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METRO x GA: The Hidden Truth Behind Hair Extensions: A Must-Read for Ethical Beauty Enthusiasts

In the glamorous world of hair extensions, not all that glitters is gold. The journey from tangled drain hair to luscious locks might be more shocking than you think. Afsennah, a certified trichologist, unveiled on TikTok that many affordable extensions originate from public drains in India, raising both eyebrows and concerns within the beauty community. In response to growing concerns about the origins of hair extensions, Gennaro Dell’Aquila, founder of GA Salons, was approached by Metro to shed light on the matter.


A woman getting hair extension

Yet, it's crucial to discern between these lower-grade products and the premium offerings found in reputable hair salons. According to a BBC investigation, 'standard' hair often comes from less savory sources, unlike 'Remy' or 'virgin' hair, which represent the pinnacle of quality and ethical sourcing.


Navigating this murky industry requires knowledge and vigilance. Terms like "Remy," denoting cuticle-aligned, tangle-free hair, and "virgin," indicating chemical-free strands, are key to understanding what you're investing in. Synthetic options offer a cost-effective alternative but lack the natural feel and versatility of human hair.


Gennaro Dell’Aquila, founder of GA Salons, emphasizes the commitment of reputable establishments to safe, ethical, and high-quality products. The risks associated with drain-sourced hair, such as contamination, make it a non-option for esteemed salons focused on client safety and satisfaction.


As a conscious consumer, choosing the right hair salon is paramount. Opt for salons that are transparent about their hair sources and adhere to ethical practices. Remember, the beauty of your extensions extends beyond their appearance; it's also about the integrity behind their acquisition.


Ethical beauty is not just a trend; it's a commitment to informed choices that respect both individuals and the environment. Let's embrace this responsibility, one hair extension at a time.



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