European Hair is straight or wavy. It is collected mostly from donors in Eastern Europe. Although fine in texture, it can be strong. European hair is available in light blonde to dark brown to black.
Indian hair is usually wavy and rarely straight. The texture is closest to European hair; however the hair does not flow and swing like European nor does it reflect color and light the same way.
Chinese hair is very coarse and straight. It is usually too coarse for the use of hair replacement systems. However it can withstand more aggressive processing.
Malaysian hair is a little finer than Chinese hair but still very straight. It works particularly well for the African American market after it is texturized.
Mongolian hair is coarser than Indian hair but finer then Chinese hair. It has a bit more body and is usually dark in color. It is also very popular in the African American market.
African American Hair: has the look and texture of relaxed African-American human hair that has been harvested in an inexpensive manner and chemically processed.
Non-Remy hair is the most common type available. It is also known as fallen hair, meaning that this hair did not come from ponytails. The roots and tips of hairs are all mixed up in non-Remy hair; tangling is therefore a problem. Removing the cuticle layers and coating the hair with a silicone can achieve tangle-free, non-Remy hair. This reduces the friction among hairs; however the silicone will wash off over time and the hair will tangle.
Remy hair has been collected by a hair donor. The cuticles are not stripped and remain aligned in one direction. There should be no coating on the hair! Since the hair has cuticles, it will respond much better to color and styling. If the hair starts to tangle after frequent shampooing, it was coated and therefore it is not Remy hair!
Virgin hair can be of any origin; it has all cuticles aligned in the same direction; has not been colored or permed; and is totally unprocessed. It has a lot of shine and is commonly used for European hair systems. Before hair is used for hair systems and extension, it has to undergo certain preparations.