‘Shines with the colour of pearls’: Myanmar’s trade in human hair booms

Workers clean the hair for export at Tet Nay Lin Trading Co. in Yangon, Myanmar, June 19, 2018. Picture taken June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

YANGON (Reuters) – Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon. “It only hurts a little,” said the 15-year-old, as hair buyer Zin Mar […]

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