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AFRICANGLOBE - Khoudia Diop is a 19-year-old from Senegal who has faced bullying throughout her life simply because of the color of her skin. “I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she said.
AFRICANGLOBE - While still largely based in the informal economy, the African haircare business has become a multi-billion dollar industry that stretches to China and India and has drawn global giants such as L'Oreal and Unilever.
AFRICANGLOBE - The afro — the natural hairstyle forever synonymous with the “Black is beautiful” movement championed by Black-Americans in the 1960s — is making a comeback in Africa, especially the Ivory Coast. When they see you wearing natural hair, they look at you like you are a pariah, like there is a problem, when actually, it should be normal,” said Liliana Lambert.
AFRICANGLOBE - For those of us who are passionate about Africa, perhaps the most refreshing development currently in the news, is the fact that many African women are gradually becoming confident in their natural beauty, and are finally rejecting “artificial beauty” altogether. Many African ladies are saying bye-bye to foreign wigs, hair relaxers and the bleaching cosmetics, which are perceived to be dangerous to the skin.