Difference between virgin hair
If you’ve read enough of Ends, Tips and Tricks blog articles you’ll know we’re all about educating and getting you all up to speed with all the options that you have, in terms of hair. We’ve looked at a variety of things from different curl types and textures to types of hair extensions. Here at CDB London we know that buying a wig is an investment and it’s not a cheap one either. To help you make the best decision, our recommendation is that just as you would with any big purchase, research, research, research. It's imperative in ensuring you make the right choice. We want to help by providing you with all the necessary information. Plus, we promised you an article on differences between Peruvian, Indian, Brazilian and Malaysian hair to help you understand what you’re buying - well, here it is.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I was growing up everyone suddenly switched from Remy hair to Brazilian hair. Everyone was obsessed. If it wasn’t Brazilian nobody wanted it. Now it seems like there’s way more variety, today we've got Peruvian, Indian, Brazilian and Malaysian.
The names of the hair reveal much more than just the place of origin but they’re also indicators of certain features. Just by finding out what type of hair you’ve purchased or are about to purchase, you’ll be able to tell it’s texture, sheen and how easy it is to style. So, depending on the exact style you want to go for, there is a right hair for you.
Most of you might have noticed that most hair vendors describe their hair as virgin hair. If I am to be completely honest until recently I had no idea what that even meant, and if you’re anything like me then you might be interested in finding out what it means. Simply put virgin hair means hair that is untouched: no dyes, no chemical products, nothing. Once processed it’s no longer virgin hair. Now that’s sorted, let’s dive into the different types of hair.
Brazilian hair comes in a variety of hair textures from straight to curly, and a variety of natural hair colours, due to the racial diversity in Brazil. It has an extra shine to it as well as it being very soft and bouncy. It’s great for holding styling such as waves for a long time. Brazilian hair is rarely completely bone straight, it usually has some waves to it.
Peruvian hair tends to be thick and has a more coarse texture, compared to the other options. This has become an increasingly popular option as it resembles straightened or permed afro hair. Furthermore, it feels lightweight so you can have as many bundles as you’d like. Great for straight hair styles but can hold styling as well.
Malaysian hair is well known for its distinctive shiny nature, meaning it doesn’t need extra serums or it’ll risk looking fake. The hair comes naturally quite dark and straight however, it holds styling well. It’s great if you’re looking for voluminous and thick - plus you won’t need many bundles.
Indian hair tends to come naturally straight or wavy. It also has a natural shine to it so, it’s not overly shiny. The hair tends to be of a darker colour. It’s consider to be the most versatile and luxurious hair. Compared to the other it’s low in density and fine. It’s also very easy to style as it doesn’t tangle much.
Sis, you've got options. So what will you pick?