Say goodbye to dull hair and hello to your natural healthy glow with these three tips.
When last did you show your scalp some healthy lovin’? Here are our happy tips to a happy scalp.
Looking for the best treatment for curly damaged hair? Here’s the low-down on how to rescue damaged curls, STAT.
Got no time for leave in conditioner? Fear not - you can leave it on all day, and still look chic and sleek for work!
Summer means ditching your hairdryer… and besides, heat styling too often is just bad for your hair. We’ll show you how to get a heat free, stretched out look!
While there are a number of heat styling horror stories on African hair, there are ways to protect your natural locks! Find out here…
Wet up-dos, sky high ponytails… these are some of the hairstyles that are damaging your hair. Luckily, we have some tips to help you stop hair breakage for good.
Your weave may be perfect, but what’s happening underneath? Your natural hair may be out of sight, but you still need to keep it nourished, moisturised and in great condition!
Hair loss is a natural, cyclical process. Except for those times when it isn’t. Here’s how to tell the difference and what you can do about that unwanted shedding.
Keep your locks on lockdown during your travels with these haircare essentials for your overnight bag.
Blonde is in, but brassy blonde? Totally out! We have a few tips on to remove brassy tones from lightened natural hair to help you achieve that beautiful blonde look!
Tired of the tangles? Learn about the right brushing technique and best products to care for your hair extensions.
Have you heard about the international trend of hair milk and what it can do for your curly hair?
Are your locks in dire need of some TLC after the ravages of winter? Bring them back to life with these top 5 products…
Sadly, those old home remedies for hair breakage can do more harm than good. Here’s what you should really be doing.
You may think you already have the answer as to which of the sexes loses more hair. But are you willing to put your money where your mouth is? We reveal the truth behind the assumptions.
Women are embracing this edgy chic style. Learn more about today’s hottest undercut options for ladies.
When it comes to split ends, all we really know is that they’ve got to GO! But what’s the best way to cut them?
Feel like you’re losing more hair than usual during the winter months? Seasonal hair loss is real, and we have the lowdown.
While hair loss is normal, it’s good to know when there’s cause for concern, and how to deal with it accordingly. Read more on these common causes
There are 3 main types of hair loss. Here, we explore the strategies to combat these very different causes of shedding.
When it comes to hair loss, some causes are easier to rectify than others, just like traction alopecia.
The most common answer is every six weeks, but it’s impossible to have a hard and fast rule that applies to all hair textures and lengths. So, when is it really time for a trim? We find out.
These are the bad weave habits to ditch if you want to keep your hair.
Here’s what you need to know about the sun affecting your hair.
Nothing gets us going quite like a secret, exotic cure-all ingredient from the other side of the world.
From hair growth to skin irritations, here’s why we’re so obsessed with shea butter.
We’re tackling split ends head on and filling you in on what they reveal about the health of your hair.
Try these top tips to keep your dreads locked, protected and healthy.
The best no-heat hairstyles when your hair needs a breather.
When should you consider delaying that next colouring session?
Throw your winter hair worries over your shoulder with this protective style.
Find out the benefits of this miracle oil for your natural hair
While it’s normal to lose a bit of hair, Redken’s Richard Nienaber explains when there is cause for alarm.
Safeguard your natural hair against dryness and breaking with these pro tips.
While it’s normal to lose a bit of hair, Redken’s Richard Nienaber explains when there is cause for alarm.
It’s a shame that most African men opt for only the basics when it comes to haircare. You’re going to change that though, and we’re here to help!
Moringa oil seems all the rage when it comes to haircare ingredients. But what is it? And what products are packed with its benefits? Here’s the low-down
Understand why you have dull trusses, breathe life into them, and look after that gorgeous shine with this handy guide!
For many people, dandruff and dry scalp are the same thing. They spot white flakes on their shoulders or nestled between their hair strands and reach for the nearest itchy scalp treatment – regardless of which condition it’s been specially formulated for.
When it comes to African hair, towels aren’t inherently bad. They’re amazing for wrapping just-washed hair and sealing in moisture for a few hours. But if you’ve been using a bog-standard supermarket towel to dry your hair, stop right now. You’re likely causing damage.
When it comes to your locks, there are few phrases as dreaded as “hair damage”. There are literally dozens of causes of hair damage, from dietary deficiency and environmental factors to over-processing, a brutally hot hair straightener and a care routine that isn’t quite cutting it.
If you have a fear of combing your hair because the twig-like strands crack and remain on your comb, then it’s time to face your breakage problem. Breakage is your hair telling you that it’s thirsty. There isn’t enough moisture to maintain structure, and the harsh fibres with which it comes into contact are causing major friction burn. This happens to all hair types, including natural and chemically treated hair. Here’s how to relieve yourself from this nightmare.
Gone are the days when we picked the cheapest hair appliances off the shelf. Nowadays, there’s a lot more to consider when it comes to buying the best blow-dryer for your natural hair. Cost is one, but as heat damage is a major concern, things like adjustable heat settings, drying technology and wattage are also important. Here are four points to keep in mind before making that purchase.
Bedtime and hair wraps are synonymous if you’re an African woman. The question is: have you made the best fabric choice to protect your do? We look at your options.
An unkempt weave is nothing less than an eyesore. Buying quality hair extensions, only to let them become tattered and mangled, sidesteps the point. That’s why we’ve put together this haircare SOS guide to help you save your tangled weave. If you’re one of the many women who need help reviving your weave, here’s what you need to do…
Hair texture is a very confusing term, as different people, use it in different ways. For some, texture refers to the curl pattern of hair. They may even interchange the use of ‘hair texture’ with ‘texturised hair’ – that is, how straight or curly your locks are. For others, hair texture can be only three things: fine, medium or thick (AKA coarse). Then there’s a third group that insist hair texture depends on a delicate interplay of both these elements: curl type and individual strand circumference
We’ve all been there. You look at your pillow in the morning, or your brush after a vigorous grooming session, and see a nest of tangled strands left behind. That may even have you asking, “Is hair breakage a fact of life, or a sign of something more worrying?” Before you rush off to the doctor, here are a few explanations for dry, brittle hair that keeps frustratingly snapping off.
There’s a lot of contradictory information about how often you should wash your hair if you’re a black woman with tightly coiled curls. Haircare professionals set the record straight here.
Sleep may be essential for your body, but it can wreak havoc with your hair – especially if you’re an African woman trying to maintain and/or grow a natural style full of bouncy volume. Too easily your curls can be crushed against your pillow. Even worse, if you struggle with dry, brittle hair, night-time tossing and turning may even cause breakage. There are few things more soul destroying than finding a solitary braid left behind once you’ve climbed out of bed.
We got the professionals to comment on one of the most common misbeliefs you hear about hair styling. Can you guess what it is?
Make your very curly hair more manageable with a selection of products designed specifically for your hair type.
A healthy head of hair depends on several factors: your diet, the products you use every day and your washing and styling habits. Learn more now
While your curly hair may be the envy of many, it takes a whole lot of time and patience to get it looking and feeling good. Here’s how to get the best out of your luscious locks.
A good dry-wrap is every girl’s bedtime best friend, especially if you tend to wake up to frizz and tangles more often than not. Achieving beautiful hair takes dedication, even when you’re catching a few Zs. Here’s how to do it right.
Being blessed with curls can sometimes feel like a curse. With the right products, however, you’ll soon start to appreciate the locks you were born with. Here are our recommendations
Many African women argue that conditioner is more important than shampoo when it comes to growing a healthy mane. But is this really the case? We hear from the experts.
The start of a new year is a great time to embark on a “New You” project. Embarking on a hair journey is a truly rewarding way to improve the health of your hair.
A curl is a curl, right? Wrong! Whether you’re an Afro-lennial African girl, or a Caucasian girl who wants to make the most of your cascading corkscrews, this article outlines some of the challenges to achieving picture-perfect coils, and suggests two salon-worthy professional products that can help you achieve them.
Wake up to the wonders of water for your hair and learn to embrace a healthier, more dynamic hairstyle.
Keen to get wet this summer, but worried about the effects of saltwater and chlorine on your delicate (and damage-prone) curls? These are the tips you’ll need in your beach bag this season, so you can have the best of both worlds.
This is one of the most commonly asked questions about hair, especially among women of colour. Everyone seems to have an opinion, but what do the experts have to say?
Mistakes happen. And that absolutely includes mishaps with your mane – like overdoing the relaxer, toasting your scalp and strands with a R100 hairdryer, or neglecting the moisturising part of your care routine. Next thing you know, your hair is rough, knotty and brittle (especially at the ends).
No matter how well you look after your locks, at some point you’ll be faced with signs of damage: lifeless, dull hair; split ends; and an unappealing rough texture that tangles too easily. Yuck.
When it comes to haircare in summer and winter, there are certain dos and don'ts to follow for gorgeous hair all year round.
Respected haircare educators weigh in on the dilemma of dry scalp and the best treatments for you to take home.
When it comes to hair, especially intensely coiled, dryness-prone African hair, you can’t stress scalp care enough. The state of your scalp is so important for hair growth and health. Plus, certain treatments, like scalp massage, help keep your scalp in tip top condition.
The new year is a perfect time to kick those bad habits to the curb, and make a change for the better! Going to the gym and getting healthy is usually high on everybody’s list for the new year.
After the festive season splurge, January is all about saving. Or, more accurately, it’s 31 days of continuously performing CPR on your bank account, trying to keep it alive until that first salary of the new year. A big part of that strategy will probably hinge on cutting back – especially on luxuries.
As far as home hair remedies go, egg masks are at the top of most people’s lists. Not only are eggs cheaper than other options and readily available, they’re also considered an age-old “miracle treatment” – for both skin and hair.
Hallelujah! African hair has its own set of everyday management challenges, but finally the days of trying to tug back and tame baby hairs are done.
As a hairline treatment for African or black hair, castor oil is an especially popular option.
Fortunately, times have changed and going grey isn’t as bad as you may think. In fact, there’s a whole silver hair trend popularising grey as a hair colour for women of all ages and ethnicities.
Between dry shampoo and regular gym visits, it's hard to know how often you should wash your hair. We asked the pros for their opinion.
Making your voluminous can be a battle if you're working with fine stands. What you may not know is that gorgeous volume starts with the right shampoo and conditioner.