The pharmacy group Dis-Chem has confirmed that it will no longer sell TRESemmé hair products.
“We have confirmed that all TRESemmé products have been removed from our shelves. The decision was made on Tuesday and has already been implemented nationwide at all our branches nationwide.” Dis-Chem responded to the mob on Twitter.
Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Shoprite also confirmed that they have decided not to sell TRESemmé hair products anymore.
Makro also joined the party on Thursday.
Clicks announced on Tuesday that it will remove TRESemmé hair products from the shelves of its stores and instead expand its range of local hair care products.
This shopping group ended up in the trouble this past weekend after placing a TRESemmé advertisement on its website referring to different women’s different hair types. The ad uses the captions “frizzy & dull” and “dry & damaged” in the photos of black women’s natural hair, while the captions “fine & flat” and “normal” are used in photos of white women’s natural hair.
The EFF has meanwhile sent a letter to Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, which owns the TRESemmé brand, regarding the controversial ad. The EFF gave the company 24 hours to resolve the issue regarding the advertisement.
Representatives of the EFF and Clicks will also meet on Thursday morning. According to the statement, the meeting was scheduled for 10:00 at the EFF’s head office in Braamfontein in Johannesburg. The EFF’s delegation will be led by party leader Julius Malema, while Clicks CEO Vikesh Ramsunder will represent the shop group in the meeting.