With advancements in technology and the increased availability of human hair, more women are opting for hair extensions. Long and bouncy hair is now achievable even for those with thin or unruly hair. Brazilian and Indian hair are considered the best choices for their consistency and smoothness. However, there are differences between the two.
Indian hair is the most commonly available hair type because Indians often donate their hair for religious purposes. It is typically dark brown, fine in texture, and not very shiny, which allows it to blend easily with most European and American hair types. Indian hair has less tangled cuticles, making it easier to work with. Virgin and remy are two terms often used to describe Indian hair – virgin hair refers to hair that has not been chemically treated, while remy hair has all cuticles running in the same direction. Hair extensions made from Indian hair become wavy when dried, creating a beautiful appearance. Indian hair also curls and straightens easily.
Brazilian hair is shiny and silky, available in straight, wavy, and curly forms. Hair extensions made from Brazilian hair maintain their curls for extended periods. They are highly sought after due to their compatibility with most European and American hair textures. Brazilian hair is dense, bouncy, and has a natural shine.
- Brazilian hair is generally shinier and silkier than Indian hair.
- Brazilian hair has a higher density and provides more bounce than Indian hair when used as extensions.
- Brazilian hair withstands humidity better than Indian hair, as it frizzes less when wet.