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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:56 am 
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Please tell me more about this virgin hair

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:29 am 
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Has it been screened and approved by a Unicorn?


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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:06 pm 
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are they made from real virgins, or are they exclusively for virgins?

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:12 pm 
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It was not as interesting as I hoped when I Googled it :( Apparently it just means "pure"..as in only human hair?

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Shanti wrote:
It was not as interesting as I hoped when I Googled it :( Apparently it just means "pure"..as in only human hair?

It means never-dyed, bleached or chemically straightened.

And it is actually fascinating and hugely political if you look at the virgin hair industry (for example, most weaves come from (poor) Indian women who make far, far less money for their hair than the people who then sell it to women in North America).

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Shanti wrote:
It was not as interesting as I hoped when I Googled it :( Apparently it just means "pure"..as in only human hair?

It means never-dyed, bleached or chemically straightened.

And it is actually fascinating and hugely political if you look at the virgin hair industry (for example, most weaves come from (poor) Indian women who make far, far less money for their hair than the people who then sell it to women in North America).

Ohhhh okay. That makes more sense why it would be political then.

What is with people exploiting women in India? (I just read about the surrogacy trade there recently)

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:54 am 
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Much of the virgin hair from India comes out of the Hindu temples. It is gathered during traditional head shaving ceremonies, and the temples sell the hair.

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:20 am 
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Here, evangelical Christian ladies of some sects are prohibited from cutting their hair (or wearing pants). Anyone with long, nice hair who walks around in certain parts of cities will get approached about selling their hair, but the xtians are the main source. And they often get their hair stolen- on a crowded bus, usually, or in a station, people often get their hair cut off and can't do anything about it. (and then their church usually punishes them for being a loose woman, but don't get me started on churches here).

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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:43 am 
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torque wrote:
And they often get their hair stolen- on a crowded bus, usually, or in a station, people often get their hair cut off and can't do anything about it.


What. That is messed up!


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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:47 am 
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Also, I find it interesting that short hair=loose woman seems to be a cross-cultural association. In France, after WWII and the end of German occupation, women who had "gotten friendly" with occupying troops got their head forcibly shaved. It's still a really strong image.


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 Post subject: Re: Virgin Hair Extensions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:12 am 
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