Beauty Bulletin Monthly

By Kavuli Nyali - Friday, September 04, 2015

We’re well into the month of January and it’s safe to say that the majority of the nation is back atwork. But what happens when you’re still rocking your summer-do and are short of ways on styling it?
Box braids (aka Poetic Justice braids) are a huge hit during summertime because of their easy to maintain appeal, however, the task of styling them can be gruelling, especially when it comes to those longer lengths.
Well, fret no more because we’ve got some awesome celebrity inspiration that we believe is totally appropriate for the office!
Keri Hilson
Keri Hilson has opted for a classic updo and we love the way she tamed her baby-hairs. For this, we recommend using ORS Olive Oil Edge Control so that your sides will always remain slick and elegant. Available at Clicks for R49.95.

There's a big misconception that washing your dreadlocks can be a time-consuming and ineffective process. We disagree and have compiled a guide to help you make sure your dreads remain clean and healthy.
An itchy scalp and bacterial growth is a common side effect of having dreads and is due to a build-up of sweat, therefore regular washing is absolutely necessary. A residue-free shampoo is recommended, as you don't want to add more residue to your hair. If you've applied oils and gels to your hair in between washes then be sure to soak your hair in soapy water before washing to remove any oil or gel residue.
The best for this is a trusted favourite; a simple bar of Dettol soap.
TIP: Lather the hair twice. On the first wash, pay special attention to the scalp and roots and on the second wash, focus on the rest of the hair. Be generous with the soap and rinse thoroughly.
To dry, wring out the hair and wrap it with a towel so that extra moisture may be drawn out. While the hair is still damp, be sure to apply a moisturizer to the scalp and your lock's.
Use hair products suited for dreadlocks and remember that too much grease will attract dirt and grime.

Good hair care is a must for women of all ages. When our first few strands began to grow, our mothers took extra care in ensuring our natural hair was well cared for. As we grew older, that responsibility fell onto us. Some women kept their hair in its natural state while others chose to chemically treat it. There is nothing wrong with either decision but ensure you care and maintain for your hair either way.
Protective styles such as braids, wigs and weaves have proved to be great for women who have little time to attend to their natural or relaxed hair. Afros on the other hand, require that extra bit of TLC. The natural thickness and texture of black African hair requires oil to retain moisture and remain soft while wigs and weaves need the opposite to remain looking sleek and smooth.
mark anthony oil of morocco argan oil shampoo treatmentARGAN OIL
Breakage and brittleness are the results of dry hair. Argan oil is a good component in ensuring your hair retains its natural moisture as the Omega 3 it contains helps to prevent hair loss while the Omega 9 helps repair damaged hair follicles. We recommend Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Treatment (R144.95 at Dis-Chem Pharmacies). Pure Argan Oil by Moroccanoil (R575 at selected salons). To find your nearest stockist, call Twincare on 011 305 1600.
HOW TO USE: Use on damp hair, massaging from root to tip.
Jojoba oil is similar in texture to sebum, the substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in our scalp, which prevent hair and skin from drying out. We recommend ORS Jojoba Oil (R54 at selected Dis-Chem, Clicks and Edgars stores).
HOW TO USE: Gently massage a few drops of Jojoba oil into the scalp spreading evenly.

Have a Good Hair Day and remember to Love Your Hair!!!

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