Zinhle Jiyane, DJ

What inspires your hairstyles??

My industry gives me a lot of creative freedom. Also, my team is always asking me what I want to do next, which keeps me on my toes.

What’s your favourite and worst hair memory?

I loved the mohawk I had a few years ago. It made me a trendsetter. Then some time ago, I cut my hair short at a Durban salon that I’d never been to before. The hairstylist cut off so much of my hair, it looked like I had no hairline! That disaster made me go back to wigs.

How did your relationship with Xola Madube begin?

I had a shoot, and my hairstylist at the time cancelled at the last minute. I went online and discovered The San Hair. They arrived at the shoot on time — I was impressed by their professionalism and styling techniques.

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What’s your go-to hair care tip?

Pearl Thusi encouraged me to always moisturise my natural hair under my wigs, which has become a habit. 

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Xola Madube, DJ Zinhle’s hairstylist

What’s your hair speciality?

Our speciality is weaves, wig installation and hair colour treatments. The San Hair salon is based in Midrand.

What do you enjoy most about styling DJ Zinhle’s hair?

Zinhle is always willing to try new and vibrant colours that many people are afraid of. She’s a true trendsetter.

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What hair care tips do you share with Zinhle?

She has a busy schedule so we step in to help maintain her wigs, but we always encourage her to look after her own natural hair by moisturising and treating it regularly.

Which hair products do you recommend for maintaining healthy hair?

We always encourage our customers to invest in good quality conditioners, shampoos and brushes to help care for their wigs. For Zinhle’s hair, we use natural oils, shampoos and moisturising conditioners so the weaves retain their colour and silkiness.

This article originally appeared in the TRUE LOVE March issue.