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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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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…

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    Review: Mamoa Skin Care Products

    Earlier this year, I was gifted some products from Mamoa Skin Care, they are a South African brand. Mamoa Skincare products are developed with natural ingredients which are effective and safe. They were kind enough to send me four of their products one being a new product they were working on. Their Instagram account is: @mamoa_skin_care What I was gifted: Activated Charcoal and tea tree soap Lemon infused shower steamers 3 in 1 salt body scrub and Stretch marks and moisturising cream Activated Charcoal and tea tree soap I am a huge fan of charcoal soap because of its versatility it can be used on the skin and also on…

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    Protective Styling For Your Natural Hair

    Protective styles for natural hair is very important, it is the one way to help retain length on our natural hair. A true protective hairstyle is at its base simply a style that protects the ends of your hair, helping to decrease tangling, shedding and breakage. It gives our hair a break from manipulations and weather conditions. As part of our natural hair journey we should remember to keep our natural hair in protective styles allowing our hair to breathe. It is advisable to keep long term protective styles (braids, faux locs) for a period of a month or at least 6 weeks and short term protective styles (corn rows,…

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    LET’S LOC IN THE MOISTURE WITH INTENT

    HERE IS YOUR GUIDE TO HANDLING THIRSTY, BRITTLE, SEEMINGLY HIGH MAINTENANCE 4C HAIR. 4C hair can be very hard to take care of, especially if you don’t have the right hair regime. This post will be covering an aspect of natural hair that is very important and I believe forms the basis of your natural hair care journey. Our kind of hair is naturally very dry and the environments and climates we find ourselves in making our hair situation worse. This is why it is so important to make sure that your hair stays hydrated and moisturised to avoid unwanted hair concerns like split ends and uncontrollable fallout. The solution…

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