The Truth About Where Hair Extensions Come From | Shady | Refinery29


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  • Refinery29
    Refinery29  13 days ago +2386

    What topic would you guys like to see on Shady next? Comment below!

    • babygirl Holley
      babygirl Holley 7 hours ago

      God bless his heart and soul he also give them another way of thinking I don't have to sale my body I can sale my hair and my son will be proud of or my family they didn't have to sale their body blessing to this young man 💟

    • catothewiser
      catothewiser 21 hour ago

      Maybe the disgusting Jewish practice of a rabbi circumcising a baby and sucking the baby's dick to drink the blood?

    • Isabel
      Isabel 2 days ago

      Cosmetic testing on humans and animals

    • Mischa Komak
      Mischa Komak 3 days ago

      I would like to see a story about cacao and green tea

    • George Hands
      George Hands 3 days ago


  • Hawa Cham
    Hawa Cham 5 hours ago

    Hijab best answer...

  • Beverly Dudley
    Beverly Dudley 5 hours ago

    Exactly. It’s just so difficult to get the best and they are all absolutely shady! I’ve been scammed so many times.

  • FairyFarmer
    FairyFarmer 5 hours ago +1

    This is amazing

  • Diana Luna
    Diana Luna 5 hours ago +2

    Ok but why am i sobbing ?!? 😭 this is beautiful! ❤❤❤

  • tesla b
    tesla b 5 hours ago +1

    Dan the man

  • Getta Petta
    Getta Petta 6 hours ago

    I wish all the women shedding their hair felt like I do. I feel like my hair smothers me and causes me to overheat. It makes me feel liberated to see it gone.

  • olivia raye
    olivia raye 6 hours ago +1

    Thank for sharing this information. It would be nice to know that all parties involved are benefiting.

  • Carol Hairston
    Carol Hairston 6 hours ago

    Excellent segment on where the hair comes from. I hope the young man with Remy New York continues to do well with his business. It's great to see people who are willing to do the right thing.

  • Astro Pirate
    Astro Pirate 7 hours ago

    Fcking disgusting...

  • Carl Zornosa
    Carl Zornosa 8 hours ago

    Dan kinda looks like Bobby but less you know lol

  • Jaymie Bigelo
    Jaymie Bigelo 8 hours ago

    100 is not shit for that woman's partnerships pay her three times that they charge around 400 to 500 for human hair he is not slingshot getting rich off their misery shame on him too he is not better

  • Gramps Fight Corner
    Gramps Fight Corner 8 hours ago

    extremely honorable man, may his business flourish and and sets a new standard for the industry.

  • Yoqlene
    Yoqlene 8 hours ago

    I don’t understand the thumbs downs. Truth hurts I suppose!

  • Intelligent Dating
    Intelligent Dating 9 hours ago

    They can sell that hair for 1,000. Giving them 100$ isn't honourable, it's just the lesser evil. As for $3, well that is just fucking abuse. Cunts! Taking away a very culturally and personally important part of someone's identity for $3. Lame!!!

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith 9 hours ago +1

    Dan truly is a beautiful soul in such a narcissistic field!! Namaste!!

  • mona hiss
    mona hiss 9 hours ago +1

    Dan is THE MAN

  • Study, Judah! Study!
    Study, Judah! Study! 9 hours ago

    So if you want to get a weave or hair extensions you know to check out Dan's company. I assume his hair is very expensive though. If he paid 100 dollars for the hair you should figure it will be anywhere from 200-400. Plus he takes the time and care to make the wigs if that hair is for a wig.

  • Anne
    Anne 9 hours ago

    It comes all from India and it all has lice in it.. Dan is the man... I need to check him out

  • • 지민 •
    • 지민 • 9 hours ago

    Im Vietnamese and it's really important for my family that I keep my long hair

  • Feon Jun
    Feon Jun 10 hours ago +1

    Dan = Representing the Southeast Asian brothers.

  • Starberry Sweetee
    Starberry Sweetee 10 hours ago +8

    Thanks for acknowledging cultures that have used additional hair for so long 💗

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 10 hours ago

    So much respect for what Dan does.🙏

  • Claudia Rodriguez
    Claudia Rodriguez 10 hours ago

    Amazing 😍

  • Zel Ezl
    Zel Ezl 10 hours ago

    So it is true. Before, when I go to salon to cut my hair.. my mother would say that the hair can be for sale and I didn't really care. But now, i am shocked and amazed that it is really true lol

  • Vivian Nguyen
    Vivian Nguyen 11 hours ago

    Go Vietnam!! #Asian #Vietnamese

  • Ilona Si.
    Ilona Si. 11 hours ago

    Perfect video and respect for Dan :)

  • Eddy Stronger
    Eddy Stronger 11 hours ago

    Vietnam is beautiful.

  • Maggie Hussey
    Maggie Hussey 12 hours ago

    This is sad and scary that you would want someone else s hair on your head,

  • coolkidmars
    coolkidmars 12 hours ago

    so would i be wrong if i ask where to find this hair im tryna purchase some ?fym!

  • Ruth Warren
    Ruth Warren 13 hours ago

    Is there a link for Dan's company? So we can all make an ethical choice when we buy hair. Seems essential for the message of the video
    Edit: Oh, there is

  • Tamara R Syadania
    Tamara R Syadania 13 hours ago

    So much respect for Dan.

  • Kitterz
    Kitterz 13 hours ago

    Wow... I had no idea. My daughter is starting to lose her hair due to autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes complications, so learning about this has been so enlightening. I hope I can one day afford REMY hair for her that she will love.

    KAYDENCE MURDOCK 15 hours ago

    Dan is a great man and he’s doing good things but let’s admit it he looks dead inside at the end of the vid

  • BT Trade
    BT Trade 16 hours ago

    That Shady host is so nice, paying compliments to the lady who just sold her hair, her beautiful long hair. And it's true, that lady's hair, even when it's short is still so beautiful, shining under the sun and reflecting its ray like that.

  • Tamia. Hamilton
    Tamia. Hamilton 16 hours ago


  • Nicole Jonson
    Nicole Jonson 16 hours ago

    I don't know where they get this from but white people have been wearing wigs and hair extensions since all about 1880

  • Budoshoha
    Budoshoha 16 hours ago


  • Joonie is a cutie
    Joonie is a cutie 16 hours ago

    Wow they all have very long, healthy, beautiful hair 😍
    It’s good that these women are getting paid by Dan rather than other people trying to scam them.

  • thecobaltroom
    thecobaltroom 16 hours ago

    Thank you guys for the awareness and thank you Dan for doing your best! Nevertheless I somehow feel like my heart hurts...

  • * Crafticorn *
    * Crafticorn * 16 hours ago

    Nguyen Thi Thuy is so incredibly cute

  • Jill B
    Jill B 16 hours ago

    Dan is amazing.

  • big gay
    big gay 16 hours ago

    Dan is a god

  • Love love
    Love love 16 hours ago +1

    The lady looked beautiful after cutting hair

  • eggnog9090
    eggnog9090 16 hours ago +3

    I've never understood the whole concept of wearing weave or wigs. It seems odd to me to put someone else's hair on my head. I can understand wearing a wig if someone has lost their natural hair to a health issue like cancer etc or your hair is extremely thin. But aside from that I don't see the point at all. Why do people hate their natural hair so much? I just don't get it.

  • King and Queen of Halloween

    Very powerful video!!

  • Cristinact
    Cristinact 17 hours ago +1

    Wow!! I could never imagine the source of extensions!!! Thanks for sharing this video

  • Capri Imani
    Capri Imani 17 hours ago

    bruh people want long hair and I just cut mine and people still call it long. Thats crazy to think about

  • Royaltybrand11
    Royaltybrand11 17 hours ago

    Omg I don't wear weave as my hair is almost waist length and super thick and curly plus it's expensive like if I get a weave I want it thick and full and that's like at least $600 for hair or more. Since I'm a hair stylist if i do decide to get my hair weaved I would save money by doing my own hair. With that being said I love Dan if I buy hair to change up my look Dan is the man. I like how ethical he is and that it's fair trade, I like that the women are not sacrificing to idols so no weird demonic spirits are attached to the hair and I love that it's helping out entire families. I think it's truly amazing how black women across the world and especially in America are keeping the economy in countries most of us never been to thriving. IF we decided to no longer buy hair and decided to rock our own hair as a collective unit could u imagine how that would inadvertently affect so many ppl? Yes other races wear extensions but none as much as women of color this natural hair movement I'm sure put a dent In some pockets

  • gene vulaca
    gene vulaca 17 hours ago

    Sooooo cool. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • Malden Jordan
    Malden Jordan 17 hours ago +1

    Girl I can see the squares in that weave from here 5k my ass imma go find food

  • * Kawaii fairy *
    * Kawaii fairy * 18 hours ago

    My family is Vietnamese and my mom has been telling me to cut my hair and this is so inspiring and I think I might maybe try it !

  • Valerie Irina
    Valerie Irina 18 hours ago

    Eye opening and amazing

  • Ocean Burke
    Ocean Burke 18 hours ago

    Kylie could be wearing your pubes

  • Sandi Sandoval
    Sandi Sandoval 18 hours ago

    I've sold my hair last month, I still can't get used to have a bob instead of my long hair, here in Mexico it is also very common to buy and sell hair, and because of this a lot of people is getting scammed.

  • A Mess
    A Mess 19 hours ago

    Those that want to donate hair (not to Locks of Love, they’re evil), don’t give up if you have processed or shorter hair! My hair was just past my shoulders when I shaved it down to the scalp and donated to an organization in my hometown called Wigs for Kids. My hair is curly and has been bleached, but they take the low quality hair and sell to companies that make real hair dolls to fund their operation and allow them to give wigs out for free to kids battling chemotherapy.

  • Bennetta Daniels
    Bennetta Daniels 19 hours ago

    Not only is Dan honorable but hes so cute right??

  • ThePookie25
    ThePookie25 19 hours ago

    Dan's the man!

  • Danielle's Song
    Danielle's Song 19 hours ago

    Good for him. I've known many women here in the states who give their hair to "Locks of Love" to make wigs for the sick. I hope they are doing the right thing with all of that beautiful hair...

  • Francis B
    Francis B 19 hours ago

    Im so glad that he is doing things the right way. I have always had a fear of wearing real human hair..Its just a little weird to me. To each its own though!

  • Mary Vega
    Mary Vega 19 hours ago

    Came across to your channel.. and I’m freaking love it .

    • Refinery29
      Refinery29  8 hours ago

      +maryvega Welcome! Thanks for being a part of it!

    X-MISMA-X 19 hours ago

    Good Grief

  • Trent Timoy
    Trent Timoy 19 hours ago

    Dan's choice is so genuine and highly respectable. WHY can't we have more of that? Because the human capitalistic nature is to be greedy. That's why.

  • bikinggal1
    bikinggal1 20 hours ago +1

    Thank you Dan!! Paying these women respect!

  • Vichny :3
    Vichny :3 20 hours ago


  • petite pipsy,
    petite pipsy, 20 hours ago

    thank goodness i wear synthetic....there should be more like dan ..

  • Morgan Lee
    Morgan Lee 20 hours ago

    These women look so happy this is so amazing.

  • Judy Osborne
    Judy Osborne 20 hours ago +16

    Very interesting story and very well done. Thank you for sharing this.

  • herpderpy
    herpderpy 21 hour ago

    We need more Dans in the world for sure. I knew about the human hair industry, that's why I refused to buy human hair extensions.Because of all the shady shortcuts like grabbing hair from drains and mixing in animal hair, there are people who have had mites and fungal infections from purchased hair they had fused with their own.

  • Michaela Čížková
    Michaela Čížková 21 hour ago +2

    Well done Dan 💙Bless you

  • Annie
    Annie 21 hour ago

    Dan is an amazing human. I hope more people who buy wigs, celebrities, wigmakers and everyday people alike choose to pay more attention to where the hair comes from. I hope even more that more and more people choose to support dan and his company!

    • Annie
      Annie 21 hour ago

      REMY NY you are welcome!
      Best wishes to you and your company! Have a wonderful day :)

    • REMY NY
      REMY NY 21 hour ago

      Thanks, Annie!

  • catothewiser
    catothewiser 21 hour ago

    Yeah, real ethical source that place in India. A cult selling off hair from people they say to shave their heads.

  • pepe
    pepe 21 hour ago

    god bless dan

  • Freya Evershed
    Freya Evershed 21 hour ago

    What a hero Dan is 🙄

  • She0Plays
    She0Plays 22 hours ago

    Yes but how much exactly did dan pay her?

  • Paige Lilly
    Paige Lilly 22 hours ago

    She looks like Mulan!!!!

  • Gertrude Brooks
    Gertrude Brooks 23 hours ago

    Where he helping for 2 0r 3 dallors don't make sense he should paying 100 dollars a head he be shut down .

    • Cuckinator
      Cuckinator 19 hours ago +1

      A wig like that would sell for thousands

  • Seema Kurdi
    Seema Kurdi 23 hours ago

    They sell it cheap and it is sold very expensive in markets

  • Seema Kurdi
    Seema Kurdi 23 hours ago

    Ohhh that pained my heart, these are the most valuable things for women, I lost all my hair because of bad climate and I cut it very short, I don't miss it but could feel this woman😢

  • Madyson Fuentes
    Madyson Fuentes 23 hours ago

    I started crying after the woman was happy when the blonde lady complimented her

  • Naomi Z
    Naomi Z 23 hours ago +18

    I'm sad it's over! Beautiful video.

  • Daisy Rodriguez
    Daisy Rodriguez Day ago

    i love Dan

  • Joseph Howard
    Joseph Howard Day ago +1

    A million thumbs up for this guy!!!!!!

  • Catherine Todd
    Catherine Todd Day ago

    Post from: Blank Canvas Syndrome
    If you people want to support his company, the best way is to follow their social media & comment their posts, so more people can see them, here's the links:

    • REMY NY
      REMY NY 20 hours ago

      Thank you, Catherine!

  • Catherine Todd
    Catherine Todd Day ago

    Dan is another modern day saint... We need more people like REMY NY! Thank you for this all-important video. I hope all people who buy wigs do this kind of research to find out where their hair comes from via a fair trade supply chain. And people don't start lying about it.

    • REMY NY
      REMY NY 20 hours ago

      Well, I don't know about being a modern day saint.. but yes, I agree. We need change in the industry, and I'm hoping to lead the way.

  • Praise Be To YAH and His SON

    WOOOOWWW!!!! This is sad and crazy as hell...

  • Slime Is AMAZING
    Slime Is AMAZING Day ago +1

    Any Vietnamese people here?

  • Claudia Aguilar
    Claudia Aguilar Day ago

    9:47 Beautiful

  • Alba Rodriguez
    Alba Rodriguez Day ago

    Hey Dan, I love you. Thank you for not taking advantage of women in need :)

  • Laylee
    Laylee Day ago

    I loved this, I really hope he succeeds.

    • REMY NY
      REMY NY 20 hours ago +1

      Thanks, Laylee!

  • [HR] Porto Rico Importing Co.

    I wanna date dan , hes so cute

  • MrsDew DEW
    MrsDew DEW Day ago +1

    Wow, great video.

  • SchattendragonflyPL

    I donated my hair free for an organisation that makes and donates free wigs for cancer patients. So this is an awesome deal for me. Hairs are very expensive though and should be paid well if for sale. The guy is doing a great job. So many women being offered a penny for their pricy beauty.

  • aurora.xx
    aurora.xx Day ago


  • aurora.xx
    aurora.xx Day ago

    people can donate hair if it’s long enough, like cutting it! supposedly at least 5 inches...?

  • Alexia Richardson

    Im never buying a wig again...

  • Ashildr The Swift

    Does Dan have any contact information? I want to learn more about his business!

  • Sammi Teo
    Sammi Teo Day ago +23

    What a great video

  • FlickerFlame
    FlickerFlame Day ago

    I feel ill - except for Dan.

  • Valo Valmieni
    Valo Valmieni Day ago

    ...This is dehumanizing and bizzare.