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‘Black gold’

For the past decade, Mikayla Lowe Davis has been braiding and styling hair for her customers.

“The first thing people see a lot of times is our hair,” she says. “We have to represent our crown and be confident with wearing it.”

The 29-year-old stylist, who owns Mikki Styles Salon, is braiding in synthetic hair to the head of a customer in Arlington, Texas, a process which takes several hours and costs upwards of $115.

“It helps them to become more empowered,” Lowe Davis says of her customers. “It gives them confidence when they can see how beautiful they are, how beautiful their hair is.”

Mikayla Lowe Davis says manufacturers need to give more information to sellers and consumers on the origin of the hair. Credit: Ashley Killough, CNN

Lowe Davis has a degree in biology, but the creative side of the hair industry drew her in. She sources products at beauty supply stores -- a fixture of many African American communities.

“Black women spend so much money on hair care products,” says Frankesha Watkins, an MBA-educated entrepreneur who owns the BPolished Beauty Supply store in Arlington. “I learned that from this pandemic, no matter what's going on, people want their hair to be nice.”

In fact, the business of hair extensions is booming, according to Tiffany Gill, associate professor of history at Rutgers University and author of the book “Beauty Shop Politics.” The Black hair care market in the United States was estimated to be worth more than $2.5 billion in 2018 by research company Mintel, and globally, the commodity of human hair is known as “black gold” -- due to the continued rise in its value. The majority of hair products come from Asia, mostly China.

Now, some of the Chinese factories supplying thousands of kilograms of hair to the American market are under scrutiny by the UnitedStatesgovernment, which is alleging the use of forced labor in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang -- where rights groups say up to 2 million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have been detained in internment camps since 2016. Beijing has called the camps “vocational training centers” and says the expansion of factory jobs campaigners have linked to the camps is part of a “poverty alleviation” program.

Hair products are being exported from Xinjiang around the world

Source: Chinese export data 2017-2019

In September, US Customs and Border Protection announced a Withhold Release Order (WRO) on any incoming shipments of hair from the Lop County Hair Product Industrial Park in southern Xinjiang. That followed two earlier WROs on companies registered within the same area, including the June seizure of 13 tons of human hair worth $800,000 from Lop County Meixin Hair Products -- which is now subject to a criminal investigation by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -- and a previous order in May blocking imports from Hetian Haolin Hair Accessories.

The two companies did not respond to CNN’s request for comment, but the Information Office of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region faxed a response to CNN regarding the earlier WROs, expressing “severe condemnation” about the “barbaric act” against “private enterprises” that “provide opportunities for local ethnic minority people to achieve employment and help people get rid of poverty.”

Until earlier this year, Hetian Haolin had been a major supplier of synthetic hair products to a Texas-based company called I&I Hair. Its main product, EZBraid, is the top-selling hair braid at BPolished.

“When I found out about the forced labor, honestly I was shocked,” Watkins says. “I don't want to participate or support anything that goes against what I personally believe in.”

I&I Hair stopped shipping from Hetian Haolin in early 2020, when the company learned about the allegations of forced labor.

“I don't think a lot of us even spent time looking into these issues of internment camps,” William Choe, digital marketing manager for I&I Hair told CNN. “We were oblivious to it, (so) I believe that a lot of other people in the industry are as well.”

I&I cancelled all orders from the factory, and later cut ties with their agency, KCA Global in South Korea, which I&I said managed their supply chain.

“I do think that they've done their due diligence to make things right,” Watkins says, referring to I&I.

OS Hair, another hair company based in Duluth, Georgia, which makes a product called Spetra Braid, was also receiving large shipments of hair products from Hetian Haolin until April this year.

OS Hair has also now changed its supplier, and said a South Korean company, Selim Fiber, arranged the deal with the Xinjiang factories. A company executive from Selim Fiber, who did not want to be named, said it knew nothing about forced labor allegations, and only shipped the raw materials to the factory under a contract with KCA Global -- the same agency that had worked with I&I Hair.

OS Hair, also known as
Optimum Solution Group

Han Hyun-jung, CEO of KCA Global, told CNN it was shocking to hear of the forced labor allegations at Hetian Haolin. He said the company regrets what happened and no longer works with the manufacturer. Han said KCA Global had signed a contract with a factory in Xuchang, eastern China, which later moved some production to Xinjiang without them realizing. He added that the manufacturer also told KCA Global that “they were acting properly according to the poverty alleviation project.”

Both I&I Hair and OS Hair denied news reports published in July saying their orders were part of the 13-ton seizure, saying they never ordered from Lop County Meixin Hair Products, and had already canceled their orders from Xinjiang months earlier.

Shipping records obtained by CNN show that two other US-based companies, Sky Trading in New Jersey, and Global Morado in Los Angeles, received shipments this year from Lop County Meixin. Neither company responded to CNN’s request for comment.

As companies attempt to clean up their supply chains, stylist Mikayla Lowe Davis says she hopes the seizures will create a wake-up call for the industry, and push manufacturers to be more transparent about the origin of hair products entering the US.

“A lot of times it's not made clear on the packaging on where exactly it came from,” she says. “I definitely don't want it to come from slave labor.”

Associate Professor Tiffany Gill says she finds it particularly sad that the accusations of forced labor are associated with products used primarily by the African American community given “the long, painful history and legacy of forced labor that was a part of American chattel slavery.”

But the blame has to lie with the manufacturers, she says.

“We have to be careful not to put the entire onus for ending these exploitative practices on consumers,” she added. “So much of it is shrouded in secrecy, that we don't know the means of production, that we don't know who is producing what we wear on our hair.”

Putting the burden of responsibility onto manufacturers and importers to prove the absence of forced labor in their supply chains is the goal of a new US bill -- the ‘Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act’ -- which passed with rare bipartisan support in the House of Representatives on September 22, by a margin of 406-3. Wang Wenbin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said “China is strongly indignant and opposed” to the bill which “maliciously smears the human rights situation in Xinjiang.”

‘Everyone’s hair was cut short’

The US accusations of forced labor in Xinjiang are part of a wider pattern of alleged human rights violations by the Chinese government in the region.

Despite being the largest of China’s regions and provinces, Xinjiang has a comparatively small population of just 22 million. It is home to a variety of minority groups, of which the predominantly Muslim, Turkic-speaking Uyghurs are the largest. Uyghurs, alongside other Turkic groups including Kazakh and Kyrgyz people, are culturally and linguistically distinct from Han Chinese, the country's dominant ethnic group.

After a series of deadly attacks in recent years, authorities have taken an increasingly tough approach in combating what they claim is a violent separatist movement among minority groups in Xinjiang.

This view has been used to justify strict curbs on religious freedoms alongside sweeping surveillance measures, including the installation of security checkpoints across the region.

The US says this policy has culminated in the creation of a network of shadowy mass internment camps, intended to subdue and assimilate Xinjiang’s Muslim minorities through coercive political indoctrination, claims China vehemently denies.

The US State Department estimates that as many as 2 million people could have passed through the camps system since 2017.

Former Xinjiang resident Yerzhan Kurman had moved to Kazakhstan with his family in 2015. He returned to visit his mother in 2018, but was then swiftly taken into a “political educational school.”

“They came in the middle of the night and took me to the camp,” says the 42-year-old. “They handcuffed us, put a bag over our head.”

Kurman, who is ethnically Kazakh, says he was placed in a cell with nine other men, with whom he shared a bucket as a toilet. They were monitored continuously by cameras, weren’t allowed to talk to each other, and had to ask permission to use the bucket. If they disobeyed, they were punished by being made to stand upright all night, or denied food, he says.

They also got in trouble if they refused to sing the Chinese national anthem up to seven times a day, he says. If they failed Chinese language tests, their detention could be extended.

Gulzira Auelkhan, a 41-year-old ethnic Kazakh, says she was being forced to work in a factory in Xinjiang after spending 15 months in internment camps. Credit: Dinara Saliyeva for CNN

Another former Xinjiang resident, Gulzira Auelkhan, says she was also thrown in a camp when she returned to the region from Kazakhstan to visit her family in 2017.

“Cameras monitored us everywhere,” says Auelkhan, who is also ethnically Kazakh. “If we cried they would handcuff us, if we moved they would also handcuff us.”

“They would allow us to go to the toilet for two minutes only.” Auelkhan says. “If anyone exceeded that time, they would hit us with electric sticks.”

Auelkhan says the authorities told her she “came from a terrorist country,” and then they “cut my hair. Took my blood samples.”

Several other women have previously told CNN they had their hair forcibly removed during internment.

“They cut our hair off, made us bald,” says Gulbakhar Jalilova, an ethnic Uyghur from Kazakhstan now living in Istanbul after escaping the camp system. “Everything was gone. Nothing. I had long hair.”

Zumrat Dawut, an ethnic Uyghur who is now living in Washington, DC, after fleeing Xinjiang, says she endured a similar experience.

Zumrat Dawut, a Uyghur exile now living in Washington DC, says her hair was cut off in an internment camp in Xinjiang. Credit: Zumrat Dawut

“I had long hair, all the way to my hips,” Dawut says. “On the second day, they took me to a separate office, where they had a tray with a machine and scissors, and they cut my hair.”

Zumrat says “everyone’s hair was cut short,” which made the female inmates “sad and stressed.” She doesn’t know what happened to the hair, but says her “heart aches” if she sees hair products from China in American stores.

Zumrat Dawut

The systematic nature of the hair removal has also been confirmed by Qelbinur Sidik, an ethnic Uzbek who is married to a Uyghur. Sidik used to live in Xinjiang and is now exiled in the Netherlands. She told CNN that she was forced to teach Chinese in one of the internment camps in 2017, and that everyone entering the camp had their hair shorn off. She was told her role was to teach “illiterates” and that the assignment at the camp was “highly secret.”

“After about 10 days, all of them were completely shaven, hair and beards,” Sidik says. “Women also were shaven.”

During a months-long investigation, CNN was unable to verify what happened to the hair allegedly taken from the women in the camps. Industry experts tell CNN that the high value of human hair means it is unlikely to be discarded, but point out that it would only make up a small part of the hair that would be needed for a stable supply chain. China also imports hair from India, Malaysia and several other countries.

'Xinjiang human hair' is advertised on a Chinese hair company website. CNN purchased some of the hair samples, which are still available to buy online. Credit: Emeda Hair, Rebecca Wright/CNN

CNN was able to purchase several hair samples advertised as “Xinjiang human hair,” along with hair labeled as Chinese and Russian, from a Chinese company called Emeda Hair -- which has not responded to request for comment. DNA testing of hair samples is not possible without the root, and drug testing on the hair samples purchased proved inconclusive.

The Xinjiang authorities did not respond to request for comment on the accusations that hair is removed from detainees, or the allegations that the hair is being sold. But in September, China’s state-run tabloid newspaper The Global Times published a report quoting a hair product company manager as saying the “sensational accusation” that hair forcibly taken from ethnic minority women was being used in their supply chain was a lie that was “crazy and ignorant of the industry.”

‘Black gold’

When US Customs seized hair products worth an estimated $800,000 this summer, it highlighted that human hair is a valuable commodity that is traded across international borders.

“People in the industry do call it ‘black gold,’ and the reason why is because the value in the last 10 years has increased almost 12 fold,” says Krishan Jhalani, CEO of US-based Indique Hair, which sells premium Remy human hair donated to temples in India. “The demand has gone through the roof.”

Credit: Google Earth Pro, Planet Labs

This area in Lop County, in southern Xinjiang's Hotan prefecture, was largely empty a decade ago. Rapid construction over the past few years has created an industrial park with several hair factories alongside suspected internment camps.

China is the biggest manufacturer of human hair wigs and extensions in the world, and the main supplier of hair products to the US, with nearly $1 billion of exports entering the US in 2019, US Customs and Border Protection says. The scale of production, price point and online accessibility have all helped China to dominate the market.

“The US absolutely is one of the growth drivers in the industry,” Jhalani added.

And despite pressure from the US government regarding the use of alleged forced labor, the US is still Xinjiang's fastest growing overall export market, with exports increasing 250% to $26.6 million from April 2019 to April 2020, a study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) shows. After chemical and mineral products, hair is the biggest export product from Xinjiang to the US in terms of order volume.

Data from US shipping data company Import Genius shows that shipments of hair products direct from Xinjiang to the US only appeared in 2017 and increased rapidly after that.

Krishan Jhalani,
CEO of US-based Indique Hair

“It was fairly late in 2017 and then enter 2018, a lot more volume, when we're talking hundreds of thousands of pounds of hair,” Michael Kanko, CEO of Import Genius told CNN. The regular large exports of hair continued into 2019 and 2020, he added.

The export records mostly originated from one location in Hotan, southern Xinjiang -- the Lop County Hair Product Industrial Park, part of the Beijing Industrial Park. Kanko believes that pattern is due to China’s expansion of the camps in the area.

“The source is clearly Uyghur labor camp internment, slaves basically,” Kanko says. “I've seen a lot of sketchy and sad things in trade data, but this is the new low for me.”

A photo published by Xinjiang's Department of Justice on a Chinese government WeChat account in April 2017 shows lines of male detainees in blue overalls inside the Lop County #4 Vocational Skills Education and Training Center. Credit: WeChat/Xinjiang Department of Justice

Chinese local officials were offering hair industry executives tours to Xinjiang around 2015 or 2016, promising cheap labor and favorable tax policies, a person familiar with the matter who did not want to be named told CNN. For years, the hair industry in China has been squeezed by rising wage costs and increasing competition from other parts of Asia, experts say.

In its June 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, the US Department of State concluded that the Xinjiang authorities “offer subsidies incentivizing Chinese companies to open factories in close proximity to the internment camps, and local governments receive additional funds for each inmate forced to work in these sites at a fraction of minimum wage or without any compensation.’’

Chinese state media reported in July that there are 32 hair companies in the Lop County industrial park, employing 7,000 people described as “rural surplus labor,” adding that there are plans to expand further. In March, there were 21 companies and 4,000 workers in the park.

Satellite imagery provided by Planet Labs and Google Earth Pro shows the rapid expansion of the Lop County Hair Product Industrial Park over the past few months. This image shows an internment camp -- or what the Chinese government calls the 'vocational training center' -- that was built in tandem with factories in the industrial park.

At least 26 new structures are visible from satellite imagery shot March to September 2020. The structures are at different levels of completion, some are still under construction while others have been finished.

At least seven new buildings are visible in this block, while several other structures appear to still be under construction.

A new blue cluster of buildings, possibly a storage facility, given they are a bit smaller than the factory buildings. This area was previously a parking lot.

In September, the US Department of Homeland Security also identified Lop County No. 4 Vocational Skills Education and Training Center as a possible source of forced labor and has banned any products made with labor from the camp from entering the US.

The expansion of the camp infrastructure is happening across Xinjiang, according to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), a think tank partly funded by the Australian and US governments. In a new ASPI report, researchers used satellite imagery to identify 380 suspected detention facilities in Xinjiang, some of which have expanded recently.

“The evidence in this database shows that despite Chinese officials’ claims about detainees graduating from the camps, significant investment in the construction of new detention facilities has continued,” ASPI researcher Nathan Ruser says.

This photo of the Lop County #4 camp was taken in July 2018 by journalists from Bitter Winter magazine, which is funded by an Italian religious freedom group. It shows high fences lined with barbed wire, guards and surveillance cameras. A sign on the gate reads “Lop County Vocational Skills Education and Training Center.” Credit: Bitter Winter

Poverty alleviation

“This is the sample exhibition hall of Lop County Hair Product Industrial Park,” Li Feng, a Chinese news reporter says into a hand-held microphone, pointing out rows of completed wigs displayed behind her on mannequins.

Li walks through to the factory floor, adding that thousands of “surplus rural laborers” have been “absorbed” to work at the factory. The video shows long rows of uniformed ethnic minority workers, along with Han Chinese managers.

“My goal now is to make one more wig every day,” says a worker in the video called Mutailip Iminiyazi, a Uyghur name.

The whole industrial park is now subject to an import ban from the US government.

This drone video taken by the state-run Xinhua news agency shows rows of factories on Jing Luo Avenue, where several hair factories are located. In July, US Customs and Border Protection issued a Withhold Release Order on products from the Lop County Meixin Hair Product Co. located on Jing Luo Avenue, due to the suspected use of forced labor.

Credit: Xinhua News

The drone video also shows two multi-story buildings under construction.

Satellite imagery shows that construction on these factories began in late 2018 and was finished by late 2019.

The pink residential-style buildings and open courtyard visible in the drone video are part of an internment camp -- also known as a vocational and training center. The camp is located less than 100 meters (328 feet) from the rows of factories shown in the drone video.

“The production lines around me are making every effort to complete a batch of overseas orders,” the reporter says. “They are increasing the speed of working, and they are more motivated to get rid of poverty.”

The factory manager tells the reporter that they are implementing the “poverty alleviation” scheme under the ”important instruction” of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The year 2020 has been marked by Xi with a pledge to help end extreme poverty. Xinjiang, one of the poorest and least urbanized regions in China, was one of the target areas for this program.

The scheme is presented by state media as a noble, benevolent effort by the ruling Communist Party to help predominantly poor rural workers gain access to the material benefits enjoyed by China’s urban residents -- they are offered free training and stable jobs to enable them to support their families and achieve a better life.

But to many Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, the term “poverty alleviation” has a more sinister meaning.

That includes the two ethnic Kazakh Chinese nationals, Yerzhan Kurman and Gulzira Auelkhan, who both worked at the same glove factory in Xinjiang in late 2018.

Yerzhan Kurman

Kurman, who was a farmer in Xinjiang before he left, says he received an ultimatum to take a factory job soon after his release from the internment camp.

“After having spent nine months in the camp, I had five days rest at home. On day six they told me that I would have to work,” Kurman says. “They said that I couldn’t refuse, as they could take me to the camp again. So on day six I went to the textile factory.”

Yerzhan Kurman, an ethnic Kazakh with three children, says he was taken into a camp for nine months, then forced to work in a factory. Credit: Dinara Saliyeva for CNN

He says he was forced to make gloves in the factory alongside thousands of others for two months.

“We couldn’t do anything without permission,” he says. “We would iron, fold and accurately put into boxes all 250 gloves. If we didn’t, they would punish us.”

They were warned they would not be paid anything if they didn’t complete 250 gloves each day, he adds.

Kurman says he repeatedly told the factory officials he wanted to get back to his wife and three children in Kazakhstan. He says he had to live on site at the factory, and was taken to see his mother once a week.

“While making those gloves, I was always thinking about my children,” he says. “Were they well, sick or dead, as we didn’t have any information from them. They didn’t let us communicate. All I needed was my family. I told them that, but they didn’t care.”

He says he was told his salary would be 600 yuan ($88) per month, but after two months’ work, he had received nothing. They eventually gave him 300 yuan ($44), and he returned to Kazakhstan.

“Nobody working in the factory was happy with the job,” says Gulzira Auelkhan. “None of them worked of their own free will.”

“I told them that I had already been in education and I didn’t want to work,” she says. “But they say that if I refuse, that means my ideology was still wrong and I would go back to the camp.”

Auelkhan says she was even spotted by her husband in a separate state media video of the factory that appeared on YouTube, working at a sewing machine during a tour by local officials. Credit: Chinese state media

Ahmat Yusan, 62, a former Xinjiang resident and ethnic Uyghur exiled in Turkey with his wife, told CNN that his daughter, a law graduate, is currently being forced to work in a factory in Aksu, Xinjiang. She is occasionally able to make contact. They were a well-off family, he added, and his daughter had never had a job before.

Yusan’s wife said her stepdaughter “cried so hard” when talking about the forced labor, saying she "lived through hell" and that she would have considered suicide if it was permissible.

Testimonies like these shatter the illusion of a voluntary job creation program in Xinjiang, experts say.

Several major reports have concluded that the poverty alleviation scheme provides a cloak for forced labor, including analyses from ASPI, as well as the Center for International and Strategic Studies (CSIS) in the US, and academic and China expert Adrian Zenz.

The reports also highlight the mass transfer of Uyghur and ethnic minority labor from Xinjiang to factories in other parts of the province and across China -- known officially as a “mutual pairing assistance program.” ASPI says at least 80,000 Uyghurs have been transferred to 27 factories across China since 2017.

ASPI’s ‘Uyghurs for Sale’ report even identified advertisements in online forums offering to arrange large numbers of Xinjiang workers. CNN has verified that several of the adverts are still online, including one with phrases like “absolutely obedient,” “can endure hardships” and “won’t cause trouble.”

Online adverts include one showing a man and women in traditional Uyghur dress -- images used routinely on Chinese state media when promoting the idea of ethnic unity. Another offers "Xinjiang people" who can "endure hardships." Credit: Qingdao Human Resources Website, Baidu Tieba

The Uyghur population in China has long been subject to racist stereotypes, including the trope that they are lazy and poorly skilled, and they have faced discriminatory hiring practices.

A Chinese government white paper titled ‘Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang,’ published in September, details the goal of the “three-year program” on poverty alleviation which was “vigorously implemented” to “improve the quality of the workforce, and change people’s outdated mindset.”

The program was focused on the “impoverished” southern Xinjiang area because “terrorists” and those with “outdated ideas” had urged people to “resist learning” Chinese, and “refuse to improve their vocational skills.”

Between 2014 and 2019, the number of employed people in Xinjiang rose by nearly 2 million, and an average of 1.29 million workers received “training” every year -- the “vast majority” of whom obtained vocational skills, the white paper says.

“In 2019, Hotan prefecture alone provided vocational training for 103,300 farmers and herders, of whom 98,300 found work,” it added.

Accusations of forced labor are based upon “fabricated facts” which deny the rights of the people to “move out of poverty and backwardness,” the paper says.

Credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images

During a two-day work conference on Xinjiang in September, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Communist Party’s policies in the region were “completely correct” and “must be adhered to in the long term.”

Xi said that the policies had brought “unprecedented achievements” in economic growth, social development, and improvement in peoples' livelihoods. He added that “the sense of gain, happiness, and security” among all ethnic groups had increased.

“The whole party must treat the implementation of the Xinjiang strategy as a political task, and work hard to implement it completely and accurately to ensure that the Xinjiang work always maintains in the correct political direction,” Xi added.

Laura Murphy, a professor of human rights and contemporary slavery at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom, who is currently based in New Orleans, says she doesn’t “have a lot of patience” for the Chinese government’s idea of poverty alleviation.

“Millions of people are being sent to concentration camps, so people have been cut off from any chance of getting jobs, advancing their careers, studying, taking care of their families,” Murphy says. “Instead, they are being sent to glove factories and hair factories.”

“They should close down these factories,” says former detainee Gulzira Auelkhan. “Those are made by using slavery. So many people were crying while making those products.”

‘As consumers, we need to know’

US companies are already shifting their supply chain away from Xinjiang.

Multiple auditors have also suspended operations in the region, including the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), which said “normal social compliance audits cannot be conducted in the XUAR due to restrictions on the movement of third-party auditors.” The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has suspended working in Xinjiang because “the operating environment prevents credible assurance and licensing from being executed.”

Data from Import Genius shows that no hair shipments have arrived direct from Xinjiang to the US by sea since the US seizure at the end of June. But the opaque nature of the hair supply chain means that products can pass through multiple places on their way into the US market, a route which can conceal their origin.

Mikayla Lowe Davis

Focusing only on Xinjiang also does not take into account the reality that goods, and labor, are being transferred back and forth within China.

“Three years ago, a lot of hair factories started outsourcing part of their production to Xinjiang,” said a person familiar with the matter. The source said some hair products are being sent to Xinjiang for the labor-intensive parts of the process, before being sent back to other parts of China where they are packaged, labeled and shipped out.

The system of Chinese hair factories outsourcing the heavy-duty production to save on labor costs is already established, industry insiders say. One of the main beneficiaries of this has been North Korea.

Hair products are exempt from UN sanctions on North Korea introduced in 2017, and the country has ramped up production since then, with $22.4 million of hair exports to China in 2018, data from Trading Economics shows. Chinese export data from 2017-2019, obtained by CNN, also shows regular shipments of incomplete hair products going to North Korea, most of it driven across the border.

But since the North Korea-China border closed in January to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the trade flow has dried up, and prices have soared.

Some of “the largest hair importers in the States” are now complaining of an “emergency” in supply of popular products such as lace closures and lace front wigs, says a US hair industry insider, who does not want to be named. “There’s a massive shortage.”

The importers say some companies are moving production from North Korea to Xinjiang, but “that will take six months to get going,” the source says.

Lace closures and lace front wigs take an experienced worker a day or two to make, as they need to hand-knot individual strands of human hair into a piece of lace. The state media video from the Lop Country Hair Product Industrial Park shows what the reporter calls “surplus rural laborers” making these products, experts say.

The other issue -- the transfer of Uyghur labor internally in China -- has already been flagged by the apparel industry, which has come under much more scrutiny from policymakers and campaigners in the US -- partly because of the big international brands involved, and because Xinjiang produces 20% of the world’s cotton.

Steve Lamer, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, told a US congressional hearing in September that their members “ensure” that their manufacturers across China “do not employ Uyghurs or other ethnicities who have been recruited via labor agents or vocational schools connected to the Chinese government,” in order to adhere to the industry’s “zero tolerance prohibition against forced labor.”

Wigs and hair extensions are some of the biggest-selling items at US beauty supply stores like BPolished in Arlington, Texas. Credit: Ashley Killough, CNN

But currently, the hair industry is not subject to the same sort of international examination.

“There are no regulations in the US, there's no regulatory authority,” Krishan Jhalani from Indique Hair says.

Professor Laura Murphy says the priority is for US hair companies to investigate their supply chain and take action like I&I Hair did. “But we need bigger companies to step up and do the same thing,” she added.

“It really just came down to us, not knowing, and that's the most frustrating part,” William Choe from I&I Hair says. “We probably should get together and stand up and stand against these atrocities.”

Since 2017, the exports of hair products from Xinjiang to the US grew rapidly

Solidarity on this issue is also needed from hair importers in other major markets, US Customs and Border Protection said. Chinese export data shows tens of thousands of shipments of hair products mainly going to Europe, Africa and Brazil.

There should also be a “groundswell on social media through social media influencers and through celebrities and pop culture folks who wear hair extensions or use them to raise awareness of this issue,” says Tiffany Gill from Rutgers University.

Gill says it could create an opportunity to shift some production back to the US -- particularly into the hands of African American owners who have struggled to get a foothold in the industry due to the dominance of Korean-American companies. Price point would be an issue, though, she adds.

The beauty industry is shifting in the US, as more Black entrepreneurs take over ownership of beauty supply stores, a fixture of African American communities. Credit: Ashley Killough, CNN

Already, the industry is changing. Black entrepreneurs –- mostly women -- have been opening three or four stores a week on average over the past six months, Sam Ennon, the president of the Black Owned Beauty Supply Association (BOBSA) told CNN. The pandemic actually helped the business, he says, because rental prices in the retail sector have lowered.

The supply chain issue in China is something the “Black hair industry would like to be on the forefront of,” Ennon says.

“I think that if more information did come out about the conditions under which people are laboring to bring this hair to African Americans, that there might be an increased sensitivity just based on the legacy of slavery and forced labor in African American communities,” Gill says.

“It needs to have more light shed upon it,” stylist Lowe Davis says. “A lot of people just don't know where to start.”

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The hair market is a very potential market in the world, especially in Africa countries. Many hair sellers have become billionaires just by investing in the hair business. Finding a good vendor plays an essential role in the hair business. You are among choices: Vietnamese hair factory, India hair factory, China hair factory,… You have been selling hair for many years and wanting to change other better hair distributors, or you are newbies in the hair business and want to find a good hair factory for your business with reasonable price and the best quality? Then the Vietnamese hair factory is the best choice for you. How to find a wholesale raw virgin hair vendors ?

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I. Why Choosing The Vietnamese Hair Factory To Be Your Vendor?

The Vietnamese hair market has blossomed in the last few years and become beloved vendors among wholesale hair sellers in the world. Here are the main reasons making Vietnamese hair factory among the most preferred places to outsource hair from:

1.1 Origin of Raw Vietnamese Hair

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What is Vietnamese Hair?

Vietnamese Hair is human virgin hair collected from 100% Vietnam healthy woman hair donor, prominent with the durability and natural silky, which can be made to many hairstyles without damage. Based on the thickness of hair quality, divided into 3 grades: single drawn hair, double drawn hair, and super double drawn.

What is Raw Vietnamese Hair?

Raw Vietnamese Hair is a specific type of Vietnamese Hair. Raw Vietnamese Hair is unprocessed hair, natural virgin hair cut directly from only 1 donor, the perfect material to bleach, and dye to many colors.

  • Mostly, raw Vietnamese hair vendors are taken from the villagers in the high mountains ( cold weather zones ), so their hair is really strong and silky because their hair is not affected by sunlight
  • 80% of hair quantity is from women at the age of 18 to 25
  • As you know, the villagers from the high mountains are very strong in health, they work all day. Therefore, the virgin hair quality is together with the donor’s health. It is very strong and durability

1.2 Skillful workers: Best perfect products

  • Vietnamese employees are famous for their industriousness and skillfulness. Vietnamese hair factory vendors doesn’t produce in industrial-scale production like China hair factories but in household-scale. Therefore, each bundle of hair is made meticulously by skillful hands of qualified workers and censored many times to ensure the best perfect quality. You can also read more about other wholesale hair suppliers here: wholesale hair vendor
  • In the K-Hair factory, the products must go through many processes before getting to customers:
    1. First, each strand is selected carefully after cut from donors to rule out short and bad quality hair
    2. Second, all the hair is washed carefully and then made into the weft, tip/tape hair extensions, wigs by skillful hands of qualified workers
    3. Last, all the products go through double-check process to ensure all the hair is absolutely perfect

1.3 Reasonable Price

Vietnamese hair factory is famous for its variety of labors and advancements in modern technology. These help in the reduction of Vietnamese hair cost thereby increasing your profits.

II. Compare Vietnamese hair factory with India hair factory and China hair factory


2.1 Vietnamese hair factory

Vietnamese hair factory vendors is very famous for good quality of hair at a reasonable price. Moreover, the healthy sources of hair donors make the hair become durable in a long time of using ( it can be up to 2-10 years if customers know how to take care properly. The price is estimated to be reasonable, just from 8.9 USD/bundle.

2.2 China hair factory

China hair factory is widely known for industrial-scale production and cheap products due to the availability of cheap labor and advancement in the increased use of technology. Therefore, the price of hair in China market can be considered to be quite cheap. But according to many wholesale hair sellers, China hair is quite nice for the first time but then becoming tangled and shedding easily

2.3 India hair factory

Because of India’s economy, the labor and prices of products in India are very very cheap, also with hair products. But the price is always together with quality. The price of hair in India is much cheaper compared with the Vietnamese hair factory vendors and China hair factory. Just 6.7 USD you can get a bundle and we can’t for so good quality hair at a low rate price.



Factory AdvantagesDisadvantagesPrice
Viet NamGood quality hair, reasonable price, hair with long durabilityHair is not available in stock ( factory makes fresh hair)from 8.6 USD/bundle
ChinaIndustrial-scale production, big quantity, hair always available in stockThe hair gets tangled and shedding after a short time usingFrom 7.9 USD/bundle
IndiaVery cheap hairThe quality is just at a normal rateFrom 6.7 USD/bundle

III. Steps To Find A Reliable Vietnamese Hair Factory To Be Your Vendor?

There are steps by steps method so that you can find the best Vietnamese Hair Factory and manufacturers in VietNam. These include:

  1. Search platforms like Google and Yahoo which contain almost all the hair factory and manufacture from VietNam
  2. Spending time to check their website, Instagram, Testimonials videos from customers to make sure that this hair company is very strong in social media
  3. Contact them through Whatsapp hotline and ask to make a video call to see their factory ( this way to confirm that they are not scammers )
  4. After you have your first trust that this Vietnamese hair factory vendors is real, then ask them to show their samples and price lists for you to compare with other hair vendors.
  5. Compare among many hair distributors to find the best suitable factory for you!


>Tip1<< The hair factory which is willing to calling video with you to show off their office and factory.

>Tip2<< Taking part in hair reviews in Facebook groups and making review topic to get feedback from other hair sellers who bought from these hair distributors. Factory with good feedbacks should be considered

>>Tip3<< A direct visit to the factories and the manufacturers offer the best one on one interaction with the products and services offered.


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IV. Signs Showing That You Are Dealing With A Fraud Vietnamese Hair Factory. Be Alert!!!!

There are many hair distributors from many countries in the world and this potential hair market is the target of many scammers to fraud customers. Therefore, when you deal with a hair factory, please be alert to notice whether they are real or not!! There are many signs showing that you are dealing with a fraud Vietnamese hair Factory.

4.1 No website – Not available in many social media

  • With many ghost companies or scammers, if they don’t have an official website or not available in many social media, you must consider dealing with them.
  • Because with a reliable company, they will be strong in social media with many testimonials and reviews. They will be available on Websites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on.

4.2 No Brand Name & Registered company document

  • Vietnamese hair factory with no brand name & registered company document should be considered carefully before you get into business with them.
  • Ask them to show their Registered company document
  • If Hair factories can’t show you their brand name & Registered company and they give many reasons to defend, then you how that this is not a reliable hair company.

4.3 Not willing to video call with you

  • Because they are scammers so they are scared of making a video call. They don’t have real hair factories, real employees and company offices to show you.
  • This is the main sign to show that they are scammers

4.4 No profound knowledge about hair

  • They are not professional hair experts, they are scammers so their knowledge about hair business is very superficial.
  • When you chat with them, try to ask them some specific questions in hair business to test their professional knowledge.
  • Through their answers, you can decide which levels they belong to and whether they are trustful or not.

4.5 Always rush you to pay money

  • The things scammers care is money so they always rush customers to pay money as soon as possible. Be alert if you see this sign from your hair vendor.

V. Top 5 Best Wholesale Vietnamese Hair Factory in VietNam

Here is the list of 5 best wholesale Vietnamese Hair Factories in Vietnam basing on high quality, good reviews, and reasonable price.

  • K-Hair Factory ( Cherry Ceo) – Biggest Hair Vendor in Vietnam
  • Cherry K-hair Ceo – Reliable Wholesale Hair Dealer
  • Extensors De Cabello
  • 5S Hair Vietnam
  • Rawhairvietnam
  • Queen Hair

5.1 K-Hair Factory – The Biggest Hair Vendor In VietNam

  • Top#1: K-Hair Factory ( Quality is King )
  • Location: Main Factory in Bac Ninh Viet Nam
  • 2 representative offices in Nigeria

History : K-Hair is a big manufacturer and wholesale in Vietnam, which has ranked top 1 biggest hair factory in VietNam in 2020 . The K-Hair has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and exporting hair around the world. They always supply the best hair quality to many salons, retailers, wholesalers and other factories worldwide.

Main Products : 100% natural virgin hair ( no mix ) Weft Hair _ Curly Wavy _ Colour _ Tip/Tape Closure _ Frontal _ 360 Wig _ Full Lace Wig _ HD Lace

Quality : 100% Natural , Not Chemical , Not Mix

  • The hair is taken from the Vietnamese villagers in the high mountains ( cold weather) , so their hair is really strong and silky ( their hair isn’t affected by sunlight ☀)
  • 80% of the hair is from women ( 18-> 25) 👩👩
  • The villagers from high mountains are very strong in health, they work all day. Therefore, the quality of hair is also together with their health

The duration of the hair is 4 years with the guarantee policy

Market: salons, retailers, wholesalers and other factories worldwide

  • 70% customers are African
  • Nigeria, US, Canada, Russia, England, Ghana, Thailand,……

Contact : Dealing only with wholesale through Whatsapp, no Instagram Chat.

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Customer Dealer With Mrs Cherry K-Hair

K-hair vietnamese Hair Company Feedback

Search K-Hair FeedBack On Youtube For Details


Customer Feedback About Quality

5.2 Extensoes De Cabello


History :Established in 1996 under the management of talent Rick CEO , with the long term of 24 years , The Extensoes De Cabello has become the biggest factory of Raw Bulk Hair in Asia ( ranked by Hair business Magazine 2019) – Until 2019 , The Extensoes De Cabebllo has three different factories : Virgin factory , Remy Factory and Colour Factory . Double Check Technology ( DCT ) , the most modern hair technique is applied for the best perfect quality of hair .


Main Products : 100% VIRGIN BULK Hair

  • Virgin _ Bulk _ Raw Natural Hair
  • EU Weft Hair _ Tip/Tape _ Colour

Market : salons, retailers, wholesalers and other factories worldwide

  • Deliver worldwide to Europe, Russia, Thailand, Brazil, South America, Australia…


Insta : extensoes_de_cabelo_vn

5.3 5S Hair VietNam

Top #3: 5S Hair Brand

5S Hair Factory is the first Vietnamese hair factory vendors in Vietnam, supplying 100% high-quality Vietnamese raw bulk virgin hair, weft hair, curly wavy hair extension, lace closure frontal, and human lace wigs  to wholesale hair sellers in the world such as Brazil, Dubai, Russia, America,… especially Africa market (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa,…)

5S Hair Factory Is New To Social Media? Yes, they are new to social media because they are the first hair factory in Vietnam since 1989. They were not able to access social media, just sold wholesale huge orders directly to loyal customers or customers who visited Vietnam and bought directly at our factory. Because of the covid effect, they decide to market on social media so that all customers over the world can buy hair directly from our hair factory!

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Why our brand name is 5S Hair?

5.4 Rawhairvietnam

Top #4 : Rawhairvietnam

This is the trustable vendor where you can get both Raw, Bulk Hair and Hair Extensions. All hair is virgin human hair, 100% cut off from women donors, so it is clean, no nits, no lice, unprocessed hair. Stretched length (8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″,26″, 28″, 30″). Style: straight, wavy, curly, kinky…


Insta : rawhairvietnam


Click To Whatsapp Now + 84 96 3438136( Factory Ceo )

5.5 Queen Hair

Queen hair has over 5 years’ experience in both manufacturers of hair extensions and distribution of the same. They are proud of quality hair products which are believed to be 100% human hair. Since it has remained so since their beginning has it their promise to customers and themselves.

Service overview

  • Customization of clients packaging
  • Research for continued quality control
  • Product supervision for quality hair extensions
  • Product catalog

This factory focus on selling retail hair products to create a link with Anka for constant retail hair supplies. There is plenty of different hair weaves, Remy hair and wholesale hair weaves.

Recommended for: hair seller starters in business, customers who want to buy a small quantity for themselves to use,…


VI. How to start a hair business? How to import hair from Vietnam?

To start the hair business or to import hair from Vietnam, you need to follow these steps:

  • 1. Choose Suitable Time To Start
  • 3. Willing To Accept The Worst Situations In Hair Business
  • 4. Start To Sell With A Super Sale Promotion!
  • 5. Take Advantages Of Social Media As A Way To Advertise Your Hair?
  • 6. Create A Brand Name With Special Logo

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Read this post for detailed information about HOW TO START HAIR BUSINESS successfully.

VII. Besides Vietnamese Hair Factory Vendors, What Is Other Countries Hair Suppliers?

Are you a wholesaler who is struggling to find a suitable hair source? You want to discover the hair vendor that could probably look up to your expectation 100%: High quality, various color, and pattern choices as well as economical. Then try considering Vietnamese Hair Extension, one of the best products worldwide for its affordable price but is making a great impression on the worldwide buyers and users. Now, it is time to sit down and read some information about Vietnamese Hair Extension and get to know particular creditable hair vendors in Viet Nam!

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7.1 Wholesale Hair Suppliers In South Africa:

In South Africa, there are no manufactures hair suppliers or any wholesale hair factories. Most wholesale hair suppliers in south africa have to import hair from Vietnamese hair Factory for the best factory price. So if you are from Sought Africa and you want to find wholesale hair suppliers in South Africa to buy, the answer is YOU JUST CAN BUY FROM SOUTH AFRICA SUPPLIERS, YOU CAN NOT FIND ANY DIRECT FACTORY IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Check out now 👉🏿 click here:  top South Africa wholesale hair vendors 👉🏿and learn more about hair business in South Africa. In South Africa, there are no manufactured hair suppliers or Wholesale Hair Suppliers. Most Wholesale Hair Suppliers in South Africa have to import hair from Vietnamese hair factories for the best factory price. So if you are from South Africa and you want to find wholesale hair suppliers in South Africa to buy, the answer is you just can buy from South Africa suppliers, you can not find any project factory in South Africa. 

Wholesale Hair Suppliers in South Africa

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=> SO if you want to import wholesale hair directly, please contact Vietnamese Hair Factory Vendors for the best price!  

7.2 Vietnamese Hair Factory In Nigeria

Similar to wholesale hair suppliers in South Africa, in Nigeria, there are no hair factory manufactures to produce hair. Most Nigeria wholesale hair sellers have to import hair from Vietnamese hair Factory Vendors to import hair directly. Up till now 2021, there are no Vietnamese Hair Vendors based in Nigeria, only K-hair factory has a representative office in Nigeria (but because of covid, the office is closed down). So if someone askes you whether have a Vietnamese Hair Vendors in Nigeria or not? Then the answer is NO.

Check out full post about: How to import hair from Vietnamese Hair Factory to Nigeriahere! All shipment and payment process is revealed!



So if you are from Nigeria and you want to find Vietnamese hair factory in Nigeria, then there is no factory available. Please contact Vietnamese hair vendors contactfor the best hair price and details steps by steps to import hair to Nigeria!



(These Answers are from hair experts and wholesale dealer who has experiences in hair business)

Where To Get Bulk Wholesale Hair Extensions In Lagos?

Answer: If you want to start hair business and want to buy bulk wholesale hair extensions in Lagos, the best way is LEARNING TO IMPORT HAIR FROM VIETNAM. Instead of spending alot money to buy from wholesale hair seller in Nigeria (because these wholesale hair extensions sellers also import hair from vietnam, and then they sell to you. Then the price will x2 x3 much more expensive). So the best way is spending time to learn and import hair directly from Vietnam to Nigeria. This full post will very helpful with you: How to import hair from Vietnamese Hair Factory to Nigeria

7.3 Raw Cambodian Hair Factory In Cambodia

Raw Cambodian Hair Factory In Cambodia is also an option for you if you want to buy lower quality grade at cheap price of the grade of customers with smaller budget, then you can consider Raw Cambodian Hair Factory In Cambodia. But if you want to focus on high-quality hair at a reasonable price and your customers want high quality, then I highly recommend you to go with Vietnamese Hair Vendors.

7.4 Top Hair Suppliers In US and UK

In UNITED STATES OR UNITED KINGDOM, there are no Hair Suppliers In US and UK . UK and US hair suppliers have to import hair directly from Vietnamese hair factory vendor. So if you want to buy wholesale hair, or start your hair business, you have to contact Vietnamese Hair Vendors Contactfor many information about how to import, steps by steps,… Because only when you buy directly from vietnam, then you can get the best wholesale hair price.

Check out 👉🏿 click here: top  best wholesale hair vendors supplier in USA  👉🏿 and learn how to import hair directly from vietnam without buying from vendors in US UK. Would you ever consider purchasing a Hair Extension product from Wholesale Hair Vendors USA? The Hair Extension industry here is supposedly the biggest market for not only Americans but also international citizens. Here I will give you a brief vision of USA Hair Extension Wholesalers. Check it now!

Wholesale Hair Vendors USA

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7.5 Top Wholesale hair vendors from india

You want to find the hair extension from Wholesale Hair Vendors From Indian that looks up to your expectations? Then consider these details in the following article: Wholesale Hair Vendors From Indian: Amazing Secret for Your Business. I will be sure that it will change your mind much and help you to make a better decision. But in general, Indian Hair is cheaper compared with vietnamese hair and chinese hair, it is suitable with lower hair quality. You can consider more after reading this post

Wholesale Hair Vendors From Indian

Wholesale hair vendors from India: Amazing Secrets for your business

7.5 Wholesale Hair Vendor Near Me? Useful tip to find!

The keyword with lot of seach volume on Google is “Wholesale Hair Vendor Supplier Near Me”. We have the trend to search and find the things which is near to us. Here are some steps and tips for you when you are searching for a wholesale hair seller supplier near you:

  • Getting started with your search: Take note of the accuracy of the information on the seller’s website. If they appear to be highly competent, they have definitely spent more time refining their business.
  • Restricting your search: Using focused search phrases is one way to screen out low-quality vendors. Look for something industry-specific, such as “Best Vietnamese Hair Vendor” This will narrow the search results to a list of professional providers who are familiar with industry terminology
  • Contact with the vendors: You must have faith in your seller and should feel assured while placing an order. Send them an email or give them a call. If you’re working with a firm on the other side of the planet, the latter may not always be possible. However, if they understand English and are ready to talk on the phone, Skype or video chat is a viable alternative

Check Our the Full Post About: Where to Find the Best Wholesale Hair Vendors Near Me?

VIII. Conclusion

The hair market is really a potential market for your business, and factories play an important role in making your hair business successful. Be alert and smart in choosing your Vietnamese hair factory!!! Selecting the most suitable distributor from the listed wholesale hair distributors in Vietnam above will be the beginning of your success. A good Vietnamese hair factory will accompany with you to the pinnacle of success!


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While once a niche market that primarily served Jewish Orthodox women who needed to uphold their modesty and those subject to hair loss because of illness, the popularity of real human hair has exploded. The collapse of the Soviet Union cut off the primary source for human hair prior to 1989 — but rather than the hair industry also collapsing, it has thrived.

High-quality human hair is made into wigs and extensions that last longer and look better than synthetic ones, making it a highly valued commodity.

History of Importing Human Hair

In the past few years, extensions have become a massively popular fashion statement, and include everything from full weaves to subtle extensions. Long locks are in, and people want high-quality hair. The black community has been particularly influential in the modern use and popularity of hair extensions.

In the past, however, that wasn’t always the case. Real human hair was a niche import, primarily sourced from nunneries and rural collectors. The women who wore wigs generally did so out of religious obligations or societal pressure for an ideal, long-and-straight locked look rather than as a fashion statement. Eastern Europe became the dominant source of human hair, providing a niche market for a niche product.

The Soviet Union collapsed around the time real human hair became more of a fashion statement than just a product. The South Korean and Indian diasporas opening salons and selling wigs they created in the United States helped move the primary source for the growing demand into Asia, where most human hair is sourced from today.

Can You Import Human Hair into the United States?

Surely, you might be thinking, it can’t be that easy to import real human hair. Technically, it’s biological matter, right?

Turns out there is no real restriction on importing human hair into the United States, no matter what kind — virgin, washed, prepared, unprepared, they’re all good. Human hair isn’t even classified with animal furs or animal products. Instead, it’s grouped together with artificial flowers and headgear! (Yeah, we think it’s crazy too.)

Once you’ve selected your source, all you need to worry about is getting the tariff codes right. In 2018, $1.46 billion USD worth of real human hair was imported into the country. Newark is the main port that real human hair enters America through. Imports in 2018 through Newark were more than double the value of Savannah, Georgia, the second largest port they come through.

What kinds of Human Hair Can I Import?

Good news: unless you’re importing from a Column Two country such as Cuba or North Korea, human hair isn’t subject to duty. On the off chance you are importing real human hair from a Column Two country — a vanishingly small chance given import restrictions, but nevertheless — you will either pay 20% or 35% duty.

No duty, however, doesn’t mean the tariff codes don’t matter.

Human hair that has been prepared for use in making wigs or extensions — dressed, washed, or worked in any other way — is a separate HTS entry than human hair that has already been made into wigs. Both HTS entries are further separated into pure human hair or a blend of human and animal hair, so get your codes exactly right — we can help with that.

Beyond tariff classifications, human hair is sorted into quality types — not for importing reasons, but for marketing reasons.

Remy hair is the highest quality of real human hair and is more expensive — and more valued — than non-Remy hair. Also called virgin hair, Remy hair lasts longer, is healthier, and looks more natural than non-Remy hair. Because the cuticles are not stripped, the hair follicles are all in one direction. This allows Remy hair to naturally mimic human hair when on the head. It is collected primarily in India, where Hindu women travel to temples to have their heads shaved.

Non-Remy hair, known as recycled hair, is less valuable but much easier to collect. Recycled hair is sold in mixed batches from multiple sources, which speeds up collection. Recycled hair may have been treated, dyed, or bleached in the past; most virgin Remy hair has never been treated in any way.

In contrast to recycled, Remy hair must be fully grown and fully shaved. Recycled hair comes from shed hair and brushes, or from discarded hair from haircuts, mixed together. The cuticles don’t face the same way, which puts recycled hair at more risk of knotting. Virgin hair may still be classified as recycled, not Remy, if the collection method mixes up the cuticle direction. Still, recycled hair does have a market because of its affordable cost.

Whether you decide to import Remy or recycled hair depends on your target market. You’ll have to do a little research to see what is more in demand where you want to sell. Popular styles — not necessarily origins! — include Brazilian, Indian, and Peruvian. Each has its own market with its own demands.

With big name icons like the Kardashians, Beyonce, and… really, everyone sporting long, luscious hair extensions, the demand for real human hair isn’t going to go away any time soon. Happy hair importing!


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