What is hair extensions?

Updated: Oct 7, 2019

This question is very important for the hair industries.

Human hair combinations, all the more ordinarily known as hair extensions or hair weaves, include length or potentially completion to human hair. Human hair is normally cut, stuck, or sewn on hair by 3 head machines. These techniques are called machine weft, micro-machine weft, frontals, lace closure, and wigs.

I will cover the topic

  • History

  • Type of hair

  • Color, texture, and quality

  • Hair extensions preparation terminology


A hair weave is a human hair used for joining with one's common hair. Weaves can modify one's appearance for long or brief time frames by adding further hair to one's normal hair or by covering the characteristic hair all together with human hairpieces.

Weaving extra-human or pieces can improve one's hair by giving it volume and length, and by including shading without the harm of synthetic substances or receiving an alternate hair surface than that of their own.

In any case, balding can happen either along the front hairline or over the ears because of the wearing of explicit hairdos for a drawn-out time frame, for example, weaves. Such male pattern baldness is known as footing alopecia.

By the late seventeenth century, wigs in different shapes and sizes turned into a most stylish trend pattern.

Hair weaves specifically, didn't develop enthusiasm until 1940; notwithstanding during that time big names had been the main ones utilizing them. At the point when the "long, disco-haired" time advanced there turned into an across the board utilization of hair weave. Since that period, hair weave has just turned out to be more popular.

Most human hair weaves originate from Asian nations like India, Burma, Malaysia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and European.


The most prevalent and regularly accessible type of hair extensions is known as extraordinary hair and special hair.

It is sold in most excellence supply stores or on the web.

Extraordinary brand hair extensions come in six qualities:

  1. Sensationnel quality - grade 10A

  2. Splendid quality - grade 9A

  3. Marvellous quality – grade 8A

  4. Exclusive quality – grade 7A

  5. Luxury quality – grade 6A+

  6. Legend quality – grade 6A

Special brand hair extensions also comes in six qualities:

  1. Elite quality – grade 5A

  2. Platinum quality – grade 4A+

  3. Gold plus quality – grade 4A

  4. Premium quality – grade 3A+

  5. Unique quality – grade 3A

  6. Super fine quality – grade 2A+

Extraordinary hair extensions: by and large the most affordable sort of hair extensions. Machine weft hair extensions, micro-machine weft hair extensions, and bulk-loose hair extensions are available in this brand. The same things are special brand hair extensions.

Human hair extensions never tangled while artificial hair extensions are tangled after some time.

Synthetics Fibers

Synthetic fibers are made of different various materials and contain no human hair. Manufactured filaments come in weave (weft) and single strands (mass) for twists. They don't keep going as long as human hair since they can be effectively harmed by grinding and warmth.

The nature of filaments fluctuates extraordinarily. Contingent upon quality, they may never look like human hair, as they can be hardened and move uniquely in contrast to human hair. Synthetic fibers are considerably less costly than a human hair.

Warming machines, for example, hair curling accessories, level irons, and fixing brushes, for the most part, ought to never be utilized on most kinds of manufactured hair.


Futura is a kind of synthetics fiber that can withstand warmth up to 400 °F (200 °C), and can really outlive human hair. It is fundamentally the same as human hair given it is without tangle and has a characteristic sheen. It tends to be fixed or twisted, be that as it may, it takes more time to set and futura can't be shaded. It is here and there sold as a human hair mix.

Human Hair

Hair extensions come of true virgin, raw (cuticle hair) have the most durability and ease of use as the integrity of the hair has not been broken or altered by the method of collection.

This continues to be true if this hair is then simply wefted or sewn on a track, without any processed chemical or steamed done on the hair. Everything can be done like your hair. You can do color, dyed, bleached and so many things without any problems.

Hair Extensions Industries

Human hair extensions are sold for weaves, wigs, and other hair styling products is an industry that generates millions of dollars annually and is growing as a large export economy in some Asian countries, such as India, at a rate of 10–30 percent annually.

In India, a large portion of the hair is sourced from Hindu temples (Tirupati temples and Madurai temples) where the hair is donated for religious practices, particularly in honor of the Hindu god Vishnu.

These hair extensions are highly sought out for its 'virgin', untreated qualities, as well as its great lengths from 10” to 36”. From there the hair is cleaned and the color is removed before being re-dyed for international style tastes.

Color, textures, and quality of hair extensions


Suppliers of artificial hair extensions utilize a standard scale to arrange the hair by shading. The lower the number on the bundle, for the most part, the darker the shading. 1 normally indicates the darkest dark and would wind up lighter with expanding number worth, finishing at the lightest blonde, at that point at long last white.

These hues change significantly starting with one maker then onto the next, and certain claim to fame hair extensions providers additionally make their own mark examples and hues.

Human hair color always comes in an endless variety from platinum blonde to darkest natural black # 1b. Real raw blonde human hair is scarce and is highly sought after.

Textures of human hair extensions and artificial hair extensions

Textures of artificial hair extensions vary from very straight to extremely curly, or kinky. The exact names of curl patterns vary by brand, and the possibilities of curl patterns with synthetic hair are endless, but some examples of packaged textures include Silky straight, Yaki - straight, usually mimicking the texture of relaxed Afro-Caribbean hair. Deep wave - while generally not a true 'wave', it can be made to look like spiral curls/3a hair. Romance wave - looser version of the deep wave, softer, more romantic curls. Kinky curly (very tightly coiled curly. Wet and wavy, can be packaged as Spanish wave, Italian wave, Water wave, Ocean wave, and so many artificial textures.

All artificial textures are made by machine. They are not durable. After two or three wash by water, it will be tangled and become straight.

Textures of human hair extensions vary from natural straight to naturally curly, and all the naturally occurring textures that are in-between. The exact curl patterns vary by person and so the possibilities of curl patterns with true raw hair are endless.

There are only five human hair extensions textures are natural hair extensions textures as below.

  1. Natural Straight

  2. Natural Wavy

  3. Natural Loose Wave

  4. Natural Deep Wave

  5. Natural Body Wave

Hair Extensions preparation terminology

  • Virgin hair extensions: this is single donor hair extensions. Virgin hair is hair that hasn't been colored, dyed or processed in any way and may or may not still is growing from the head. This should include any steam processes.

  • Coarse Hair Extensions: It is also called raw hair extensions. This is thick hair without any chemical treatment. If someone does the chemical treatment, hair extensions lose thickness and coarse. We cannot say that these are raw hair.

  • Remy hair extensions: These are a mixture of different donors. Furthermore, 'Remy' hair produced in factories has all been acid-treated to remove a large portion of the cuticles. This minimizes tangling leaving the western hair supplier, and eventual client, thinking that it is 'Remy', never learning how to feel the cuticles and misguided in general as to the real meaning of the word.

  • Single drawn hair extensions: The single drawn bundles will result in only the shortest hairs being removed from the original hair extensions from a single donor. The amount of shortest hairs removed depends upon the hair preparers (workers) instructions. The equipment used is a hackle and not a drawing board (or drawing mat). The single drawn hair bundle will contain a variety of different hair strand lengths, only the very shortest having been removed. It is commonplace in the hair extension industry to call any hair 'single drawn' regardless of whether it has been drawn at all. The quality of the hair itself is irrelevant to the drawing process. It is generally of a lower price bracket than double-drawn hair due to shorter hair still being contained within.

  • Double drawn hair extensions: the hair extensions sizes from top to bottom are the same. They are made by only different donors, not by a single donor. While single drawn is 100% natural hair extensions from a single donor.


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