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...
Hair Tips

Hair Tips

The colder season brings a need to adjust your hair regime. Your hair dries out, just like your skin does. That’s why it’s important to take extra care of it. Don’t let your hair down this winter. Keep it healthy with these hair care tips. 1. Shampoo and Condition Establish a regular shampoo and condition ing regime. Now is the time to go for deep conditioning treatments and hair masks. Your hair is being exposed to dryness and dust, so extra attention is required. Shampoo your hair at least and use conditioner every week and use a hair treatment every two weeks. Be careful not to wash your hair more than once a week, so as not to strip your scalp of its natural oils. 2. Moisturise Use a hair food/oil on your hair twice a day and drink of lots of water. You can use Castor, Jojoba or Coconut oils, which can be bought at a local health and beauty shops. By doing this you lock in the moisture for longer. Speaking of oil, if the itch to colour has got you, do it with a shade from the Ultra Gloss range. Each shade is enriched with baobab oil, honey and coconut oil for naturally shiny and healthy-looking hair.     3. Trim your hair With dry weather comes breakage. Be prepared. Split ends are also on the horizon, so don’t let them catch you off guard. Get your hairstylist to trim off your ends every 6-8 weeks, depending on how quickly your hair grows out.   4. Treat your hair If you’re relaxing your hair this winter,...
Bright ways to rock your natural hair!

Bright ways to rock your natural hair!

Colour and natural hair are a match made in heaven! Not everyone is about bright blondes and shocking reds. Some of us are all about subtle changes to our appearance. Hair colour that’s good enough to rock at school or work, without causing a fuss. With the global movement to natural hair, Naturalistas are always looking for ways to style their newly acquired TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) or high maintenance fro. Natural hair is known for being dry and unmanageable. As a result, many may avoid it. It really is high maintenance and no woman wants their hair routine to be mission impossible. That’s why it’s great to know that with the new INECTO Ultra Gloss colour range (infused with African Baobab, Coconut Oil and Honey) you get colour and care in one box. African Baobab Oil is known to smooth hair, while Coconut Oil and Honey are known for their softening and moisturising properties. Your hair will have a glossy, beautiful colour without feeling dry and brittle. Huge plus. Simple blow-out with Cafe Mocha There are ways to stretch out natural hair. Most of them involve heat; Not always the healthiest way to manage your precious hair! There are ways to get around it, like plaiting your hair in Bantu Knots, at night. Unplait them in the morning and reveal your overnight afro. Doll it up with the down-to-earth Inecto Ultra Gloss Cafe Mocha. It’s nice to know that Cafe Mocha is now more than just your favourite cuppa. Dry perm sweetened with black berries   Tight knit coils are cool. Afro curls are even better. Back in...

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What Is Your Favourite Winter Hair Colour? Brown Burgundy Blonde Plum Famous Quotes Blonde hair is bold, fearless and fun, in the words of Rob Stewart, ‘Blondes Have More Fun’. Blonde hair colour amongst black woman has always represented a big and colourful personality. Not every black woman can pull it off; instead, they stay in their brown or black hair colour lane. What seems to be the common thread among black women who opt for this colour is power and fame. When the likes of Mary J Blige and Lil Kim went blonde they were on top of their game, the Queen B’s of their craft, independent and smart. They are also seen as rebels and leaders and this hair colour is like a stamp of approval, that they had ‘arrived’. It’s important to note that there are black people out there who are naturally blonde and boy are they beautiful! These are the natives of the Solomon Islands in north-east Australia, the blonde Melanesians. It’s believed that this group of people have this colour because of their diet high in fish and their historical relations with people of European descent. They have a unique gene that has allowed their skin and hair to adapt to Australia’s harsh sun and as a result, they have silky dark skin and gorgeous blonde afros. Whatever it may be that caused them to be blondes, we can’t deny there’s a certain charm about a dark chocolate skin colour against a glowing head of hair. The contrast between this girl’s skin and hair makes her stand out the crowd. Why do black...
Trendy Ways To Colour Your Hair

Trendy Ways To Colour Your Hair

Spice it up and add a touch of colour to your hair! “My real hair colour is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair” – Julia Roberts While colouring one’s hair used to be associated with rebellion, it is now a beautiful concept, embraced by everyone and suitable for all types of hair, including ethnic hair. Here are trendy ways to colour your hair: Highlights Adding in pops of pink in place of highlights can be fun and eye-catching. Try INECTO’s Ruby Red or Super Auburn. This is a bold way to wear pops of colour, allowing your colour to be seen no matter what style or cut you choose. Whether chunky or thin, bright highlights look great whether hair is straight, curly or anything in between. Ends This is for people who don’t want to take the full plunge or want something with minimum up-keep. Dying just the ends is a great way to go. It also gives you the space to change your mind if you absolutely hate it. You’ll find that ends are easy to re-colour or just chop off. Just The Bangs Colouring just your bangs can look amazing. Bright, bold bangs can create a huge hair statement, while keeping the rest of your look natural. Take the plunge and dye your bangs a neon colour, stripe them for a subtler look or go completely bold by mixing colours in stripes or sections. Top Half A twist and flashback to the blonde/black look popular in ‘the new millennium’. Adding a bright colour to just the top half of your hair is...
African hairstyles: How to style relaxed hair

African hairstyles: How to style relaxed hair

Our African hair is so versatile; you can do almost anything with it. There are plenty of African hairstyles to choose to experiment with. Today you can grow it long and tomorrow chop it all off, but look gorgeous either way. “I am not my hair I am not this skin I am a soul that lives within.” – India.Arie India Arie spoke so the truth! We are not defined by our hair, it’s an extension of who we are. African hairstyles are beautiful and fun, thanks to the many options we have. Relaxed hair is no different, we all remember being in school and relaxing our hair every so often and tying it in a ‘puff’ (ponytail) or brushing it in a ‘push back’ (brushed down)! Relaxed hair can be styled into gorgeous hairstyles, provided you follow these hair-instructions Relax your hair every 6 – 8 weeks, dependent on your hair. Avoid relaxing your hair every time new growth appears. It will save you money and keep your hair healthier, in the long run. Heat style your hair only occasionally to prevent dryness and damage. Wrap your hair or sleep on a satin pillowcase to protect your hair at night. Wear protective hairstyles to prevent your ends from losing moisture and in maintaining the overall health of your hair. Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and a moisturising conditioner once a week to maintain its strength and moisture. After following these instructions your hair should be healthy and gorgeous enough to experiment with! Pixie cut The likes of Halle Berry have made this look timeless. Do you...