How to find your perfect blonde

How to find your perfect blonde

Blonde is beautiful. Blonde can be bold, but you need to know how to make it work for you. We’ve seen blunders that could have been avoided if the right measures were taken before the hair colour change. We’re here to make sure you don’t end up looking like a Duracell battery in the name of fashion. Here’s how to find the right blonde hair colour suited for you. Find YOUR blonde First things first. Take a strand test before you colour your entire head. This way, you can see how your hair reacts to the colour. This is also a great way to see how the colour will look on you. Skin tone If you’re darker skinned, consider a caramel blonde. This works exceptionally well for women with a copper skin tone. If your skin is lighter, try a more platinum or sunkissed blonde to accentuate your caramel tone. Hair texture If you’re rocking your natural hair, then you’re pretty much ready to colour. If you’ve permed or relaxed your hair, you may need to put your colour treatment on hold for two weeks. Maintenance is key So now you’re all bold in blonde. Colouring your hair is just the beginning. Maintaining your hair is the next step. Ensure that you condition your hair, regardless of its texture. It needs hydration to stay healthy and beautiful. Lucky for you, every Inecto Colours box comes with an aloe and milk protein conditioner to give you deep moisturising. Another important thing to remember is to use a colour safe shampoo. This will ensure that your beautiful new colour doesn’t end...
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...
Bright ways to rock your natural hair!

Bright ways to rock your natural hair!

Colour and natural hair are a match made in heaven! Not everyone is about bright blondes and shocking reds. Some of us are all about subtle changes to our appearance. Hair colour that’s good enough to rock at school or work, without causing a fuss. With the global movement to natural hair, Naturalistas are always looking for ways to style their newly acquired TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) or high maintenance fro. Natural hair is known for being dry and unmanageable. As a result, many may avoid it. It really is high maintenance and no woman wants their hair routine to be mission impossible. That’s why it’s great to know that with the new INECTO Ultra Gloss colour range (infused with African Baobab, Coconut Oil and Honey) you get colour and care in one box. African Baobab Oil is known to smooth hair, while Coconut Oil and Honey are known for their softening and moisturising properties. Your hair will have a glossy, beautiful colour without feeling dry and brittle. Huge plus. Simple blow-out with Cafe Mocha There are ways to stretch out natural hair. Most of them involve heat; Not always the healthiest way to manage your precious hair! There are ways to get around it, like plaiting your hair in Bantu Knots, at night. Unplait them in the morning and reveal your overnight afro. Doll it up with the down-to-earth Inecto Ultra Gloss Cafe Mocha. It’s nice to know that Cafe Mocha is now more than just your favourite cuppa. Dry perm sweetened with black berries   Tight knit coils are cool. Afro curls are even better. Back in...
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, your hair 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 a 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 beautiful 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...
Hair trends with South African celebs

Hair trends with South African celebs

Celebrity hair is 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 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 this easy!...
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, your hair 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. The braided up-doThis chic up-do is perfect for a classic look with a 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 beautiful 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 to create a romantic and wispy look....