Boity Thulo shares her haircare secrets

Boity Thulo shares her haircare secrets
Boity Thulo shares her haircare secrets

As we move out of winter and towards spring, it’s time to ensure that your hair is ready to shine for summer – and that means ramping up the moisture!

That’s according to the ever glamorous Boity Thulo who last year partnered with luxury beauty and hair care company, Halo Heritage, in creating a range of hair care products specially formulated for women with hair types 3 and 4.

“As a musician and entrepreneur, my schedule gets hectic and I don’t have time to take care of my crown as much as I’d like to. But I don’t skimp on moisturising. After using our Halo Heritage Boity Haircare Collection, my hair has become softer, more defined and more hydrated. What more could a girl want?” she asks.

She admits that it has been a lifelong dream to create a range of fragrances and hair care products that truly represent African women. “Now, more than ever, Black African women have started embracing their natural hair. But it didn’t come without a struggle. Falling in love with our natural hair is a journey. That’s why a brand specifically designed for powerful, modern African queens through a collaboration with Halo Heritage was a natural fit,” she continues.

The magic ingredients, according to Boity, are Black Seed Oil, which restores hair growth naturally, Shea Butter, which has anti-inflammatory properties and Jojoba Oil, which moisturises the scalp and acts as a dandruff remedy. Jojoba is rich in vitamin E, which increases elasticity and helps revive dull, lifeless hair. It’s also rich in nourishing vitamins B & C, copper, zinc and Argan oils, which contain antioxidants.

The Boity Haircare Collection includes eight luxurious products that are all specially designed to protect, moisturise and repair natural hair. They are all paraben, sulfate and cruelty-free, making them not only good for your hair but also good for the environment. Even the packaging is recyclable.

Part of Boity’s haircare journey has been learning to use these wonderful products whilst she is doing her hair at home and she has just completed an online tutorial aimed at not only showing girls and women how to optimise the use of each product, but also how to create stunning styles that will wow both day or night.

During this tutorial, Boity shares how her type 4 hair becomes dry in winter as it battles to both absorb and retain moisture.

Halo Heritage hair expert Teresa Fatima Sibiya says that major contributing factors to hair damage include heat (blow drying and straightening), chemicals, tight hairstyles and climate (humidity, cold and heat).

“I recommend treating your hair twice a month and moisturising frequently which helps build, reconstruct and repair the hair. Halo Heritage’s Boity Haircare Sovereign Repair Serum is an excellent option as it is a repair, protect and regrowth serum formulated with the powerful antioxidant Black Seed Oil as well as Shea Butter, nourishing Vitamin B3 and bioactive Follicusan™ to protect against hair loss while revitalising the scalp,” she says.

Another winter problem that needs to be dealt to create glossy and healthy summer hair is a dry and itchy scalp.

To avoid flaking and an itchy scalp, you should use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Then apply a leave-in conditioner. (Do not apply oil because it blocks the natural humidity from our environment from entering and moisturising our hair. Excellent products to try from Halo Heritage’s Boity Haircare Collection include:

The Royal Cleanse Shampoo – A moisturising and softening sulfate-free shampoo containing Black Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Argan Oil to give hair a natural and healthy shine.

The Royal Repair Conditioner – An ultra-sensitive conditioner containing Black Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E and Argan Oil to deeply condition the hair and lock in moisture.

The Supreme Leave-in Conditioner – An ultra-sensitive conditioner with Black Seed Oil, Jojoba and Argan Oils to tame the frizz and add shine to your tresses.

The Boity Regal Glam Bonnet – Whether you have natural hair or braids, this comfortable bonnet not only ensures that you wake up with gorgeous, tangle-free hair every day but also that you can sleep peacefully without worrying about damaging or breaking your hair. It also is integral to a bi-monthly deep conditioning treatment and can be used in conjunction with the Sovereign Repair & Regrowth Serum or the Supreme Leave in Condition & Shine Spray.

She says it is important to take care of your scalp when you have a protective hairstyle because it keeps the hair strong and healthy. “Braids can make your scalp itchy because they pull from the roots causing tension. When the hair grows and releases the scalp from the tension, it causes the scalp to itch. Using a product like Halo Heritage’s Boity Haircare Illustrious Scalp Spray (a soothing and relieving scalp treatment containing a blend of healing Black Seed Oil, Vitamin B3, soothing Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil and Menthol) will help improve circulation and stimulate hair growth. It also helps moisturise the scalp, which helps to ease the itching.”

To find out more of Halo Heritage and Boity’s haircare tips and how to use this hair collection, visit the Halo Heritage YouTube channel (click on for the tutorial).