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Hair too, Pakistan roots for China

Lending a helping hand against India in the hair race is not surprising.

ET Bureau|
Updated: Apr 18, 2019, 10.42 AM IST
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Pakistan exported over one lakh kg of human hair to China in the last five years.
Headway made in other spheres of cooperation between Pakistan and China is usually overlooked as the focus remains on aspects of their strategic defence deals. But there is more to their entanglement than defence and roads, as is evident from the news that Pakistan exported over one lakh kg of human hair to China in the last five years. This is another arena in which India is being sought to be outflanked by its western and northern neighbours acting in concert, while analysts split hairs about weapons’ specifications. India is the world’s leading exporter of human hair by volume, so it is not surprising that China has designs on that crown too, especially with the global wigs and hair extensions market expected to cross $10 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 9%.

However, Chinese swatches are deemed coarse and Indian tresses the most natural and lustrous by those in the business. With subcontinental hair particularly prized in African countries — a very lucrative emerging market where extensions made of Indian locks cost twice as much as Chinese ones — Pakistan (with the same roots as India) lending a helping hank to its ally is not unexpected. Hopefully, the government has combed through the relevant facts and formulated a long-term strategy, as India clearly cannot afford to leave any split ends.

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By ANINutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormonal imbalance, and a stressful lifestyle --all these factors lead to thinning of hair, lacklustre locks and even hair loss. Moreover, the use of chemical-laden hair styling products like soaps, shampoos, hair masks, etc clog our pores, which result in dead, dull, greasy and lifeless hair.According to beauty expert Shahnaz Husain, “We spend so much time and energy to protect our skin; however, not many people do enough to maintain their hair health and shine.”“Regularly washing your hair is not enough to keep it clean. Shampooing alone does not cleanse your scalp deep enough to get rid of pollutant and dirt. A thorough cleansing of the scalp with natural ingredients can revive your pretty, shiny hair and restore your hair health and luster,” she adds.Since damaged hair implies it is time to detox, here are some tips by Husain. (Image: Getty)

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