Hair care line helps black women embrace natural beauty

Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff
Created: July 30, 2020 06:38 PM

New York in 2019 became the second state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles. Those laws pertain particularly to blacks who have been discriminated against in the workplace based on their hair texture and styles such as braids and cornrows.

A movement began shortly before the ban to get black women to embrace their natural hair. Now a Capital Region woman is making that a lot easier with her new line of natural hair care products.


The product like is called Afrikinky. The business works with a women's co-op in Africa.

Meet co-owner Olivia Frempong and learn more about the business by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


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