What If Your Human Hair Extensions Had A Little Goat Hair Mixed In, Would You Care?

_78109060_chinahair-modelsWe can cry foul all day, but really what can you do about it? We like human hair extensions and if we aren’t over there cutting it off these women ourselves then we kind of have to take what we get.

This is not the type of thing, you can say, if only it were made in America things would be better. This is human/ animal hair and for it to be manufactured it has to come from someone’s head, body or in this case the body of an animal.

Here is my opinion, why is this even a story? Why is it ok to turn our noses up at goat hair, but it’s perfectly fine when the hair is pure human hair. Do I want goat on my head? Absolutely not, but human hair probably isn’t cool either right?

Who am I to argue that something isn’t pure human? Wagging my index finger at a trader telling him to make sure that comes from a virgin haired Brazilian girl, or else? It’s not logical and it just doesn’t sit right when you think about it.

Let’s look at it another way: what if you heard of people in Mississippi, Alaska, Hawaii, New Jersey, or down the street in your town, were cutting their hair for cash and selling it to the Chinese to manufacture and sell it to you, would you buy it?

Or what if someone just cut their hair right before your eyes made a few wefts and handed it to you for cheap, would you buy it then? We would probably think it was weird, yet when it comes from a woman or child half way across the world we wear it proudly.

There are holes in my view though, because we do have instances where we do cut our hair and make extensions and wigs,; Locs of Love is a prime example of that. Women with cancer who have lost their own hair are grateful for the many donations women do daily. So in a sense making use of hair in this manner is fine.


In the case of the Chinese, Indian and Brazilian women giving up their hair, they are also giving it up voluntarily in most cases, though there are some that are being shaved regularly without choice.

The question is where do we draw the line? Does the prospect of having goat hair mixed in with your human hair make you want to boycott human hair trafficking all together? Or is it in the case of women who are being shaved involuntarily that will make the decision final?

This is still up in the air for me. Wearing extensions is not going away anytime soon, and as long as there is a market and high demand, people will do whatever it takes to get a piece of that pie. Do you guys care about where the hair comes from, when you purchase human hair extensions? Or would it just be the goat thing that mattered to you?

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Ray Mooring II

Wouldn’t care. We already wear animal fur, skins, and soaps and scents from other animals. Why should the hair matter

Taschaknows Godisgood

People have been using animal hair and objects from nature for hair adornment for millennia. I would not object as long as the contents of the extensions were honestly disclosed.

Jeanie Luvinhim Lee

They probably already do anyway…. lmao….

Gabrielle Pittman

Wouldn’t be anything new

Michelle Nicole Charley

I really wouldn’t care as long as it curls well, lol

Britt Jones

Right! I’m so glad!!

Solange Mayers-Samuel

I don’t think this should be surprising to anyone at all. The hair trade is a business full of deceit and profit is the bottom line. It’s not a surprise I think our so called “human hair” is mixed with a lot of stuff including horse hair we really don’t know where it’s coming from that’s why using out hair is best!

Evelyntallandslender Osborn

Yuck

Blessing Ugokwe

Human hair or gt hair all is hair is not a new thin

Gail Parker

Hee hee me either, but it should be listed.

Girlie Lewis

Yes! Absolutely!

Jasmine Greene

Peak

Yvette Wesley

Lol

Yafit Zerihun

I think the hair i bought from ALIEXPRESS is a goat hair 🙁

Sandra Nosa Oviasu

Lol

Sivon Lockhart

Nope! As long as it doesn’t tangle and holds a curl lol

Sandra Brooks

I don’t know why people think they are wearing 100percent human hair anyways

Joyce Jackson

Shouldn’t be much of a surprise anyway the hair is imported. You don’t know what people have done to it once it gets in your hands.

Velouise Bell

Did not pay for a human/goat hair mix. That is why I just wear my fro for now anyway.

Judy Patterson

Omg no wander why these women are nutty butty !

Kiesha Mccoy

What the difference between a goat & a horse??? I guess the length… Carry on….

Shawnetta Jones-Mochabella Nursery

Goat hair is WAY finer like a baby soft fly away hair. It’s called mohair when processed. I use in making baby dolls

Allian Beckford

I couldn’t care less

Toyatoy Sanders

I’d be mad. I paid for human hair, not goat hair, not lama hair , not horse hair , 100 percent human or give me a discount.

Shawnetta Jones-Mochabella Nursery

Goat hair is actually costlier. I buy it for making dolls and an ounce of mohair is $40.

Toyatoy Sanders

Better say 100 percent goat hair in my weave pak!

Shawnetta Jones-Mochabella Nursery

I use mohair for my realistic baby doll making. It’s actually softer and finer and silkier than human so no, I would not care, but I also don’t wear weaves..

Noel Akira

It’s not a fact of would you care it’s would you know.

Toyatoy Sanders

Unless goat hair looks better

Toyatoy Sanders

Does goat hair come in 18 inches? Asking for a friend

Marylyn Burnett

LOL!

Jamesa Conway

They been wearing horse all these yrs. Whats one more animal. Lol jkjk

Yür Hiighness

Yes. It is false advertising. If the packaging says “human/animal hair mix” you can choose but otherwise you are being duped.

Felicia Hamilton

Why I prefer no weave at all. Yes because animals carry things that can cause us illnesses.

Ex. The lady that had larve embedded in her scalp because her hair came from a corspe.

Cecia Sheffield

THANK YOU! So unsanitary. Can’t believe so many people are saying they wouldn’t mind

Claudia

cashmere comes from goats, why not add a little to hair extensions. People are looking out for their own pockets out there. With secret ingredients and recipes every where who knows what we’re consuming…oh fellow consumer.

Whitnie Sierra

Sounds like an urban legend…. before she used it, it had to be combed and sectioned off and so on…. someone would of seen eggs from a bug

Kyé Pettiford-Smith

Tacky

Dawn Williams

Its hair. People sell horse hair, SYNTHETIC hair, braid hair with yarn….soooo, who cares about the damn hair thing. Its a money maker. Wigs & ish has been going on for too long. Look at George Washington on a that dollar bill….

Ni-Ni Patterson

If it wasn’t advertised, lower in price, and free from diseases and lice (ticks and other creatures as well), then yes there would be several problems.

Toyia Newman-Neal

Lmao

Crystal Johnson

I’m a natural girl…have been all my life!!!

Cb Sampson

And thats why I dont use human hair its just creepy this hair has been on somebodies head NOT COOL

Tanya Morris

If it holds curls ..i wouldn’t mind! Lol!

Tafara Tapfumanei

well i dont think people should care lol simply because you are wearing human hair on your head, so a little goat should hurt right hahaha

Lovely Previl

I wouldn’t care

LaShonda Royston McKnuckles

I wish black ladies would invest in they own hair. Take of your real hair. They edges are missing all because of weaves.

Iyasha Love

I have all my edges and my hair reaches past my bra strap.. If it wasn’t for weaves I would not have been able to grown my hair soo fast and retain all my length.. But to each it’s own

Mildred Holbert

Naaaaaaaaaaaa

Iyasha Love

As long as that goat hair doesn’t tangle or shed.. And I can wash, color, curl and flat iron I’m good… But that curl pattern on mr billy goat gruff is niceee

Iyasha Love

I have all my edges and my hair reaches past my bra strap.. If it wasn’t for weaves I would not have been able to grown my hair soo fast and retain all my length.. But to each it’s own

LaShauna MoonBug House

No

Ariel Kindrow

Nope lol I’ll be the first to rock my “Remi Goat”

Linda Vallare Johnson

NO! 🙂

Tammie Faulkner Taylor

No.

Sandra Dauphin

That goat has some beautiful curls. Wash it, dye it black, and sell me a bundle please.

Philly Angel

LolL! In today’s world, NO,

Teannae Miller

❤️baaaa and bring it. Lol