The U.S. was considered the most valuable beauty and personal care market in the world. That year, the American beauty and personal care business reached a market value of 80 billion U.S. dollars. And the African American women spend 7.5 in 2016.
However, there are recent reported dangers of products the African American women use regularly. Since you use products that you feel make you look and feel pretty, I would recommend checking out each of them to confirm their result.
The FDA, Environmental Working Group and the University of Rochester have completed research with similar conclusions, that Black Women are marketed with products that have health causing issues, which are not only harmful to themselves but to future generations in terms of unborn children, compared to other ethnic groups.
Some website locations that can be visited to obtain information include:
Beauty Products Marketed to Black Women
CNN – Could African American beauty products pose health risks
By Paul Pestano, Senior Database Analyst, Nneka Leiba, Deputy Director of Research, and Brit’ny Hawkins, EWG Consultant