Fashion and hair are two intermingled industries. Quite frankly, they co-exist!
Choosing an outfit, even if it’s complete, does not come to life until your hair is just right so be careful that you choose a hairstyle that compliments your clothes instead of over shadowing it.
Since hair extension can cost upwards of $200 per bundle, you want to take your purchase serious!
For example, if you were shopping for a new phone or digital camera you would, at the least, research it online or maybe even stop by the store and ask a few questions.
The worst thing is sitting for 3-4 hours getting hair extensions you don’t like. Of course you didn’t sit down with the intention of getting a hairstyle you hate but perhaps you were not informed about the quality or pattern of the hair you brought.
After speaking with a representative for the Princess Hair Shop, located in Sacramento, California, I compiled a brief description on the different kinds of hair as well as benefits or differences.
Virgin hair is hair that has not been touch by chemicals or essentially is in its natural state.
This hair can be treated just as you do your own including dying or bleaching the hair.
Remy Hair (or Remy Virgin Hair)
The huge difference between Virgin Hair and Remy Virgin Hair is that the Remy hair has been chemically processed to its color and/or style pattern.
Indian hair is probably the most accessible virgin hair and you should be able to go into just about any hair store and find it.
It is said to be the easiest to blend, feels very light, and is easy to curl.
The downside is that it has some serious frizz and anti-frizz products must be used to tame it.
This is the most popular virgin hair right now!
Apparently the hair is very beautiful but the most appealing thing to me was the volume and density per bundle.
It is very thick hair and unlike other virgin hair, you don’t need 3 or 4 bundles to get that full look.
The Princess Hair Shop has dubbed this hair as the ultimate multi-purpose hair.
In a nutshell, the hair is super lightweight and blends well with African American hair because it is coarser than Indian Remy.
Malaysian Hair is not as accessible as most of the other hair mentioned and for the most part, has to be order over the internet but the quality is well worth the search and the wait by the mailbox.
The hair comes in darker browns or black colors but more importantly, it does not frizz in humid conditions! For this reason, Hollywood has latched on to this hair as a staple in their hair and make up trailers.
Of course this is just my interpretations from experts interviewed and visits to the hair stores around the Kansas City area but this should give you an idea of where to start!