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Drum English 2017 - Special

In the 1950's, DRUM was a pioneer of black journalism bringing together courageous investigative journalism and cutting-edge photojournalism for Africa. But DRUM isn't just about history. South Africa has changed a lot in the last 50 years, and DRUM has kept pace with these changes. Today it is a thoroughly modern magazine in touch with its readers. Our recipe for success is simple but effective: we give our readers what they want.

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1 min

AFTER last year’s award-winning edition of DRUM Hair, we had to make sure we brought you a new issue that’s even better ! We won two awards at the 2016 African Hair Awards – Most Informative Magazine and Most Striking Cover and we think we can do it again with the gorgeous Jessica Nkosi, Qondi in Isibaya, on our cover this year. The actress tells us about her hair journey and her future aspirations (page 6). We have a beautiful feature on mom Anita Boxoza and her two daughters with stunning natural hair. The three share everything you need to know about looking after kids’ hair (page 42). There’s also step-by-step instructions on how to tie four head wrap styles (page 62) and an A-Z guide to all things hair (page…

11 min
jessica’s crown

JESSICA Nkosi knows how to slay on the red carpet.With a fabulous eye for the right outfit, flawless make-up and great hair, the Empangeni-born actress is one of the most stylish celebrities in Mzansi. From the moment she decided to change from law to drama studies and stepped into the limelight as Qondi on Isibaya, the Mzansi Magic telenovela, the 27-year-old has become a sought-after MC and red carpet favourite. She shares her hair tales with DRUM Hair. You always have really elegant hairstyles. Who are your hair role models or those people whose hair game you love? I love Kelly Rowland, she is one woman I have seen in entertainment who isn’t afraid to take risks when it comes to hair. I also love Beyoncé, mostly because of the blonde hair.…

7 min
the a-z of hair

ACCESSORIES Whether they are saving us on bad-hair days or giving a great style the perfect finish, we just love accessories. From clips to bows to bands to wraps there’s something for every occasion. See page 36 for red-carpet accessory inspiration and page 62 for ideas on how to style wraps. BOUNCE ESSENTIAL HAIR Join the bouncy hair extension movement that embraces the curls (and kinks) of natural hair. Bounce Essential Hair has a range of extensions, human and synthetic hair, that suit different kinds of coils. There’s also deep conditioning caps, clips and more. Visit bebouncehair.com. CROCHET BRAIDS t’s on-trend to use crochet needles (for hair) to put in various synthetic extensions such as faux locs, Marley afros, soft dreads and yaki hair. This method of installation is quick and easy, with minimal to…

9 min
work it like a celeb

LONG Whether straight or slightly wavy, long hair is always a favourite KERRY WASHINGTON shows off one of our favourite looks on her, a long, straight wig with clipped-in highlights. KHANYI MBAU, BEYONCÉ and NONHLE THEMA all keep it sleek while Insecure’s YVONNE ORJI, a naturalista, opts for a long wig with ombre colour. The actress says moisturising is important. She sprays castor oil on her hair and sleeps with a shower cap. “In the morning, yes, I’m sweating, but my hair has all this moisture in the eight hours because if not, it’s going to be a Brillo pad!” RIHANNA goes red and wavy while How To Get Away With Murder actress AJA NAOMI KING adds a hint of a wave. CURLY Curls, curls, curls – pump them up and go big or…

5 min
know your shampoo

TO GET the most from your shampoo you need the right one, the one that leaves your hair looking its best. This means you need to know your stuff and not just buy the first one you see in the store or pick one at random after getting overwhelmed by all the options out there . The most important step is to know which shampoo suits your hair type and that can be tricky if you don’t know how to go about it. How often you wash your hair is up to your hair needs and your schedule. But your hair-washing journey is moving in the right direction with the correct shampoo. FIRST STEPS • Identify your hair type; is it coarse, thick, colour treated or dry? • Find out if it needs…

1 min
terms to know

SULPHATES These are chemicals responsible for that extra foam that’s produced when you wash your hair. They have no benefit for the hair and can strip away your hair’s natural moisture, making the hair frizzy and dry. Shampoos that create foam, just like body and face washes, can make us feel like our hair is squeaky clean when that’s not the case. There are many sulphate-free shampoos now. PARABENS These are used as preservatives in most products to prevent bacteria forming and making products expire too soon. They are not always easy to spot as they have different names in the ingredients list but often end in the word paraben. They haven’t been proven to be harmful, but talks around the matter have made consumers wary and some people may be sensitive to…