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Daniela and Filippa // Natural Hair Style Icons

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Daniela (left) and Filippa (right)

Introduce yourself!
My name is Daniela Mondlane and my name is Filippa Mondlane. We are half Swedish and half Mozambiquan. Daniela is a Fashion Marketing student and Filippa is a Music Industry and Media Business student in London. We also have a production company called “AfroTwins Productions” where we produce, direct and edit visuals including music videos, styling and photoshoots.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
Daniela:
My hair has always been natural. When we were kids we had braids and our mom never believed in relaxing our hair, and I have just continued being natural because it is so much easier and more convenient. You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money in a salon. I think everybody should find a hairstyle with their natural hair that they are most comfortable with that looks good. We shouldn’t have to change much. Do something fun and cool with the hair you were born with and you will be fine, hehehe. I have coloured my hair though. Either I wear my natural hair colour or I colour it a redish burgundy colour.
Filippa: My hair has also always been natural. When I was younger I had a lot of braids because it was easier for my parents to maintain. The only thing that is not natural about my hair is the colour. I am not a natural blond, my natural hair colour is dark brown.

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How would you describe your texture?
Our hair is very thick and soft.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
Daniela:
The only thing I really do with my hair during the course of a month would be shave my sides two times. I don’t use any styling products actually. I use Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner for dry hair to wash and condition my hair, but that’s pretty much it. I don’t have a problem with dryness, but I like this shampoo and conditioner because it makes my hair softer.
Filippa: I also shave the sides of my hair twice a month. I wash my hair with Silver Shampoo and use a conditioner by John Frieda called Sheer Blonde, which removes the yellow colour from bleached hair.

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What does wash day look like for you?
We are pretty low maintenance so we just wash our hair, condition it, let it air dry and go!

How do you combat shrinkage?
We don’t really have a shrinkage problem.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
Daniela:
Use a good conditioner and let your hair air dry.
Filippa: You get really nice curls when you swim in the ocean because of the salt water, so definitely dip your hair in the ocean whenever you get the chance. Having a good conditioner helps too.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
Daniela:
Try to avoid any type of hairsprays. They always dry the living life out of the hair. And don’t over wash your hair. Twice a week is fine to get a little fluff to the fro hehehe.
Filippa: Use a hairbrush, rather than a comb to maintain the curls.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Daniela:
Twitter: @AfroTwinD
Instagram: @AfroTwinD
Tumblr: lifestyleandstuff.tumblr.com

Filippa: Twitter: @AfroTwinF
Instagram: @AfroTwinF
Tumblr: afrosandmammals.tumblr.com
Facebook Page: Afro Twins Productions

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Me
Me
7 years ago

Hej Hej!

You guys are cute! You look a bit like Angela Simmons!

Aly
Aly
7 years ago

I love the simplicity of your hair regime. Sometimes simple is better.

Balanced Melting Pot
7 years ago
Reply to  Aly

I was thinking the same thing. I’m often overwhelmed by all the work that goes into keeping these naturals “looking good”. If you ask me, curl definition is overrated if I have to spend 2 days to get there (pre-poo overnight, DC all day, etc). They look happy and I think it’s because they accept and enjoy their hair. Nothing more.

Aly
Aly
7 years ago

typo. I meant

*regimen

keisha
keisha
7 years ago

how cute are you two! love your color and hair routines!

Amma Mama
7 years ago

They are too cute!
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Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

OMGoodness but that first pic so reminded me of “Cat In The Hat’s” Thing 1 & Thing 2 LOL. No offense. They are adorable. Always wanted a sister 🙁

gigi
gigi
7 years ago
Reply to  Rachel

yeah! I got that Cat in the Hat vibe too! but more like Gorgeous Thing 1 & Gorgeous Thing 2 with the matching fros! twins are awesome

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago

THIS WAS WACK

Tina Smith
Tina Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

Yeah sis. Wish they had more content.

TINA and I are twins too XD

AnonyChick
AnonyChick
7 years ago

Eeeee!!! I love twins! Y’all are beautiful.

Seeker
Seeker
7 years ago

They are adorable! And that tattoo is so freaking gnarly!

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

Ahh! I love how they have the simpliest regimen ever… I freaking wish I could. Also lovve that they colored and share the same haircut. Even twitter and instanames are similar, I wish I had a twin lol. They are so awesome

alice
alice
7 years ago

so damn adorable.

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago

And i thought that MY routine was super simple!
Beautiful girls! Its nice to see them featured- i have seen their pics on Tumblr. Nice to put the face to the name.…?? does that work in this case? LOL

treece12
treece12
7 years ago

They are too cute

SJ9
SJ9
7 years ago

I found that ocean water definitely enhances my 3c/4a curls! I love it!

Dananana
Dananana
7 years ago

I loved this feature! These ladies were a breath of fresh air 🙂

One thing though–I don’t feel like Daniela and Filippa have short hair.…it looks medium length, or even long in some photos. I feel like they were tagged as short just because they’re rocking their shrinkage…

Meosha Tall
7 years ago
Reply to  Dananana

Just an editing error 😉 Thanks Dananana!

bspycee
bspycee
7 years ago

I love these two girls. They are the cutest and their regimen so simple!

Kimberly
Kimberly
7 years ago

Love you’re article, pictures and your beautiful hair, thanks for sharing.? I too keep my hair regimen simple????
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Kimberly
Kimberly
7 years ago

Please excuse the ? marks, have know idea why that’s their 🙁

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Too cute for words!!!

MaYa
MaYa
7 years ago

Enjoyed their interview! They Made growing and taking care of hair simple and less stressful though they are lucky their hair complies to such simple regimen! In all, I just love the fact that they are really rocking and enjoying their hair. Which is what its supposed to be! Grow it and enjoy it!!! Style it the way you want! Afterall its hair and its yours!!! Cheers

Coley
Coley
7 years ago

Now that’s what I call natural!!!! Rock on!!!!

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Yes yes yes!! The hair the style, everything! They are too cute!

Elisa
Elisa
7 years ago

I am from Maputo and I saw these girls many times, I am a big fan of their hair, they have the hair of my dreams, LOL. It Is Very beautiful. I love it.:)

Ana
Ana
7 years ago
Reply to  Elisa

Haha! I’m also from Maputo and these girls are my brothers’ friends. So great to see that their natural beauty is being celebrated here. They might not know this, but they inspired me to also go natural. Rock on!
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Alwina
Alwina
7 years ago

Beautiful ladies!

Chocolatecurls
Chocolatecurls
7 years ago

Beautiful and cool hair! Style is great! Cigs??? Not so much.

BrinkyDinks
BrinkyDinks
7 years ago

Saw Filippa on the tube this morning. Just as cute in person as in the pics x

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago

Ahhh Go Filipa And Daniela! Moz we on!

Zinoubia
Zinoubia
6 years ago

Their like the mirror image of each other, I love their smiles!

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