Afro hair wins in US as California makes law against natural hair discrimination

Afro hair wins in US as California makes law against natural hair discrimination

California is set to be one of the first states in the USA to ban natural hair discrimination.

This allows black people to wear their hair freely in afros, dreadlocks or braids at work and school. The law was passed after a teenager was forced to cut his hair to participate in a sports match.

Victory for the afro: California to ban natural hair discrimination

Victory for the afro: California to ban natural hair discrimination
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The news has been met with much celebration, especially from those in the beauty industry. This law is set to finally challenge the standards of beauty and what is deemed as "normal". It will also help to do away with dangerous and toxic materials that were used to straighten naturally curly hair.

From January, it will be illegal to buy and sell beauty brands that have products with any ingredients tested on animals.

Victory for the afro: California to ban natural hair discrimination

Victory for the afro: California to ban natural hair discrimination
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The industry has had more than a year to prepare for this after lawmakers passed the legislation in 2018.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that father and daughter broke records for their beautiful natural long hair.

The duo of Benny Harlem and his daughter, Jaxyn Harlem’s photos have flooded their social media page and the length of their hair has been wowing many. Their photos instantly went viral due to the state of their natural.

In other news, Poppy Leigh, a 13-year-old, who styled her hair into a Christmas tree as she fixed them with lights, got a harsh response from her school authorities.

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The year-8 student wrapped her hair around a bottle to achieve the structure of the tree. She was rebuffed by her school, Manchester Health Academy when she came for lessons with the hairstyle.

According to Poppy’s mother, Christie Leigh, her daughter was told to loosen the hair or go home. The mother said that she is angry with the decision when all her child did was just to get into the mood for Christmas before she goes on break the following day.

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