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Types of Hair

Types of Hair

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Most of the hair used for making hair extensions, hair pieces, and wigs sold in the US is sourced through India. Much of it is collected from monasteries located throughout the country. The largest and most famous monastery is in the south of India. Indian women donate their hair as an offering to their God as a sign of modesty. It is their understanding that it will be sold by the monks for a substantial sum of money that will be used to finance schools, hospitals and other publicly favored facilities. But not all hair that finds its way onto the market is the same.
 
GRADE: Cuticle, Non - Cuticle, Virgin, Processed, Single Drawn, Double Drawn, Remy and Non - Remy
 
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  • MALAYSIAN HAIR (aka Asian Hair) a thick and coarse fiber that is naturally straight and dark brown to black in color. 
  • INDIAN HAIR (aka Italian Hair) a variety of fiber types from fine and straight, medium thick with body wave and curly to thick coarse hair. "Italian hair" is actually Indian hair that has been processed in Italy or Spain and then sold at premium prices. Indian hair is popular to use for custom made hairpieces because it can be made to resemble European hair. Although prices for Remy Indian hair can sometimes increase every 2-3 months, it is still available in the less expensive non - Remy form. The Indian hair fiber is small in diameter compared to Chinese hair and after chemical processing can feel and look just like European hair. Finally, a great attribute of Indian hair is that it comes in a full range of textures and body.
  • EUROPEAN HAIR (aka Russian Hair, Caucasian Hair) a fine to medium density fiber that is naturally straight to slight wave and available in a variety of natural colors, most commonly dark blonds to medium browns. The Virgin colors will often be streaked with lighter shades or the ends will be much lighter than the roots due to weathering.
 
SINGLE DRAWN HAIR (aka Cuticle Hair, Virgin Hair, and Remy Hair) a bundle of hair, no matter its origin or grade that appears like a ponytail because all the short lengths of regrowth hair are kept in the bundle. Many a novice buyer thinks the shorter lengths are split ends. Different manufacturers sell bundles of hair in single drawn form, but sometimes split the percentage of short hair and sell at a higher rate. They may decide to take out perhaps 50% of the shortest lengths and leave the rest in the bundle.
 
DOUBLE DRAWN HAIR (aka Non - Cuticle Hair, Processed Hair, and Non - Remy Hair) a bundle of hair, no matter its origin or grade that is all one length. There are no shorter lengths of hair present, Non - Remy Processed hair is usually sold double drawn. The term refers to a mechanical process that draws out all the shorter lengths from a bundle, and then draws again to realign the top of the bundle.
 
 
Frequently asked questions:
WILL INDIAN HAIR MATCH THE TEXTURE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HAIR?
Yes. Because this hair is also ethnic it blends well with African American hair.
 
WILL INDIAN HAIR MATCH THE TEXTURE OF CAUCASIAN AND HISPANIC HAIR? Yes, Indian hair is like your own hair texture very fine.



Hair Types, and Descriptions

Oriental Hair- Is good to use when wanting straight hair since it is thicker denier and straighter than other types of hair. Oriental hair is also used for most blondes due to the fact that it can withstand more processing than most human hair types.
 
Indian Hair- Is a softer finer denier, great for dark colors due to less processing and for clients with fine textured hair.
 
Cuticle Hair- is hair with the cuticle still attached. The hair is processed a certain way and vented in a special way to help pertain tangling. Due to the high quality and the procedures of processing this hair there is an additional charge when requesting cuticle hair.
 
Fiber:- there is different types of fibers that can be requested, when ordering custom.
 
Synthetic Fiber- a fiber made to resemble human hair. Heat may never be applied to synthetic fiber or it will cause it to melt.
 
Color Hi-Lite color Distribution- Is the blending and sections of different hair color distributed throughout the system. The percentage of highlights you want in the system determines the spacing of the highlights and the size of the highlight spots.
 
Gray-  Gray hair pieces and wigs are available but usually they are made with a lower quality of human hair or even synthetic hair since so much chemical treatment is required to make the hair such a light color.
 
Type of Binding in hair pieces- The binding is the finishing around the perimeter of the unit. Some units, such as all lace bases do not have binding. When ordering a custom made system with a binding you need to choose the type of binding your prefer and where you would like the binding to start and end. Do you want it temple to temple in the front only, temple to temple back only or all around the perimeter of the system?
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