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Tons of spare hair, but where and how in such quantities?

by Peter Juhasz on January 26, 2020

India has around 1.2 billion souls, of which approximately 550 million women. 70 percent of the population is Hindu.

Tirumala TempleWhere 20 million women visit each year and cut their hair locally, about 500 tonnes a year.

This is calculated 500 thousand kilograms of hair. With a commonly common 100 g hair extension, this hair extension to the head.

There are hundreds of barber salons in and around the city who specialize in quick haircuts. The goal: to free the woman from her hair and then shave the "excess" bald.

But why do you cut a minimum every year 20 million pilgrimwomen hair? And it's completely free?

The answer: for charitable reasons based on sacral (religious) foundations. The flow from the severed hair (approximately $21 million per year, i.e. 6.2 billion HUF around 100 000) donations to hungry, hospitals and schools.

Tirupati Church

The great misdirection

In the first round, the hairs are smoked and cleaned by the Indians, in huge pools and halls. This is followed by the auction. These hairs cannot be purchased directly from them, mainly $millionaire Chinese and Japanese businessmen can buy it at auctions.

Registration must be made for the auction, tirumala.org then comes auction day, where people who don't have $1 million in cash (~$300 million) are not welcome.

So the claim that retailers bring their hair in Europe, directly from Indian temples, has been overturned here!

Indian virgin hairs talled

Virgin hair

Train-wagon hair bought per tonne is transferred by businesspeople (essentially 99% directly to China). Here is the second statement, which we often encounter, since China is the cheapest labour force, it is clear that in the first round the delivered tons of hair will be taken into the hands of China's cheap labour, for further processing! Thus, for hairs of any name and appearance and packaging available in Europe, 99 out of 100 pigtails were definitely "visited" in China.

In Hungary, there are countless misrepresentations about the origin of hair, and even the European retailer often believes that the Chinese wholesaleshop has bought Brazilian hair.

Chinese spare hair-boosting plant

Selection in the first step...

Hair arriving at China's factory halls is disinfection processes but these hairs are actually original, virgin status do not harm. Since there aren't two people of the same quality, there aren't two hairs of the same quality. A best quality hairs are selected and further treatment, these will be virgin hairs exported as pigphones to countries around the world.

Less good (second-class) hairs are treated chemically and stained. During treatment, an upper layer is removed from the structure of the hair, but do not change the direction of the hair, the hair is the same.

With the weakest - and cheapest-selling hair - even the direction of the hair can change, allowing for much shorter wearing time, but cheap!

There's also demand for third-class hair! 

Just as not everyone goes with Bentley, many are happy with a much cheaper car, so all the second (chemically treated, painted, silicone, fibre-controlled), both third (chemically treated, painted, silicone, mixed-threaded) class of hairs are also very popular in the world. They are cheaper, but of course they can be worn for a much shorter period of time. 

... And let's face it, doesn't everyone need money and money for the most expensive hair, especially if you put on your first hair and you're not even sure if you're going to want to wear it for a long time?

However, those who seek the highest quality most of the time encounter a scam, but I will write more about this in our next article.

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