How CEO/Founder Jamyla Bennu created the artisanal moisture rich brand Oyin Handmade, for highly textured natural hair!

Jamyla Bennu- Founder/CEO


In today’s episode, I catch up with Jamyla Bennu; the CEO/Founder of Oyin Handmade! Oyin Handmade is a line of natural, unisex, family-friendly products for textured hair! It is an artisanal manufacturer of moisture rich products that are especially formulated for highly texturized hair and dry skin.

Hand-crafted with food grade ingredients since 2003, Jamyla is the master mixtress and creator behind the Oyin handmade brand. Tune in as Jamyla shares her story of how she got her start by helping other women create hair recipes during a time when there was a lack of resources for the natural hair community.

Now, more than a decade later, Oyin Handmade is one of the top selling natural hair brands sold world wide!

More About The Brand: (excerpt from Oyin Handmade)

Jamyla Bennu is the creator of Oyin Handmade, a line of natural, unisex, family-friendly personal care products for healthy & happy hair and skin. 

She is a maker, a mixtress, a lover of laughter & dance, an avid reader, gregarious introvert, and self-described nerd.

Her interests include nutritional density in both food and hair products, joy and delight as a facet of intergenerational justice, and exploring the power of creativity as a form of self care and world shaping.

Oyin Handmade is an artisanal manufacturer of moisture-rich personal care products, especially formulated for highly textured hair and dry skin. 

Jamyla Bennu started making moisture-rich products for her highly textured natural hair in 2001 – a time when nearly every ‘ethnic’ product on the market was focused on straightening or relaxing. She built our first website in 2003 and began selling the products online to other naturalistas.

Oyin uses good-grade ingredients to create high-performance personal care products with clean, good-for-you formulas. Since 2003, they have used food-grade ingredients to create high-performance personal care products with clean, good-for-you formulas. Their goal is healthy, happy hair and skin. –(from Oyin Handmade)

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