Johannesburg – What started as compliments about her hair has turned into a business for musician Zahara.
She recently announced on social media that she would be launching hair products soon, called Zahara country girl.
Speaking to Business Report Online, Zahara said fans had always complimented her hair, so it felt natural to be involved in the hair product industry.
According to the musician, the haircare brand was her first business. She said she was a 50% co-owner of the haircare range. She didn’t want to mention the company that she co-owns it with.
“They called me up while I was singing on stage and said they wanted us to do business and create a haircare range as I had beautiful hair. That is how the journey started.
“This is my first baby and comes from me. I used natural ingredients, there are no chemicals in my products,” she said.
Zahara said she wanted to launch hair products that she identified with. “The haircare products are for natural hair. I have never relaxed my hair. I have always used natural oils and warm water.”
She said the hair brand consists of shampoo, conditioner, and afro oil. While she didn’t want to reveal the retail price of the products, she said the range would be affordable to everyone.
Zahara said starting a business has been a difficult journey for her. “It wasn’t easy, but you have to wait for God’s timing. I persevered, and now we are here. I now have 46 stores that will carry the product. Working hard pays off.”
She said she hired a team to help her with the business.
“All I ask is for people to go and try the products. They will work.”
She said she has a perfume coming out soon, and she also sells sanitisers which are not part of the hair range.
Zahara said she would like to encourage people who want to start a business to go out there and do it. “It’s not going to be easy, but you need to manifest what you were born to do. Whatever you have dreamed for yourself will come true,” she said.
Zahara said she was in studio working on a new album.
BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE