DIY: cowash

Hey guys, so today I’ve decided to share my DIY COWASH with you guys. Some of you may ask yourselves “what is a cowash?” , well… Co-washing is short for “conditioner-only washing.” It means skipping shampoo and relying solely on conditioner ( because sometimes we get lazy ) . My cowash recipe is natural and gives my hair that moisture & shine that it needs, it also makes my curls look flawless ( but you guys never see them because I always comb my hair out👀 ). Let’s get straight to it… 

You’ll need: 

  1. a conditioner of your choice
  2. 2 tablespoons of raw coconut oil
  3. 2 tablespoons of raw Shea butter
  4. 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 
  5. a jar for storage 

What to do: 

Take your jar and fill 3/4 of it with your conditioner, next add your coconut oil, Shea butter & olive oil { I suggest leaving them out to melt a bit if they are pressed, if not just use a blender to mix all of your ingredients together } et voila your cowash is done & ready for use {use it like your basic shampoo}.  Feel free to add more oils such as Argan oil for increase shine and to cover the smell of the Shea butter ( as it can be strong ). 

Your cowash is ready to leave your hair feeling great. 

Conditioner by Mixed chicks available from

Coconut oil from DisChem

Shea Butter from family in Sudan 

Olive oil from your everyday supermarket 

I hope you guys found this post interesting/useful, I know that many other people use this recipe/ or ones similar to it, but I thought that it would be something that you guys would like to see. xox Suraya 



Hey guys today I’ve decided to share yesterday’s Eid look with you. 

1. The outfit 

I decided to keep it simple because I was going to be with family. 

I simply paired my favourite white jeans with my black button down abaya & added a simple pair of black heeled sandals because it’s summer & I wanted to make the outfit a little dressy because it is Eid anyway. I continued to keep it simple by tying the look together with a simple grey scarf that I snatched from my moms closet. 

White jeans from Mr Price

Black Abaya with details on the back & sleeves Market in Egypt

Black wedge sandals Woolworths

Grey scarf was a gift

2. Make up 

I started off by putting the colour Frappe all over my lids with the wider end of the brush. 

I then put the colour Stone in the crease. 

Finally I put the colour Champagne Trufflé on my lid up to the crease. 

I then used my lash curler and put 3 coats of mascara on my top lashes & 1 on my bottom lashes. 

The Rich Chocolate Eye Palette by BOBBI BROWN

Lash curler from Clicks

Extended Play Lash Mascara by Mac Cosmetics

That’s all for today, I didn’t share this yesterday because I was super busy. Late Eid Mubarak to all of my Muslim brothers & sisters out there. I hope that I’ve inspired some of your future outfits xox Suraya

Summer essentials 

Summer has finally returned to the Southern Hemisphere(🎉) and although it is as hot as hell I couldn’t be happier. It is super dry and hot where I’m from, so today I am going to share my go to product that make this season a little more bearable. Today’s post consists of hair and skin products that lock in moisture and keep you feeling and looking fresh, along with other products that make summer better… Let’s get to it. 

1. HAIR 

My hair gets very greasy in summer so I don’t use any products that add too much to this as I constantly have to wash it. 

Here are a few products perfect for this season: 

1. The leave-in conditioner by Mixed Chicks

This product keeps your hair moisturized while making your curls stand out and is light so you are not adding any extra weight to your hair. 

2.Coconut soufflé by Mizani

This product is similar to the leave-in conditioner. It is light, smells great and keeps your hair moisturized and soft. 

3. Hair silk by Mixed Chicks

I only use this product after I have washed my hair as it promotes shine. However, it can make your hair greasy so I do recommend using it on washed/wet hair for the best result. 

All of the products above can be purchased from retailers in South Africa or online

1.PREP & PRIME by Mac

This product is perfect for setting your make up and preventing that summer glow ( sweat ). It comes for your different skin types too. 

2. Intensive care by Vaseline

This product is light and keeps your skin moisturized and glowing.

3. Coconut oil by Lemcke

I know that is says cooking oil on it but it is the perfect sunblock 😅 trust me coconut oil is great for everything. 

4. Miracle skin perfector BB cream by Garnier

This product is light and a miracle. It evens out your skin tone making your skin look perfect. 

5. Light blue by Dolce & Gabbana

This perfume makes me think of the beach and is light, just what summer should be like. 

6. Endless love by Victoria’s Secret

This product is more floral than the first perfume but still remisnds me of summer. 

7. Revlon colorburst

This is the perfect gloss nude for summer. 

Those are my favourite products for summer, hopefully you guys will try them out. I would also love it if you commented some of your favourite products for me to test out and share them with me on my social media (tagged in the side bar. Please also like my Facebook page ( also in sidebar ) xox Suray