“I enjoy the freedom of wigs” – Enhle Mbali on her new hair collection

Labello by Enhle Mbali
Labello by Enhle Mbali

We love how unique your hair journey has been because you’re always trying different styles. Why do you love wigs?

The people closest to me know that I love absolutely everything to do with hair and beauty. I feel like wigs are accessories, so I plan my outfits around them. I love breaking boundaries when it comes to my beauty and fashion looks. I’ve been wearing wigs for ages now – I get a thrill from chopping and changing as I please. I enjoy the freedom that comes with wearing wigs because I can be a ‘new Enhle’ every day.

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How did your collaboration with Labello Beauty come about?

I first read about Labello Beauty online, and fell in love with their hair. I reached out to them, and expressed my intention to buy shares in the company. They were very open to that idea.

I loved that their hair is synthetic, yet the quality is amazing. I also appreciate that you can use intense heat on the hair without altering its quality. I remember when I was starting out in the industry and needed affordable hair – I struggled to find good synthetic wigs that didn’t get dull or damaged quickly.

When Labello Beauty hair frizzes, I can wash it with warm water and blow dry or straighten it easily. The prices range between R320 to R1 200. I wanted to provide a wig option that’s affordable but still looks great.

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Please tell us more about Labello Beauty and what the brand stands for?

Labello Beauty is a beauty brand that seeks to make women feel beautiful on a budget, without looking cheap. It’s for a woman who can’t – or doesn’t – want to splurge on expensive human hair, but still wants quality hair that’s easy to maintain.

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Which wig style is your favourite, currently?

I never have a favourite wig (chuckles). I love to play around when it comes to hair. Over the years, I’ve experimented with different colours, from grey to a dusty pink. I like grey because it complements my skin tone very well. Today, I felt like wearing my jerry curl wig.

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What's your go-to tip for maintaining wigs?

My biggest tip is to keep wigs clean. There is nothing as uncomfortable as a dirty or smelly wig. Ladies, please wash your wigs regularly, and do it for your general health and comfort.

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How do we get our hands on a Labello X Enhle Mbali wig?

Go to my Instagram page: @enhlembali_ and click the link in my bio, which will lead you to my new Labello Beauty hair range so you can shop away!

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