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Basic Knowledge of Wig Classification

Written by Cecilia Chan, Jan., 21, 2021

1. Classified by raw material:

1.1 Human Hair:

At present, the most used products in the market are China, North Korea, Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Brazil, Europe, etc.

1.1.1 Chinese hair:

Chinese hair distinguishes hair, soaks, and cuts, and distinguishes hair that is cut directly on the human head. Soaking hair is the hair that is naturally shed due to human metabolism. The hair is soft and not strong. Haircut: It is the hair trimmed in barbershops across the country. Generally, short hair accounts for 70%-80%. The haircut has large impurities and contains inconsistent hair quality. Chinese hair is the hair with the largest amount of raw materials for making wigs. China has a large population and hard hair. After acid treatment, it can be bleached and dyed, and it can be styled after being decorated. It is more popular in the United States and Europe.

1.1.2 Indian hair:

Indian hair distinguishes hair and foam hair, and nature is basically the same as Chinese hair. Indian hair is relatively soft. The hair is not as straight as Chinese hair. It has small wavy curls. Hair is easy to break after chemical treatment, and its plasticity is weak.

1.1.3 European hair:

European hair is mainly light-colored, which is relatively close to the local consumer market. It is currently the most expensive raw material. European hair is softer and not suitable for bleaching and post-treatment. More hair extensions are used directly.

1.1.4 Brazilian hair:

It is the human hair of European countries, mainly Brazilian hair. The original meaning of Brazilian hair is the hair of children. It is a product made from the hair of children under 10 years old. It is soft, delicate, and curved.


1.2 Synthetic Hair:

Chemical fiber yarn is divided into low temperature yarn, high temperature yarn, protein yarn and flame retardant yarn. Protein hair silk is mainly imported, and chemical fiber silk is a supplement to human hair raw materials.


1.2.1 Low temperature wire:

Low-temperature wire is used as a filler for human hair curtains. This kind of hair can easily shape the hair at a low temperature of 80-85 degrees. This kind of wire has a good styling effect and is a low-end wig. The best material for headgear. The disadvantage of low-temperature wire is that it is flammable, which forms agglomerates after burning.

1.2.2 High temperature wire:

The high-temperature wire can remain undeformed below 180 degrees and is generally used for African clockwork products.

1.2.3 Protein filament:

Protein filament is the raw material closest to human hair, and the feel is closest to human hair. It is often used as a filler in high-end wig products. It is not only resistant to high temperatures but also automatically flame retardant after burning. In product restrictions in many countries, it is clearly required that wig silk can Flame retardant, tragedies caused by wigs have occurred in many countries.

2.Classified by process:

2.1 Machine Made

Woven hair is made by machines. Generally mass production, the price is low, but the authenticity is not ideal, the air permeability is poor, and it is easy to knot.


2.2 Hand Made

Hand-knitting is made by hand, with high fidelity, good air permeability, and comfortable wearing, but the price is relatively high.


2.3 Pass the needle

Needle transfer is the most complicated process, with realistic effects, fine products, and high requirements for details.


3.From the appearance of wave form classification:

3.1 Straight hair

3.2 Wave

3.2.1 Loose Wave

3.2.2 Body Wave

3.2.3 Deep wave

3.2.4 Deep Curly


4.From the point of use:

4.1 Child hair wigs

4.2 Anime wigs

4.3 Holiday wigs

4.4 Woman wigs

4.5 Man’s toupee

5.In terms of area:

5.1 Wig units

The wig cover is a wig that is worn on the head. It is easy to wear, firm, and covers a large area, and is widely applicable.

5.2 Wig piece

The wig piece can be customized into different shapes and sizes according to different needs, with strong randomness, high fidelity, and good air permeability.

5.3 Hair Extension

5.3.1 Clip In Hair Extensions

5.3.2 Tape In Hair Extensions

5.3.3 I Tip Hair Extensions

5.3.4 U Tip Hair Extensions

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