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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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.

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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Comments

  1. Ray Mooring II
    Ray Mooring II

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

  2. Taschaknows Godisgood
    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.

  3. Solange Mayers-Samuel
    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!

  4. Joyce Jackson
    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.

  5. Toyatoy Sanders
    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.

  6. Yür Hiighness
    Yür Hiighness

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

  7. Felicia Hamilton
    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.

      1. 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.

    1. Whitnie Sierra
      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

  8. Dawn Williams
    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….

  9. Ni-Ni Patterson
    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.

  10. Cb Sampson
    Cb Sampson

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

  11. Tafara Tapfumanei
    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

    1. Iyasha Love
      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

  12. Iyasha Love
    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

  13. Iyasha Love
    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

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