Analyze and Select Hair Types


Analyze and Select Hair Types is very important, and to understand the different types of hair. Extend USA is the only hair extension company that offers different hair types. All of the other extension systems only offer one type of hair. As a stylist, your clientele has many different hair types and textures. We believe the only way to give your clients natural looking extensions is to offer different hair types to fit their hair style. It is important to know about the different types of hair that are available to you.

Yak:   Comes from the animal “the Yak”, and starts off white in color

Yaki: is a process done to hair to give it a texture like African American hair.

Asian: a coarse hair from China that starts black/dark brown and is severely lightened and heavily coated to make the hair feel healthy. Asian hair has twice the diameter and a much thicker cuticle than Caucasian hair. Most hair types have around five layers of cuticles while Asian hair has closer to ten.

Malaysian: -a fine silky hair from different parts of Asia that starts black/dark brown and is also severely lightened and heavily coated to make the hair feel healthy. This coating will wear away after 1-2 months leaving the hair feeling brittle and dry.

Bohemian: is the name of a process that a manufacturer gave Asian hair that is processed in a more refined manner and produces a much higher quality result. After processing the hair, it is heavily coated with silicone. This coating will wash away after 1 to 2 months leaving the hair dry and brittle.

Indian/Remy: a finer diameter than Asian hair but is not as fine as European hair. This hair starts black/dark brown and still loses some of its integrity during the bonding process, but since the diameter is less than Asian, the final result isn’t as coated as Asian. This hair will maintain softness and shine 8-12 WEEKS!

Extend USA Recommends the following hair types

European: a fine texture hair that is never excessively chemically treated. It doesn’t have any coatings, so the hair remains beautiful, shiny and healthy. European hair is lighter and is easier to style.This is what most clients prefer to wear

Virgin: hair that has never been chemically treated. This hair is available from Extend by special order only.

Dating back as far as Cleopatra, hair has been gathered for the purpose of making wigs. Hair is gathered from countries all over the world. It is then sent to refineries, mostly in Indonesia, and prepared for use in hair extensions. Hair comes to the companies in different ways, through donations, dealers and hair exporters.