The answer to that is YES!!! As strange as it may sound virgin hair is real hair that has been taken from the heads of women who have consented to parting with it.
There is always a questions on ethically sourcing when trading but especially when trading in the hair extensions business. I assure you that though their reasons may vary from country to country
we only source our hair from places where the women fully consent to parting with their hair.
Most Indian virgin hair is sourced from temples in India where women shave their heads for religious reasons using their hair as an offering. We at Nicolle's Boutique source our hair from temples in Chennai but are not limited to just them as there are many temples to choose from in India. Journalists Alice Smellie and Anjay Jha from the Daily Mail UK gave their readers more information about the origins of Indian virgin hair and the business as a whole titling their July 2012 article "From Hindu temple to Hollywood hairdo." Their report was on the Hindu temple of Tirumala Venkateswara on the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh where, every day, thousands of Indian women and a few men offer up their hair as a gift to Lord Venkateswara, the presiding deity.They further elaborated on the shaving ceremonies and how the sale of hair is not limited to that one holy site. Tirumala Venkateswara attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims in a single day and is by far one of the more dominant temples in the trade.
FACT OF THE DAY
DID YOU KNOW: In India, temple hair has been sold for centuries mostly to stuff mattresses
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2153691/From-Hindu-temple-Hollywood-hairdo-How-thousands-Indian-women-having-heads-shaved-gods-hair-end-3-000-extensions.html#ixzz2mgafvXf8
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