Our History

The journey to establishing Nilotiqa started with our founder and CEO Thokozile Mangwiro’s personal struggle with maintaining her natural African hair and trying to retain its natural moisture. This is because Africa hair is characterised by kinky curls and grows closer to the scalp. The structure makes it challenging for the hair's natural oils to travel down the hair strands to its tips. 

Nilotiqa’s investment in research and development for organic and natural ingredients specifically developed for African natural hair, led to the formulation of Nilotiqa’s hair care products. Our mission is to create nourishing African hair care products that deeply moisturise the hair so that it can realise its full potential.

The name NILOTIQA is inspired by the Nilotiqa Shea Butter indigenous to the Nile River of Africa. This shea butter makes African hair soft, fragrant, rich and smooth.