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Feather Hair Extensions: A Trend Worth Killing For?

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

Would you support the slaughter of thousands of animals each week just so that you could jump on board with the latest fashion trend? That’s exactly what girls are doing when they purchase feather hair extensions for their locks.

Upon first glance, feather hair extensions might seem innocent enough, but they are in fact the reason that many roosters lose their lives. Roosters used to make these extensions are bred and genetically altered to produce long, luxurious saddle feathers (the ones on their backsides, which can take years to grow) before they are killed and de-feathered for their precious plumage. What costs these animals their lives in turn costs anywhere from $40 to $500 per saddle and can only be worn by the consumer for a scant two or three months.

Fortunately, you don’t need blood on your hands in order to strut your stuff like a peacock! Stay tuned for our DIY ribbon version of these accessories or check out these alternative rooster feather extensions.

Read more about this fashion fad on The PETA Files.

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  • Alicia says:

    There’s a cruelty-free company called Picasso Hair Feathers that sells strands that are colored and printed to look like grizzly rooster feathers. I think these look WAY better than any real feather would…. plus I wouldn’t want anyone to think I was wearing real hair feathers from birds that are slaughtered simply for hair accessories.

    I bought mine from http://www.picassohairfeathers.com a few months ago. I luv ‘em!

  • Bromley says:

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, but before ending I am reading this impressive piece of writing to improve my experience.

  • Cat says:

    You can get synthetic hair faux feathers from most places now they are dyed to look like feathers and look really nice

  • Ava says:

    Out with real feathers, in with faux! We did it with fur, we can do it with feathers! I bought some amazing and perfectly imitated faux feather clip-in extensions on http://www.facebook.com/dazzlestrandz. And they were really cheap!

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