Where is your Hair actually coming from?
If you wear hair-extensions, chances are you’re pretty picky about what type of hair you wear. Sometimes you know if you prefer Remy or non-Remy hair, Indian or Brazilian, synthetic or human. You may also believe you can simply look at hair extension packaging to find out its origins. But the truth is, it’s pretty difficult to tell where your hair extensions come from, and there are plenty of manufacturers who are deliberately misleading about where they source their hair from.
There is Hair form Asia
Asian Hair is collected from all over China, Cambodia, Malaysia. Chinese hair is often considered cheap in the extensions industry because it isn’t donated hair , like the Indian or European hair. These Hair is collected from different sources, and normally they are not Virgin Remy hair, so as not from one single Donor.
China also imports fallen hair, referred to as non-Remy hair, from India. Fallen hair is dead hair that naturally sheds and is collected from hair salons and hairbrushes. Because the hair’s quality has been jeopardized and matting is likely to occur, non-Remy hair is less desirable in the extensions industry. But China collects this hair, cleans it and mislabels it as being from a higher-quality hair extension source like Brazil, Russia or India.
“If you’re shopping for extensions, and they say they’re shipped from China, it’s probably Chinese hair masquerading as something else. How to recognize it? Pay attention to the smell: Fallen hair has a smell of acid and silicone that’s easily recognizable.”
Asian hairs are chemically treated for several reasons. One of these to remove cuticles to make them thinner, another one to remove deposits of parasite eggs. These (acid)treatments acting on the structure of the hair makes it weaker and frizz, especially as regards blonde colors. To avoid this are used balms of silicone that, at first sight give the feel a sense of softness and shine, but with some shampoo goes away, becoming rough and brittle. Recognize a virgin hair, if you have no knowledge in the field, it is a simple operation: just put them under the tap and wet them; if they give an effect slimy to the touch they are chemically treated.
There is Hair form India
Thirty to forty million pilgrims visit the temple each year, and in a gesture of humility and sacrifice, 10% to 25% of them, men and women both, have their heads shaven. Every day, the Venkateswara Temple staff fills giant vats with human hair, and for a long time, its staff burned thousands of pounds of hair—a noxious process that produces toxic gases like ammonia and was eventually banned by the Indian government in the 1990s. By then, however, they had discovered a new way to get rid of the hair: sell it for millions.
Now,the Venkateswara Temple sells its hair in annual auctions. In 2014, fashion companies bid almost $12 million for what temple employees call “black gold.”
The quality of hair is well suited for the realization of extensions, the only problem is the limitation of colors, only brown and gray in nature and then to have an assortment of colors, you have to lighten and then retouching them.
There is Hair form Brazil/and south America
Virgin Brazilian Hair – Does Virgin Brazilian hair actually comes for Brazil? There are many different styles of hair from various regions that are labeled virgin Brazilian. More than the country of origin, the label Brazilian actually refers to the texture. Brazilian hair tends to be smooth and shiny and range in natural color from light brown to black. It can also be diverse in texture and grade. You can find natural Virgin Brazilian Hair that is straight, curly and or wavy. Because of that versatility, most women of color prefer virgin Brazilian hair extensions.
Brazilian hair gained the most popularity in the last few years. Unfortunately, true Brazilian hair is very rare. In actuality, the majority of hair labeled virgin Brazilian hair is curly Indian hair that has been steamed. It’s fairly common for hair suppliers to come from Brazil to buy Indian hair wholesale then take it back to their country to mark up and sell to women across the world. Despite the misleading label, virgin Brazilian hair is beautiful and it makes great looking hair extensions. Brazilien hair styles very easily, and although not recommended, handles heat well and can hold a curl all day.
Peruvian Hair – This hair is a little coarser and thicker in texture than Brazilian hair. Peruvian hair has been growing in popularity since 2010. Peruvian hair is multipurpose hair. It has the ability to look naturally voluminous
There is European/Caucasian Hair
European hair form Russia and eastern Europe , also called Caucasian Hair: A fine to medium density fibre 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.Its a High Quality hair . True Caucasian hair, whether originating from Russia, Eastern Europe or even the United States, is the best quality for the European and American market. Unfortunately, low Quantity and and High Cost. It has always been an availability problem and is becoming more difficult to source lengths longer than 15 inches and of a good quality. for the most cases, they source (buy) the Hair form a single Donor in one ponytail, usually in economic low income areas and from young adults