For many people, maintaining healthy hair and scalps can be a challenge, particularly for those trying to avoid products that use harsh chemicals. And that’s where Kehinde Falade and her company, Osteena Range of Cosmetics, come to the rescue, using organic natural ingredients to encourage new and healthy hair growth for clients.
LoA found out more about this passionate and driven entrepreneur, on a mission to bring healthy hair solutions, naturally to people.
What does your company do?
My company, Osteena Range of Cosmetics, manufactures, packages and sells natural hair growth products.
“The desire to solve hair growth and skin care problems for people, without them having to suffer the often adverse effects of harsh ingredients used in products, inspired me to start manufacturing only non-toxic cosmetics.”
What inspired you to start your company?
The desire to solve hair growth and skin care problems for people, without them having to suffer the often adverse effects of harsh ingredients used in products, inspired me to start manufacturing only non-toxic cosmetics.
Why should anyone use your service or product?
My products should be used because they contain no toxic chemicals. Over 80 percent of ingredients used in our product range are edible and do not have adverse effects on the human system or body.
Tell us a little about your team
My team is made up of three ladies: Me, Kahinde Falade (the Founder and CEO), who is a graduate of Mass Communication. I have a master degree in International Development, a certificate in Project Management and an informal training in organic hair product manufacturing; Bunmi Sobande, is the Chief Financial Officer. She has an MBA from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom,. She is ACCA certified and has over 10 years experience in the financial sector. In addition, we have a company secretary, Funmi Ekong, who is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience.
“Over 80 percent of ingredients used in our product range are edible and do not have adverse effects on the human system or body.”
“The company aspires to become the best selling organics hair growth and skin care brand in Africa.”
Share a little about your entrepreneurial journey. And, do you come from an entrepreneurial background?
I started making hair growth cream in January 2015 to solve the problem of my alopecia (baldness). Within one month, a colleague of mine at the office noticed hair growth on my previously bald patches and requested I made the cream for him too, at a price. Within three months, more colleagues requested my hair growth cream and I decided to commercialize the products and did more research to manufacture more products to solve other hair problems. At the moment, I have a range of five hair growth products, in a kit, that work together to give customers beautiful and faster growing hair.
What are your future plans and aspirations for your company?
The company aspires to become the best selling organics hair growth and skin care brand in Africa.
What gives you the most satisfaction being an entrepreneur?
Seeing my products solve hair growth and scalp problems of their users gives me the most satisfaction.
What's the biggest piece of advice you can give to other women looking to start-up?
Start now and try to reduce your costs as much as possible in the early days.
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Why LoA loves it….
For many women entrepreneurs, the starting point for their entrepreneurial journeys is inspired by the need to solve challenges in their own lives, but ones that are shared by so many others. In the case of Kehinde Falade, that challenge came in the form of a need to treat alopecia without the use of harsh chemicals, leading her on a journey into the world of organic haircare. Today, she is giving relief and hope to others battling similar hair and scalp challenges, providing a natural alternative. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa