So if you have been in Nigeria for the past month you will be very aware of how epileptic our currency became in the currency market, suddenly basic amenities like hair products which could be easily purchased in dollars were now ridiculously expensive with the crazy rates forcing everyone to look within.
As I am a certified product junkie, I decided to go through my stash and see what proudly Nigerian products could easily replace the foreign products I have been been bringing in and relying on.
Remember those 'If you like' perfumes they used to sell? Say if you like Chanel Chance try 'Opportunity' or if you like Tommy Hilfiger's Tommy Girl try Tony Girl!!! Lol, most times 'Opportunity' or 'Tony Girl' will have a close enough scent but use it and after ten minutes you are back to square one...well with my new series the case is different, I'm saying if you LIKE this you will LOVE this other one...meaning the two products in my opinion are at par on all levels.
With this particular post focus is on the Dr Bronner's Peppermint pure Castille soap
One of my favorite products to cleanse my scalp, it's free from sulphates and harsh chemicals, the peppermint soothes the scalp leaving your scalp clean without stripping your hair from its oils. Well my people, opened a bottle of Nubian Roots Sulphate free hair cleanser the other day and was reminded instantly of the Dr Bronners peppermint shampoo-
The Dr Bronner's Peppermint pure Castile soap has the following ingredients-Water, Saponified Coconut-Hemp-Olive Oils (with retained Glycerin), Olive Fatty Acids, Peppermint Oil (boosted with Menthol), Vitamin E.
The Nubian Roots sulphate free hair cleanser has the following ingredients- water, aloe Vera gel, lauryl glucosides, coco beataine, Argan oil, vegetable glycerine, oat protein, D-Pathenol, Guar gum, caprylic/capric trigylecerides, essential oils.
I'm sure one of the essential oils in it is peppermint oil, though it has more stuff in it than the Castile soap, I used this shampoo, the lather was moderate like Castille soap, the soothe was phenomenal and my hair did not feel like it was stripped because it has no sulphates like the Castile soap!
Let's talk about the other main issue, PRICE! Right now a comparable bottle of the Nubian roots hair cleanser is the Dr Bronner's Peppermint Castile soap 12oz and it costs from $12 to $15 depending on where you are getting it, that's at least N4200 using our current N350/380 exchange situation. Now that's just unit cost, even at N280/300 the unit cost is too high for one product, the cost of shipping and handling down here will then increase the price to about N6500 for it to make sense to the vendor business wise...
Well our proudly made in Nigeria product which does exactly what this Castile soap does costs just N3500 and you will not start panicking when you are on your last quarter because you can get more with the snap of your fingers :)
Where to purchase- from their website-here
Or from Savvy and Chic Hair beauty Hub- 30 Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi Lagos.08090613325
DISCLAIMER- I was not in any way compensated for this post, I also am not making this comparison because the hub sells this product, I will be featuring other products that the hub doesn't have. This is purely an objective comparison which I urge anyone to engage in and I'm sure you will start nodding YES DABS, YASSSS!!
Stay tuned ladies, I'm going to shed light on products you never knew about or thought you could depend on, new and old proudly Nigerian brands!!