Be Whole

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

Do you ever get super amped about a conversation and start clapping your hands as you speak? ūüĎŹ¬†That’s 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 on Jammie stairs to snack on saucy toasted sandwiches and chat about the wellness goals that we’d had.

At the time, my habits weren’t healthy at all. I was out-of-shape, partying and 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.

And as I started adopting 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 the friend you chat to when you’re looking for a natural beauty remedy or want to know what this food or that vitamin is good for. Those kinds of things fascinate me and I’m more than happy to share what I’ve learned with those who are interested.

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

Natural haircare, skincare, and DIY hacks

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

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

Skin, skin, skin… Hormonal acne was the humble pie that drew me to my interest in functional medicine and DIY beauty hacks. 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 locals and¬†getting to sit down and dine with them is another passion that I share now and then. Most holistic beauty lovers I chat to are travel junkies too. It’s a character facet that I proudly peep into this niche community.

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,

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.


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

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