Hair extensions have always been popular among black women and most opt to use natural hair instead of synthetic. That leaves you to choose different colors, textures, types and even length. Two of the most popular types of hair are Brazilian and Peruvian hair used in making natural, lush extensions. That leaves many women wondering what the difference, if any, there is between the two and which is better for your style.
Let’s start with how the two types of hair are alike. Both types of extensions are versatile and come with little to no shedding or tangling. Manufacturers only use completely unprocessed hair that means that you can dye, bleach or perm it to your heart’s content. You can make your hair curly or straight and it blends perfectly with your own hair. Both make perfect choices for hair extensions. Both options will give you thick lush hair that is going to look amazing.
Let’s start with Peruvian hair. You will find it both thicker and coarser than the Brazilian option. It has more texture and looks great on African American women with normal relaxed hair. It has more natural wave than Brazilian hair and more volume. Despite being thicker than Brazilian it is still very soft and shiny. You can add multiple bundles of hair without it being heavy. Peruvian hair is ideal for a curly hair weave. While Brazilian still remains the most popular option, Peruvian hair is quickly gaining ground and will make a good choice.
Brazilian hair is still, hands down, the most popular type of hair used in weaves and extensions. It comes in different lengths, textures and natural colors. Extensions have a natural shine that blends well with your own hair and adds amazing body and texture. The natural texture of Brazilian hair makes it ideal for any type of style from loose beach waves to tight curls. Brazilian hair blends with west African hair the best, looking very natural. Brazilian extensions can last a couple of months or more if it is well cared for.
Suffice it to say that the differences between the two types of hair are minor and either of them would make a great choice for your next style. Your stylist may have a preference with which type they would like to work with so it doesn’t hurt to ask. Both have similar price points and the process for getting your extensions put in are the same. Choose which ever type that you like best, take some time and shop around.