Hi, I’m Kam, founder and CEO. Nylah the brand, was inspired by Nylah my daughter, and my desire to ensure that she felt included, in a world, that often celebrated a standard of beauty, not inclusive of textured hair.
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.
However, choosing a product that would work WITH my daughter’s hair and promote IT’S beauty presented two distinctive challenges. The first being that my daughter’s eczema meant that she was highly sensitive to a lot of ingredients. This left me struggling to find something that was suitable for her sensitive scalp and skin.
Many of the shampoos and conditioning products available in the UK were not hypo-allergenic and had no scientific function or in terms of the way the formulation worked. Conversely, the hair care products traditionally marketed towards women with afro-textured were designed to alter the curl pattern of afro hair types and contained harsh ingredients including, harsh sulphate and parabens which not only served to further damage an already fragile hair type. They also contained toxic ingredients linked to many health concerns and would aggravate her sensitive skin