Makho Ndlovu

Monday, January 16, 2017

You Should Know: Cantu Hair Products Are Now Available in South Africa



You know by now that I am obsessed with finding the latest and greatest natural hair products. A really dope hair product must provide nourishment, volume and long lasting style to my curls. I need my hair to look effortless - even I've spent hours upon hours taking care of it.

In the past I've told you about my love for Dark & Lovely's Au Naturale line but another brand that I need to spread the gospel about is -- Cantu. And good news for my people in South Africa - well specifically Johannesburg - you can now buy Cantu at your local Clicks or Dis -Chem stores. Awesome right?


What I love most about Cantu is the affordable price point. Anyone from the curly community can attest to how expensive it can be to buy great products. To get you started see below for a great tutorial on how to get that bomb twist out. And then make sure you follow them on Facebook for more content.




UPDATE: Cantu is also availble in Ghana and Nigeria! Hooray!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nailed It: You Gotta See Bonang Matheba's three piece swimsuit!

Queen B* is back at it again. Slaying as per usual!


The style-savvy star took to Instagram to share her vacation shots from Thailand and the snaps are just glorious! Her gorgeous swimsuit is from Nanawax boutique located in Abidjan, Kinshasa and a few more cities in Africa. Follow them on Instagram for more info.

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Who knew a three-piece swimsuit could be this fabulous?


Also joining the media personality on vacay is her beau- rappper AKA.


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Soak up the sun B! It's so cold on this side of the world :(

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#NaturalHairGoals How To Achieve Blogger Sheila Ndinda's BANGIN' twist out!

Sheila Ndinda is hands down one of my FAVE natural hair bloggers.

When you finally know how to achieve defined and bouncy curls through a twist out with hanging bantu knots πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ New video is live on my YouTube channel. Direct link is on bio. I used water and @sheabyasal whipped black castor oil. . I have a 10% discount code on the butter. Check my previous post for more details. πŸ“· @edubirdy . How do you guys achieve your perfect twist outs? . . . . . . . . . . #africantressesandtreats #teamnatural #curls_aunaturel #naturahairdaily #mynaturalhairisdope #naturalhairdoescare #unconditionedroots #heynaturalhair #4chairchicks #teamnatural_ #berrycurly #kinkycurlycoilyme #naturalhairmag #hair2mesmerize #naturalchixs #happilynaturallit26 #blackhairmag #healthy_hair_journey #carolsdaughter #naturallyshesdope #kinky_chicks1 #naturalpartnersincrime #curls_aunaturel #nhdaily
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The Kenyan beauty has the most beautiful hair and I love it when she lets us in on her hair secrets. A few days ago she shared her latest tutorial - twists out with hanging bantu knots. From her site African Tresses and Treats, she writes "Hanging bantu knots are just regular bantu knots done at the ends/ tips of the hair. This method gives your twist outs great definition, bounce and volume."

You don't need a whole lot of product or crazy skills to get this look. Just a moisturizer, a sealant, Afro pick and clips. Easy!! Head over to Sheila's site to get the deets on how to get your curls your curls poppin. And make sure to check out the tutorial below as well...




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Friday, January 6, 2017

Meet the contestants, hosts & judge of the E! Africa Presenter Search

Happy New Year Folks! 2017 is set to be a fun year in entertainment. Big things are poppin already. 

On my radar for must see TV? E! South Africa's new reality competition series The Search: E! Host South Africa.

I told you last year about the coveted contest where one lucky winner will get the opportunity of a lifetime to win the grand prize of becoming the first E! South Africa host. Well now, I have more deets for you my friends. Keep reading to find out more about the show's judges, special guests and hosts.

Per the press release:
Seasoned presenter Andile Ncube, the host of The Search: E! Host South Africa, will be there to show the contestants how it’s done, while Terry Pheto – who is no stranger to the spotlight and being behind the camera – will judge the competition and mentor the contestants. Andile and Terry will have the help of famous faces starring as guest judges, including fashion visionaries David Tlale and Gert-Johan Coetzee, local entertainment sensation ProVerb, and Bonang Matheba, as the first guest judge. Be sure to look out for a host of other famous faces from the E! family popping in show their support and encouragement.


The eight contestants – Danine Naidoo, Mosa Kaiser, Abigail Visagie, Sian Moss, Ayanda Nhlapo, Katleho Sinivasan, Juan-Martin Jordt and Jessica Tims – will tackle weekly challenges and survive eliminations, while the cameras catch their every move. The show sees the contestants get up close and personal as they live together for the duration of the show, making for close bonds and fierce competition. Viewers will be able to watch the contestants evolve and grow throughout the show with behind-the-scenes moments including a confessions room.
Actress Terry Pheto is the judge of the E! competition

The show was shot in a Johannesburg based mansion complete with a glam-room, where contestants had their own makeup artists and stylists to tend to their every style need. Selected outfits were provided by fashion designers David Tlale and Jacques Le Grange.
The Search: E! Host South Africa was produced by local production company Urban Brew. The first episode airs on E! Entertainment Television (DStv Channel 124) on 1st February 2017, at 8:55pm CAT.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Was 2016 The Year of The Most Diverse Victoria Secret Fashion Show?

OK ladies now let's get in formation....

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Jourdana Philips, Maria Borges and Herieth Paul kept it short and sweet

Over the last few years, lingerie brand Victoria's Secret has made headlines across the globe for their glaring lack of diversity. This year, the company switched things up and clearly got with the winning team. This has to be their most diverse show YET!

First up? Let's discuss all the beauties that sashayed down the runway in their natural hair.




Maria revealed on Twitter that her costume was a love letter to the continent of Africa

Angolan beauty Maria Borges dazzled on the runway my friends, I mean she was just oozing sexy confidence. You may remember last year when she made waves across the Internet when she debuted her cropped cut.



This year we saw two more models join her on the natural hair tip - gorgeous gals Herieth Paul and Jourdana Philips also followed suit.

In addition to the natural hair movement on the runway, there were also four Chinese models- Liu Wen,  Xi Mengyao, Sui He, and Ju Xiaowen also in the VC show.
Yessssss! I am so here for all this diversity.

But wait there's more.


Let's take a look at all the other women of color featured in the show. There was model Zuri Tibby who kept it playful and sexy on the runway.
Jasmine Tookes wore the highly coveted multi-million dollar fantasy bra.
Cindy Bruna shimmied down the runway in this number.

And of course we have Queen Joan Smalls,

I hope one day we can even have women of different shapes on the show, now that would be ahhhmazing. I am glad to see a small shift from Victoria's Secret hope it continues to grow each year and that the entire fashion industry catches on.

The show will air on Dec 5th at 10pm on CBS! Will you be watching?
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African Queen: Meet the Stunning Miss Tourism Zimbabwe


Isn't she lovely? Meet the stunning Ashley Morgen our new Miss Zimbabwe Tourism.

Miss Tourism flanked by her 1st runner up Nonhlahla Dube and her 2nd runner up Shirley-Anne Lindsay

Held at the Harare International Conference Centre last Friday the pageant only had fifteen contestants in total but it seemed like a well put together show. Based on the pics I saw online, everything was on point - hair, makeup, production  - kudos to the organizers.


Ashley's Facebook page states that she is studying Marketing at the National University of Science and Technology. 


I love LOVE her gown, so stylish and it totally made her stand out. As part of her prize package she wins a trip to New York, $20,000, a car and tons of other goodies. As for the other contestants competing in the pageant? They also won $1,000 plus a year's worth of college tuition.


Miss Tourism Zimbabwe spoke to reporters after the pageant and had this to say about her future plans. "I'm using Miss Tourism Zimbabwe to protect, enhance and put a dream in every girl child." During her year long reign the beauty queen's focus will be on providing the less fortunate female students in Zimbabwe with sanitary pads.


Beauty and brains!

Congrats Ashley, we wish you all the best!

BONUS: Check out video highlights from the pageant!

  **pics sourced from Miss Tourism Zimbabwe Facebook Page
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Need Hair Inspiration? Here Are 4 Fresh & Fun Ways To Rock Cornrows

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I am obsessed with cornrows. They are a quick and easy hairstyle that can elevate your whole look in just  few hours. While I was in South Africa, they were my go-to look as evidenced by the picture above.

If you need help re-creating the look or are interested in a different variation of the style I have above don't worry I got you covered. Here are some Pinterest worthy braids for you to try out:

1. Chef Nti Ramaboa slayed this look. So fresh with a modern twist.


The detail with the beads is everything!


2. Fashion editor Asanda Sizani inspired my braids

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Sooooo gorgeous!!

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Effortlessly fly!

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3. Blogger Sheila Ndinda nailed the simple braids. Aren't they bomb?
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4. Queen Beyonce is the definition of #braidgoals

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The 35-year-old star rocked these blonde beauties during her Formation tour

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Dope right? What hairstyles are you loving these days?
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