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


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  • Refinery29
    Refinery29  11 days ago +2302

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      Mischa Komak 18 hours ago

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    • Tiara
      Tiara Day ago

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      Claudia Wilson Day ago

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    • Refinery29
      Refinery29  Day ago +1

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  • Lique berg
    Lique berg 5 hours ago

    Thanks for showing me something, I’d always wondered about.. now I know I never want extensions from anyone but Remy New York or companies like that! Great video!

  • bittermelonleaf
    bittermelonleaf 5 hours ago +1

    Wow. I never thought about the hair industry like this. Very interesting. And bless Dan for what he does!

  • Caitie Fernandez
    Caitie Fernandez 5 hours ago

    the way she smiled when she was called beautiful :') so sweet

  • Muhammad Nahid
    Muhammad Nahid 6 hours ago

    This guy is taking a huge risk from a business perspective I hope he can change the market

  • Jana L
    Jana L 6 hours ago

    who cares about the quality?? the women are getting scammed out of their hair 90% of the time. it’s NOT worth your fancy wig. buy from brands like dan’s, or buy synthetic. anything else is immoral.

  • Cindy A.
    Cindy A. 6 hours ago

    Finally, a good person to counteract the daily Trump stories.

  • novelexperiences
    novelexperiences 7 hours ago

    I love the mission of his company but I really feel like $100 still isn't enough. Dan's Remy New York is leaps and bounds better than his competition, but there is major room for improvement... The units he can make from the ultra long virgin hair can easily go for like $1000+... Even though $100 can last a month in rural Vietnam, hair that long and in such good condition takes a long time to grow and can be tricky to maintain :\ Since these women are literally selling parts of their body for profit, I think it should be a goal to compensate them even further.

  • Lg gg
    Lg gg 7 hours ago

    I couldn't imagine having to cut off my hair to buy a book thank the Lord I'm blessed but so sad that these women have to sell their hair it's funny how we take for granted the little things that means so much to others I'm happy that that guy pays some enough money to get the girls by and they're happy with it🙏👸🙏

  • Smo Kin
    Smo Kin 7 hours ago

    Great job Dan..Thank You!!!!!!

  • Soo Ra Bae
    Soo Ra Bae 7 hours ago

    Omg so nauseating, off the floor?????? Ewwww

  • As
    As 7 hours ago

    This is so sad

  • vanessa atieno
    vanessa atieno 7 hours ago

    Why wear someone's hair? Someone sacrifices their hair to Hindu gods then you wear and don't see anything wrong with that?? Let us be satisfied with what God gave us.

  • Jamiii Romero
    Jamiii Romero 8 hours ago

    Thank you for educating us on the beauty industry of Hair extensions! Also thank you for sharing this story ❤️! I’ll make sure to be more cautious of where and who I buy hair extensions from!

  • perdykool
    perdykool 9 hours ago

    Haha 7:10 could be the length of mine.
    😁 I used to grow my hair to donate, was going to Pantene but then never knew where my hair was actually going, then I watched a program by dove and donated my hair to them. The longest I've cut was about 53"....
    My hair grows an inch a month, so you can use your imagination how I'm ok with cutting my hair and regrowing it. 🤔😉

  • Stephani Saray
    Stephani Saray 9 hours ago

    Fuck yeahhh Dan!!! Your fuckin awesome !!! We need more humans like you in this cruel world!!!

  • cizia69
    cizia69 9 hours ago

    Good man

  • Tayshi
    Tayshi 9 hours ago

    I'm going to support people like Dan because what he's doing- is helping many. When I'm older, I hope to travel to my home country- Vietnam, and help them.

  • Iman Serah
    Iman Serah 9 hours ago


  • Anh Le
    Anh Le 10 hours ago

    I’m proud to see ethical hair trade originating from Vietnam ♥️

  • Anh Le
    Anh Le 10 hours ago

    I’ve donated my hair 3 times before dyeing it. I think there should be regulation and a business for selling hair in the US and other countries

  • Violet
    Violet 10 hours ago

    Dan is a wonderful human being. Bless his soul. ❤

  • An Nguyen
    An Nguyen 10 hours ago

    aww poor co thi, i'm viet too and she was so sweet and it seemed so sad. i love this!

  • Donna Hong
    Donna Hong 10 hours ago

    If the Bible says we should not eat food offered to idols, then just maybe we should not wear hair offered to idols.

  • March 22, 2013
    March 22, 2013 10 hours ago

    There, I watched it. Now get the fuck out of my TVclip recommendations.

  • Lxna
    Lxna 11 hours ago

    Absolutely incredible. I never truly thought about this, and the fact that such a popular company would bring this to the light is amazing. I hope Dan succeeds in his goal, and life. He's truly a gem of a person. ❤

  • Gissel Moraga
    Gissel Moraga 11 hours ago

    Not all hair comes from this, watch the movie "Hair" ...

  • Teena Xena
    Teena Xena 11 hours ago

    Lovely story

  • Cinderella UK
    Cinderella UK 11 hours ago

    Omg this is so sad

  • Miztli-Tochtli
    Miztli-Tochtli 11 hours ago

    Asians have such beautiful hair.

  • The VE Life
    The VE Life 11 hours ago

    Omg I’m from Vietnam and that city😂

  • Brian Vue
    Brian Vue 11 hours ago

    Wow that was emotional when the video began with the stories of the women selling there hair and how their lives are being turned into a positive path. For some reason I felt a wave of little emotion ahha

  • GHchic
    GHchic 11 hours ago

    The smi le on her face after he was done was so beautiful

  • Jahslyn k
    Jahslyn k 12 hours ago

    That lady who got her cut IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

  • Natalie Marie
    Natalie Marie 12 hours ago

    one of my favorite videos i have seen recently! i love that dan is trying to make a difference and be positive!

  • Genesis Kravitz
    Genesis Kravitz 12 hours ago

    The host is such a white chick. Astounded by all the hair off of people’s heads Lolol

  • Lauren Scott
    Lauren Scott 12 hours ago

    Wow, this was SO powerful. Thank you for making this and thank you Dan for so such amazing good. Be the good you want to see in the world. ❤️

  • Kylie 152
    Kylie 152 12 hours ago

    If I went to these places I would become broke! I’d be giving them my money! It makes me so sad!

  • Lynelle Murray
    Lynelle Murray 12 hours ago +2

    The lady hair is very long and gorgeous

  • Lynelle Murray
    Lynelle Murray 12 hours ago +1

    Dan your the man your hair is gorgeous great job I love it

  • SilentFarts
    SilentFarts 12 hours ago

    My hair comes from my head. :)

  • Del Caribe JMCoss
    Del Caribe JMCoss 13 hours ago

    Awesome Dan is a Rock Star! I'm glad to see there are still GOOD PEOPLE in this world.

  • Internet Omatic
    Internet Omatic 13 hours ago

    "Everyone wins" - except for the workers.

  • Hannah Pengilly
    Hannah Pengilly 13 hours ago

    Amazing work Dan.

  • Emily Serena
    Emily Serena 13 hours ago

    So sad

  • Chrisdaman Yo
    Chrisdaman Yo 13 hours ago

    The industry needs more people like Dan!

  • Jhay Zambrona
    Jhay Zambrona 13 hours ago

    God bless this man, he is doing the right and proper way in trading. You are a big help to your people there in Vietnam. Hugs from The Philippines!!!

  • Ivonne Cruz
    Ivonne Cruz 13 hours ago

    Fair trade💜

  • Kaylyn&& Kam’rynn
    Kaylyn&& Kam’rynn 14 hours ago

    I do love my sew ins tho

  • Kaylyn&& Kam’rynn
    Kaylyn&& Kam’rynn 14 hours ago

    She looks like that woman from law and order

  • Paloma silva
    Paloma silva 14 hours ago

    I cried out a little when they cut that womans hair as i was curling my 22" extensions.

  • Co Lin
    Co Lin 14 hours ago

    From humans. Well good to know.

  • Dav Martinez
    Dav Martinez 14 hours ago

    this is just beautiful

  • Shanna Scott
    Shanna Scott 14 hours ago

    The idea of wearing someone elses hair has always been bizarre to me.

  • Patrick Queen
    Patrick Queen 15 hours ago

    Buy from me too i want money

  • Daisy Leigh
    Daisy Leigh 15 hours ago

    Dan is the man!

  • JAchica11
    JAchica11 15 hours ago

    I'm not wearing any human hair that was sacrificed to demons! Nope! The Blood of Jesus be against that mess! No way!

  • Mia Haven
    Mia Haven 15 hours ago

    Dan is the bomb. Loved this video

  • DosesofHoney
    DosesofHoney 15 hours ago +1

    I’m tryna get my bundles from Dan 😩

  • Virginia
    Virginia 15 hours ago

    umm I need to know where he is selling his bundles????

  • Karina Alarcon
    Karina Alarcon 15 hours ago

    Omg I just cried. 😩

  • Sylla C L
    Sylla C L 15 hours ago

    Dan , god bless you , you’re a good man .

  • Emmet O Driscoll
    Emmet O Driscoll 15 hours ago

    i love dan and his out look in life really uplifting 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

  • Cheryl Blossom
    Cheryl Blossom 15 hours ago

    That short hair looks so trendy tbh

  • Cheryl Blossom
    Cheryl Blossom 15 hours ago

    I would be kinda grossed out wearing someones hair, not that those people are gross but just because it grew out of them

  • Noel Bracy
    Noel Bracy 16 hours ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share. Many of us are just ignorant of these facts and just oblivious to the repercussions.

  • 99living
    99living 16 hours ago


  • Lilac
    Lilac 16 hours ago

    This made me cry. Bless Dan and this channel for shedding some light on this

  • ChidoAmirah
    ChidoAmirah 16 hours ago

    So rare to see such selfless and genuine people, need more people like Dan👏🏾

  • Stephanie Johnson
    Stephanie Johnson 16 hours ago

    He pays them a little over $100 and charges 400% increase on the cheapest product he sells. I am interested in the other costs that makes this market so profitable

  • Ellie Jamieson
    Ellie Jamieson 16 hours ago

    I feel like hair donars are so unappreciated so many people donate their hair to make wigs and don't expect anything in return

  • Ama Torres
    Ama Torres 16 hours ago

    Y'all I literally cried during this video. Bless Dan ❤❤

  • susanne tichelsonly
    susanne tichelsonly 17 hours ago

    Wow! Like a gold needle in a haystack! I heard that last year there was 5 tons of Temple hair imported to Vietnam for resale. Would love to know there are more like Dan in the world!

  • Jennifer Nguyen
    Jennifer Nguyen 17 hours ago

    My family is Vietnamese

  • Irina Romero
    Irina Romero 17 hours ago

    This topic needs to be spoken about more. Especially since hair extensions is such a big trend.

  • Elaine Bird
    Elaine Bird 17 hours ago +2

    Her hair was still gorgeous even after the cut...her smile after the compliment...priceless

  • Boii U Betta Shush
    Boii U Betta Shush 17 hours ago

    100 US dollars =
    2,285,350.00 Vietnamese Dong

    I hope that helps you :)

  • Smol BeanZ
    Smol BeanZ 17 hours ago

    Im donating my hair to cancer so children who have gone through chemotherapy and have lost theirs get a wig ❤️

  • Cara Van
    Cara Van 18 hours ago

    Awesome Dan. You are a great help to the Vietnamese who needs financial help and a little bit goes a long way

  • Cloyette Grant
    Cloyette Grant 18 hours ago

    Dan offered more the clients more money ($100) than most other people but that's still low considering the cost of good human hair that he in turn will turn around and sell the hair for.

  • Lisa Locke
    Lisa Locke 18 hours ago

    Bless that man, Dan! This planet needs more Dan’s unless greedy thoughtless people. I wish him all the success and hope others will follow.

  • Milk n Honey
    Milk n Honey 18 hours ago

    Very informative. I think what he is doing is awesome and I pray that his leadership is well followed.

  • Patsy Moleni
    Patsy Moleni 18 hours ago

    Where can I sell my long hair to earn some money?

  • Culture Detox
    Culture Detox 18 hours ago

    WOW thank you for doing this, it's do important. Many blessings

  • Mika Nijhuis
    Mika Nijhuis 18 hours ago

    Great message 😊

  • le th
    le th 18 hours ago

    Really wonderful topic to investigate. Thank you for elucidating some of the nefarious versus ethical practices within this industry.
    I haven't worn hair extensions since 1989, and I'll never wear them again. However, so many, many people do wear them today, and the opportunistic exploitation of poor women and girls has got to stop.
    I commend the gentleman in Ho Chi Minh City who is taking a step in the right direction. As long as Remy New York is never traded publicly on the stock exchange, it can remain socially conscious and humane. If he ever takes his business public, it's all over.
    Good journalism. (and whoever the blonde woman is, her skin is flawless...absolutely flawless)

    • Refinery29
      Refinery29  18 hours ago

      +leth Thanks so much for watching & being a part of this!

  • christinaqMUA •
    christinaqMUA • 18 hours ago

    She looks like the girl from criminal minds

  • Ana Cris
    Ana Cris 19 hours ago

    just another colonial capitalist business... no different from the last 5 centuries. "fair trade" are magic words that make injustice and absurds sound ok, it's like a "clear conscience industry".
    there is no "fair trade" between people in such assymetrical conditions (and I mean everyone along the chain of "production" and the next one).

  • Vlogs en Technicolor
    Vlogs en Technicolor 19 hours ago

    I want to sell my hair lol

  • julio morales
    julio morales 19 hours ago

    wow this is truly amazing:)

  • Kitty Dreamer
    Kitty Dreamer 19 hours ago

    Really good video. Go Dan!

  • Luna Limi
    Luna Limi 19 hours ago

    Yes!! Finally someone is talking about this! Hair can also come from people who are victims of human trafficking.

  • baya94303
    baya94303 19 hours ago

    This is so beautiful!! Dan is truly an ANGEL.

  • Dolores Behrman
    Dolores Behrman 19 hours ago

    you lost me at, ''cnn reports''....turned it off immediately...and slapped a thumbs down on it....

  • yaquiris vasquez
    yaquiris vasquez 19 hours ago

    they sell that hair for thousands for dollars, and even though that he pays more money I still think the price is too low.

  • Tammy Adams528
    Tammy Adams528 20 hours ago +134

    peace and blessings to you Dan helping these women and their families

  • her 1st mum
    her 1st mum 20 hours ago

    ladies be boasting about their human hair and they dont have a clue way they come from or what people have to do for it to be supplied smh

  • Evans weefee
    Evans weefee 21 hour ago

    I’ve donated so much hair.

  • Rebeccaivy330 Mallory
    Rebeccaivy330 Mallory 21 hour ago

    My hair is 26inches and grown from my follicles. How much you going to pay me for it?

  • Rashi Shetty
    Rashi Shetty 21 hour ago

    why did I start crying at 9:40