About Soul Hair.

Hello world!!!

I am a young black female living in the south of Africa (Botswana to be exact) and as with every female on earth my hair is one of my most prized accessories. We all know how a bad hair day can ruin the perfect outfit.

I went natural about two years ago and have since taken a serious interest in hair care, whether targeted at natural or straightened hair. I know there must be alot of females who are just like me a few years ago who really just go through the motions and hope their hair survives.

So with this blog I aim to collect all relevant information about black natural hair and hopefully help someone along the way. 🙂


P.s I have another general blog called Soul canvas, and a cooking one called The hungry African. Follow the links to check them out!


30 Comments Add yours

  1. Miranda says:

    love love love this blog! anything to do with natural hair has me going gaga! & you sure do know how to rock it! Glad to finally find other Bots bloggers xoxo
    A Motswana blogging from Australia 😉

    1. Ms Z. says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I will def be checking out your blog too! 🙂

      1. Miranda says:

        Btw, I checked out all your blogs! stumbled upon one when I was googling Botho (the designer)… thanks for keeping us updated on the hot happenings in Bots! & congrats for getting to model on such a huge gig feat. people like Yaya & Miss Lopez xx

  2. Ms Z. says:

    It was fabulous!!! I still can’t believe I met them! There’s another show later this year, I can’t wait! 🙂

  3. Luntha says:

    It’s so awesome to see a fellow natural from Bots 🙂 there aren’t many of us out there and searching for the right products can be a mission since we aren’t really catered for. Love your blog, it’s totally relevant and very informative.

    1. Ms Z. says:

      Glad you are finding it helpful, that’s the aim! I experiment with hair products quite a bit and even make some on my own so you’re in the right place! My “Hair products” section will tell you all you need to know!

  4. TWABABE says:

    hey there my hair is absolutly dry and i cant seem to find a good conditioner for my afro/TWA can yu pliz reccomend a really good hydration products in bots because the ones i fine have alot of bad ingredients in them thank you in advace

    1. Ms Z. says:

      Try JO’M products, they’re pretty good. They have a range of sprays that are meant to make natural hair soft. Check any Clicks store for them. Alternatively you can make your own moisturizing sprays by mixing water and oils of your choice (coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, grape seed oil) which can be found in health stores, grocery stores or indian stores. Make sure the bottle says 100% pure.

  5. Robyn says:

    Hi Ms Z, greetings from Namibia! It’s always nice to find a fellow hair blogger from the SADC region. I’m not natural, I’m relaxed, but I am anal about my journey too. Tell me, where did you find products like Cantu and Shea Moisture? I haven’t seen any of them here in Windhoek and would LOVE to try them out. Happy growing!

    1. Ms Z. says:

      Hello Robyn! They were given to me by a friend who had come from the states. The only other way I know to get them is by ordering online and shipping them here. I wish they were available here too! 😦

  6. shaystouch says:

    Hey lady. Loving the blog. & loving the hair 🙂

  7. dlfunky1 says:

    Are there any natural hair salons in botswana and also any african owned hair products that cater for natural hair?

    1. Ms Z. says:

      There are no natural hair salons here but i know some hair stylists that know how to deal with natural hair. There are a couple of African owned natural product lines, JO’M and Nubian Nature are both south african owned. JO’M is available here in Botswana but Nubian Nature is only in South Africa so far. Tjere is also a Botswana based natural product supplier called Nubian Seed.

  8. dlfunky1 says:

    Thanks for all the info Ms Z much apreciated sorry for the late reply though!
    I will be coming to gabs very soon so it is nice to find fellow naturals like you there as well as some natural hair products in botswana. Although I make my own hair products i will find out more about nubian seed as it sounds intresting. I would like to visit hair salons form time to time. Could u tell me more about the hairstylists that you know that cater for naturals?

    1. Ms Z. says:

      The one hairstylist at a salon that has impressed me is at Lady Vanessa Airport Junction branch. His name is Skizo and he really knows his stuff where hair is concerned. Here’s my post detailing my session with him. https://hairinsights.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/a-treatment-and-trim-at-lady-vanessa/
      Nubian seed is a business ran by a friend of mine and her contacts are on her Facebook page if you wanna know more. https://www.facebook.com/NubianSeed
      There are quite a few naturals here silently living the kinky life, lol! They hide it under weaves and braids or just end up going the locs route because maintenance is a bit of a challenge.
      Let me know when you come to Gabs, it would be nice to meet up and chat 🙂

  9. dlfunky1 says:

    Hi there thanks agin for that info! I have checked out the nubian seed page and the products look nice. Sounds similar to Ghana with the natural route although i rarely see locs more weaves and braids! Yes i’m comming mid january not long now to go! i will email you more details as i would definately like to meet up with another natural in gabs!

    1. Ms Z. says:

      That’s awesome! Looking forward to it! Oh and happy new year! 🙂

      1. dlfunky1 says:

        u too! I have just emailed u so please check your inbox 🙂

  10. dlfunky1 says:

    did u get my email?

    1. Ms Z. says:

      No actually I didn’t. Which email address did you send it to?

  11. LuvCandy says:

    Hey Mis Z…u are such a life saver! U have no idea how long iv searched for a place to get info abt natural hair in Bots. Am loving ur blog & u are truly inspiring. I digg! 🙂

    1. Brandy says:

      Yay!! I hope my posts will be really helpful! Feel free to throw any questions my way 🙂

  12. lokshair says:

    I very like your blog, you do well in this blog, and I am interesting in black natural hair,thanks for your share.

  13. ELAINE says:

    I am an African American female. I sell health and beauty aids in the United States. I would like to extend the products throughout the African Diaspora. Would you care to work with me?

    1. Brandy says:

      Hi. I would love to but right now I am not located in Africa, I am currently living in China for the next two years.

  14. Nkhana says:

    Hello lady!I am new to natural hair and hope to learn a lot from your blog.Love you,Love your blog,Love your hair nana.Thanks!

    1. Brandy says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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