Hair snipped from the heads of unsuspecting
HAVANA, Cuba, March 9 (Richard Roselló
/ www.cubanet.org) - Reports are increasing
of hair being cut from women's heads to
supply a clandestine market in human hair.
One of the latest victims didn't realize
her hair had been cut while traveling on
a crowded bus until she got home where her
mother asked what she had done to her hair.
Women with long hair are being advised
to wear it in styles not readily accessible
to scissors or to cover it.
Rumors circulating in Havana tell of a
student whose throat was cut before her
hair was removed.
The hair is said to be sold for used to
make wigs and hair pieces.
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