At Dove, we’re committed to fighting for inclusive beauty and supporting Black women. That’s why we’re excited to team up with South African TV host, radio presenter and speaker Hulisani Ravele. When it comes to standing up to race-based hair discrimination, and falling in love with her hair, she believes the journey towards natural hair pride starts from within.
For Black women, hair represents so much. How is your hair linked to your self-esteem?
They go hand-in-hand and one definitely impacts the other because it is such a visual extension of ourselves. I would liken it to having chipped nail polish or broken nails, you’re hesitant to hold a cup or be very active with your hands when they are in a bad state and you’re very self-conscious. To me, my hair means identity. At any given time, in whatever style I am wearing it in, it is an outward expression of my inner self.