Solar (Itumeleng Modise) is a wellness influencer and creator of the Itumeleng Modise YouTube channel, a platform where she shares her thoughts, ideas, and experiences. This week on #manelove Solar shares one of her favorite beauty products and best hairstyle moments.

What inspired your Youtube channel?

My need to express myself and live for sharing information inspired my YouTube channel. I wanted to create a platform where I could share my thoughts on various things because I realized people actually wanted to hear my thoughts and ideas and experiences from my other social networks. It’s also an opportunity for me to create and produce my own content. As well as practice my presenting skills as that is something I am really trying to get into.

Head wraps are always part of your look, not to mention your skill at layering them. What do head wraps mean to you?

Thank you so much! Headwraps mean a lot to me! They are a big part of my culture as an African woman. I honestly just randomly started wearing them and enjoyed the respect I got when wearing them. So I started wearing them more often and experimenting with different styles. Headwraps are a symbol modesty for me, as well as power.

If you could keep one hairstyle for the rest of your life what would it be?

If I could keep one hairstyle for the rest of my life it would probably be a tapered short hair cut with my natural hair. I love how it frames my face.


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What’s the moment you felt the most beautiful?

The moment I felt most beautiful was when I had super long box braids. Although they were quite heavy, it was totally worth it. I enjoyed them and felt very beautiful.

What’s your favorite head wrap style?

My favorite headwrap style would be the knot at the front style.

What is the one skin care routine you cannot live without?

I cannot live without my sonic cleansing brush. It made such a big difference to my skin routine. My skin would get clogged and I’d get breakouts often before I started using a sonic cleansing brush.

What are you reading right now?

I am currently reading ‘A New Earth’ by Eckhart Tolle

What is the one hair product you cannot live without?

I cannot live without any hair product with coconut oil, castor oil, argan or avocado oil.


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Youtube: Itumeleng Modise
Intagram: @solarisitu


Photography: @jay_teja

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