The Truth About Where Hair Extensions Come From | Shady | Refinery29


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  • Refinery29
    Refinery29  4 months ago +4027

    What topic would you guys like to see on Shady next? Comment below!

    • Melissa Considine
      Melissa Considine 3 days ago

      ❤️ Dan Remi New York

    • Mr. Showtym
      Mr. Showtym 4 days ago

      Do a video about long Afro hairsyles for men. i'm from South Africa by the way.

    • Gillian M
      Gillian M 4 days ago

      Could you investigate the downside of getting BOTOX?

    • Maryline Martine
      Maryline Martine 10 days ago

      The truth behind cheap iphones in the market and instagram.

    • Christina V
      Christina V 10 days ago

      Show from where is fur. Hair - it's just nothing if compare with fur from someone (animals) who "donate" it's from not their wish and with a lot of pain and suffering. Show real fashion side.

  • flblackbutterfly1
    flblackbutterfly1 32 minutes ago

    Dan is doing something wonderful and the ladies new short cuts look awesome!!!

  • phl fnt
    phl fnt 7 hours ago

    Thank goodness for Dan alone and people like him 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽. I hope his business achieves great success and the women he helps 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  • emalee jade
    emalee jade 10 hours ago

    i think her hair looks beautiful short

  • Sam Mov
    Sam Mov 15 hours ago

    It’s such a shame to see how those celebrities wear extension made of poor women to get money. I get pain to see this video.😢😔

  • EwLookItsMe
    EwLookItsMe 15 hours ago


  • ーDasiJunn
    ーDasiJunn 17 hours ago

    The lady in the beginning from criminal minds tf

  • Paola Paola
    Paola Paola 19 hours ago

    “That’s like actually criminal”

  • bluegoldginger
    bluegoldginger 19 hours ago

    She actually does look prettier with shorter hair!

  • Camerone Mcclain
    Camerone Mcclain 21 hour ago

    Amazing story and research to back it up. But the lady from Vietnam with the long hair that agreed to let him cut her hair was too much for me. He did a good though.

  • Belen Avila
    Belen Avila Day ago

    Those women should still get way more !! Thy will be making way more out of it wth

  • Luna Pink
    Luna Pink Day ago


  • Dorathy Durodola

    She looks amazing

  • sunrocks
    sunrocks Day ago

    Why do women only sacrifice their hair and everything ??

  • sunrocks
    sunrocks Day ago

    The hair extensoon one made me feel like 🤮🤮🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  • Blueberry Eyes
    Blueberry Eyes Day ago

    Thank you Dan. The world needs more people like him. ❤️

  • Isabella Esquivel
    Isabella Esquivel 2 days ago

    Every female needs to watch this 💯😶😯

  • The Ese
    The Ese 2 days ago

    Bald headed bitches😂

  • Haylie V
    Haylie V 2 days ago

    Who else is from Vietnam

  • GL G
    GL G 2 days ago

    Honestly, all these girls look so good after the hair cut!

  • Phleonie
    Phleonie 2 days ago

    I'm crying right now..

  • Mohamed Al Zaroon
    Mohamed Al Zaroon 2 days ago

    Vietnamese hair is quite good. I usually order from them. Same quality of Brazilian hair, but the price is better.

  • Sartorially Black
    Sartorially Black 2 days ago

    This is just one of the reasons why I am leaning more and more against NOT wearing weaves and wigs, and have been growing out my own natural hair....I usually gravitate to Indian hair, and now knowing that the hair is being sacrificed to a Hindu god is unsettling...

  • John Beaver
    John Beaver 2 days ago

    Black females loot and plunder hair weave stores for🤣🤣

    • John Beaver
      John Beaver 6 hours ago

      +Jasmine P
      White females or any other for that matter do not go around looting and robbing hair stores for weaves.
      The black female will choose hair weave over feeding & clothing their kids. FACT.

    • Jasmine P
      Jasmine P 6 hours ago

      Black women are not the only ones.....😒😒

  • shadiqua mcmillan
    shadiqua mcmillan 2 days ago

    This is dope... but unpopular opinion...that hair he is selling has to be at least 700-800 dollars.. he could've paid them 300.. but I guess compared to 3 he seems like a saint🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

  • Rocket Hulsey
    Rocket Hulsey 2 days ago

    Beautiful reporting

  • iBeFloe
    iBeFloe 3 days ago

    Hair is not as valued as the video states lmao
    I mean a lot of women prefer long hair, but it’s the same everywhere else...

  • Tamara Weber
    Tamara Weber 3 days ago +1

    In the 1960's they didn't have hair weaves or extensions. They did have wigs. They did make wigs out of the Asian hair because the Asian hair is thicker and stronger. ✅

  • E P
    E P 3 days ago

    You meant to say white women wear extensions. Tell the truth!

  • Mia Fine
    Mia Fine 3 days ago

    It’s so sad that in the West we can be so numb to where and how we get our “beauty” products, from hair to makeup to brushes and more. Hair from exploited women or empowered. Makeup and brushes from tortured and murdered animals or cruelty free and vegan! It’s our choice :) let’s make empowering and kind choices. That’s real beauty

  • Lee goodas
    Lee goodas 4 days ago +1

    Amazing that no one looks at things like this. I always have wondered walking through beauty supply stores where the hair actually comes from. This is just sad. I'm so glad that I don't like using fake hair. Nappy but happy all day 😎

  • Margaret Williams
    Margaret Williams 4 days ago

    I think the women in Vietnam should get paid more money $100 is not enough it take them many years to grow their hair thank you🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  • Echt Hair
    Echt Hair 4 days ago

    Great Doku

  • Mr. Showtym
    Mr. Showtym 4 days ago +1

    i knew this i've been trying to tell this to women, they hardly believe me. i should share this video with them.

  • diamond webb
    diamond webb 4 days ago

    The wig maker looks like someone on tv hmmmm

  • elicente
    elicente 4 days ago

    Wow! Great Video ❤️It was very enlightening... Thanks for subscribing

  • KallMe Kiki
    KallMe Kiki 4 days ago

    Loved this documentary,, new subscriber!! 😌👏😱

    • Refinery29
      Refinery29  4 days ago +1

      +kallmekiki Welcome, welcome!!

  • CrimZa. Ghe
    CrimZa. Ghe 4 days ago

    I wonder if Kylie kadashian knows her hair might of come from a dead person or a poor Asian lady, or from the

  • Avanti Sangma
    Avanti Sangma 4 days ago

    Okay but this brought tears to my eyes

  • Amanda Howard
    Amanda Howard 4 days ago

    Wow. Great story with sUPer intelligent reporting. I don't really care about hair and make-up but the high quality of Lexy Lebsack drew me into the hair extension story first and then this story and I developed a curiosity to know more based on the human interest focus. I'll be back to the channel to learn more.

  • Gillian M
    Gillian M 4 days ago

    So informative thankyou !

  • Priscilla Thomas-Nakane

    As both a hair extensions company owner, and as a journalist/publicist, I thank you for making this short documentary. Very well done and a stoic way to bring awareness to the industry. Thank you.

  • Pink Cake
    Pink Cake 4 days ago

    I trust this company and would would but from it if I ever need a wig

  • Dady Ooo
    Dady Ooo 4 days ago

    Maria looks like that blonde from criminal minds

  • Melinda Alleu
    Melinda Alleu 5 days ago

    Omg. I didn't get anything for my hair. I'm NA and my hair grows thick and fast. The salon just took my 30 inch long hair. I wonder how much they made. Smh

  • OpenMinded Doll
    OpenMinded Doll 5 days ago

    I sometimes get Lace Wigs but why the fuck did this bitch got it for $15,000 is she crazy I can get a lace wig from Amazon or Ebay for $90 or 80 or 60 or 50

  • Chabaku Marcia
    Chabaku Marcia 5 days ago

    This is sad

  • Azntianna
    Azntianna 5 days ago

    I’m viet :>

  • 서연paulina_dallantines

    Awww Dan is amazing, wish him all the luck in the world ❤

  • illhey
    illhey 5 days ago

    I'm crying :(

  • nono no no no no o
    nono no no no no o 5 days ago

    At least these otherwise useless people are serving a purpose.

  • padma salam
    padma salam 6 days ago

    Dan is a good and fair man. He buys his hair with good intentions, and is looking out for the poor, therefore he will be prosperous. See folks, there are still good people left in this world. I am rooting for him.

  • Tae's loud a** sneeze and YOONMIN!

    Actually selling their hair as an option for money gaining is much better (if they are not able to get a job or enough money) than.. selling your body or else.. but tbh I wouldn't spend a second thought about my own hair (I don't really care about it..) to cut it(when the woman said they would miss it and so on)

  • random dude
    random dude 6 days ago

    do they really have to shave the Indian girl's hair off to the scalp, I mean at least the guy cuts the Vietnamese girls hair at a reasonable length so they still look normal. This was so interesting though and its something ive never thought about in my entire life haha

  • farizsh zaharshah
    farizsh zaharshah 6 days ago

    Blessing DAN doing.He fully respect and deserved for successful.salute

  • gardening life
    gardening life 6 days ago

    This brought me to tears. I'm so happy people like you are literally changing the world for the better

  • Justene Rose
    Justene Rose 6 days ago

    She looks like Garcia from criminal minds

  • Jessica N
    Jessica N 6 days ago

    Vote with your dollar y'all 💸✅

  • Jessica N
    Jessica N 6 days ago

    Yes, we need more fair trade =

  • Catton Productions
    Catton Productions 6 days ago

    This makes me want to smile over, and over again.
    Seeing this video just gives me happiness
    I’m glad the women are benefiting from dan’s fair trade

  • Scott Gust
    Scott Gust 6 days ago

    You published hateful comments calling 120db "racist and anti migrant"? These wiman have been raped and murdered by the thousands in Europe by migrants and you mock are the face of malice and hate, you are the facist natzis!

  • Ashley Clement
    Ashley Clement 7 days ago

    Just wear your own hair - 4c black girl..

  • Yah'nique Marshall
    Yah'nique Marshall 7 days ago

    They just ran up on a girl and just cut her hair off that is very sick 😤😑😑

  • Stephanie Marie
    Stephanie Marie 7 days ago

    Yes! Go dan so awesome!

  • Anon Anonymous
    Anon Anonymous 7 days ago

    Egotistical woman in the west forcing poor woman to make degrading choices, all in the name of vanity and they don't care about the woman at the other end, why do they wear these wigs to hide their ugliness, to give a false impression of themselves, to attract awful attention, and they have been exploiting woman who are so poor and uneducated, it's a curse they carry on their heads. And they have been doing it for years, the magnitude of woman feeding of other woman is disgraceful. The men are like pimps. It's shameful and primitive. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵 how are these woman who exploit other woman adding value in this world, this is our time in history is this what they will have written about themselves, they used other woman to hide their shame, people need to grow a God Consciousness.

  • Amanda Abraham
    Amanda Abraham 7 days ago

    Whose watching from India ?

  • Tiffany Mack
    Tiffany Mack 7 days ago

    This is great! I hope Dan’s business soars!! I hadn’t really thought about what it means to these women who cut their hair. But they are still beautiful once they do! 🙌🏾

  • Mastariale
    Mastariale 7 days ago +1

    We need more men in the world like him who want to help make a difference in someone lives and not try to rip someone off for what they have ..... 👍🏼 👍🏼 👍🏼

  • Mastariale
    Mastariale 7 days ago +1

    What an amazing guy to help out women that are struggling and a very outstanding guy to take the time out to make those women feel beautiful even after they have cut there hair ...

  • mzChocoSensualHedbob

    Not only does Dan pay them a lot of money but he cuts their hair so delicately and beautifully. A heart warming ending to somewhat of a disturbing documentary.

  • Darkened Sun
    Darkened Sun 7 days ago

    I donated my hair when I got it cut.
    I was 13 and I had REALLY long hair.
    It went all the way to my knees.
    My mom wouldn't let me cut my hair for the longest time and when I graduated middle school my dad took me to my grandma's hair salon and I donated my hair to a children wig maker.


    so is my make up brush paint brushes and other things who had hairs.. is from human hairs...? O.O SHOCKED

  • Johnanna Burke
    Johnanna Burke 7 days ago

    Ok hair extensions. It dose not matter. Who buys it everyone has a problem with wearing wigs especially by color of skin its not only for black people sorry kisses though i can no longer wear it at all I'm sad neah not mad at all

  • elizelo zelo
    elizelo zelo 7 days ago

    in malaysia full head hairclip 100% human hair is around USD35. the synthetic one in indonesia is like only for USD3 but the quality is very good almost like human hair, you can curl or straighten until 220dc

  • John Peoples
    John Peoples 7 days ago

    Dan Choi is a hotty….woof!

  • Clover Schilling
    Clover Schilling 7 days ago

    I actually started full-on crying when that woman had her hair cut. I'm half native american and my ancestors had their hair stolen from them, so keeping my hair long is really important to me. It's wonderful that Dan offered her a fair price and she can use that money to better her family's quality of life, and that he's breaking into a market that has taken only advantage of women like her. Best of luck to him!

  • Clover Schilling
    Clover Schilling 7 days ago

    The fact that women have had their hair outright stolen from them is just horrifying.

  • Vanessa Riley
    Vanessa Riley 7 days ago

    Some is pure horse's hair. All the weave people not just women but people wear EVERYDAY it's no way everybody get real human hair every time!! That's impossible. They can show U a sample but it doesn't mean it's all real human hair. U can believe that like everybody that wear weave grew it themselves. They probably collect it from the garbage and recycle it who knows? Like when people go in hotels and they don't know what's clean or dirty just by coming in the room, U can't tell. They may have somewhat real hair from some places but the hair in America that we see them selling all the time it as to be mostly fake

  • Hardhorse Lps
    Hardhorse Lps 7 days ago +2

    In Vietnam, they pay money to cut your hair. In America, we pay money for people to cut our hair.

  • Ronda Kelly
    Ronda Kelly 8 days ago +3

    I feel blessed to have seen this video.

  • Original Jikook
    Original Jikook 8 days ago

    The woman was so cute! And Dan too

  • jzonna burrell
    jzonna burrell 8 days ago

    It’s so beautiful to see people doing the right thing. I just wish that everyone were as honorable as Dan.

  • Empress Jacklyn
    Empress Jacklyn 8 days ago

    She look cuter with it cut@9:34

  • Rose Volgs
    Rose Volgs 8 days ago +1

    My mom says it came from plastic or horses

    • TSJ Slayer55
      TSJ Slayer55 3 days ago

      Rose Volgs well now you'll be scarred for life

  • Empress Jacklyn
    Empress Jacklyn 8 days ago

    men in the 1800's and prior wore wigs, this bs is nothing new at all. George Washington included! Some are made from plastic so what's the big deal...this is nothing new.

  • Madhura Giri
    Madhura Giri 8 days ago

    Thank you for sharing.. It was really a good video loaded with bundle of knowledge. I enjoyed watching it till the end.

  • Kida Tash
    Kida Tash 8 days ago

    Welp, really gotta love Dan
    I really love how he's so fair and gentle with the women he gets the hair from
    And how he always gives them a cut that makes them feel pretty and feminine
    We need more people like him in the Beauty Industry honestly

  • Heather Elliott
    Heather Elliott 8 days ago

    Some countries like India, the woman and children are so broke tha they grow their hair long and have to have it all cut off for money. Watching the young girls crying s they cut their hair was upsetting. I can’t BELEIVE that some hair comes from drains and dead people

  • Heather Elliott
    Heather Elliott 8 days ago

    My son had long thick hair so when he decided to cut it short he donated his hair to kids with cancer, we’re from Australia and I was so proud of him putting his hair into a post pack and sent it off. I hope it got to be used for cancer wigs I was disappointed when nobody at least sent a thank you

  • yuyu yeyy
    yuyu yeyy 8 days ago

    That woman is beautiful omg

  • yuyu yeyy
    yuyu yeyy 8 days ago

    My hair is horrible

  • Hui Yi Chung
    Hui Yi Chung 8 days ago

    They look good in short hair.

  • jyushi matsuno
    jyushi matsuno 8 days ago

    my hair is messy >;P yet i don’t care >;P

  • Caitlyn Duong
    Caitlyn Duong 8 days ago

    Go Dan!🙂

  • Angel Parada
    Angel Parada 8 days ago

    This video touched my heart! Thanks for making us more aware


    thank you Dan Choi . we need more DanChoi in this world

  • Bridgett Karpinski
    Bridgett Karpinski 9 days ago

    I like this video because the Wig's she makes can help Cancer

  • Battle B
    Battle B 9 days ago

    It's sad that ppl would have to go to this extent to survive in the first place.

  • esmi gamino
    esmi gamino 9 days ago

    Omg my hair is super long past my lower back

  • Maria Rodriguez
    Maria Rodriguez 9 days ago +3

    He not only pay well for the hair . He also keeps a decent length of hair on the women he recollect hair from .