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Black Brazilians are ditching hair straighteners and white standards of beauty

By the movie “ Black Panther ,”  Afrofuturism  — a movement that explores a futuristic vision of Africa and the African diaspora — has taken off, with movies, plays and music featuring black protagonists.

Yet racial inequality here remains stark. The average salary for a white citizen is nearly 50 percent higher than for a black citizen. Black and brown Brazilians made up 70 percent of the country’s murder victims in 2016, according to the most recent government data made public. Earlier this year, the assassination of black Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco sparked a debate about racism and police brutality.

In this context, the Afro has emerged as a symbol of resistance.

The black beauty market has been growing an estimated 20 percent a year in Brazil, helped by products geared toward women transitioning to more-natural looks, according to the Kline market research group. Online searches for “Afro hair” have tripled here in the past two years, according to  Google Labs . #CabeloCrespo, a “kinky hair” hashtag once used on photos of straightening makeovers, now generates thousands of images of billowy Afros. 

What are some good natural beauty products sold at Whole Foods?

Does anyone know of any good, natural beauty products that they buy from Whole Foods? I'm looking for things for my hair, skin, and body. Please let me know if you recommend anything or know anything that works well.


Alba!
I love ALL of their stuff. It smells awesome! My favorite is the honeydew shampoo, its smells really good! They also have good smelling bath salts and body scrubs.
Good luck!
Oh and also, Target has them cheaper =D

What kind of licensure do I need to sell my natural beauty products?

I make 100% natural face serums, mineral makeup, and various other natural products which can be individually customized for your skin type, color etc. I have many potential customers but don't know what I need to do to make it legal. Can anyone help?


Check with your state's website regarding their business license procedures. You will need to get a tax ID and business license of some type whether it be an llc or dba.