Accra, Oct. 7,
GNA – Dr. Obadele Kambon, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African
Studies, University of Ghana, has said Ghanaian women should keep their hairs
natural to boost economic growth in the country.
country, the hair trade business seems to be booming with salons popping up in
every corner with hairdressers specialising in modern European hairstyling that
suits customer's preference.
Dr. Kambon said
the same Europeans who convinced us to look like them are the same who profits
economically and psychologically once we are convinced to chemicalise our hair.
hairstyle apparently seeming like a fashion choice, Dr. Kambon said he had
encountered a research that shows that women with natural looks carry a high
sense of self-esteem and regarding what they naturally look like as African
‘‘Women who use
chemicals on their hair stand a high risk of suffering brain cancer, when their
hair begins to fall out coupled with other side effects of using these
imagine how the billions we spend on the importation of hair chemicals could do
to the economic growth of the country,’’ he told Ghana News Agency.
‘‘So, we must
begin to ask ourselves who benefits economically from the booming of the
chemical hair trade apart from its negative health impact.
doesn’t don’t make you ugly, we must accept who we are as Africans and not
emulate foreign cultures when it comes to hair-dos,’’ he said.