Curly Countdown with Mandy Ex

So I’m back to doing hair posts , I started last week when I reviewed the Aunty Jackie Flaxseed range and I am really really excited to introduce today’s featured curly to you. A while back I did a post on Boskop beauties and mentioned South African natural hair blogger Mandy from the The Mandy Expedition  I have been hair crushing on her for a while and now and like the pro stalker I am, I got her to do a curly countdown for us…. Stalker level:PRO


Five facts about yourself and your hair

  1. I am the creator of ” The Mandy Mix” and the #Bossiekop t-shirt.
  2. I have a 14 year old daughter who is the reason I started my return to natural 3 years ago.
  3. I am 41 and I couldn’t be more happy about that fact! Momma gave me her good genes.
  4. Even though I am a natural hair blogger, I am a self proclaimed “lazy natural” We don’t always get it right.
  5. I am the co-creator of Cape Town Naturally. We are putting together Cape Town’s first Natural Hair Festival in December.

Four products or treatments you swear by

  1. I am partial to any to South African products #LocalIsLekker
  2. The Mandy Mix!!
  3. Include some Aloe water in your final rinse (cold) water. Trust me, your hair will thank you!
  4. Deep condition at least once a week. I can’t stress this enough!

Three tips for other curly girls

  1. Opt for an old t-shirt to wrap around your hair instead of a handtowel. Handtowel’s cause frizz
  2. Wrap a satin or silk scarf around your pillow if you don’t have a satin or silk pillowcase
  3. Listen to your hair. It will tell you what it needs.

Two misconceptions about curly hair

  1. That it won’t grow (HA!) My hair has never been longer.
  2. That it’s easier to maintain (double HA!). Natural hair needs love and care and it is a blessing when you find your groove.

One awesome curly pics

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One thought on “Curly Countdown with Mandy Ex

  1. Melissa says:

    Thank you Mandy, I’m grateful that you started the Cape Town Naturally with Kasuba, etc. It’s such a great platform to connect with other bossiekop ladies and to learn all things hair. Your festival will be awesome. Well done

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