Ministry Offers Courses In Skills Acquisition Centres On Safe Hair Treatment

By By Tope Templer Olaiya   |   08 May 2010   |   10:00 pm  
THE Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), has approved certified training development with Take Down hair products for the Hairdressing, Barbering and Cosmetology programme in all the skills and vocational acquisition centres across the state.

This is in view of the fact that Hairdressing/Barbering and Cosmetology schools in the country and Africa do not teach their students how to properly and safely remove hair attachments, braiding, hair weaving/hair extensions, hair bonding glue, dreadlocks, and tangled-matted hair; in the effect, producing hairdressers who are not well equipped as effective professionals in Cosmetology.

Take Down products is a trusted international brand in the hair care industry and the organisation is seeking to alleviate through their training the escalating epidemic of hair loss, scalp damage and balding in African women as a direct result of improper removal techniques.

According to hair care Africa representatives, “we really need to train more hairdressers that saving hair and preserving their clients’ God given beauty starts with the talent they have in their hands. We are truly appreciative that the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Joke Adefulure, has made this history-making decision, which will not only affect Nigeria, but will be an example for all of Africa to emulate in their Cosmetology school curriculums.”

Take Down further noted that the self-esteem and self worth of so many Nigerian and African women is being destroyed, “many of these women are ashamed for their husbands to see their natural hair due to the damage caused by improper removal of these hairstyles done by untrained hairdressing professionals.”

The training programmes, which are tuition-free, are being scheduled in each of the 16 skill acquisition centers throughout Lagos.



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