March 03, 2021 2 min read
Just for shizzles I googled “what is Brazilian hair?”
Here’s the top answer:
“Brazilian Remy Hair is often said to be sourced from the rural regions of Brazil, this virgin hair is thick, soft and naturally wavy. Compared to Peruvian hair, Brazilian hair comes available in a wide range of colors and lengths and is often much shinier and silkier than Peruvian hair.”
OMG, wait a second, lemme let my blood pressure return to normal.
I’m so sad to have actual proof that companies are out here spitting these half-truths like Ted Cruz and his reason for going to Cancun last week.
I’m from South America, my grandmother was half Brazilian, guess what I know? I know that ain’t nobody in South America selling their hair in enough quantities (if at all) for it to be mass marketed in beauty supply stores and online. Then there’s this, if Brazilian hair is sourced from Brazil, why is it shipped from China? I’m not even going to touch that whole Peruvian hair thing.
China is probably the largest exporter of hair extensions in the world and it is important to remember that they can reproduce just about anything. Because things marked "Made in China" are considered fakes, copies, or downright cheap, they had to come up with a way to get a majority share of the hair extensions market. Their solution was to give the hair names and grades to make them appealing – Brazilian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Grade A B or whatever, I don’t even know anymore.
Bottom line- When it comes to hair extensions, Brazilian is a marketing ploy, there is no such thing.
Next up, I'm going to tell you why hair from China is so much cheaper than real unprocessed raw hair.
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