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[Video] China’s Hair Highway

In China, human hair is a renewable resource, where it is fused with natural resins to mimic everything from tortoiseshell to polished horn to exotic hardwoods.

The billion-dollar Chinese hair trade is captured in this sort film, "Hair Highway," a collaboration between Studio Swine and filmmaker Juriaan Booij.

The film, part of National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase, takes viewers through the entire process, “from haircut to final product.”

Check out the video here.

There are plenty of other strange ways human hair is reused, from soy sauce base to oil spill cleaner.

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