Our hair is our crowning glory and for most African women, hair care is a love-hate relationship. Maintenance of healthy hair can become a daunting task at times, not to forget our infamous hairline anxiety!!! I caught up with a friend of mine, business woman, Noma Rebe-Dlomo, who is the founder of hair care brand, Indalo Care. I also have a wonderful Indalo Care package to giveaway, so keep reading.
Who is Noma, the woman behind Indalo Care?
I am a daughter of the almighty God, born and nurtured by my favourate people in the world Mr and Mrs Rebe a child of the EC soil, a sister and an aunt to my extended family, I’m a wife to my adorable husband Sikhumbuzo Dlomo and a mother to the most precious gift of life my 4 daughters. I’m a budding entrepreneur, a corporate citizen and a philanthropist at heart.
Tell us about Noma, the mom…
My sister always says motherhood comes so naturally to me! I love being a mom, to see a life evolving and going through milestones that will mold and groom them to be stable and confident beings. That is the role I play as parent, partaking in grooming and molding a life.
You started your business, Indalo Care, from your very own kitchen – can you tell us what inspired this business idea?
I’m a visionary and creative-creator. It was during the time of transitioning from chemicals to dreadlocks to naturally mantained hair that as I fell in love with my hair the more I looked and actually needed products that would help me maintain and grow healthy hair. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for I then decided to create it myself and in the space of 2 years I experimented with the aim of commercialising my ideas into a fully fledged hair care range that would provide a solution to many who prefer and need quality hair care products.
Why is it so important for moms and daughters to have a good hair regimen?
Most of us love healthy hair, so it is important to have a regime that will help one mantain a healthy state. The more you take care of your hair the beautiful and manageable it will be, leading to growth.
What 3 hair care tips can you give mothers who want to keep their daughters hair natural?
- Be patient, natural hair is not the easiest to maintain,
- Have a regime, give yourself time to do a proper wash and treatments (deep conditioning or protein) whether at home or at hair salons.
- Handle hair with love and care, choose styles and products that will not be harsh to your hair and scalp that will end up causing damage.
Which products do you offer under Indalo Care and what are the benefits?
What plans do you have to get closer to your customers in 2016?
As part of my growth strategy I want to organize events that will help me to connect to my existing and potential clients. One of our values at Indalo is education. So I want to provide hair education and awareness to as many people through various platforms.
What do most African women not know about our hair?
We need to change the current hair narrative from homes to salons. We have for many decades believed that to have nice hair it must be straightened, that our hair is almost impossible to maintain and manage and that we can do what ever style without considering the negative impact it might have on the hair and scalp.
How do you maintain the balance? You’re a wife, mother, business woman and corporate professional
Does keeping your hair natural mean that you can’t wear weaves or braids?
No not at all, as long as it is responsibly installed and well maintained by keeping the hair moist.
Which foods can we incorporate into our family diets to improve the condition of our hair?
- Lots of iron
- Lots of water
- High Protein
Lastly, what is your ultimate ambition?
To publish my book titled ‘The Missing Link’ and help contribute to the development and success of our country.
To experience and order Indalo Care products, visit the Indalo Care page on Facebook.
To stand a chance to win one of three Indalo Care packages (containing a cleanser, conditioner, leave-in mist, shea butter cream, moisturising oil and strengthening oil), leave a comment in this post (above blog post title) telling me why you wish to receive an Indalo Care package.
For bonus entries, like and share Indalo Care info on our social media pages:
Twitter: @IndaloCare / @modernzulumom
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Facebook pages: search IndaloCare / Modern Zulu Mom
Good luck!! Entries close on 24 February 2016. Winners will be announced and contacted via email on by 25 February 2016. Giveaway open to South African residents only.
Modern Zulu Mom