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


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  • Refinery29
    Refinery29  7 months ago +4946

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

    • Sarah Otto
      Sarah Otto 4 days ago

      I would like to know if companies lie about the ingredients on their products and if it's easy for them to say "cruelty free" without going through a legitement validation process. It should be illegal to do so, but many companies probably get away with these things.

    • Caity Turner
      Caity Turner 9 days ago

    • Sarah Green
      Sarah Green 14 days ago

      Pads n tampons

    • Monica Velazquez
      Monica Velazquez 17 days ago

      Organic skin care really organic?

    • R
      R 19 days ago

      +Healing Touch with Julia what are u talking about ppl buy them...if they dont buy them then probably your local church or garbage dump

  • Grace McCarrick
    Grace McCarrick 5 hours ago

    fam i have to PAY one hundred euro to get a haircut like that
    shes just been payed to have a professional hairdresser cut her hair

  • Victoria Jackson
    Victoria Jackson 5 hours ago

    I truly didn't care before watching this video. I thought 'aw hell another video about the corruption of the beauty community 🙄' but when I seen the synthetic hair I was disgusted! I have used synthetic mix before. And then hearing this lady's beautiful hair was offered only $2-3 dollars when for those inches we at least pay 120!!! I was more than temporarily moved. I'm not buying hair again unless I know the source is ethical. These beautiful women deserve so much more than being treated like sheep.

  • CapriciousVirtuosity
    CapriciousVirtuosity 5 hours ago

    Dans the man.

  • cara victoria
    cara victoria 6 hours ago

    Dan from Vietnam! I love you. Thank you for caring. I will definitely only buy fair trade hair from now on. As much as possible. ♡

  • Regina Paredes
    Regina Paredes 7 hours ago

    Where I come from, I've seen one can sell hair at salons. So that's where I thought hair extensions came from.

  • Marina Leibowitz
    Marina Leibowitz 7 hours ago

    I donate my hair, to Pantene for cancer patients. I would love to donate again to Dan and the proceeds go to continue to helping women. This should be another initiative that he can introduce to the brand.

  • Emmakinz!
    Emmakinz! 8 hours ago

    $3 for all that hair!? People like that need to get slapped. Hair takes forever to grow.

  • Asmaa Nassar
    Asmaa Nassar 10 hours ago

    No human deserves this. these amazing ladies sell their amazing hair to support their families if we and their governments don't help what next selling their body parts
    Fuk this world

  • Shawn Ruth
    Shawn Ruth 11 hours ago

    Awesome Mr Dan!

  • Gratuity 'Tip' Tucci
    Gratuity 'Tip' Tucci 12 hours ago

    I’d shave my head for $15,000 so wtf?

  • Marvel Mockingjay
    Marvel Mockingjay 18 hours ago

    Ironically had an ad for hair extension.

  • Brianna Ne'cole
    Brianna Ne'cole 19 hours ago

    This makes me not want to wear wigs anymore 😩😩

  • Jackyblue67 Same
    Jackyblue67 Same 19 hours ago

    That is really sad the lady having to sell her beautiful hair . Wish I could help her so she never have to do that again .

  • Jackyblue67 Same
    Jackyblue67 Same 19 hours ago

    My hair grows like wild weed & when I brush it I always have alot that comes out .Wish I knew someplace I could give it to .

  • divaliciouscola2
    divaliciouscola2 22 hours ago

    Ok but out of all the things to steal u steal someone’s hair off their mf head??

  • Anastasia
    Anastasia Day ago

    I wish great success to Remy New York. ❤

  • Brooklynn Sugasfuturewife

    This is so sad I’m about to cry 😢

  • Sasha Blackbird
    Sasha Blackbird Day ago

    I literally started to bawling my eyes out 😭 when she was getting her hair cut. I understand why Native keep their hair long. And why its painful to cut it. Residential School's. Being sheared and stripped of identity.
    At least these women who sell their hair to this man get something out of it.

  • Lil Audiii
    Lil Audiii Day ago

    You tellin me the weave I use for my braids are plastic

  • Emani Nunez
    Emani Nunez Day ago

    Black women take notice

  • Sneha P
    Sneha P Day ago +1

    Wow! Hats off to you, man!

  • Džejlana Kljajić
    Džejlana Kljajić Day ago +21

    That woman is so insanely beautiful and the short hair looks so good on her :) this video made me smile so much

  • Rach
    Rach Day ago

    She is so cute and sweet, I kept replaying 9:40 😭💗

  • Dark Moon
    Dark Moon Day ago

    Lol so you can just get attacked, but they don’t take your money but your hair? Lol

  • Lily Lau-Coombs
    Lily Lau-Coombs Day ago

    so interesting!

  • 123thebasics
    123thebasics Day ago

    Thank you for this report. I purchase hair and this was very eye opening...I just looked up Remy New York and my next purchase will be to help support Dan's business.

  • It's Ethan
    It's Ethan Day ago +4

    Faith in humanity restored

  • Joelicia Wheeler

    Wow 😮 amazing dan

  • charlie malinis
    charlie malinis Day ago

    Very informative and awesome vids

  • Asia Girl
    Asia Girl Day ago

    I thought it was the girl come criminal minds Computer girl lmaooo

  • Ana Flavia Lima
    Ana Flavia Lima Day ago

    great job :)

  • Dandy Candy
    Dandy Candy Day ago

    They all look so beautiful with short hair

  • Mara A
    Mara A Day ago

    Sounds like a commercial. You found only 1 company that would show production? Not credible sorry!

  • Justin Gonzalez
    Justin Gonzalez Day ago

    This video made my entire day. Very inspirational.

  • Sun Rae
    Sun Rae Day ago

    TVclip wanted me to watch this video for so long I finally did and I'm glad.

  • S D
    S D Day ago

    I want to buy hair from him omg

  • Amaz!ng Grac3
    Amaz!ng Grac3 2 days ago

    Dan is such an amazing person! So glad to see he gives them a good haircut and instead of just wacking as much off as posible.

  • gabs ribeiro
    gabs ribeiro 2 days ago

    * sharing this to all the stupid celebrities *

  • seymone cummings
    seymone cummings 2 days ago

    Bravo Dan 👏🏾

  • Yskde Heudnd
    Yskde Heudnd 2 days ago

    His hair is sooo lit!

  • Bizz
    Bizz 2 days ago

    So he gave her $ much does he sell it on. Does he sell it on to Naomi Campbell, Beyonce, etc for $15,000? I'm a natural black with and rock my kinky coily wigs or weave-on EVER on my head. My hair is my crown and I love every strand.

  • TheFoxandTheRabbit
    TheFoxandTheRabbit 2 days ago

    wow, the dan guy is wonderful tho.. good way to go. beautiful for his person

  • TheFoxandTheRabbit
    TheFoxandTheRabbit 2 days ago

    how can people be so vain to put so much waste and even dangerous things out there? and to people themselves? wow

  • Summer Fleck
    Summer Fleck 2 days ago +1

    She still looks beautiful

  • Nathalie Stahl
    Nathalie Stahl 2 days ago

    Come ooon its just hair! Mine is down to my ass and i would cut it to if i made money that could better my situation, i cut it short every 4-5 years cause i get tired of the same style

  • Lindsay Barnett
    Lindsay Barnett 2 days ago +2

    I LOOOOOOVE This!!! And Thank you Dan! You both rock!🤗

  • Stephanie Stanley
    Stephanie Stanley 2 days ago

    It's adorable. I would have given her a thousand

  • Padmaj P Kumar
    Padmaj P Kumar 2 days ago

    അപ്പോൾ നമ്മടെ തലമുടി ആണ് അല്ലെ സായിപ്പൻ മാര് ഇടുന്നേ

  • Angel Lee
    Angel Lee 2 days ago

    Rumor has it they cut the hair from dead, ASIAN women until this day. There is also a lot of nasty chemicals used to preserve the hair.

  • Princess *
    Princess * 2 days ago

    I love me some Indian hair 💕

  • Akidah Yusak
    Akidah Yusak 2 days ago

    i had no idea you can harvest hair in malaysia

  • OtiliaLeFey
    OtiliaLeFey 2 days ago

    If the storry is not horror, i don't care...

  • Jorie Thomas
    Jorie Thomas 2 days ago

    God bless this guy. I don't think a lot of men understand how precious our hair is to us and it's so personal. I love what he's doing.

  • Beauty inBeastMode
    Beauty inBeastMode 2 days ago

    Dan is amazing!! May God bless him

  • Marley Hutchison
    Marley Hutchison 3 days ago


  • Alicia Green
    Alicia Green 3 days ago

    Theirs are stupid

  • Alicia Green
    Alicia Green 3 days ago

    Omg who would do that

  • Tamanna Roy
    Tamanna Roy 3 days ago

    tight slap in the face of india, devotees hairs are sold for money 😂😂 i never understand the logic why to sacrifice hair for god ? did he ask for your hair ? absolute stupidity

  • Jamelia Mcgee
    Jamelia Mcgee 3 days ago

    Wow! Great video!

  • Teresa Antonio Rego
    Teresa Antonio Rego 3 days ago

    It made me cry

  • Mia Ramos
    Mia Ramos 3 days ago

    Why am I crying rn

  • true hope
    true hope 3 days ago

    Thank you Dan for being a good guy ❤️❤️❤️

  • PansexualGacha—Love_Is_Stronger

    I cut my hair because it was annoying lol

  • K
    K 3 days ago

    Remy you are my hero. Good luck for your business, thank you for what you are doing. Greetings from Poland

  • Vik Toria
    Vik Toria 3 days ago

    Well..there are ads like "we will buy your hair. Expensive" all around my city. So I think some get them from our people who sell them.

  • Savvy’s Life
    Savvy’s Life 3 days ago

    ItS HoRsE HaIR

  • Lunar Wolfie
    Lunar Wolfie 3 days ago

    GO VIETNAM AND DAN ( I’m Vietnamese and I pretty long hair and I might donate it )

  • AMariesWorld
    AMariesWorld 3 days ago

    The curly was nice two

  • Junggshook Army
    Junggshook Army 4 days ago

    I’m Vietnamese and proud 🤩

  • Jegeriufane N
    Jegeriufane N 4 days ago

    Dan is a good guy. Be like Dan

  • Baby Jungkook
    Baby Jungkook 4 days ago +10

    Ariana Grande has left the chat

  • 0 1
    0 1 4 days ago

    Stupid people... Welcome to the new form of Slavery and Human Traffic... Together with Prostitution

  • Moto Mo
    Moto Mo 4 days ago

    Amazing story I had no idea I wear hair extensions but I’d Never thought to question where the hair came from

  • Khang De Panda
    Khang De Panda 4 days ago

    vietnam representtttt 🥳😭🇻🇳

  • Rowsofsha Flower
    Rowsofsha Flower 4 days ago

    This Vietnamese, Dan Choy is setting a STANDARD for ETHICACY in the hair trade industry. I know he will do well, despite challenges he'll face from others who exploit. His name (or Brand) will sell like 'Hot Cake.' Word of mouth referral is the best, ask any Multi Level Marketing Co., with ethicacy, the product sells itself! He cares about the people. Watch his Co. Remy New York RISE!

  • Dominant Shark Squad

    I’m Vietnamese and was raised in Ho Chi Minh,
    Buy from Dan!

  • K F
    K F 4 days ago

    I really learned alot watching this video. Thank you!

  • be happy
    be happy 4 days ago

    i went to that temple in india. i live in kerala!

  • Thun Nay
    Thun Nay 4 days ago

    Wow! That's a great thing to offer.In my county, people walk on the streets yellling that they'll buy hair.It's sold at a very low prize.My mom did that once with her long hair that is smooth and soft and pretty.She got 3$.I really admire abd respect Dan! We need more people like him in this world.

  • wowgisselx3
    wowgisselx3 4 days ago

    Selling a part of yourself for 3 to 4 dollars that's just upsetting :(

  • Tamera Salafi
    Tamera Salafi 4 days ago

    I’m sure she learned this from indigenous people around the world.

  • Becky Kavanagh
    Becky Kavanagh 4 days ago

    Dan is such an angel ❤️


    this video wants me to marry him he is so freaking humble and kind

  • Sweetcheeks
    Sweetcheeks 4 days ago

    What a lovely way of sourcing hair ethically

  • Pearly Tran
    Pearly Tran 4 days ago +3

    I’m Vietnamese I wish her all the best of luck💞✨I love her!

  • Kaleb Greening
    Kaleb Greening 4 days ago

    I got emotional over remy buying the hair at such a good price, and even more when I saw the woman cutting their hair! Such a great article!

  • Indigenous Earthling

    This video literally broke my heart. Even though what Dan is doing is kind. It breaks my heart that folks are in so much poverty that HAVE to sale their hair. . .not cause they want to, want to. . .I literally teared up. . .wow also I'll just stick to dying my natural hair. I was gonna by a wig but I'll wear scarfs etc.

  • BlueisthenewJoyeee E

    I’ve been wearing other people’s hair...

    -takes out weave-

  • Karen Nobles
    Karen Nobles 4 days ago

    take ,take

  • Ken n Gabby Andrews
    Ken n Gabby Andrews 4 days ago

    I cried like crazy but if they can't change their situation other ways I guess selling their precious hair will do it for them...after all hair grows again😍🤗

  • Manuela T
    Manuela T 4 days ago

    i really want to let my hair grow to like my butt and cut in my shoulders and donate to girl that suffer from cancer and don’t fell beautiful without hair

  • Marlene Calderon
    Marlene Calderon 4 days ago


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    teceyS3 4 days ago


  • C Art
    C Art 4 days ago +1

    If you can grow your own hair

    *just grow it there are people who actually need them like people with cancer and alopecia areata*

  • Sandy Ketchup
    Sandy Ketchup 4 days ago

    I’m glad his company is getting recognition, bless all the women who are struggling and I hope O can donate or something

  • Chicken Butt
    Chicken Butt 5 days ago

    who else is a Asian fellow

  • Indigo
    Indigo 5 days ago

    We need more ethical businesses like Dans! This really made me sad.

  • Dalek boi Dalek boi
    Dalek boi Dalek boi 5 days ago

    Delusional people crying over spilt milk.

    PAULNE UGBIYOBO 5 days ago

    I am better with my afro