Yes, it is. More after the gallop.
Today, I went to the local hair shop (no names) to see if they had any coconut oil. They had some lame American-wannabee brands there, but I thought I would give it a go. I spoke to the shop assistant and you could not pick out the hair products for yourself; you had to ask someone to do it for you.
I was looking at the olive oil and asked how much it was.
Shop Assistant: Is that your hair?
Shop Assistant proceeds to tell me that this tiny tub of olive oil is 20,000 Tshs which is about £9! What a ridiculous rip off. I could barely believe my ears. Even more ridiculous is the fact that she asked me if it was my hair. Well of course it is! What on earth is going on with some black women in the hair and retail industry? Get your act together for your consumers!
I created that Teyana Taylor spread above because I wanted to highlight a question: why the questions if it is a girl’s hair. I know many people were curious about whether it is Teyana’s hair – to my knowledge, that is her hair, and while mine is definitely not as long as hers in any shape or form, it annoys me that someone in the actual hair industry thinks it is acceptable to ask a customer or a mteja as the Tanzanians call a customer, if that is her real hair.
Always assume it is unless the customer reveals otherwise.
Definitely the fail of the day! What do you all think?
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