• beauty

    September : Alopecia Areata Awareness Month | Interview with Bontle

    alopecia [ˌaləˈpiːʃə]NOUNmedicinealopecia (noun)the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness. That’s the definition according to Google. Alopecia Areata refers to a loss of hair from part of the head or body. It is a genetic condition that causes the hair follicles or even caused by the immune system attacking hair follicles. September is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month I had the opportunity to interview Bontle who has been diagnosed with Alopecia Areata for some years now and she shares her journey with us. How did you find out about your diagnosis? I started realising that some parts of my head hair aren’t…

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    The importance of detangling your 4c natural hair

    Detangling is a delicate step in your wash day routine. You can’t fully say you are complete with your wash day without detangling your hair. I know it’s a process – time-consuming and exhausting to say the least. The whole arm stretch is tiring.  Detangling helps to remove tangles and shed hairs that can cause matting, knots, and ultimately, breakage. Detangling an also help with washing the hair, styling the hair, and distributing products throughout the hair. Many naturals have hair growth goals but are struggling with retaining length. Learning to properly detangle natural hair will ensure that you are not just breaking it off. It will also help with…

  • beauty

    Hair Mayonnaise by Africa’s BEST : Product Review

    When I first bought the product two of my friends recommended it. One because it makes your hair super soft, two because it helps with breakage. Hair mayonnaise is a protein treatment.  I have been using this product for the past 6 months and it is honestly amazing on my hair. It leaves my hair soft, well moisturized and it has helped with my hair breakage. Instead of long strands falling off my hair every two minutes I touch my hair, now only small pieces of hair fall off once in a while.  Normally I apply it after conditioning my hair on wash day for about 10 minutes. I wear a plastic…

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    Know Your Skin Type

    Knowing your skin type will help you in investing in the right products and understanding your skin better. Any skincare products should be chosen with your skin type in mind. If the product isn’t right for your skin it won’t be as effective and could aggravate existing conditions, or even cause new ones.  The easy skincare test you can take in the comfort of your home: Cleanse your face and wait for an hour  Blot skin with tissue  Check your results The different types of skin: Normal skin Oily skin  Combination skin Dry skin Sensitive skin How does your skin feel? Is your skin comfortable with no residue on the…

  • beauty

    Sorbet Bare-Faced Foundation: Review

    This is my second foundation review. I have been experimenting with makeup for the past two years where I fully invested in makeup basics. I can proudly say I know how to beat my face for the gods.  I bought the Sorbet Bare-Faced foundation last year around September /October. Clicks had a beauty sale on almost all brands. I was in search of a new foundation and I opted for this one – the price influenced my purchase. It was sold for R130 (usually retails for 260). The Sorbet section at the local Clicks near my house was fairly new and I would always try out some products every time…

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    Why it’s important to know your hair porosity

    Hair porosity: Essentially, hair porosity is about your hair’s ability to absorb and retain moisture. The porosity of your hair affects how well oils and moisture pass in and out of the outermost layer of your hair, known as the cuticle. Ever wondered why your friend’s hair is growing and yours not so much, but you have been using the same products and been consistent with your hair routine? Well, if your answer is yes then this blog post is for you. This is an all-inclusive blog post for people with relaxed,  wavy hair, to people with naturally straight hair and of course babes with natural hair. All hair types honey. It’s important to know your hair porosity in order…

  • self care

    I am a SUPERWOMAN

    I have had this song in mind the whole week and I was a bit sceptical to write about it because I think I have written a  similar post last year on women’s day. Superwoman by Alicia Keys is one of my feel-good songs. It always lifts up my spirit, it’s such an empowering song. It reminds me of the power instilled in me by my creator – God himself. Everything starts with him. We are today because of him. I believe we are one of his greatest creations, look how we go through everything- we feel too much, we birth kings and queens of the universe, we care too much…

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    Why you need to start exfoliating your skin

    I’m sure exfoliating is not foreign to most of us. It is the deep cleansing of our skin, removing deep skin cells and leaving our face feeling clean and fresh. Exfoliating has been my favourite skincare step for years now. I have noticed how my skin reacts when I exfoliate and how it looks when I skip exfoliating. There is a huge difference. When I exfoliate I have a minimal breakout, almost zero appearance of blackheads and pimples. I exfoliate once a week for a good 5 minutes if my pimples are not that much and at least twice when my face has a mini breakout. When I don’t exfoliate…

  • lifestyle

    Five tips for creating tasty and nutritious meals on a tight budget

    Whether you are cooking for yourself, friends or family, you want to prepare meals that are nutritional, that taste great and that are easy on the pocket. In the past few weeks it’s become increasingly important for most of us to ‘tighten our belts’. How do you spend less, but remain healthy and creative in the kitchen? Entrepreneur and Chef Lungi Nhlanhla, and the founder of Financial Fitness Bunnies and media personality Nicolette Mashile share tips on how to save money, shop wisely and cook creative, tasty budget-friendly meals. 1. Use what you have in your cupboard or fridge. “Before buying new ingredients, check what is in your cupboard or…

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    Taking a break is necessary

    I swear I am writing this post for the second time. I think I have written a similar blog post before or maybe I had a dream writing it? You know that feeling where everything is just overwhelming and you don’t know what to do or even worse you don’t know what is going on? Yeah, that’s a sign that you need to take things easy, relax, take some time out. Sometimes taking a break is all we need to do in order for us to have a different perspective on our everyday life. Every time you feel like you are about to crash and burn is exactly when you…

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