In this week’s Melan-in Business spotlight we celebrate Nylah’s Naturals, an all-natural, afro-textured hair care brand that should be on your radar.
The winner of several prestigious awards throughout 2020, at its heart, Nylah’s Naturals seeks to highlight the natural beauty of afro-textured hair, reminding Black women of their uniqueness and authenticity.
Nylah’s Naturals was originally launched in 2013 by founder and CEO Kam Davis. Kam named the brand after her daughter Nylah, as part of a desire to ensure that her daughter felt included, in a world, that often celebrated a standard of beauty, not inclusive of textured hair.
Blurb on their website proclaims: “I wanted my daughter to know, from her earliest memory, that she, with her lovely brown skin, soft kinky hair and pronounced African features, was also, the very definition of beautiful.”
Kam named the brand after her daughter Nylah…
After the initial idea came several years of rigorous research and development with a cosmetic scientist, a trichologist, and a traditional herbalist – in order to refine the perfect non-damaging formula.
As the name suggests, Nylah’s Naturals caters specifically to textured hair. The brand continually works to ensure ingredients are safe by using an environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Produced in the UK, 97% of its ingredients come from natural sources.
The years of dedicated research has led to an understanding of what’s best for Afro hair. For example, using cold-pressed oils, instead of refined oils in hair care, preserves the hair’s naturally occurring healthy fatty acids, nutrients, vitamins A, B, C, and E, and minerals. The result is a science-proven, hypoallergenic product that celebrates the natural, healthy beauty of afro hair.
The brand offers a rich range of afro hair care product, from all-natural shampoo to hair care teas, and they are constantly expanding by adding new products.
No stranger to kudos and awards, Nylah’s Naturals is a multi-time award-winning natural hair care brand. Last year, they were recognised as the Hair Product Provider of the Year by Corporate LiveWire South England Prestige Awards.
Already in the bag were multiple awards from the beauty and hair industry including: Curly Treats Fest – best new hair brand; Pure Beauty – best new product global ethnic beauty (finalist); Hair Care Revolution – rising star award; and The Precious Lifestyle Awards – happy hair care brand.
“I started with a desire to give my daughter the best tools to highlight her beautiful afro hair and feel unique and powerful.”
Speaking about her brands success, Founder and CEO of Nylah’s Naturals, Kam Davis, said: “Since the foundation of Nylah’s Naturals, we always strive to provide the best quality products to our customers, making a promise to create all-natural, healthy, and sustainable hair care that highlights the beauty of afro-textured hair.”
She continued: “Nylah’s Naturals has always been personal for me. I started with a desire to give my daughter the best tools to highlight her beautiful afro hair and feel unique and powerful. Just as I educate her on the ways to care for and highlight textured hair, I also do it for our customers.”
Visit Nylah’s Naturals website.