This information has been collected over many years and after much investigation. We have contacted and met with many people within the hair extension process around the world and have collected this information from these meetings. There is much information out there on the internet and in the hair salons with much of it being absolute rubbish. We have decided to put together a list of things you should be thinking of when it comes to the purchase of hair extensions. the list will be spread between several posts because there is alot of information to share.
“European hair is much softer to the touch than Asian hair, But is extremely hard to come by and extremely expensive. expect to be paying several thousand dollars for the hair alone in some instances. This hair is suitable for those who will not be coloring or chemically processing their hair. This is because European hair has a finer strand, thus being less tolerant to chemical processing. The hair color should be between dark brown to dark blonde.”
“Anyone selling extreme length hair that is platinum blonde and trying to palm it off as Virgin European Hair should be avoided at all costs. Either they do not know what they are selling or they are just plain lying. Platinum blonde hair is very rare in the human population and is almost always extremely fine. This means the hair will have a hard time growing to any lenght suitable for extensions.”
“Have you noticed how some sellers of hair call the darker curlier shades of hair Italian or Spanish? Yes, there are many people of Mediterranean background with dark hair, but why is it always of the same curl pattern and why is it always curly??? There are many Spanish, Italian, Greek and other Mediterranean people who have straight hair, why would only those with curly hair sell it?”
“Asian hair will generally be thicker in texture. This is manly only apparent in Chinese/Oriental origin hair, Indian hair on the other hand is thinner and pretty much indistinguishable to European. People can get away with wearing all hair types so do not let just this determine your final decision.”
“People who make statements like “Asian hair is inferior to European hair” should also be avoided if they are selling hair. This is just not the case. In fact, Asian hair is far superior to european hair structurally as it is a thicker strand with much thicker and denser cuticle layering. This equates to the following:
1)The hair is able to grow to longer lengths without breakage.
2)Denser cuticle means the hair will not tangle as easily, the hair is much silkier as the cuticle does not open.
3)because there is more cuticle, the hair can withstand harsher processing.
4)This denser cuticle also means that chemicals that penetrate into the hair will find it harder to escape, meaning colours will have a longer life and likewise, so will perms and straightenings.”
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW.
EUROPEAN QUALITY- Typically hair of Indian origin processed to mimic European hair. Good quality Stuff with cuticle in tact.
REMY/REMI HAIR- Hair of any origin which still has its cuticle layer.
VIRGIN HAIR- Hair of any origin which has never had any chemical processing. This means the person who this hair came from never dyed or chemically processed their hair.
YAKI HAIR- Hair that has been processed to mimic the look and feel of relaxed Afro hair.
Stay tuned for the next installment.
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