Find the right hair colour and outfits for your skin tone

Find the right hair colour and outfits for your skin tone

“I am dripping melanin with honey, I am black without apology”– Upile Black women are beautiful and their skin glistens in the sun and comes in a variety of different shades. Let’s see how we can highlight these unique skin tones with the right hair colour. You can wear any colour, but the right shade makes a difference between blending in and standing out. Certain colours accentuate your natural skin tone better than others. Do you know which colours are made just for you? If you don’t, then don’t worry. We’ve put together a guide of hair colours that are best suited to your skin tone, together with a cute outfit. Now you’ll get a full picture of how you’ll look from top to toe. Take on this winter with confidence with help from us.   Black and beautiful It’s no surprise that black made it to the top of our list. With its velvety shine, it never goes out of fashion. It also looks amazing with any skin tone. Make it stand out even more by pairing this stunning colour with a white jersey. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour though, by rocking a pair of burgundy jeans and brown boots . Give this firm favourite a shot with Inecto Black Leather and look forward to hair that glistens.   Sparkle with a touch of plum If you want to step out a bit more, purple needs to be your first stop. This colour is amazing against darker skin tones. Inecto Plumberry is the shade to try, if you want to achieve this regal finish. You know...
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...
5 Ways to rock Plum hair colour

5 Ways to rock Plum hair colour

When Riri, Solange Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Gabrielle Union have all gone through a plum hair colour phase, you know it’s officially a hair colour trend! With spring in full swing, it might be time for you to take a colour plunge, embrace the purple-side of things, and update your style. Whilst it’s not a one shade fits all kind of thing, we do believe that there’s a shade and a style to go with it, to suit everybody. Don’t believe us? Just check out our top five picks below: Purple wavesWe love this style for its long, romantic waves that are remixed by a bold pop of colour. A middle parting also works well to enhance the curve of these waves, in a way that perfectly frames your face. Paired with a shade of ruby red lipstick, you’ll be turning heads in no time at all… Straight with streaksBasically, it’s a more eye-catching take on humble highlights. This option works because you can still embrace the natural shade of your hair and blend it well with the colour you choose. It’s also a less “full-on” approach to taking a walk on the plum side. The sleek bobWe love a trendy asymmetrical bob that adds a touch of drama to your look. The colour here is also slightly subtler, making for a less “in your face” approach to choosing shades of purple. The trick with this shade is that the light does all the work to give you that violet effect you’re looking for, without going over the top. Embrace your rootsWe can’t help but go crazy for clever...
Get The Best Hair Colour For Your Skin Tone

Get The Best Hair Colour For Your Skin Tone

Darker skinRuby redWe’re all about embracing your inner goddess and red hair is an excellent way to express that. If you have a darker skin tone and you’d like to get the look, consider the type of red you want to introduce to your hair. So before you get going, determine whether or not a dark, warm, cool or light level would better suit you. A warmer skin tone reacts better to subtle dark auburn reds, burgundy shades and subtle light highlights. Inecto has Super Auburn and Passion Plum from its Inecto Colours range just for you. Brunette babeInecto's Hot Chocolate and Hazelnut Brown from the Colour range, suit darker skin tones perfectly. Not only will they make your hair look full and vibrant, it’s one of the most natural shades that work with your skin tone. Super Brown is the perfect choice to achieve this colour. This look is guaranteed to leave you feeling like the queen you are! Blonde bombshellWhen it comes to blonde, you want to also consider keeping your hair healthy during the colouring process. Bleaching your hair may result in breakage and damaged hair, so the best way forward is to go for a Caramel Blonde or a Sunkissed Blonde from our Colours and Plus ranges. Caramel highlights, dark blond and ombres look awesome with a darker skin tone. Medium complexionPurple glowExperiment with colour and get a glamorous purple look, with our Passion Plum and Cranberry cocktail from our Inecto Colour range. So complement your skin tone and add a bit of a trendy twist to your style, by playing around with various types...
Natural African Hair Styles

Natural African Hair Styles

Naturalistas are everywhere. Women are embracing their gorgeous natural locks. With these simple natural African hair styles, say goodbye to 8-hour salon visits and say hello to ‘natural’. In this instance, hair gets to breathe 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...