Newly Natural Hair

NATURAL hair can be quite a challenge. It’s difficult to find a product that works for your specific needs, so the process can be quite daunting. The trick with hair is to train it with a regular regimen. To prevent breakage and encourage growth, naturally curly hair needs organic moisture and lots of water. We have a list of products that we think are perfect for the job. Note a trend of key ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and water. Also, they’re all alcohol-free. These are our recommendations:

Newly Natural

“I ACTUALLY love my natural hair when it’s in a twist-out and it’s been slept on for five days and revived by the steam of the shower.”

Solange Knowles

The Shampoo

CPR Treatment Shampoo: R69.99, Motions

CPR Treatment Shampoo: R69.99, Motions

GENTLY cleanse fragile, overly dry hair without stripping away its natural oils. This shampoo is a perfect match for fragile or extremely dry hair, chemically treated hair and natural textures. Its benefits include: ridding hair of dirt and oil, without stripping any moisture, and it leaves hair’s natural oils intact for healthy looking vibrancy. How do you get the most from this product? Apply an ample amount to damp hair, then lather and rinse. Repeat, if needed.

The Conditioner

Scalp Stimulant: R54.99, Pure-Royal

Scalp Stimulant: R54.99, Pure-Royal

Moisture Mint Therapy treatment is specially formulated, dual action conditioner with scalp stimulant and hair moisture. Natural oils refresh and stimulate the scalp while improving circulation. Panthenol helps repair split ends with penetrating the hair shaft to moisturise dry, damaged hair. Apply evenly to the scalp and cover with a cap, put under dryer for 10 -15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and blot with towel. For optimum results, follow up with Pure Royal Maintenance products.

TIP: WHEN looking for products for natural hair the key word is always ‘moisture’.

The Treatment

Anti-Breakage Treatment Crème: R39.95, Afri True

Anti-Breakage Treatment Crème: R39.95, Afri True

THIS anti-breakage treatment creme which contains vitamins E and A and argan oil. It has been specially formulated to help protect and nourish hair, reduce breakage, promote growth and give a beautiful shine to your hair.

The Oil

Oil Of Seven Wonders: R49.99, Dark And Lovely

Oil Of Seven Wonders: R49.99, Dark And Lovely

THE Dark And Lovely brand is one of the best for natural hair. Our fave product from their range is The Oil Of Seven Wonders. It has seven awesome benefits (hence the name): It’s a conditioner, adds shine, increases softness, ensures smoothness, makes hair more manageable, restores health and promotes strength. Furthermore, it can be used in three ways: As a hot oil treatment, a booster to your conditioner (by adding a few drops) or as a leave-in conditioner for wet hair. Talk about multitasking!

The Protector

Satin Bonnet: R79.99, Donna

Satin Bonnet: R79.99, Donna

ALTHOUGH sleep bonnets may not win awards for sexy night wear, they’ll help in the quest for healthy hair. This one is satin and breathable. It protects hair while you sleep and will cut down on morning prep time because hair will be softer and better hydrated. Use it with any of your favourite moisturisers, wrapping lotion or foam for best results. Also, great for use with rollers.

The Styling Cream

Styling Gel (285ml): R74.99, Dr. Miracles

Styling Gel (285ml): R74.99, Dr. Miracles

BLENDED with protein and collagen for super smooth, long-lasting styles, this styling gel adds shine and moisture. It contains no alcohol, sulfates, parabens, sodium or phthalates. Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair, then style using the styling gel to create sleek, shiny, long-lasting styles.

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Carli

I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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