What Are Ethically Sourced Hair Extensions?


Unregulated hair extension industry

Generally, only people who have temporary financial difficulties in depressed regions sell their hair. It isn't easy to know where they are sourced. In "Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair," author Emma Tarlo describes visits to workshops in Myanmar where women sit on the floor, untangling massive hairballs made from loose hair gathered in the streets. According to Tarlo, the human hair trade relies on strands found in gutters as much as it depends on dealers convincing women to cut off their hair for a minimal amount of money.

Hairlaya hair extensions

Global Sourcing

The hair quality of Hairlaya is best of the best on the market, with every strand is sourced from Europe ethically. One extension product sourced from one donator.

Hairlaya's Cuticle Hair is treated with the most state-of-the-art techniques: No chemical or silicon during processing. As a result, the complete hair strand (including the cuticle) retains its ability to remain tangle-free and all of its original luster. It is Tangle-free, smooth, and super healthy like your own hair.

It lasts for two years or more with proper care—premium quality yet with a fair price.

Cuticle Remy human hair

Hairlaya Cuticle Hair has been treated yet not compromised to achieve the best performance with neat identical cuticle status, enabling the hair to be Low maintenance required, Seamless results, Long-lasting, No-tangling, bringing joy to the wearers. To tell whether the hair is chemically treated:

1. Slide your fingers up and down the strand. If you can't rough up the cuticle, it's likely been removed with acid, then coated with silicones. They'll soon wash off, revealing dull, tangled hair.

2. Look for hair with ends that are a bit lighter. We're talking a slight gradation, not a 2013-level ombré. If it's all one shade, it's likely dyed to hide grays or blend hair from multiple donors.

3. Put it to the smell test. If the hair smells like corn chips, that's a sign that there have been some funky chemicals involved (again — acids and silicones to fake quality).

Hairlaya Cuticle Hair

Fair Trade with ethical working conditions

In recent years, something that has (finally) gained more attention - especially in the beauty and fashion industries - is the working condition of the employees producing the goods. Working in an agricultural setting can subject workers to many health and safety hazards every day. Fairtrade certification protects workers from these harsh conditions, providing access to healthcare, safe employee housing, and a clean/non-toxic work environment.

Fair price paid to the donors.Decent payment to the workers who treat the hair.

Respect the donors and processing workers' local culture

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