Be Whole

This blog is a blend of my twin passions: writing and holistic beauty.

Do you ever get super excited during a conversation and start clapping your hands as you speak? ūüĎŹ That’s exactly me when I’m talking about natural hair or some other DIY beauty recipe.

Even as a student at the University of Cape Town, my friends and I would take breaks in the secret garden or sit on Jammie stairs, snacking on saucy toasted sandwiches while chatting about our wellness goals.

At the time, my habits weren’t healthy at all. I was unfit, social-smoking and drinking, as well as chemically treating my hair to the point where it was so fine that it looked as if my forehead was protruding.

Something had to change – but only after my a few anxiety attacks that left me crying like a baby and so defenceless to what was happening to my body.

As I adopted healthier habits, I realized that there were so many other people who had similar ambitions but didn’t know where to start or sometimes just needed some motivation.

That’s when I took the conversation online.

I’m that friend you chat to when you’re looking for natural hair advice or¬† clean beauty alternative.. Those things fascinate me and I’m more than happy to share what I’ve learnt if you are interested.

Here are some of the posts that you can expect to see: 

Natural haircare, skincare, makeup

I started my natural hair journey in 2013, opting to transition from years of chemical treatments, and eventually big chopped in 2014.

Learning to care for my own hair has been incredibly challenging yet rewarding. I have documented tips and tricks that I have learnt along the way, including video tutorials for my natural hair hunnies.

Skin, skin, skin… Hormonal acne was the humble pie that drew me to my interest in functional medicine and cleaner beauty. They’re affordable, easy to do, and safe enough to eat.

Adventure Travel

In another life, I’d be a globetrotter hiking from country to country, bathing in rivers and picking juicy snacks from the earth.

I love telling stories.

Exploring different cities, meeting foreign cultures through food and visiting less touristy places is another passion that I share now and then. Most of other readers that I chat to are travel junkies too so please bear with me for sneaking in a destination feature once in a while.

Blog Features and Credibility

Marie Claire

I was featured as one of South Africa’s 15 fierce Naturalistas to follow. Read the full article here.

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Clicks Clubcard Magazine

I got to share some of my beauty faves in issue 4 of the Clicks Club Card Magazine.

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Cape Talk Radio

The lovely Overnight Live host, Noloso Madikizela invited me on air to talk about how Be Whole came about. Click the play button below to listen to the interview:

Soweto Urban

Two of my natural hair video tutorials featured in a top story by Soweto Urban. Read the full feature, here.

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Beauty South Africa

I got to share my top 5 winter hair care tips on South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine, BeautySouthAfrica.com.

Click on the image below to read the article:

Beauty Bulletin

I frequently collaborate with¬†Beauty Bulletin¬†, South Africa’s largest beauty review forum, to bring my ladies up to speed on any new and cool beauty products that would resonate with us.

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Twenty Something Magazine

An original Be Whole post was selected for a three-page feature in Twenty Something Magazine‘s first edition.

Click on the play icon below and zoom in read: 21 things you learn in your early twenties.

W24

Women 24, South Africa’s leading women’s online portal, published an original Be Whole post.

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Webfluential

Be Whole is accredited by Webfluential. To find out how you can be featured on Be Whole or any of my social networks, access my media kit via this link: Let’s collaborate! You’ll also be able to view my blog stats like reach, relevance, and resonance.