AfroBotanics giveaway


AfroBotanics is a South African brand that makes hair products that use mainly natural ingredients. I was really impressed by the number of products that they make. It’s really good to see African women making products for us and competing with the big brands. Who better to understand our hair than one of us! Their […]

Design Essentials is here


I was excited when I heard that Design Essentials is coming to South Africa. It seems that many hair care brands are making their way to these shores and Design Essentials is the latest one. I got an opportunity to try out a few products from the brand. My thoughts on three of the products […]

Organix products, finally!


I’ve mentioned Organix shampoos a few times on the blog.  Each time I had managed to get a bottle from the States.  A few readers told me that the brand was available in Foschini but I hadn’t yet come across it.  I finally did in Foschini Centurion Park Mall.  The shampoo which I normally get […]

Styling my daughter’s hair


My daughter has been out of braids for some weeks now.  I have decided to give her a break from braids for a few of months .  She will probably go back to her braid routine in September. I’m using the opportunity to give her hair weekly washes and deep conditioning and some tlc.  I […]

Postpartum shedding is here :(

my thinning edges

So what I was dreading is finally here – postpartum shedding  My hair has been shedding excessively for a few weeks now.  Initially I was in denial and just told myself the shedding was normal but now my hairline has thinned considerably especially at the temples.  The front half of my head is also considerably […]

Clicks Be Beautiful Digimag feature

clicks digimag

  I have a feature in the Winter 2014 Clicks Be Beautiful Digimag.  I shared a few hair tips with the digital magazine.  Click here to interact and read the full magazine.

Destiny magazine feature


I have a feature in the June 2014 edition of Destiny magazine (page 122) where i share a few tips about kid’s hair care.  Get yourself a copy if you haven’t already.  It’s a great magazine. 

Salon review – Candi & Co


So I promised you that I would give you a review of Candi and Co hair salon where I had my relaxer on Saturday.  Like I mentioned in my post on Monday, I chose this salon because they are all about healthy hair and they are big on natural hair too.  The salon was founded […]

A relaxer – finally!!!

relaxer 4

I finally got a relaxer after 18 months since my last one.  Regular readers will know that I was ready for a relaxer months ago but couldn’t figure out where to go to have it done.  The stylist who used to do my relaxers moved to another province.

List of clarifying shampoos


As promised yesterday, here is a list of clarifying shampoos.  I went into Clicks and Dischem and took pics of the clarifying shampoos I came across.  This list is by no means exhaustive.  If a shampoo was out of stock then it won’t be on the list.  Also it’s possible that I may have missed […]