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Clicks Curls Durban, are you ready for us?

I am so excited to announce that Eleanor J’adore and I will be representing Aunt Jackie’s at the Clicks Curls event in Durban next month. The event takes place on Saturday the 9th of June at the Oyster Box hotel in Umhlanga. The first...

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Meet Margo Fargo

I am writing this with tears of joy in my eyes. I can’t contain my excitement and whenever that happens I feel I need to write. Let me explain. A few weeks ago, at the Clicks Curls event in Johannesburg, I met this gorgeous...

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Quick fix hair routine with John Frieda

A few weeks back I received a PR drop from John Frieda. It was probably the most thought provoking drop because along with the products, they also sent me a 5 litre bottle of water. I’ve said it before and I will say it...

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Life Update – April

When I first started this blog almost 5 years ago, my intention was never to be a content queen or have so many supporters at all. My main goal was to document my hair journey for myself and #TheKid. It was a way of...

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10 Things to expect at the #myhairstory JHB Edition

So your excited, you bought your ticket, but your not 100% sure what to expect at the first #myhairstory JHB edition. We know how never wrecking it can be to attend something that you may not know anyone, or where your unsure of the activities. Chill... We've got you!...

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Natural Hair Co presents #myhairstory JHB on 5 May 2018

  #MyHairStory events have become a staple of the Cape Town natural community, with five successful events under its belt, #MyHairStory has set its sights on Johannesburg! NaturalHair.co.za brings to the Johannesburg natural community the first  #MyHairStory and...

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Feed your bibliophilia with Bargain Books

Ever since I could read, I have been obsessed with books. Whenever I received a book as a gift, I would bury my face in it and inhale the pages – okay, truth be told, I still do that to this very day. As...

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I am so over buns this winter

Today is the first real overcast day that Cape Town has seen in weeks and I couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t heard, Cape Town, South Africa is in the midst of the biggest drought in history, so you can pretty much picture...

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A Space to Remember

There is something awesome that happens when two visions align – for example, naturalhair.co.za and #MyHairStory. But it is truly spectacular when multiple visions collide to create an effervescent display of colour, sound and beauty all with a resounding purpose, and...

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Twist Out Tutorial ft As I Am

Hello Lovelies I’m so excited about today’s video because I have finally published a very easy and beginner friendly twist out tutorial. I still receive questions with regards to how to style transitioning hair, so this twist out addresses that query: it perfectly...

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#FroFriday Spotlight: Amanda Cooke of Cape Town Curly

Another exciting new thing I’ve been working on for A&L: #FroFriday features! We have a #MommyMonday feature, so of course I’ll have one for #FroFriday. I asked Amanda to be… The post #FroFriday Spotlight: Amanda Cooke of Cape Town Curly appeared first on Aisha &...

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6 easy steps to natural hair

Making the decision to return to natural (I use the word “return” because we were all born natural) can be one of the most exciting yet daunting experiences in your life. Returning to natural creates an awareness inside of you that no one really...

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The new clique at Clicks

Before there was a notable change in the focus at Clicks, I would have never associated it with anything natural or anything afro-centric, especially after browsing the 2 shelfs of “ethnic” products they used to have back in 2016. For me, the store was aptly named...

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We’re looking forward to seeing you!

We would love for you to be a vendor at the My Hairstory Natural Hair Event   With so many previous successes with the My Hairstory Natural hair events in Cape Town, we wouldn't be doing the natural hair community in JHB justice if we didn't respond to many requests...

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Curly Hair Hacks | Tips & Tricks for Natural Hair

Honestly, I should have published this video over here a week ago as this video went live last Friday already. Apologies for that. But please watch as I share my best curly hair hacks, which are basically tips and tricks for natural hair. If you’re not already...

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How to use heat on natural hair

blow dried hair I am one person who was so against heat earlier in my natural hair journey and for a good reason as well. Heat damage is real and that setback was not something I wanted to risk on. My hair got burnt as well, once and I could not wear wash n go’s for a...

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My Hairstory Khayelitsha is back!

We're doing it again, and Looking forward to seeing you! Last years event last year December was such a hit, the community have been begging for another one! We still cant get over how phenomenal it was to create a space where everyone experienced something new! We...

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We cant ALL be 4C’s

How is it that EVERYBODY is a 4C and yet NOBODY's hair looks like yours...but you're a 4C as also! We can't all be 4C's, can we? Here is a brief rundown on why hair-typing is the worst thing about natural hair. A bit of a hash statement, but think about it, how does...

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The tale of 2 attachments

I know that we’re still in Summer but I’ve been thinking a lot about styling my hair this coming Winter. For the past few years I’ve been submitting myself to my fave – the wash n go, during Winter. In fact my WnG’s during...

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Let’s begin, 2018

Hello lovelies! I hope 2018 is treating you well. The past 2 months have been crazy, so please forgive my silence. I devoted myself to the Cape Town Natural Hair Fest and my family during the Dec/Jan vacation, and I am finally getting into...

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Hello 2018!

So it’s already the end of January. How is that possible?! I figured I’d at least wish you a happy new year while it’s still January, because who does that… The post Hello 2018! appeared first on Aisha &...

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Cape Town Naturally Strikes Again

Cape Town Naturally Strikes Again In December 2017, Cape Town Naturally  hosted their second annual Cape Town Natural Hair Fest under the theme Afrodite: Warrior woman. The event was hosted at  Canvas Event Space in Paarden Island where guests got up close and...

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WIN ENTIRE PRODUCT RANGE

WIN ENTIRE PRODUCT RANGE Developed in Africa, with so many women and so much hair to care for, My Natural creates products for the modern African women that suits all African hair types, even when worn under weaves, braids or wigs. This affordable range is available...

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Win with Clicks this Christmas

I love Christmas but sometimes I need a kick start to jump into the Christmas spirit. My personal kick-starters include Mariah Carey’s Christmas album (because it ain’t Christmas till Mariah sings) and receiving my Clicks catalogue. I spend ours going through the...

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How to rock a day 4 wash n go with Cantu

Well hello gorgeous, The Cape Town Natural Hair Fest is 4 days away… how did time fly this fast. Tensions are high but the team at Cape Town Naturally – Eleanor, Kasuba, Simone, Chantal and I are so excited to show you what we...

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I got my hair silk pressed

Pressed natural hair I got my hair professionally silk pressed for the first time ever and I enjoyed my straight hair while it lasted. And I was asking why I would ever need a relaxer when a silk press straightens my hair this well. Surely I don’t. Not that I prefer...

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The BaByliss Heated Smoothing Brush

I received the Babyliss Liss Brush 3D on the 1st of December, a lovely early Christmas gift from Clicks. I have been admiring paddle heated brushes for awhile as some of my favourite naturalista’s make use of them for styling their hair. The brush...

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My Natural Hair at Cape Town Natural Hair Fest

Sixteen days to the 2nd Annual Cape Town Natural Hair Fest and we cannot wait to show you what we have in store for you! The event takes place on the 17th of December at Canvas Event Space in Paarden Island, Cape Town. Tickets...

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Skin Care: AGELOC TRU FACE ESSENCE ULTRA Product Review

I have been using the Ageloc Tru Face Essence Ultra for the last month as it was lovingly gifted to me to review. To get straight into my feedback, I must say that I was not totally religious using the capsules and sometimes I used them once a day instead of twice a...

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The Archaic Human Online Store Experience

 Archaic Human are an online store providing a platform and environment where:We have easy access to hair products and toolsWe can expect fast and efficient deliveryWe can offer a money back guarantee for sub quality productsClients can expect after sales serviceWe...

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Noughty & Nice

The first time I saw the Noughty brand was when I received their leave-in conditioner at Clicks Curls in Johannesburg a few months back. I remember thinking “My bossiekop will laugh at this product and teach it to behave”. I threw it at the...

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After the blowout

For the past few weeks I had an urge to go in for the full wash, blow, cut & flat iron experience. I tried fighting it off as best as I could but I guess the urge got the better of me. So, on...

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Cape Town Natural Hair Fest empowered by Cantu

On Hairitage day (no that wasn’t a spelling error) Cape Town Naturally officially announced details for the second annual Cape Town Natural Hair Fest. The biggest natural hair gathering in South Africa will take place on the 17th of December 2017, at a new venue...

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Fashion For Charity High Tea – Queens Let Us Take Action

I jumped right on board when the founder of http://www.fashionoutreach.org/, the big hearted Ellen Cooper asked if I would like to collaborate on an cause worthy event to help raise funds for the Malaika Orphanage currently based in Hillbrow who are in desperate need...

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A real wash n go on type 4 hair

  wash n go on natural hair Hey!! I hope you are well. Recently I did a wash and go on my type 4 hair and posted some pictures on Intagram and Facebook. The post got some good engagement and some people were asking how I achieved the wash n go. So I decided to share...

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The Clicks Beauty Fair

Ever have one of those really bad days where all you need is chocolate or someone to massage your shoulders? That was me a few hours ago. A few hours into my doom and gloom and black thunder cloud hanging over my head, I...

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Finally Opened my Natural Hair Salon

Yay. Like for the longest time, some of you guys have been asking me to open a hair salon. I even got ultimatums several times and honestly then, I just felt I still had a lot on my plate. You know, figuring out making products, selling them and blogging takes a lot...

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Woman Behind The Brand: Matlhodi of Evariam Makeup

Today I am excited to be featuring former FroChic co-blogger, Matlhodi, as part of the Women Behind The Brand feature! She is now a make-up artist at Evariam Makeup and she gives us the scoop behind her growing brand Origins & current location? I was born and raised...

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My Top 5 at #ClicksCurls

Okay, let me get this off my chest. Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a product junkie. I didn’t realise how much of a junkie I really was until the #ClicksCurls event took place. Walking from brand to brand, smelling all those...

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Woman Behind The Brand: Fiona of Nana Afua Shea Butter

The Woman Behind The Brand feature is back    This feature is all about celebrating women entrepreneurs that are making a mark in the South African hair care and beauty industry. Today I feature Fiona of Nana Afua Shea Butter.  Origins & current location? I am from...

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Dear Hair Salon Customers – Pick Up Your Bag and Walk

I have mulled over this one for a long long time and got more worked up when a fellow influencer expressed her 'yet another bad salon experience'. It is not to attack anyone, neither is it to bring any one particular person or group of people down. Its just merely...

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Styling Short Natural Hair – The Sleek Back

This is an easy style to achieve. The aim was not for straight hair but sleeked hair that stayed in place. Maybe the style should be called The River (lol).  My advise would be >> don't worry about the stray curls here and there that refuse to lay flat, your hair was...

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Cape Town Curly the YouTuber

    I did it! I uploaded my first YouTube video! Hallleluuuuuu!!! Oh Em Gee! What a mission it was to get started. I am the queen of procrastination, but when I start with something and I like the vibe, you can be sure...

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Product Review: Keramour Naturals

Its September,  the month in which we celebrate our heritage here in South Africa and so, I decided to post a few product reviews focusing on local hair care brands. Its so exciting to see the number of local hair care brands and local hair care products continue to...

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Protecting Your Hair from Sun Damage

There is getting a nice good dose of necessary Vitamin D from the sun and then there is going overboard and having too much sun or rather being in the sun for too long. We are fully aware of the effects of the sun on our skin and know what protective measures to take...

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Styling Natural Short Hair – Flexi Rod Set

I am really enjoying my short hair to the point that I feel like it is growing too quick lol and I haven't exhausted all the styling options one can have with short hair (yes yes but grow it must and grow it will).I encourage every one to enjoy and experiment and try...

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Queening on naturallycurly.com

So I’m on a break in the tea room of my 9 to 5, when I look at my phone and see a few voice notes from Eleanor aka Eleanor J’adore. Of course with Mrs. J’adore being in her third trimester, my first thought...

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Win double tickets to #ClicksCurls, Cape Town Edition

*** COMPETITION CLOSED*** COMPETITION CLOSED*** COMPETITION CLOSED*** We are officially less than a month away to the long awaited Cape Town edition of the #ClicksCurls event. Can you feel the excitement in the air? Clicks has opened the event up to the public, making...

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FroChic Natural: Xolisa

Origins and current location? My origins trace back to Keiskammahoek. MaZotsho, MaNdokhala by clan. I was born and raised in East London, where I am currently. What are you currently up to? I am studying Psychology at UNISA, modelling at Just Models and radio...

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Celebrating inspirational women with Darling Hair

Don’t you think everyday should be Women’s Day? We do so much for our partners and our children, oftentimes without as much as a thank you. I spent a rather lethargic Womens Day at home yesterday. I scrolled Facebook and came across this little video...

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Brazilian Wool Faux Locs Maintenance, + Night Routine

faux locs maintenance Maintaining a protective style like faux locs can be quite challenging especially if they are bulky and  it’s a first time like my case. After having the faux locs for over two weeks, I had developed a plan or a routine kind of and I was really...

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LOREAL Elvive Curl Nourishment Range Reveal Event

In July, yes July of this year, 2017, that’s how late this post is. I was privileged to be invited to a product reveal event by Loreal Paris in Sandton. I was not going to miss this one for the world. You know why, I knew, the goodie bag at the event had our bonnets...

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Selling Accessories and More

 Just to remind you that I stock and sell gorgeous earrings and stickers (wall stickers included) and more. My sister and I always wanted more items like these and once we found them, we wanted you to be able to have them too. We want to surround ourselves with...

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Noir Hair Studio Review + GIVEAWAY

About a month (or two) ago the beautiful Isabel of MzansiFro graciously invited me to get my hair done at her new hair salon – Noir Hair Studio. The wayyyy I was so excited! I had seen a few pics of the salon and I loved how it looked! I also liked the fact that …...

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How I cut my own bangs

On the morning of Curls X Cocktails (read about the event here), I woke up at about 6.15am and my first thought was ” I need a different hairstyle and I need it now”. Ever have that feeling? I spent the next 30 minutes...

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CurlsXCocktails – White in Winter

Cape Town Naturally hosted yet another successful CurlsXCocktails event on the 24th of June. The event was held at La Bottega in Woodstock, with 120 attendees all dressed in white! I was up in arms about the theme but I have to admit that...

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The Buuya Beauty Launch

How fast did June fly by! How are we already in the second part of 2017!? I have so much to chat to you about this week. Today I want to tell you about a brand new natural hair range, founded by Kasuba Stuurman...

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5 steps to keep your hair healthy this winter

Did you know that Winter is the most drying season for your hair and skin? Think about it, in Winter we are surrounded by air-conditioners and heaters, which dries out our hair. There is also less moisture in the air so we should really...

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How to: Faux Locks with Brazilian Wool

Brazilian Wool Faux Locks on natural hair So, i went and got the Brazilian wool hair which to my surprise, is not made of Brazilian hair but 100% acrylic yarn. Not sure where it’s made but my gut tells me it’s from China. And me being a DIY kind of a person who wants...

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Wash Day on My Type 4 natural Hair

Deep conditioning natural hair I received a few questions on how I wash my hair and I decided to do a video so I can show you how I wash my hair most times. As in my typical wash day. Just a brief description. On this particular day, I used Head & Shoulders African...

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Winter Hair Care. Things you need to know.

Got this wig from @mansero_hair This other lady recently said something interesting about winter. She said, “I love winter because you can keep piling clothes on yourself until you feel warm and cozy. But in summer, there’s a limit on the number of  clothes you can...

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Intro to Noir Hair Studio and Giveaway

Noir Hair StudioAddress: 309 Bryanston Drive, Johannesburg, GautengTel: 011 053 8880Find on Facebook: Noir-Hair-StudioFind on Instagram: noirhairsaYou know our woes and struggles when it comes to hair salons or finding stylists who will treat our natural hair right....

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FroChic Natural: Lerato

Origins & current location? Vaal, Arconpark What are you currently up to (work, hustle, studies etc)? Administrator Why did you decide to go natural? I woke from my sleep. I remembered who I am; a black woman. I’m loving everything I am born with. By the way, my locs...

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How to do Mini Twists on Natural hair

Another tutorial, yay. And I ‘m thinking I almost did not share this video. I recorded it about a month ago and guess what, my mini twists are still in yay. I don’t remember keeping mini twists for over 4 weeks. That’s a first for me. I was going through things you...

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NaturalHair.Co.Za

I have been there...searching beloved google or some other search engine/platform for something hair related but at the same time relatable to me here in South Africa. Searching for South African natural hair events or South African natural hair salons or South...

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Bantu knots on locs

I filmed a video the other day for my YouTube channel on how I did bantu knots on my locs. I had been meaning to do this style for a while now but I’ve always felt like my locs were not long enough to achieve this look. My locs are now 5 years old and … Continue...

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Ngemvelo Launches Another Salon

var uri = 'https://imp.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(23850746)a(2525073)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); As more and more of us go natural or choose to grow our hair as it grows from our scalp, the more the need for salons that...

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Natural hair chat: Amanda Cooke from Cape Town Curly

Proudly Capetonian, dedicated to her family, and committed to helping others return their hair to its natural state, Amanda Cooke co-hosts the fast-growing Cape Town Naturally Facebook group, blogs at capetowncurly.com, and helps to organize natural hair events within...

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Styling African Threading on Natural Hair

Styling African threading has always been a challenge for me. I mean, I’m very very close to 40 and I don’t want my hair looking like I’m in primary school. So the trick here is to make it look adultish so that me can enjoy wearing mine hair in some African threading...

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What Do Stylists Think About Natural Hair?

But what do you think stylists of our normal salons, the ones we are all used to, think about natural hair? I was privileged to be able to have this conversation with one such salon that has been dealing with straight hair for a long time and now some of their clients...

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How I achieved longer hair in 1 year

January 18, 2010May 13, 2011A few years ago, I grew my hair from arm pit length to bra strap length in about 1 year. I was obsessed with length at the time, unlike my current obsession which is perfectly defined curls and a shapely fro. I decided to sit down and list...

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Easy everyday hairstyles inspired by local celebrities

Have you ever looked at some of our local celebrities and thought that you would love to have their hairstyle or try some of their hair colour ideas? Maybe the style seemed too complicated, or you assumed it took a whole team of professionals to make them look that...

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How I get my fullest twist outs | Natural Sisters

I have had people thinking my hair is relaxed, blown out or is simply different from what one would call typical 4C hair. Though I don’t claim to have 4C hair, mine is a combination of 4b and 4c and for my twist outs to look the way they look especially in public or...

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My Top TWA Tips

Now that I’m back to TWA stage, I wanted to share some of my top tips on how to handle your TWA. It’s easy to forget some of the fundamentals, so… The post My Top TWA Tips appeared first on Aisha &...

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How To Wear 3B-4C Textured Weaves

Why Natural Hair Extensions Are Dope:One word, versatility!  Natural hair extensions are now offered in coil patterns ranging from loose wavy to kinky curly (or if your down with natural hair terms, 3B-4C).  Most 100% virgin natural hair extensions can be purchased in...

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How To Make A Short Afro Crochet Wig | Natural Sisters

This Afro wig is the thing and I so fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I was doing it for a friend. I think I need to make mine soon. In this video I show you the steps I take to make the wig including how I trim it to the desired length. I hope you’ll find it...

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GIVEAWAY: Embracing Your Natural Hair with #ClicksCurls

I remember what helped me make my decision to finally go natural almost 6 years ago. It was seeing other women online rocking their natural hair. From the different styles,… The post GIVEAWAY: Embracing Your Natural Hair with #ClicksCurls appeared first on Aisha &...

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Bouncing Back: How I almost lost my natural hair business

I suppose the big question is, “why the name change?” Well, it is a bit of a long story but allow me to take you back a couple of years. A (very) Brief History In 2014 I started Rockin Naturals without much of a clue what I was doing, really. Following a tip off from...

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Flexi-rod Set On Flat Ironed Hair

After about 1 week of wearing my hair straight, I wanted that curly look back. How we get so set in our ways mara. So I set my hair using flexi rods in the front and kept the hair at the back in bantu knots to keep it stretched for the pinned half updo the next day....

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To farewells and new beginnings…

Well, you've guest it. This is my final post on The Mandy Expedition. This month I celebrate 3 years as a blogger and I felt it was time to pull up my big girl panties and move to greener pastures. If you haven't heard by now, my new blog can be found...

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It’s Question Time!!!

I absolutely enjoy answering all of your questions!"My name is DaMiya and I am 15 years old. I have been natural for a year and I only have four inches of new growth. I have 4c hair. it is really thick and short so I don’t know what hairstyles to do with it. I would...

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Make It Monday: Rosemary & Thyme

Don't you feel like you are constantly trying to figure out a way to say sorry to your hair? You know that protective style I left in too long? I'm really sorry! Sorry for leaving you high and dry last week. It won't happen again.Check out this DIY Rosemary & Thyme...

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Now Henna & Indigo is part of my regimen

I finally became friends with henna and indigo after trying for so long. It has been 2 or more years of me using the pair and every time, it would leave my gray hair looking a bright brown. I could have been okay with a darker one like I had seen on numerous videos in...

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Jems Of A Natural Design Essentials Giveaway

Since it is the month of LOVE and I'm showing some love to Design Essentials who have always shown me love, I am running a giveaway on the blog and my various social media platforms.I have bought and received various Design Essentials products over the last few years...

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Design Essentials South Africa – The Beginning

This post has been a long time coming and l finally got down to it. (please note that this is NOT a sponsored post)I first approached Design Essentials early January 2014 as I had started emailing and contacting a long list of natural hair care brands from all over...

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2017 Hair Update + Length Check

Hey hey! I hope you are well. As per tradition, I normally do a hair update every beginning of the year, normally in Jan but this year started off way too busy than I could handle and so here is my hair update. It’s somewhat disappointing, I did not retain any length...

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What Is Good Hair? Documentary

This is a 3 Part documentary series on hair titled ‘What Is Good Hair?’ A good watch and I thought to share with you What Is Good Hair? features black and mixed race women who choose to rock their natural hair. In this documentary they share their experiences, the...

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Bentonite clay wash, Step by Step

You know it is important to do treatments even on natural hair right? Like your protein treatments, deep conditioning, Henna treatments, clay treatments right? Trust me, I have a treatment up my sleeve for anything that my hair needs. And I range from Mayonnaise and...

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Plush Luxury Concept Store

Plush Luxury Concept StoreSpecialising in Natural Hair Care, Beard Care, Natural Skincare, Beauty products, Perfumes and Accessories.Address:  38 Melle Street, JohannesburgTelephone: 074 777 3333Operating Hours: 10am-5pm Weekdays and 10am-2pm SaturdaysWebsite:...

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Protective Styling, Box Braids

These braids made life so much easier these past holidays. When I had them done, I didn’t know my daily phrase would be, “at least I have my hair in braids”. I said this to myself, my hubby and anyone who cared to listen literally every day. Having my hair in this...

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Ruutos Salon

RUUTOS: A Tale of Two Experiences The owner of Ruutos Salon, Lucy Okpoko, has breathtakingly long natural hair. Watching her do a length check fills me with the desire to constantly be nourishing and pampering my crown but then reality resumes its narrative in my...

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Perfect Hair Co

“We’re not selling hair products – we sell self-love” – Taryn Gill The Perfect Hair Co experience is something I have been looking forward to since watching Taryn Gill reach for the dream on Shark Tank South Africa (which aired on Mnet, 23 October 2016). I guess you...

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Fighting Dandruff + Head & Shoulders Giveaway

Hey loves. Happy new year to you and may you have a blessed year, full of beautiful things. I hope you had a restful holiday. I was not feeling so well, but I did manage to pull through. It was nice to sleep in a little and not having to come to the office at all. So...

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Cape Town Natural Hair Fest 2016 – Recap

December 2016 found me attending the first ever Cape Town Natural Hair Fest in beautiful Muizenburg. I not only represented myself as Jems of A Natural but also represented The Perfect Hair. This was not the first hair meetup (remember the my-hairstory-event), it was...

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Product Review: Dark and Lovely ® Au-Naturale

______________________________________________________________________This is a sponsored product review. I did not purchase these products with my own money.________________________________________________________I waited a very long time for this product to reach...

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Get Ready with me!

I have been asked a thousand times, okay I ‘m joking, a couple of times, enough to be called many times, what I do to my skin and how I take care of it. To be honest, my routine is simple. I posted this video to show you loves what I do to my face and hair most...

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5 days to #CTNaturalHairFest

Okay look, I know I've been scarce but I've got a great excuse. As you know by now, I am part of the team bringing together Cape Town's first Natural Hair Fest. If you haven't heard about it by now then we're obviously not friends because I have been going on about it...

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I use tea on my hair..I think you should too!

Hello again! I can sometimes be a major procrastinator because I suppose to do this post like a month ago on tea rinses. So let me get straight  on with it.After I did my first tea rinse, I immediately knew that it will be a keeper! One of the things that stood out...

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African Black Castor Oil Review

Hey guys. I hope you are well. I am so well and relieved exams are over. And now I can get more time to blog. There is a new video on my You Tube channel. My review on African black Castor Oil. Please do watch it, comment and share the video. If  you are not...

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Don't touch that hair…

Hi there curlies!Many  of us appreciate the growth we see when we leave our hair in peace. Yup, I'm talking about protective styling.Remember to be cautious when choosing your protective style. If it's not not done correctly it can do more harm than good to your...

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This is what I learned so far..

Hello again curlfriends!One of the things that I've been pondering on lately, is how so much can change in a year. These are some of the things that I've learned this year. How to moisturise my hair properly. I learned to master the LOC method. This was certainly a...

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THE PERFECT HAIR Has a New Home

The Perfect Hair has a new home – yes, I am sure you have seen my various posts on my various social media platforms but if not here are more details.The Perfect Hair have been in existence for the last 3 years starting off selling imported hair care brands and then...

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Natural Moisture Won Best Natural Hair Range!

African Hair Awards I promise my next post will not be about Natural Moisture but this time, I had to tell you this awesomeness in my life right now. I could have told you earlier since it happened over a week ago, but, I was writing exams and after that, my inbox was...

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Review: Amy's take on the "My Natural Hair" line

By now we've all seen the new South African natural hair brand that quietly made their way onto the shelves at Clicks. My Natural Hair had many a natural hair ambassador puzzled. Amy-Rae Rispel had a chance to try out the products and this is her personal account of...

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Back at it again with the #StyleChallenge

I always freak out a little bit whenever I have to do the #StyleChallenge on the group I co-created, Cape Town Naturally. I am usually a wash n go, bun or pineapple kinda natural so the style challenge always gets me out of my comfort zone. Last week was my turn and I...

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Here is why you should try Ayurveda hair treatments….

Hello to all the lovely curlies! I tried a new ayurvedic powder! It's the Holy Basil also known as Tulsi! I was at our local Indian spice shop again, when I spotted it  and figured I would give it a go. I only got one sachet because I wasn’t sure how well I would like...

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Pop Up African International Hair Extravaganza

Natural Moisture stand It has been events back to back now and not to mention that I be will writing exams this coming week. But an entrepreneur has got to do what an entrepreneur needs to do. Take every opportunity that comes her way to reach out and meet the...

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John Frieda brilliant BRUNETTE Product Review

I was lovingly gifted the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner to review for Beauty Bulletin - thank you Beauty Bulletin. (find my Beauty Bulletin Version of this review HERE, please view and comment)I took on the trial even though it is just the...

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Unleash your curls… ORS Curl boosting jelly review

Hi curlies!Three months ago I purchased the ORS Curl boosting jelly. I was kinda sceptical at first, because I don't use gels at all. For my hair, I find gels very drying and that they flake alot.Description:Perfect for curly & kinky textures, Crunch-less curl...

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a Happy Hair Journey…

Hey there curlies!Natural hair is beautiful and requires effort on our part to flourish. So, I hope you find these tips helpful.   Avoid products with mineral oil, or sulphates in them as they can be very drying.DO - try to invest in products with  natural...

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The Juwayra Expedition

I stumbled across Juwayra's blog Curly Heads & Dimples and I just had to have her share her story. I love that all our stories are so different, yet very much the same. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, Juwayra! - Mandy_______________________________________I...

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Cantu Beauty Africa are officially in South Africa

#MYCURLMYCANTUJust got back from Cantu's first Hair Soiree in South Africa and it was a rather enjoyable afternoon.(I'm trying not to dwell and chew too much on my blog posts so that I can actually get them out (o:)Organised by Cantubeauty.africa I was invited to the...

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Beauty On TApp has an Online Store

A while ago I did a post introducing Beauty on TApp -  the-south-african-beauty-on-tapp-app and its great that they have added another facet to their brand - an ONLINE ONE STOP SHOP..They have also lovingly sponsored this post which is just to let you know that you...

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QUick side note…

Hi curlies!Learning to get to know your hair is a long process. This is why it’s called a Natural Hair Journey. Quick side note: After using a certain product for a while, your hair gets used to it, causing your hair to not react to it the same way. I suggest...

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Introducing Nashe Shea Argan Range!

Nashe Organics Wow, Finally, our much awaited conditioners are here. Like on the shelf now. It is both exciting and sounds like unreal that they are actually now available for you. It has been a very long road. It has taken almost two years to get here and at some...

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Highlights from the Nakiso Curl Fest 2016

Where were you on Saturday 8 October? Whatever you were doing, I hope you had as much fun, love and laughter as I did. I attended the Nakiso Curl Fest in JHB fulfilling more than one role and enjoying just interacting with you all on all things hair (and beauty and...

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Real Life: A Roller Set flop

I had not used rollers to stretch my hair since January 2011. But recently, I decided to dust off my rollers and use them one more time. As you can tell from the post title, I didn’t like my results. In the past, I used to stretch natural hair with way better results....

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Cape Town Natural Hair Fest #2

Naturalista's of Cape Town, if you haven't bought your ticket to the Cape Town Natural Hair Fest yet you had better do so ASAP! Word has it that natural hair ambassadors from all over South Africa are headed this way to join in on festivities. They are billing it as...

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FroChic Naturals: Chocolate Hair Sisters

  Tell us about your blog Chocolate Hair Sisters? What is it about and what inspired the idea? So Chocolate Hair Sisters started off by mistake. Everyone kept commenting on my own Instagram pictures on how my girls deserve their own blog cause of their fashion sense...

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Cape Town Natural Hair Fest #1

It's been a minute but I am very much alive and kicking. I'm sure by now you know if I'm quiet I am most certainly up to something exciting. Well, the Cape Town Natural Hair Fest is exactly that and so much more. The event is brought to you by the team of Cape Town...

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My Hairstory Event – Cape Town (July 2016)

These last few months have been further enriched with the attendance of various hair events and product launches across Southern Africa and I must say - I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Let me start this coming series of posts by sharing what went on at these various...

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My Hairstory Event – Cape Town (July 2016)

These last few months have been further enriched with the attendance of various hair events and product launches across Southern Africa and I must say - I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Let me start this coming series of posts by sharing what went on at these various...

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Coffee and Chocolate high

Hello, my name is Mandy and I am a chocoholic. I am also addicted to coffee. Sometimes to increase my high, I consume the two together. Of course I am writing this post munching on a Beyers caramel bear! I mean the first time I heard Chocolate High by India.Arie I...

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FroChic Natural: Shalom

Origins & current location? I was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Pretoria. What are you currently up to? I am currently a final year Publishing student at the University of Pretoria and an editorial intern at an academic publishing house. Why did you decide to go...

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#stopracismatpretoriagirlshigh or anywhere else!

I’ve been seeing posts all morning about the Protests at Pretoria girls high. They stuck out for me, they moved me, they made me angry, proud, happy all at the same time. I could relate to these girls on so many levels although, somehow, I felt their struggle went...

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The Curl Chemistry Review

When I first decided to return to natural, there were hardly any products available within my reach. Like every other natural, I opted for ye olde faithful, Dr. Miracle. I mean, c’mon – be honest. You’ve been there too! Don’t get me wrong, I love Dr. Miracle, I just...

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10 Bad Habits That Cause Your Hair To Thin

Supermodel Naomi Campbell suffering from traction alopecia (thinning hair due to tight braiding)Hair thinning and breakage is something that some women experience more than others and that some women have managed to overcome with good healthy hair care practices....

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10 Bad Habits That Cause Your Hair To Thin

Supermodel Naomi Campbell suffering from traction alopecia (thinning hair due to tight braiding)Hair thinning and breakage is something that some women experience more than others and that some women have managed to overcome with good healthy hair care practices....

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Follow me at eleanorjadore.com

Hey everyone! Just letting you know that I’m now blogging at eleanorjadore.com so if you’re not already, please continue to follow my posts over there. Love and hugs all around,...

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How to build a basic hair regimen

So you’ve been staring at your hair and your just not happy with the way it’s been growing. Maybe you are suffering from split ends, breakage, a thinning hairline or even hair loss. It’s probably time to start a healthy hair journey, but where exactly do you start?...

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Tips to maintain your hair at home

Looking after your hair at home while on a budget doesn’t need to be scary or complicated in any way.Let’s be honest, bi-weekly salon visits can wreak havoc on your pockets, but that’s no reason to let your crown suffer. Hair guru Kavuli Nyali of Good Hair...

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Book a hair therapy session with Good Hair Diaries!

Are you in need of hair therapy? Book a WhatsApp, Skype, Email or Face-to-Face hair consultation today with Good Hair Diaries for R350 per hour. Your consultation includes the following:* Building a Hair Regimen* Holistic Hair Care ( Diet, Exercise etc.)* Specific...

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Hair today, gone tomorrow: Addressing Hairline Struggles

Kenyan Maasai Warriors braiding a client’s hair.IMG: Reuters I’ll never forget braving the winding allies.  Filled with multiple balls of unused synthetic hair mixed in with some grass and dirty drain water, Comesa market in Zambia leaves a lot to be desired. I tried...

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5 Protective Hairstyles to try this Winter

If I had a rand for every time someone asked me how to do a protective hairstyle without having to use extensions, I might not be a millionaire, but I’d have a hell of a lot of money (maybe not in this economy, but I digress). Protective hairstyles are a great way to...

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Join the Challenge

Are you looking for a natural hair regimen for the winter months? The Rockin Naturals 90 day Challenge will ensure a healthy and strong head of hair. Haven’t read about the challenge yet? Read About It Now Some of the benefits of doing the challenge include: Well...

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Protect and grow your hair this winter

Mini twists for winter We know the signs all too well. Chilled dew on every blade of grass in the morning, stiff fingers when we go outside, sunshine that doesn’t seem to warm us beyond our skin. Clearly, Winter is almost here and most naturals know that it’s a time...

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Black Women and Natural hair: Is it that serious?

Chatting natural hair and identity with Rhadamés A few days ago I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Rhadames Julian, the director of Follicle, a documentary film about hair. It was an informal interview but it made for some thought provoking conversation. While...

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How to Order

Since we got our shiny new Website, gone are the days when you had to ask on Facebook or send numerous emails to get a hold of your favourite Rockin Naturals goodies. You can now order them from us directly online. It’s quick, easy, and you get to see the products you...

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Natural Hair in Cape Town – A rapidly growing movement

I’ve just returned from a very inspiring trip to Cape Town, my hometown,  where I not only holidayed for 10 days, but where I also co-hosted the type of event I have thus far only dreamed of being involved in. I am a natural you see. What does that mean? Well, it...

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Tying the [Bantu] Knot

Legally Kissing! If you’re married (or have had the fortune of being a bridesmaid) you will agree that nothing makes you panic about EVERYTHING quite like weddings do. If you’re not yet married, don’t worry, your turn is coming *insert evil laugh here.* My wedding did...

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Painting Cape Town curly!

Luscious Locks! What do you get when you fill a room with a whole lot of Naturals and throw in a few cocktails? A curl fest, of course! The brain child of Natural hair blogger, Amanda Cooke, the Cocktails and Curls event on the 16th of April was definitely a hit...

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Renew my skin with Vichy LiftActiv – Final Update

It’s been a month since I started subjecting my skin to a new moisturising routine with Vichy LiftActiv in collaboration with Beauty Bulletin. And oh my word, my skin is now definitely thanking me for it! Let’s recap quickly. I was sent the following products to try...

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Renew my skin with Vichy LiftActiv – 2 week update

A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Vichy to put their LiftActiv Supreme skin care range to the test over the period of a month to see how much my skin can improve.  The products I’m putting to the test are: LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme, LiftActiv Supreme...

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Renew my skin with Vichy LiftActiv (Video)

I have a new video out where I show you how I use four of Vichy’s LiftActiv skin care products as part of my new moisturising routine, in partnership with Beauty Bulletin. Please check it out and let me know what you think. And make sure you subscribe while you’re...

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Renew my skin with Vichy LiftActiv

Over the next month my skin’s moisturising routine is getting a complete overhaul as I’m collaborating with Beauty Bulletin and Vichy to put their LiftActiv Supreme skin care products to the test. It’s only recently that I was on the hunt for a new skin care regime so...

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Is natural hair hard work?

A couple of weeks ago I met a lovely woman with relaxed hair who told me that as much as she enjoys watching and learning from women with natural hair, she’ll probably never go natural. Why? Because natural hair is “too much hard work,” she said. So it got me...

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Natural Hair Q & A

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve recorded my first ever question and answer video. In it I answer some of...

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New Beginnings

Hello, (We thought starting like Adele would ease you into forgiving us for being so silent) We hope you’re alright. We’ve been grand. In our last post, we learned a huge lesson: the only thing constant in life is change. Today we’ve learned another lesson: Time waits...

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