This Refinery 29 Mini-Doc Examines the Truth Behind Where Hair Extensions Come From

Riqua Hailes
By Erickka Sy Savané

Some of us want to know where things come from. We want to know our genealogy, where our meat comes from down to the products we put on our body, which is why DIY videos are so important. If you do it yourself, there's no question about its authenticity. Some of us are curious about where hair extensions come from, but funny enough, there's not a lot of info. out there because the business is shadier than Donald Trump's taxes. Enter Refinery 29's gem of a mini-doc that gets out into these hair extension streets, traveling to multiple countries, to uncover the truth about human hair trafficking.  Now proceed with caution becuz once you know you can't not know. (Insert evil laugh) 

Big Hair No Care: The "Poor Woman's" Natural Hair Extension Line

Freddie Harrel
By Siraad Dirshe
We all know that protective styles are a great option for natural hair. The beauty lies in being able to leave hair untouched for weeks on end, and the endless amounts of time (and brainpower) saved from not having to 'do' your hair each day. And while you can't put a price on time, there's no denying how expensive weaves and wigs can be. It's not uncommon for human hair pieces to run several hundred dollars. Blogger Freddie Harrel wants to change this with her natural hair extension brand Big Hair No Care.

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3 Curly Wigs from the Local Beauty Supply that Will Make You Wanna Wig It!

Daya La Soul 
Though some natural hair purists believe that being natural means never donning hair that isn't your own, there are others who love nothing more than switching it up sometimes whether for protective styling or just for the sake of switching it up. Here, natural hair vlogger Daya La Soul gives us 3 wigs she got from a local beauty supply store that she says are: SAFE, very cheap, easy & quick to install, will last months (if you don't over manipulate) and are great for last minute slayage! Enjoy, show some love to her page, and let us know if you'll give one of these wigs a try!

Why I No Longer Side-Eye Women Who Wear Braids, Weaves And Wigs


By Tee Elle
“I like your weave.”
I was midstride towards the register when the cashier greeted me, not with a “Did you find everything okay?” but with a flippant statement that was based purely on assumption rather than fact: The hair that tickled the middle of my back as lightly as a lover’s hand couldn’t have grown out of my scalp. “This is not a weave,” I retorted, appalled.

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