After intensive research and lots of experience in the natural hair care industry, Janine van Throo,
Natural Haircare Therapist, developed the NISH philosophy.
NISH is a holistic approach to hair care and is covered by 4 pillars:
• Scalp care
• Hair maintenance
Nutrients are not the first thing you think about when it comes to hair care. Nevertheless, these play
a vital role in the health of your hair.
Contrary to what many people think, the health of your hair does not come from a jar or bottle, but
from the inside. Hair is made by your body with the help of the nutrients that you ingest. Healthy hair
can only be obtained if you give your body the right combination of nutrients in the right amount.
The first step towards healthy hair, therefore, is to ensure that you give your body the proper
Most people see products from the label perspective, but the active ingredients that make up the
product are the most important. The Ingredients can make or break your hair; therefore, it is
essential to know the ingredients to avoid, the right ones to choose, what combinations get the best
result for a hair need, how to apply them, and when to make use of them. The right ingredient is
essential to achieving hair treatment objectives, but the wrong one end up damaging the hair and
The scalp is the only place where the hair is alive, it is where the hair is ‘born’ and where the hair gets
fed. It is essential to maintain a healthy scalp to increase the bloodflow to enhence nutrition intake
of the follicles. The scalp contains numerous blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to feed
the skin cells that form the hair. Therefore, scalp massages are necessary to allow blood flow to the
scalp freely so it can supply the follicles with vital nutrients for healthy hair growth.
Where others mainly focus on the “outside of the hair,” the NISH philosophy uses a 360-degree
approach where all the pillars in the Philosophy need to be used to have the best results.
The fundamental truth is that it is impossible to grow healthy hair by applying products to the hair in
isolation. You can only grow your hair by giving your body nutrition that presents the body with the
necessary elements that it uses to create healthy skin tissues, hair follicles, and nails.
In the NISH philosophy, “Hair Care.” entails the holistic approach, which includes Nutrition,
Ingredients, Scalp Care, and Hair Maintenance.
Hair Maintenance is about manipulation of the hair on the outside of the scalp, the hair that we can
see, using certain products, tools and techniques. It is about length retention; how to treat your hair
so that you keep the length. It is also about the techniques to use to keep the hair as healthy as
possible. By using the NISH in total, one will notice that the hair grows out stronger, softer and
therefor would need less products to keep in the moisture. Your hair will finally look and feel the way
nature intended it to
Why NISH certification program?
The demand for natural hair therapists is high, many women are returning to keeping natural hair,
but few professionals have the competence to cater to their hair treatment needs. In fact, there are
still several countries without a single natural hair care salon; the demand for Natural Hair Therapists
is higher than ever. The NISH certification program trains competent professionals that provide
comprehensive natural hair care solutions and consultancy services.
There are instances where a mother and her mixed-race children have to visit different hair care
salons that handle the hair care needs for either white people or people of colour. Such a family
would have preferred to use the same hair care salon. Unfortunately, the white salon does not have
the skill to take care of natural hair. The NISH certification program empowers hair care salons to
cater to the hair care needs of people of all races, it can help you maintain a healthy customer base
and increase the bottom line of your business.
With the accredited courses we offer, you ensure yourself to high quality education that is
scientifically backed. As a NISH certified Natural Hair Therapist, your customer will be certain that
you are trained in the best way and that their hair is in very competent hands.