Most of the buyers who visit hair factories or hair companies ask this question. Some customers think the hair companies are getting raw hair very cheap or even free from temples, because its donated to the temples for free. Its normal to think so.
Hair donors donate their hair to temple which in turn auctioned and sold at high competitive price by the temple. The revenue generated from hair sales is used for several public welfare schemes by the temple. The hair collected and sold at Indian temples are of high quality and are the best easy way to source Raw Indian Hair.
Due to high demand and competition, these raw hair procurement cost itself are high so only genuine raw hair companies procure these kind of hair.
Many hair companies source their hair from other means as well through vendor network. These vendors in turn have sub vendors who collect waste comb hair and floor hair from villages. Its called Non Remy Hair , which is processed with acidchemicals to look good and tangle free .
Comb Waste Hair / Floor Waste Hair
The primary goal of your direct factory visit should be to verify vendor existence, understand how the vendor works, establish communication , build trust and finalize reliable vendor for your business on whom you would be depending for standard quality product.
Getting cheap hair is easy and it can be done online itself , why need to spend flight charges, accommodation and other expenses. Even if you get hair cheap , in direct visit , all these other expense eat up your profit margin.
Hair companies those who sell good quality hair or bad quality hair, will never sell cheap because its their daily bread. They will have their profit margin in price or in product quality or in your future orders.
Choose your vendor based on your selling market benchmark prices. Analyse what your competitors are selling what quality and at what prices are they selling. There are several vendors available to meet your requirement.
Come with open mind , see how the hair companies work and what they have to offer. Choose the right hair company on several aspect discussed above and complete the purpose of your trip.
Whens the first time you heard of these kinds of hair types?
Brazilian Hair - 5 Years Ago
Peruvian Hair- 3 Years Ago
Malaysian Hair - 2 Years Ago
Cambodian Hair - 1 Year Ago
Where was all these kinds of hair before that, Why all these types of hair were not available in market all these days?
Yes you got it right. Its just a marketing tactics used by hair vendors to sell their hair in different names.
Even more interesting fact is , a vendor based in china selling Brazilian hair, Peruvian Hair, Malaysian Hair and Cambodian Hair. How come they get those origin hair. Theres no Brazilian or Peruvian origin donors live in China. Even if they claim they import it how come the prices are so low.
The real fact is only in India, women shave their hair in such high volume which is more than enough to meet the demand of hair extensions industry all over globe. Apart from India only a few women cut their hair for money which is very very less in volume compared to India. For example its only 0.001% compared to India.
Even though Quality hair is easily available in Indian Temples , no Chinese factory import such high quality hair because of price factor. The primary selling point of Chinese hair vendor is the dirt cheap price for hair, only then they can have the sales volume matching their bulk mass production.
China import several million dollars worth of comb waste hair and floor waste hair from India every year. Because its waste hair , the cost per kilogram of hair is dirt cheap. These waste hair are processed with acid wash and made into good looking hair extensions. The acid they use will strip the hairs outer layer called cuticles which is very important for a long lasting hair.
Why do Chinese hair vendor strip hair cuticles with acid?
The hair cuticles are the protection layer that keeps the hair tangle free. These cuticles are similar the fish scales running through out the hair strands from top to down direction. These cuticles eliminate the friction between each strands and avoids hair tangling and matting issue.
In waste comb hair or floor hair the strands root top and tail are mixed so the cuticles are in different direction in each strands of hair. Such hair will get matted and tangles easily. so if the cuticles are shaved-off with acid then it will be tangle free temporarily. As the hair cuticles are ripped off , the moisture inside hair is easily evaporated and get to dry soon. More over the acid used to shave the cuticles damage the hair strands to great extend. So these hair are coated with silicon chemicals to make it silky and smooth. This silicone layer are capable of withstanding few washes. Once the out silicone layer is washed of , the hair pron to damage easily and managing such cuticle free hair will be very very difficult.
Different Origin of Hair - Sales and Marketing Tactics
As the quality of hair is low, after few years these hair vendors face slow down in sales. So they were in need of a different name to sell these cuticle free acid washed hair. Only then they came up with hair of different origins for their rescue.
Where ever people see human hair extensions,whether its good quality hair or acid washed hair, you can say your eyes closed - its of Indian Origin Hair.
Cuticle free acid washed are not limited to Chinese hair vendors. Nowadays , most of the hair vendors do this. Even in India, many hair vendors do sell cuticle free acid washed hair in order to compete with global market.
What is Single Drawn Hair?
As the name says , the hair is drawn only once on one side. Drawing the hair means leveling all the hair strands to same level. In a bunch of hair, there will be hair strands of different lengths. In case of single drawn the hair is drawn and leveled on the root side only. Hence there will be natural tapper at the tail of single drawn hair. Single drawn hair can be made from hair collected from single donor as well as hair collected from multiple donors(floor hair or wast hair left in combs)
What is Double Drawn Hair?
In double drawn hair, the hair is drawn out by each length and bundled together. First the hair is single drawn on one side and then its drawn by each length from the tail side of the hair. Double drawn hair is always made from multiple donor hair. it cannot be made from single donor hair. Most of the double drawn hair bundles look thick and same thickness is available from top to tail of the hair bundle.
So,which hair is better?
Single drawn hair or double drawn hair does not really represent the hair quality. Hair quality is always measured and specified by cuticles of hair. Based on whether the all hair strands in a bunch or bundle of hair retains its cuticles intact in same direction or not , the hair quality is measured.
Hair with cuticles intact in same direction is called Remy Hair. Remy hair is the real human hair which is best known for its easy maintenance and tangle free nature.