Awo o’lwatuka, there was an African woman with hard kinky, coily and curly hair that she had no clue on how to care for. And through all the hair stylists appointments and different hair care products, she found herself with a greater need to find a hair care product that would best work for her in maintaining her God given natural hard hair aka 'Kaweeke'. With time it became apparent that finding something that caters to her 'kaweeke' would prove hard. Little did she know this would lead her down a path of intense research, observation, self-critism and more critisms on whether or not the idea of producing her own homemade hair products was a good worthwhile venture. it's from this that she resolved to come up with a lasting and more suitable solution to her hair needs. And there the seeds for Nissi Natural Hair and Skin Care were sworn.
Nissi Natural Hair and Skin Care was borne out of that passion of “Embracing Natural Beauty.” So, I am natural, and I had opportunities to travel to the US every other year where I could get all the hair products that I have ever wished for to care and maintain my natural hair since Uganda’s market did not have them.
In June, 2013, my favorite brother, my business partner and Nissi Natural Hair and Skin Care spokesperson, with his Wife and two children arrived in Uganda for their yearly summer visit. Prior to that visit, I had given him a list of all my favorite hair products (to be precise they were 25 items). After we had had dinner, we sat to have a catch up conversation since we had lived apart for at least 10 months. I requested him to pull out the items I had sent him for I was eager to try them out. He looked at me and gladly informed me that he had not carried the 25 items I had previously asked for especially shampoo and conditioner since it’s a human being who make those products and he believed that I was capable of doing the same. In shock and dismay I stared at him totally confused wondering why my favorite brother would do such a thing. I thanked him for what he had carried for me (though I had not yet seen them) and bid him good night (with no hard feeling but total confusion) and we both retired to rest.
When I got to my bedroom, I knelt next to my bed and said a prayer: “Daddy God you have heard what my favorite brother has said. Pleeease teach me to make products for my natural hair. Amen!”
The rest is History as its said. The following week, I mixed the first “All Purpose Hair Spray” from the remaining “good leave-in conditioner” I had left. When they returned to the US, my sister-in-law (who has and is my greatest supporter next to her husband – my brother) sent me two books on natural hair.
In September, 2013, I made the first Conditioning Shampoo bar with my nephew Nicholas, then the Leave-in conditioner, up came the Shea Cream for hair and skin.
Today, Nissi Natural Hair and Skin Care provides 30+ natural hair and skin products and still counting. Product inspiration is based on necessity which is the mother of innovation.
Nissi Natural Hair and Skin Care inspires it’s clientele to “Embrace their natural beauty which will enhance their confidence making them better citizens for this World!
All the Glory goes back to God Almighty for creating Nissi Natural Hair and Skin Care!