We are an Eco-Friendly Brand

Hamamat is a brand that takes you on a journey on how our ancestors, who had a rich and deep connection with the land, cared for their skin and beauty using ingredients provided by nature. The result is a raw, authentic collection of African skincare products made with 100% natural ingredients from ancient African origins.

 

Nature, in all its majestic splendor, has given us countless blessings. And it is with this belief that the Hamamat brand sets out to bring beauty to Kings and Queens worldwide, with the utmost priority of caring for the environment while this is being done.

 

For Hamamat, the environment is the key. It is why we are and who we are.

Hamamat African Beauty’s products are carefully made using the local and natural way because it is the most sustainable for the environment. Each item is created through the ancient traditions that hail from our rich African heritage. As a result, African village artists and craftsmen have been able to sustain and still take care of the earth. The Hamamat brand believes that this is important in helping to nourish the earth and our connection to it.

 

Most of our skincare products are packaged in glass, as this material is sustainable. Glass is a fully recyclable material that can be used over and over again for various purposes. At Hamamat African Beauty, we make a conscious eco-friendly effort in our packaging and labeling to leave the least waste footprint; with the aim of becoming zero-waste in the future.

 

The Hamamat Brand is also about keeping the tradition that Africa has taught our people. Embracing your skin and natural beauty is Hamamat’s fervent mission. Through bringing beauty to the world using the most natural and authentic African methods, the tradition is preserved and the world gets to know about it.

 

Tradition and connection.

 

Nature and sustainability.

 

This is Hamamat African Beauty.

 

 

Ghana Independence Day 2018

Hello, Kings and Queens!

Today, we are celebrating the 61st year of Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule. It is a very important moment in history for us, Ghanaians, and I’m excited to share it with you, my Kings and Queens!

Ghana, as it is known today, was formerly called the “Gold Coast” because of its prominence as a great source of gold. Because of this precious resource, many Europeans were drawn to the country to engage in trade and make their own fortunes.

As early as the 14th century, Portugese explorers had discovered the country’s gold and other resources. In 1482, they built a fortress currently known as the Elmina Castle, which they used as their trading post.  Soon, other Europeans began trading in the Gold Coast, starting with the Dutch and followed by others including the British, French, German, Danish and Swedish.

Throughout this time, there were many battles and conflicts on the Gold Coast. These wars often occurred between the different European traders, but it also extended to the locals. The coast’s trading opportunities in both material (gold, etc.) and human resources (slave trade) created enemies and alliances on various fronts. Eventually, Britain became the dominant European power, resulting from a financial settlement with the Danish and the Dutch.

In 1874, the southern region covering the coastal areas and extended inland was proclaimed as a British Crown Colony. The British then moved the colonial capital from Cape Coast to Accra.

After taking control of the Ashanti and the northern territories, the Gold Coast Colony was formed in 1902. Following years of being colonized under British rule, the Gold Coast finally received its independence on March 6, 1957.

 “At long last, the battle has ended!  And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever!”

-President Kwame Nkrumah

The road leading to its independence started when Kwame Nkrumah returned to the country after studying abroad. It was a long journey that had its share of political conflict, riots, strikes and non-violent protests. Kwame Nkrumah even served time in prison prior to becoming the elected Prime Minister in the colony’s first general election in 1951. After the independence in 1956, Nkumrah continued as Prime Minister and the former colony was named “Ghana”, after an ancient empire in the north.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan country to gain independence from colonial rule. This inspired other nations to fight for freedom, resulting in 17 other African countries gaining independence in 1960 from their European colonists.

Today, Ghana remains as a country rich in natural resources. It is Africa’s second largest producer of gold and the world’s second largest producer of cocoa. In 2017, Bloomberg reported that Ghana broke a record and made its biggest cocoa harvest in six years. Aside from cocoa, Ghana’s agricultural products include rice, cassava, peanuts, corn, bananas, and of course, shea nuts. These same shea nuts are the main ingredients in making the Hamamat Golden Shea Butter that brings beautiful glowing skin to people around the world.

I hope you have learned a lot about Ghana’s Independence Day from this post, and invite you to come and celebrate this day with us!  

 

Happy Ghanaian Independence Day, my Kings and Queens!

 

 

XOXO,

 

HAMAMAT

 

Sources:

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ad43#ixzz58FpOjK7s

https://content.ghanagrio.com/article/64-the-colonial-era-british-rule-of-the-gold-coast.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-04/ghana-is-said-to-produce-biggest-cocoa-crop-in-six-years

http://countrystudies.us/ghana/8.htm

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/03/ghana-60-years-independence-170306095455013.html

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html

How Shea Butter Helps Nursing Mothers

Hi there, Kings and Queens!

#14 – Shea Butter for Nursing Mothers

Mothers have very important roles in our world. They raise our children, take care of our families, and keep our homes in one piece. I think everyone can agree that they deserve the most love and care that life can offer, especially this Valentine’s Day! Show some love by using Shea butter for nursing mothers with Hamamat African Beauty!

Part of being a mother, for most women, calls for breastfeeding. It’s a beautiful bonding experience for every pair of mother and child. It’s a mother’s special way of sharing her nutrients with her young one to help her child grow healthy and strong. However, many issues can also arise while breastfeeding, and although mothers typically forego addressing some of these issues, Shea butter is there to ease the experience.

The breast area receives a lot of stress when it comes to breastfeeding. Babies, on average, are not very gentle when it comes to breastfeeding, as they simply do not know better. Many mothers confess that they suffer from dryness in this area after an extended period of time, which is very common. Other mentions of rashes and blemishes have arisen after nursing, as well as acne breakouts on the surrounding skin.

Shea butter also helps with stretch marks on the stomach after birthing. The first picture below was taken a week after this Queen had her second child. As you can see, the skin looks very worn and irritated around the abdomen. The second picture was taken 8 weeks after birthing her second child. After consistent use of using Hamamat African Beauty’s Safari Shea Butter, the surrounding area displayed signs of and smoothing and calmness with a vibrant glow.

 The Queen had this to say about her experience,

“I cannot thank Hamamat African Beauty and their Shea butter enough for soothing my discomfort around my stomach. The discoloration of my stomach returned to its normal brown color and away from the dark black that occurred during pregnancy. My stretch marks smoothed out and the area started glowing with radiance! I highly recommend their Shea butter to all mothers alike, without hesitation.”  – Queen

 

With Shea butter for nursing mothers, it’s healing properties will relieve, if not solve completely, these types of issues! Within the butter, Vitamin E helps the skin recover from damages due to dryness, and the natural oils help maintain its moisturizing abilities. Shea butter’s vitamins and minerals also encourage the skin’s recovery of blemishes and redness – so you can always leave the house with clear, beautiful skin!

 

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My Valentine’s Day in the Village

Valentine's Day in the Village | Hamamat African Beauty

Hi there, Kings and Queens!

Valentine’s Day in Africa isn’t of huge concern for the rural culture, but it has most definitely become a large part of daily life. For rural Africa, everyday is a chance to show love to one another; it is a big part of the village lifestyle. I spent my day sharing candy and sweets around my village.

RELATED: Click here to learn the 14 Ways to Shea Love on Valentine’s Day!

In my experience, people care more about each other in the village than the cities. As you can see in the video, once I started to share candies with the children, they asked for some to give to their siblings who were not around at the time. This displays the ways of their giving and caring culture. Valentine’s Day in Africa is just one day out of 365 where Africans show their love for one another.

Seeing this in the village made me happy. It was a fun day for me. By sharing love to everyone, I even ended up with a marriage proposal. 🤣

 

Shave with Shea Butter

Hi there, Kings and Queens!

#13 – Shaving with Shea Butter

Whether we admit it or not, there are some parts of our skincare routine that we do not truly enjoy. For many people, one part is shaving. It takes a lot of time and effort to do, but many of us go through it to make our skin look smooth and glowing, especially under the sun. Men and women require a substance capable of protecting their skin against a metal blade, while at the same time providing a smooth, gentle surface for the blade to slide across. That’s why shaving with shea butter is amazingly beneficial to the skin during the shaving process.

Even for my father, skin care was really important. One thing I learned from him was that a way of showing that you appreciate yourself, was taking time to be with yourself and give your body the care that it needs to stay healthy.

 

To have a great shaving experience, it’s important to have skin that’s nicely prepared for the process. It must be properly cleaned and moisturized to ensure an easy shaving process. Your hair also needs to be in a soft condition so that nicks, cuts and snags can be avoided.

Our Shea Butter provides these benefits. With the moisturizing properties of Vitamin A and E, the skin and the hair get softer when you apply it so they’re ready for shaving. Shaving with Shea butter is the best way to keep your skin smooth to the touch before and during a shave. You can even use it after you shave to keep the moisture and glow once the shaving process is complete.

To be able to spread love, you need to first show yourself love. Give yourself the care it needs and find the time to make yourself feel good. Try shaving with Shea butter and be sure to let us know what you think! I’m sure you’ll love it!

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My Valentine’s Day Gift to you.

The thirteenth way to show your affection with 14 Ways to Shea Love is shaving with Shea butter. Click here to discover the fourteenth! #Shealove

 

Care for your hair with Shea Butter

Shea Butter For Hair | Hamamat African Beauty

Hi there, Kings and Queens!

#10 – Shea Butter Hair Care

Let me take you back to a few Sundays ago Kings and Queens, where I took a warm bath while in the village. I used shea butter for my hair! Shea butter hair care is a common practice in Africa because of all the benefits that shea butter shares.

Kings and Queens, our hair is our crowning glory. A lot of us have pride in our hair – especially when it is in its most natural state. Sometimes, however, the weather and the pollution in the air can be damaging to our hair, so it is important to take the necessary steps to protect it.

 

Our Shea Butter can help you with that. When Shea butter is applied to the hair, it prevents the hair from drying out and becoming brittle, which is a common problem in hot, dry or windy conditions. It seals in the moisture by coating each strand of hair in a thin, non-greasy layer of fat.

The Vitamin E it brings gives the hair more moisture and the ability for it to regrow healthier. This prevents the hair from becoming dried, coarse and prone to frizz.

Shea Butter can truly make our lives so much easier and our skin much happier.

 

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Got A Beard Problem?

Shea Butter Beard Care | Hamamat African Beauty

Hi Kings and Queens!

#9 – Shea Butter Beard Care

Did you know that beards also require great care? That’s right, even men need the best skincare product for their beards! Shea butter beard care should be of top priority for any man looking to protect and nourish their luscious facial hair. After all, according to science, beards make men look more attractive!

As facial hair, beards are constantly exposed to air pollution, sun rays, and the effects of weather and surrounding environment. Research states that beards actually protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but that doesn’t mean you should let your beard be your only line of defense. With an unhealthy beard, sun rays can still be damaging. Therefore, it should always be kept clean and in great condition to avoid any irritation to the underlying skin.

Beard hair is different from hair that is on top of our head, as it grows somewhat coarse and rougher. Due to this, it needs to be kept moisturized so that it stays soft and takes on a fuller look. If it doesn’t have the right amount of moisture, it could end up scratchy and cause rashes and scrapes to the skin.

Beard hair is kept moisturized all day long thanks to Shea butter’s wonderful properties! It’s great for getting into the hair’s cuticles to lock in moisture and nutrients. Shea butter beard care should be your number one go-to for maintaining that lush facial hair. Join Hamamat African Beauty in buttering up your life. Shea butter beard care is the beard-lover’s answer to healthy, luscious facial hair.

Experience a shea buttered beard. The versatility of Shea butter makes it easier for you to do the things you’ve always wanted.


Let’s take the power to be amazing individuals and let’s start today.

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Shea up your soup

Shea Up Your Soup | Hamamat African Beauty

Hi Kings and Queens!

#8 – Shea Up Your Soup

You’re probably wondering how you can use Shea butter in soup. It’s definitely not the first idea that comes to mind when thinking about Shea butter. Well, if you have read one of my previous eBooks on Shea butter, you would know that it can also be used in cooking!

Yes, that’s right. This skin super-food doesn’t just supplement your skin, it also makes a great addition as a cooking ingredient. In fact, Shea has a long history of being used as a cooking fat in Africa in place of, or in addition to, Palm oil.

The benefit of eating Shea butter, when used in cooking, is its richness it Vitamin A and E. Fat-soluble Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant. It has anti-inflammatory effects and fights free radicals helping your body to maintain healthy vision, neurological function, beaming skin, and more.

As for the Vitamin E, it’s greatest effects are seen in our hair, skin and nails. It also has the capability to balance cholesterol levels and even hormone levels which sometimes helps women with PMS.

Queens – we know how painful menstrual cycles can be.

Additionally, it has been proven to improve physical endurance as it gives more energy to the body.

With love all around during this month of love, make sure the people important to you are healthy as can be with Shea Butter. Get a FREE travel-size Shea butter when you buy any 9-oz Shea butter product.

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Let me shea you some love. It’s my gift to you this season!

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How to Show Respect in Africa

Hi there, Kings and Queens!

Showing respect in Africa is among one of the most important things to remember when interacting with African cultures. African cultures take pride in their traditions, so it is crucial to understand and respect the way of the people.

 

There are values that Africans hold on to quite strongly. One of which, is our indigenous greeting culture.

Greeting is a traditional African trait. In a stiff cultural environment like the African society where one’s character is constantly being examined, greeting can brighten one’s chances of making a good first impression. To the elderly, greeting plays a role in evaluating one’s level of morals. It also creates the opportunity of discerning in a few seconds, the quality of a child’s parental upbringing. In fact, greeting is non-negotiable in Africa!

There are many ways to Greet parents and elders. In most parts of Africa they Kneel to parents or elders like I am doing .

In many West African cultures, it is offensive to look into the eyes of an elder. Rather, African people would lower their head, look down to the floor (or somewhere else to the lower left or right side), while speaking to a person of respect. To a #European this behavior gives the impression of “having something to hide”. Avoiding eye contact is related to not telling the truth. Looking around, and not into the other person’s face, additionally gives the impression of being nervous. The African person, trying to be polite, looks like searching for a fast way out of the encounter.

Respect is one of the cultural values held in high esteem in traditional African culture. Africans in general shower their elders with great respect. In some communities for example the Yoruba tribe ; men prostrate while women kneel down to show respect.
In the North of Ghana , when you kneel to Great an elder you stay kneeling until they ask you to get up .

Ps – Kola nuts are used in tradition to welcome guest and show hospitality.