Welcome to Mamathana Hair Health – For all your hair health needs.

About us

Who is MamaThana?

Words from our Founder

Hello, my name is Colleen Strysko, the founder of MamaThana Hair Health, where we use science to build healthy hair routines.

My childhood memories of getting hair done are not happy ones. It was painful and the words used weren’t always positive. I grew up with the notion that my tightly coiled hair was not good enough and the best I could do was change it, cover it, or cut it. Fast forward a few years later and my youngest daughter is getting the same social shade thrown at her. That was when I decided I was going to learn the science of hair and scalp health so that my daughters would grow up with understanding and love for their hair. My initial vision grew from this to a desire to give girls and women of African descent the tools they need to grow healthy heads of hair that they can be proud of. Whether you are maintaining your hair yourself at home or looking for help in between hair salon appointments MamaThana is here for you.

I’m a certified trichologist, with an understanding of hair and a passion to see all those struggling with hair and scalp issues to find the help that they need. Hair health is a journey and I would love to take it with you regardless or your hair type.

Colleen Strysko
Founder of MamaThana
Certificate in Trichology IAT
B.Bus Sci Marketing UCT

Who we are

“Knowledge without understanding is useless” Thucydidies

My hair tangles, it breaks, it’s dry, that is all knowledge. MamaThana is here to give you the understanding of “why” so you can build healthy hair routines aimed at eliminating the cause of your problems rather than just treating the symptoms.

MamaThana was founded out of a love of hair and people. We understand the hair struggle, breakage, dryness, frizz, patches and receding hair lines. We aim to use our scientific knowledge of hair to help you onto a healthy hair journey. We are the safe bridge between hairstylist and dermatologists, we fit into that in between place where all seems lost and hopeless, and you don’t know where to turn to. 

“If you are passionate about hair health and want to see it restored to your community, please reach out to us"