The source of your hair weave, wig, braid and plait extensions is under the spotlight again…
As you may remember I went to Guangzhou in China this year on a hair discovery mission for my up coming book: How to Grow Longer, Healthier Natural Hair whilst wearing Weaves, Wigs & Braids, Like I did. My book which is due to be published in 2016 is to enable wearers of wigs weaves and braid extensions to have the best of both worlds; great extensions as well as healthy happy natural hair and scalp.
So can you tell the difference?The Hair Factory
However if you have your ear to the ground in the hair world you would know that their have been rumours about the source of hair weave for many years. This article (in the link above right) by a BBC colleague of mine talks about some of some of what I witnessed.
So the question is should at least some of that hair that is labelled as coming from the heads of women from far flung parts of the developing world like Peru, Brazil, Columbia etc. actually be labelled as coming from a Goat?
Read the article in full: Human Hair or Goat Hair?
So can you tell the difference?
Above, right are two samples of Goat’s hair:
The dyed goats hair above mimicks the texture of kinky, curly afro type hair. It’s amazing isn’t it.
Before you get overly alarmed. The question you need to ask yourself is, is wearing goats hair on your head any different to wearing a lambswool jumper on your back?
Or I could be even more crude and say, that you don’t know the origins of human hair weaves, wigs and braids. Those processing the hair in developing countries, who are in desperate need of the income, will not necessarily be bothered if their hair is coming from a person who is alive or has recently died. Just food for thought!
Please share your expertise with us all. How do you know or check that the hair you are buying is human?
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