Different Types of Human Hair for Hair Extensions

by Perstar Hair on April 23, 2020

According to the life and modern communication, it is realized that hair extensions and wigs will continue to play an important part in people’s daily life.

Hair extensions are man-made hair bundles that are attached to the human head by blending in the natural growing hair.They are made in different forms and types, satisfying various needs from the wearers.

Different types of hair used in the manufacturing:

different types of human hair for hair extensions

Human hair extensions are made from genuine hair which are bought from or donated by the young healthy girls harvested from all over the world, especially in south Asian country.


Human hair extensions can vary broadly in quality. On the low end of the scale, hair is chemically stripped of its cuticle so that it can be machine processed without regard for direction or root-tip alignment. If the cuticle were left in, the root-tip alignment could become mixed up, the microscopic scales that form the cuticle would be opposed and snag on each other causing tangling. The negative effects of stripping the cuticle are brittleness, reduced protection from sunlight, dryness, salt, chlorine and pollution as well as a tendency to absorb liquids and swell or mat. It is not advisable to color or heat-style this hair.


Remy hair (cuticles holding hair) describes hair that has not had its cuticle stripped and has at least been partially hand-processed to maintain root-tip alignment. This hair is more expensive but will remain in good condition for much longer than stripped hair. It can also be heat styled and colored.


Apart from the two types described above, there is a third type of hair. Virgin remy human hair is hair that has not been chemically treated. It is harvested, sanitized and sold in bulk. Having said that, hair that is in poor condition, such as Split ends, chlorine,salt,UV damaged hair etc. rarely finds it way into this market as the buyers have strict conditions and expectations, therefore eliminating any hair that deem unfit for sale.


Learn More About Human Hair Extensions, Please Visit Perstar Hair.