Remy Human Hair Extensions

17 September; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Remy Human Hair Extensions

Remy Human Hair Extensions are chosen above all others for those that decide on human hair extensions as opposed to the synthetic hair extension fibers.  Remy hair is easier to handle, sleek, thick and really looks like natural hair. Virgin Indian Remy hair can be very costly as it is harder to come by. It is totally untreated unlike a lot of Caucasian hair that has normally been treated with chemicals and colored and due to this not ideally suited for hair extensions.

Many have questions and thoughts about the ethics behind human hair extensions and are not completely comfortable wearing someone else’s hair on their head.  One major concern that some have is that the human hair extensions are provided from dead people!   We are comforted and told that, all hair comes from those that are alive and well!

This article covers the origins of Indian Remy hair, where the human hair extensions come from and the growing concerns of how most of the hair is sourced.

There is 3000 years of Hindu religious tradition is behind the hair sacrifice from Indian women.  The hair is considered to be a most valued asset and by offering the hair it signifies the importance of  god over ones own personal appearance, vanity and beauty. This takes place in the Indian temples and the women involved do not get paid at all and they are said to be willing donors. The shaved hair was then sold to different places and the idea was to re-invest any monies accumulated into community charities of various kinds as needed.  In days gone by Temple hair, as it is also known, was used for mattress stuffing as well.


As the years passed by women today have created an ever growing demand for hair extensions, particularly the Remy hair extensions. The beautiful quality of virgin human hair extensions are the absolute first choice for those with the money and celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson who have boosted the hair extension industry to new heights.

Where there is a growing market, massive demand, short supply and huge financial gain to be had, tradition can get greedy and the once noble intent can rapidly become a former shadow of itself.  Is this now true of how Remy human hair extensions and especially Indian virgin Remy hair are sourced?

At the beginning of this booming hair extension industry, temples sold Indian Remy hair that had been sacrificed to the hair extension industry at an estimated price of 0 to 0 a kilogram. The price commanded today is thought to be around 0 a kilogram.

Hair extensions profits in the United Kingdom alone are estimated to be worth around 65 million a year and worldwide the hair extension industry is valued at billions of dollars.   

The women who sacrifice their hair are not paid at all, they queue up for long periods of time waiting to get their heads shaved and there is one temple in particular, estimated thought to be one of the wealthiest, has all the money to upkeep it – a cost of around 0 million yearly, along with other donations.

It is said that these women sacrifice their hair willingly, a lot do but a lot have their heads shaved with a heavy heart , they take such good care of the hair they are blessed with ,  so giving it up must not be easy for them .

We hope that you have found this article of interest and are now aware of where Remy human hair extensions come from.  The majority of human hair extensions are ethically sourced and if you would like to find out more information of the pros and cons of hair extensions we invite you to read some of our other articles on the subject.

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