Layered hair is great. It gives your hair body and definition, but there’s something no one ever mentions – fly-aways. You might be dealing with second or third-day hair and want to try out a braided hairstyle. Everything is looking great, you know, until you get to the ends. When you get a comment from your dad (with elaborate hand gestures and a concerned expression) saying: “Your hair is fraying at the ends. Is it suppose to look like that?” – you know it’s a problem. My Dad’s observation brought to my attention that it actually doesn’t look so great to do a three strand braid onRead More →

For someone with naturally straight hair, it’s always been somewhat of a struggle getting my hair to hold a curl or maintain volume – until now. After I went swimming one day I let my hair air dry and put it in a low bun so that it was out of the way. When I finally let it down it was curly and to my amazement, it stayed curly. I realised that the chlorine in the pool must have been the culprit. I also realised that sea water has the same effect as a result of the high concentration of salt in the water. IRead More →

One thing I realised once we boarded in Cape Town was that it was windy – that, of course, is an understatement: it was extremely windy. This meant I had to rethink the hairstyles I wanted to do as most of them included wearing loose hair. Luckily, I’ve mastered a few braided hairstyles throughout the years and I’m glad I thought of doing braids as it was functional and still looked picture-ready. The braids that worked for me were alternatives to the boxer braid. I wanted to keep as much hair tucked out of my face as possible and thus the boxer braid was perfect.Read More →

If you’re looking for an easy way to achieve natural waves this video is for you. This hair styling method had people thinking I had naturally wavy hair when it’s actually dead-straight – which made me fall in love with this technique even more. Creating French waves is quick and pain-free – compared to curling your whole head of hair. You can even bypass the fancy products mentioned and stick to a heat protectant and hairspray.Read More →