From a 0.48 cent comb to other regular priced Black hair products are locked behind glass at the Walmart in Perris, Ca, while the hair and beauty products for other races are not. Essie Grundy who has been a law abiding citizen all her life and never truly experienced racism, found this unacceptable. So much so that she filed a discrimination lawsuit against the retail giant.
On September 15 last year, three women filled a court case against L’Orèal SoftSheenm alleging that the Optimum Amla no-mix no-lye Relaxer caused hair loss, burns, irritation and other problems. The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California is seeking class action status on behalf of all women who used the SoftSheen Alma hair relaxer.