Jan 12, 2021

Taiwo Otto

How to Spot Real Indian Hair

In this series, we will talk about the oldest hair in the market - the Indian hair.
When we first started Lola’s 10 years ago the only hair we carried was Indian Bodywave and Indian curly during the first year.
Indian hair can be very kinky, fluffy and curly. It has very high density and there is a good bounce to it. Indian hair makes curl and style easy. With silky-colored texture, Indian virgin hair is a good option if you like hair that is versatile and flexible when it comes to style. It is ideal for African Americans because of the texture.
Amazingly, I still have wigs made 10 years ago from Indian hair. See U-part wig below, back then closures and frontals were not a thing we all just wore U-part wigs....lol
  • Durable and can last long
  • Very bouncy
  • Ideal for those looking for shine and durability
  • Easy to straighten
  • Easy to maintain
  • Initially might not hold a curl very well without using a few products 

    How to spot real Indian Hair

    Burn Test:
    Simply cut a strand of hair and put it on a burning flame. If it melts slowly into a ball instead of burning, becomes sticky, smells like rubber and produces black smoke, it is not real human hair. Real Human hair will immediately catch fire, turn to ashes, instantly curling into a little ball, and smell like burning hair.


    How much do they cost?

    Real hair is much more expensive than synthetic hair and if you are getting your extensions installed at a beauty shop, you will also be paying for the skills of your stylist.

    As a general guide, real hair extensions should cost at least $200 for a full head. If you are being charged much less than this, it is safe to assume that you are not getting the real thing.

    Where did they come from?  

    Your stylist or supplier should be able to tell you exactly what sort of hair you are buying. Ask them where the hair was sourced For consistency, you want to make sure that all the hair you are buying comes from the same source.

    In our next newsletter, we will provide information on Brazilian hair.