A couple of years back, Kenyan women were defined by the hairstyles they wore. It was a serious contest as they tried to outdo each other with their expensive weaves and braids, most of which are imported.
But things appear to be slowly taking a new turn as more Kenyan women ditch their pricey weaves for natural hair. In a recent interview with the Voice of America, Monica Wamaitha, a Kenyan hair stylist talked about her motivation to go natural.
“I don’t want to perm my hair or put weaves because I want to be myself with my natural hair,” Wamaitha explained.
In Kenya, just like in many countries around the world, the hairdressing industry is a major source of revenue, employing a significant portion of the adult population.
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