The hair extensions industry has grown a lot in the last few decades. What
used to be only available for the very elite and high class is now in reach of
regular women like you and me.
Despite this progress however, a lack of regulation in the hair and beauty
industry results in lots of unethical ways around producing hair.
Most of the hair that is used in hair extensions come from disempowered
women. Out of desperation, these women have no choice but to sell their hair,
sometimes for as little as only $2-3.
One of the most common sources of cheap, high quality hair is temple hair.
Known as tonsuring, Hindu pilgrims shave their heads at Indian temples as an
offering to the Gods. This is then collected and sold to hair extension
companies at very low prices.
Even worse, low quality hair extensions are sourced from unthinkable places.
Fallen hair which is collected from hairbrushes, salon floors and drains is
detangled and then processed with chemicals and plastic. Coated with silicon,
sometimes it is even mixed with hideous synthetic and animal hair.
Here at Luxemane however, we prioritise ethical sourcing VERY HIGHLY.
Our founders Taya and Joseph Tran have personally contacted independent
hair brokers from countries all over the world to ensure the sourcing of our
hair is done ethically.
Lighter hair is collected from Eastern European countries like Ukraine and
Estonia and darker hair is collected from Asia-Pacific countries like Cambodia
and India. Every person that donates their hair is willing and fairly paid for
In an industry where there is a lot of manipulation and sketchy processes, we
pride ourselves on sourcing and producing ethical hair. Our hair is one donor
cuticle aligned (meaning only one donor per extension) and it has no silicone
Our greatest aim is to be transparent with our clients. We hope to see the
beauty industry go from one of ignorant vanity, to that of authenticity and