There are generally 4 basic types of hair used in hairpieces industry which include Synthetic hair, Normal human hair (which is further categorized into Chinese hair, Indian hair and European hair etc.), Remy hair and Virgin hair. It is difficult to see the difference among all these hair type on the surface.
Easy Care – The hair will return to its initial style after simply washing and drying.
Cost - Synthetic hairpieces are relatively inexpensive
Little Maintenance –Synthetic hair needs rare maintenance
Large Color Selection - You can choose from an array of natural colors, as well as several fantasy colors.
Natural Looking – It is very difficult to tell the difference between the synthetic hair and real human hair
Unnatural Shine – Some low quality synthetic hair will have an unnatural shine
Short Lifespan – Synthetic hair cannot last as long as human hair. It can last about 4-6 months with daily wear.
Less Versatility - Synthetic hair cannot be curled or straightened with heated styling tools
Cannot change color – Recoloring is not recommended for synthetic hair because the color will not adhere to the fibers.
Normal Human Hair:
Chinese hair is not only available in large quantities but is also quite affordable. This type of hair is round, thick, rigid and coarse. Chemical treatment makes Chinese hair less thick and more soft, but also makes it opaque and fragile
This type of hair offers a really sooth and soft texture. This hair is very soft and fine and is best suited for dark hair colors of any hair length and shorter hair lengths in just about any color! Indian hair is a good match to Caucasian hair with a little bit of bend or a very slight wave.
European hair is considered to be the most popular type of hair used in the industry. It is natural silk like softness and wavy style make it one of the best hair systems preferred by most clients. Given the immense popularity and demand of European hair, many retailers try to pass on the thin and soft versions of Chinese and Indian hair as this hair type to their customers.
Remy hair gets its name after the manner in which it is handled and stored, which is from the “root-to-tip”. This hair is cut directly from the head and ordered from “root-to-tip” to ensure that it is processed in the right order. Since the Remy hair is arranged in the direction of its natural growth, the cuticle layers are in the same direction and hence do not become tangled when the hair is wet.
The Virgin hair is totally unprocessed and has its cuticle layer still intact as it is not subjected to coloring or perming, whether it is straight or curly. This type of hair is generally collected from a single person, which is why it is raw and not chemically processed. Given the absolute purity of our Virgin hair it has the color and texture of “dark brown” or “off black” with a straight, wavy or curly style.