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Natural afro hair makes a comeback

Recently South Africa's President Jacob Zuma got in trouble when he said that African women should stop trying to look white by straightening their hair.

While weaves and relaxers are popular enough on the continent to garner a presidential rebuke, elsewhere natural hair is making a comeback.

Celebrities in the US are sporting afro hair on red carpets and even the Oscars, and now black British women are embracing the kink in their hair.

To find out more, Focus on Africa's Lebo Diseko spoke to Anastasia Chikezie, owner of Purely Natural hair saloon, and Erica Rutherford, co-founder of natural hair products firm Love Harlem, both in London.

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  • 15 Feb 2013