A woman sells her hair at Insein hair market in Yangon. Photo: Reuters

Business is booming for Myanmar’s trade in human hair, used to make wigs sold for hundreds of dollars in the West

  • Hair travels from vendors to factories to be combed, washed, and repackaged before being shipped, mostly to China, to become extensions and wigs
  • A recent YouTube search for ‘Burmese hair’ returned thousands of videos of women reviewing wigs and extensions
Topic |   Myanmar

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A woman sells her hair at Insein hair market in Yangon. Photo: Reuters
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