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London hair stylist and Afro hair specialist Charlotte Mensah recently debuted her first range of premium haircare products. The Charlotte Mensah Manketti Haircare collection comprises three products a Shampoo, Conditioner and an Oil that all feature Manketti Oil, a super hair ingredient that helps gives weightless moisture, shine, softness and definition to curly hair types.



Manketti oil is derived from manketti nuts which grow on mongongo trees in northern Namibia. Manketti oil is said to be packed with vitamin E, along with other nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, protein, zinc, and copper, and is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which acts as a barrier to help seal moisture in the hair for much longer. The Charlotte Mensah Haircare product range is also free from nasty chemicals such as SLS, parabens, and silicones.


The Haircare range is beautifully packaged in a striking black and white colour scheme with copper accents and the graphic shapes referencing the Charlotte Mensah branding.


A multi-award-winning hair stylist specialising in Afro and natural hair Charlotte has been crowned British Afro Hairdresser of the Year two years running and has also won the BBSensationnel Afro Hairstylist of the Year award twice. She opened her salon, The Hair Lounge on London’s trendy Portobello Road in 2003. A philanthropist Charlotte also founded the Charlotte Mensah Academy holding workshops training and passing on her skills to young single mothers in Ghana where she grew up.


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