hair. Ensure that you condition and wash your hair every 4-7 days using a leave in conditioner. Short hair is an adventure, it’s trendy, feisty and focuses on your beautiful features. So if you’re the kind of girl, who like Terry Pheto has a spirit of adventure and risk, get that short look going and rock it with confidence. Cornrows and braids with Khanna MkangisaChannel your inner Khanya Mkangisa with these cute braided cornrows. Two braids down the side are probably one of the trendiest and easiest hairstyles going around at the moment. It’s easy, breezy and perfect for sunny days at the beach or brunch with the girls. The best part is that it requires minimal care and you still look fresh and fabulous. A Mohawk/frohawk with Amanda du PontKeeping it fresh and trendy with side cornrows and a frohawk has never been...