Aye Aye Thein, a hair trader at Yangon's Insein market.

Untangling Myanmar's trade in human hair

Updated 2238 GMT (0638 HKT) May 16, 2018

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  • Myanmar is a major source of human hair, feeding the global demand for wigs, weaves and hair extensions
  • But as the nation grows richer, there are fears that fewer women are willing to part with their locks

Yangon, Myanmar (CNN)Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's larges