The Wellness Blog

Summer waves with Sassi Sisters

Summer is all about the ocean breeze, salty air and sun kissed hair 

Sammy from Sassi shares her secret tips on creating the perfect natural curls & living well in summer.

Natural summer curls

Creating the perfect natural curl

Moroccanoil curl cream

1. Apply Moroccan Oil curl cream to towel dried hair.  Wrap your hair in a loose bun and let it dry naturally or rough dry your hair with a hairdryer.

Summer curls

Once your hair is dry you can define your curl by:

2. Separating your hair with a clip, start with the bottom layer and curl pieces of your hair with your straightening irons with the nose down.

3. To form a more natural wave/curl move the iron faster through your hair or to create a structured curl use a slower stroke.

Summer curls

4.  Once the bottom section is curled, take another third of your hair and repeat the same curling process.

Repeat with the last third

TIP:  Pieces closest to your face should be curled AWAY from your face.


5.  Once your curls are done, run your fingers through your curls to mess them up and give them a more natural look

6.  Apply a small amount of Moroccanoil treatment oil to your ends and any other frizzy parts

texture spray moroccanoil

7.  If your hair feels flat use some texture spray  throughout your whole head or dry shampoo directly to your roots for lift and texture.

Moroccanoil curl products

Moroccanoil range:  Beach wave mousse / Texture spray / Hairspray / Oil / Curl cream

Living well with Sammy from Sassi

Best gym to street hair tip………..

Most definitely Dry Shampoo!! It dries out excess oil and leaves it smelling fresher than ever

My go-to smoothie………….

I whizz together a green smoothie in my nutribullet – coconut water, spinach, frozen banana & blueberries, chia seeds, spirulina, fresh mint and cacao nibs – it’s delicious

My food philosophy in one sentence…………

It’s very simple – I believe in good whole foods and to understand what works for you.  I love to be adventurous with food and making it enjoyable to eat.

Secret hair tip……………..

Don’t wash your hair everyday!  Love and learn how to work with the natural oils and texture of your hair

If I could give just one piece of health advice it would be…………….

Everything in moderation – Fuel your body and it fuels you

Daily wellness habits………………

I never skip my breakfast – either boiled eggs, avo and rye toast OR a Breakfast bowl  – rolled oats, blueberries, chia seeds, raw walnuts, goji berries and honey
I gym with my trainer 2-3 times a week, the other days I run before I start a hectic day in the salon
WATER, WATER, WATER – we love infused waters mint & lemon or strawberry & cucumber

Latest hair trends…………..

Solid, Choppy, Blunt – layers are a thing of the past


Image credits:  Taryn Owen

  1. Thea

    February 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    STUNNING!!!! Brilliant and so informative.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Beaut pics x

  2. Gloria swanson

    February 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Fantastic, I myself have my hair done at Sassi and it’s a must visit for anyone, the vibe and staff are amazing. Beats any salon in the western Cape.
    Gloria, Cape Town

    1. donah

      February 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      I could not agree more Gloria x

  3. Vanessa

    February 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Love this blog! Always so fresh and stylishly written and the photos are really amazing. Great to read, great to look at, thanks ?

    1. donah

      February 8, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks Vanessa, I am so glad you enjoy the blog. I love working with such amazing photographers and clients – it makes writing each blog post exciting and lots of fun.

  4. Tracy

    February 8, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Loved this Dons – the tips, the simple and amazing green smoothie recipe. Sammy you truly are the epitome of glowing health & good lifestyle & food choices – such an inspiration to all of us – juggling a business and young family- thank you xxx

  5. Tracy

    February 8, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Yes and Taryn’s photo’s ! such a natural interpretation – and I will follow the hair curl DIY!

  6. Delia

    February 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Inspirational!! ??

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