My Fave Hair Treatment Products

My hair has been coloured for about three weeks now and I love the colour, which took two visits to Noir Hair Studio to get it in just the shade I wanted. Since the colour, I have been very conscious about the products I use because the end game is to moisturise the living goodness back into my hair. So far, these have been my favourite hair treatment products, coloured hair or not, they have been good to my hair.

Five Faves



Kerastase Bain Chromatique Riche 250ml shampoo which retails for R325.00 give or take. I use about a teaspoon (5 ml) per wash because it’s that potent and justifiable so considering the price tag. A lot of folks will consider this hair product to be pretty expensive, but if you do the maths, then the cost works out to be R6.50 per 50 washes. If you wash weekly, then that boils down to a bottle of shampoo that will give you clean, soft and hydrated for the 50 weeks. A food thought right? Side note, a year is made of 52 weeks.

The shampoo that changed my life


L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Curl Nourishment Masque is the mask I used every other week in rotation with my other high-end hair masks. It normally retails for R84.95, don’t be fooled by the price though, this heavy mask is worth every cent and nourishes my hair like a dream. In terms of value, well, you get more than you pay for. Now that my hair is coloured, I’ve switched to the L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect and my afro is happy.

Pots of goodness

Conditioners are the workhorses of the natural hair world. These poor products are expected to fix the havoc that lower quality shampoos unleash, like #Ayakwini though. Pantene Pro-V Moisture Renewal Revitalizing Conditioner which I have been obsessed with for half a year, locks in moisture in the most stupendous way and the Pantene Intensive Moisture Masque is pretty impressive too. The only thing bad about this conditioner, which retails for R64.95 per 400ml bottle, is that while other Pantene conditioners in our retail stores do come in bigger 750ml bottle, e.g. Pantene Coloured Repair & Shine which is my current go-to conditioner, the Moisture Renewal does not, Lord knows why not. Since they offer a yummy pot of Intensive Moisture Masque that my hair adores, I guess I can afford to forgive Moisture Renewal.

Freshly washed with no styling products

As you can see I am not a purist when it comes to product choices, my choices are dictated by my afro’s reaction and because I practically wash my hair daily I get away with playing with hair product ingredients that most naturals shy away from. Well, that’s all I have to share for now and I have more in-store.

Styled with leave-in conditioner & mousse

Catch you later,

8 comments on “My Fave Hair Treatment Products”

  1. Melanie Pretorius says:

    I absolutely love this colour on you Meka, it really suits you.

    1. Meka-Owethu says:

      Thank you babe, I have been naughty, so the intensity is not as it was 🙃

  2. Juwayra says:

    I love the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil (gold bottle). Love your colour. I want to colour but still deciding on whether I should and which colour.

    1. Meka-Owethu says:

      L’oreal Elvive masque and oil-in-balm for afros are the pots, I totally agree. Colouring is so liberating and addictive. I cannot wait to see what you decide, better yet what colour you settle for.

  3. Verdi says:

    Thanks Meka… Good review..

    1. Meka-Owethu says:

      Hey Verdi, getting back on the horse. Thanks dear.

  4. Sandisa says:

    I love the curls Meka, how do you make them?

    1. Meka-Owethu says:

      Hello Sandisa, my afro is naturally coily-curly and gets more defined when it’s well hydrated.

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