Hugh Masekela put natural hair in the headlines after he denied to be photographed with women with ‘weaves and extensions’. Weaves and extensions form part of the hair market that is worth an estimated R4.5 billion.
Natural hair meet ups
This coming Saturday, ORS South Africa will be launching a new product range for ethnic hair at the 4th African International Hair Extravaganza (AIHE) at Vodaworld in Johannesburg.
Salil spoke to John about the fast expanding market for black hair and how he feels they are trying to bridge the gap for consumers who feel ‘sidelined’ from mainstream products.
The Feminist Stokvel gets together once a month for ‘Hair Soirees’. These are sessions where women get together to learn from hair consultants and other professionals about black hair care.
Kavuli (a Kenyan-South African) and one of the founding members of this group and spoke to John about the importance of such support groups for black women who sport their hair natural.
Kavuli also spoke about an event where they will be speaking about dealing with children's natural hair.
This article first appeared on 702 : Hair split ends: Weaves, natural products and soirees