Well, hello there! Nibi Lawson here - Founder and Chief Hair Obsessive at Kinky Apothecary.
Having returned to Lagos in the late ‘00s as a kinky-haired oddity in a sea of shiny weaves, I quickly grew frustrated at the complete lack of suitable products available on the market.
After a few too many snide comments about my natural hair from colleagues (I worked at a bank ... guess I shouldn't have been too surprised), acquaintances … and one particularly pressed random woman at a restaurant, who appeared to take serious exception to the sheer size of my ‘fro, I quickly realised that natural hair was just not a thing in Nigeria.
Spotting a very obvious gap in the market and bolstered by the resolve to disrupt Eurocentric standards of beauty (like seriously, who in their right mind isn't here for melanin and fabulous kinky hair?!), the first iteration of Kinky Apothecary was born in 2010.
After 10 years of getting to know you all and building the community through events, collaborations and sharing advice on the blog, I came to realise that the KA family was in need of a more targeted and personalised approach. So I spent most of the pandemic working with a team of absolutely fantastic people creating KA 2.0!
Let us take the headache out of picking products and creating a regimen. Use our new product matching quiz or book an online consultation with one of our experts and we'll get to the root (see what I did there? Ba-da-boom!) of your hair issues.
I really can't wait to continue on this journey with you all!