Manechicks is a South African black hair blog led by Amanda Ndlangisa and Masego Morulane. We’re here to celebrate the beauty and versatility of black hair in our time. Our aim is to explore, educate and create original content inspired by black hair.
The Coiled Crew talks about their latest offer, temporary colour paint wax. A healthier alternative to adding colour to your hair and what they call #colourwithoutcommitment.
The Coiled Crew is a duo of natural hair enthusiasts from Pretoria. They were growing tired of having to travel to Johannesburg to attend natural hair events so they decided to host their own in Pretoria. The reception and feedback they received was amazing so they forged on. They have since added a product line to their online shop, Temporary Hair Paint Wax”
What motivated the Coiled Crew to offer this product is the concept of “#colourwithoutcommitment…we love colour, especially bold colours, but share the same concerns as most naturals regarding damaging your hair after you’ve fed it so much TLC. So the Hair Colour Wax was a natural fit”, said the Coiled Crew.
“#colourwithoutcommitment… we love colour, especially bold colours, but share the same concerns as most naturals regarding hair damage.”
How to use temporary hair paint wax
The hair paint wax is actually simple to use, all you have to do is apply it on wet, damp or dry hair as you would a hair butter or gel. Let it dry and voila! It’s highly pigmented so the colour pops even if you have dark hair. To get the colour out, you simply wash it off with any shampoo and it’ll be all out after one wash.”
Who should use it
Unlike a semi-permanent or permanent hair dye which would typically use an alkaline chemical to open up your cuticle to bond the colour to your shaft and peroxide to break down your natural pigment, which dries out your hair and it takes a lot of work to return your hair to its normal PH. Whereas their Hair Colour Wax doesn’t contain harmful ingredients. This product is pretty much for everyone. Afro, curly, locks, relaxed, braids, wigs… You name it. If you love bold colours, then you’re are the target market.
The Coiled Crew #KinkyConversations event
Now, if you know you are in the mood to attend an event, then the Coiled Crew has you covered! With their #KinkyConversations event. This event is a safe space to talk, share hair (real life) journeys, have a good meal, and drinks. This crew is all about the essence of sisterhood!
Remember when you were a little kid and your eyes would brighten up when you saw all different kinds of candy? When you would become all happy inside because you knew the feeling that candy would bring to you? Well… that excitement is exactly how this week’s Manecrush makes us feel!
With her amazing sounds, signature braids and colourful outfits. Sho Madjozi is not only a talented musician but she is such a burst of energy for the culture as a whole.
Her transition and achievements have really inspired us to be the best versions of ourselves and to never be afraid of stepping out of the box. Her authenticity is what makes us gravitate towards her and the fact that she has managed to break so many stereotypes about culture and womxn!
She knows how to keep us on our toes, wondering how she will wear her next braids or which great move she will embark on in her music. Sho Madjozi has evolved in terms of music and breaking creative borders! She recently won Best Newcomer and Best female artist at the South African Music Awards #SAMA25 – and if that is not black magic, I do not know what is!
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We are crushing on her style, her hard work ethic and her individuality, not forgetting all the focus that she has, which is definitely on point, all we can say is “Come through sis and continue serving!” We are all here for it!
Sho Madjozi - Idhom (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Braids are one of many protective hairstyles out there. While braided hair is a statement of beauty, it’s good to know that your hair can also benefit from it.
A protective hairstyle is a hairstyle that protects the ends (the oldest part of your hair) by tucking it in through weaving. Protective hairstyles lock in moisture, retain growth, and give your hair a break from the stretching and pulling that comes with everyday styling. While you have a protective hairstyle on it is important to moisturise and wash your hair especially in winter where your hair dries quicker. See the guide below on how to prepare and take care of braids.
How to prepare your hair for braids
Start clean Wash your hair and scalp with shampoo or try apple cider vinegar rinse for a proper scalp detox.
Do a protein treatment
A protein treatment will strengthen your hair for styling and/or blow-drying. You can do a protein treatment at a salon or at home using a store-bought protein treatment.
De-tangle your hair
De-tangle to remove knots that might cause hair to break during styling. After washing and de-tangling, leave your hair in bantu knots or any quick hairstyle that will stretch your hair.
If you prefer blow drying before styling use a heat protector and set your hair dryer to a lower temperature.
Trim your hair Cut off the split ends. You will experience less breakage when you remove your braids.
Be gentle on the hairline
Make sure your hairstylist is gentle on your hair. Pulling hair too tight while braiding can damage your hairline and over time lead to permanent hair loss.
How to take care of your braided hair
Choose the right products
Mix a water-based moisturiser or any preferred moisturiser with water to create a moisturising spritz. Applying your moisturiser using a spray bottle is the best way to evenly distribute moisture on your braided hair.
Overnight protection Continue with your nighttime routine. Moisturise your hair and cover your head with a satin scarf during deb-time, this will keep your hairstyle fresh and prevent moisture loss.
Wash and deep condition Washing and deep conditioning your braids might make your hairstyle appear older or fizzy but it will reduce breakage, add moisture and most importantly keep your hair and scalp clean.
The options are endless for what type of protective hairstyle you can do. For this winter, add some colour, get creative with cornrows and add volume with beads.
When people frequently asked to lend wigs for photoshoots and special occasions, Delicia Kesenge and Zandile Baloyi birthed the idea of HairMeOut. An online wig rental and sales business that brings wigs to people who...
This week on manecrush we feature Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter Yemi Eberechi Alade. Yemi is popularly known for her hit songs such as Johnny, Tumbum, Oga and Number one… to name a few. In the years 2015 and 16 she was awarded the MTV African Music Awards for Best Female Artiste. She was one of the judges on the music talent show, The Voice...