Choosing the Right Extensions for Indian Hair Types

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Hair extensions are beginning to get extremely popular with women, and even some men, nowadays.  Of course, who can blame them?  Hair extensions are the quickest and easiest ways to get that hairstyle you’ve been pining for without having to go through all those long awkward months of waiting for your hair to grow.

However, nice as the concept may seem, the Coway Mighty air purifier does pose several difficulties.  For one thing, they need a lot of maintenance.  They don’t last very long, either.  They’ll serve you for a maximum of fourteen months, but that’s about it – and that’s only if you use premium quality hair.  Which brings us to the last and biggest disadvantage – it’s horribly expensive.  So, if you’ve wholeheartedly decided that you want those hair extensions no matter what the cost, you owe it to yourself to know the basics of hair extensions.

One of the most important thing to know about hair extensions is that there are different types of ‘hair’ namely Chinese hair, Indian Hair, and European Hair.  Now, upon first sight, you might say that the Chinese hair is probably good because it would be soft, shiny and silky – like the hair of those cute Chinese girls you see on TV.  Now, this would be a grave misconception.

Chinese Hair

Chinese hair, while generally inexpensive, is actually of low quality.  You see, Chinese hair is thick and coarse.  It’s not suitable for hair extensions at all.  The cuticles, which naturally protect the hair, are destroyed by the chemical processes that the hair has to go through to actually be usable in hair extensions.

The problem with this is that the cuticles, which naturally protect the hair, are destroyed during the chemical treatment.  And even if the hair gets treated with a new silicon layer, once it gets washed for a few times, the hair will start to deteriorate.

European Hair

There is a lot of demand for European hair.  It’s popular because of its beautiful texture, soft and glossy.  However, the market usually can’t cope with the demand because the supply is scarce.  And because of that, there are several fakes that are out in the market.

Sometimes, what they call European hair is actually dyed Chinese hair and you will find out that you’ve been had only after you’ve gotten the extension and you’ll be left trying to get rid of the smell of cat urine.

Indian Hair

Indian hair is also of high quality.  It has the same genetic structure as the European hair so it’s actually very practical to use.  What’s good about Indian hair is that it’s not chemically treated and is therefore healthy and the cuticles are always still intact.  Shampoos and other chemicals have only been recently popularized in India and most women still use natural herbs to treat their hair.

Indian hair is very strong and durable, meaning it will last for up to 12 months once installed.  Indian hair also matches the texture of African American women more than other hairs.  It’s available from very soft and smooth textures and range up to more coarse hair if desired.