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...
Healthy Diet, Healthy Hair

Healthy Diet, Healthy Hair

While shampoo and conditioner play an important role, hair requires a whole lot more to be truly healthy. Like it or not, the health of your hair depends on the health of your body. The foundation of all new hair, nail and skin growth originates in the nutrients your body receives. When you follow a healthy, well-balanced diet, your body will form stronger and healthier cells. This in turn results in stronger and healthier hair. When it comes to ethnic hair care, dryness and breakage are of primary concern. By simply introducing a few key foods as the foundation to your diet, these problems will be targeted and dealt with in a way that is natural and affordable.  And your skin and nails will thank you for it, too! Here’s a list of growth-promoting irons and proteins which help to nurture strong, vibrant and healthy ethnic hair. Dark Green Vegetables Dark green vegetables provide you with iron and calcium – both of which are necessary for healthy growth and strength in hair. Spinach and broccoli are particularly great sources of Vitamins A and C. Your body needs these vitamins to produce sebum, a follicle-produced oil which acts as the body’s natural hair conditioner. Poultry Chicken provides hair with the high-quality protein it craves. Without adequate protein, hair can become weak, brittle and even experience a loss of colour. Eggs Not only are eggs an excellent source of protein, but they also contain Vitamin B-12 and biotin. These are both great beauty nutrients. Beans Legumes like kidney beans and lentils play an important role in providing your hair with growth-promoting...
Hair Tips for Stronger, Healthier Ethnic Hair

Hair Tips for Stronger, Healthier Ethnic Hair

Image source: teaandhoneyblends.com Ethnic hair is naturally more coarse and dry than other types of hair. Because of this, ethnic hair can become difficult to manage and slow to grow when it is not properly cared for. These ethnic hair tips provide some great ways to improve your hair’s look, feel, and manageability. Slip them into your hair care regime and you’ll be amazed by the results! Healthy insides make for a healthy outside. A well-balanced diet is the best place to start when a healthy head of hair is what you’re after. Try to include growth-promoting proteins and irons in your diet. These may include dark green vegetables, nuts, poultry and eggs. Massage your scalp on a regular basis. This will reduce the dryness of your hair by stimulating oil production. Dry hair loses its suppleness and becomes susceptible to breakage as a result. Reducing dryness is therefore an important way of preventing breakage. Image source: neonatural.com Wash your hair every 7 to 10 days. Frequently washing your hair strips it of its oils and dries it out. Infrequent washing, however, allows for harmful bacteria to grow on your scalp. If you’re concerned that washing your hair will strip it of its moisture, lather your hair with a moisturising shampoo intended for use on normal or dry hair. Follow with a moisturising conditioner. Shampoo and condition. Use a mild moisturising shampoo with a low PH level. And don’t forget to condition! Conditioner moisturises your hair, gives it extra protection, reduces static, adds shine and makes it easier to untangle. Be sure to use a separate shampoo and conditioner...