Thursday, August 16, 2018
The world of beauty has always been a completely unregulated industry generating billions of dollars per year. It preys on the societies expectations of women to look their best at any cost, and promises everything from plastic surgery in a bottle, to longer stronger hair in 10 days. Probably one of the biggest underground markets to have hit the beauty industry in the past 100 years is supplemental hair products. This is hair you wear, for hair loss, for beauty, for longer hair, for healthier hair, and for achieving the almost impossible dream of looking like a celebrity. From Beyonce to Adele, hair additions have been used in Hollywood along side makeup to get that perfect look we are accustomed to seeing in the media. But where did this trend come from, and does it deliver it's promises unlike so many beauty trends out there that often fail to deliver? The truth is that this Hollywood trend is far from new. Both black and orthadox Jewish communities have openly worn hair for generations. However, it's just recently that the popularity has exploded into the mainstream. Just type in "wig's" on eBay, and you'll get thousands of results! Celebrities have even been starting to open up in social media about wearing human hair. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj who how common human hair pieces are on the red carpet and in every day life. Top wig makers charge up to $15000 for invisible lace wigs made with European human hair. Human hair products such as extensions, have pushed the supplemental hair industry into the mainstream, creating a rush to get the highest quality Slavic hair on the market. People want to have what nature has not given them, and high quality long hair is the top on the list of products in high demand.