Chinese hair, Indian hair, Malaysian hair- What’s the difference?

The constant discussion for hair extensions enthusiasts is what type of hair to purchase for your next hair extensions install. If you choose to do a full weave you can wear which ever hair texture and hair type you wish. If you choose to wear a hair extensions application where you will need to blend your own hair you will need to choose a type of hair that creates the best match for your hair texture.

There are many different hair types available on the market today the most popular are Malaysian hair, russian hair, brazilian hair, chinese hair, Mongolian, russian and Indian hair.

What is Brazilian Hair: Authentic Brazilian hair comes from Brazil or South America. Beware of ‘fake’ Brazilian hair. The term ‘Brazilian Hair’ is commonly used as a term by Chinese hair manufactures that process the hair to make it look ‘Brazilian’. Brazilian hair has become increasingly popular, especially, in the African-American community. Brazilian hair is characterized by naturally curly hair.

What is Chinese Hair: Chinese hair originates from China. A typical Chinese hair strand is straight, thick and coarse. It is often a great match for African-American hair. Chinese hair is often the preferred hair to use to create kinky curly or kinky relaxed textures because of it’s coarseness.

What is Indian Hair: Indian hair originates from the temples of India. It is the most readily available hair on the market- and therefor often the cheapest. Indian hair is the most readily available hair on the market. Indian hair is thick, but thinner than Chinese hair. Indian hair is shinier than Chinese hair, and often is available in very long lengths.

What is Malaysian Hair: Malaysian hair originates from Malaysia. Malaysian hair comes from the Malaysian temples and is sold by some Malaysian women to make money for their families. Malaysian hair is a newer competitor on the hair extensions market. And is a bit more expensive because it is more rare than Indian and Chinese hair. Malaysian hair is thinner and softer than Chinese and Mongolian hair and can very well be used for European hair or other fine hair types.

What is Mongolian Hair: Mongolian hair comes from Mongolia. Mongolian hair is very rare due to Mongolia only having a population of 2.6 million people. Poor Mongolian women sell their hair for profit. Mongolian hair is best described as in between Chinese and Malaysian hair. It is thinner and not coarse as Chinese hair, but not quite as soft as Malaysian hair.

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4 Responses to Chinese hair, Indian hair, Malaysian hair- What’s the difference?

  1. Keeka says:

    Also, Many Companies market their virgin hair as “mongolian” which it is not. Many of these exotic hair types are merely marketing tactics, so be careful to make sure you understand what you are buying. For many, “Mongolian” hair is merely blended hair weft of virgin chinese and virgin indian. It is great quality but is NOT from Mongolia.

  2. Nathalie says:


    This is a great site! I have a question, which I reeeeally hope you can answer! I’m going to order some hair from a chinese supplier, and sell it to people in my hometown. I’ve been looking for ages, but it’s so difficult! I’ve ordered up so much hair, but the quality isn’t good enough. So I was wondering, do you know about a good and professional supplier? They should offer clip-on hair extensions, and I think indian hair would be the best! I really appreciate your answer! 🙂 xx

    • breezer says:

      you need some friends in China to help you buy real Chinese hair, and do not expect very low price. you will get mixed hair if your price lower than its worth.

  3. susan lupiya says:

    Which one is better mongolian or Brazilian

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