Where Does Hair Extension Material Come From?

by Perstar Hair on April 24, 2020

If you have long hair and fancy a short haircut, you can opt for wearing a short bob wig instead of cutting your own hair short; If your hair is short and do not have the patience to wait for your hair to grow a certain length, you can choose to wear long length hair extensions to cover your short hair and make it look longer. There are various different kinds of hair extensions to wear: tape in hair extension, clip in hair extensions,bonded hair extensions,micro loop hair extensions, hair weaves or wefts, wigs, and so on.

where does hair extension material come from

There are a variety of hair extensions sold in beauty supply stores, you can choose your favorite from a huge selection of human hair in various textures ,lengths, colors and attaching types. But I couldn’t help but wonder: where are all those hair material coming from?


From Mongolia to India, collectors scour female populations, convincing poor women in developing countries to part with their hair for a fraction of the price it fetches in salons all over the world. In India, hair is often sourced from temples who rake in millions of dollars selling the hair that is discarded on the temple floor during a Hindu cleansing ritual.Many men and women come to temples to cut their hair in hopes of receiving blessings in life.


On average one adult has over 100 thousand hair strands on his or her scalp and it is common to lose 100 strands per day. Many Indian women brush their hair twice or three times everyday and sell the fallen hair to hair farmers to support the family. People sell those fallen hair to the hair farmers to get some pocket money. And then the hair farmers sell those original hair to hair factories to make human hair extensions.


Another source of human hair extensions is from cutting directly from a young girl donor and this kind of hair is called virgin remy hair. This hair have intact cuticle holding in the same direction when it comes to the scales and it is the highest quality hair material among other sources. As the scales are all untouched and unprocessed, the hair has the longest lifespan and the hair extensions made from those materials can last longer without any problems of tangling or matting.


There are many other countries produce the raw hair materials too, such as Malaysia, Brazil and China. Different materials have different features and pros and cons with each other, so they can meet different requirements for many hair extension wearers, see the difference between them, please visit Different Types of Human Hair.


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