The Beauty Product I Cannot Live Without: Tamara Plummer


Tamara Plummer 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. Tamara took time out to tell us about the beauty product she cannot live without. The one product that I cannot seem to do without is by far Avocado Oil. I’ve been using Avocado face masks and face washes since I was a teenager, but it was only when I started researching into potential products for Mane Divas that I realised the true versatility of the Avocado fruit. As a 100% natural oil, I can use it for everything, the Avocado Oil is what makes up every hair oil mixture in my household, closely followed by Tropic Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I not only use it for myself, but for my daughter as well.

Sold in its purest form, it also means that I don’t have to just stick to using it in my hair. My daughter Ava has a mild case of eczema, and I find that the Avocado Oil is very good at soothing her skin when it flares up. In the Caribbean, the Avocado fruit is known as the king of the hair fruits and that’s because out of all fruits, it contains such a high level of monounsaturated fatty acids; even higher than coconut and grape seed oils. Depending on what my hair needs at any given time will determine how I use my Avocado oil,

My favourite methods are adding it to my moisturiser, using it as a carrier oil, mixed with an essential oil of my choosing, adding to my conditioner to give it more slip, using it as a pre-poo treatment and for finger detangling or un-plaiting by braids.

What I love most about the product is the versatility and lightness which is why it is the beauty product that I cannot live without.

For more information about Mane Divas please visit the website.