Vietnam's booming hair hunting business

A woman sorts lucrative locks at a family hair workshop in Binh An village. Exports of tresses supports some 500 families in this area. Photo: AFP

Hailed as a hero in his native Vietnamese village, Do Van Thu has become rich and transformed the lives of hundreds of families through the sale of a precious and unusual crop - hair.

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 4:24am

Hair spray

L'Oreal Texture Expert Freezing Mist (HK$140/300ml)

Claim: promises a fast-setting firm hold that's suitable for all hair types. It also provides long-lasting style support and shine.

Aveda Volumizing Tonic (HK$190/109ml)

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty buzz

Pamper your locks this summer with a range of hair treatments.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Under their jackboots

A woman wearing a military uniform shouts: 'Don't treat them so nice. They are just captives!'

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Groom for a view

Relax with a face mask.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Quirk ethic

Henry Holland has a talent that no other designer possesses: the gift of rhyme. While you'd be correct in assuming that a razor sharp tongue and fashion have nothing in common, Holland has managed to combine the two and become a star in the process.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

This week we test: hair serum

Hair needs moisturising almost as much as skin does. After washing, apply a serum suited to your hair type, and your locks will shine.

Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement Treatment Oil (Perm) (HK$59/ 50ml)

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Get out of hair!


This is the most common way boys remove unwanted facial hair and hairs from their arms, legs and chest. Girls tend to shave to get rid of fuzz from their underarms and legs.

Pros: it's quick, easy and cheap.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Oh-so-wonderful locks

We can already hear the Christmas bells ringing. The season of parties and holidays is almost here. Young Post invited L'Oreal Professionnel hairstyling expert Moko Hsu Ngai-ching to give seven junior reporters a crash course on Christmas hairdos.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: hair masks

Regular conditioner replenishes hair to a point, but an intensive mask is the best way to prevent split ends, and keep tresses soft and shiny.

L'Occitane Soothing Concentrated Mask (HK$220/150ml)

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The WOW factor

Colour me autumnal

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Head start

The 20s

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Brazilian Blowout Zero

Hearing the word 'Brazilian', some might think waxing. But for those who yearn for smooth hair, the Brazilian Blowout has long been the answer to bad hair days.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Laboratory steps up hair-testing for drugs

The Government Laboratory has new hair-testing equipment to detect drugs, providing an extra option for schools taking part in voluntary drug tests next year.

A hair test pilot scheme yielded positive results, Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong said yesterday.

31 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Getting a head of beautiful hair...

Why do some people have oily hair? The scalp contains many sebaceous glands all producing sebum. This oil is very important to hair and skin health as it softens and lubricates our hair and prevents the skin from drying out.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am