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By Benjamin Stern
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About this project

Introducing Nohbo, the world’s first shampoo, conditioner, and body wash ball. With Nohbo, it’s as simple as grabbing a ball and having it melt between your fingertips. No more contributing to the waste that the hair bottle industry has produced. These balls dissolve safely in water, so there is little landfill waste. Hence, no harm done to the oceans, and no harm to the sea life. Lastly, these produce are safe, free of harsh and unhealthy chemicals, so no harm to you.

In many showers around the globe, there are shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles. These bottles are expensive, and contribute to millions of empty containers in landfills each year. They waste a HUGE amount of water as well. The majority of what you are paying for is the water and the bottle! Major brands use harsh and intrusive chemicals that can do a ton of damage our bodies and to our environment.

The functionality of a shampoo, conditioner, or body wash bottle is another problem. An average bottle doesn't dispense a measured amount of product an ordinary person uses. 

Nohbo uses a limited amount of water, so it can expand in the shower. Our early estimates predict that Nohbo will use between 60-90 percent less water than a regular bottled shampoo. Nohbo is estimated to retail for approximately ten cents each, which makes this product financially affordable. Hotels, motels, and the average family is an example of who can benefit from Nohbo. Nohbo is great for the environment, great for the consumer, and great for the world around us.

Our vision is to spread our products to all parts of the world, reducing waste, and making the planet a better place to live and progress in.

Our mission is to provide top quality ingredients in every Nohbo product. We guarantee top customer satisfaction, and will uphold the morals and values we began with as a startup. We will work, constantly improving and adapting to make our products, a better alternative to what is currently available.

Some steps required to make Nohbo an item in your shower are:

  • Finalize the product that is currently in development. Nohbo balls are being produced by Dr. Michail Georgakis.
  • Payment for attorney to advance our provisional patent to a non-provision patent/utility patent.
  • Manufacturing to order initial supply

From your generous donations, Nohbo will put around $6,000-$8,000 to further develop our product to perfection. Another $8,000 will be put into fully patenting our technology. The remaining amounts will go into ordering initial supply. It will take years upon years to create this product without any financial backing. With it, it will take less then 12 months! 

  • All extra funds go back into Nohbo, to advance the product to the marketing phase as fast as possible.
  • If we make over the requested goal, stretch goals will be visible.

***NOHBO is still in development. All financial support will go directly to the growth and development of Nohbo. Our prototypes are still in the formulation phase. If you have further questions about our development and progress, go to Nohbo's website at www.Nohboball.com, or ask a question in the FAQ section.

*Rewards will be fulfilled from funds earned by Kickstarter.

Risks and challenges

Hi Everyone,

My name is Ben, and I am the founder of Nohbo. I would like to bring Nohbo to the market, but there are a few challenges Nohbo faces.

Nohbo requires the work of our highly respected chemist. This is costing thousands of dollars. A full utility patent ranges from seven to fifteen thousand dollars. Ordering initial supplies of the product is a pricey venture as well. As you can see, my biggest burdens are financial constraints. However, my mission is to bring Nohbo to the shelves of your local store.

Nohbo's plan is to finish product development and tie up all the legal requirements. We also need to complete marketing to hotels and businesses willing to carry our product. Lastly, our goal is to create a manufacturing system. If we run into financial burdens that require additional capital, we will attempt to acquire it from angel investors/venture capitalist, loans, or investments from family and friends. To avoid these obstacles, we will practice a philosophy of persistence, hard work, and thoughtful determination.

I am certain you will love our products, their contribution to the environment, the way they smell and the way they make your hair feel.

Thank you so much for your time and generous support!

Benjamin Stern
CEO and Founder of Nohbo

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    ***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL*** - You will be placed in the Honorary Donors page of www.Nohboball.com. We will send you a keychain and bumper sticker with the Nohbo logo on it. You will receive 5 Nohbo shampoo and 5 Nohbo conditioner balls. Additionally, check your snail mail for a Thank You card from us.

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    Dude, you rock! Your name will be listed upon the Honorary Donors page of www.nohboball.com. We will send you a keychain and bumper sticker with the Nohbo logo on it. You will receive 5 Nohbo shampoo and 5 Nohbo conditioner balls! Additionally, check your snail mail for a Thank You card from us.

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    For fifty dollars, you will get all the rewards listed above, as well as a Nohbo t-shirt and an additional 15 Nohbo shampoo and 15 Nohbo conditioner balls each!

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    For a hundred bucks, we'll send you everything listed above, as well as:
    o 75 Nohbo shampoo balls(total),
    o 75 Nohbo conditioner balls(total),
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    o one Nohbo bath towel

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    ***BEST VALUE PACK: Everything listed above
    x3, excluding multiple mentionings of your name on the Honorary Donors page. Furthermore, we will only send you one Thank You card:-) That is 225 showers worth of shampoo and conditioner. Additionally, we will give you 25 body wash balls. You will be entitled to submit a line of shampoo, conditioner, and/or body wash that you would like us to potentially create. Examples might include certain scents, oils, ingredients, etc.. Nohbo LLC will have the right to deny certain requests.

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    You will receive everything that was listed in the previous sections. In total, you will receive a years worth of shampoo and conditioner balls. 100 Nohbo body wash balls will be given. We will send you a beautiful, customized glass award commemorating your generous support. Also if requested, I will have personal Skype call with you. Your name will be listed on the top of the Honorary Donor's Page of Nohboball.com. Your orders will be shipped first.

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