Explore the world and learn secrets for beautiful hair! This week, Madison Reed visits South Africa to bring you hair care secrets, fashion-forward trends, and fascinating facts.
Packed with scenic wonders, South Africa is commonly referred to as the adventure capital of the world. It’s a great place to indulge in a remarkable range of activities—from surfing and zip-lining to shopping and dining. It’s also home to some of the world's most magnificent wildlife. From Johannesburg to Cape Town, there are a host of beautiful destinations that make this country shine.
Hair Care Tip: Rooibos Tea
One of nature’s best-kept secrets, rooibos tea grows from the Cedarberg Mountains in South Africa. It’s been used as medicine to help relieve skin irritations like acne, eczema, sunburns, and allergic reactions. It can also be used to rinse hair for a beautiful shine, or as a leave-in treatment for lighter hair, to add a color boost with a reddish tint.
Hairstyle: Twisted Updo
This gorgeous style is simple and stylish, and it’s worn by many South African women in Cape Town. To achieve the look, spritz your hair with leave-in conditioner until it’s slightly damp. Next, part your hair at the crown, and section off the back half in a tight ponytail. Create flat twists at the front of your hair, including your ponytail (use Madison Reed Tame or shea butter to help with twists) and pin them with bobby pins. Then, wrap your head in a silk scarf and let it twist overnight. In the morning, undo your twists, push your coils to the front, and secure them with bobby pins.
South Africa is the second largest exporter of fruit in the world.
It’s the first country in Africa to host the FIFA World Cup.
South African grasslands can have up to 60 grass species per square kilometer, making for greater plant biodiversity than many rainforests.
In 2002, South Africa was the world’s fastest-growing tourist destination.
By 2006, South Africa’s tourism grew at three times the global average.
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