Human hair extensions are the most popular! The hair used for your hair extension is for the greatest part responsible for your looks. It is good to know some more about the Hair difference. There is a large variety of human hair used for hair extensions. When a poor Hair quality is used your human hair extension can become a nightmare. It can result in dry, brittle hair that tangles constantly. When it comes to hair there are two basic sections, the human hair extension and the synthetic hair extension. On this page you can find more about the different types of human hair used for extensions.
European human hair
European human Hair does not necessarily come from Europe. It is a group name for different hair with an almost similar structure. Indian hair, Latin American hair, European hair, the only exemptions are Asian hair and African hair (their structure is very different). Typical European human hair is relatively thin and has an oval cross-section. This is a popular hair type for a human hair extension.
Human Hair Structure (The Cuticle)
Hair is made of different layers. The outer layer, called the "cuticle. The cuticle locks in essential moisture and protects the hair against outside elements. A healthy cuticle is much more than just a protective layer. Much of the shine is due to the cuticle. This, together with the pigment within the cortex, gives hair its characteristic appearance. Hair without cuticle would appear dull and lifeless; it would dry out and become brittle.
(mostly Chinese hair) is very often used for human hair extensions. This hair is thicker than European hair and has a round cross-section. It is dark black. To prepare this hair for use in hair extensions it is usually made thinner (acid bath) and lighter. This hair is less expensive.
The majority of hair sold today is non-cuticle hair, which is less expensive. So if you want to spend less money on your hair extension this could be fine for you as long as you realize that this hair will probably start matting, tangling and become dry a lot sooner than a higher quality hair. European and Indian REMI hair is the most popular for a human hair extension but also the most expensive.