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PJ Alert: Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Based Hair & Skin Care Line Launched by British-Nigerian Duo

This product line came to my attention via an online article a few weeks ago. I was looking up something regarding shea butter when I stumbled on the article HERE.

Liha Beauty Review

Liha is a new natural hair care line launched by Liha Okunniwa and Abi Oyepitan, 2 British-Nigerians residing in the UK.

The ladies met while they were at university over 15 years ago. Interesting fact, Abi used to be a sprinting athlete.

She has won several medals and participated in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Liha went on to art publishing. They kept in touch over the years and shared everything about life, beauty and yes, hair together.

This association led to the birth of Liha, an organic hair and skincare line based on the very popular and versatile African shea butter.

Their products are natural, vegan, cruelty-free, and free from parabens, SLS, and other harmful chemicals.

Liha Beauty Product Line

The products are handmade in small batches out of their base in Cheltenham & Hackney and include 4 products so far.

Liha Beauty Shea Butter 

Liha Beauty shea Butter is 100% ethically sourced from Ghana and Nigeria.

Shea butter is a very nutritious butter derived from the nut of the karite tree native to West Africa.

Their shea butter comes in a transparent jar and retails for £20 ($29 approx). Read more about the benefits of shea butter HERE.

Liha Beauty Idan Oil

liha-beauty-idan-oilIdan Oil, a moisturizing oil made from cold-pressed coconut oil. The oil is also infused with the Tuberose flower.

This flower is a fragrant plant native to Mexico and in the same family as the Agave plant.

The flower is used in perfumes as well as for religious ceremonies in Hawaii, India, and the Philippines.

This is the first time I’m hearing about this flower and it sounds quite delightful. 

The 100 ml glass bottle retails for £39 ($56 approx) while the 30 ml glass bottle retails for £16 ($23 approx).

Interesting fact, in Nigeria, idan means magic.

Liha Beauty Ose Gidi (Handmade Black Soap)

liha african black soap for hair

Liha Ose Gidi Black Soap includes shea butter and coconut oil as a moisturizing base.

African black soap is derived from the skins of plantain, which have been sun-dried and roasted.

The soap can be used as-is or several other ingredients can be added to make it more moisturizing.

Liha Beauty also included moringa leaf powder and blackstrap molasses in their formula. 

These two ingredients are fantastic for hair and skin. The 100g bar retails for £15 ($18 approx).

Another interesting fact, in Nigeria, ose gidi means thanks a lot or real soap depending on your intonation. 

Liha Discovery and Gift Set

Liha Discovery & Gift Set includes mini sizes of the following products packed in a beautiful cotton travel bag:-

  • 15ml Idan Oil
  • 15ml Shea Butter
  • 100g Queen Idia Candle
  • 25g Ose Gidi Black Soap 

This would make a lovely Mother’s Day or birthday gift. The gift basket retails for £32 ($39 approx).

The product line also includes a candle – Queen Idia – made out of sustainable coconut wax. 

Liha Beauty has a very interesting product line. I would love to try the Idan Oil along the way.

However, as a wallet watcher, I will probably start with the black soap and shea butter to test the line before moving on to another product.

Additionally, Liha and Abi also hold beauty workshops around London where shea butter is demystified and various hair and skincare recipes are shared.

You can find about more about Liha Beauty and order their products HERE. You can also order on Amazon UK.

The product line isn’t available in the US yet but you can still place an order on their website – international shipping available.

Main image credit. All product images from Liha website. 

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