Our Story

My name is Susan Edwards and I founded Uhai with my husband Varsay Sirleaf. I am a Chicago south sider by origin, but have had the opportunity to live on the African continent - in both Kenya and Liberia - for eight years. 

I created Uhai because I had been experiencing flaking on my scalp since college and the shampoos recommended to me by dermatologists were severely drying out my hair. And I wasn't alone - other women were also looking for solutions to address their dry and breaking hair. I designed Uhai’s products to be infused with high quality African ingredients such as superfood baobab, coconut oil and shea butter, to deliver key health benefits to the hair and scalp.

Are you ready to be transformed? 



  • May 2017: Launch in Monrovia, Liberia - our home base.
  • July 2018: Launch in Accra, Ghana.
  • April 2019: Featured in Essence Magazine as Black-owned brand they love! 
  • August 2019: Launch in US at the African Festival of the Arts in Chicago
  • February 2020: Featured in Allure Magazine as a Black-owned beauty brand worth getting into.
  • April 2020: Launch in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire and Nairobi, Kenya.