Sunday, 19 September 2010

Hair today and gone tomorrow...


It’s been reported that Spaniards who are struggling in these hard times are selling their hair to help pay the bills, can you just imagine that? Not as bad as selling your own body parts as some poor people do.

However I just read that one Justino Delgado, who exports natural hair to companies that make wigs and extensions, says he has seen a sharp rise in the number of people looking to sell their locks; cor- blimey…

He started his business 50 years ago, traveling to villages to collect hair from women before he began to import larger quantities from Asia, mainly India and China. He says the hair can be worth between £45 and £135. “There are some women who have a lot of hair and, as the price depends on the length and the weight, they can get well paid for it,” says Delgado.

It’s a growing fashion among young women to wear hair extensions which is ironic as hair extensions are one of the causes of a type of hair loss called Traction Alopecia. This occurs when excessive tension is placed on the hair shaft. The growing trend for a long-haired look, achieved by wearing extensions, has led to a number of female celebrities being photographed suffering from damaged hair and in some cases, hair loss.

So, hair today and gone tomorrow!”  

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