Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Africa’s Multi-billion Dollar Haircare Industry

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    Africa’s Multi-billion Dollar Haircare Industry

    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.

    Hairdressers such as Ogble are a fixture of markets and taxi ranks across Africa, reflecting both the continent's rising incomes and demand from hair-conscious women.


    Reporting by David Dolan, REUTERS.



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    Hairdressers attend to clients in downtown Johannesburg. This does not include sales from more than 40 other sub-Saharan countries, or the huge "dry hair" market of weaves, extensions and wigs crafted from everything from synthetic fibre to human or yak hair.



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