Planning a protective style? These products will help you get your hair into gorgeous condition, to make sure it’s worth protecting!
Keep your two-tone tresses soft and vibrant with our tips for caring for your colour.
Want to keep your dark, lustrous colour looking incredible? These 4 simple tips will help you to maintain vibrant colour and shine!
The African wonder ingredient, marula, could be the answer to thicker, more lustrous locks. Here’s what you need to know.
Say goodbye to dull hair and hello to your natural healthy glow with these three tips.
When it comes to foods that are sure to nourish and replenish, we’ve done the research so that you don’t have to. Here are our recommendations to add to your meal plan.
Does your hair need a little extra care? We dive head first into the top 5 nourishing hair masks for smooth, healthy looking locks.
When last did you show your scalp some healthy lovin’? Here are our happy tips to a happy scalp.
From a diffuser to a wide-tooth comb, these are our picks for the most notable necessities for natural locks.
Need to give your hair a break from heat styling? Air dry creams help you to dry your hair naturally, for fast drying, smooth and glossy curls.
We’ve found it - the magic formula to effortlessly stylish, air dried natural curls, thanks to this amazing new product from Redken.
Drop dead red? Drop dead gorgeous! Every colour from cherry to copper is in right now. Keep your red hair looking fabulous for longer, with these haircare tips.
Smooth, silky hair with glass-like shine is so on trend right now! With the right products, and a blow dryer, you can get the look at home.
Three ways to elevate the goodness of ethnic haircare.
Introducing Moisturfusion. The Mizani charcoal-infused range of hair care products. You simply have to give them a try!
Growing a beard means some unique challenges for African men. We’ve got all the info and product recommendations to help you make the best of your African beard!
Put down the hairdryer and rock perfectly air-dried hair with this simple step-by-step guide…
Got no time for leave in conditioner? Fear not - you can leave it on all day, and still look chic and sleek for work!
Can’t commit to a dramatic colour change but want to showcase your creative spirit through your locks for one night only? Special Occasion Hair is a thing, and here’s how to embrace the concept.
Learn more about this secret weapon to combat limp, style-resistant hair… and how you can incorporate it in your life.
Dreaming of a wash and go hairstyle? It’s possible, and easy - just avoid these 5 air drying no-nos!
Something that’s referred to a ‘baby hair’ should surely be treated with care? Here’s how to ensure no damage is done.
The effects of volumising powder are magic but these styling products aren’t the easiest to use. Here’s how to get it right.
Do you have fine, thin hair? We have some tips to help it appear thicker and fuller.
What’s the fuss about hair powder, also known as volumising or texturising powder? If you’re a fine- or flat-haired girl, this is an innovation you have to read about.
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!
When it comes to styling natural hair, it’s about more than hold. African hair is different so here’s what you should be looking for in an effective product you’ll love forever.
Natural haircare product must-haves for your household – kids, men and women. We’ve got you covered.
Looking to straighten those locks for the summer months? Here’s everything you need to know about relaxing your hair.
Your strands are in their hands, and that’s a big responsibility. Make sure you made the right choice by having this important discussion with your stylist before relaxing.
When faced with a shelf full of options, how do you choose a hairspray? We look at your top considerations.
We all love that easy-going, model-off-duty-style hair – here are 3 ways to achieve it.
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.
Tame, don’t straighten! Here’s how to live your best curly girl life while getting those strands firmly under control… and looking exactly how you want them.
Do you need a refresher course in relaxing? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s what to consider before your next straightening job.
You want your little one to grow up happy and healthy. With the right care strategies and products, you can ensure their hair is off to a great start in life too.
Keep those gorgeous natural locks primed and protected against heat damage with these products!
There’s a brand-new hair trend brightening up our lives and this time its inspired by crystals. Say hello to gem roots!
Instant, easy, vivid hair colour that’s done in a flash and washes out with regular shampoo? Where do we sign up!?
Keep your locks on lockdown during your travels with these haircare essentials for your overnight bag.
Have you heard about the international trend of hair milk and what it can do for your curly hair?
If you’re feeling confused, don’t worry - it’s very easy to mix up the two, but we’re going to fix that!
The days of fretting over your visible roots are over, thanks to this clever new trend.
A haircare regime should be made up of only the best products suited to your specific hair type. And we’ve got just the thing!
Not sure how to best embrace your newly relaxed hair? We’ve got some trendy hairstyles that are sure to inspire you.
"Colour melting is the breathtaking evolution of balayage and ombre. Here’s all you need to know about this seamless style of colour blending. "
Metallics and shimmers… you’ve probably seen the terms but wondered what the difference is when the hair colour results look pretty much the same. Here’s the lowdown once and for all.
Feel like you’re losing more hair than usual during the winter months? Seasonal hair loss is real, and we have the lowdown.
Designed to mirror the look of a stormy sky, the thunder-and-lightning hair colour trend is brand new and we’re all over it!
Get the best of both natural and relaxed hair with this new technique
Manage your oily hair better with these tips and tricks.
No matter the season, no matter the weather, carry a little sunshine around with you thanks to this bright, cheerful shade
Just like any other hairstyle, face shape can determine which beard will best suit you. Here’s a breakdown.
Love it on your sandwich, love it even more on your hair. We delve into this playful colour trend.
Natural hair and deep conditioner should never be separate for long
We’re unpacking the hot new makeup trend that is shadow roots.
Three tips to restore the thickness of your dreadlocks.
Redken Brews haircare products for men are multi-tasking and efficient to match your lifestyle.
What you need to know before going back to your old roots
What you put in is what you get out – and that goes for your hair, too.
Everything a well-groomed guy needs to know about maintaining your two types of hair.
The best products to solve all your natural hair woes.
The best products to solve all your natural hair woes.
Try these top tips to keep your dreads locked, protected and healthy.
From argan oil to shea butter, we break down a few of the most important natural ingredients in your haircare products.
It’s a battle of the sexes! Does men’s hair really differ to women’s? We find out.
Relax your fears about hair relaxers and what they do to your hair.
Find out the benefits of this miracle oil for your natural hair
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.
Punted as the lazy girl’s wonder product, is dry shampoo all it’s cracked up to be? Read on to learn more…
Hey guys, caring for your beard, stache and other facial hair starts here. Facial and scalp hair are different, and both require specialist products. Here’s why.
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!
We explore the possible reasons for hair loss, and address treatment options for women experiencing this problem.
The best professional products to stop the snowfall on your shoulders
“You are what you eat” is a great saying, and it’s especially applicable to your hair. Here’s how to ensure you’re getting enough protein for your tresses to thrive.
For everything you do right for your straight relaxed hair, we bet you’re getting some things wrong from time to time. Remember, because relaxing is a process of permanently straightening hair by chemically breaking its bonds, your mistakes are affecting texture and strength most. So, sit back and take note of these tips to go from straw to silky.
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.
Throughout your life, your hair changes. That means you have different haircare needs at different ages – like when you get older. This point is something to bear in mind if you’re an African mom with young children. Because when it comes to kids’ hair, a simple “rinse and repeat” of your own regime is definitely not the way to go.
Relaxer for curly hair is something that every African woman will be familiar with, whether you’ve used it or not. You know what relaxer does – straightens curls so you artificially change your natural hair type – but do you know how it works?
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.
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.
Metallic shades look amazing, but you probably have loads of questions about what goes into achieving them. Here are the answers you need.
For some people, hair brushing is a therapeutic routine that brings it much joy. For others, it’s a real chore! No matter which one you are, if there’s ever a clump of hair left on your hairbrush after grooming, or you find it particularly difficult to manage, it may not necessarily be your hair that’s the problem, but rather your hairbrush.
“Alcohol has a drying effect on hair, leaving it brittle, lifeless and prone to split ends, so it’s always better to choose hair products without alcohol.” You’ve probably heard this claim before. But in the age of Fake News and easily spread “click to share” misinformation, is it true? Is alcohol bad for hair? The answer is yes. And no.
Natural hair products are all the rage. For a few years now, people have been turning towards “clean simplicity” in the form of natural haircare, free of chemicals and preservatives. In the process, certain oils and other ingredients have emerged as popular, effective choices for black haircare. The list is vast, but these are some of the biggies celebrated by haircare experts
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.
If you paid for that Brazilian weave, you need to keep it looking the part. No excuses! But don’t worry – there are many products in the market that are ideal for maintaining your weave. Your days of overcombing and (embarrassingly) using braid spray for moisture are over. As long as you treat your weave as your own hair, you shouldn’t have a problem. We’ve got the step-by-step lowdown on which products are best to keep your weave on fleek, and how to use them:
Is your weave looking lifeless or dull? The most likely culprit is a lack of knowledge. It comes down to making perfectly avoidable mistakes, so pay attention – here’s what you need to stop doing.
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…
Few things are as glamorous as soft and silky hair. You know, the type of hair that you can’t wait to glide your fingers through because it feels like running water to the touch, and falls smoother than a bride’s veil. The look is easier than you think, and only needs a few tweaks of your haircare routine. Here are the most essential tips to get that princess-perfect hair:
Take a chance on a shampoo so hi-tech, expensive and full of impossible-to-pronounce ingredients that it may as well as have been developed on the Space Station? Or, reach for that trusty multi-purpose bar of soap? There are certain hair products and tools we refuse to retire, probably because they’re cheap, easily available and people around us have been upholding them for decades. But should we leave these ‘solutions’ in the past?
We all want to know what products to use for our hair worries, the dos and don’ts, and whether our habits are helping or harming our hair. Every professional stylist should have the knowledge about the effect our habits and the products we use have on hair, and if they don’t, it might be time to widen your circle and find one you’re comfortable handing over your precious hair to. Brand educators Terry Bloem (Matrix) and Richard Nienaber (Redken) let us in on the essential questions that every stylist should know how to answer
Reputation is everything for a salon. You need to know that you can trust your hairstylist and develop a relationship with them. After all, they’re in charge of your precious crown and are an essential partner on your hair journey. Every salon has different policies that are mandatory, but there are a few practices that are essential for any salon that prides themselves on being credible. Here are four things that’ll show your stylist is a keeper.
When it comes to joining the Natural Hair Movement, one of black women’s biggest concerns is the amount of haircare required. It can feel daunting, particularly if you want to grow out your curls. How can you achieve serious length while avoiding split ends, breakage and a general increase in fragility? Wash day may seem like the most at-risk time for those precious strands to snap off. Fortunately, there is an optimal way to dry your hair that resists damage.
There are plenty of women out there who put hours and hours into achieving perfectly straight hair. But for those lucky enough to be born with ultra-sleek locks, here’s how to get the most out of your ‘do.
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.
Not ready to embrace the salt-and-pepper look just yet? Your hair stylist is available to turn grey skies into a sunshiny day. Here’s how to maintain your new, fresh colour.
Do you have dry hair? If it feels rough, tangles easily and is always dull, chances are the answer is “yes”. You don’t want to leave dry hair untreated either, as it can become even more fragile.
As a hairline treatment for African or black hair, castor oil is an especially popular option.
There's no need to pop expensive pills. We'll show you how to get thicker hair using smart styling tricks that don't cost you anything.