What I’m Using to Keep My Face Moisturised This Winter

Can we all agree that winter can end now?? Hai it’s too cold! Lol.

As mentioned before in one my previous posts I’m not really a huge fan of winter. Not only is it just annoyingly cold for me but my face (and my entire body) gets really, really dry! 🙁 So I need every little bit of moisture that I can get. This is the time when I need to up my water intake and also use face products that are really moisturising to help my skin.

So this winter I have been loving these two products:

1. Sorbet Hydrating Face Mask

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This mask was actually recommended by a beauty therapist at Sorbet some few months back when I went for a facial (my fave pamper treatment). She said my face was very dry and recommended I try use hydrating masks to give my skin that extra boost. So I’ve been using this mask since then. I use it probably twice a month and I can really feel the difference.

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My face just sucks up all that moisture and it feels so soft and plump afterwards! The mask itself is watery, it feels cool on the skin and it’s quite hydrating. You leave the mask on for about 15 to 20min and you don’t rinse it off. You can rub any excess oil down your neck or on your hands. I love treating myself to this and it feels like I’m having a spa facial.

I bought my mask from Clicks but you can also find it at Sorbet beauty salons.

2. Nativechild Avocado oil

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Yes you read right, I use oil to moisturise my face…and it really works! A month ago I wouldn’t have thought of putting oil on my face! However about two months back when I bought The Body Shop Vitamin E day cream and night cream to combat my dry skin a fellow blogger, Nandi of Hair of Heritage, mentioned that 100% Avocado oil works just as well since it has Vitamin E in it. I must say The Body Shop products were good but they are also qute pricey…so I decided to given the avocado oil from Nativechild a go once my day cream ran out…And so far, so good 🙂

I still have my Body Shop night cream (which I use only at night) so I only apply two drops of Nativechild Avocado oil to the palm of my hands and massage it all over my face every morning.

Obviously different products work differently for different people but this is what works for me to keep my face soft and moisturised. I also like the fact that the avocado oil 100% natural.

Another bonus is that it also doubles up as a hair oil for my scalp and locs – woop!

What are you using to keep you face soft and moisturised?

Loc Tutorial | Flexirod curls on locs (Video)

I have another video up on my YouTube channel and this time I show you how I achieve my spiral curls using flexirods.

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I bought my flexirods from Clicks, but you can also find them at Dischem. I used about 16 of them for my entire head and I wrapped 4 locs around each flexirod. You can use more or less locs depending how many locs you have and if you want looser or tighter curls.

One important thing to remember is to please wrap the flexirods on damp hair and not on soaking wet hair…if your hair is soaking wet it will take much longer to dry. I left my flexirods in for the rest of the afternoon and overnight to allow them to airdry. It is a bit uncomfortable to sleep with them on, but you will survive 🙂

Also make sure that your locs are thoroughly dry before you remove the flexirods or else the curls will just fall and not hold.

These curls will get looser with each day but they should last you for about a week or 10 days.

Click below for the full tutorial:

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WIN an Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette!

Attention all makeup lovers! I have some exciting news… 🙂

rubybox is running a competition where you could stand a chance to win the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette – woop!!

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All you need to do to win this palette is click the link below for competition details:

http://rubybox.co.za/magazine/were-giving-away-two-urban-decay-naked-2-palettes/?utm_source=frochic.urban.decay&utm_medium=blogger&utm_campaign=frochic.urban.decay

It’s that easy.

Good luck!

Loc tutorial | How I retwist my locs (Video)

So I retwisted my locs over the weekend after 3 weeks of not retwisting. Initially I was hoping to go for about a month without retwisting but after my wash day this weekend I decided it was time….plus I wanted to record a video on how I retwist my locs at home.

So, yes, I have joined the YouTube world 🙂 My first video tutorial  is now live on my YouTube should you want to check it out. The actual retwisting happens after 5min into the video…lol. I’m still a newbie so hopefully in future my videos will be shorter and less chatty 🙂

I still plan to blog mostly, but I think a hair tutorial is easier to demonstrate visually. I am not sure how often I will vlog but I will try vlog as often as I can. I will also add in a beauty video every now and then if possible.

Here is my loc retwist method. Enjoy!

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How To Keep Your Hair Healthy & Moisturised This Winter

Winter is officially here! You know its winter when you start seeing everyone around you wearing their boots and coats almost every day!

Winter may not be a favourite season for most people (including me) but there are a few good things to look forward to; such as dressing up warm and looking cute while doing so. Hot chocolate, warm soups and hearty stews are also some of the great things to look forward to in winter. However, when it comes to our hair a lot of us get frustrated on what extra measures we can take to protect our hair strands from the harsh winter air and I have a few tips for you:

1. PROTECT

In winter our hair tends to get a lot drier, especially the ends of our hair, and it’s more prone to breakage because the dry winter air tends to make it brittle. In order to keep your hair healthy and happy I recommend protecting your hair through protective styling. There are many options when it comes to protective styling – you can either plait your natural hair, wear braids or even wear a wig – the possibilities are endless. Plaiting your hair and braiding it can help to keep your hair strands protected for most of the winter time. A wig on the other hand gives you that flexibility of switching up your look whenever you want to, especially if you are someone who gets bored easily with rocking the same look for long periods of time.

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2. COVER UP

If protective styling is not for you then you could always wear headwraps, beenies or woolly accessories. You can still wear your hair out but just keep it safely tucked away under a colourful headwrap or beanie. That means you are not stuck with one look and you can always switch up the type of headwraps you use each day.

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3. MOISTURISE

Keeping your hair moisturised is key.  While your hair is safely tucked away you need to make sure it is kept moisturised to prevent it from getting even more dry. You can use your usual hair regimen but up your use of conditioner and moisturises. Natural oils are also great in keeping your scalp moisturised. You can use naturals oil such as olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil or even a nice blend of a number of oils of your choosing. I use the Afrobotanic’s Real Black Pearl African Oil Blend and African Black Castor Oil and they both work really well. Hot oil treatments and deep conditioning are also vital in the winter time.

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4. DRINK UP!

Lastly, but not least, drink more water. I know a lot us tend to decrease our water intake in the winter time because it’s so cold. You can always drink your water at room temperature or even up your intake of your favourite herbal tea like green tea, chamomile tea etc.

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What do you plan to do this winter to keep your hair healthy?