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


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  • Refinery29
    Refinery29  2 months ago +3113

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  • Jovana Obradovic
    Jovana Obradovic 15 minutes ago

    This is so sweet

  • [ Momoii ]
    [ Momoii ] 21 minute ago +1

    she pronounced her name incorrectly. not completely sure since i haven’t been back in my home country for years.

  • A C
    A C 24 minutes ago

    Cutting off a woman's beautiful hair to enhance another woman's beauty is kinda sad 😭

  • Sol Bilvao
    Sol Bilvao Hour ago

    a few years ago I had super long natural dark blonde hair, down to my tailbone, and so did my friend, and we saw on the news that a girl in our town had been attacked on the street by someone who tried to cut her hair... we were terrified

  • Martina Crawford
    Martina Crawford Hour ago

    She looks like Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds witg glasses on. I love it XDv

  • Charlotte Lange
    Charlotte Lange Hour ago

    Damn right, it’s supply and demand. We have to demand fair trade hair

  • Dark World {Pain Forever}

    I want to buy one but due to fake hair in the market it's difficult to trust.. Is their any Safe and genuine web where I can order from??

  • gr33niam
    gr33niam 2 hours ago

    POWERFUL DOC. i cant help it but CRY 8:01 ...what MONEY makes ppl do so PAINFUL

  • Lady Kay
    Lady Kay 2 hours ago

    That is awesome he is helping people because the hair industry makes a ton of money. I know that hair can cost you my daughter has paid up to $350 for hair if not more than have to pay to get it done I could never so for someone to offer these women a few dollars for their hair is ridiculous

  • Ashley Turner
    Ashley Turner 4 hours ago

    This was beautifully enlightening

  • Sandy Howell
    Sandy Howell 4 hours ago

    I've been a full service stylist for 30yrs, and this is very interesting. Thank you so much, very informative!!

  • JeFF Le
    JeFF Le 5 hours ago

    I'm telling u the truth that Vietnamese people LOVE money and they will do like almost everything for it.

  • Seiran
    Seiran 5 hours ago

    i bet these r the same people who came up with gutter oil

  • Hilary Lloyd
    Hilary Lloyd 7 hours ago

    Dans story made me cry. so cool!

  • Ashton H
    Ashton H 7 hours ago

    Hair extension ad at the beginning of this video...weird

  • allison kirwin
    allison kirwin 9 hours ago +14

    Dan is amazingg, I don't really use extensions but I'm glad that there are people out there that aren't just thinking about the money and really care about making the process as ethical as possible.

  • Cheree Porter
    Cheree Porter 10 hours ago

    Amazing video.

  • Christy Rodriguez
    Christy Rodriguez 10 hours ago

    Thank you for literally going the distance to share this amazing story. I hope that Remy Hair/ Fair trade hair will be our future.

  • Amnani HT
    Amnani HT 12 hours ago

    I have thick hair, and when I cut my long hair which was up to my waist, my hair stylist actually took my hair for free. If i knew i would've sold it haha

  • Jane 123
    Jane 123 12 hours ago +12

    When the host Lexy told her how she looked beautiful, young, fresh and pretty, my mom must have been cutting onion at that very moment. SUBSCRIBED

  • keshabi dahal
    keshabi dahal 12 hours ago

    Dan’s generosity and open mindedness made me cry what an awesome man

  • Dorian Kelly
    Dorian Kelly 13 hours ago


  • Oscar Wolfgang
    Oscar Wolfgang 14 hours ago

    How would you feel watching your mum sell her hair to pay bills and food? I wouldn't be able to look. In this rich world we justify shaving the hair off the heads of the poor for richer, and frankly vain, people because they can then eat long term...for all the sentimental looped music and garden setting: this is rather tasteless to say the least. Remember: she didn't want to sell her hair. The poor of this world are exploited even down to claiming parts of their bodies - in dangerous long hours of labour, prostitution and this kind of theft. And: fake hair extensions look cheap, pretentious, and out-dated just like fake tans, nasty acrylic nails, and big fake body parts. If your hair falls out - like mine - buy a hat or a scarf.

  • B4BESS
    B4BESS 18 hours ago

    Buying hair from India is wearing a shrine, a caurse or a promise. You don't know what you are wearing on your head.

  • B4BESS
    B4BESS 18 hours ago

    I refuse to buy human hair, or wear them, but watching this video, and the young man from Vietnam, doing good to up lift others, and not depriving them with a fake promise of a blessing like in India, I will buy his hair. Bravo to Mr. Honorable Dan .

  • Lyda Lyda
    Lyda Lyda 20 hours ago

    I am come from Cambodia omg I am freaking out !!!!

  • Kristen Tindle
    Kristen Tindle 21 hour ago

    Incredible reporting! Thank you

  • Ab AlQasabi
    Ab AlQasabi 23 hours ago

    Beautiful and unique documentary. Dan is so kind. I have a very long black hair too but can't sell it. My hubby will get mad. 😅

  • Shiwaye Fekadu
    Shiwaye Fekadu Day ago

    And I get an ad about hair extensions in the beginning of this video.🤦🏾‍♀️

  • OhKay Smalls
    OhKay Smalls Day ago

    I got a hair extension ad before this

  • Evelina Yun
    Evelina Yun Day ago

    I have very long hair, but now I can see that sometimes cutting someone’s hair can make another’s life better!❤️

  • Honey Bee
    Honey Bee Day ago +1

    God bless you dan for what you’re doing!!! 🙏🏽💕💕

  • Phillip Chu
    Phillip Chu Day ago +1

    This video deadass just played a hair extension ad

  • crypto teddy bear

    God bless these women!
    Lord help them
    What a wonderful man Dan is! We need more honourable men like this in the world.

  • Deanna Gavin
    Deanna Gavin Day ago

    I think it’s disrespectful to buy hair, especially women who where sew ins. They don’t donate the hair when they’re done, they trash it and buy new bundles. So many emotions, memories, and experiences are tied into hair. I cut off my waistlength hair two months ago and it would pain me to sell it or donate it only for it to be discarded. Wigs don’t get kept forever either.

  • Mary Carroll
    Mary Carroll Day ago

    Hair is dedicated to false gods (satan/demons). Therefore, it is cursed and when you put it on your head, you are allowing demons to attach themselves to you. Once they attach, they will not let go unless you go through deliverance. This is the reason a true born again believer should NOT wear any type of extensions/hair piece. Also, makeup uses aborted babies in their products. Come out of this satanic world and live for Jesus. He is coming for a Bride that is pure and holy, not full of demons.

  • C Danes
    C Danes Day ago

    I am so glad u showed us all where the hair really comes from, cause im sure we all thought it fell from the sky ready wrapped. Nothing new here!

  • Tracy Wu
    Tracy Wu Day ago

    Wow, thank you Dan Choi! You make this world a better place.

  • tiny gun
    tiny gun Day ago

    I just wanna go hand that lady 1000 dollars and walk away. That would make my life

  • Anu Modupe
    Anu Modupe Day ago

    We need more dan in the world...selfless. anu

  • Sartika Biswas
    Sartika Biswas Day ago

    If he's searching for gd quality hairs, then it's definitely India. And the south part of the India has very good quality of hairs, and and I'm pretty sure if they r in need of money, they will sell Thier hair!🌸

  • Vanessa Difruscio

    Never wondered where my extensions come from...till now

  • Luisa Palacios
    Luisa Palacios Day ago

    Excellent video!

  • moja6380
    moja6380 Day ago

    Fake hair for fake women

  • Scaranpannoir Ferafeso

    Wow... I like the way he thinks XD

  • Chloe Nadeau
    Chloe Nadeau Day ago

    I had a hair extension add before thus

  • Mary Shodeinde
    Mary Shodeinde Day ago +1

    this guy has done a good deed!! well done

  • Angela Malone
    Angela Malone Day ago

    In Atlanta you can buy off brand remmy it's decent quality but if you want untreated Brasilian it's 300 In Cleveland stores everything is treated but about 34- 129 it's garbage

  • Pooja Gharti
    Pooja Gharti Day ago

    U go dan!!!!

  • Pooja Gharti
    Pooja Gharti Day ago

    I loved this

  • Maria Ice
    Maria Ice Day ago

    Before I watched the video I actually got a commercial telling me to buy extensions and how to put them in to look nice. Smh

  • Jefrenelyn Bangcado

    I'm in tears about HAIR

  • Miss Chanty
    Miss Chanty Day ago

    Bless this guy!

  • Original Lala
    Original Lala Day ago

    Very very touching I knew it was from someone somewhere but not specifically

  • Lisa Oldwithsomanywhys

    bless this nan ❤️

  • Shawn Jay
    Shawn Jay Day ago

    I feel like am watching a horror movie 🤭😮

  • Kimi Rokhum
    Kimi Rokhum Day ago

    My hair was very long never apply hair color, I decided to cut and I give to my hair dresser he should to earn lot of money and I paid for cutting as well 😢 I didn’t know it will be this much expensive

  • Belle Choi
    Belle Choi Day ago

    Haha he’s got the same last name as me

  • Maliyah McGowan
    Maliyah McGowan Day ago

    I wouldn't want to put human hair in my head. ... i love my curly/kinky hair.

  • Angel Goaldigger

    Big ups dan🙂

  • Risha Bhattacharyya

    OMG a hair extension ad came on before I watched it

  • Emily Goodrum
    Emily Goodrum Day ago

    I just got an ad about hair extensions

  • watchingyourback100

    Dan will be respected if he never changes and honor will come with it

  • Moet Canady
    Moet Canady 2 days ago

    Dan is like the plug and the angel that's beautiful

  • Joana Torres
    Joana Torres 2 days ago

    Got a hair extensions ad before this >

  • caroline cross
    caroline cross 2 days ago

    Ironically, a hair extension ad called "Glam" played before this video😂

  • Ha Nguyen
    Ha Nguyen 2 days ago

    Big up Dan! Such a smart business man and very kind to not only benefit himself but also his own people. Very inspirational!!! LOVE IT

  • Katrine
    Katrine 2 days ago

    I seriously thought Maria was the tech girl from Criminal Minds...

  • Ucef Lucas
    Ucef Lucas 2 days ago

    she look so sad when they cut her hair

  • Rachel Anderson
    Rachel Anderson 2 days ago

    I got a hair extension ad before this😂

  • GloBall89
    GloBall89 2 days ago

    1:50 reminded me of Carrie Bradshaw 🧐

  • ouch !
    ouch ! 2 days ago

    So the hair comes from animals, idol worshipers, and corpses? Thank goodness I'm now a natural.

  • Sofia Brotton
    Sofia Brotton 2 days ago

    Yeah because its much better to get long hair for a day, than make wigs for cancer patients...

  • Jennifer Darlin'
    Jennifer Darlin' 2 days ago

    Wow so much respect for Dan!

  • Val Lol
    Val Lol 2 days ago


  • Alexis Ayala
    Alexis Ayala 2 days ago

    I am so happy seeing this!!!! We need better wages all over the world. I previously worked as a medical assistant, warehouse, food grocery store, and retail clothes, fast food. After working hard and making big decisions my mother and I opened a Retail Business and were striving for being successful and having our employees happy with benefits, great pay, and being understanding!!.

  • Mandy Zhu
    Mandy Zhu 2 days ago

    That’s a good guy doing a good thing

  • Annika johnson
    Annika johnson 2 days ago

    Such a great video! So many people ignore the origins of so many different products! Information really can make a change

  • Delia Castellanos
    Delia Castellanos 2 days ago

    This, person is an Angel 😇 love him

  • Dayshawn Alexander
    Dayshawn Alexander 2 days ago

    Hair that's been on the floor or chopped off someone who didn't want to do it will bring you nothing but bad juju. It sounds like Indian hair is the way to go they chop their hair in devotion to God.

  • Naomi Reiziger
    Naomi Reiziger 2 days ago

    I really hope more girls will see and consider this, before actually getting hairextensions. But Dan is definitly a hero

  • Cesar Pena
    Cesar Pena 2 days ago

    I got a knot on my throat watching this 😢😢😢

  • Katzumi Hanzo
    Katzumi Hanzo 2 days ago

    The good thing is that hair will always grow again!

  • Lexi Carpenter
    Lexi Carpenter 2 days ago

    I’m actually crying right now

  • April Santiago
    April Santiago 2 days ago

    I pray for Dans success to help these brave women help there family’s in a fair dignified manner great job Dan

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    Brown Barbie M. G 2 days ago


  • IcedLipGloss
    IcedLipGloss 2 days ago

    this was a great video....very informative. however, i dont understand why all these jackasses in the comments keep saying people who wear extensions are "narcissists" or "horrible people"....please lets not forget that black women couldnt even wear natural hairstyles in their work environments for decades up until recently. lets not forget how they painted our natural hair texture as ugly and unprofessional....and lets not even get into why CANCER PATIENTS or victims of ALOPECIA would wear extensions. im not sure if leaving hateful stupid ass comments makes the trolls feel better, but i really hope yall arent projecting those weird ass views onto the women you approach irl. god bless

  • Gillian King
    Gillian King 2 days ago

    Wow! What a great story! I hope everyone sees this. As customers we do need to demand an ethical hair trade.

  • sarah monsegur
    sarah monsegur 2 days ago

    That’s a great guy 🙌🏼❤️

  • Nani Re
    Nani Re 2 days ago

    I'm buying hair from him💖💖💖💖

  • Alex Milne
    Alex Milne 2 days ago

    So your telling me Kim kardashion could be wearing one of these girls hair *wig snatched* like literally

  • Nicole Tran
    Nicole Tran 2 days ago

    Omfg 7:50 she butchered her name

  • wennoel
    wennoel 2 days ago

    It's fabulous to find there IS someone out there trying to do it right!

  • Ariadne Smith
    Ariadne Smith 2 days ago

    How did I got here ??

  • kelpesh_14 trash
    kelpesh_14 trash 2 days ago

    Dan is changing lives 😥❤️

  • Tapiokapuddin
    Tapiokapuddin 2 days ago

    Id love to GET $100 for a haircut tbh

  • Zayn Eve Dinsmore
    Zayn Eve Dinsmore 2 days ago

    Dan is a hero

  • Katherine Rose
    Katherine Rose 2 days ago

    what is remy virgin hair

  • Becky Lynn
    Becky Lynn 2 days ago +1

    Much love for Dan!! 💕💕💕