Thanks to the Hinduism religion.

  16 April 2016 14:48

Brilio.net/en - Its no secret that most natural hair extensions are coming from the huge Chinese factories of the Taihe area. This small town has become the natural hair production capital, with over 400 workshops entirely dedicated to hair extensions manufacturing.

The new fashion trends have led to a tremendous growth in the market of natural hair extensions over the last years. Customers are trying their hardest to get samples that look as real as possible, which leads to thousands of tons of natural hair are being cleaned, treated and sorted in the Chinese factories every day.

However, the hair itself isnt (always) Chinese! When it comes to hair quality, there is actually a ranking established by the hair extensions producers and according to it, India offers the best hair on the market. The texture, strength, thickness and overall quality of Indians hair is indeed the most valued one! And it seems that manufacturers have found the perfect way to obtain the large amount of hair needed thanks to the Hinduism religion, practiced by 70% of the Indian population.

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In the hills of Tirupati in India, a Hindu temple has become famous for being the largest hair -trading centre of Asia. They collect thousands of tons of hair every day, and all of it is donated. According to the religion principles, people practicing Hinduism are advised to shave their heads at least once in their lives. Becoming bold is considered a necessary sacrifice: hair being a personal mark of pride, and by shaving it thereby offering their hair as personal work on their ego.

The temple hires 600 barbers, shaving approximately 20.000 heads every day. Most people cometo donate their hair arent even aware that the temple is selling it to factories, and many of them dont even know what hair extensions are made for.

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This very lucrative economy for the Indians, since the money that has been raised from these sales so far has enabled four hospitals to open where the poor can receive free care and service 30,000 free meals per days. It also opened dozens of school and created 250 jobs directly linked to hair treatment, since the first sorting of hair is done at the temple.



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