Ask An Expert: What’s the Difference Between Brazilian & Indian Hair
Our skilled this month is Dafina Nya Smith, Proprietor and inventive Director for Sunny’s Hair & Wigs in Atlanta — a household-owned and operated beauty brand in existence for over 20 years.
Query: I’m finally making the swap from shopping for synthetic weaves and wigs to investing hair brush paddle in dearer “top shelf” human hair. That mentioned, what’s the main difference between Brazilian and Indian hair and which do you suggest I buy
I have a perception that your weave is simply as great because the hair you use. You possibly can go to the world’s finest “Weavologist” and if you happen to purchase “Non-Remy Beauty Supply Store” hair you might as nicely flash a neon signal announcing “My hair is fake”. I absolutely applaud you for stepping into the world of premium hair. That being said there’s a lot of mis-details about premium hair extensions. A dirty little secret of the business is that almost all hair is mis-labeled and mis-main as a result of it is not a government regulated trade.
With a number of exceptions, many of the hair out there in massive business quantities is either Indian Hair or Chinese hair. Indian Hair is superb because it is mostly a natural dark brown, finer and not too shiny so it happens to mix amazingly well with African American hair. There are some exceptions though. From my expertise, Indian hair blends better with pure hair because their cuticles are much less ragged and mirror light higher therefore is shinier than relaxed hair.
99% of the time Brazilian hair, Peruvian Hair or Malaysian hair is definitely hair from India or China that has been processed. For instance, when I go to India I’m often buying massive quantities of hair alongside Brazilians who purchase the curly Indian hair and process it with steam to ship tighter curls and remarket it as Brazilian hair with a premium value tag placed on it. Malaysian hair is usually Chinese language Hair blended with Indian Hair for sleeker and shinier look. Give me a country and i may go on and on; but I won’t!
So to reiterate, there are typically two sorts of hair out there on the general market: Indian Hair and Chinese language Hair. Of the 2, I always advocate Indian Hair for black ladies particularly ladies who’re pure. Once you buy Indian Hair I might suggest Virgin & Remy Indian Hair which suggests the hair has by no means been chemically processed for color or texture which ensures the cuticle integrity is strong and all in the identical direction so the general well being of the hair is ideal for lengthy-term wear.