Before we get into differences of hair extensions based on origin, we would like to point out some similarities:
No matter what origin your hair is from it should have natural movement and won’t tangle or shed as seen in synthetic hair extensions.
All hair is available in wavy, straight, or curly textures
Colors are not even throughout the weft. You may notice some darker or lighter strands. This is due to hair that comes from countries with sunny climates, which lightens the hair due to sun exposure.
Co-washing and air drying is highly recommended on all hair types
Always use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner
Use alcohol free serums or product on hair in order to prevent frizz
Do not apply heavy oils on your hair extensions. It will weigh down hair, encourage tangling and restrict movement.
Indian hair comes from the temples of India. Indian hair is the most readily available hair on the market therefore often the cheapest.
- Indian hair is thick but thinner than most.
- Hair is shiny
- Hair straightens and curls very easily and will hold with little to no product. However the curl will loosen slightly in humid or damp environments.
- After washing, the hair air-dries into a wave that ranges from slight to very wavy.
Brazilian hair is collected from the rural areas of Brazil where donors are paid for growing strong healthy hair. Brazilian hair is genetically diverse due to their European, African, and Indian heritage so they are less consistent in features. Brazilian hair is the most sought after hair in the market.
- Brazilian hair is coarse in texture and heavy in destiny. Hair is thick and bouncy.
- Hair color is usually in black or off black to rich brown
- Hair comes in styles of naturally straight, wavy, or curly
- Good for blending Afro-Caribbean hair
Malaysian hair is relatively new in the virgin hair therefore it is more expensive in price. This hair originates from South-East Asia.
- Malaysian hair is naturally darkest brown to near black in color
- Hair naturally ranges from wavy with slight bends to loose body waves
- Hair is heavier, thicker in density, softer and silkier than Indian hair.
- Hair dries in a slight wave
- Best for naturally wavy or curly hair
- Also blends with Afro-Caribbean hair well
Peruvian hair is difficult to source which is why it is more expensive than other hair on the market.
- Peruvian hair is coarser and thicker than Brazilian hair.
- Hair grows naturally straight, wavy, or very curly. When washed hair becomes very curly
- Natural colors are dark or light brown and sometimes slightly blonde shades
- Provides the same strength and body of Brazilian hair with the smoothness of European hair
- Warning: Do not use too many bundles of this hair or else hair will look overfull and square because hair lays thick.