Botlhale Tshetlo believes in being fearless in the self-discovery of one's uniqueness. It is through self-awareness and self-acceptance that one is able to fully celebrate the self... that is why she's passionate about celebrating natural hair, because it is part of that self that is uniquely you.
Botlhale's journey in exploring her unique place in the world has led her to discoveries of creative expression. Her first business was in 2010 when she was a Cake Couturist, followed by a stint as a photographer, and later a pilates instructor. Watch as she shares more on her journey in the Tedx Talk titled "Celebrating Beautiful, Kinky, Curly, Coily Natural Hair".
Botlhale has given two TEDx talks, the first was on random acts of kindness. When she gave this talk in Soweto in 2013, Botlhale decided to let free her afro and vowed to start understanding her hair better... and that was the beginning of her natural hair journey.
Botlhale started Hairtural, a hair care range formulated for natural hair, in 2014. Two years later, in 2016, she opened a Hairtural Studio, and a speciality retail store for natural hair and skin care (Autum) a couple of months later. In early 2023 Botlhale completed her trichology studies with the International Association of Trichologists and runs a clinic that assists with hair thinning, hair loss, scalp problems, and hair shaft problems.
OUR HAIRETAGE IS OUR HERITAGE
South Africa is not only the birthplace of humankind, it is rich with natural and cultural heritage. Our natural heritage of natural resources provides the flora ingredients our treatments are made from. The Hairtural logo (named Floweral) represents these flora ingredients used, and our brand name is a play on two words; the combination of "Hair" and "Natural".
Our cultural heritage contributes to our sense of identity as a people. At Hairtural we celebrate and enjoy this uniqueness and incorporate it in how we do natural hair. Our hairetage is our heritage.
HAIR + NATURAL = HAIRTURAL
As a proudly South African brand with a strong connection to our heritage, Hairtural creates a modern take on styling natural hair. Combining traditional hairstyles (moropotso) with a modern outlook, Hairtural takes natural hairstyling to the ultimate representation of modern South Africa. Our Hairturalists blend the old with the new in the creation of classic yet contemporary hairstyles that are steeped in tradition and history.
Hairtural is for those seeking their own individuality, those on an exploration that turns inward into discovering what makes them unique... the freedom-seekers!