Proudly South African hair care brands created by SA women for SA women.
It’s been said that haircare isn’t just a beauty regime, it’s a lifestyle. The amount of time, effort and TLC that goes into caring for, treating and styling hair goes to show that women invest heavily in their hair, in more ways than one.
In the past, many South African women felt that there weren’t hair care brands on the market catering to their needs, but this has changed in recent years with the emergence of fantastic quality local hair care brands specifically formulated for local women. And what’s been great to see, is that many of these new brands have been created by female entrepreneurs.
Oprah Winfrey, the businesswoman of all businesswomen once said, “Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose.” If there’s ever been an industry led by passion, it’s the hair care industry! SUNPAC is the proud distributor of three South African-born hair care brands each founded by an inspirational female entrepreneur:
The Perfect Hair
All-inclusive and accessible, The Perfect Hair aims for men and women to express their unique identities through their hair. With an impressive product line-up that addresses all hair concerns, this proudly South African brand has, in a short time, become a favourite among naturalistas.
The Perfect Hair was founded and developed by local entrepreneur Taryn Gill, who is well-known and respected in the natural hair community.
“So, ever since I can remember, I have had a large fro of brown, curly, coily hair, and yes I have the pics to prove it. I was inspired from a young age by my mum (aka StyleGuru) who had the most memorable, large, bright red afro of shiny curls,” says Taryn.
Taryn’s knowledge gleaned from years of selling imported hair care brands. She has always been driven by African conscious consumers wanting to find natural or vegan beauty alternatives, and this led to the development of her own range on a shoestring budget.
Lots of research took place when putting together the ultimate natural hair products for the everyday African woman. Together with trichologists, Taryn and her team identified nine different African hair textures and found the perfect essential oils and methods needed to create the perfect product for the perfect hair.
Today, The Perfect Hair consists of two ranges: Mango & Marula (offering intense nourishment for your curl type) and Grow On The Go (designed to promote healthy hair growth).
The Perfect Hair products contain no petroleum, parabens, silicones or sulphates and are made using the highest quality natural ingredients. Shop The Perfect Hair available at selected Clicks, Foschini, Spar and Checkers stores as well as Take-A-Lot.
Learn more at https://theperfecthair.co.za/.
A locally-grown plant-based hair care range, Nilotiqa utilises rich, nourishing and moisturising ingredients sourced from Africa to care for African Natural hair.
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.
"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.
Near the end of high school, I began keeping my hair natural. I struggled for a long time, like many other 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.
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 the heaviness.
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. Shop Nilotiqa products at selected Clicks, Dis-Chem & Pick n Pay stores.
Learn more at https://www.nilotiqa.com/.
Curls In Bloom
A proudly South African haircare range dedicated to supporting, uplifting and empowering its community through its natural hair care products, Curls In Bloom prides itself in putting the people that matter first.
Curls in Bloom haircare offers all-natural, vegan-friendly blends of hydrating floral waters, nourishing shea butter and moisturizing castor, sustainably sourced and ethically farmed from South African Farms.
The Curls in Bloom story begins at the foothills of the Amathola Mountains in the Eastern Cape, where a small pro-active farming community set out to work the land every morning, farming rich indigenous essential oils and floral waters.
The ingredients found in Curls in Bloom products are sourced from South African farms like Qobo Qobo, organic growers of rosemary and Cape geranium, the perfect ingredients sustainably-sourced and ethically farmed for the ultimate haircare range created for the conscious shopper. This proudly South African brand is the first of its kind in the way it’s designed, sourced and manufactured.
The Curls In Bloom range is curated from nature and specifically crafted for the needs of kinky, coily and curly hair, across all textures. Each signature blend is carefully designed to deliver the absolute best for your hair and its needs. Curls In Bloom is available exclusively at Dis-Chem.
Learn more at https://curlsinbloom.co.za/.