Hair extensions are used to lengthen a person’s hair by using artificial or human hair and connecting it to the person’s hair. There are many ways to extend hair. The main methods are the Tape-in method, Bonding and sealing method, micro rings and the Clipped-on hair extensions. Some methods carry potential risks such as the bonding and sealing method causing traction alopecia (loss of natural hair). From the above mentioned methods, the clipped-on hair extensions are most versatile and effective. It is temporary and is effective without any side effects. The section of hair has clips sewn onto them. Normally a set of hair extensions has 8 strips of hair (human or artificial) with width varying from 2 to 8 inches. These types of extensions can be worn throughout the day, but they must be removed at night before sleeping. It can be worn for special occasions or for daily use as well. This is how versatile these types of hair extensions are. The main types of hair used in manufacturing are either natural or synthetic. In natural hair we have Indian, Brazilian, Chinese, Indonesian, European and Brazilian. The names are indicative of the place and/or the place from which the hair is imported. For example Indian hair is imported from India, where the hair is donated for religious purposes in temples.
When it comes to Brazilian Virgin hair extensions, there are many confusions that arise among the people. Firstly, Brazilian hair does not mean that it is derived from Brazilian women. This is incorrect, as Malaysia has a multicultural population with many ethnicity from various countries. Most of Malaysia’s population is made up of Indian and Chinese people. So technically, Brazilian Hair is actually Indian and Chinese for the most part. Also considering the word “Virgin” in Brazilian Virgin hair, it’s meaning is often misunderstood by people. It is a popular misconception that Virgin hair is the hair taken from the head of a virgin girl. This is wrong because the person donating the hair may or may not be a virgin. The real meaning of the term lies in the processes the hair is put through before making hair extensions out of them. The hair is cleaned and may be sent to a factory to be treated by acid. This is done to remove the cuticles (or the tip) of the hair to reduce the tangling of the hair. This type of hair is called processed hair. The hair that does not go through acid treatments, dyeing, bleaching or straightening is called “Virgin” hair. It is taken from a single hair donor, has intact cuticles and run in one direction only. The hair has not been exposed to cigarette smoke or other harsh agents, neither has it been blow dried. Hence, Brazilian Virgin hair is the hair imported from Brazil, that hasn’t been treated with chemicals or processed in any way.
Brazilian hair extensions come in a great variety:
1) Brazilian Light Yaki with full cuticle: This is treated with steam to emulate natural black hair which has been relaxed to a point where it is bone straight! Provides more movement, has low shine and a medium rough texture.
2) Deep Curly Virgin Brazilian hair: This is a more exotic type of hair available. It is thick, heavy and more denser than the Indian hair. It is less shiny but has more body to it. This natural black hair is very soft and has medium to very low shine or luster to it.
3) Deep Wave Virgin Brazilian hair: This hair type is very exotic featuring a deep wave. It has a natural black color with low shine or luster. It is suitable for people aiming for a care-free and easy going lifestyle, as it is tangle and shed-free!
4) Loose and Wavy Brazilian Virgin: The loose and wavy type of texture of this type of hair blends perfectly with the natural hair of the user. It has a soft and wavy pattern, and can be used to style in many different ways.
Different types of Brazilian Virgin hair extensions can be selected on basis of the needs and preferences of the user. From curly to wavy, and from coarse to smooth, almost any style can be created by the user, by using these hair extensions.