Many different types of hair are used in the hair replacement industry. Three main types of hair are widely used in hair replacement systems – Synthetic fiber, Normal human hair (including Chinese hair and Indian hair), Remy hair and Virgin hair.
1. Synthetic Hair
Synthetic hair is artificial plastic filaments made primarily of modacrylic fibers that have the look and feel of real hair. But we use only real human hair.
2. Normal Human Hair
There are two main types of human hair used in hair replacement systems – Chinese hair and Indian hair.
1) Chinese hair
Chinese hair is the most common type of hair found in hair systems on the market today. The reason for this is simple - it's readily available in large quantities and cheap to buy. However Chinese hair has a round cross-section as opposed to the oval shape of European hair, making it too thick, rigid and coarse to be appropriate for people of European descent. To reduce the thickness and give it a softer and more delicate texture, many hair companies expose the hair to an aggressive acid treatment to strip the cuticle layer. This chemical treatment destroys the cuticle layer, leaving the hair opaque and fragile. The hair is then colored and covered with a silicone layer which gives it a simulated healthy look. But as many of you are aware, this protection has a short life. In the beginning, the hair seems shiny and beautiful, but after a few washes the silicone layer starts to wash away, and the color fades leaving the hair with a dull matt appearance
Because of these reasons, we never use Chinese hair and instead only use the most excellent quality Indian Remy Cuticle hair in the production of our hair systems with no fillers.
2) Indian hair
We utilize the most exquisite quality Indian hair in our hair replacement systems. The texture is very smooth and soft. Genetically, Indian hair is very similar to Caucasian hair in its basic structure.
The natural Indian hair is collected on mass, where the hair lies disorganized in all directions. At this stage, the cuticle layer is still in place, but unless the cuticle layers are all facing in the same direction, the hair will tangle, and you would not be able to use it.
To use this hair, it is necessary to submit it to a chemical treatment to strip the cuticle layer, which prevents it from tangling when used in hair replacement systems.
Although this hair is superior in texture when compared to Chinese hair, it still has the limitation of being exposed to a chemical treatment, which often results in premature color fading and a limited life span (hair looks dull and matt after a few months).
Despite these limitations, the regular Indian human hair is a great entry-level option and represents excellent value for money.
It is also perfect for those clients who change their hair replacement systems frequently, switching to a new system before the signs of wear & tear begin to surface.
You can extend the life of the hair by using leave-in conditioning treatments that contain UV protectors, which prevents sun damage and retards color fading.
Also, if you do experience color loss, the hair can be re-colored, which can also help to extend the life of the hair.
3) Remy Hair
Remy hair is also human hair, but the difference is how it's processed. Remy hair is cut from the head and tagged "root-to-tip." Throughout the entire manufacturing process, the hair is carefully kept in order. The exact definition of “Remy” hair refers to how the hair is handled and stored. In other words, it's hair that's kept “root-to-tip.”
With your natural, growing hair all the are facing up, in the same direction, which prevents the tangling and matting problems when the hair is wet.
With the traditional manufacturing process, the (outer layer) of the hair is the cause of tangling and matting problems. When the hair is examined under a microscope, the looks like the bark of a palm tree, and when the hair gets wet, the shaft swells, and the cuticle opens creating "horny barks."
Through the standard manufacturing process the hair is blended and ventilated. This process leaves the hair cuticle going in opposite directions, and unless the epidermis is removed through an acid bath, it will tangle and matte when wet.
Remy hair is not virgin hair. Remy hair does not mean the hair is not processed to remove the cuticle.
Remy hair is also Not European hair. Some even think it's the best hair that money can buy. Unfortunately, this too is untrue. The terms “Remy hair” and “European hair” are entirely separate.
Remy hair also can refer to the Chinese Remy hair and Indian Remy hair.
4) Virgin Hair
“Virgin hair” is utterly unprocessed hair with the cuticle still intact. That would mean that the hair is neither colored nor permed (straight or curly).
We also offer the highest quality Virgin hair. Virgin hair is human hair in its purest and natural state. It is collected from a single hair donor and is completely raw with no chemical or texture processing. This makes our virgin hair 100% natural as it has never been chemically processed in any way. The only processing performed on this hair is that it has been cleaned and conditioned. This means that there is no damage to the cuticle layer leaving the cuticle intact. This is very important as the cuticles function as the hair's protective shield; therefore, as virgin hair has its cuticle intact, it is more durable, stronger, healthier-looking and reflects a natural shine.
Besides the cuticles in virgin hair are aligned in the same direction to prevent tangling. This makes natural hair more comfortable to maintain, as it is smooth and tangle-free.
Our Virgin hair is only available in its natural color and texture as it is entirely natural, and this hair has never been treated or colored. The natural color is usually a very "dark brown" or "off-black" shade (similar to color 1B). The natural virgin hair textures range from straight, to wavy and curly. Hair that has been colored or processed for texture cannot be categorized as virgin hair; however, many retailers/websites falsely describe their processed hair as virgin hair, which is entirely untrue and inaccurate.
Our virgin hair is incredibly durable and can be reused again and again while still maintaining superior quality. It is also very versatile that you can color, tint, and even perm this hair. This hair can also be blow-dried, flat ironed straight and curled with curlers.
Once you try our Virgin Cuticle Hair, you will be astonished at how soft and beautiful your hair looks you will never want anything less. The sheer quality of this hair makes it the most beautiful human hair on the market. It is soft to touch and retains its vitality and elasticity. This hair behaves exactly like your hair and looks perfectly natural. It can be blow-dried, flat ironed straight and curled with curlers. So the hair will always look healthy and full of luster.
5) European hair
Lyrical hair also can make your order with the REAL EUROPEAN HAIR. European hair is very soft, and the hand feel is silky, the hair is waving on your head, you can get a very natural movement. All our European hair has not been chemical proceed; they are all cuticle intact and kept "root-to-tip." In other words, the European are virgin hair.
However, not all lengths are available of our European hair, the length we can do is 6 inches after finished. They can also be dyed into any color you want.