Hair Tips

Hair Tips

Don’t let your hair down this winter, and keep it healthy with these hair care tips. The colder season brings a need to adjust your hair regime. Your hair dries out, just like your skin does. That’s why it’s important to take extra care of it. 1. Shampoo and Condition Establish a regular shampoo and conditioning regime. Now is the time to go for deep conditioning treatments and hair masks. Your hair is being exposed to dryness and dust, so extra attention is required. Shampoo your hair at least and use conditioner every week and use a hair treatment every two weeks. Be careful not to wash your hair more than once a week, so as not to strip your scalp of its natural oils. 2. Moisturise Use a hair food/oil on your hair twice a day and drink lots of water. You can use Castor, Jojoba, or Coconut oils, which can be bought at local health and beauty shops. By doing this you lock in the moisture for longer. Speaking of oil, if the itch to colour has got you, do it with a shade from the Ultra Gloss range. Each shade is enriched with baobab oil, honey and coconut oil for naturally shiny and healthy-looking hair. 3. Trim your hair With dry weather comes breakage. Be prepared. Split ends are also on the horizon, so don’t let them catch you off guard. Get your hairstylist to trim off your ends every 6-8 weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows out. 4. Treat your hair If you’re relaxing your hair this winter, be sure to treat it...
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 how...
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 our...
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...
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 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 of 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...