How To Start Hair Cream Production In Nigeria: Step By Step

Want to learn how to produce hair cream by yourself? In this post, I will teach you how to start hair cream production in Nigeria, branding, packaging and marketing your cream to people who wouldn’t think twice before buying.

This serves as a side income generation and can even be taken up as your main business, you can easily make and sell your hair cream for profits and the capital needed for this isn’t much.

Mind you, making of hair cream isn’t a female business alone, if you are a man you can also take advantage of this as local hair cream producers are few.

Nigeria of today is not encouraging, there are no jobs and even the little ones out there gives low pay and with the poor economy and everything on a rise it is difficult to make do with little money, why not start a side business?

Fashion is the latest trend now in every part of the world as you will be addressed according to your looks, your looks can earn you a better job, favor and even make new friends.

People now go an extra mile to look beautiful, looking good is the talk of the century and with this, you can win yourself some customers who will also get you others as long as you produce the best for them. Now you need to make a bold decision whether you want to venture into this or not, but I will advise you to take advantage of it while it is still moving with few people that are into it.

Dangote and Otedolar started from somewhere even though they started big, what about Ayoola Foods maker of Ayoola Poundo Yam? Take a stride and start earning some cool cash and believe me, you will definitely get huge sales as long as your product is good and well packaged, without taking much time let us go straight into the topic of the day.

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What Are The Factors to Consider When Making Hair Creams?

You don’t just dive into business, you have to know everything related to it, things that are used on the skin or eaten are to be taken seriously so you do not get yourself into trouble, this is the reason why we have taken our time to write you this piece. There are some factors you need to consider when making hair cream in Nigeria and these factors determine how far you would go in the business, here they are:

  1. Learning about the production of hair cream
  2. Marketing of the hair product
  3. Packaging and Branding of your product
  4. Adverts and Publicity
  5. Fragrance and colour variants as people have different tastes.

Now that you are familiar with the factors, you should remember little capital is needed for a start but if you want to start big then you need more capital. After the production of hair creams, where do you sell your hair creams in Nigeria? Check below.

Where You Can Sell Your Hair Creams in Nigeria

This is where most people do have issues, some find it difficult to approach people and advertise to them but when you are sure of your product, it shouldn’t be hard for you to advertise, you have to stand up and network with people that will patronize you.

There is this trick I want you to use that has proven to be effective in getting customers, at first you need to give out your products to some well to do people for testing, give out to your friends, neighbors, family members and relatives to test it, believe me, most of them will like it and some even if they do not have the money to buy it will recommend it to their friends and co-workers.

If you also belong to a religious denomination either a church or a mosque, try organizing a product launch, from here your customers will multiply. People will start talking about your product and from there you will be successful.

Other places where you need to visit by yourself to advertise your hair cream are the saloons, barbing shops, markets and give discounts, also you can advertise to school teachers and office staffs.

What about taking a smart move? you can also market on the internet via social media platforms and also on online stores like Jumia, Konga, Jiji and others.

Things Required to Produce Hair Cream in Nigeria

Here are the ingredients needed for making hair cream in Nigeria, they can be easily purchased from our local markets:

  1. wax (0.2kg)
  2. petroleum jelly (1kg)
  3. paraffin oil (1.8kg)
  4. Lanolin (0.4kg)
  5. Industrial perfume
  6. Colourant

Make sure you find stable sellers of these raw materials so that you always get it when needed and with stable undiluted quality, once you have gotten all the stuff then you follow the step by step process of how to make hair cream below.

Procedure On How To Make Hair Cream

To start producing hair creams, you need to follow the process we’ve listed below carefully:

  • Firstly light on your cooker or stove with a pot that will be sufficient for the amount you want to make.
  • Add your paraffin oil into the pot or container.
  • Then wait 3 minutes after which you will some petroleum jelly into the paraffin oil already on the cooker.
  • Wait for 5 minutes then you add Lanolin into the mixture then you stir it carefully and evenly.
  • While stirring, divide the wax into small sizes then add little by little while mixing.
  • It will dissolve as you stir, continue stirring till everything is well mixed.
  • Once well clogged together put off the fire and add your measured perfume.
  • Measure and add your colorant then continue stirring.
  • Once you are satisfied with it then scoop with a measuring cup into your plastic, add your label and get it ready for distribution.

Now that you know the basic steps of how to make hair cream in Nigeria you can also go further by exploring more, you can add shea butter and coconut oil to make it more effective as the two are very compatible and milk on most scalp.

Note: Do not add hair relaxer to your product as some do have a reaction to this, you do not want people to bad-mouth your product.

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  1. Please I need practical guide and who are those selling these ingredients please๐Ÿ™,,, where can I get them

  2. Can I mix banana, honey, coconut oil, sheabutter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil,aloe vera, sulphur, menthol, paraffin oil, etc into a hair cream mixture.

    1. Bananas contain silica, a mineral element that helps the body to synthesize collagen and make the hair stronger and thicker, also it have antimicrobial properties that heal flaky and dry scalp, relieving dandruff symptoms.

      So, YES you can add banana and those ingredients, try this in little quantities and if the desired result is achieved you can then do in large quantity.

      1. Thanks for this post
        I really want to go into haircream business but I donโ€™t know how to go about it,,, please where can I get all these listed ingredients ? Who are those selling them and please can I get someone contact ,someone that can mentor me

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