Is the hair you wear stolen?

on Dec 13, 2010 @ 04:57 pm

A few weeks ago in Toronto I happened to walk before a 20 foot poster of Kim Kardashian. Her striking features and glamourous clothing aside, my eyes lustfully bounced with the curves of her locks as I achingly wished that my hair would remotely resemble her luscious mane. Admittedly that evening, I ‘Googled’ hair extensions and found numerous websites selling, promoting, or bashing the use of fake hair. However, one site stood apart from the others and caught my eye. Shockingly titled, ‘Hair Thieves on the Prowl’, the website featured an article from the Indian Newspaper, ‘The Tribune’ about women who have hair their long hair slyly cut and stolen on the busy streets of India and Burma. Apparently, there is a black market for hair (go figure), and 3.5 lbs of ‘virgin’ (unprocessed) hair can be commercially sold for anywhere between $300-$400USD to make hair extensions for the likes of Hollywood glitterati.
Ladies, any thoughts on this?

2 Replies

What!? on Feb 04, 2011 @ 02:02 pm

I never would have thought that something like hair could be bought and sold on the black market. I'm going to do some research on the company that makes my extensions, I really hope I'm not wearing stolen goods...

Chris Rock on Feb 07, 2011 @ 03:30 pm

Chris Rock tackled that issue a little in his documentary "Good Hair". I have yet to watch the full thing, but it is super interesting, and entirely entertaining (Of course, Chris Rock)

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