I wanted to share a recent experience I had and get everyone’s opinion on it. On Wednesday night I decided that I randomly wanted to color my locs which by the way the color didn’t hold because my hair is still black. Bummer! But anyway, I decided I wanted to color it so me and my best friend decided to go on the hunt for some hair dye. This is where my experience begins….
My first stop was at CVS thinking they have a Black hair product section shouldn’t be hard to find a box of dye. We went into the store and I seen the hair section but couldn’t find the “ethnic” section so I went up to an employee and inquired. You know what he told me? They did not have ANY Black hair care products in the store at all! I went into shock and decided I won’t be going back to that CVS ever!
Next, I went to Wegmans which may seem like an odd choice but i’ve seen some Black hair products there. I went in just knowing that i’d buy my dye and walk out satisified. Once again I saw the hair dye section and to my dismay they had no Black hair dye products. UGH!
On the road again, I decided that Walmart has to be it! They have everything you could ever need in life in one place. I skipped my happy behind in there just to be disappointed AGAIN! Grrrrr… So I headed to another CVS. This time I called in advance to see what dye they have. When I called the employee said they had dye for Black hair. I went to the hair section and they had two little boxes of Black hair dye but guess what? Either one were the color that I wanted. Sigh. I ended up settling for a product that did nothing to my hair so I’m going to use something different in a couple weeks.
There goes my experience and i’m so disappointed that Black hair products aren’t put into regular stores that we all shop at day to day. I mean do Black people not exist? I like to do my own hair and I don’t want to have to search high and low for a box of hair dye or anything else for the matter. How do you feel about this problem? Have you experienced this before? What should we do to fix this?