6 media trailblazers let us in on their hair journeys


Nandi ‘MamaKaShaka’ Dlepu: entrepreneur

Tell us about your hair journey

As a child my hair was always well taken care of because my mother’s bestie owned a salon, so we made every appointment like clockwork. Now as an adult, I’m learning about natural hair- establishing a routine.

What do you love about your crown?

I enjoy the versatility of black hair because it enables self-expression.

Karabo Legodi: model


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How have wigs changed your life?

My wigs change my entire look. I can go from Karabo, the normal girl to Karabo, the fierce girl.

Do you think your hair defines who you are?

No I don’t think so. Everybody’s different and people are allowed to experiment with hairstyles.

Lufuno Sathekge: stylist

Describe your relationship with your hair

It’s an all-love relationship. We have an understanding. Take care of me and ill take care of you.

How has the song Don’t touch my hair by Solange impacted you?

It drove home the message that it’s not okay to touch people’s hair.

Langa Mngoma - medical doctor


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What’s your take on the #IamNotMyHair

It reminded women to never be defined by their hair but to have fun with it instead a very important message.

Sunshine Shibambo: entrepreneur

What do you love about your hair?

My dad is Tsonga - we’re known to have “good hair” because it’s strong and thick and I was lucky enough to inherit good hair.

Naledi Mogadime: model

#mizaniinmzansi #blackgirlmagic ???

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What challenges have you faced with your hair?

Being a model, I’m faced with quite a few challenges because I’m constantly changing hairstyles and I have different people working on my hair all the time.  

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