Monthly Archives: October 2017

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The kindness cut: how you can donate your locks to CANSA

Category : Hair

The kindness cut: how you can donate your locks to CANSA

With October being Women’s Health Awareness month, we are seeing pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness everywhere. The C – word is not something we wish upon any other person, and yet many of us have lost friends and family to this dreaded disease.

Having to go through chemotherapy is a very, to put it mildly, challenging part of cancer treatment. Then you have to deal with the side effects that sometimes come with the treatment. Hair loss is one of those side effects and can happen to individuals who are on chemotherapy. The drugs kill the cancer cells, but also damage the hair follicles. This can then cause the hair to fall out during treatment.

What can family, friends and any one of us do to help? CANSA has come up with a way to make it easy for you to help cancer patients with hair loss. The Kindness cut campaign, where human hair is used to make wigs, and the wigs are then given to cancer patients for free.

The best reasons why you should donate

Hair, especially for a woman is a sign of beauty, our crowning glory. Having to watch it fall out must be extremely difficult and devastating. Providing this opportunity for cancer patients to receive a wig, offers the person a sense of self-confidence again. It will help to restore their dignity and just make them feel beautiful again. Bring a smile to their faces.

The important thing to remember is that you have the ability to help somebody in need, why not take the step to do it. You don’t have to worry, in the end your hair will grow back. So are going to take the plunge and donate your hair?

‘Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.’ Kathy Calvin

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Donating money to the campaign: The kindness cut

Are you inspired to help, but not quite ready to cut your hair? Anybody can help out by making a simple donation to the campaign. The money needed to make one wig can cost almost R2000, so any financial contribution would be most welcome. You can visit the campaign page at, ( Don’t forget to share this page on all of your social media platforms with your friends to increase awareness of the campaign. Want to be even more involved, you can even start your own campaign to raise money for this cause.


Donating your hair to CANSA

Do you have long hair? Would you like to donate your ponytail to CANSA?

It is simple to donate your hair, just visit your local CANSA care centre, which can be found countrywide. ( )

You would have heard of the Shavathons that usually happen every year at selected shopping centres throughout the country. The function allows you to easily donate your hair to support cancer patients who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatment. As it takes about 6 to even 10 ponytails of hair to make one wig, every donation is appreciated.

All the donated hair is collected and sent off to a wig manufacturer to create the wigs. The wigs are then distributed to the CANSA Care Centres found countrywide, and these are then given to those who are in need.

What are the requirements of donating your hair?

To make sure the hair is in its best condition, there are a few simple things to take note of if you do decide to donate.

  •  Ponytails that are to be donated should be at least 25 cm in length
  •  Your hair should be dry and clean when you go to cut it
  •  Hair that has been treated or dyed is also accepted. Unfortunately no dreadlocks can be used.
  •  Make sure to secure both ends of the hair with an elastic and place into a plastic bag, this will ensure your hair remains in good condition.

Have you done a self-examiniation on your breasts? You should. Here are the five steps and it won’t take you longer than 2 minutes to do.

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Essential Bridal Grooming Tips

Category : Beauty , Hair

Hello, October! Let the wedding season begin!

Imagine a bride walking down the aisle, wearing an elegant flowing dress. Hair done perfectly, her skin looking radiant with long beautiful nails. Getting to this point does not happen overnight, there is a lot of preparation that goes into making a bride, look stunning on her wedding day. Here are a few tips for essential bridal grooming to ensure you look your best on your special day.

Hair essentials

It is always good to start on the inside, with a healthy diet and Vitamin B for great looking hair. Enjoy a stimulating scalp massage and conditioning treatment about 4 weeks before the wedding. This feels really good, is stress relieving and helps to stimulate the hair follicles and adds body to the hair. A hair mask, once a month in general can help to moisturise and give extra shine to your hair. You can have it done professionally or try a DIY option.

Don’t know what hairstyle you want? Make sure to experiment with styles, cuts and colours up to 8 months before the big day. This will ensure you can get what you want even if you make a mistake in hair cut or colour. You can also try one or two professionals to find one you like if you start early.


Once you know what you want, you can have a hair trial about 1-2 months prior to the wedding. You can also help the stylist choose something that is best for you, if you know what your dress looks like and where you will be having the wedding. Something like having a ceremony at the beach can have an effect on your choice of hairstyles.


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Skincare Essentials


A regular routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising should be done all the time. Another good habit to follow, is to use products with a good sunscreen in them to protect your skin.


If you suffer from skin problems, like acne, it is a good idea to consult with a dermatologist at least six months before the wedding so that your skin can get used to the prescribed skincare routine. No serious problems? Visit your local beauty therapist or aesthetician for a couple of facials to help clear blackheads, remove dead skin cells and improve the circulation. You can also start these facials about 4-6 months before the wedding. It is recommended not to have a facial just before the wedding, to help prevent any reactions taking place. Good skin also comes from drinking plenty of water, so ensure you drink enough before and on your wedding day.


Body Essentials


A good healthy diet, exercise regime and multivitamin can help give you more energy. Wanting to lose some weight? It is a good idea to start your exercise programme at least 8 months before the wedding day. Crash diets are not recommended and are not healthy for you. Doing it properly will give you more energy, longer lasting results and a better feel good factor.


You can also exfoliate your body each day a couple of weeks before the wedding. You can go to a salon at least once, otherwise a good loofah or body scrub should do the trick. Always remember to moisturise after the scrub.


Teeth-whitening: This can take a few sessions and should be done at least 2 months before the big day.


Eyes: Sometimes eyes can be a bit puffy. There are many eye creams available to help with this, but most important is to get enough sleep, especially closer to the wedding day. You can also apply a cool compress, cucumber or cold tea bags, onto your eyes as needed to help prevent puffiness. 1-2 Weeks before the wedding try to stay away from excessive salty foods, which can sometimes cause the eyes to look swollen.


Lips: A good lip moisturising stick with sunscreen is always a good idea. You can also start a month before exfoliating the lips.


Neck/Décolleté: An often missed area of the body, a very delicate area. Use a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week and apply moisturiser every day to the neck and chest area. You will feel confident if you are wearing a low neckline dress for your wedding day.


Massage: Have a relaxing massage to get all the stress out a week before the wedding. Try our signature massage!

Tanning Essentials

Self-tanning: Try to test out a product at least 2 months before the wedding. You don’t want to sit with streaky or discoloured skin.


Spray-tan: You can also test this out a few weeks ahead to see if it is for you. You can then go about 2 days before the wedding, to allow the tan to look more natural on the day.


Tanning beds: This option should be done about 2 months before the wedding. It will take a couple of sessions to get the desired result.


Waxing Essentials

Leg wax: Never having waxed, it is best to start waxing a few months before to get used to the waxing cycle. Then have your final wax before your wedding day, 2-3 days ahead of time.


Eye/brow wax: Two weeks before the wedding you should wax these areas and you can tweeze any stray hairs afterwards, but not on the day of the wedding.



Manicure and pedicure essentials

Care for feet will look good in open toed wedding shoes. Remember to exfoliate and moisturize. If you can afford to have Mani’s and Pedi’s every month, then this is the best option. Otherwise do some home treatments for yourself. When it comes to nearing the wedding day, have your manicure and pedicure about two days before. Some recommend having a gel finish to prevent any cracks happening on the big day.

Make-up Essentials

Finding the right person and experimenting with different looks should be done 2-4 months ahead of time.  You don’t want to have to run around for this type of thing on your wedding day.


Eyelash extensions: If you are trying extensions for the first time, consider trying them a few weeks before the wedding to see if you actually want them. The eyelashes that fall out can be replaced. Otherwise getting extensions 2 or 3 days before the wedding will give you the best look.


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