The Beauty Product I Cannot Live Without: Katrina Emmanuel


Katrina Emmanuel is the co-founder of Mane Divas, a beauty brand whose aim is to equip women with the tools to enable them to have a healthy mane of hair. They will be hosting, Divas on the Grow on Sunday 6th July which is an interactive event to launches their bespoke workshops. Katrina took time out to tell us about the beauty product she cannot live without. I am a self confessed product junkie but when the Mane Divas Milk Moist was exclusively formulated for us I fell in permanent love. We initially had it made to compliment our No Heat alternative hair extension range but it now forms a part of our moisture range alongside side two other step products. The Milk Moist is a light leave in which can be used on any texture type as quick moisture boost and does not contain any nasty parabens or silicones. Our main request was that it contained humectants as I hate products which dry out as soon as you leave the house.

I transitioned for two years from a relaxer so had that dreaded two texture stage. Because of the catatonic agents it has great slip so detangling became a doddle and it also gave me curls that I didn’t even know existed. What was even more amazing was the results on my daughters hair; her hair is very thick with tight coils and at the age of three detangling and combing is not her best activity. Now I spritz her hair with this before manipulating and guess what, no more tears. It also smells gorge. The Milk Moist also has Olive and Sweet Almond Oil for moisture so it’s a perfect 2 in 1 for relaxed or Divas transitioning, sassy naturals and our all important Mini Divas.

Due to the business I tend to wear our kinky curly extensions quite frequently, which similar to natural hair, requires moisture moisture moisture. With a spritz of water and a spray of Milk Moist my curls are revitalised like new. I use it twice a day; in the morning and at night when I twist before bed. I have a sample bottle in my bag at all times for the frizz emergencies (I also spritz willing members of the public on the train) and I steal from the stock room when my stash runs low…….shhh don’t tell Tam lol.

For more information about Mane Divas please visit their website.