Finding what your hair loves is a process of trial and error just like anything else. Be sure to monitor the products you are applying to your hair so that you can see whether your hair is either loving or hating what you’re doing. Products can either weigh down your hair or allow it to flourish.
Curly: We know, walking down the hair aisle doesn’t bring as much confidence as it used to five years ago, where you would walk straight to the products you’ve been using for probably the last decade. So lets be frank: your eyes gaze up and down picking up and reading numerous different product descriptions from brands across the board. Daunting right? We’ve narrowed it down to our favourite selects and added some tips to give you a bit of help.
#1 Treat your scalp! A healthy scalp is important for the maintenance of healthy hair. Mizani Scalp Care Calming Scalp Lotion R185
#2 Deep Condition. Be sure to add this step to your regimen so that your hair gets all the necessary hydration and moisture, so that you don’t lack any of those enriching oils to ensure your hair isn’t thirsty. Frieda Frizz Ease Curls Mask R119.95
#3 A good Curl crème will take you a long way. Depending on the texture of your hair you’ll find which type of product consistency your hair loves most. This is the best step to avoid shrinkage, elongating your hair as well as adding loads of definition. ORS Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Crème R199.95
#4 Oil it up. This step is so vital to ensure that you seal all the goodness you’ve just added to your hair. Bonus: It also prevents that nasty frizz! TRESemmé Moisture and; Replenish Botanic Oil mist R125
SLEEK: As we’re heading into those chilly days we know you are even more eager to have frizz free hair. We know, sometimes you want to take a short cut because we know you’re pressed for time. But in order to achieve sleek and straight hair that will actually last we definitely recommend you follow these steps.
#1 Hair prep. Keratin aids in reducing frizz, flyaways and protects against any damage that may be caused by an overuse of your styling tools. It also helps nourish and condition your hair, which means that your hair will look shiny and smooth. OGX Anti-Breakage + Keratin oil Shampoo R125
#2 Frizz ease. Make sure you have your frizz under control with products that is nourishing and aims at longer-lasting controlled and straight silky hair. Best part you can use this for flyaways too when your hair is dry. Label.M Anti Frizz Lotion R350
#3 Always protect. This is one step never to compromise on, unless you want your hair to become coarse, brittle and cause split ends before its time. Lets not even mention all that stress and damage you’ll be causing. The saying goes: rather safe than sorry right? Right. So, whether it’s a spray or serum. Make sure your mids to ends are covered (literally). Inoar Thermoliss Anti-frizz leave in and; styling aid Heat Protector R500.
#4 The glide. Many people have different needs when it comes to styling tools. It’s important that you are familiar with the brand you choose and that the styling tool is also not tugging or adding any further stress to your hair. We know with all the brands on the market it can be pretty difficult to make a decision. Make sure you do your research and check out reviews so that you know what you’re purchasing. ghd platinum+ styler R3300.
#5 Seal it. This multi-purpose oil can be slathered all over your body and a few drops will leave your hair glimmering and also smelling fresh and florally. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale R495.
KINKY/COILY: It’s important to know your hair type and get to know it so that you can see what works well for the needs of your hair. You’ll find that your hair will be thirsty, so go for products that are rich in moisture and that have hydrating properties so that your hair gets all the goodness it needs. A good effective regimen includes making use of the LOC method (liquid, oil, cream), which will ensure your hair absorbs all the moisture it possibly needs.
#1 Avoid heat, you’ll thank us later!
#2 Use water to spray on your hair before applying any of your products.
#3 Start by moisturising your ends and work your way up. Cantu Argan Oil Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream R139.95
#4 Get to know your hair so that you can master your routine rather than overloading your hair with too many products. Jamaican Mango and; Lime Black Castor Oil R139.95
#5 Protect the crown. When sleeping with a silk bonnet, not only will you protect your hairstyle but you will also protect your hair from friction and dryness. The more moisture you have in your hair the les hair loss and breakage you’ll face. Evolve Satin Wide-Edge Bonnet R89.95
TOP TIP! By now you should really know the big fuss about silk pillowcases and the importance it brings for your skin and hair. It can help your skin stay smooth and healthy and improve hair hydration and protects it against frizz.