It’s been said that hair care isn’t just a beauty regime, it’s a lifestyle. It requires time, effort and TLC, and it does not come without its challenges.
Enter Nilotiqa, a local hair care brand that stands to promote and celebrate hair in its natural glory, while offering a solution to some of the day-to-day challenges associated with natural hair.
Born out of love to empower women to be the very best versions of themselves, Nilotiqa offers a solution that allows black women to retain the moisture necessary for healthy hair maintenance and healthy hair growth. Whether your hair is in protective styling, an au natural ‘fro, or whether you’re transitioning, Nilotiqa’s goal is to help keep your hair as healthy as possible.
Created by a black woman, for black women, to nurture, protect and care for their kinks and coils, this proudly South African brand makes use of rich, nourishing and moisturising ingredients sourced from South Africa and Africa.
Nilotiqa was founded by Thokozile Mangwiro, a young entrepreneur with an impressive résumé. Equipped with a Master’s Degree in Information and Communications Technology and eight years’ experience working in the intelligence sector, Thokozile was inspired by a life-long, un-answered frustration: She could not find a range of organic hair care products to maintain her natural hair. This led her down the path to create a brand women would fall in love with.
Born and bred in Kagiso, South Africa, Thokozile’s search for deep moisturizing and nourishing hair care products proved to be a challenge. Finding no solution to relieve her extremely dry hair, she engaged in intense research and experimentation of natural ingredients, which included shea butter and marula oil, as a solution to her problem.
“Where most products aimed at black women speak to how to curl and style your hair, and offer you many ways to alter the structure of your hair, I wanted to create a product that was specifically suited for my type of hair, not to change it but to keep it in its healthiest and most natural form,” she says.
“Near the end of high school, I began keeping my hair natural. I struggled for a long time, like manyother women, with extremely dry hair. After a seemingly endless search for locally-produced products, it was clear there was a huge gap in the market for professionally formulated products made for natural hair. I had no experience as an entrepreneur but always had an interest in business. And I’ve always been a high performer so I thought I might as well step out of corporate and be a high performer for myself,” says Thokozile.
Nilotiqa is the result of Thokozile’s hard work and determination. She answered a need so many women like her were desperate to satisfy: moisture replenishment, daily hydration, ultra-nourishment and manageable styling of natural hair.
Nilotiqa products are birthed from exquisite shea butter, made from nuts of the vitellaria nilotica tree, indigenous to the upper Nile region of Central Africa. Only the finest and luxurious rich, qualitative ingredients are used in these products, and all products in the range are cruelty-free.
The Nilotiqa Shea & Coco range has been formulated for dry and brittle hair. The range was designed with the combinative power of shea butter and coconut oil to deeply nourish, care for and replenish moisture back into your hair. The luxurious formulae allows long-lasting moisture, without any heaviness.
The Shea & Coco range consists of:
Sulphate-Free Deep Cleansing Shampoo (from R59.95)
A mild and gentle, non-drying wash that cleanses the hair without stripping it of its natural oils.
Replenishing Conditioner (from R59.99)
With shea butter, avocado and coconut oil, this conditioner nourishes the hair with replenishing nutrients to help restore moisture and combat damage.
Detangling Cream (from R59.95)
This product’s deep moisturizing and detangling properties make it easy to get knots out and easy to manage hair while minimizing breakage and restoring hair volume.
Intensive Treatment Repair Masque (R129.95)
Enriched with protein, it penetrates the hair follicles for an intensive hair treatment that helps restore damaged natural hair.
Deep Moisture Butter (from R59.95)
Full of deep moisturising properties and nutrients for dry, damaged hair, this product restores natural hair to its beautiful healthy moisturised state without being too heavy for the hair.
Nourishing Oil (R129.95)
A lightweight oil that easily penetrates the strands to seal in the moisture. This oil is packed with high amounts of vitamin E and C and leaves the hair feeling nourished with a beautiful shine.
Curl Defining Gel (R100.00)
This formulae not only prevents frizz in humid climate but allows long lasting, all day hold for curls without the flake and crunch.
All Nilotiqa products are free from chemicals; parabens; sulphates; mineral oil; waxes; formaldehyde and petroleum.
Shop Nilotiqa products at selected Clicks, Dis-Chem & Pick n Pay stores.
Learn more at https://www.nilotiqa.com/.
This post was sponsored by Nilotiqa.