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‘Human Korean hair can save your life!’ Woman’s hair weave stops bullet

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A 20 year-old Kansas City woman credits God and her hair weave for saving her life from a speeding bullet.

Briana Bonds was driving out a parking lot last week when she was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who sped away. One bullet hit her in the back of the head, but couldn’t penetrate her tightly woven hair piece.

“I’ve invested a lot of money into this weave, and it saved my life. It saved my life,” Bonds told reporters.

Later that night, while watching the story being re-hashed on the awkwardness that is TMZ television—what’s with the contrived newsroom bantering? what’s host Harvey Levin scribbling on that damn board?—a young African American female commentator quipped, “Human Korean hair can save your life!”

Watch the video…

Amused, I reached out to Marcia Cole, founder and editorial director at Amber Mag, a Black and Hispanic beauty and fashion source, who explained: 

“Extensions and wigs are sold and distributed primarily by Koreans, who have a huge domination of this billion-dollar market,” Cole explains. “The hair comes from across Asia: India, especially, but from Korea and China as well.”

But, Cole notes with an expert eye, “her hair looked like it was the synthetic kind, it did not look like human hair, it was a bit too shiny.”


Written by Asianista

February 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Posted in Beauty, News

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  1. i was starting to consider i could end up being the sole guy whom thought about this, at the very least at present i acknowledge i’m not ridiculous 🙂 i am going to be sure to take a look at a number of different articles when i get a little caffeine in me, it’s rough to read with out my coffee, I was until the wee hours of the morning last evening jamming myspace poker and after polishing off a few brewskies i wound up giving up all my facebook poker chips take care 🙂

    facebook chips

    March 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm

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