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....
Trending Celebrity African Styles

Trending Celebrity African Styles

It’s the year of hair changes, risk taking and bold statements. With so many celebs to inspire us, where does a girl start? African hair is evolving and we’d like to think we’re evolving with it, by keeping up with the latest trends and making sure our hairdos are on point. Celebs have stylists to help them change their ensembles according to their mood, but that shouldn’t stop us from getting our hair on fleek – at home. So let’s take a look at these trending African celeb hairstyles. ZendayaNow here’s a girl with sass, gorgeous locks and the confidence to pull it off. From her long dreads, to neatly straightened hair and sometimes even a wild curly do, we know she’s a trending celebrity icon ready to take on the world. Amandla StenbergSo many young black women are using their voice to make a difference and they’re doing it in style. Amandla Stenberg is one. Who doesn’t admire her glorious hair? With her grey mass of curls, which take on a life of their own, we are most definitely inspired. Zoe KravitzThis grunge princess knows how to pull off the edgy look with a touch of glam. She’s the daughter of rockstar Lenny Kravitz. Edgy style runs in her blood and it shows. Her dreads are to die for! The best part is that you can leave them hanging loose, put them in a bun or braid them yourself. The options are endless. So let’s take a page out of her style book and step up our own everyday style. Keke PalmerThis songbird, actress, presenter and writer is...
African Hair Care – Ways To Keep Your Hair Healthy During Winter

African Hair Care – Ways To Keep Your Hair Healthy During Winter

We all want beautiful, healthy hair all-year-round. Yet, so often we forget that with a change in season, there should be a change in our hair care routines. We need to take care of our hair in different ways each season for it to look and feel its best. Winter is already here. This doesn’t mean that you and your hair need to go into hibernation though. African hair just needs a little extra love and attention to maintain a healthy texture.Simply follow some of our pro tips to protect your hair against winter’s chill and you will be turning heads… 1. Protective Styling A protective style is any hairdo designed to keep the tips of your natural hair tucked away safely and undamaged. The benefits of protective styling: Most protective styles are easy to handle and maintain. You do not have to worry about spending much-needed time on styling your hair, as it is always in place. Protective styles help keep your hair moisturised and nourished, encouraging its natural growth. These styles help to prevent split ends. These styles will help protect your hair this winter if done correctly. You should, however, be wary of styles which are too tight and could cause breakage. Also remember to give your hair a break once in a while and not keep the style for a prolonged period of time. Some popular protective styles for winter: Crochet BraidsThese extensions are crocheted into your natural hair, which is first cornrowed. WigsMany women opt for beautiful kinky and other textured wig during winter. Bantu KnotsThese are small coiled buns on sides of the...
8 Fabulous African Hair Trends for Winter 2016

8 Fabulous African Hair Trends for Winter 2016

Seasonal African hair trends are constantly evolving both locally and globally and there are various wonderful and innovative ways in which to style your tresses every season. Women often take self-image very seriously and can – very rightly so – be divas when it comes to their hair. Here at Inecto, we’re no exception to this. Delving into the deep psychology behind hair, we found some incredible African hair trends to help you choose your style this winter. After all, life is too short to have boring hair… Seasonal trends to add flair to your hair: 1. The Sleek, Classy Ponytail The ponytail is always classically on-trend. It’s an ideal elegant do for the stylish African woman on the go. Whether you’re late to work and don’t have time to style your hair, or you’re getting ready to paint the town red, it works well because of its versatility and functionality. Another plus factor is that a ponytail works no matter what the shape of your face. 2. Bring on the Box Braids Box braids are one of the most popular styles, as they offer flexibility while remaining chic. It’s as simple as choosing the perfect extension length for you and styling them as you please. Be brave, add colour to your 100% human hair braids with our Inecto Colours range. Choose one of 11 colours, which include Ruby Red, Passion Plum, Hot Chocolate and Caramel Blonde. 3. Turn Heads With Luscious Locks You can’t go wrong with curly hair, no matter what the length or type of curls… A weave of long, dark loose waves, naturally short and...
How to know if your natural hair is damaged

How to know if your natural hair is damaged

Hair plays a big part in beauty as woman, we embrace our hair to the point where we are always at salons wanting it to look better than what it is currently. We all want silky, smooth hair with volume. But as much as we can exhaust our natural hair by changing hairstyles daily, weekly or even monthly, do we know when our hair is damaged or do we just put on a good weave to cover up it up?This article is solely to give a few pointers as to “How to tell if your natural hair is damaged”, we don’t look great with weak hair, so ladies be in the lookout for the following: If during the winter you notice your hair on the floor or on the sink or even itching painfully on your scalp, then we can assume it needs a treatment or a wash to get rid of the itchiness, but in essence, it could be damaged.   “STAND OVER THE SINK AND BRUSH YOUR HAIR TO SEE HOW BADLY YOUR HAIR IS DAMAGED” Nobody teaches us how to see if our natural hair is damaged. Our parents just tell us that after so long we must go get it relaxed, washed or treated, so we stick to those schedules until we have a general idea as to how healthy hair should look like: thick, bouncy, blows in the wind and has a healthy sheen. But what does damaged hair really look like? Your hair is damaged if it has a rough texture when you run your fingers through it, overly spongy meaning it is...
Ethnic Hair Care: Know Your Hair Type

Ethnic Hair Care: Know Your Hair Type

Just like different skin types require different skin care products and routines, so do different hair types. When it comes to ethnic hair care, understanding your hair type is key to allowing your hair to look and feel its best. There are three main types of ethnic hair – fine, coarse, and a combination of the two. Fine hair is thin and often lacks natural body and bounce, while coarse hair is rough in texture. Combination hair is thicker in texture, both in the individual strands and in the overall volume of the hair on the scalp. Protein treatments play a very important role in ethnic hair care as they help maintain a beautiful, healthy head of hair. Your hair type will determine how often your hair requires conditioning. For example, oily hair will need far less conditioning than coarse...