When it comes to choosing hair extensions for hair, natural hair is always the preferable option rather than fake hair extension. And the selection process goes beyond just real-or-fake-hair battle because there are various types of human hair out there in the market. In order not to be baffled by the myriad of human hair types, you should get acquainted with different types of human hair extensions.
How to category different types of hair?
Categorize by the chemical treatment history
Human hair could be classified into two types: virgin hair and non-virgin hair. Virgin hair is the hair which hasn’t be processed with chemicals, and as the result, it is healthier and lasts longer than other hair types. The high quality of the virgin hair explains why it takes more money to purchase than the rest.
On the other hand, non-virgin hair has gone through chemical treatment, like dying, in order to achieve the final looks.
Categorize by the percentages of real human hair
Some hair extensions could be made of both human hair and synthetic hair. So, there would be the 100 percent real human hair and mixed hair extension. The latter is much cheaper than the 100% human hair. Even though the heat-resistant fiber of mixed hair could stand curling or straightening process, dying mixed hair is impossible on synthetic hair.
Categorize by the origin
Remy hair is known as the highest-priced and most qualified human hair types in the market. Hair extension is labeled as Remy hair when it meets the following requirements: remaining intact requirements, and flowing in the same direction.
Remy hair is usually classified by the origins of the hair, for example, Asia Remy hair, India Remy hair, Malaysia Remy hair and so on.
Types of human hairs: Remy hair category
Firstly, remy hair could come in either single-drawn hair or double-drawn hair. Single-drawn hair means the hair extension is collected from one donor but have different lengths; whereas, double-drawn has gone through selection to have the same length.
As you might notice, people of different nationalities tend to have different hair textures due to different genetic features and climates. The following will help you to tell the differences in order to pick the closest texture to your natural hair.
Brazilians are famous for their gorgeous hair looks. It is also why the hair extension of this origin is one of the most sold-out types in the market. The texture could be shiny, soft; the color ranges from dark to light brown or even black. It comes in curls, straight; and mostly waves. Straightening or waving is not a difficult task on Brazilian hair. Brazilian hair could blend easily with different hair types.
Strong, silky, styling-friendly and mostly black is distinguishing contributions of Indian Remy hair. Due to these high-qualified features, Indian is a popular hair extension choice. You can choose between straight or wavy Indian Remy hairs.
Malaysian is also one of the most popular types of human hair among hair extension users. With its natural shine and great texture, Malaysian easily becomes a favored item in the market.
Moreover, Malaysian hair also comes as the first choice for those who prefer regular curling as the texture of Malaysian hair allows long-lasting curls. It also does pretty well in holding dye colors. Dark brown is the most prominent color for this hair extension type.
However, after some washes, the hair tends to become dry. That’s why Malaysian hair requires more care and further maintenance than usual. Using leave-in hair conditioner is a great way to tackle the dryness and remain the hair shine.
In comparison to the hair of other origins, Peruvian hair seems to be thicker. The texture is somewhat coarser but stronger, more resilient and long-lasting. You can pick among wavy, straight and curly Peruvian hair.
If you have a short or straight sleek hair, Peruvian hair will be a perfect match. The maintenance process is also simple for this hair type.
Russian hair provides lighter color choices. It makes the perfect blends for light-haired Westerners. The Russian hair texture is regarded as one of the finest hair. The hair is usually thin and straight.Due to the limited resource, the price of Russian hair could be higher than the other types of human hair.
Mongolia hair is the best option for straight hair. Mongolian hair comes mostly in naturally straight, and you can hardly find curly or wavy Mongolian hair.
Different types of human hair extensions have different features. Knowing these differences will lead to a smarter choice.
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I am Thomas Taw, the CEO of CITIZENSNIPS. I have experience in hair product development and chemical research, as well as sustainable resource engineering. In 2009, I co-created Sunsilk, one of the world's leading haircare brands. More recently, I was the CEO of SMOKINGPANDA LTD. I am a professional with a strong track record in delivering tangible results.