The lowdown on Pewa’s curls

Today Pewa talks curls… Our curly countdown is that of Ndapewa Ithete who describes herself as a  scientist/afro-nerd/makeup enthusiast and blogger with mermaid aspirations.

Ndapewa answered my call for more curly countdown features and I am so glad she did as it led me to her blog Pewa of Namib which is a GREAT resource for hair product reviews. Maybe it’s the scientist in her but she really goes all out with ingredients, pros and cons, so do check her out.


So lets jump right into her curly countdown…but first a little more about Pewa

I have so many different interests, so it’s quite difficult to put myself in one category, I don’t want to be in a box; I love art and photography (I wish I and more time for them). I’m also into makeup and hair care; for me these are ways to express my personality and individuality. So people are always surprised to find that I’m a scientist; the kind of job where you’re expected to follow logic and rules, but here’s the thing most of scientific work requires one to be able to think outside the box…creativity is important.

Five random facts about you and your hair

  • I’m originally from Windhoek
  • I love to travel #wanderlust
  • I’m currently addicted to Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids Live Netflix special. Ask me how many times I’ve watched it.
  • My hair has a life of its own; I stopped trying to tame it years ago
  • I love to wear bright hair colours especially blues, purples and greens (sometimes all at once)


Four products or activities you can’t live without

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil (like the way some people are about coconut oil)
  • My Denman D3 brush
  • My mp3 player
  • Travelling (the wanderlust is real)


Three Tips for other curly curls

  • This is going to sound like a cliché; you are what you eat – a good diet will improve hair (and skin) health significantly
  • Moisturise (with a water-based product such as a good leave-in conditioner) & Seal (with an oil; I like grapeseed and safflower oil)
  • Love your #bossiekop; it’s the only one you’ve got!


Two misconceptions about curly hair

  • That it’s unprofessional (by whose standards?).
  • And unmanageable and difficult (also not true; just invest time into learning your hair).


Your one favourite way to wear your hair

  • Bantu knot out on a blow-out…the end result is a huge fluffy fro


You can catch Pewa on Insta and FB 


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