Indian Hair Extension History
Most people wonder how so much hair comes from India. Do people just
sell their hair or is the hair taken from dead people? Yes, it can be
surprising how so much hair comes from India, but there is an
interesting and meaningful history to Indian hair.
India is a country dominated with a huge religious population of Hindus.
Hinduism is an amazing religion consisting of various myths and beliefs
in the name of faith. One such belief in Hinduism is sacrificing ones
hair in the name of god. Donating hair to god is an ancient practice
which has been going on for centuries. Hair, for most people, is what
defines their physical appearance. Whether long or short it can be an
expression of social conformity and affiliation. Hairstyles along with
clothing show who you are in this fashionable world we live in. In
India, cutting off or sacrificing your hair in Hinduism is considered as
letting go of your ego in front of the spiritual power called God. No
one is greater in front of God, and by sacrificing your hair in the name
of God, you are letting go of your ego and your everyday life routine
and devoting time for God. People in India usually donate hair because
they are grateful for a blessing or asking for a blessing.
Everyday thousands of Hindus including men, women, and children gather
in religious places like temples to pray to God and sacrifice their
hair. Temples have tonsure rooms where devotees sit in rows and get
their hair shaved by people appointed by the temple. The whole process
is done in a clean hygienic environment using disposable razors. The
entire facility is kept very clean with.
The hair is then collected and kept aside for auction. Only affluent
people take part in the auction of the hair from the temples as the hair
has to be bought in bulk and can literally cost millions of dollars.
The hair in these auctions is usually sold by multiple tons. A chain of
buying continues from the main buyer to various middle men and
wholesaler Distributors. The large quantities of hair to the factories
of the suppliers and then sorted, hackled and sorted by length. It is
then washed using industrial shampoo and dried under the sun outdoors.
After drying, it is drawn and tied into bundles.
The hair is now ready for export. it is exported by distributors to salons, beauty stores and individuals all over the world.
Article ID: 51
Created On: Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 4:43 AM
Last Updated On: Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 4:47 AM
Authored by: Gautama Swamy [email@example.com]
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