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Edwardine Rose 2 October 2013 at 14:57

how can i comment or be part of this blog?

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Ruth Mafupa 18 November 2013 at 13:10

You can comment as a guest or register on Disqus. Still working on having a forum where questions can be asked and answered. Otherwise, you can jot me an email.

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Clara-Elisha Kabamba 4 April 2017 at 06:09

Hi Ruth, came across your page When I was searching for African black soap! Is it better to buy Dudu Osun black African soap or the the other one, in this case the one you have in a clear plastic wrap?

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Ruth Mafupa 5 April 2017 at 13:06

I am not sure the ingredients list of Dudu Osun black soap. However, the one in the clear plastic wrap is as it is made by Ghanaian women. The original black soap as the recipe has been passed on from generation to generation.

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Dineo 30 November 2013 at 21:21

Hi Ruth- am in Johannesburg is it possible to go straight to your store or i can only other online? may you please tell me the name of a good leave in conditioner? am so happy for what your doing my 13year old daughter she s been struggling to grow her Afro am over the moon to try the product because we were about to relax the hair .

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Ruth Mafupa 5 May 2014 at 16:52

Aaw Dineo. Thanks for the kind words. You can come to 8 Villa Roma. 26 Louise Way, Kelvin, Sandton

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Ruth Mafupa 28 June 2016 at 09:52

You can now come to Unit A63 U can store, corner Impala & Spartan cres. Eastgate ext.21 Sandton

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Dineo 17 April 2017 at 18:39

Hi Ruth, my sister mess up with my daughters hair with relaxer after the hard work I have done the passed years with your beautiful products, may you please just list product she can start her hair with, they are so many and I Dont know which ones to start with. Today she did small lines with her own hair, The hair its natural again but its doesn’t look healthy its like you can count it on head, am sorry i Dont know how to explain but hope understand my frustration, thanks I’ll appreciate your help.

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Ruth Mafupa 18 April 2017 at 08:43

Oh I’m sorry to hear that. You can use Nashe Organics moisturising conditioner and the leave-in conditioning styler to restore the moisture and strength of her hair.

MissT 5 May 2014 at 13:22

I just received my Extra Dark JBCO and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to receive a package LOL! Thanks for the speedy service, it was literally 48 hours 🙂
I am well on my natural journey and your site offers me daily support, so thanks a lot. Keep up the great work & God bless you Ruth!

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Ruth Mafupa 5 May 2014 at 16:53

Yaay. Glad you are happy. We try our best to make it as speedy as possible. Thank you so much for the feedback. God bless you too MissT

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Eloho 4 June 2014 at 10:45

Hi, Ive carried my hair virgin since 1996 and it has been shoulder length since 99. Noticed that my hair breaks a lot since I move to Botswana from Nigeria so started search for sites that could give good suggestions on how to manage my hair better. Presently found two but my problem now is how to get natural products for hair care like jojobab oil shea butter and the likes please can u give suggestions. Thanks.

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Ruth Mafupa 4 June 2014 at 12:22

Dryer climates play havoc to our hair. Botswana is one dry country and you need to add moisture to your hair even more. You can email me and I will try and connect you with a Natural Moisture agent in Botswana for the Shea butter and also work something out for the other oils.

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eloho 4 June 2014 at 12:36

Thanks a plenty will send the email.

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Millicent 15 July 2014 at 13:46

Hi Natural Sisters, my name is Millicent Nakedi, Im 6 months old in the natural hair world, still don’t know how to take care of it, still don’t know why or how I came to this “natural” decision but I intend to love my hair and embrace my new natural me. what would be the thing to keep in my cupboard for my hair, something that will grow it, strengthen it, moisturize and beautify it?

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Ruth Mafupa 16 July 2014 at 09:49

🙂 Millicent. Thanks for writing in. For your hair care needs, my advice will be limited and not comprehensive because I do not know the state/structure of your hair and scalp at the moment. Otherwise let me say generally, get a good clarifying shampoo that you do not have to use regularly but as and when you need some proper cleansing of build up here and there. Black soap is my fav. Otherwise, you will need conditioner and more conditioner for washing (co-washing) and conditioning and sometimes deep conditioning. You will need something that has slip but does not cause build up. Tresseme Naturals is what I use. A leave in conditioner is also a must. One that has slip and is water based. Most are. I use motions leave in, or Ultimate Organics or Tresseme Naturals for this. Then you will need your oils. There is a wide variety here. Then butters or creams. Shea butter is what I use. But there is avocado butter and mango butter and mafura butter. Most things are going to be a trial and error to find out what suits your hair best. Keep track of what really works for your hair though so that you do not get lost in products frenzy with your hair not making any progress.

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Neicy 24 October 2014 at 14:15

I need help please with finding a place where I can buy flexi rods to curl my afro. I really don’t want to put stress on my scalp anymore because of during protective styles back to back. (I live in Kempton park so any stores close to that area would be a great help

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Ruth Mafupa 27 October 2014 at 09:16

Hi Neicy. You can try Dischem. They sometimes stock them.

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Rose 16 March 2015 at 14:52

Hi Sista, I have relaxed hair (shoulder length) and I like the transition idea. I am tired of burning my scalp with chemicals as I have a very sensitive scalp. Please take me step-by-step-like what do I need to do first and so on…

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Ruth Mafupa 17 March 2015 at 08:10

I have done a post on transitioning already which you may find helpful
http://naturalsisters.co.za/2013/05/how-to-transition-to-natural-hair/

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Keora 30 July 2015 at 11:55

Very nice blog, I love girls who are proud to show their natural hair.

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Anne Hlatshwayo 2 August 2015 at 16:15

Hi I would like to know how tom get your hair products, my hair is gone and I have tried everything and nothing works. I am very frustrated because I feel my beauty is gone. Help me and tell me which shop should I go to or where to buy your stuff, I am working at Woodmead tell me if there is anything nearer.

Kind Regards
Anne

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Ruth Mafupa 3 August 2015 at 08:49

Hi Anne. We are very close to Woodmead. You can call 0742229804 or 0102059020 before coming to Unit A63 U Can Store. Corner Spartan Crescent and Impala. Sandton You can also buy online at http://www.natmoisture.co.za and we will deliver to you.

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Nobe 18 August 2015 at 13:08

Firstly, you have beautiful hair! It does not look natural at all! I have dreadlocks, for the past 2 years now. I feel like my hair is dry and I was using hair food just to keep it most 😉 May you please advise on the best way to keep my scalp moist and also since at times I style, which products I can use for my hairline. Thank you!

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Ruth Mafupa 21 August 2015 at 10:01

WEll thank you very much and indeed it is natural hair. As far as your scalp is concerned, I can tell you what I do. Besides washing my hair more frequently, I also do an oil rinse soon after washing my hair. This helps me to lock moisture on my scalp and keep it from dying too quickly. You can also spritz with an oil and water mixture or a store bought water based moisturising spray. That should help. For the hairline, try ordinary castor oil or the Jamaican Black Castor oil. You will also need to stay away from styles that pull your hair. I hope this helps.

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d.my 11 September 2015 at 10:05

Hello there please what steps can follow to becoming a qualified distributor of your products

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d.m sindongo 11 September 2015 at 10:07

Hello there please what steps can I follow to becoming a distributor of your products

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Ruth Mafupa 11 September 2015 at 10:18

Hi There. You can go to the online store which is http://www.natmoisture.co.za and contact us from there either through the contact us form or email.

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Charity Pawandiwa 26 September 2015 at 13:54

Hi Ruth
How are you thankyou for documenting your hair journey. I have been natural for ten years or so but i find that my hair breaks so ive been shoulder length for quite some time. By listening to some of your videos i am realising some of my mistakes and trying to correct them as I go. for now ive only been using coconut oil after washing or spraying with water and Ive been doing protein deep conditioners bi weekly. I also tried the baggy method and its been helping me a bit with moisture. my hair texture is super coily i think 4c . I would like to find out your experience with hair steaming. Does it help retain moisture any advice will be most welcome.

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Ruth Mafupa 28 September 2015 at 09:30

Hi Charity. It’s only a pleasure and I am glad to be of some help. That keeps me doing the things I do. 🙂 Well steaming does definitely help with moisture especially when deep conditioning.

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Tebello 28 September 2015 at 10:58

Hi Ruth,

I am looking forward in using this product, im in Katlehong which place is closer where i can buy your product.

thanks.

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Ruth Mafupa 28 September 2015 at 11:13

You can order online and we will send your order to you

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Lebo 3 October 2015 at 16:50

I used to have very thick hair but recently my hair is so stagnant and hairline very bad, I have a hair relaxer and would like to treat may hair and regain its volume. Can I use your product for children

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Ruth Mafupa 5 October 2015 at 08:18

Thinner hair is one of the reasons I decided to go natural. As they improve these relaxers and introduce new formulas, the results may not be what you used to get. If you still need to relax your hair, try texlaxing which is not staying with the relaxer on your hair for too long for bone straight hair. Yes you can use Natural Moisture products on children with no problem.

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Mogau 6 October 2015 at 19:41

Hi Ruth.

Can you please help me out? I’ve been doing some research on how to grow my 4c natural hair. I general suffer from dryness and have come across the LOC method to retain moisture. I tried the method, but I still find that my hair is prone to dryness which leads to breakage.
For L I use a home-made spritz ( made of 2 tsp glycerine, 400ml aloe vera juice, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp castor oil and 1 drop of eucalyptus oil). I also tried using a store-bought leave-in conditioner but I had a struggle finding one. When I did find one (at Picknpay) it really did not help in moisturizing my hair. I think its because of the parabens in it (can you suggest good leave-in conditioners? and also where I can find them please).
Then for O, I try to alternate between castor oil, olive oil and coconut oil. But generally I find that castor oil does a better job at locking moisture.
For C I use a shea-butter mix.

Nonetheless, my hair remains dry 🙁 until one hair-dresser suggested that I do a cholesterol treatment (at a salon) which will help with breakage and split-ends. What would be your advice concerning that?

Looking forward to your response 🙂

Kind regards
Mogau

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Ruth Mafupa 7 October 2015 at 07:55

Hi Mogau. Firstly, I did not see any water in your spritzer. Water is the is the best moisturiser. Aloe Vera Juice and glycerin are both humectants. Unless you are in a very humid environment, these two actually draw water from your hair. So if to include them in your regimen, make sure it is a little. a tbs of aloe vera juice, half a tsp of glycerin should be fine. When it is dry in Johannesburg, I leave out glycerin altogether.
When you seal moisture, make sure you do it in a down ward motion so that you also help to lay your cuticles down. If your hair is damaged, you may want to address that first and make sure you do protein treatments, eat right, drink a lot of water and and exercise. In this dry weather, you can also try the bagging method/greenhouse effect for your hair to retain more moisture. I did a post on it sometime back.

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Mogau 26 October 2015 at 11:00

Thank you.

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priya gautam 29 October 2015 at 12:50

i want to order for this hair food …kindly assist me abt
or plz call me regarding this.

priya 9818408353

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Ruth Mafupa 30 October 2015 at 08:50 Reply
zoemt8@gmail.com 27 November 2015 at 15:38

Hi Ruth
I need advice on my hair, they are thinning and not growing , I have been applying shea butter(nat moisture) as a hair food but there is no improvement. Please help

Regards
Rose

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Ruth Mafupa 1 December 2015 at 15:52

Hi Rose. For how long have you been using the Shea butter? Are there any side effects? Please write me an email. Details are on contact us.

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althea 14 December 2015 at 07:18

hi Ruth

i have a hairline problem, please advise where I can purchase yout T444Z hairfood, JHB South will be ideal for me
regards

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Ruth Mafupa 14 December 2015 at 08:17

I don’t have t444z hairfood. You can search online or check the comments on the post I did on it.

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Chloe 6 January 2016 at 07:19

Hi Ruth,

Chloe here newly natural whose very confused as u can imagine , having worn my hair straight for years and now seeing so much advise and info regarding natural hair .

Can u discuss heat ….on natural hair ..

what are the side effects and can i use a bit of heat lets say 3 times a year im sure that wont hurt but i could be wrong …

Do u use heat and how often if ever

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Ruth Mafupa 6 January 2016 at 14:46

Will put heat on the list of posts. I use heat now and then but not excessive.

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Nombuso 20 January 2016 at 13:27

Hi Ruth

Do you do crochet weaves? I’ve recently cut my natural afro because I just got over it! Im interested in doing a nice protective crochet style to hold me over for a few months.

Please advise if you know someone or if you yourself can do it?

You can email me directly 🙂

Thanks
Nombuso

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Margaret 7 March 2016 at 06:47

Hi. How does one place an order.

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Ruth Mafupa 7 March 2016 at 08:01

You can order on http://www.natmoisture.co.za or get the physical address details and come in store and buy.

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Masana 10 April 2016 at 20:21

Hi Ruth. I am in love with the Afro crochet wig. I need one like the one you did on your latest video. Price please. Thanks ~

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Ruth Mafupa 12 April 2016 at 09:38

Hi. Send me an email please for prices.

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Thenji 13 April 2016 at 10:19

hi Ruth,

please also send me the prices and where to get the products.

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Ruth Mafupa 14 April 2016 at 08:35

Hi Thenji. Please view all prices of products on http://www.natmoisture.co.za There as well you can read more on the products and also how to use them

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Heather 25 April 2016 at 06:18

Hello Ruth, I am desperately looking for someone to do crotchet braid on me with freetress braiding hair or even 100% human hair. Can you help? Do you stock freetress braiding hair? I cannot find it anywhere in Johannesburg? Also, would you be able to do the braids for me?

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Ruth Mafupa 25 April 2016 at 11:46

Hi Heather.We don’t have any other type of hair except Marley hair from Brown & Ayo. I may be able to do the braids for you, depends on my schedule and how soon you want them. I do not however have facilities to wash your hair so you need to wash it before hand. I will also not be able to curl the hair if it needs curling. Please email me for more details. contact details on Contact Us page. Cheers!

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Ruth Mafupa 25 April 2016 at 11:46

Hi Heather.We don’t have any other type of hair except Marley hair from Brown & Ayo. I may be able to do the braids for you, depends on my schedule and how soon you want them. I do not however have facilities to wash your hair so you need to wash it before hand. I will also not be able to curl the hair if it needs curling. Please email me for more details. contact details on Contact Us page. Cheers!

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nosipho 6 May 2016 at 11:05

hi i need to buy the chatto hair product am in juburg

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Ruth Mafupa 9 May 2016 at 10:12

Not sure if they have distributors here. You can contact their main office in USA via email for info.

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Violet Ledwaba 2 February 2017 at 18:01

hi My name is Violet want to know where I can buy afro and twist comb.Thank you

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Gift 6 March 2017 at 20:21

Hi Ruth
I love how your hair looks and the styles you have, thank you for this block it really is informative.
I have natural hair for 2 and half years and it has grown to my shoulder, however it breaks and I am not using any natural hair products. I am constantly braiding my hair to try and avoid using chemicals on it. I have seen all the styles you have done and I also want to try them.
Can you please advise which products to use for my natural hair and how to style my hair curly and products that will help with styling. I also need more understanding on the washing and moisturising as my have is a bit curly and soft for natural hair.
I want to stop using heat blow drying on my hair but how do I get it dry?

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Ruth Mafupa 7 March 2017 at 09:57

Please check your ends and the length of your hair to find out why it is breaking. Breakage is normally due split ends and if that is not addressed, chances of stopping the breakage are slim. Deep condition your hair every time you wash it. This will help to keep it soft and moisturised for longer. When you moisturise, start with water because it is the only real moisturiser. then apply some cream, a leave-in conditioner preferably and then an oil or butter to seal moisture in your hair. Natural Moisture has most of the natural products specifically for natural hair and you can get them online at http://www.natmoisture.co.za

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Sbongile Brown 24 April 2017 at 12:34

Hi Ruth

Was surfing the net on natural products and I came across your products. I love your hair. I endured the torture of chemicals for year and three year ago I decided to go natural. Now my hair doesn’t grow into an afro (long & up) it curls down yet I want that afro look. I have even let my grey show. please help want my hair to be like yours, natural look
Im in Swaziland Matsapha, + 268 7605 4638 whatsapp

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Gugu 24 May 2017 at 13:13

Hi Ruth im transitioning from relaxed hair to natural. my last relaxed was in november 2016. its coming alright i thing, my problem i still dont know how to treat my have with so many products out there. still dont know how many time to was my hair what product to use, currently what’s working for me for now is soft n’ free stray it makes my hair soft. but is it good .

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Eve 25 May 2017 at 15:12

Hi Gugu. I did a post on transitioning to natural hair. Hopefully you can get a clue on what to do there. Here is the link http://naturalsisters.co.za/2013/05/how-to-transition-to-natural-hair/

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Gugu 24 May 2017 at 13:14

and well my hair is breaking a lot

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Mateena 12 June 2017 at 08:07

Good Blog

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Eve 15 June 2017 at 09:34

Thanks

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Lomakhosi Dlamini 1 September 2017 at 14:54

I want the Brazilian wool 12 pack. are u the same as NAtural Moisture shop online.

How much is that pack. And please also include transportation to Swaziand

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Eve 11 September 2017 at 14:49

Yes indeed. You can buy on Natural Moisture online shop

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nonhlanhla 23 September 2017 at 06:00

I want to buybrazillian wool

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Eve 27 September 2017 at 18:05

You can contact us at saleas[@]natmoisture.co.za or go to http://www.natmoisture.co.za to order

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