Characteristics of Different Hair Types Used for Hair Extensions

Hair extensions have become a common trend for reviving your beauty. Different hair types include Brazilian hair, Indian hair, Peruvianhair and Malaysian hair. Depending on the hair type, you can choose the extensions that suit best to your preference and requirement.

Natural virgin hair extensions possess natural bounce, low tangling and less shedding. They are available in straight, wavy or curly textures. But with virgin hair, a noticeable difference in strands appears as this is hair which is never chemically processed with colouring or ironing etc. Some strands would be lighter and some darker than the rest of the weft. This happens because of exposure to the sun.

Different types of hair extensions have some similarities and dissimilarities. Let us understand more about characteristics of Peruvian hair, Brazilian hair, Indian hair and Malaysian hair.

Peruvian hair:

These are obtained from impoverished Peru villages. They are straight, thick and little wavy in texture. Unlike Brazilian hair, Peruvian hair is coarser and generally comes in darker colours like a deep brown or jet black. On blending the Brazilian and Malaysian virgin hair with closure, a lot of bounce comes that gives hair a full body look. Many hair extensions get spoiled in the heat but Peruvian hair are able to withstand a varying degree of temperature. Hence, lesser number of hair bundles is required to complete the hair installation, in turn, saving money for you. Peruvian hair are manageable and don’t require a lot of maintenance. They are perfect for short and edgy styles or for straight sleek styles and have made Peruvian hair extremely popular.

Malaysian hair:

Malaysian hair is initially shiny and lustrous, but after initial washes, the shine reduces considerably and gives a natural dry appearance. Malaysian hair weave bundles don’t drop with time but stay for the whole day. No extra product is required to maintain their curl. They are softer in texture than the Indian and Brazilian hair. Malaysian hair is best-suited for those who want thickness and volume. They are best for all styles. Unlike Peruvian hair, they require additional care and maintenance as they become dry. Hence, a good leave-in conditioner is required to provide the sufficient moisture. The best thing about Malaysian hair is that they require less wash as compared to other hair types because of their heavy density.

Indian hair:

The extensions of Indian hair are easy to curl and straighten but they loosen a little bit in a damp or humid climate. A co-wash is must to change the hair from its raw state to real one.

Brazilian hair:

Itis shinier than Indian hair and available in various textures. Brazilian hair type is popular and used mostly by West-African countries. Brazilian hair doesn’t require special maintenance, but would last as long as you take good care of them. Brazilian hair fit almost all hairstyles.

Depending on the hair type, you can select the hair extensions.