A Game-Changer in Afro Hair Care from Dr. Youmna Mouhamad

This week, award-winning physicist Dr Youmna Mouhamad launches a pre-order campaign

for the Nyfasi Deluxe Detangler which we think will be a game changer for afro hair care.

Who is Youmna Mouhamad? Well, she is a scientist from Mayotte who is now based in

Wales in the United Kingdom (UK). She has a BSc in Chemistry/Physics from Marseille Aix

University, France, a MPhys in Physics from Leeds University and a PhD in Polymer Physics

from Sheffield University, both in England. In 2014 she joined Swansea University in Wales

as a research engineer working on the formulation of carbon-based inks for various

applications including a flexible ink for heated garments. Two patents were filed for her

innovative technologies. She then worked on two Innovate UK projects: developing a

screen-printed antenna and tunable capacitor for an energy harvesting device and

modelling metallisation grids on solar cells.

Youmna then went on to use her expertise in printing to invent the Nyfasi Deluxe Detangler

through her own company, Myana Naturals. She actually developed the product with 50

women giving their input on the idea, production and packaging. More than a detangling

comb, the ergonomically designed hand-held product enables the user to apply and

distribute conditioner whilst detangling the hair. It uses a patented roller mechanism to coat

the hair and a wide-tooth comb to detangle it. From 25 April 2022, we can all pre-order the

detangler from her website.

In 2020, she was awarded the London-based Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise

Fellowship that enables academics to exploit the commercialisation of their technology. She

used this to develop her product at the University of South Wales. It has been an incredible

journey for the ‘scientist-inventor-entrepreneur’ and we hope to share more of it with you


On the way, she is racking up the recognition for her scientific skills and entrepreneurial

drive, raising the profile for women of colour in science and inventors alike. She is an

AccelerateHER Rising Star Award Winner for 2022, as a female founder with a bright future. She was the winner of the Wales-based Chwarea Teg Womenspire 2020 Woman in STEM Award, and in 2021 received recognition from the Talents from French Overseas Departments. Youmna has featured on multiple national and international media outlets including ITV, BBC Afrique, BBC UK, and BBC Women’s Hour, and was invited to speak at the Welsh and the French Parliaments.

To pre-order your Nyfasi Deluxe Detangler go to:

For more on Youmna:


Instagram: @nyfasi

Facebook: @Nyfasi

The pre-order campaign kicked off today and will last for 45 days with a target of 5000 sales. The funds from the campaign will be used to manufacture the Deluxe Detangler and file for the international patent. Orders will be dispatched within 5 to 6 months from the campaign closure. To pre-order, visit

Below are the ways people can support the campaign:

⚡Buy one or gift one

⚡Share in the natural hair community

⚡Share with friends and family

⚡Share with your wider network

⚡Introduce Youmna and the detangler to bloggers & journalists

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