What's the Difference between Brazilian, Malaysian and Peruvian Hair?
There are some differences between all 3 types of hair. The differences are more apparent in the hair's reaction to water, heat or air drying. You will definitely notice the difference after a couple weeks of wear.
All virgin hair types have natural movement and should have minimal shedding and tangling. Each texture can be processed in wavy, straight or curly. With virgin Hair you will notice colors are not even through out the bulk. You will find a few strands maybe lighter or darker than the rest of the weft. This is normal and typical of hair from a sunny country where hair lightens with exposure to the sun.
Brazilian Hair - It comes from the pacific of Brazil and its derived in different lengths and natural colors. Brazilian hair is one of the most beautiful types of hair around. It is known for its full body, beautiful bounce, texture and versatility. This hair has a shiny appearance and feel. It is available in wavy, straight or curly textures. The Straight textures are not bone straight but tends to have some light waves in it. This hair holds curls very well and tends to hold curls longer than the Indian Hair. This type of hair is usually soft and smooth. Texture may vary from natural straight to natural full bouncy body wave. The use of this type of hair is popular in most west-african countries. This type of hair last for as long as you take good care of it. It doesn’t require special maintenance. Brazilian hair is good for all hairstyles. It holds curls beautifully and curls when wet.
Malaysian Hair - Malaysian hair at first can appear excessively shiny but after the first 2/3 washes the shine lessens considerably to take on a more natural appearance. Curls will not loosen or drop with time but maintain their form for the entire day. No product is required to maintain the curl. Avoid using too oil spray on this hair as it will make the hair very shiny and appear 'wiggy'. Malaysian hair is softer and silker in texture than Indian hair. If you want volume and thickness, Malaysian hair is your best option. It gives great bounce and heavy body. It is great for all styles. Malaysian hair comes naturally dark in color and natural straight. Due to its fullness, it can have a tendency to be dry if proper care isn’t taken. We recommend that sufficient moisture in the form of good leave-in conditioner be used after the second re-use of the hair. The good thing is that this type of hair requires less wash because of its heavy density.
Peruvian Hair - This hair is a little coarser and thicker in texture than Malaysian or Brazilian hair. It blends well with normal African-American relaxed hair textures and medium Caucasian hair textures. Peruvian hair has been growing in popularity 2010. Peruvian hair is multi purpose hair. It has the ability to look naturally voluminous despite the fact it is lightweight. Meaning, you can have over 5 bundles of hair and yet it feels very lightweight. It is extremely manageable even in times when hair isn’t maintained properly. Peruvian hair is great for sleek straight styles as well as short & edgy styles.
DO'S AND DON'TS
1. Air drying is highly recommended for all hair types and u part wigs after washing and conditioning.
2. Perform a co-wash at least once in 2-3 weeks.
3. Try to always use a moisturizing leave in conditioner. Avoid having to use any other styling products between washes.
4. Use alcohol free serums or products on hair. This will not dry out the hair and make it frizzy.
5. Do not apply any heavy oils on hair as they will seep on to the hair extensions or wigs, in turn weighing it down and resulting in restricted movement and potential tangling.