Hair Industry FAQ

Malaysia Hair Imports FAQ:


Malaysia Hair Imports Does Not Sell or Buy Chinese Products!

Chinese produced ‘VIRGIN’ HAIR – hair that has been mixed with fibers and fillers to make the ponytail full.  The hair is then treated in an acid bath and silicon is added to make the hair shine.  These hairs tend not to be virgin hair. 


What type of virgin human hair does Malaysia Hair Imports offer?

 We only carry the purest and most sought after Cambodian, Malaysian and Burmese


What makes Malaysia Hair Imports virgin hair stand out from the human hair sold at beauty stores? 

Most, if not all, hair extensions sold through beauty supply stores is non-cuticle hair; meaning the hair is not remy hair.  A lot of hair brands found in beauty supply stores are claiming to be remy hair, but this is usually not true. The cuticle has been stripped with an acid bath and sometimes even mixed with animal hair, synthetic fibers or fabric. Often, this hair is coated in silicone which can lose its sheen after several washes.  Finally, when hair is not cuticle-correct, users suffer from extensive matting, tangles and shedding and the hair is not reusable.


What is Virgin Hair?

Virgin hair is hair that has not been dyed, bleached, permed, straightened or mixed with synthetic materials in any way. Malaysia Hair Imports only sells 100% Virgin Hair. 


What is Remy?

Remy or Remi is not a brand name.  The term “Remy” refers to the characteristics (cuticle and hair shaft) in the collection of the hair. Non-virgin Remy has been chemically processed, typically for texture or color.


What are cuticles?

Cuticles are the outer most part of the hair shaft.  They are strong and transparent cells that overlap each other up to 12 layers deep. These tiny microscopic structures protect the hair and its inner cell structures from damage. 


How Many Bundles of Hair Do I Need?

For a natural looking install of hair extensions, the average person needs about 10oz (300g), 7oz 200g is recommended for a partial install.

12” to 14” about  2 bundles
16” to 22”  about 3 bundles
24′ to 30”  about 4 bundles 


How is the hair measured?

All Curly/Wavy Hair is measured by stretching out the hair.


How long does the virgin human hair last?

This hair can last for a very long time (in most cases 1yr or more) depending on how you maintain it. Treat it like your own hair and take very good care of it and it will last longer. Many hair clients with hair extensions prefer Malaysian or Cambodian hair because it is beautiful and unprocessed, which makes it last longer than any other kind of hair.


Can the hair be straightened or curled?

Yes, of course, treat the hair as if it is your own. It is very important that you use a quality heat protectant on your hair. Your hair is 100% virgin hair so it can become heat damaged and dry out just as your own hair would. Also, with curly/wavy hair you risk the chance that your curl pattern will not return after applying “excessive” heat to your hair. If you continually apply heat to your hair, you will begin to train your hair to become straight. 


Can I dye /color the hair?

Yes. The hair can be colored. Virgin hair can be dyed and/or bleached, however you still have to be careful as you would with your real hair. Extra care will be needed because the hair is not attached to the scalp and does not retain its own moisture. You must be mindful to keep the hair hydrated and moisturized. Also, when you dye and/or bleach your virgin hair the hair is no longer virgin (it will then be chemically processed).


What is Co-Washing?

Co -Washing is cleansing your hair with moisturizing conditioner without the use of shampoo. The conditioner is used in this wash to provide your hair with moisture and shine, and also help hydrate the hair. Most people will say that the conditioner is the most important part of the washing process.



Hair type on the market: 

Indian Hair: 95% of the hair extensions out on the market is Indian hair. It is one of the top 10 products exported from India. Most of the Indian hair quality is very poor as it is often swept from temples floors, mixed with other human and animals hair, and has a bad odor.  While, China is the biggest buyer of Indian hair in the world to make these products that you currently see in your local beauty supply shops.


Brazilian: Brazilian hair is very hard to find even in Brazil!!! China processes synthetic and mixed Indian and Chinese hair and then packages it up and labels the hair as Brazilian hair.


Peruvian: Same as Brazilian hair and the name sounds sexy.  This again is a marketing trap.


Mongolian:  The Mongolian population, in general, do not have curly hair.  This is and you guessed it, a marketing trap. 


Filipino: Filipino people generally speaking do not cut their hair.  


Eurasian: This hair is Chinese hair, but again processed in China to get a bone straight look.


Cambodian: Very rare hair and one needs to know the Khmer people to import and or export anything from their kingdom.    


Malaysian: Very rare hair also, 95% of hair on the market is Indian hair processed to be bone straight hair and colored to look and feel like Malaysian hair. 


What is Synthetic hair made from?


  • Toyokalon is a synthetic fiber made in China that is highly heat resistant so that it can easily be styled.


  • Monofilament or monofiber, is a high quality woven linen material used to make hairpieces. It is typically used in permanent weaves and is very durable.


  • Polyester– single filament polyester is a petroleum-based fiber that is commonly used in less expensive synthetic hairpieces.


  • Slik Synthetic hair is sometimes produced using silk. Silk hair is very soft but does not hold up as well as man-made materials.


  • Silicone– is a rubber-based material used in synthetic hair production. It holds color well and can be placed directly on the skin to look more natural.