Get the best hair Colour for your skin tone

Get the best hair Colour for your skin tone

Skin tones play a big role in hair colour for black women and finding the right hair dye colour, means finding a shade that draws out your natural glow. With so many different options available from INECTO, you don’t have to search far to find the perfect colour for you. Whether or not you’re rocking a cute natural ‘fro or you’re into the long mermaid weave look (make sure those gorgeous tresses are 100% human hair, to get the best results from your product) there’s a colour for you. So check out our guide to finding the shade that turns heads. #1 The colour of strength n Pair this hair colour with a winged liner and bronzed cheek. Inecto’s Burgundy Blush sparks warmth and vigour. Warm colours give us life, they’re vibrant and rich, which is perfect for winter time. This perfect winter treat is a great source of hairspiration for your next hair colour move. Make the best of the coldest time by being the warmest one in the room. Safety tips: Always perform a skin sensitivity and strand test 48 hours before using the product.#2 The colour of confidence Need a hair colour to try this winter? Inecto’s Raspberry is irresistible. “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” - Wassily Kandinsky This is the shade for those who dare to stand out. This fiery hair colour looks particularly glamorous when paired with a silver choker and hoop earrings. Make sure your shade glows by spritzing the shine serum which comes in every Inecto Unlimited box. Now sit back and enjoy all the compliments! Blonde bombshell...
Natural African Hair styles

Natural African Hair styles

Naturalistas are everywhere. Women are embracing their gorgeous natural locks. With these simple natural African hairstyles, say goodbye to 8-hour salon visits and say hello to ‘natural’. In this instance, hair gets to breath and you look fabulous in the process. Hairstyles have evolved over time, going from never letting those baby hairs show, to enhancing them with cornrows. So what’s a girl to do in order to keep up with the trend, whilst avoiding the fuss that comes with it? Follow this simple hairstyling guide for an easy way to style and colour your tresses, like the fashion forward girl that you are! The Fro-hawkTake a walk on the wild side with this trendy and somewhat edgy style. Pin up the sides of your hair so that you create a Mohawk, without having to reach for the scissors. Leave the top fluffed out to create the Fro-hawk effect. To add an extra little something, you could use our Just Copper hair colour (from our INECTO Plus range) to brighten up the ends. Bun it upSlide into this sophisticated look with a neat high bun. Lightly spray your hair with a mixture made from water and a few drops of your favourite oils. Once it’s slightly damp, gently work it up into a ponytail and tie it with a hair tie. Loosely form your bun around the hair tie and pin it with bobby pins as you go. Finally, use hairspray to smooth it out. If you’re not into crazy colours, try our Hot Chocolate hair colour from INECTO to give your bun a deep, yet natural chocolate colour...
10 Bad Habits That Cause Your Hair To Thin

10 Bad Habits That Cause Your Hair To Thin

Very few film scenes have scarred us like Chris Rock’s Good Hair tour of Black beauty salons in America, where he saw several women jumping into that salon chair thirsty for that creamy crack, all while sporting receding hairlines, bald spots and thin, limp hair. Of course our wounds haven’t exactly been healed by the countless memes on African hair care sites of women whose cornrows start some five centimetres from where their hairline once was or the very women we’ve seen in town or across us at the salon asking for relaxer for fine hair because of how thin and broken their hair had become. Luckily, it’s very easy to prevent any of these scenarios by avoiding these 10 bad habits that cause your hair to thin: 1. Super Frequent Relaxing Your hair only needs to be relaxed every six to eight weeks, or even after longer intervals. The harsh chemicals in relaxers can damage your scalp and weaken your hair shafts, especially when touch-ups are too close together. This then leads to hair either breaking or shedding from the root completely. Instead, opt for low-heat styling to handle new growth and to be gentle with your hair. Also make sure to frequently moisturise. 2. Over Tight Braiding While getting your hair braided is usually a great no-needle Botox treatment for the first few days, having your hair plaited too tightly causes stress to your hairline and scalp, especially the delicate area of your forehead. The constant pull on your hair by any assortment of cornrows, box braids or faux dreads weakens your hair considerably and can cause...
A guide to popular hair dyes for black women

A guide to popular hair dyes for black women

Why do women dye their hair? What are the most popular hair dyes for black women? Let’s try and answer it by using a bit of history, let’s take you in a ‘hair colour’ time machine. In Roman times plenty of methods and ingredients were used to colour their hair: Berries Leeches mixed with vinegar Crushed nutshells The leeches and vinegar mixture would be left to ferment. After it has been applied to the hair, women would sit in the sun to allow the colour to bake in. A bit closer to home, the Masai people in East Africa used red ochre and animal paint on their hair. These people went to great lengths to achieve their ideal hair colour, but fortunately for us, hair colouring has become less complicated and more fun. The hair evolution is continuously happening in front of our eyes, with celebrities setting new trends and introducing us to colours we may have never tried before. Now that we have taken you on that short trip to the past and we have come back to the present day, you probably ready to colour your hair! First things first! You need to know your skin type: Fair Skin Medium Skin Dark Skin Black skin has an assortment of shades, but we’ve narrowed it down to these four Deep complexion Dark complexion Medium complexion Fair complexion Here are some hair colour ideas, just for you: Big, black and bold! In the 1950s, women would colour their hair black to hide their greys. Our gogos would send us to the store for a pack of INECTO Black dye,...
10 African Designers Michelle Obama Should Wear

10 African Designers Michelle Obama Should Wear

Adama Paris, Senegal The first stop on the Obamas’ trip was Dakar, Senegal. Though she headed into the country’s capital city just a few days after the closing of Dakar Fashion Week (DFW), it was still a great opportunity to grab designs shown on the runway. DFW’s organiser, Adama Ndaiye, is well known in Africa’s fashion scene. Though the cut of pieces in her latest collection may be a stretch from Michelle Obama’s safety zone, this may be a risky wardrobe touch to compliment the First Lady’s recently cut bangs. Photo Credit: Adama Paris   Christie Brown, Ghana Like many designers based in Africa, Ghanaian-born Aisha Obuobi is creating stand out pieces without using the traditional wax materials popularly associated with fashion from the continent. Her most recent collections include tie-dye patterns and cotton materials, quality additions to the First Lady’s colourful wardrobe. Photo Credit: Christie Brown   Thula Sindi, South Africa Michelle Obama may be a “Thula Sindi woman.” Sindi, who was recently named South Africa Tourism’s Designer of the Year, is a favourite of Africa’s most famous wives, including Dr. Precious Moloi, wife of mining mogul Patrice Motsepe. He describes the ideal consumer of his elegant yet edgy brand as a “sleek, mobile and ambitious” woman who, among other things, “makes her own fashion choices” and “wants clothes that translates internationally while still looking personalised.” Photo Credit: Thula Sindi   Maki Oh, Nigeria She’s young, but designer Amaka Osakwe has gotten quite the handle on achieving a balance between playful and classic chic. The 26-year-old, who lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria, is viewed as a rising...
Colour Meets Style With These Natural African Hair Styles

Colour Meets Style With These Natural African Hair Styles

It is possible to have fabulous, beautifully coloured natural African hairstyles! We’ve been looking into some trends and we have to share what we’ve discovered! We hope this will inspire you to embrace your gorgeously natural African hair and not be afraid to walk on the colourful side of life! Our first inspiration comes from this stunning and wonderfully pink afro! Who doesn’t love some pink in their life! It’s a happy and cheerful colour and it’ll brighten up any day! We think this is a fabulous look and definite way to make a statement! “Don’t be shy to spice up your natural African hairstyles with some colour! Check out INECTO’s wide range of dyes, you won’t be disappointed.” If pink is a little too wild for you, then we have plenty more inspiration. INECTO have a passionate plum colour that is just a must this season. We love how this shade compliments the hairstyle in this image. It adds a whole lot of fun and life to this natural look and it’s a perfect way to express your personality without resorting to synthetic braids and styles. Our final inspiration for a natural, coloured look can be achieved with INECTO’s caramel blonde hair dye. It’s glamorous and stylish and it’s a colour you can’t go wrong with! If bright isn’t your thing, blonde is the way to go! On a darker complexion, the blonde hair becomes a stunning focus point. The caramel colour draws you in and it’s the perfect meeting point between colouring and keeping it...