Untangling Myanmar’s trade in human hair

Yangon, Myanmar – Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. But unlike most hairdressers, she doesn’t charge her customers. Instead, she pays them. The country is a major source of human hair, feeding the global demand for wigs, weaves and hair extensions. […]