re-blogged from NPR

October 24, 2014 6:48 AM ET
Karen Grigsby

        There is a huge market for Natural Hair products for women of color and beauty product conglomerates are getting into the market.  I have been without a perm for over 2 years and my hair is much healthier than with a perm. Being that I am more environmentally conscious, I also wanted to liberate myself from the chemicals used in the perm products to straighten hair that aim to define ones ethnic beauty. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a website (Greener Products) to provide consumers with information about ingredients in hair products. Studies found that chemicals in hair products may increase risk of early puberty in children and higher rates of cancer in hair salon workers.  Another close friend of mine has gone natural and her hair looks great!   The entrepreneur (African-American woman) who started Carol's Daughter recently sold her company and brand to L'Oreal due to struggling sales and the competitive market of natural hair products.  Her products were used by celebrities fans on the A-list including Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle union and Mary J. Blige.  
      Sort of reminds me of Madam C.J. Walker Madam CJ Walker Official site (1st African-American self- made Millionaire) whose company manufactured black hair and beauty products.  What are your thoughts?

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                                   Natural Hair product company gets bought by L'Oreal

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      Cosmetics giant L'Oréal purchased Carol's Daughter, a beauty company that sells natural hair and skin products for black women, earlier this week. It may seem like an unlikely chapter in the story of a business that began in a Brooklyn kitchen.

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