Causes and Prevention of Hair Breakage

Causes and Prevention of Hair Breakage

“For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewellery. It’s an accessory.” – Jill Scott It’s been said that a woman’s hair is her crown. Would any lady be happy with a broken crown? Damaged hair can be stressful, but there are ways to solve the problem. It’s important to note that natural hair care is as important as skincare. Both the hair and the skin need special care to heal themselves and stay healthy. In this instance, we will focus on hair. Some of the causes of hair damage are the following: Constant manipulation (Rough combing and plaiting of the hair) Heat (Using a hair dryer and straightener) Stress (The pressures of work and family) Weather (Hair is affected by temperatures, such as very cold winters) It is important to recognise when your hair is damaged and find ways to reverse it. Here are five tips for natural hair care: Wash Your Hair The Right Way Water is the ultimate moisturiser. When you wash your hair, water molecules reach your hair shaft and make your hair elastic and easier to manage. Use a shampoo that will not clash with your chosen conditioner, by buying it from the same product range as your conditioner. Shampoo your hair in plaits or twists once a week, to make it more manageable. The pH of the last product you will use when washing your hair (Usually the conditioner) needs to be low. This helps in smoothing down the cuticles of the hair and helps moisture lock in for longer. Avoid detangling your hair when it’s damp. If your hair knots easily it...
Hair Colour Can Be An Expression Of Who You Are

Hair Colour Can Be An Expression Of Who You Are

Over the years, hair colour for woman has become an expression of who they are. It is a way to make a statement. We’re looking at some African hair colour options that really stand out. Hopefully you’ll find one that suits your hair and personality. This year there are five particularly great hair trends you can’t go wrong with. 1. Ombre & Blonde Hair Colour Variations Blonde highlights and different shades of blonde have become popular options. If you don’t want to commit to one colour, an ombre option is for you. It’s the perfect hint of colour. The soft blonde variations throughout your hair can create a beautiful feminine look. This particular ombre hairstyle is completed with an edgy short haircut. Check out Inecto’s Sunkissed and Caramel Blonde hair dye. 2. Going Grey We’re not sure where this trend originated, but we love it. Who said you have to be old to be grey. It’s unique and definitely eye catching. This hairstyle is fun and if you’re brave enough to give it a go, we think it’s fabulous! 3. Unique Colouring This trend definitely ensures you’ll stand out. Orange and red have been the popular bold colours, but there are some new colours in town. Now more exotic colours, particularly pastels are making their way onto the hair colour scene. Pink, lilac, purple and deep shades of blue are the new kids on the block. They make a statement and are really attractive. Check out some of these colours in action. 4. Bold Vibrant Shades We love the pastels, but if you really want to be bold, you...
Achieving the perfect DIY Blonde

Achieving the perfect DIY Blonde

Blondes might just have more fun if Boity and Thomas Ghumede are anything to go by. They’re showing the world they really can shine – so is it time for you to join them? If you’re thinking about making the leap to Blonde, there are a couple of things for you to consider when it comes to DIY Hair Colour. Keep the following tips in mind, and we guarantee you’ll look drop-dead gorgeous with your blonde do! It’s important to choose the right shade of blonde. Blondes come in various shades; it’s crucial that you choose a shade that will compliment your natural beauty, and not draw away from it. Choose a shade of blonde that is a few shades lighter than your skin tone. It may not be Boity Blonde you wanted, but it will be the perfect shade of blonde for you! Colour distribution is key. Your first instinct might be to cover your entire your head – from roots to tips; resist that urge. Instead of going for a solid blonde look, consider getting highlights or streaks over your natural colour. Leaving some underlying or interspersed dark hair will enhance the DIY Hair Colour you’re trying to attain. Go Blonde in steps. Achieving that perfect shade of blonde is going to be a process – especially if the shade you want is lighter than your natural hair colour. It’s going to require lifting your natural pigment using peroxide which will leave your hair in a vulnerable state. We recommend giving your hair a break before applying the tint of blonde that you want. This will give...
A New Hue, A New You

A New Hue, A New You

In the mood for a change? While a full closet overhaul is every woman’s dream, it’s not the only way to get a fresh new look. For a quick, easy and affordable makeover, consider switching your hair colour. With hair colour being a predominant style marker in 2015, the simple act of colouring yours could be both transformative and trendy. When it comes to hair colour for African women, Inecto’s wide range helps you make the most of the biggest hair trends. Whether you’re feeling crazy or conscientious, there’s bound to be a colour trend that’s just perfect for you. Blonde From international celebs like Beyonce, Rihanna and Keri Hilson, to local stars like Poppy, Boity, Nandi and Pearl Maduadi, there’s one hair colour that’s been rocking the red carpet like no other. That’s right, ladies, blonde is back! And it’s a hot trend on any complexion. Crossing over to the blonde side can transform your look in a way that is both bold and classy.  And with Inecto’s Caramel Blonde or Sun Kissed Blonde hair colour, a number of exciting blonde styles are quite literally at your fingertips. A full head of blonde locks is a popular style amongst black women with short natural hair while women with longer hair or extensions tend to opt for the ombre (hair fading from dark to light) or reverse-ombre looks. If going straight from dark to blonde seems daunting, you can always ease yourself into the change by starting with a colour like Inecto Plus Just Copper. Playful Colours While your boss might not agree with your hair being a bright...