Nu Skin 

Nu Skin is a proudly American beauty brand. They have been operating for over 30 years, bringing customers the best in anti-ageing and skin care. Luckily, this brand is now available in South Africa through private sellers and their online store.

Nu Skin's hair care range is just as innovative and effective as their skin care products. We recommend the Renu Mask - similar to a conditioner, this nourishing mask will have your locks shining from root to ends after just one use. Apply the mask after shampooing, but before conditioning. You don't need very much, a small dollop should do the trick. Run the product from the middle of your hair to the ends. Leave on for 5 - 10 minutes and rinse. Use in combination with the Nu Skin Moisturising Shampoo and Rich Conditioner for best results.

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Earth Natural Hair Products

Earth Natural Hair have developed an all organic hair care range for black, natural textured hair. Free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oils, colourants, artificial fragrances and harmful chemicals, these hair care products are a must-have. They are also cruelty-free and are not tested on animals, so you can feel good about yourself and taking care of the planet.

Earth Natural Hair have everything from scalp and hairline care packs, to moisturising hair butter, shampoo and conditioner. Helping you prepare your hair and scalp for styling, as well as seeing to the aftercare of your new natural look. These products are essential for getting you through those tough, dry winter months, so stock up as soon as you can.

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Suki Suki Naturals

Suki Suki Naturals are as home grown as you can get - proudly crafted in Joburg, this brand is all about embracing natural African hair and learning to treat it with organic ingredients sourced from the earth. Their products are all chemical-free, using African ingredients such as Prickly Pear, Mango and Papaya instead.

Suki Suki's products can be used for both hair and skin. Their Mango Butter is an all-round beauty delight, as it can be massaged into the scalp, as well as elbows, knees and heels! This great smelling body butter will leave you feeling soft, refreshed and moisturised. Use only a pea-size amount, melt between your hands and apply to damp or dry hair as a finishing product.

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Avon Hair 

Avon is one of South Africa's most well known and trusted beauty brands. They have also provided entrepreneurial prospects for many men and women, supporting six million independent micro-entrepreneurs in over 100 countries. As they say, Avon is the company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables

Avon Hair features a wide range of treatment and styling products. Catering to every hair type, Avon is undoubtedly the most versatile hair care brand around. So, whether you have straight, curly, frizzy, textured or oily hair, there should be a product to make your morning styling routine a whole lot easier. Check out their whole range here.

Good Old Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best natural hair care products for improving growth. It also nourishes the scalp and prevents excess sebum build up which can cause oily hair. Coconut oil can be used for almost any hair type, treating dryness, frizz and dullness. Just keep in mind that you should always use unprocessed coconut oil. Also, a little goes a long way so don't overdo it. Simply rub a dollop of this natural tonic through your hands and massage through the ends of your hair.

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Do you keep any other essential health hair products on your shelf during wintertime? Let us know about them!

We have been longtime fans of Aromadough ever since my husband brought it home from a conference! Such a clever corporate gift, and we all had hours of fun testing how we felt after playing with “Calm” versus “Energy”. The dough is infused with coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and essential oils, and is 100% natural – perfect for kids (and their parents) that spend time playing with the beautifully scented and silky soft dough.

The premise behind Aromadough is to use it as a means of Touch Therapy, Colour Therapy and Aromatherapy – all three senses are affected when playing with the dough and the resulting essential oils that are released. Your skin absorbs them, you inhale them, and your brain is stimulated by the carefully selected colours.

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Personally, I love the “creative” blend and often sit at my desk and use it as a type of stress ball when reading briefs or trying to come up with ideas for clients. My eldest is a fan of the “calm” version and has it next to her bed for when she’s battling to sleep. She doesn’t even need to take it out of its plastic container – just a few deep breaths and seems to feel more relaxed. My youngest will happily play with anything that is pink and purple (I am hoping that they come up with a “Stop Talking” version sometime soon – I think it will be a best seller.)

You can understand my delight when Aromadough opened in the Valley Shopping Centre in Craighall Park – a beautiful venue that kids (and adults) aged 4 and up can spend time. Plus, you can buy their aromadough off the shelves when looking for a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

Aromadough

The Aromadough Party & Event Space can also be used for parties and corporate de-stress bookings. The events take approximately 2 hours and are beautifully decorated in bright happy colours that make you feel instantly energised.

The venue also offers one fantastic school holiday programmes that include Aromadough, slime, arts & crafts, games, pamper sessions, bath bombs and baker man. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for details of their current workshops.

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I highly recommend a visit and would encourage you to support this local business! It is also the perfect activity for parents wanting to spend quality time with their kids, or for playdates (when busy parents can happily work on their laptop at Fournos and get two hours of work done!)

For More Information

Web: www.aromadough.co.za

Email: [email protected]

Address: Valley Shopping Centre, 396 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park

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