Hair Business Education
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The Hair Industry Boom from 1980 to 1990: Hair Business Education
In 1980, the hair industry was relatively very small. It primarily served the American and European wig markets for fashion and cancer survivors, women with alopecia, and orthodox Jewish women. Hair was sourced from Europe nunneries and convents as well as from smaller local collectors in rural areas. Collectors also sourced hair from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
European Remy hair extensions and wigs came in a variety of colors, and manufacturers were able to source the natural colors to match their clients’ needs. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and the modernization of Europe and the fashion industry boom, hair became scarcer, and manufacturers in Europe and the U.S. began searching for alternate sources.
During the late1980s and early 1990s, the hub of manufacturing for Remy hair extensions and wigs began migrating from Western Europe and the U.S. to South Korea. The Korean hair industry began making itself into the distribution and retail segments of the hair extensions and wigs industry by opening retail stores progressively throughout the U.S. In Western Europe, the South Asian industry also entered the Remy hair industry, and their success mirrored the expansion of the Korean-American hair extensions industry in the U.S. Distributors and retail stores began to learn more and experiment with various types of hair.
The Hair Retail Industry, 1990 to 2000: Hair Business Education
Remy virgin hair and fallen temple human hair have long been collected in India and used for various industries. The most dominant use being the extraction of amino acids from the virgin hair to be used in various retail consumer products.
Historical Hair Industry: Hair Business Education
However, after 1990, Western demand increased, and India became the world’s largest producer and exporter of fallen temple human hair and Remy human hair (also known as temple hair and Indian hair) for wigs and the growing Remy hair extensions market.
In the early 1990s, manufacturers did not distinguish between Remy hair (virgin hair) and fallen hair (Non-REMY Hair). All virgin hair they received was processed, colored, and made into wigs and hair extensions in the same way.
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The processing and coloring treatments resulted in the hair not being uniform in quality, with cuticles stripped and pigment/color added to the hair. In the late 1990s, a few new Remy hair extensions companies entered the market and began to use Indian fallen temple hair, which they sourced exclusively from Indian temples.
These companies represented the first significant shift in the industry. They determined that the cost of Remy virgin hair in its natural state was much higher than that of processed fallen hair.
Remy virgin hair featured cuticles that flowed in the correct direction from root to tip, the Remy hair extensions would perform like natural hair and could be reused by the consumer. This was the genesis of Remy hair extensions, or virgin hair extensions, as the industry calls it today.
Retail Hair Business Boom: Hair Business Education
The retail sales and distribution of hair extensions and wigs in the U.S. also expanded during this period. By the year 2000, there were approximately 5000 Korean-owned beauty supply stores in the U.S., selling brands that were developed and marketed by Korean-American hair companies. African-American women were their primary customer base. 100 percent of the hair sold in these stores was processed Non-Remy hair, with over 90 percent of it being Non-Remy Indian Temple processed fallen hair.
The demand for Remy hair and virgin hair extensions began to increase as discerning consumers began to grasp and appreciate the difference between Remy virgin hair and processed (Non-Remy) hair.
Due to the growing demand for virgin hair extensions and the fact that the supply of Remy hair came exclusively from single donors, the price of Remy hair began to increase so only a handful of companies in the U.S. were selling authentic Remy hair extensions.
Hair Industry No Regulation: Hair Business Education
Because there were no regulations governing the human hair industry, all (Non-Remy) processed, Fallen, Mixed, hair being sold at beauty supply stores was also being named Remy hair extensions.
Many consumers could not understand why the price of Remy hair extensions at the beauty supply stores (which was actually (Non- Remy) processed hair) was dramatically lower than Remy hair extensions (virgin hair) sold by the handful of authentic Remy hair companies.
This confusion arose as a direct result of the lack of industry regulations, with brands selling (Non-Remy) processed hair and claiming their hair to be Remy hair facing no punitive consequences.
Hair Industry Competition
Facing little competition, no regulatory authority, and complete control of the supply chain, beauty supply stores were able to keep consumers in the dark. Most customers had no knowledge that the hair extensions they purchased and believed to be Remy hair was actually (Non-Remy) processed hair.
The deceptive nature of positioning Non-Remy hair as Remy hair was evidenced by the marketing of certain brands that would promote “100% Remy hair – good for four washes without tangling.” However, true Remy hair will last through an endless number of washes without tangling as long as the consumer manages their Remy hair extensions as they would their own hair.
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However, by 2005, Remy natural hair was also being offered by a new retail channel previously unknown to the hair industry – the internet. The advent of hair sales via the internet was a significant shift in the industry because clients were now able to purchase hair from a retailer that wasn’t a beauty supply store. It was a slow and arduous journey for the nascent Remy natural hair(virgin hair) companies establishing themselves and trying to retail products in a competitive industry.
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In 2012, Malaysia Hair Imports began using the label “virgin hair” to distinguish its Remy hair extensions from the standard (Non-Remy) processed hair offered at the ubiquitous beauty supply stores. Because the label “virgin hair” wasn’t being used by any established brands, and Burmese virgin hair extensions were. Demand for authentic Remy virgin hair extensions started to increase, and consequently, the pricing from the Villages increased.
Another industry development during this time was India exporting Indian fallen hair primarily to Brazil, and to countries in South America. Indians who had emigrated to Brazil in the 70s had uncovered the tremendous demand for hair extensions in Brazil and began importing hair extensions from India.
Brazil became one of the largest importers of human hair from India, The biggest country was, China, The Chinese Factory purchased 98 percent of all Indian Fallen hair from India, which they processed into mixed synthetic hair extensions and sold and exported to the beauty supply stores in the U.S. and Europe.
As the volume of imports from India into Brazil grew, so did the news that Brazil was also a source for high-quality Remy Brazilian hair extensions. The Chinese companies then began exporting and marketing the Indian hair as virgin Brazilian hair extensions to many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and the US. This was the advent of Brazilian hair extensions in the human hair industry as we know it today.
As you can see from the above, we have done an extensive research to expand our knowledge of hair business and Industry.
The Hair Retail Industry, 2011 to 2016: Hair Business Education
In 2011 The Remy hair extensions industry faced a massive shock in the supply chain: The Indian temples, still the main source of Remy hair, stopped selling hair for 18 months, from January 2011 to August 2012. Manufacturers began to look for creative ways to sell Indian fallen hair (Non-Remy Hair) as Remy hair extensions.
This was by far the most significant outcome of this event and therefore important to learn about hair in detail to avoid disappointment.
Unfortunately, hair education knowledge of the industry is limited.
A little Hair Industry History: Hair Business Education
A few Indian manufacturers discovered that if they simply stripped the cuticles on fallen (Non-REMY Hair) and finished the hair in a silicone bath, the hair, at the outset, would look and feel like Remy hair or virgin hair. How was this possible? Fallen Indian Temple hair is simply inverted Indian hair with many impurities, such as dirt, lice, nits, oil, color, henna, grey hair, water, etc.
Once this hair is washed in acid, most of the impurities are removed (except for the grey hair that must be removed separately), and the hair no longer has cuticles. This process is exactly what the Chinese factory and company’s were doing in their production of processed Indian Temple (Non Remy Hair) for the beauty supply store market in the U.S.
Bad Hair Industry Practices: Hair Business Education
However, the Indian manufacturers realized that if they did not color the hair after the acid wash and only rinsed the hair in a silicone bath to help reduce tangling, the hair would look and feel just like Remy virgin hair to the consumer. The uneducated and untrained consumer would be unable tell the difference between real Remy Hair and Non-Remy Hair unless they looked at the price.
The Non-Remy Indian Hair is a lower quality hair that was characterized by dryness, tangling, and matting after a few washes (remember how the beauty supply store brand promoted their products?). This was the advent of Non-Remy hair falsely sold as Remy virgin hair: a major development in the Remy hair extension industry.
From Non-Remy Non-Remy perspective, purchases of 100% Remy hair fell 90 percent due to the exponential price increase, and demand for Non Remy or Temple’s hair increased immensely after Indian and Chinese manufacturers found a substitute product for pure 100% virgin Remy hair , however the Villages and Donors maintained their high prices as they is no dependent on demand.
Exports of this Indian temples fallen hair (Non-Remy) to China Factory and Brazil grew rapidly (labeled as Brazilian, Peruvian, Mongolian, Russian, and Philippian hair extensions), and so did the number of manufacturers in China and India making (Non-Remy) Processed hair.
Grading and Pricing of Hair Extensions and Wigs : Hair Business Education
Because importers in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, and the world market unknowingly purchased (Non Remy) hair as virgin Remy hair, the Chinese manufacturers caught on and began developing and upgrading its manufacturing using fillers and advanced synthetic on (Non Remy) hair and implemented a grading system by (A-12AA) and graded the product high at very low prices.
To lower prices further, they started mixing the hair with plastic and animal hairs and offered free shipping to reduce the price further and be even more competitive. By 2015, manufacturers in China began to latch on via the internet using platforms like Aliexpress and Alibaba, buying domain names and sending YouTube bloggers free hair for reviews to master and have a competitive advantage over the industry.
The Chinese Hair companies became dependent on cut-throat pricing with very little regard to quality. Therefore, these companies would promote this NonRemy hair from the temples of India as Remy Hair, Virgin Hair, Human Hair, and the names like Brazilian hair, Mongolian hair, Peruvian hair, etc.
Hair Industry Truths : Hair Business Education
The number one hair extension product today is called Brazilian hair extensions but it’s just a name whereby the truth is Brazilian girls have thin hair and are one of the biggest buyers of hair extensions.
From Malaysia Hair Imports perspective, the entire market was suddenly thrown open to entrepreneurs and dreamers. Many new companies found a niche to exploit: selling so-called virgin hair, which is actually recycled natural hair, at very low prices via websites and retail stores.
Hair Business Education
Unfortunately, most of these companies do not know what they are purchasing, they cant verify the source of the hair or know how the hair has been processed. The companies retailing and buying (NonRemy Hair) have no understanding, knowledge, and experience in what they are selling or buying, that is why Malaysia Hair Imports stands apart from the competition.
Malaysia Hair Imports only sells authentic 100% Remy virgin hair, single drawn from Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma and we are here to educate our customers on the hair industry and how to take care of their virgin hair extensions from us.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MALAYSIA HAIR IMPORTS HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Hair extensions have been our passion for more than 9 years. During this time we’ve become the leading human hair factory of hair extension and wigs experts in Bangkok Thailand.
Our high-quality hair extensions and wigs are made from only the finest remy human hair.
The Highest Quality Hair Extensions – From Thailand to the World
The headquarters of Malaysia Hair Imports are located in Bangkok, Thailand. It is here that our success story began and it’s from here we continue to grow our network across the world.
Our hair extensions and wigs are shipped from the warehouse in Bangkok
And now, you can order our hair extensions from anywhere in the world. Our production process is regularly monitored by the USA and Thailand control institute to ensure the highest standard product is delivered to you.
For many years now, our high-quality standards have proved themselves to our professional partners in the fashion world and many hairdressing salons around the world.
Not only in Bangkok but also in USA, Poland, Italy, Austria, France, the Canada and Australia.
Professional hair stylists choose Malaysia Hair Imports Hair Extensions and Wigs because our hair extensions and Wigs are known to stand the test of time.
Hair Extensions with Cambodian Hair Quality Hair – Perfect Hair Everyday!
Cambodian Hair is a common raw material for a high-quality hair extension. However, the processing of this hair is less time-consuming than that of Indian hair.
Since Asian hair is more similar to the European hair structure, the hair does not need to be thinned. The attached hair extensions will look natural even without this step.
Cambodian human hair can be bleached and subsequently dyed in different shades of color.
Hair Extensions with Malaysian Human
Malaysian Hair is a valuable raw material for a high-quality hair extension. The processing of this hair is less time-consuming than that of Indian and Chinese hair.
Since Asian hair is more similar to the European hair structure meaning the hair does not need to be thinned.
Hair Extensions with Burmese Human Hair
Burmese is similar to Indian hair in its characteristics. This hair also does not have to be thinned out before making the hair extensions.
However, since Americas and Europeans have the same lineage, Burmese hair is even more similar to European hair than Indian hair is.
This type of human hair extensions is applied by looping the single-strand micro-bead extensions through your own hair and clamping down with a pair of pliers and a metal bead to finish. So pretty much, your entire head is covered in these little beads. You need to go to a professional for the application of micro-bead hair extensions.
Sewn-in/Weave Hair Extensions
Sewn-in weave hair extensions are those who have super thick, coarse, or naturally super curly hair. Your own hair is braided tightly into corn rows throughout your entire head, and the extensions are then attached using a needle and a thread.
A pro about these hair extensions is that they work super well for girls who have tons of hair that is thick and a coarse, however, a con is that the tight braids seriously strain your scalp, therefore they are not advisable for those who have thin hair.
Also consider hygienic reasons – it may be difficult to wash and condition the scalp because the entire scalp is covered in cornrows. You need to go to a professional for the application of sewn-in hair extensions as well as consistently visit the salon (even six weeks or so) to ensure that the extensions are still sewn in correctly into place and if the braids need to be tightened up again.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions is the fastest, easiest, and least damaging type of hair extensions which you can apply all by yourself without having to go to a professional. Clip-in hair extensions are a temporary method of hair extensions, which means you can clip them in and out whenever you want.
Clip-in hair extensions are ideal if you are looking to add length and volume to your hair without the commitment or breaking the bank. Clip-in hair extensions are a popular choice among women all over the world for bridal and bridesmaids’ hairstyles as they can greatly enhance any hairstyle.
You need to take off your clip-in hair extensions when you shower, sleep, or swim, however, clipping them in takes only about 5 minutes. Always choose real remy human hair extensions as you will be able to heat style and wash them just like your own hair.
High quality clip-in hair extensions will last you anywhere from 3-6 months up to a year or even longer, depending on how often you wear them and how well you take care of them. Malaysia Hair Imports raw human hair extensions are all high quality 100% real remy human clip-in hair extensions.
Tape in Hair Extensions
Tape in method of hair extensions involves taking each weft and literally taping them onto your own hair. The wefts are connected by wide bonds of tape and your own hair is placed between them and clamped around the strands.
Pros to this method of hair extensions is if you wear your hair extensions without a break, these can last in your hair for 6-12 weeks. Some cons to tape in hair extensions are that it can be difficult to tie your hair up how you want it since you can’t reposition the wefts after they are applied, and they can also begin tangling with your own hair as it starts growing out. You need to go to a professional for the application of tape in hair extensions.
Glue-in/Keratin Bond/Pre-bonded Hair Extensions
These hair extensions are attached to the hair with keratin bonds that are on top of the extensions, which are fused with a hot tool. This technique requires heat for application, and consistent visits to the salon to maintain them.
They can look great; however, it is best to not using oils, conditioners or any hot styling tools because this can weaken the bonds and make the extensions come out.
WHAT IS RAW VIRGIN HAIR?
Raw Virgin Hair is human hair that is in its natural state. No chemical changes, no color, has not been processed, and all cuticles are intact. All hair sold by Malaysia Hair Imports is Raw virgin hair.
HOW CAN I MEASURE THE LENGTH OF MY HAIR PRODUCTS?
Your Cambodian, Malaysian, Burmese hair extensions and wigs should be measured to the fall of the hair. Start 0 at the weft or top of wig cap and measure to the ends of the bundle. The Cambodian and Burmese Wavy, Cambodian Body Wave, Burmese Curly, and Kinky Curly hair extensions and wigs must be measured by pulling the hair straight. Again, start 0 at the weft; pull the hair straight from the ends, and the length will be at the tips of the hair.
Each bundle will not measure exact when it is still wrapped in its band, as tension can affect the fall of each strand.
CAN THE HAIR BE STRAIGHTENED OR CURLED?
Your new hair from Malaysia Hair Imports 100% Human Raw Virgin hair extensions can be styled like your own hair. You are able to use a thermal (hot) tool to straighten, curl, crimp, etc. Keep in mind the hair does not have all the nutrients that a strand growing from your scalp will.
Heat damage can cause breakage and dryness. Therefore, it is imperative that you use a heat-protecting product, always co-wash your hair, and protect it during sleep hours.
CAN I COLOR MY HAIR BUNDLES?
Any chemical processes should be done by a professional or at least consulted by one. This purchase is an investment for you and chemically altering the hair can possibly damage it. Although our Raw Virgin hair extensions can handle a coloring process very well, please be cautious.
Once the hair is chemically-altered incorrectly, the cuticle can become damaged and overexposed, causing fraying, breakage, dryness, and tangling. This in turn will affect the overall look and feel of your hair. Chemical damage has no reverse button, and we will not be held liable for any damages.
DOES OUR HAIR SHED?
Minimally, no hair is absolutely perfect. We have reinforced machine wefting, to minimize shedding to nearly none. You may see a few strands here or there while detangling or styling, but nothing troubling or excessive. The most effective way to avoid shedding is by sealing the wefts.
HOW LONG DOES THIS HAIR LAST?
Our 100% Human Hair Extensions and Wigs can last through multiple installs. However, the lifetime of your extensions depends heavily on how they are cared for. On average our customers can use their extensions from 6 to 8 months if cared for properly. Learn more about Caring for your Raw Virgin Cambodian, Malaysian and Burmese Hair Extensions
WHAT DOES CO-WASH HAIR MEAN?
Co-washing simply means washing with conditioner. It is a key task in extending the life of your extensions and keeping them healthy. We recommend a co-wash once a week with moisturizing conditioner to ensure your hair gets the nutrients and moisture it needs.
When you first receive your extensions, it is important to co-wash the hair, as it has been through Malaysia Hair Imports is a direct factory manufacturers’ that hands, packaging, etc.
Shampooing the hair can strip the hair entirely too much of its moisture. Always use WARM water, as hot water will overexpose the cuticle of the hair.
HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY HAIR?
All virgin hair reacts differently to product and regimens. Please be mindful to stay away from ingredients that can strip your extensions of moisture such as parabens, sulfate, and silicone. These products usually tend to have a high alcohol content which dehydrates the hair follicle of its nutrients.
Heavy oils are also not necessary to care for your extensions as it can weigh down your hair pattern. By rule of thumb, we recommend co-washing your bundles weekly and shampooing bi-weekly to rid your bundles of any excess product. Deep conditioning can be done as needed.
WHAT HAIR PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND I USE?
With no two heads being alike, our customers have a variety of experience with different textures as well as their daily maintenance of their extensions. Over the years we have collected knowledge regarding what works best.
Our customers highly suggest product lines such as Crème of Nature, Carol’s Daughter, Cantu, As I Am, and more. Even though our customers suggest these products, your extensions may not respond in the same manner.
HOW MANY HAIR BUNDLES SHOULD I ORDER?
The key to determining how many bundles to purchase depends on the lengths you are wanting. As all bundles are the same weight (3.3oz), the longer bundles have shorter wefts, and the shorter bundles have longer wefts. For a full sew-in, we recommend 3-4 bundles of hair. For lengths over 18”, we recommend ordering 4-5 bundles of hair.
If you desire an install with a lot of volume, you will need 4-5 bundles or 4 bundles with a closure. A closure is a great addition to your install, as you will have no leave-out. This is considered a full protective style, and none of your hair will be exposed.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO RECEIVE MY PACKAGE?
We have a standard 24-48 hour processing time prior to the shipment of 5-7 business days all orders. This processing timeframe is subject to change due to sales or holidays. Please review our shipping methods to receive an estimated timeframe of received your package.
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