Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: hair products

Creator of the Meninas Black Power (Afro Girls) project speaks about the growing natural black hair movement in Brazil


Élida Aquino   Created by Élida Aquino, a Rio de Janeiro student of nursing and midwifery, the fanpage Meninas Black Power* is a project that was born on the pre-Facebook … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

"Bombril is a scouring pad; kinky/curly hair is something else"


by Lívia Deodato My hair is, curly, kinky or wavy, depending on the day and who’s looking at me. I was born with this gene. From childhood, I learned that it’s … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bombril campaign is suspended for racist content; ad caused outrage amongst black Brazilian women who repudiated the association of the scouring pad with black women’s hair


  Previously, the charges were denied but the company has changed the campaign to avoid further controversy.   The campaign ad for “Mulheres que Brilham (Women that Shine)” was considered … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Former maid’s formula for curly-kinky hair leads to a 12-store hair salon in Rio, a rare example of a successful black Brazilian businesswoman


Former maid, businesswoman explains how a formula for curls changed her lifeJulia Dias CarneiroBBC Brazil in Rio de Janeiro Heloísa Assis spent ten years with dipping her hands in cream, … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Former maid’s formula for curly-kinky hair leads to a 12-store hair salon in Rio, a rare example of a successful black Brazilian businesswoman


Former maid, businesswoman explains how a formula for curls changed her life Julia Dias Carneiro, BBC Brazil in Rio de Janeiro Heloísa Assis spent ten years with dipping her hands … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 2 Comments