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About Natural Sisters

 

Hey. My name is Evenes Ruth Mafupa and I am the main writer and editor of this blog. I am a Christian, a mother to 3 boys, wife to the most amazing man and a founding Director of Natural Moisture (Pty) Ltd. I have a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and I’m a free lance draughtsperson to help pay the bills. I am a D.I.Y junky, self taught clothing designer, self taught hair stylist and I love everything healthy and natural.

Finding a way to manage kinky curly/coily hair was so liberating for me and the information that I found in books, magazines, friends, family and the web have taught me not only to embrace my hair texture but also to celebrate it, nurture it and enjoy it the way it is. Kinky hair. I am just another sister who loves hair and healthy living and has taken the task to research, try out specific products and styling methods to put it all in writing and encourage, warn, help and inspire others along the way. I am still learning as I walk along this journey.

As I grow on this journey, I found out that, I’m not just about hair. I have many other passions as well and only writing about hair has become more and more difficult for me. I am about other things as well. I love making clothes, I am a DIY junkie, I love gardening, travelling and all that kind of stuff. So I share about my experiences on this platform as well.

Feel free to write me on ruth@naturalsisters.co.za

 

30 comments

s a smith 19 March 2013 at 04:56

bless ur work

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Ruth Mafupa 19 March 2013 at 10:26

Thanks

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Atta Hanson 28 March 2013 at 10:51

Thanks for the good work you are doing. God bless you.

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Ruth Mafupa 16 July 2013 at 09:06

thanks

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Luyanda 16 July 2013 at 07:42

So excited to find another SOuth African natural hair blog. I’m well on my way to learning all the different techniques and love love my hair 🙂

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Ruth Mafupa 16 July 2013 at 07:46

Thank you.

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berv'lee 8 July 2014 at 08:32

I have gone natural for the past year and my hair got to coarse to point that I could put a comb in it. So I used Step one to soften the curls but my hair started falling off this year in may and am not sure how to get it back. Can you recommend a mixture I can use, my hair is currently braided. Thanks

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Ruth Mafupa 13 November 2014 at 15:31

Sorry for such a late reply. I am sorry to hear that your hair was falling out. I hope I am not too late to help you. Either way someone with the same help can get some relief from my answer I hope. The first thing you need to do is check if your hair is shedding from the roots or just breaking. For more in depth process and recommendations, let me put this question on my to do posts. Till then, blessings your way

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Tsakane Hlongwane 13 November 2014 at 14:27

Hi there
I just found this blog today , I am so excited you don’t know . I went natural way back and I don’t have or know how to style my natural hair . this blog will be more of help to me and the other thing that bothers me its my hair line I did braids in winter and my hair line is gone . What product to use for a speedy recovery of my hair line.
AQ

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Ruth Mafupa 13 November 2014 at 15:34

Welcome Tsakane. I hope you will love it here. For a speedy recovery, trusting you are not still stressing your hairline, you can use Castor oil. It has helped restore many a hairline before. Massage on the affected area every night before bed. Don’t rub it in. Just massage. I hope this helps and please let me know how it goes. Blessings

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LINDILE 20 November 2014 at 12:16

Hi Ruth,
Can i get clearity on this, can i braid my hair for it to grow?

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Ruth Mafupa 24 November 2014 at 10:15

Braiding your hair will help it to grow in the sense that it is low manipulation and if you do not style your hair daily, you will be able to retain more length because your hair becomes stronger.

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laetitia 16 November 2015 at 18:10

I read your answer above, I have a short afro and I want it to grow so I can twist it, what else can I do so that it grows aside from braiding it? because its too short to do anything else with it

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Ruth Mafupa 17 November 2015 at 13:19

You can just make sure it is well moisturised and your scalp healthy to promote healthy hair growth and just let it be. No need to braid or twist it.You can also accessorise using hair bands, flowers, head bands.

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morleen 17 February 2016 at 11:46

hie….I have natural hair for 5 years now but it has stopped growing, can you please give me recommendations on what I should apply on my hair so it can grow again. I love your hair its beautiful and im inspired by you. but im in KZN so…

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Ruth Mafupa 22 February 2016 at 13:15

If your scalp is healthy, there is nothing you need to apply for your hair to grow/retain length. II’m sure your hair is still growing but it is breaking off as fast as it grows. Making sure your hair is moisturised and is not breaking helps a big deal to see the growth. Less hair handling, combing it less also helps. Otherwise, check my hair regimen page.

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Lee-Anne 8 May 2016 at 21:34

Hi Ruth,

I am so pleased to see that I am not the only one who is super delighted and excited to have found your blog!!!

My name is Lee-Anne and I have thick coarse hair. I have stopped relaxers for approximately 7 months now and it has been tough recently…my hair is going out of control. I find that it is coming out quite a bit when I comb or even brush and the middle just don’t not seem to cooperate .
I am in search of good softening and maintenance products for transitioning hair.
The problem is that my hair is a bit long…which is causing the bottom parts to be straight will the roots are slowly becoming very curly and coarse again and it always gets tangled very badly due to that. I really really don’t want to do the “big chop” .

Please if there is any advice at all you could give, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for this!!! SOUTH AFRICA needs its own natural hair guru.

Regards,
Lee-Anne

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Ruth Mafupa 9 May 2016 at 10:14

Hi lee-Ann. Transitioning is quite hectic but smile, there is lot’s of light at the end of the tunnel. I also transitioned for 2 years so you don’t have to big chop. Please check my post on transitioning for tips that may make your journey much better.

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Sharon 13 May 2016 at 11:59

Hi There

I’m so glad I found this blog, I’ve been reading up on hair management tips and I’m finally ready to chop of the relaxed portion of my hair and my 6yr old daughter’s hair. Wish me luck 🙂 Going natural has always been my dream and after noticing how rich my daughter’s hair is after going 4 months without any chemical processing, I’m excited to see it.

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Ruth Mafupa 18 May 2016 at 13:22

Great! I am sure you will not regret going back to natural hair. All the best hey and if you need help, please just shout and there will always be a sista to help you out.

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Karin 4 June 2016 at 08:09

I would to go too a workshop on how you go from relaxed to growing out you natural hair and where do I find those products and equipment in Pretoria,please assist me.

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Ruth Mafupa 6 June 2016 at 10:25

Hi Karin. Please subscribe to our newsletter and will let you know when the workshop is.

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Ruth Mafupa 6 June 2016 at 10:30

Hi Karin. You can subscribe to our newsletter and get updates from Natural Sisters and info of when we have events.

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LadyT 29 June 2016 at 10:51

Hi;
What would you recommend from Nat Moisture range for dry hair?

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Ruth Mafupa 4 July 2016 at 12:01

Hey LadyT For dry hair, Natural Moisture’s Shea butter range works well in sealing the moisture and encouraging your hair to stay moisturised for longer. Natural Moisture is also working on a water based formula for daily moisturizing of the hair.

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fikile 26 May 2017 at 07:35

hi there

Hi lady T am new on this blog what would you recommend to use for my afro?

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simphiwe 6 October 2017 at 16:50

What does co washing mean please explain

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Eve 9 October 2017 at 16:41

Hi Simphiwe. Co washing is using a conditioner to wash the hair. So, co is short for conditioner.

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Nolu 16 October 2017 at 07:25

Hi there Ruth

I am growing my natural hair and i want to keep it like that,but i have a problem with dry scalp and dandruff.Can you please help me to what i can use.
Thank you.

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Evenes Ruth Mafupa 18 October 2017 at 20:25

I wrote a detailed post on how to battle dandruff and dry scalp. Just search for dandruff on the blog. It will come up. As to what you can use, I cannot recommend without seeing your hair in person. So if possible, visit our hair studio for a consultation.

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