A heartfelt and global journey that uncovers the true story behind the hair extensions industry.
This edgy, intimate and raw documentary uncovers untold truths about the global hair extensions industry. What we discover will blow your mind! Through the eyes of Riqua Hailes, an entrepreneur and hair enthusiast from Washington, DC journey around the globe navigating through regions of China, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Peru and Brazil.
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“Just Extensions” isn't just a story about hair, it’s a a real time account of true beauty, survival through unconventional means and an undying desire to find the truth." – Riqua Hailes
Frustrated with vendors selling mediocre hair disguised as quality, Hailes decided to travel to the source to find the best.
During her search Riqua found much more than “Just Extensions.” meeting villagers who cut then sold their hair for survival, women and children who sacrificed their hair for religious beliefs and vendors who unapologetically manipulated the system for financial gain impacted Riqua profoundly. Each country visited will give viewers a never seen before look into how hair is sourced, processed and marketed to distributors and consumers around the world. Viewers are sure to strike up profound discussions on the myths perpetuated in the beauty industry and the true global value of hair.