Riqua Hailes

You are probably among the millions of black women who buy your hair weave extensions from a salon, beauty supply store, or out of the trunk of a car. It’s no surprise that beauty supply stores that cater to black women are the #1 importers of hair weave from China.

But have you ever stopped to wonder where your hair weave extensions come from?

After noticing inconsistencies in the hair extensions she purchased for her clients, Riqua Hailes, owner of Just Extensions hair extension bar in Los Angeles, decided to go on an odyssey to Asia to see for herself where the hair comes from.

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Tameka Harris and Shekinah Jo

Reality TV stars Tameka Harris and her sidekick Shekinah Jo stopped by the set of The Real to promote their spin-off reality TV show, Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip. The show is popular in the ratings — not surprisingly due to the fact that black women of all ages wear hair weave to cover their own African hair.

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