First of all, the raw materials of wigs can be divided into two categories: man-made fibers and human hair. The wigs that can be seen on the market are basically processed from these two kinds of raw materials
- Artificial chemical fiber
Man-made chemical fiber is the chemical fiber filament collectively referred to in the wig industry. It refers to the chemical fiber material synthesized by the chemical “spinning” or “blowing” process. It is similar to the wig silk of human hair and is a supplement to the raw materials of human hair. The more famous ones are Japanese kanekalon and toyokalon. In the early days, the most expensive one was PP material (also called P material, namely polypropylene chemical fiber).
Synthetic chemical fiber silk mainly includes: normal temperature silk, high temperature silk, protein silk and other common products; according to its origin, it can be subdivided into domestic silk, Japanese silk, Korean silk, etc.According to its reflectivity, it can be divided into ordinary silk and matte silk.
Normal temperature silk: Normal temperature silk is generally used as a filling material in human hair products, which can effectively reduce the cost of human hair products. But the shortcomings are also obvious: easy to deform, difficult to manage, not resistant to high temperatures, and are flammable items. However, there are also wig products made of pure normal temperature silk on the market. Because of their low price, they were also popular in the early days. However, the shortcomings of products made with normal temperature silk are also obvious: the degree of fidelity is poor, which is not conducive to maintenance; They are basically disposable products, so they have been gradually eliminated in recent years.
High temperature wire: Compared with normal temperature wire, high temperature wire has a great improvement in high temperature resistance. Theoretically, it does not exceed 160 ℃, and it will not deform the high temperature wire(In practical applications, the theoretical high temperature resistance ranges from 100°C to 160°C depending on the production process of the high temperature wire). Under the condition of controlling the temperature, it can be hot, easy to take care of and save, and its fidelity is also greatly improved compared with that of room temperature silk. Therefore, in recent years, many wig products on the market are made of high-temperature silk raw materials , of course, the price is more expensive than normal temperature silk.
Protein silk: With the development of the wig industry, customers have higher and higher requirements for products. Low-end products can no longer meet the needs of customers, so there is a higher-quality raw material such as protein silk. Compared with normal temperature silk and high temperature silk, protein silk has achieved a further level of fidelity. So far, it is a kind of raw material that has the closest feel and fidelity to human hair. It is often used in the production of high-end wigs. So the price will be more expensive compared to the first two.
In the course of continuous development of artificial synthetic chemical fiber, another upgraded product that is different from ordinary silk has been derived: flame-retardant silk. The difference between flame-retardant silk and ordinary chemical fiber is that ordinary chemical fiber is easy to burn and becomes lumpy after being ignited , and flame-retardant silk is not easy to burn. After being ignited, it is the same as human hair and becomes a powder, which reduces the risk of use. However, because of its high cost, it has not been widely used.
According to different regions, human hair is mainly divided into: China hair, India hair, Brazil hair, Myanmar hair, Vietnam hair and so on. Because of its material, it can be ironed and dyed, and is easy to store. However, the output of human hair is limited, and the price of human hair products is slightly more expensive.
The main difference between human hair in various regions lies in the quality and curvature of the hair.Chinese hair, Mongolia hair, Myanmar hair, and Vietnam hair are all Asian hair, and the hair is relatively thick and straight.Among them, the Chinese hair is the best, the Chinese hair feels smooth and the price is the most expensive.Brazilian hair and Indian hair are softer in hair quality and have a slightly larger curvature. They are suitable for European and American hairstyles. They are mostly used for hair extensions, among which European hair is the best. The three hair types of real human hair are: No Remy Hair,Remy Hair, Virgin Hair.
No Remy Hair: No remy hair refers to all non-braided hair products, which are mainly different from the raw materials. The main raw materials for hair foam products are hair eggs, haircuts, etc. The most common ones are hair eggs. Hair eggs are mainly hair combed from human heads with hair follicles, but the hair is generally soft, and of course there are hard hair.It varies according to age and country. Among them, Indian hair is relatively soft, while Vietnam hair and Chinese hair are slightly harder. The prices of raw materials are similar, but the prices of finished products are quite high.No remy hair is also a kind of real human hair, which is the cheapest real human hair. This kind of hair is discarded after combing and washing hair. However, this kind of floor hair has no nutrition and the hair strands are relatively thin. After the collection, the hair scales are not in the same direction. There is no way to use it directly. After acid treatment, the hair scales are removed and then made into a wig. The hair quality itself is not nutritious, and the hair quality is damaged even more through layer-by-layer treatment, and there is basically no service life at all, so the price is relatively cheap. The shortcomings of No remy hair are easy to knot, feel bad, short life, and not resistant to high temperature.
Remy Hair: Remy hair also refers to all non-braided hair products, which are mainly different from the raw materials. The raw materials of the inverted smoothness are mainly hair eggs, hair cutting, etc., which are the same as the foaming materials but the processing technology is different, so the price is also more expensive than the No Remy hair.The production process of remy hair: Remy hair, also known as inverted root hair, is the use of a root inverting machine to separate one end of the hair follicle from a little part, and the scales can be aligned in the same direction to achieve a smooth hair effect.The inversion is also derived from the raw material of the no remy hair, because the hair scales of the no remy hair are turned upside down, and the hair scales are not facing the same direction, which will cause knots and other phenomena.Therefore, the probability of knotting of the raw materials for no remy hair after going through the root reversing machine is very small. So the price is more expensive than no remy hair .
Virgin Hair: Virgin hair is also called original virgin Hair, original cut hair, virgin hair, and scale-preserving hair. It is the original hair cut from the head of a girl who has never been permed and dyed. It is the most expensive material in the hair material.The scales of the hair itself are retained, and the tail tip is not upside down. Smooth hair refers to the hairs with scales on the layer, and the scales are basically oriented in one direction as smooth hair.