1. WHERE DOES THE HAIR COME FROM?
The hair used to make extensions come from all over the world. The majority of the hair come from countries in Asia where young women will have it harvested to support themselves and their families. Since this type of hair tends to be naturally dark and coarse, it usually heavily treated with chemicals and silicone to lighten it and make it smooth as well as shiny.
Another major source in the hair trade is India. Much of the hair from India is “temple hair” or hair that is shaved by young men and women as a sacrifice to their god, Vishnu.
2. HAIR EXTENSIONS TYPES AND HOW TO CHOOSE
There is a lot of selection for hair extensions on the market. Clip-in’s are a great temporary option, for photo-shoots or that hot date you hope to score. Sew-in’s are another option, should you want something more permanent. Just recently we had a client do the sew-in method for their destination wedding. The client’s hair is naturally wavy, and we were able to find hair that matched perfectly with her texture which made it easier for her to wear it natural.