Revealing Documentary on Indian Hair Extensions

Posted on Mar 17 2011 - 3:00pm by BSB

Indian Girl with Freshly Tonsured (Shaved) Head - Photograph from eagersnap.blogspot

Indian hair extensions are extremely popular, not only in the African American community, but worldwide.  They look great and can be washed, curled and straightened like your own hair.  Have you ever wondered where that hair comes from?  What does a hair factory look like?  Who makes the most profit in this industry?  Indian hair extensions are sometimes referred to as “temple hair”, because a great deal of it comes from donors who offer their hair to the gods as part of a ritual.  Many Indians who tonsure (shave) their heads are unaware that their sacrifice fuels a multi-billion dollar hair industry.  This documentary chronicles the journey of Indian hair, from donors to temples to factories to the heads of those who purchase it.  How do you feel about the sale and use of “temple hair”? 

Tonsuring Ceremony in Progress

Indian Young Woman in Process of Tonsuring Hair

Indian Hair Factory

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7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. sasans April 15, 2011 at 2:46 am - Reply

    pls send me potos of indian womens and girls head shave. . i send my id. . send it to tis id. . pls pls

  2. stella September 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Pls I need this Indian heir,black

  3. stella September 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    What are the price of Indian heir I need it for my wedding pLs

  4. Nampreet October 24, 2011 at 3:50 am - Reply

    I think it is disgusting that those simple people sacrificing their hair don’t know that their gluttonous priests are selling it. It is not surprising though, the Brahmins have been ripping off the Hindu masses in one way or another for thousands of years by keeping them ignorant of all sorts of things. At one point, I was offended too while watching this documentary because the temple shown when the bimbo, whoever she is, speaks of temples where hair if offered is a Sikhtemple not a Hindu temple. The Sikh religion forbids cutting any hair. Some Sikhs don’t even let their hair when surgeons want to for life-saving surgeries. I guess not that many Sikhs have watched it. When they do there will be protests and anger at the misrepresentation of one of their holiest shrines.

  5. Nampreet October 24, 2011 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Oops I left a sentence incomplete. I meant to say: Some Sikhs don’t even let their hair be cut when surgeons want to during life-saving surgeries.

    For about a century it was the law in India for Sikhs to be killed on sight. Even then the religious refused to cut their hair-which was what made them stick out a mile. They had a choice to convert or be tortured to death when caught. They chose to remain Sikh with their hair intact and be killed in the most horrible of ways. So for our Sikhtemple to be represented as a hair shaving place is truly disgusting.

    • Nancy July 3, 2012 at 6:41 am - Reply

      I agree with you..even I am from Africa and I know Sikhs do not do hair tonsuring!

  6. carole November 15, 2011 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Bonjour je vous contacte depuis la suisse
    J’aimerais commander les extentionx de cheveux naturels ,comment cela se passe?

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