Ac­tress Linda Mtoba on be­ing the main at­trac­tion.

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Ac­tress Linda Mtoba on be­ing the mane at­trac­tion

The 26-year-old star of 1Magic’s The River, talks in­ner beauty, hair ob­ses­sions and her im­pres­sive wig col­lec­tion.

Glam­our: When do you feel your most beau­ti­ful and con dent?

Linda Mtoba: I get a con­fi­dence boost when my skin is clear and my hair is laid.

Glam­our: Tell us about your skin­care reg­i­men.

LM: My daily reg­i­men con­sists of the fol­low­ing prod­ucts: a gen­tle cleanser, rose wa­ter as a toner, vi­ta­min-rich mois­turiser, a clar­i­fy­ing serum, (1) Ex­u­viance Bright­en­ing Bionic Eye Cream (R642), sun­screen and (6) Clar­ins Lo­tus Face Treat­ment Oil (R560).

Glam­our: What pam­per­ing treat­ments do you en­joy?

LM: I treat my­self to a weekly Thai mas­sage and a fa­cial at Cos­me­tol­ogy.

Glam­our: You’re all about great skin. What as­pect of it are you most fo­cused on?

LM: I have very dry skin, which is also prone to eczema and acne break­outs. It’s sen­si­tive, too. So I have to take ex­tra pre­cau­tion in mak­ing sure that the prod­ucts I use don’t have any ar­ti­fi­cial fra­grances, are gen­tle and mois­turise my skin. Face oil has be­come my go-to, as it gives much-needed hy­dra­tion to my desert of a face. It also adds a glow, which is great when ap­ply­ing makeup.

Glam­our: Your beauty crushes?

LM: Ke­filwe Mabote has the most beau­ti­ful skin. And Thembi Seete is the def­i­ni­tion of ‘black don’t crack’ – her face is flaw­less.

Glam­our: It’s im­pos­si­ble not to dis­cuss your amaz­ing hair. Spill all the tea.

LM: Wigs, wigs and more wigs. I’m ob­sessed with them; I have one for ev­ery sea­son – maybe even ev­ery month! I get my wigs from my hairstylist Le­bo­hang Tee­jay Mot­sumi, owner of Lebo’s Hair Stu­dio in Four­ways and Joburg city cen­tre. In Dur­ban, Nom­buso Nde­bele, from Phophotha Hair Bou­tique, is the only one I trust to main­tain my hair. I don’t be­lieve ev­ery hair­style works all year round, so I’ll switch things up ev­ery month, but my ev­ery­day style would have to be my Mon­go­lian curls and a straight lace front.

Glam­our: Af­ter wear­ing pro­tec­tive styles as of­ten as you do, how im­por­tant is nur­tur­ing your nat­u­ral hair?

LM: It’s im­por­tant to main­tain healthy hair un­der­neath, be­cause, at the end of the day, the wig must come o–. My hus­band will ran­domly pull my wig o– if I’m annoying him. Now I have to make sure that he never catches me slip­ping.

Glam­our: Which hair prod­ucts do you swear by?

LM: For nat­u­ral hair, (3) Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Sham­poo (R65.95). For wigs, I’ll use (5) L’oréal El­vive Curl Nour­ish­ment Masque (R94.95) to­gether with (4) Marc An­thony Bye Bye Frizz Ker­atin Smooth­ing Sham­poo (R139.99).

Glam­our: Your makeup essen­tials?

LM: Bright lip­stick, high­lighter, bronzer, (2) Dior Lip Glow Colour Re­viver Balm in Pink Glow (R605) and false lashes.

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