About the Author

The Unintentional Entrepreneur

It is in growing my own natural hair for 15 years that found her inspiration to create a natural hair care product line. After going to several salons and an endless search of locally produced products that truly work for afro natural hair, it was clear that there was a HUGE gap in the market for professionally formulated products for natural hair. I, like many other women, struggled with extremely dry hair. This, and the lack of knowledge led to intense research and experimentation of natural ingredients such as Shea butter and avocado oil for skin and hair.

After several years of research, formulations and product testing, I launched Nilotiqa, a line of products that are proudly made from organic and naturally formed ingredients to deeply moisturise and nourish natural hair.

I am an Information Technology Masters graduate from the University of South Africa, with over 8 years’ experience in the database administration, analysis and intelligence industry. I consider myself an amazing wife and mother of two very energetic boys.

I am born and bred in South Africa, Johannesburg. Now a superstar entrepreneur (haters may say self employed), I am driven by and passionate about empowering and inspiring other women to feel naturally beautiful through products that are made in South Africa, are of the highest quality, are beautiful and luxurious, and that are a must for the world.

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