- April 22, 2021 at 11:43 am #482378Alexis “Lexi” MoonParticipantRegistered On: July 4, 2019Topics: 20Replies: 63Has thanked: 66 timesBeen thanked: 283 times
Questions about partial human hair, or “human hair blend” wigs. Are these a marketing scam? I’ve purchased two now, thinking that they would probably last longer and easier to care for than cheap synthetic wigs, but much cheaper than full human hair. But after a year, both of them have turned into rats’ nests! I’m so frustrated.
Thoughts/experience? Seems like a waste of money on both counts (and making me mad because I really love how they both looked!).
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- April 23, 2021 at 9:28 am #482691Eva KellyDuchessRegistered On: March 1, 2021Topics: 7Replies: 260Has thanked: 2856 timesBeen thanked: 1240 times
To follow up on Stephanie’s post, there is also an ingredient in some makeup from other countries and the people who harvest this crop are treated poorly and exploited.
I do not have time right now to look it up. Maybe later. Sorry.
- April 23, 2021 at 7:10 am #482654stephanie plumbBaroness - AnnualRegistered On: November 17, 2018Topics: 152Replies: 2074Has thanked: 3305 timesBeen thanked: 9621 times
Human hair? Where is it from? Sources are dubious to say the least.
Most human hair comes from China and India, from Temples where devotees have their hair shaved off in religious ceremonies. The temples harvest this hair, store it in filthy damp warehouses, then pick out the lice, wash and dye it and auction it to the wig industry. The Indian minister for textiles said “a fraction of it comes from temples, where the rest comes from we have no idea.” There are reports of gangs going round and shaving girls heads, as it is such a lucrative business – multibillion dollars in fact. Some comes from Brazil, presumably from exploiting the poor.
So not for me – I consider it unethical. My head itches just thinking about it!
Interesting question – are vegans “allowed” to wear wigs containing human hair? Its an animal by-product! So I assume not!
There is no need to use human hair – synthetic hair is now an extremely good alternative.
just saying… just my opinion.
- April 23, 2021 at 9:22 am #482686Alexis “Lexi” MoonEditorRegistered On: July 4, 2019Topics: 20Replies: 63Has thanked: 66 timesBeen thanked: 283 times
I actually hadn’t even considered that angle! I’ve had some really pretty synthetic wigs that were like $20 to $30. They’re only good for about a year, but at that price, it’s easy enough to just replace…
- April 23, 2021 at 9:19 am #482684Eva KellyDuchessRegistered On: March 1, 2021Topics: 7Replies: 260Has thanked: 2856 timesBeen thanked: 1240 times
Thank you for educating us! I was not aware of this.
- April 23, 2021 at 4:42 am #482616Bridgette VonSmirffLadyRegistered On: October 18, 2020Topics: 29Replies: 916Has thanked: 12937 timesBeen thanked: 3387 times
I’ve got a human blend wig, and I think you may be right. It felt way better than any of the cheaper wigs I’d gotten up to that point, but it does want a bit more care to keep in proper order. If course, it’s also probably my longest wig, and that may account for things as well. I may just stick to shorter wigs…
- April 23, 2021 at 9:20 am #482685EditorRegistered On: July 4, 2019Topics: 20Replies: 63Has thanked: 66 timesBeen thanked: 283 times
Right? They seem nicer at first, but seem to degrade just as quickly. Just buy a cheaper all synthetic wig to start and replace it more often, I guess. And, to be honest, how would you even know if its’ actually got any human hair in it? OH well…
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