CLEVELAND, OH – When a person purchases a single donor remy hair piece they’re buying a bacteria filled foreign product that was grown from inside another human’s body – whose health history is unknown – to place on their heads. When a non-remy hair piece is chosen the DNA of dozens or even hundreds of donors is mixed up in the individual strands. It’s a product that will be close to their skin, open pores and given access to their bloodstream.
What’s going on with the $13 billion beauty industry is that our women and men are buying the hair of Communist Chinese women and those from Third World India, Brazil, Vietnam and Malaysia. They’re doing it without a thought about the health of the donor, the environment it’s manufactured in or the foreign bacteria the hair carries even after it’s been washed, treated and packaged for distribution.
There are three types of hair worn by wig wearers. Remy is from a single donor. Non-remy and yaki is from multiple donors. Then there’s the synthetic hair. Non-remy and yaki can be a combination of real and synthetic hair strands.
In a 2018 report titled, “Bacteria display differential growth and adhesion characteristics on human hair shafts,” the medical researchers identified how one million bacteria is nurtured per square centimeter of human skin. Remy and non-remy human hair’s donors are sharing their hair’s “environmental” bacteria from where they live, eat, breathe, drink water and bath: along with the contaminants in the “washes” that prepare the hair for travel to America. [NOTE: The hair is exported globally but my messaging is exclusively American and EJBNEWS’ settings are limited to the continental United States of America.]
Hepatitis B and C is known to be spreading through hair and nail salons and one of the routes of transmission is the hair. 100,000 Americans a year get it. Among the bacteria found to grow in remy and non-remy hair is escheria coli or e coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa. The 2018 report explained how even after repeatedly washing, sterilizing, drying and even spreading a gold solution over hair strands, the e. coli and p. aeruginosa bacteria proliferated all over the entire shaft once it attached. P. aeruginosa will attach to the hair of a wig wearer in a hospital setting.
“The steeping test indicated that E. coli and P. aeruginosa (Pseudomonas Aeruginosa) adhere to the hair shafts, while S. epidermidis and S. aureus showed very few or no colonies (Figure Figure44). To confirm the bacterial adherence to the shafts, we performed an SEM analysis and found a sizeable number of colonies of E. coli and P. aeruginosa on the surface of the hair shafts at all tested time points (Figure Figure55). Interestingly, P. aeruginosa formed a biofilm on the hair shaft surface, and colonies were noted all over the surface.”
The 2018 report published through NCBI explained how the human hair shaft is actually keratinized fibrous tissue that grows from follicles beyond the surface of the epidermis. Medical researchers broke down how the scalp houses miscellaneous commensal microflora. Commensal describes how microflora relates to and interacts with each other. Microflora is found in the large intestine and eliminated from the body through shit.
Researchers also identified scalp disorders including folliculitis types, fungal diseases, dandruff, and folliculitis decalvans, among others, that are caused by or linked to microbes “which play a key role in disease predisposition and pathogenesis.” There’s even a squamous cell skin cancer associated with long term wig use. Physicians are being advised now to look under the hair at the scalp of patients. Stylists are supposed to refer their clients to physicians when hair diseases are detected.
The published report revealed how molecular and biochemical methods have shown that the most abundant species present in dandruff that’s on scalps are fungi called malassezia restricta and malassezia globosa. There’s also staphylococcus, propionibacterium along with the two types of malassezia. The researchers emphasized how a dysfunctional balance between the bacteria leads to scalp disorders; and how more research associated with “wearable human hair” is needed.
“Balance of the bacterial population is thus fundamentally connected to limiting fungal growth, scalp health, and disorders, but the interaction of these bacterial community members with the hair shaft has not been elucidated. From the viewpoint of host defense mechanisms, it is important to study the ability of bacteria to adhere and replicate and their interaction with resident and commensal microflora,” the medical researchers explained.
With all this biological and bacterialogical activity taking place within each individual strand of keratinized fibrous tissue called hair, the health of the donor from an economic perspective is vital. At least it is in animals. Keratinized fibrous tissue is all of the proteins extracted from skin modifications such as fingernails, horns, claws, hooves, feathers, wool or the hair of mammals. The bottom line is that there’s more than meets the eyes when it comes to hair.
NCBI in April 2009 published a report titled, “Structure and functions of keratin proteins in simple, stratified, keratinized and cornified epithelia.” Researchers clearly expressed the viewpoint that from an economic perspective the health of the animal whose keratinized fibrous tissue was being used for commercial purposes was of great importance. Products commercially produced for humans are not supposed to spread bacteria that will ultimately destroy us; but studies are just now starting to surface about the effects of the wig-generated bacteria on the people wearing them. It explains why Pfizer’s chief excutive officer is a veterinarian.
“Keratin-rich tissues are studied for their economic importance in the wool industry, for cosmetics and dermatology (Er Rafik et al. 2004). Furthermore, the health of the hooves of farm and draft animals is of crucial economic importance to large animal producers and forms the basis of a longstanding interest in veterinary medicine concerning the structure and function of keratinized and cornified tissues.
What is not of consideration to the Chinese, Indian, Brazilian and Malaysian gatherers, preparers and exporters mass producing and selling keratinized fibrous tissue that will be glued and sewed-in to American scalps and hair is the health of their donors. According to the report, when environmental problems arose from keratins as a byproduct of mass-produced poultry it was studied and addressed.
Third World human hair donors are not validated as having been tested for any disease or innoculated like livestock to prevent disease before their hair is shipped to the United States of America. Even “staph” is found in wearable hair as researchers are still learning about the connection to hair and the scalp and auto-immune ailments wig wearing Americans are experiencing.
“Members of the genus Staphylococcus are common colonizers of the skin, including Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis (Otto, 2009). Staphylococcus predominantly colonizes the hands, chest, abdomen, nose, and axillae scalp (Otto, 2010). There is a tendency of these skin areas to stay moist, which promotes adherence and colonization of bacteria. In contrast, the surfaces of hair shafts remain dry and hydrophobic. The skin flora travels toward the upper hair follicle, where it easily is dislodged and transferred to surfaces upon touching (Jarvis, 1994), where it persists for a prolonged time (Brooke et al., 2009).
Furthermore, hair shafts are constantly exposed to the environment and can be a potential site for harboring bacteria due to its grooved cuticle surface and long, thin structure. However, hair has not been evaluated for bacterial adherence and colonization. In hospital operating theaters and industrial clean areas, surgeons and associated staff are required to cover their scalp hair to avoid the spread of bacteria and prevent microbial infections. However, there is no experimental evidence demonstrating the adherence of bacteria and their colonization on the hair shaft. Better understanding of the bacterial ecology of the hair shaft and hair–microbe interactions may provide novel insights into the spread and growth of bacteria on hair.”
Medical researchers have spent some time studying traction alopecia as a disease associated with women “who wear various forms of traumatic hairstyling for a prolonged period of time.” It explains the larger foreheads we’re seeing in women whose hairlines have receded. The words “traumatic hairstyling” come directly from a report on the National Center for Biological Information website. The report is titled, “The art of prevention: It’s too tight – Loosen up and let your hair down.” What the researchers concluded was that the trauma of certain hair styles and caustic chemical relaxers made the scalp vulnerable to non-reversible hair killing bacteria and fungi.
“The risk of TA is increased by the extent of pulling and duration of traction, as well as the use of chemical relaxation. The frequent use of tight buns or ponytails, the attachment of weaves or hair extensions, and tight braids (such as cornrows and dreadlocks) are believed to be the highest risk hairstyles.”
After World War 1 Americans were exposed to anthrax. Scientists had no idea how until they investigated the bristles of shaving brushes. The animal hairs or the keratinized fibrous tissue of the horses were the carriers once boars became scarce. Researchers learned transmission occurred in the keratinized fibrous tissue of hairy or fur bearing animals if it’s eaten or come in contact with baccilus anthracis found in soil or other livestock. Boar bristle brushes have made a market return as a luxury item.
There’s more to hair than meets the eyes.