R0,00 Hair Updates | People Magazine

R0,00 Hair Updates

BAD hair can ruin a day, an outfit, on point make-up…. But when you’re short on cash, it’s not easy to break the bad-hair-day-spell. We’ve got five simple ways that you can upgrade your hair that costs absolutely nothing! You’ll look like a million bucks with these updates, even when you’re down to your last cents.

Ponytail Game

SEXY is not a word you would usually use to describe a pony. Right? Wrong! Case in point: Kim K. Blow out your strands perfectly straight then use hairspray for hold.

TIP: SPRITZ a blush brush with hairspray to smooth any flyaways.

Root Cause

YOUR prayers have been answered! Roots showing is now a trend. No more expensive bi-weekly visits to the stylist’s chair. Your hair and wallet breathes a sigh of relief.

Budget Blow Dry

WE all want Kate’s glossy bouncy blow dry. Her famous ‘Chelsea Blow Dry’ costs about £25 (about R450). Get lots of volume and movement by rough drying hair in a controlled way before sectioning and rolling up into large heated rollers.

Bun’s The Word

IT’S not just the sweaty post-gym go-to. A bun can be a glam a hairstyle as any. For a less basic bun, twist hair loosely and then twist it around the ponytail, pinning the bun down.

Super Sleek

SLICK hair straight back or comb into a side part to soften things up. For a bit more volume, lightly back-comb the front of the hair before slicking it back.

TIP: Pomade, hairspray, gel – any product you have at home can create this trendy look.

Great (But Cheap) Hair Buys

8 natural hair products you don’t need to spend a lot of money on – less than R30, actually!

Hair Food Treatment: R13.99, By Black Chic, Clicks, Olive Miracle Maximum Strengthening Lotion: R27.99, African Pride, Amla Oil: R19.99, Mera, Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack: R29.99, Palmer’s And Amla Legend 3-In-1 Shampoo: R28, Dark ‘n Lovely



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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