A hair weave, human or artificial hair utilized for the integration with one’s natural hair. Weaves can alter one’s appearance for long or short periods of time by adding further hair to one’s natural hair or by covering the natural hair all together with human or synthetic hairpieces. Weaving additional human or synthetic pieces can enhance one’s hair by giving it volume and length, and by adding color without the damage of chemicals.
Human hair industry: The selling of human hair for weaves, wigs, and other hair is growing as a large export economy in some Asian countries, such as India, at a rate of 10–30 percent annually. a large portion of the hair is sourced from Hindu temples where hair is donated for religious practices, particularly in honor of the Hindu god. This hair is highly sought out for its ‘virgin’, untreated qualities, as well as its great length. From there the hair is cleaned and the color is removed before being re-dyed for international style tastes.