Red hair alert: Be inspired to take the colour plunge with these vibrant hues

Red hair alert: Be inspired to take the colour plunge with these vibrant hues

When it comes to head-turning hair colour, nothing beats red. From auburn to burgundy, vibrant red hair colour is always an adventurous and bold move. While it may feel like a big colour change, it’s like finally taking that holiday you know you deserve. Not to mention, red is topping the hair colour trends chart for 2019. The great thing about red hues is that they don’t have to be bright to stand out. And with Inecto, you get a variety of vibrant hues to choose from; try a red that gives your skin tone an unstoppable glow or go for a red that adds depth and dimension to your natural curl crown. Either way, there’s a fiery hue out there that will work for you. Not convinced? We’ve put together a hair colour guide to help you find the right kind of red just for you. All about Auburn If you’re looking for the perfect combination of brown and red hair colour, look no further than Inecto Super Auburn. This hair colour trend is everywhere and for good reason. It’s a warm hue that will have your skin tone glowing while you hit all the right angles for the gram. We’re also SO here for this afro puff hairstyle and how it beautifully highlights facial features. Pair this colour with a dark lip and a smokey eye to take your style to the next level. Are you ready to rock this vibrant hue? Image Source   A radiant Raspberry hue One of the latest red hair colour trends that are making heads turn is Raspberry. No matter the...
Would you dare the big chop? These 5 celebrities did.

Would you dare the big chop? These 5 celebrities did.

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” – Coco Chanel Hair is such an integral part of a woman’s identity. For some it’s her crown of glory, for others it’s her pride and joy. Shaving it off can be an empowering experience. An opportunity to redefine herself and start afresh. Whether it’s for a film role, a new beginning or because of an accident, these 5 celebrities have changed their hairstyles and braved the big chop. Prepare to be inspired by these celebrity hair transitions. 1. Goapele Mohlabane Songstress Goapele came onto the scene in 2001 with her soulful track, Closer. Back then she had long beautiful dreadlocks. She surprised us when she appeared on South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest’s, Destiny music video sporting a short haircut. The haircut was no surprise as she’s known for her minimalistic makeup and simple style. It’s also not the first time she has cut her hair. In fact, according to her, she did it several times in her childhood. It’s no secret that she’s confident in herself, whatever the length of her hair. And her beauty is so effortless. “I tried a bunch of different styles and was feeling stagnant. I was ready to come back to myself because I always feel most like myself in my natural hair [state]. “- GoapeleImage Source: steppersusa.com   2. Tamar Braxton Tamara took it all off. And we mean ALL. According to Refinery29, she believed she was ‘held hostage’ by her hair. She continued to say: “There are many times where I didn’t want to work out or go swimming for fear...
8 hair looks that keep us crushing on Mmabatho Montsho.

8 hair looks that keep us crushing on Mmabatho Montsho.

Whenever we speak afros, Mmabatho Montsho pops into the conversation. We know her as that ever beautiful woman with stunning natural hair and minimal make-up. She's an African goddess of note. We’ve seen her grow as an actress on Generations, Rhythm City and Jacobs Cross to mention a few. She's taken on the big screen too alongside Khanyi Mbau and Renate Stuurman in the movie, ‘Happiness is a Four-letter Word’. These days she’s more focused on her producer and director talents, notably her short film, ‘The Groom’s Price’. She may be good at keeping a low profile, but her hair is a topic we can't avoid. Year on year we’ve been green with envy because of her full and gorgeous hair. She’s gone from a big afro to TWA and just keeps us guessing. She's been tight-lipped about the secret to her gorgeous coils. Hopefully, one day we'll get the scoop. For now, let's marvel at 8 of the looks we’ve liked the most.Image Source: instagram 1.The majestic froMuch has been said about her signature afro, but we need to take a moment to appreciate how versatile it is. We’ve seen her comb it out to its full glory and tie it into a bun. We've especially loved how she can braid it in natural cornrows, which have an old school glam feel. On Instagram, she’s always the fresh-faced girl with glorious hair.Image Source: quenchsa.com Classic fro. 2. Headwrap and natural hairIf you’re fortunate enough to have a patiently grown afro like hers, you can wear your hair in a head wrap, faux fro or even a different colour.Image...
African hair: How to style relaxed hair

African hair: How to style relaxed hair

More manageable African hair is something most women want and relaxers offer that. However, an important factor to consider when you decide to take a relaxer to your hair is that the wrong technique could mean the difference between sleek or broken hair. Now that’s a gamble nobody wants to take! So in order to avoid a full cut, follow our simplified list on how to relax your hair. Get educated The proper technique makes all the difference in managing that growth in your hair. So before you start, look at the texture of your hair and determine how many chemicals it can handle. It’s so important to leave a little elasticity in your hair so that it still has that fabulous bounce. Relaxers loosen up the curl pattern so that it’s not so tightly wound and springy, this makes it a million times easier to comb in the morning. Something any lady will love when their mornings are busy and there’s no time for your hair! Choosing the right one Picking the right relaxer is as important as finding the ONE. Your hair is unique to you and as a result, there are many different types of product that will have different effects. The right relaxer is dependent on the texture of your hair, porosity and how sensitive your scalp is. If you have sensitive skin, don’t go for the product that’s harsh, rather go for the one that’s a no-lye relaxer. Then you have to check the texture of your hair, ranging from coarse to fine and everything in between, each type requires a different level of...
Top 10 Foods for Longer, Healthier, Natural Hair

Top 10 Foods for Longer, Healthier, Natural Hair

New year, new you. The huge trend right now is natural hair. Here is our list of foods to eat for longer, healthier, natural hair. Water Water is essential to keep you hydrated but it also prevents your scalp from drying. Make sure to get at least 8 glasses a day but if you want more, exercise a bit more to sweat the excess water out of your body. Bananas These are known to be notorious in calories but those are good calories and also rich in potassium which promotes shiny hair. Bananas can also make good hair pastes. Garlic You probably won’t be excited about eating more garlic because no one wants to be conscious of the breath all the time. But garlic in rich in copper which is great for hair growth, thickens hair and improves natural hair colour. Milk For those that are not lactose intolerant, get your daily dose of milk. Calcium promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. Fish Omega 3 in fish will give your hair that silky look. Red wine Red wine is all about antioxidants and antioxidants are all about making sure your hair doesn’t get brittle and break. Go ahead, have a glass or 2. You’ll thank us later. Beans Ever wondered why easy African women have such great hair? Beans are a great source of minerals such as zinc and magnesium which promotes shiny moisturized hair. Red meat Low iron levels are a major cause for hair loss. Iron is essential for food hair follicle growth. If you are vegetarian, iron supplements will do. Eggs Eggs are rich in...
Your Guide to Natural Hair

Your Guide to Natural Hair

It’s time to let your African beauty shine through, with natural hair that’s as radiant as you. Prepare to throw aside your weave and start the journey to a beautiful, new you. Here’s everything you need to know about natural African hair care: Know Your Texture The number one question that newly naturals want to know: tight curls or loose? It’s all about texture when you go natural. And the good news is, no matter what style you have, you’ll look beautiful with it! The one thing you need to keep in mind is that your hair care will all depend on your natural texture. Curly hair has to be handled very delicately, overall. The tighter your curls, the more delicate and protective you will have to be with it. So, do a little research on what African hair care routine is best suited to you and your particular texture. Prepare for Shrinkage Unfortunately, you are going to experience shrinkage as you start going natural. It’s going to be anywhere from 30% to 80% but, not to worry, it’s all part of the journey! If there are times when you want your hair to look more stretched, there are many tricks you can use. Try braid outs, twist outs, roller sets, banding, and African threading to extend your tresses. As your hair grows, this will become less of a problem. Be Sure to Moisturise Moisture will be your new best friend. You will need to effectively moisturise your hair to keep it healthy. The best way to achieve this is through investing in a good moisturising oil and crème....