Walmart to Stop Locking Away Black Hair Care Products

(Thursday, June 11, 2020) – Walmart is doing away with its policy of keeping multicultural  hair care products under lock and key.

In a tweet yesterday, the company said the practice of locking up the products was in place in a dozen of its stores nationwide.  “We serve millions of customers every day from diverse backgrounds.  We have made the decision to discontinue placing  multicultural  hair care and beauty products in locked cases,” the tweet said.

The move comes after a television station in Denver showed that some hair products catering mainly to black women were locked in a case, while those targeting white women were freely open on store shelves.