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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.

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