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.
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.
The industry has had more than a year to prepare for this after lawmakers passed the legislation in 2018.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that South African owned the international sports community this year, scooping trophies and accolades left, right and center. Briefly.co.za gathered some of the country's finest victories achieved in 2019.
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