What’s The Sin In Silicone?

Hi ya’ll

Today something popped into my DMs and I figured why not talk about it here because you know… issa blog 😄 There is an alternative method to taking care of your natural curls and coils called the Curly Girl Method. Pioneered by a flame called Lorraine Massey it’s a guide to bringing your natural texture back to life- and she literally wrote the Bible on it!

Now her book goes pretty in depth but the basic rules are:

  1. No sulphates
  2. No silicones
  3. Minimal heat

Technically not that different from the usual- but the big factor is silicones! Used in many conditioning and styling products most naturals will know it from their straight hair days as a way to smooth fly-aways after weekly frying sessions 😆 🍳


Technically not a silicone, but it was ‘silicone’ for us peeps who couldn’t afford the real stuff back then 😂

Silicone made our hair look bomb because it acts as a ‘filler’i.e.

  • settling into any gaps in the hair strand
  • reducing the appearance of split ends
  • giving strands a shiny coating

This coating took care of frizz by essentially ‘waterproofing’ each strand- so your hair wouldn’t mince in humid conditions either.


*unless you live in Durban, that humidity laughs in the face of all frizz-tamers

It all sounds great because which natural doesn’t want to tame frizz and increase shine? BUT HERE’S THE THANG: our hair needs moisture, first and foremost. If moisture can’t get in, our hair becomes dry and brittle. Most silicones are not water soluble i.e. just water ain’t gon’ get rid of that ish gyal 👀 Most silicones need to be removed from our hair using sulphates. Yup sulphates, that thing that our sulphate-free shampoos don’t actually have 😬



So the general consensus is if you’re using products that have silicone, you need to use shampoo with sulphates to make sure there’s no build-up. And a LOT of products we know and love have silicones- they’re not inherently bad, don’t get me wrong. But they can cause build-up if you’re just using sulphate-free shampoo, or co-washing, and not clarifying your scalp once in a while.

Now I’m a product hoe and one ingredient isn’t gonna stop me from trying things 😂👐 So I just make sure I clarify my hair every few weeks with bentonite clay, and avoid product build-up. Have you tried/are currently following the Curly Girl Method? Let us know your thoughts in the comments fam!

k bye

xx Sean


What Do You Zinc?

Happy long weekend famso!



* collective dramatic gasp*

It’s a skincare vibe- because I do have skin, and it does the worst things sometimes 😐 From what I understand about my skin it’s very oily. Left unchecked, I can wake up to new whiteheads every day #tmi #sorrynotsorry. I’ve heard that people with oily skin actually age ‘better’- like we don’t get wrinkled as much? I cannot confirm this- but I won’t be surprised if my petty skin stay petty by making me a raisin when I’m 30 😴


If my skin was personified #pettyaf

Another thing I know about my skin is that my breakouts are stress and hormonal-based. So if someone wants to make me a kept woman who does yoga and brunches with Karen, my skin would be HELLA clear 😂 Unfortunately my life as an independent woman who don’t need no man is stressful and my skin shows it!


My skin whenever attempts are made to clear it  😑

Now I have experimented in the name of skin since them teenage days. From toothpaste to baking soda, your girl has tried the things 🔬 Because of a massive stress breakout last December, I hopped aboard the zinc train after a friend recommended it to me. I took this everyday at 9am (because, extra💁) for 100 days.



Final Verdict: It was NOT an overnight, miracle cure, let’s not sell dreams here. But I did notice a big reduction in those tiny pimples, the ones that resemble heat rash? Those were all over my forehead, and they haven’t really been an issue since I started taking this. Alas, around shark week 🐬🐬🐬 (no shark emoji lol) I still broke out quite badly.


BEFORE: (A young Steve for comparison 💩)


AFTER: (Young momma for scale 🙌)

I think it really also helped to reduce the scarring left by breakouts. Plus, the brand I took comes with extra vitamin C for spice and I really can feel a difference in my recovery times from colds. So I will continue to take the supplement, but not with the intention of perfect skin (unfortunately) 😫.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve tried to clear your skin? 😅

xx Sean



Good morning to the people who take the time to bless my blog with their eyes 🐣

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Everyone else can get greetings elsewhere 🙋

The ORS Curls Unleashed range has been around for a while and I reviewed it when it first hit South African shelves (read all about it here if you missed that one👈). Soooo I guess this post is sort of like a #tbt- accidental cool points for that! 😎

This is still part of the Clicks Curls swag bag chronicles btw- it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Since I tried the range initially, the Intense Hair Conditioner has seen me on many a Clicks 3for2 special. My hair feels soft, there’s minimal breakage and it really is one of my holy grail products *cue angelic chorus for lit deep conditioners 😇 😇 😇 😇 😇 *


Curls be like 💦💦💦

However, I only tried the Curl creme styler, because it came with the stuff and your girl was not affording thangs on her own XD Nothing much has changed though, because this is how I got to try the Leave-In Conditioner and Curl Boosting Jelly:


Free samples to the rescue! 😀

After deep conditioning with the OG fave, I applied the leave-in conditioner to soaking wet hair. It’s got a lot of slip, and I was very surprised that the one sachet was enough to coat all my strands. The scent is just as bomb as the rest of the range, a fruity flavour that’s tempting enough to taste. Or at least attract a bearded man who is partial to fruit 🙏 #LordHearMyPrayer


A moment so we can manifest our dreams 👅👅

The Curl Boosting Jelly… first off, I did not enjoy the strong grape scent. It reminded me strongly of grape flavoured bubblegum, and after a childhood incident I get very grossed out by even the thought of bubblegum  😬 So that didn’t vibe well, but I endured because I love my fellow natties so much and they need to know if this stuff works or not 😝 It’s quite thick and I didn’t even have to use the entire sachet. My hair prefers gel for definition so this didn’t disappoint:


Ignore my stank face, just enjoy the definition 😅

But here’s the downside 😢 I prefer to airdry, and usually my hair is 70% dry after a few hours. However even after a scorching hot day, this stuff was flat and wet and Just. Not. Drying. So I pulled out the diffuser and did the things but even after my usual time when my hair would be 100% dry, this do was only 90% dry! Day 1 hair was not the best- but the day 2 hair tho!

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Yes I was feeling my damn self #noshame 😂

FINAL VERDICT: Definitely more frizz than what I usually experience with gels, but for the amount used I think the whole range works well together. If you can afford it, then buy it- it won’t be money wasted because you don’t need a lot for decent results. The Deep Condish is still the best out of the range tho, defs get that (your fro will love you for it😉)

Have you tried the ORS Curls Unleashed range (you moneyed woman you 💰💰💰)? How did you find it?

k bye

xx Sean


Are You Making This Hair Mistake?

Yaaaas I know how dramatic that title sounds- but I have noticed too many of us making the same mistake on the Facebooks and Instagrams lately 👀 Sooooo of course it’s time to fix our damn lives!


Even bad hair practices they are here Mama  (consider this is your sign on how to handle these things  👐) #JuliusMalemaChallenge

Basically we all know our naturally coily kinky curly hair LOVES moisture. Water is our tight mate, and makes the texture pop- but the trouble is getting the moisture in and keeping it there 💩


Natural hair looking for moisture like

This is where the LOC method comes in. Whether you’re doing a wash and go, twirling in a two-strand twist, finessing them finger coils, doing the things that make the pots to be done etc- at end of the day, this method of layering products is the key to maintaining the moisture in your hair.

Leave-In/Liquid– this is an unskippable step in the method. Yes, you heard me: UNSKIPPABLE! You washed your hair, the water got in it, you got that moisture yaas gyal: but like, would you skip lotion after a shower?


Ashy is not a good look 😝

In the same way, our hair requires a good leave-in conditioner to stay soft and juicy. Depending on your hair texture and porosity, it can be as light or as heavy as you prefer. Thereafter you can go in with your preferred styling products to define your natural gifts in your chosen style. Whether you use it LOC or LCO, it’s clear one thing stays pretty much first!

Oil– Seals in the moisture so it doesn’t evaporate from the hair during drying.

Cream- Will define curls and coils as required, thus a styling product like a ‘curl cream’.

I am calling this out particularly, because I used to be this human while I was transitioning- I did not know the giant difference between a moisturizing product and a styling product. For example, a product I think we’ve all tried at some point is Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard. This is a product best suited to styling and defining hair. Using this alone is actually doing our kinks a disservice in the long run- not because it’s a bad product, but because it’s not made for the purpose of maintaining moisture on it’s own.

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Simply using a bit of Aunt Jackie’s Quench Leave-In Conditioner before doing the Curl La La thangs made such a difference to my hair.


Yes, I like how my wash and go looks when it’s big and defined. However I won’t compromise on healthy hair just for ~lewks~. Trust fam, when your hair is healthy it really does show off and do the most anyway 😙 Do the things, and your hair will thank you 🙋

Did you make this mistake too? I’d love to hear your thoughts, hmu in the comments/Facebook/Instagram!

k bye

xx Sean


REVIEW- Caivil Naturals

Hey y’all!

As you might already know, Clicks Curls blessed me with a gigantic goodie bag filled with all the things that will tempt even the most reformed of product hoes back into her old ways.


Looking at new products like😋

So expect a lot of product reviews- and ya’ll KNOW it will always be completely honest, ‘cuz ain’t nobody got money to waste on trash products 🙅 This is what I tried this week:


My first impressions from the range were actually a pleasantly surprised sort of vibe- for the price, I really didn’t have high expectations with regard to ingredients and stuff. However the Caivil peeps seem to know their stuff (kinda sorta 😆) with the range being sulphate and paraben free.


The shampoo was great. Being sulphate-free, it didn’t foam as much as usual shampoo but its definitely soapy and cleansed my scalp and hair really well. My hair was not left dried out. I think this is because the cleanser used (brace yourself) cocoamidopropyl betaine is actually derived from coconuts- followed by glycerine, marula seed oil and other bomb thangs, it’s no wonder this shampoo is doing the most.

Okay so I didn’t get the conditioner, so I just used something I had in the bathroom and then followed up with the Marula Oil Leave In Masque to style. I applied this to my hair while it was wet. That’s totally optional btw, I just find my hair responds to stuff better this way, a tip from Cape Town Curly 😄 This was like… avvies. It did keep moisture in my hair- however I used a lot (it was like my hair kept sucking it all up 😕) and it didn’t do much in the way of defining my curls.

The Scalp Soothing & Hair Nourishing Spray I used as a sealant, spraying it on after the Leave In Masque. Peppermint and marula oil are the 6th and 7th ingredients respectively, so idk how convinced I am about the ingredients.

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After applying the goods, repping my old high school #LASEC #scienceisfun #betterscienceismorefun #srslythatswhatitsays

FINAL VERDICT: I’ll definitely be repurchasing the shampoo, because its a great quality sulphate free shampoo for a super low price. There are definitely better styling products on the market, though these are decent for just basic moisture retention purposes. If you’re a natural on a budget and who keeps her hair tied up anyway, then this is definitely a strong option. Just don’t try a twist out or some ish tho, there’s no hold here 👀

k bye

xx Sean


The Upside To Acne

Problem skin has it’s ups and downs. It’s a very bumpy road (haha geddit geddit) #badacnejoke. But speaking from experience, there are some definite things I can’t even be mad about, and I’ve only experienced them because of this nonsense skin 😂 😭:

  1. If it’s adult acne, you can usually get away with student specials because you look 19.

Kept that old student card for a reason #ThursdayNights


2. You can be sure bae likes you for more than your looks- and you know its real when they remind you to apply your spot cream.



3. Growing up with pimples makes you internally strong because kids are mean 😂


When you a late-in-life snack


4. You’re low-key an expert in skincare, even if your own skin doesn’t show it.


Coconut cleansing facewash, but coconut is the last ingredient listed gurl bye 👋

You can write a comparative thesis of Accutane, birth control and homeopathy for clearing acne. It’s also why your bathroom is basically a pharmacy.

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5. You are patient af- mainly because of all the Becky’s who keep telling you to “just drink more water”


*looks at bottle of water in hand* *looks at Becky* 👍👍👍


6. Adult acne is a great bonding activity between you and your kids.


Until they grow out of it and you’re in the struggle life alone again


7. You’re incredibly disciplined and never disrespect your skincare routine. Even if its 3am, coming back in from the club, you will be doing the things before bed.


When you’re dead but remember you forgot to tone


8. Your self-love game is 💯 because it gets tested every time another breakout happens. Ofc this is usually before some important life event, because acne is petty like that.


when you see a breakout starting vs. when you remember you still slay even with bad skin ✨✨


9. Acne makes you an amazing friend for tons of reasons- you’re clued up on skincare, & you have tons of products for them to steal (because it never worked for you) but can’t throw away because that sh*t was expensive.


Friend with ONE TINY PIMPLE: ugh my skin help pls fam


10. It taught you that parents don’t know everything: “Don’t worry, you’ll grow out of it!” was your lifeline as a teen.


When you’re 20+ and wondering how long does this teenage thing last 😐


10. That feeling of accomplishment when you find something that works semi-decently and your skin behaves.


Nothing and nobody can ruin this day 😇


If you’re on the problem skin train like me, just remember its not all bad. You are more than what your epidermis decides to do that day- having acne does not make you any less brilliant as a human being. And if you don’t believe me, just ask your friends 🙆  Drop a comment if you have been through the most, or are currently fighting the good acne fight like I am 😆 I would love to hear from my fellow soldiers in the trenches how you’re managing your skin!

k bye

xx Sean




Damn, It’s Rough- The Low-Down on Dandruff

Sometimes I do some guest blogging for the squad down at the My Natural Hair HQ. Recently I did an investigation into dandruff and dry scalp (spoiler alert- they’re completely different thangs!) and I’m still getting messages asking for advice on this issue.  Have a read, and if you want to read more check out the My Natural Hair blog spot– it’s a great resource for anyone looking to get haircare advice!

We’ve all been through it- a few days away from wash day and your scalp starts that not-so-lovely little song, itching all the day long. At least when your hair is loose you can find a quiet corner (and some relief!). When you’re living that protective styling life you’re restricted to that pat manoeuvre to ease that itch.

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Only Bey makes this look attractive

And heaven forbid you get the flakes too!  ❄❄❄❄❄ A girl will be out here just having a snow day in Africa- dandruff is very much not a winter wonderland kind of experience. Now if any of this sounds familiar, don’t even worry. Lots of naturals experience dry scalp and dandruff, and as always, MNH got your back to help calm that hair farm 🐄🐏🐃🐎🐓🐖



Okay but like, what is this even?

So dandruff and dry scalp are actually two different things #IKR #shookt 😮 😮

Dry scalp is simpler to understand: when a scalp does not have moisture and is dry (duh), it becomes itchy so you scratch at it. The scratching causes dry skin flakes to shed, which is the white dust that makes you look like you work at a cocaine den.

Dandruff is the trickier bugger. It actually is a problem when your scalp is too oily. If your scalp over-produces sebum, you then become prone to dandruff. Because there’s an excess of oil, a particular yeast-like fungus called malassezia begins to feed on the excess oil and scalp skin cells. This causes the scalp to renew more skin cells quicker than it ordinarily would. This rapid cycle makes skin cells shed quicker, and clump into the flakes we recognise as dandruff.  Dandruff is greasy, not dry. In severe cases it can have a yellowish tinge and even an odor. Smelling like a snack, I think not 👀

Ehhh. Okay but what did I do to cause it?

Dry scalp is caused by a lack of moisture. A range of things can dry out your hair and scalp, including:

  • harsh shampoo (sulphates are the devil fam 👿),
  • product build-up; and
  • bad diet choices (slow down on the caffeine ☕, dries you out like a mo-fo)

You know your hair best and what tends to make it feel dry is probably the cause of your dry scalp.

Dandruff. Oh dandruff 😨 The litany of things that can be the cause include:

  • excess fats and oils consumption – time to rethink those lunchtime slap tjips 🍟
  • hormonal imbalances, such as a new birth control pill
  • hypersensitivity towards a product; and
  • product build-up (or not shampooing enough)


Keep your weave on, dry scalp is very treatable. On second thought, don’t keep that weave on too long- Your scalp needs more than just the spray you bought in the shop to stay fresh 🙈 Regular scalp massages with oil will bring back the moisture balance. Remember to clarify your hair with a good sulphate-free shampoo. Another pro tip is to focus your product application from mid-shaft to tip, so you don’t cause product build up at the scalp. The My Natural Hair range is perfect because not only is the shampoo sulphate-free, but the entire range is silicone-free as well. Silicone is useful for taming frizz, but can only be removed with sulphates. So if you’re using products with silicone, you have to be clarifying with a mild sulphate shampoo. Otherwise you’re prone to build up and these problems.

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Trust me #thevoiceofexperience 😂 

A big DON’T is to try using oil to alleviate dandruff- excess oil is what done caused yo problems gurl! This is why it’s imperative to diagnose if you have dry scalp or if you’re plagued by dandruff; the treatments for the two are vastly different.  Dandruff requires a medicated shampoo, with antifungal properties to reduce the yeast-like fungus causing the problem. If these are too harsh for your hair, try using the medicated conditioners, which still have mild surfactants to lift dirt. More organic treatments recommend a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo which helps restore pH balance. In severe cases its best to consult a medical professional for the best way forward.

Healthy hair needs a healthy scalp, so make sure you’re giving your scalp the attention it needs 🙂 Hopefully this cleared a few things up for you and maybe your scalp too! 🙌

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k bye

xx Sean

How Not To Protective Style

Y’all. 2018 already be teaching me lessons, I’m not even playing! 😰 It’s Januworry, we all got stuff to do so I’m just gonna get into it. Simply put: your girl messed up.

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It’s bad. Real bad. Micheal Jackson. 

I had a camping trip planned for the end of December and I knew I didn’t want to be attempting to manage this fro in communal bathrooms- the less time spent in those, the better 💩 So a protective style seemed most appropriate. I had done box braids before and it worked out relatively well, so this time I was more confident and wanted to experiment a little. Now I want to make this perfectly clear: the technique and actual protective style itself was flawless! The hair angel Celeste Samuels of Hair Unit Durban did a stellar job with my crochet braids and I fully recommend her 100% for any natural hair styling you need 😀


I mean. They were glorious 😍

My natural hair was neatly cornrowed into 4 thick rows, and my edges respected (because that’s how Hair Unit does the tingz 👐). The pre-twisted fibre was then attached to these using a crochet hook. In less than 4 hours I was looking like a damn snack in Beyonce Blonde twists 👅

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The process


The end result 😉

A week after I went on my camping trip and that’s when the trouble started. I struggle with dry scalp so my daily scalp spritz and massage was essential to maintain a healthy scalp, especially when I’m protective styling. But because my dumb ass was on holiday, I was not as diligent as I should have been with hair care. I made the prime mistake of forgetting to care for my natural hair because the twists looked so good and that was my hair now *hangs head in eternal shame* 🙍


Being stupid af. Stupid AF. 

I know that the crochet itself wasn’t the issue because even the removal was so simple. There was no pulling, or knotting, and I barely shed any hair undoing the cornrows. Once I started washing my hair, in my eagerness to cleanse my scalp, I used a shampoo scrub and went in a little too vigorously *facepalm* My scalp was not ready for that jelly, and by the time I began detangling with conditioner, my hair was falling by clumps. Yep. CLUMPS. I scrubbed the hair right off my scalp 👀


Anyone need donations for an Afro wig?

How do I know it wasn’t the PS causing this mess? My crochet was never uncomfortably tight, or heavy. I didn’t feel any snagging- you know when that like one strand tugs on your scalp and you feel like throwing the whole head away 😆  The take-down had minimal shedding. I was irresponsible by not keeping up with my daily scalp spritz, creating an unhealthy scalp environment- little wonder that the strands were too weak to resist the harsh scrub.


So now I’m starting 2018 with half a fro 😂 And yes, it sucks balls to think of what my hair used to be. I’m just looking at it like a chance to transition again- and this time I know better than to throw cash at sulphate -filled Caucasian brands in the hopes of reviving my hair XD So Sean Goes Transitioning 2018 is a thing- who else is with me on this boat to bomb hair? 😀

k bye

xx Sean



‘Tis The Season To Be Natural!

What it do my natural beyps! 💙
It’s been a damn long while, I know! But at last the semester from hell is over and I can get back to being happy and connecting with you guys again. It’s been far too long. Blame UKZN. No lie, it tried it’s best to kill me this year 👀

Tfw when uni is over but you’re still alive XD

Okay so this blog is to tell you about all the natural hair events happening #KeDezemba 🙌 The South African curlies are being blessed with these amazing natural hair events- can I get a damn amen?! Seriously, the organisers of each are pulling out all the stops to make these jols *white guy voice* fokken kiff bru 👌

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.



Yes you read right, Durban is actually doing a thing 😮 Led by the talented Celeste Samuels (and I mean talented, she can do things to hair I’ve never even imagined🔥) who also owns the Hair Unit natural hair salon, a Naturals Pool Party is coming your way. I mean, it’s only right that Durban rub our amazing weather in the face of the rest of the country- to make up for the humidity that ruins good hair days XD  Come through with that natural glow and swim without worries of mincing that GHD do 🌚 #noshade #justsayingnje #naturalgehlscanswim #essentiallywearemermaids
Date: 17 December 2017
Venue: 43 Assembly Road, The Bluff
Time: 13:00- 20:00
Damage: R150 pp
Goodie bag: HELLS YES!
Tickets @: 081 477 9989 (Celeste Samuels)



Of course our inland girls aren’t sleeping either 💅Make your way to the Natural Hair Meet & Greet and get turnt on natural hair chat. Hosted by Nica (@naturally_nica) & Bianca (@BieWendyGallardo) you know this one is gonna be lit 🔥
Date: 16 December 2017
Venue: Union Building, Pretoria
Time: 11:00- 14:00
Damage: Dololo mogehl, just go for free 😀
Goodie bag: Nah, but vendors are there and giveaways will be a haps 😉
Tickets @: Just come through, no ticket needed!




But Cape Town, do you guys ever even sleep?It’s just one fire event after the next!  The second annual Cape Town Naturally Hair Fest is gonna be the event of the year, and a little birdy told me it’s gonna be bigger and better than the last one 😉
Organized by the tour de force team behind the Cape Town Naturally Support Group, it’s a celebration of all things natural hair- plus you get to party with the Ayatolla of Naturolla (#terriblepunsareback) Amanda aka Cape Town Curly! 💃
Date: 17 December 2017
Venue: Canvas Event Space
Time: 11:00- 17:00
Damage: R85 standard, R120 spayshal edition
Goodie bag: I Cantu emphasize enough how bomb this swag bag is gonna be!
There you have it, the naturalista’s gig guide for the best December your fro will ever have 👆  If you’re attending any of these, let us know what you’re most amped for in the comments (you know I can’t resist when you girls talk hair with me 😋)
Also keep an eye out on the Sean Goes Natural media pages- a young giveaway is brewing for my fellow likers of free things *cough* Cape Town, I’m talking to you *cough cough* 😉
k bye
xx Sean