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...
Get The Look With These Hot African Hair Styles

Get The Look With These Hot African Hair Styles

As a woman every season is an opportunity to explore a different side of you or experiment with all sorts of trends. That is the joy of being a woman! So let’s embrace it. Here are three of our favourite trends in african hair styles at the moment. Our first look is a crowd stopper that can take you from day to night with its edgy, trendy Mohawk inspired cut. Show off your wild side with this fabulously fashionable and chic style. Second on our list is this sleek and sexy bob, made complete with a stunning side fringe. This look frames the face and really makes the eyes stand out. It’s fast becoming a popular style due to how effortlessly glam it is! Our third and final favourite trend is the half shave! It’s striking and enhances your features. We love the splash of colour too, it definitely adds some fun. That ‘wow’ factor can be yours with the help of a bold new cut and a splash of one of our wide range of INECTO colours. It’s safe to say that African hair styles and trends just keep getting better and better. And they’re so easy to...
Beyonce’s hair through the years

Beyonce’s hair through the years

2011 Take note: this is how the side braid is done. Kevin Mazur/WireImage   2011 Beyoncé, the newest member of The Beatles. Vevo   2011 The curls are back and they’re crazier than ever. Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com   2011 We’re not usually fans of the two-toned look except when Beyoncé rocks it. Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   2012 She became a major fan of the top knot for a while.. Juan Garces/JL/Splash News   2013 Hair perfection achieved! This might be our favourite of all of her styles—just look at those waves! Win McNamee/Getty Images   2013 During a visit to Cuba she flaunted this towering updo. AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa   2013 That sound you heard? That was the world’s collective gasp because when Beyoncé debuted her pixie on Instagram everyone freaked the heck out. Instagram   2013 It didn’t last long, however, soon she moved on to this asymmetrical bob. iam.beyonce.com   2014 Oh and just FYI: This is what a wet bob looks like when it dries. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images   2014 If you didn’t see this one coming, then you don’t know Bey! No duh, the singer went back to braids (again!). Splash News...