Founder – Akua Ngwenya

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful place in Africa called Nubia with dark red to brown to black skin people. It had rich deposits of gold and was a gateway for all luxury products to and from other parts of Africa. Nubia had women rulers and represented an elite culturally diverse society. The name Nubian Roc was born when founder Akua Ngwenya was looking for a name that represented what the brand represent “Going Black” “Black Roc” then “Nubian Roc”. The name was a second chance for Akua to move to her higher purpose.

She became acutely aware of the ingredients only after having a child and was alarmed at all the ‘nasties’ that go into commercial body products. She then decided to go back to the “good old days” in Ghana where African Black Soap, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter was used. She realised very quickly that the “problem” was bigger and wanted to be part of the solution. In an effort to finding ways of making these products accessible in South Africa, she decided to partner with a shea butter supplier in Ghana which has allowed her products to be available to world wide.

We had a few question to ask Akua and this is what she had to say.

Mizizi: How is Nubia Roc different from all the other products that we know?

Nubian Roc was birthed from a past experience, tried and tested. I grew up using these products with are organic, real and authentic. Apart from the incredible benefits of the products, there is a real person, with real experiences and real results. Our products are 100% organic, processed naturally with no chemicals added. The products are suitable for men, women, children of all ages. Our products are top selling products with 4.7 star reviews on and with that we hope to continue to help solve hair and skin problems.

Mizizi: Are your products suitable for all skin types?

Yes, our product are for all skin types including hair, also great on type 4c to soft hair

Mizizi: Talking about hair, what is a basic daily hair care routine?

Very simple – Moisturize your scalp and spray your hair with water every morning. Yes normal water!! Avoid using brush for your hairline, use your fingers.

Mizizi:Still on the hair, what causes hair breakage?

The major causes of hair breakage is applying intense heat to the hair through blow drying. Our hair growth set which includes ABS Shampoo, Hot Oil (extra virgin coconut oil infused with frangipani flowers) and Chebe-Shea Hairfood that will bring your hair back to life. 

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