Hair Styles

What Are The Different Types Of Hair Extensions

People are often confused when they try to buy hair extensions, especially if it is the first time a person is buying extensions. There are so many terms that are used that people become uncertain about which extension they should be. In many cases, a person would choose to buy a random type of extension due to all the confusion, only to be faced with disappointment after the extensions arrive at their doorstep. To provide a clearer overview of the different terms used in the hair extensions industry, we’ve compiled a list of the different extensions you will find on the internet – and which one would be more suited for every individual that is looking to buy extensions.

When it comes to choosing a type of hair extension, one of the first choices you will be prompted with is your preferred hair origin. This is also sometimes called the hair’s texture. Essentially, this choice refers to the type of hair that you would like to wear (from what type of people the hair was gathered from). The most popular choices that you are sure to find almost anywhere on the internet includes Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Peruvian hair and Indian hair.


Brazilian Hair

Let’s start with one of the most popular hair types around the world – Brazilian hair. Brazilian hair, according to Her Hair Company, is usually available in three grades. Grade A, B and C. Grade A is obviously the best quality Brazilian hair that can be purchased. This type of hair is very straight and has the silkiest texture of all grades. It is also the most expensive grade. Grade B is often used to manufacture hair extensions and is a very popular grade for wavy hair types. Grade B is also the most popular grade of Brazilian hair. Finally, grade c is the least expensive and is usually taken from Brazilians that are of a Caribbean or African descent.

brazilian wave hair

Malaysian Hair

Malaysian hair is versatile and is available in different varieties. You will find Malaysian hair in different colors and textures on the internet. Virgin Hair Fixx explains that Malaysian hair is often recommended to African American women as some of the colors that this hair is available in perfectly match their natural hair.   Malaysian hair is denser and thicker than many other types, and it is also known to be very silky and soft. When dry, Malaysian hair is usually straight with a slight wavy appearance.

Malaysian hair

Peruvian Hair

Peruvian hair is also very popular, but usually costs somewhat more than other types like Brazilian and Malaysian hair. One of the most appreciated benefits of Peruvian hair is the fact that it is very comfortable to wear and rarely result in itching. It is also luxurious and silky, and has a lot of volume that adds more “bounce” to a person’s hairstyle. Lux Weave explains that Peruvian hair is perfect for individuals with African American hair as it blends in well with this type of hair.

peruvian weave



There are many different types of hair extensions available and knowing the difference between these types are essential. This can make a big difference when it comes to making a purchase, especially if you are new to the hair extensions industry and buying on the internet. The list we have compiled should come in handy the next time you set out to buy hair extensions as it will help you determine the best type of extension for your natural hair.