Five Black Panther inspired hairstyles you should try

Five Black Panther inspired hairstyles you should try

“I don’t think black hair has ever been seen like this in a blockbuster movie — at least not by me.” Patrice Williams, writer for Hello Giggles. Can you hear the summer wedding bells? We can, and we’ve got your hair covered. Whether you’re the bride or the guest, you’ll be proudly The Black Panther fever is on. People are calling Wakanda the African version of Hogwarts. There have been memes and videos, all in celebration of culture and superheroes. We’re in love with everything to do with the movie, especially the hair and outfits. Here are five hairstyles from the movie and Hollywood premiere that we think you should try. Warning: Spoiler Alert. Movie Highlights 1. The Wakanda Knot The look we’d give a standing ovation to is the ‘Wakanda Knot’. T’Challa’s love interest Nakia, played by the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o, wore this hairstyle that can easily be achieved off screen. It’s an interesting take on our beloved bantu knots. The difference with the Wakanda knot is that the knots protrude less from the hair and look more like a textured afro. Crystal Martin, writer for the New York Times describes the look as: “We’re basically starting with a flat knot. Meaning, we’re taking the hair by sections and twisting it upon itself, twisting it down to what I call a flatter, cinnamon-roll shape.” Image Source: people.com 2. Half-Moon Braids This top knot, accessorised with a single braid, is a look fit for a princess. Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, spent hours getting her hair dyed and her braids weaved in, but it was undeniably worth the wait....
9 Natural hair queens that we love.

9 Natural hair queens that we love.

Say hello to the natural hair queens. These celebrities have been true to their natural hair, way before it was cool. Find out what their best-kept hair secrets are. Lauryn Hill Let’s start this list with a legend. The lady is still touring her first solo album, almost 20 years later. That’s what we call a long-lasting impression. This sun-kissed beauty has been blessing us with her stunning voice and creating music we still sing along to. She has always stood out from the rest and her hair follows suit. The First Lady of the Fugees gives us hair goals to die for with her well-kept locks, fros and twists. Janelle Monae Janelle. The definition of glamorous natural hair. Every little girl wants to look like her when they grow up. She’s an outspoken activist of ‘Black Lives Matter’ proving that she has no problem with standing up and being heard. Performing since the tender age of 6, it’s obvious that she was born to shine in more ways than one. Now you know one of the secrets to her envy-worthy hair. Mmabatho Montsho Gorgeously natural is how we’ll describe this filmmaker/actress. Whether she goes super short or sports a massive fro, her natural hair choices are always Instagram-worthy. India Arie Indie Arie has always been synonymous with all things natural. She wrote a song telling us that she’s not just her hair, which is true because she’s so much more than that. From fros to puffs, she keeps it real as the years roll by. Jill Scott Jill Scott is the queen of big hair, but it never...
The Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Inspired Natural Hair

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrity Inspired Natural Hair

World-renowned painter Vincent Van Gogh once said, “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” So when searching for ideas on how to style your natural hair, what better place to look than at the stars? Here is the ultimate guide to achieving celebrity inspired natural hair. Local is Lekker Hair inspiration can be found just about anywhere! So we’ve kept it close to home with these local celebs that have us green with envy. Pearl Thusi’s Afro Attraction From local radio jock to international TV star, Pearl Thusi’s is taking the entertainment world by storm! Apart from her killer acting skills, Pearl’s natural hair is on point! We love how she effortlessly rocks her afro with any outfit.  This style is simple and does not require a lot of product and styling. Keep It Edgy Like Nandi Madida Having short hair doesn’t necessarily mean you have to always play it safe. Sometimes being a little drastic can work wonders for your hair game. Case in point; Nandi Madida. This silver screen sweetheart is a trendsetter when it comes to natural hair looks. Why don’t you give this celebrity inspired hairstyle a try? Nomzamo Mbatha’s Front & Centre Curls If you have long, natural hair and aren’t sure of what to do with it, take a leaf out of actress and model Nomzamo Mbatha’s hair look book. When she’s not letting her gorgeous tresses flow freely, she opts for an up do. If you’re rocking this look be sure to add some hair accessories or your favourite traditional beads take centre stage,...
How To Go “Glam” Like Bonang

How To Go “Glam” Like Bonang

Where do we even begin? The face, the style, the fame and the hair colour… Bonang Matheba is SA’s superstar and with her flair for fashion, there’s just no stopping this glamour guru. But how does she do it? INECTO breaks it down for our readers… Hottest Hair Bonang isn’t afraid to try something new and her brave approach to hair pays off, getting people talking every time! That fringe though… She knows how to compliment her face shape with a bold fringe for a hairstyle update! Working those waves. Bonang loves to wear her hair down and her classic waves are a look that impresses time and time again. Hot chocolate please! Bonang loves shades of dark brown with rich chocolate undertones. You can get the look with Hazelnut Brown from INECTO Plus! Fashion Fantastic Bonang believes in looking fresh at all times. Whether it’s on her way to the gym or the Metro FM Awards, she always makes sure her look is in check. Glam Goddess. Bonang channels her inner Coco Channel with her stylish award show looks. From flowing gowns to bejewelled numbers, she always knows how to turn up the glam! Accessories are key. From necklaces to bracelets and even headgear, Bonang dresses up every look with a touch of bling. Curves, curves and more curves! From good old jeans to figure-hugging gowns, she’s the curvaceous bombshell who isn’t afraid to dress her shape to her advantage. Makeup Magic Loud on the lips! A bright pout is a Bonang staple. From fiery reds to pops of pink, she’s not afraid to keep her lip game...
Avant-Garde African Hair Styles

Avant-Garde African Hair Styles

Earlier this year saw the 10th edition of the ‘Afrik’ Fashion Show on the Ivory Coast. Hosted at Sofitel Ivoire in Abidjan, the fashion show showcased the creations of 14 designers from different countries. Have a look at some of Dieudonne Senato’s ‘Afrik’ interpretations of popular African hair styles.         While there were a number of noteworthy designers and incredible garments, it is the African hair styles by Ivory Coast hairstylist, Dieudonne Senato, which have received the most buzz. Paired with incredible African couture, Senato’s avant-garde hair creations raised the fashion...
Your Guide To Natural African Hairstyles

Your Guide To Natural African Hairstyles

Women everywhere are throwing aside the weaves and opting to show the world their natural side instead. From bold and vibrant curls to the shorter, tapered styles, hair is becoming a way to express who you are, naturally. Are you having trouble deciding which style to go for? Here are some of the trendiest natural African hairstyles of 2015. The Afro The afro is a go-to natural hairstyle and for good reason. It is perfect for those of you have a naturally kinky texture, and want to make a statement. To achieve a flawless afro, do not attempt to straighten or relax your hair. “Natural hair is making a come-back in a big way.” Let it dry naturally instead and use a hair pick to ensure as much volume as possible. Backcombing the roots will help make your afro even bigger – and, as far as we’re concerned the bigger, the better! Just be sure to keep your scalp moisturised to avoid brittle, damaged hair. The Two-Strand Twist The two-strand twist is another of the popular natural African hairstyles. They’re a great option for any length of hair and are so versatile. Curly natural hair is ideal for creating the perfect two-strand twist. They can be any thickness you desire, and can be styled further into a variety of updos or just left loose. To start, create a small vertical and horizontal parting – separating the hair that you want to be twisted. Pull the strand horizontally, left over right until the twist is formed. Be sure to mist it with water to keep the hair moisturised, and looking...