Beauty Haul: watch Beauty Editor Zipho Ntloko uncover the best wigs and haircare products at Foschini for Beauty

I legit have this video on a loop.


Our fourth and exciting Beauty Haul with Foschini for Beauty and COSMO senior beauty editor Zipho Ntloko is here! We’re talking everything related to wigs and haircare products from CHI Luxury. 

Our beauty guru Zipho Ntloko is a self-proclaimed braids-girl who is also obsessed with wigs and haircare tricks and tips. When she visited the Foschini store in Four Ways Mall she was blown away by Candi&Co. which is a huge beauty franchise that offers weaves, wigs and beauty products.

Candi&Co. recently launched its first branch in a retail store and, of course, it had to be in a Foschini store! This is amazing because you can shop for all your fave Foschini products and then stop in at Candi&Co. for a mani, pedi and lash fill, and get your wig and haircare fix.

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Hair rules 101 

Candi&Co. beauty expert Esparanz has one golden rule – take care of the hair you’ve bought. She suggests that you opt for a curly style, but the length is super-important. If it’s your first time buying hair, then you should go for something short like a bob because it’s easier to style. 

If it’s your first experience, you might not have the time to glue the front every morning and the closure you opt for is also important. ‘You wanna go for hair with a 4×4 closure and something easy to slide on’, says Esparanz. 

Custom-make your wig, gurl 

Candi&Co. actually offers custom-made wigs. When you’re in the Foschini store, simply browse and pick your hair texture and length and they’ll have it made for you – plus free delivery!

Get ready for the exclusive hook-up 

Strands Inc is exclusive to Foschini and the brand has three selections you can choose from, including Deep Wave, Italian Wave and Body Wave.  

Strands Inc representative Pearl says that these hairstyles are available in 8 to 24 inches. They’re all made from real virgin human hair and the cuticle layers are in the same direction – so the extensions behave like your own hair. 

  • Strands Inc Italian Wave hair extensions are curly with stunning fullness, and it gives you the wet-look style. 
  • If you’re looking for soft waves that look effortless, choose the Strands Inc Body Wave hair extensions – they have just enough volume and texture. 
  • Looking for tighter spiral curls? The Strands Inc Deep Wave is your go-to. The curls start from the root and frame your face for the ultimate curly-haired style. 

If you want full volume, Pearl suggests that you opt for three bundles of hair and if you’re looking for less drama, two bundles should suffice. The Strands Inc lace closures are available for Body Wave and Deep Wave in 360-degree and frontal closures. ‘360-degree closures go all the way around your head, offering you a ton of styling options, and frontal closures go from ear to ear,’ says Pearl. 

Only the best hair-styling tools for you, boo

CHI Luxury hair products and styling tools are available at Foschini and the range includes everything from luxury styling irons, to black-seed oil products and paddle brushes. Zipho opted for the CHI Luxury 3 in 1 Hairstyling Iron and a few essentials, including hairspray and blow-dry cream. 

In our Beauty Haul studio, hair extraordinaire Justine Alexander showed us exactly how to bring these fire hairstyles to life with the help of beauty artist Vuvu Maseti. Did you know? They are the duo behind the amazing hair and beauty looks on all local COSMO covers this year. 

Rock the deep wave wig 

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If we’re talking wigs and haircare, there’s only one person we’d reach out to and that’s Justine. Her tip for reviving the curls on your Strands Inc Deep Wave wig is simple: just spray some water and use some mousse. The great thing about this wig is that it has an adjustable strap inside. 

Yes to the braided wig! 

The braided wig has a lace frontal closure which means you can play around and style it in different ways. This type of weave is great if you’re looking to give your natural hair a break from braids. Zipho admits that she’s been skeptical about this style, but this one completely blew her away – especially because the scalp looks legit like it’s been braided. Top tip from Justine: use mousse to control the small hairs in the front while you’re trimming the lace closure. You’re gonna be amazed by this one – you can’t even see the lace! 

Insider tip: don’t forget to grab a wig cap at Foschini for the ultimate comfort. It keeps your wig secure and creates a barrier between your natural hair and the wig, which limits friction that can cause breakage. 

Slay in that body wave 

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The Strands Inc Body Wave wig is in a 360-degree closure. The waves on this one are not as tight as a conventional body-wave wig, but you can choose how to style it. Choose to blow-dry it and have it straight as Justine has done for a sleek look. 

Shop the products from Foschini here


Strands Peruvian Virgin Hair Extensions Deep Wave


Strands Inc Hair is made from real virgin human hair and, with amazing care, they could last up to two years. The curls on this wig are tighter.


Strands Peruvian Virgin Hair Extensions Body Wave


Strands Inc Hair is made from real virgin human hair and, with amazing care, they could last up to two years. The curls on this wig are more relaxed.


Strands Peruvian Virgin Hair Extensions Straight


Strands Inc Hair is made from real virgin human hair. This is an ideal style if it’s your first time buying and maintaining extensions.


CHI Luxury 3 in 1 Hairstyling Iron


This 3-in-1 hairstyling iron can be used to straighten, curl or wave your hair. Its rounded ceramic plates are infused with nourishing black-seed oil for smoothness and shine.


CHI Luxury Nylon & Boar Paddle Brush

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This paddle brush has extra-long nylon pins to detangle your hair and boar bristles that will gently smooth your hair and add shine.


CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil Flexible Hold Hair Spray


This fast-drying volumising hairspray is infused with black-seed oil.


CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil Blow Dry Cream


This lightweight styling cream contains black-seed oil to handle frizz, and leaves your hair with a great shine.


For even more wigs and haircare from Foschini, shop online and keep up with the brand on Facebook and Instagram.

This post is sponsored by Foschini.

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