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October 2014



Nissi Natural Hair Care Review +Giveaway [Closed]

Written by , Posted in BUBU, Giveaways, Products and Reviews

I was pleased to find out that the Ugandan Ministry of Trade has launched the #BUBU campaign (Buy Ugandan, Build Uganda) to nurture local talent, products and human resource. Even though this was not my motivation for trying out a Ugandan natural hair care line, it has made me realise that I need to support the local market more.

I have been experimenting for a whole month courtesy of Nissi Natural Hair Care. Maria is fun company and was kind enough to offer some of her products to one lucky winner.

Keep reading for my review of the Nissi hair products on my low porosity 4C natural hair.

Conditioning Shampoo Bar

First 5 ingredients: Tea blend of soap nuts, coconut oil, palm oil and olive oil.

My thoughts; This shampoo bar is EVERYTHING!!!! It smells amazing. Staying true to its name, it cleans the hair without stripping it and leaves it soft and shiny. I can detangle my 4C hair without the need to add a wash-out conditioner to it.

Multipurpose Hair Spray

First 5 Ingredients: Water, Peppermint essential oil, olive oil, coconut oil & almond oil.

My thoughts; I found the spray useful for daily spritzing and for misting whenever I needed it.

Imara Leave-in Conditioner

First 10 ingredients:  Water, olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, slippery elm, marshmallow root, rosemary & basil. (It is PH balanced)

My thoughts; It has a woody scent that reminds me of firewood-boiled water, in a good way. This Leave-in conditioner is ultra moisturizing to the point that it moisturizes your fingers as you apply it; especially when warmed up and paired with a sealant.

It works great for dry detangling especially if you would like to remove braids without the heavy associated shedding.

I have to say that i do prefer it as a deep conditioner for my hair, combined with castor oil and glycerine. It penetrates the hair shaft like no other DC I have ever used and leaves the hair so soft.

I didn’t enjoy it as much for daily moisturizing as I found that I had to do this more frequently than not.

Shea Cream

First 5 Ingredients: Shea butter and 9 other oils essential for healthy hair and skin.

My thoughts; The whipped shea cream feels very luxurious and doesn’t leave residue in the hair when rubbed between your palms. I’ve been using it more for skin because it is kind to skin and it gets a little too oily if used to seal in the Imara. Its scent is of raw shea butter but not overpowering.

It’s texture is a little grainy but this clears when it is rubbed between your palms.

The entire line of products is worth trying, not only because it is readily available but especially because it is full of goodness for your natural hair.

Time to Win!

Nissi Natural Hair Care Giveaway

*** This giveaway is open only to those residing in Uganda and is open till Sunday November 16th 2014. The lucky winner will be chosen via Good luck everyone 🙂

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Please comment below and tell us your thoughts on the #BUBU campaign. How will it impact the growth of Ugandan businesses?


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