Voluminous hair. Doesn’t that sound like the dream? I’ve always struggled to maintain volume in my hair. Unfortunately, straight fine hair is the epitome of flatness in the world of hair. Not to worry, this all changed recently when I discovered L’Oreal Paris’s Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner – specifically the creme version. Que The Music Before I get into the juicy details: let me dish a bit on my hair journey. I’ve always prefered having lengthy locks over a shortish bob cut. However, this wasn’t always practical when it comes to volume. The longer my hair got the more weight it had andRead More →

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 →