A woman in India having her head shaved
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How India's human hair factory helps Africa

At Hindu temples in India's southern states, thousands of women have their locks shaved off by temple barbers as a form of sacrifice.

Their locks are then sold and the business is a lucrative one, with thousands of tonnes of hair being sold in India every year.

Justine Lang reports on why Indian women are willing to sacrifice their natural hair.

  • 12 Apr 2016
  • From the section India
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