4 shows to watch when getting a weave

2 November 2017

4 shows to watch when getting a weave

So there is this group somewhere on the internets calling itself M.A.W.E (Men Against Weaves). Yes, it’s a real group and I am shaking my head and rolling my eyes too. Imagine if we all formed groups of everything we didn’t like. Huh, pay me no mind, just thinking out loud.

The shortcomings of this strange world aside, every woman who rocks a weave or extensions knows that attaching them involves a very time-consuming process. You might need something to do with your time and prevent boredom as your hair stylist gets busy with all those keratin waxes, clip-ins, braiding and whatever it is they do to the hair before they unleash the final product. How about watching your favourite show on Showmax to keep you entertained all the way?

If your hair salon doesn’t have Wi-Fi to allow you to stream on Showmax, did you know you can also download your shows before heading to the salon and watch them once you get there?

Here are some of our favourite picks from Showmax to keep you busy while getting a weave or hair extensions.

Sex and the City, Seasons 1-6

Sex and the City on Showmax

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Before Sarah Jessica Parker disappeared into the obscurity of mundane roles in movies that no one remembers, she was Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. With her three friends, Carrie takes us through the tumultuous dating scene in New York while also serving us with fashion statements that would last for decades. A TV character has never singlehandedly revolutionised the fashion industry the way Carrie Bradshaw did. Watch now »

You can also catch the Sex and the City-esque comedy drama Younger, which isn’t afraid to make a statement that 40 is the new 26.

The River

The River on Showmax

This 1Magic telenovela about one wealthy family and their devious matriarch who will stop at nothing to secure and amass her family’s wealth pulls no punches and is perfect for binge-watching. New episodes land on Showmax every weekday, and all seasons are ready for you to catch up on if you’ve missed any of the drama. Watch now »

iNumber Number

inumber number on showmax

Image credit: Mzanzi Magic/Showmax

Based on the award-winning crime and corruption drama film of the same name, iNumber Number takes you right into the heart of warfare, law and order and justice as two “brothers’” trust in each other is shaken to the core. Trust me, you will not resist getting pulled into a world of crime with this one. Watch now »

The Herd

Greed has its consequences – especially when you turn to a witch to grant you the gift of wealth. This Mzansi Magic drama about the powerful Ma’Mngadi, whose family turns her away when they learn of her wicked deeds, comes to Showmax every Sunday night, express from DStv, and the whole show is ready to stream from the beginning. Watch now »

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